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Best losing excuse of the century

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LightningRod, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Need an account to read it...
     
  3. goodguy

    goodguy I loathe goodguy

    I saw sears was contributing to that thread. Where has he been?
     
  4. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    <table border="0" width="100%" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="1"> <tbody><tr><td valign="top" background="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/ouinsider/MsgBoardHeader06.bmp" class="headings">Author </td> <td valign="top" background="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/ouinsider/MsgBoardHeader06.bmp" class="headings"> Comment </td></tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> SoonerAustin
    Freshman
    Posts: 164
    (1/6/05 4:38:11 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Players slipping<hr size="1"> This one has an easy answer -- we slipped and USC didn't because we're so much faster than they are. That turf couldn't hold Sooner speed and the Trojans move so much slower than us that they never gave themselves a chance to slip.

    Speed slips, period. It worked to USC's advantage to be so slow in this game, but under normal circumstances that wouldn't be the case. </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#f5f5dc"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> 88EESooner
    Junior
    Posts: 522
    (1/6/05 4:39:48 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Players slipping<hr size="1"> I do believe that Hartley slipped while warming up - right around the 50 yard line. Omen?

    </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#ffffff"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> AZSooner1
    Sophomore
    Posts: 364
    (1/6/05 4:44:09 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Players slipping<hr size="1"> Yeah, I could tell how much slower the Trojans were when I saw Jarrett and Smith smoking our DB's all night. Ask Brodney (I might leave for the NFL) Pool how slow the Trojan players were. </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#f5f5dc"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> SoonerInDenver
    Freshman
    Posts: 179
    (1/6/05 4:46:05 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Players slipping<hr size="1"> The secondary also played like they were sipping it. </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#ffffff"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> Scotty22 [​IMG]
    OU Insider Admin
    Posts: 15210
    (1/6/05 5:01:35 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Players slipping<hr size="1"> kind of had problems slipping?

    How about slipping caused 3 turnovers inside our own 40 yard line! YIKES! <!--EZCODE FONT START--><!--EZCODE BOLD START-->--Scotty25 <!--EZCODE BOLD END--><!--EZCODE FONT END-->
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    </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#f5f5dc"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> sevenminuteabs
    Sophomore
    Posts: 281
    (1/6/05 5:07:35 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Players slipping<hr size="1"> I must admit the slipping does concern me when it happens to our team a whole lot more than it does to other teams. To me it is pretty easy to fix that problem....if the other team isnt slipping look at their freaking cleats and see what they are using and then change yours. Now if both teams are slipping then that is a different story....but you have to change something. Also talk to the home team ie....Miami Dolphins for the Orange Bowl and find out which cleats they are using....common sense to me. </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#ffffff"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> Hallucinogenic Toreador
    Senior
    Posts: 1594
    (1/6/05 5:46:50 pm)
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    [​IMG] </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Players slipping<hr size="1"> Can't you make cuts at pregame and kind of get an idea on field conditions?
    Geez, it's bad enough to get spanked in all areas of the game but to be constantly falling down ala sniper style is just sad. </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#f5f5dc"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> EverlastingTrojan
    Sophomore
    Posts: 289
    (1/6/05 6:25:39 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Bill Walsh<hr size="1"> had an interview in the LA Times on Wed., and one of the things he mentioned was that OU's receivers did not have the right cleats on and slipping a lot, whereas USC was prepared prior to the game regarding the cleats. </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#ffffff"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> soonrfish
    Honorary Team Captain
    Posts: 3194
    (1/6/05 6:29:05 pm)
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    [​IMG] </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Bill Walsh<hr size="1"> for some reason, we decided to break out the new look cleats for the NC game. cmon stoops, dont you know about Superstitions?! <!--EZCODE FONT START-->Boomer Sooner!<!--EZCODE FONT END-->
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    </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#f5f5dc"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> wildest
    Junior
    Posts: 577
    (1/6/05 6:30:27 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Slippage<hr size="1"> I think it was both. The field looked recently sodded, which doesn't allow the roots enough time to grow in, and consequently there are huge chunks dislodged on players' cuts. I doubt that we had the same cleats that the trojans did, either. </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#ffffff"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> eightisgreat
    Senior
    Posts: 1085
    (1/6/05 10:25:02 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Slippage<hr size="1"> I posted the thread at halftime, <!--EZCODE BOLD START-->"Among others, the equipment manager needs to be beaten with a cane pole."<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->

    There is not doubt that the freakshow that took place in the first half was partly caused by our players footing.

    I heard that USC got the opportunity to practice underneath the lights at the OB. Is it possible they got the opportunity to run full speed on that field and find out how f*cked up it was and OU did not?

    In any case our equipment manager should have had the correct cleats in.

    I wondered why AD was not taking the ball to the outside and then making his usual hard cuts up the field like he always does. Perhaps he knew he would slip down? Edited by: eightisgreat at: 1/6/05 10:26:59 pm
    </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#f5f5dc"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> Scotty22 [​IMG]
    OU Insider Admin
    Posts: 15212
    (1/6/05 10:33:53 pm)
    Reply </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Slippage<hr size="1"> ^^^

    Actually this isn't entirely correct, Greg Tipton brought about 5-6 different pairs of shoes with cleat spikes etc... for the whole team.

    Also a linebacker on the team that I happen to know very well has said multiple times, usually it's not about the shoes, but it's about the player making sure their weight is properly planted before trying to make a cut up field etc...

    There is some truth to that I agree, but we did seem to be having an enormous amount of problems compared to USC. <!--EZCODE FONT START--><!--EZCODE BOLD START-->--Scotty25 <!--EZCODE BOLD END--><!--EZCODE FONT END-->
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    </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#ffffff"><td nowrap="nowrap" width="20%" valign="top" align="left"> sears3820
    Sooner Recruit
    Posts: 8
    (1/7/05 4:00:25 pm)
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    [​IMG] </td> <td valign="top" align="left" class="m"> Re: Slippage<hr size="1"> That is quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever heard.

    Thanks for the laughs fellas. I always feel like somebody's watching me....

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  5. Thats hilarious, it's all bullshit. we've got to be 10 times faster than them, we've played in wet conditions, and we don't slip, and we definetly don't blame a loss on slipping.
     
  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    What makes this hysterical is that:

    1) ESPN has been pimping Oklahoma and their program and the millions of dollars of Nike equipment at their disposal all year.

    2) Oklahoma won the National Championship game in 2000 on the very same turf at the Orange Bowl.

    Miami plays all their home games there ... and they're like the fastest team in the universe I hear! :roll1:
     
  7. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    There have been a lot of explanations for 1/04. So far, it is looking like Mark Bradley (the player who tried to field that punt) was paid off by gamblers. Brodney Poole may have been paid off, too, because he got burnt by Jarrett. Also, our players were on steroids. Luckily we are being punished by the People's National Championship. It is understandable, of course, that Sooners would need to find an explanation for what happened. You need only look at their pre-1/04 trash talk to see how completely shocked they are. Luckily, I captured it all...err, most of it...for the historical archives. A sample:

    fix
    steroids
    voter fraud
    historical archives
     
  8. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    the orange bowl is played on the dolphins home field.
     
  9. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    I thought the Orange Bowl was played in the Orange Bowl. Which is Miami (Hurricanes') home field.
     
  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Duh, my mistake. That's right, the Orange Bowl is actually played at Pro Player Stadium now.
     
  11. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I can't believe it took that long for someone to call bullshit. Thanks, Sears.
     
  12. ntd

    ntd Newbie

    Yeah, isn't that fucked up?

    I guess the Orange Bowl is pretty mucha dump, at least it looks like it when I've seen it on TV. Proplayer does have the distinction of being the worst stadium I have ever seen a baseball game at though, it is worse than Cleveland Municipal Stadium (albeit much cleaner)
     
  13. horseshoe1

    horseshoe1 Newbie

    LLLoyd said the field in Oregon was crowned to high, and then he comes to OSU and gets sniffed. POOOR fellow will it never end?
     
  14. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Never trust a Sooner to be reasonable. Man, they really need to take their lumps when their Sooners earn them, as much trash as they talk. Hey, Sooner nation - you got absolutely destroyed. Deal with it.

    And, while I'm on the issue, pound for pound the Big XII is one of the weakest conferences in College Football. It was nice of you all to send you conf. champion to the big game for once, I'll admit that.
     
  15. OSUG314

    OSUG314 Newbie

    If you had to rank the conf. this year what would it look like? I know that the Big 12 had the three biggest losses of the bowl season but other than USC I think the Pac 10 is even weaker than the Big 12. Big East? Pitt got blown out by a mid major, a very good mid major. Just to let you know the Big 12 and Pac 10 are the only major conf. with winning records.

    My Rank:

    SEC
    ACC
    Big 10
    MWC
    Big 12
    Pac 10
    C-USA
    Big East
    WAC
    MAC
    Sun Belt
     

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