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Ohio State vs. TTUN Rivalry (A Wolverine rights a wrong for a Buckeye)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ant80, Jan 19, 2018.

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  1. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Saw this article about Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford and Willis Ward online and thought I should share.

    Decency, justice and the Michigan-OSU rivalry: The story of Jesse Owens and Gerald Ford
    Started a new thread because I didn't see one exclusively dedicated to the rivalry in my perfunctory search, and thought there should be one.

    On a separate note, new players <cough>Jeremy Ruckert</cough> should be reminded of this.
     
  2. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Thank you for sharing. That was awesome.
     
  3. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    My goodness. Someone's cutting onions.
     
  4. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    My bad, I thought this was the Thread of What You've Eaten, Cooked, and/or Drunk Lately.
     
  5. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    I like how Michigan considers a 7-0-1 season unbeaten... I mean I guess?

    Also wtf, Minny got a conference championship at 4-0-4 and we got nuthin for 7-1?
     
  6. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    From the article:
    This whole paragraph is disgusting, but the part I highlighted is the worst. First, "Yeah, Jesse Owens (your guy) was awesome. Everyone will have heard of him 80 years after this event. But our guy - a guy no one knows about 80 years later - he was just as good. We swear it! C'mon! Why don't you believe us?!?" Second, the bolded statement seems like their whinings from 1972-1974. I wasn't even born yet, and I know them well. 1972: "Our guy scored the touchdown! Everyone in the stadium knew it but the refs were too scared to piss off the home crowd!" (From what I understand, Ohio State was winning 14-11, and Michigan went for the win on fourth and goal from the 1, instead of kicking the field goal. I read one Michigan fan claim to have the "perfect view" of the play - the running back crossed the goal line, was pushed back, crossed the goal line AGAIN, and was pushed back AGAIN. Ruled no touchdown.) 1973: "We were the better team, as evidenced in the second half, where we out-scored you 10-0. What? The first half counts, too? Well, damn, I guess it's a tie, 10-10. Well, at least the rest of the conference knows that we should have won that game, so we'll go to the Rose Bowl. Damn." 1974: "Everyone in the stadium knew that last field goal went through the goalposts - watch the replay - the stadium gets really quiet because they knew they lost the game. Then the refs, who were scared of the home-town fans rioting afterward, unfairly claimed he missed that field goal." In this case, I'm going to guess that it wasn't as narrow as this writing thinks it was.
     

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