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Bring Your Floaties – Mirror Lake 2009

November 20, 2009

It’s Ohio State – Michigan week and that means one of the craziest traditions in all of college sports has just taken place. Last night, thousands of students stumbled to the center of Ohio State’s campus and jumped into the icy waters of Mirror Lake. The tradition goes back many years and is rumored to have begun as some type of freshman hazing back in the early 1900’s and has since morphed into the Michigan week tradition. Some make the jump as part of superstition while others just want to be a part of the party – either way alcohol typically plays a role in the decision. Many of the authors of Thunder Treats have taken the plunge into Mirror Lake, some of us multiple times. Some highlights of the event include: mud sliding, funny flotation devices, lost/ruined cell phones and cameras, half naked people, naked people, cannonballs, shrinkage, chicken fights, oars, snowball fights and throwing other peoples shoes while they are in the lake. There’s nothing like jumping into a lake in Ohio in the middle of November. While enjoying these pictures, please keep in mind that next years game will be played the Saturday after Thanksgiving. For those of you keeping track at home, this means that the Mirror Lake Jump is in serious danger of losing a lot of it’s participants due to the fact that the tradition will fall on Thanksgiving. Ouch. Ohio State students, I know there are only about 50,000 of you, maybe you guys should speak up and organize a new date? I’m not sayin, I’m just saying. With that said…LET’S GO BUCKS! Enjoy the pictures after the jump!

Below are our Ohio State University correspondents without whom this would not be possible. Big thanks to K-Lo and her trusty assistant Johnny C on their photos!!

Dick Rod Turns on the Tears

August 31, 2009

I am going to put my hatred from Michigan aside as I try to understand just what goes through the mind of Dick Rodriguez. Recently, some players and former players stepped forward and admitted to the Detroit Free Press that Dick Rod and his coaching staff had violated NCAA rules by making the team practice longer than sanctioned by the NCAA. At Dick Rod’s press conference today, he turned on the tears and was trying to make it look as if he were the victim. Please. Call it biased if you want to but I just look at him and immediately think jerkoff, coward, scumbag or just plain asshole. What has this guy done in the past that says there is no way he would do this? If the NCAA does find Michigan in violation of their rules, would Michigan have to vacate those 3 big wins from last year? 0-12? Yikes. Dick Rod was already catching heat from the Alumni Association and these allegations are just fanning that fire. That same Alumni Association will also be the biggest factor in whether or not Dick Rod stays for a third year at Michigan…

2,000 days is a pretty long time…

May 14, 2009

…Although, I bet it seems longer for Michigan fans. 2,000 days, or roughly 5 1/2 years, is the time elapsed since Michigan last beat Ohio State in football. November 22, 2003 was the date of the last Wolverine vitory. With that being said, let’s take a look back at some memorable moments from 2003…

January 2003: OSU over Miami in double overtime for the National Championship (hat tip to Maurice Clarett)
January 2003: The RAIDERS were in the Super Bowl…wow.

April 2003: Mike Weir becomes 1st Canadian to win the Masters. Big W for Canada.

June 2003: King James begins his reign in Cleveland.

July 2003: Kobe Bryant accused of raping a 19 year old hotel employee in Colorado. In 2004, the case would be dropped.

September 2003: Jamal Lewis runs for 295 yards against the Cleveland Browns. Yuck.

October 2003: Yankees lose World Series to Marlins. I personally hate both teams and couldn’t have cared less.

November 2003: Michigan defeats Ohio State, 35-21…Pending a UM drug test for HGH.

December 2003: The world loses Otto Graham, one of the Cleveland Browns all time greats.

So congrats to Classy Jimmy T and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Keep the streak alive!

Ohio State over Michigan

January 19, 2009

A Guest Post by Zach Attack…

Big win for OSU Saturday night at Crisler Arena, as they were in need of a good road win & this was a golden opportunity for it. This now makes Thad Matta 8-1 career against the Wolverines (Tressel is 7-1 – that’s what I call dominance from OSU coaches).

If OSU can manage a win at Illinois next week (obviously a BIG “if”), then they’ll get themselves back into position to contend for the Big Ten title.

A small recap: OSU only lead at the half by 4 after shooing 54% while Michiganshot 30%. Things really turned in OSU’s favor down the stretch, and that’s why they won the game. I think the win would’ve been easier had Jeremie Simmons not been in foul trouble, as he was playing pretty well & PJ Hill wasn’t (hegave OSU some very valuable minutes, but he looks like such a spaz on the court). There were some plays when it would’ve been better had Hill not beenin the play at all (e.g., the play where Sims dove into Hill and PJ knocked the ball out of bounds when it would’ve been off of UM had he not been there),but he also had a great block mistakenly called a goal tend & he had a niceentry pass to BJ Mullens that Mullens wasn’t quite able to convert on.

The Buckeyes victory last night was so impressive because they did it with 2 sophomores and a freshmen. The officiating in this game was god awful which resulted in the Buckeyes starting point guard Jeremie Simmons riding the pine for almost the entire second half (Kudos to Simmons by the way for his first half play, he finally is getting some confidence at the point guard position)and I thought it would really hurt them, but having the trio of Evan Turner,William Buford and BJ Mullens step up lead to a big victory for the Buckeyes.

So without Simmons, David Lighty still injured, Crater transferring and the loss Kecman for the season, Turner, Buford and Mullens took over this game for the Buckeyes. Keep in mind that it goes sophomore, freshmen, freshmen with Turner, Buford and Mullens. I would love to have all 3 back next season, but it seems highly unlikely. Although Mullens has not be as advertised, he is really coming on strong at this point of the season with a lot of basketball left to play. With a little more seasoning and a good showing down the stretch, in the Big 10 tourney and in the NCAA tourney, he will most likely bolt for the NBA draft. He could still have an outside shot at being a lottery pick.

William Buford has one of the sweetest shots I’ve ever seen. He is also very rangy for a wing and can drive to the hoop when he needs to. He is the one out of the 3 that I see staying another year.

Evan Turner is the kind of player that NBA scouts salivate over. He is 6’7 with a ridiculous wingspan and can do it all. He’s played 3 different positions in 2 years now with Ohio State. Look at his #’s from the Michigan game last night: 19 points, 8 boards and 6 assists. That is a lot of production for a college basketball player. I watch a lot of college basketball, and I am a little bias towards OSU obviously, but I haven’t seen a player able to slash through a defense like Evan Turner in a long time. He carved up Michigan’s zone in the first 15 minutes last night which resulted inthem playing man-to-man the last 5 minutes of the first half (and went on a 9-2 run to make it close at the half) and the entire second half. Manny Harris and Turner put up similar numbers last night (Harris had 21 points, 7 boardsand 6 assists) but what separates them is defense. Manny Harris is a horribledefender. I don’t know if it’s just Beilen’s overall defense (which I’m not afan of) but he got beat off the dribble last night several times (mainly by Turner which resulted in several alley-oops and easy buckets). Turner’swingspan helps him out tremendously defensively. Turner’s biggest problem is turnovers. He has the tendency to commit some pretty dumb turnovers. He gets alittle too fancy sometimes and will travel or carry the ball. Manny Harris is a heckuva basketball player, but if the 2 went pro tomorrow, Turner would be a higher draft pick.

All in all, a good team win and a good resume win. This was a UM team that had beaten Duke and UCLA, so winning on the road there is a very solid win. In ESPN’s most recent mid-season bracketology the Buckeyes are slated as a # 9 seed. Like I said above, if the Buckeyes can steal a win in Illinois next week and be 15-3 going into the end of January, they will have a good shot at aBig 10 title. After Illinois, the only tough remaining games are: hot MSU team at home (OSU beat them at home last year), Michigan @ home, Minnesota @ Home,Purdue @ Home and on the Road, and a trip to Madison to play Wisconsin in anight battle. Other then that, the schedule is pretty easy. Even if the Buckeyes split those games, that would leave them 18-6 with easy part of the schedule coming up AND David Lighty returning sometime in February. Things look very promising for OSU basketball.

Lastly, I have to give a shout out to James Chubbs Dunn on this one. I texted him after the game to give him a little shit about the game and of course he responded with the usual, “congrats, we played the worst game of the season” “you couldn’t beat Duke or UCLA” “and Michigan is still the better team” … all that bullshit. Michigan the better team? Better team? I wanna say that like Jim Mora says “playoffs?” Chubbs-our best player and only upperclassmen (we don’t have a senior on the roster) has a broken foot, ourpoint guard didn’t play the whole second half because of the referees homering Ohio State and we STILL waxed you on your home court by a bunch of youngsters. You may once again be setting yourself up for failure in basketball (much like football) because Michigan’s remaining schedule is brutal and they are going to need some solid wins in the conference to get into the big dance…
Thanks for the post Z.