It has been brought to our attention that Ohio State may have backed out of the home and home series with Cal in football. Ohio State had been slated on the schedule for a game at the big Horseshoe in 2012 and also a game at Memorial in 2013.
TwistNHook just covered a bit of the Ohio St. vs. Cal history which can be seen here. It pains me to say that Ohio State is currently winning the series with a 5-1 record over us. So the fact that they apparently canceled the series is somewhat of a surprise. Actually, it probably has to do with Cal becoming a National Title contender, last year’s ten win season, and our 2002 acquisition of God himself. Yes, if I were a head coach and had to go head to head against God himself, I would have canceled too.
If it’s true that Ohio State has bailed out, then that’s a shame. I was really looking forward to that game. And I’m not just saying that now as if I just learned that we were actually playing Ohio State. Back in 2002 or 2003, I checked Cal Football’s future schedule, saw the Ohio St. game, and circled it. I’ve been anticipating this game for 10 years. I imagined myself going to the Horseshoe. I imagined the 110,000 fans and the incredible college football atmosphere. And I imagined Cal thoroughly mopping the floor with Ohio State in their own house. My dream was only 5 years away from coming true! And now… it’s apparently gone.
With that disappointment, I’m going to start with my Ohio State bashing. Or at least attempt to bash them, just a little bit.
In case you haven’t noticed, Ohio State’s 2007 OOC schedule is one of the toughest in the nation. Their out of conference games include the fear inspiring Youngstown State Penguins, the Akron Zips, the Washington Puppies, and the Kent State Golden Flashes. It is highly unlikely that Ohio State will win even a single OOC game.
Oh, and proof that Ohio State doesn’t stand a chance against its four OOC opponents in 2007: Youngstown State, Akron, Washington, and Kent State won a combined 16 games last year. How many of those wins were against BCS conference opponents? You don’t want to know. Okay, I can’t help myself. The answer is four. And you can thank Washington for three of those.
If you haven’t read this post yet, then you may not know that Cal owned Ohio State in the very first meeting between these two teams. It took place in the Rose Bowl, and Cal won 28-0. Take that Buckeyes!
And if you’ve been locked in a basement without internet or TV until now. Ohio State got eaten alive last year in the BCS National Championship game at the hands of the Florida Gators. The score was 41-14 and the game was even uglier than the score indicates.
Ted Ginn Jr. is the poor man’s Desean "THA1" Jackson. (Note that THA1 has never been injured by another teammate during a touchdown celebration, which resulted in him missing the rest of the game and his team losing the game. Further proof that Desean Jackson > Ted Ginn Junior.)
Troy Smith may have won the Heisman last year - and with the highest percentage of 1st place votes in Heisman history - but only because Heisman voters aren’t allowed to consider players who
wear number ten, have dreads, bling their grills, rep Oakland, have "FAM1LY F1RST" wristband scribbles, or have a "Momma’s Boy" tatoo on their back. Otherwise, our beloved Marshawn Lynch would have won.
Finally, Ohio State has only beat Stanfurd twice. Cal has beat Stanfurd too many times to remember!
For an update on the Cal/Ohio State series, please see this post.