October 21, 2018

"Purdue’s upset of Ohio State was an unbelievable, emotional blowout."

"This was a destruction, carried out by a team that hasn’t appeared in the AP Top 25 since 2007 against one of the greatest blue-blood powers in the sport," SBNation reports, calling attention to a Purdue fan who is dying of cancer — "that Purdue beat the hell out of Ohio State in this moment, with this fan rooting on the Boilers, is jaw-droppingly great."

44 comments:

Yancey Ward said...

That the upset of the season, no doubt.

Michael K said...

That was a good game. I watched part of it. It was certainly more fun than watching SC stumble around at Utah,

RKS said...

I had a bad feeling going into the game, based on previous performances. Though I'm not superstitious, when the student with cancer was on TV, I looked at my wife and said it was over.

Big Mike said...

How did a team good enough to hang a butt-whipping on Ohio State start 0-3, including loses to Northwestern and Eastern Michigan?

JAORE said...

And another of the few teams that can beat Alabama gets destroyed....

Dammit.

ballyfager said...

Good

iowan2 said...

Urban Meyer is not a sympathetic figure. I like to see him humbled in such a brutal way. Who knows if he rebuilds himself as an even more dominating coach to be dealt with? But for this Sunday, the game leaves a smile on my face. (knowing in 13 days my Hawkeyes must visit West Lafayette)

Unknown said...

Oh dear, there is no joy in Columbus.

-sw

Drago said...

Big Mike: "How did a team good enough to hang a butt-whipping on Ohio State start 0-3, including loses to Northwestern and Eastern Michigan?"

First 3 games were lost by a combined total of 8 points, the very young defense took a few weeks to gel and the offense got into a rhythm that more closely matches their surprising talent level (higher than in previous years for some reason).

The last 4 victories, including 2 over ranked teams, were by a combined 99 points.

donald said...

Anytime Urban loses is a great day for America.

Earnest Prole said...

Urban sodomized.

Achilles said...

Ah look. A bunch of kids running around a football field getting all smashed up generating Billions in revenue that is distributed to a bunch of old white leftist administrators and coaches.

Ohio State football team valued at 1.5 billion.

Amateur Sports.

Don't even think about paying those players! Leftists are constantly leeching off the efforts of others.

Achilles said...

I assume that picture is of a boy. It was not immediately obvious until you see his name...

Sorry.

And I don't think the government should make the decision what sex he is.

That and it is usually boys who do stupid stuff like shave their head and paint letters on their scalp to show fandom.

All in the effort to get laid. I think...

Bill Peschel said...

Meh, this game will be forgotten after a week.

Purdue's more lasting accomplishment is to be the first school to destroy the engineering profession through SJW social engineering.

We won't see proof of that until their projects start falling apart a decade or so from now.

Lyle Smith said...

What a nice moment for him and a Purdue.

MayBee said...

I saw him interviewed and was so inspired by him.

MayBee said...

Achilles- he is a cancer patient who wasn't expecting to live through the week, but was thrilled to make it to the luxury box to watch this game of the team he loves.

iowan2 said...

Achilles you are way off base, way off, out of the stadium off. You need to step away from commenting for several days.

David Begley said...

Another example of why the college game is so, so superior to the pro game.

The win by Purdue was no fluke. Their numbers 1 and 4 are great college players. Purdue looked great against Nebraska.

eddie willers said...

And another of the few teams that can beat Alabama gets destroyed....

I have watched college football since Francis Tarkington piloted Georgia to an Orange Bowl win.

This Alabama squad is the best I have ever seen. Ohio State should be grateful that they will sit this one out.

PS. It was nice to see a "win one for the gipper" scenario succeed like never before.

Howard said...

I had exactly the same thoughts as Achilles. It's almost like he got his hair done at Chemo-Cuts, then had his cerebral palsy cousin draw the P. The plastic blanket is a nice touch. Obviously this was all faked for simpathy.

rcocean said...

Oh god, the chickification of Sports never ends.

can we just enjoy the game without all the soap opera?

rcocean said...

Sorry the kid's dying of cancer. But someone is dying of cancer somewhere all the time.

I bet every college team has a terminal cancer victim - or someone dying of X - rooting for them.

Bay Area Guy said...

Nobody can touch Alabama. They’ve been the best. toughest team for over a decade, but without great QBs. And now they have a great QB. LSU and Auburn are gonna get smoked!

Original Mike said...

”And another of the few teams that can beat Alabama gets destroyed....”

Really? They couldn’t even beat Purdue.

iowan2 said...

rcocean said...
Sorry the kid's dying of cancer. But someone is dying of cancer somewhere all the time.


You miss the point. The dying kid just wanted to see his Boilermakers beat The Ohio State, before he died. He's has been the defacto team mascot, and welcomed by the team, and fans. It is a moving story that transcends a mere game. Something bigger in the universe. Why him, and not every dying cancer patient? That is the question isn't it?

One of the newest and most moving traditions is 'The Wave' at Iowa. At the end of the 1st quarter, the players of both teams, and all of the fans in the stadium, take just a moment to turn and wave at the patients across the street at the Stead Family Children's Hospital The kids in turn wave back, and after more than a year, it still brings a lump in a lot of throats of those taking in the experience.
Bigger than the the game...that's the take away.

eddie willers said...

One of the newest and most moving traditions is 'The Wave' at Iowa.

Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. What a wonderful new tradition.

WHAT IS THE IOWA WAVE?

Guildofcannonballs said...

Went to a bar. $15 Petron Silver margs. Too much. Anyway sat next to an Ohio State fan.

We both were dumbfounded.

His buddy was XXXX XXXXX'X pilot so he showed me pics of the 757 and his family romping around.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I told him Ohio State (I didn't say The Ohio State and God bless him he didn't correct me) is weird for me because they nearly always beat the Badgers but I end up after rooting against and hating them subsequently rooting for them when they represent the Big 14 or whatever it is now.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I mentioned the Urban scandal and he said he hadn't heard of it, he doesn't satch news.

Like a KingPimp Master Extraordinaire, I quoted Twain.

Don't read news un, do mis. Informed that is.

Ann Althouse said...

@Achilles

Well, you take the cake for most clueless comment I have ever seen on this blog.

Larry J said...

There was an interesting statistic mentioned at the end of the Alabama game yesterday. In all the history of Unversity of Alabama football dating back to 1892, a quarterback had thrown four touchdown passes in a game only 18 times. Tua, their current quarterback, has accounted for five of those in only 8 starts. He is amazing to watch, and his younger brother is lighting up high school football. He has already committed to Bama. Oh, the wonder of it all.

I moved here frm Colorado six years ago and don’t miss the pro game a bit. I OD on football on Saturdays and don’t even watch any ball on Sunday (or Monday or Thursday) any more.

Larry J said...

“Blogger JAORE said...
And another of the few teams that can beat Alabama gets destroyed....”.

Fear not. If Ohio State doesn’t have another loss this season, they could still make it to the playoffs like Alabama did last year. And if they do, Bama will be waiting for them.

rhhardin said...

I only hear about Ohio State when the local Rush affiliate breaks away for a breathless team sexual harassment update or coach firing. And there was the band sex camp a couple of years ago.

Limited blogger said...

Watched Army hold off Miami(Ohio) 31-30 in 3 OT.

Army never passes the football. Old fashioned triple option offense.

Larry J said...

There’s a comedian called Funnymaine who does a brief video each week about how Bama fans watch college football. He isn’t as funny as SEC Shorts but he captures the attitude. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fcsB13VeEtQ&feature=youtu.be

rcocean said...

" And there was the band sex camp a couple of years ago."

That seems kind of risque, until i see what the band members look like.

Imagine an accountant sex camp.

Yeah, not sexy.

dreams said...

"First 3 games were lost by a combined total of 8 points, the very young defense took a few weeks to gel and the offense got into a rhythm that more closely matches their surprising talent level (higher than in previous years for some reason)."

And poor sportsmanship penalties most likely cost them a couple of wins, Purdue should be 6 and 1 instead of 4 and 3.

Phil 3:14 said...

“ It was certainly more fun than watching SC stumble around at Utah,”

U of A did a fair amounting of stumbling itself against UCLA.

Bear down (and pinch a loaf).

gadfly said...

Tyler is impressive and the "Tyler Strong" motto is OK, but Jeff Brohm is going to bring the Boiler Down when he goes elsewhere to coach next year for lots and lots of money. And the main reason was his recruiting of wideout Rondale Moore from Louisville, KY while Brohm was the Western Kentucky coach.

But there is hope for the OSU fans - Urban Meyer really did say he was sorry . . .

gadfly said...

Limited blogger said...
Watched Army hold off Miami(Ohio) 31-30 in 3 OT.
Army never passes the football. Old fashioned triple option offense.

Whipping the Miami "Redskins" isn't an uncommon thing these days. Having already lost to Marshall, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Western MI, Army and sure losses ahead by Buffalo, Ohio U. and Northern IL, perhaps Urban Meyer can get back into the MAC next year - what goes around comes around . . .

ballyfager said...

@Eddie Willers well, at the very least you should know that his name isn't "Tarkington".

Known Unknown said...

I felt the ABC broadcast was emotionally manipulative in ways that would make Steven Spielberg proud. And yes, there's a giant cancer hospital next door to the football field at Ohio State, so I'm sure they could do a similar narrative—but OSU is rarely the underdog, and is often the villain in these stories.

Jonathan Graehl said...

morbid.