Ask Revis – The Questions Answered

I ask for your questions and a couple of you gave them to me. So today, dear readers, I will answer the questions you have set for me.

From Melanie:

Are you the big brother or the little brother? Are you older or younger? Those are different questions. Who won the childhood fights and who wins the adulthood fights? Continue reading

Pulling an Upset

Last night the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the 15th ranked Wisconsin Badgers 33-29 in Columbus. I’m not going to say this was the biggest upset in college football this season, but it’s probably the biggest upset in the Big Ten this season. When you consider how badly the Buckeyes offense has been playing, this was a huge shocker.

Ohio State’s defense held Wisconsin’s run game, which was averaging 231 yards per game, to 89 yards. The Badgers were still able to move the ball through the air, but with their rushing attack (which is what Wisconsin is known for) stalling, it threw them out of their rhythm.

Once again, the Buckeyes offense remained mostly on the ground. They ran the ball 58 times, while only throwing 12. Even rushing that many times, Ohio State averaged 4.6 yards per carry. When you can do that, you can control the clock and have a very good chance to win the game.

Ohio State’s next two games are against opponents with a combined 5-12 record. If they can play those games like they’ve played their last two, they’ll go into their final two games (at home against 8-1 Penn St, and at the Big House against 7-1 Michigan) with a 7-3 record with momentum on their side.

I know that, barring a miracle, the Buckeyes won’t be playing for the Big Ten Championship this year, but I still want them to win out. This is a team that is loaded with freshmen and if they can get into the winning mindset, they will be a very dangerous team for the next few years.

Being the Black Sheep

I’ve long known that I’m the black sheep of my family. I’m the only one in my family (including aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) that isn’t a Michigan Wolverines fan. I’m an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. I’ve gotten all kinds of grief over this, but I don’t care. I love the Buckeyes. I don’t know why. I just do. Sure, they’re playing like shit this year. I still love them.

I’m also a black sheep among other Ohio State fans, mainly because most of them creep me out. As much as I love my team, I’m not going to go up to strangers and start talking to them just because they’re wearing clothing that has my team’s logo on it. They will and it annoys the crap out of me. Leave me the hell alone.

One guy, the reason I’m writing this, creeped me out more than most. I have an Ohio┬áState hat that I’ve had for years. It was, until I washed it, really dingy-looking and smelled like sweat. I was wearing it when this guy walks up to me and says, “I like your hat.” I say thanks and try to walk away. He starts to follow me, still talking about the hat. I say, “Yeah, I need to wash it.” He says, “No, you don’t. Wear it with pride. Blah blah blah, Woody Hayes.”

I nod and tell him I have to go. Then, I walk away from him as quickly as I can. The way he said “wear it with pride,” scared me. The tone of his voice was something normally reserved for females and only heard by lonely guys after giving their credit card number.

For any Ohio State fans out there, listen closely. If I don’t know you, don’t come up and talk to me. Just because we like the same college team, doesn’t mean we’re friends.