Here's the Game Ball Ohio State Football Players Received for Winning 24 Straight Games

January 24, 2014 at 6:35p    by Jason Priestas    
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With a 42-14 win over Indiana in late November, the Ohio State football team broke a 44-year-old school record with the program's 23rd win in a row. A week later, Urban Meyer's team added a little padding, knocking off Michigan in an Ann Arbor classic.

24 wins. In a row. If Urban Meyer was put on earth to do anything, it's to win football games, but if we're being realistic, there's a good chance none of us will ever see something like this again.

In honor of this feat, the players recently received special game balls featuring the dates, opponents and scores from the two unbeaten regular seasons that went into the streak. Tight end Jeff Heuerman tweeted a photo of his today.

Well done, gents. Well done.

Source: @JHeuerman86

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Brutus's picture

It's stuff like this which makes the last two losses sting less.

BassDropper's picture

I disagree. Personally, I could care less about players receiving a football for the streak. The wins are still there and I'm happy about the streak....but still no championships (and here come the dvs)

DIRECTIONER

BuckFly's picture

By your standards, most of Woody's team would be considered a failure. 

VestedInterest's picture

No dv's here but geesh are we a spoiled lot. Just look what the program has gone thru in the last 5 years and tell me we should have expected anything more from these kids. We could be in a lot worse places, no streak, Hokabilly like coach, no recruits worth a shit...
we're good

sivaDavis's picture

Bass, you know you would still get DV's if you posted a cure for cancer or for my male patterned baldness. "Here come the DVs" should be your signature.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

Buckeyeneer's picture

LOL Siva

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

Rjpfish2's picture

Be nice if there was one without the "Game Ball Presented to" part for us common folk.

buckguyfan1's picture

Congratulations Buckeyes!  It is a special award that so many of us watched you accomplish.  Do it again +++ 

BoFuquel's picture

Great accomplishment. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

OHIOST1087's picture

Anyone know if players from last year's squad (i.e. John Simon, or Zach Boren) received these game balls as well? They were certainly instrumental in the winning streak.

JozyMozy's picture

I highly doubt it. While I agree with what you said, I'm pretty sure they got rings for going 12-0 that season. 

razrback16's picture

That's a pretty awesome football. Very cool that they all get one of those. Those will be some really cool memories to look back on later in their lives.

okiebuck's picture

Very cool football to commemorate a great accomplishment.
August 30, 2014 the next winning streak begins! 
 

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

JakeBuckeye's picture

24 wins in a row yet zero wins in Urban's two marquee matchups that actually mattered. I'm not usually pessimistic like that but its the unfortunate truth. I'm looking forward to this team being completely Urban's recruits.

jimdl's picture

because they did so poorly with current ones

Jim D

JakeBuckeye's picture

The past two years have seen the most horrid Big Ten/OOC schedule Ohio State has had in years.

Dougger's picture

So neither Michigan wins count? As cris carter would say, "CMON MAN"

I like football

JakeBuckeye's picture

I don't know if you've seen the show that Brady Hoke is putting on in Ann Arbor, but no, those don't count as marque wins.

1967Buck's picture

Thanks guys for the great run, 24 wins in a row. The football looks great also.(Like to have one myself.) Peace and go Bucks!!

zacisone's picture

Great job! Go Bucks! O-H-

Zacisone

cabanaboy925's picture

how long til i go into a pawn shop and see someone's 24 game win streak ball that was traded for some weed or ink?  and you might wanna hold off on that down vote til you realize that you were thinking it too

it's Miller time....

kb1's picture

Guilty......+1

DeuceOSU78's picture

Unfortunately I'm thinking along the same lines.  It won't be long; if a pair of Gold Pants don't mean anything to some this won't either and will probably fetch a pretty price.  One thing that might keep them from selling them is their name being so prominent and possibly UFM instilling some Buckeye pride (and maybe a little warning?).

DeuceOSU78

DeuceOSU78's picture

I'm not into the Helmet Stickers and U/D votes, so it doesn't really matter, but what about my comment deserved a down vote?

DeuceOSU78

jimdl's picture

i feel so sorry for you..nice support for the team
 

Jim D

seafus26's picture

Congrats, Guys.  I wouldn't say we are not poised to see something like this again in our lifetime. We play in the Big10 so the meat of another streak is taken care of. I look forward to another streak of its kind as it will have to involve confernece championships, play off wins and a NC or 2.  Go Bucks!

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

It's kinda weird that everyone got a football that said "Jeff Heuerman" on it...
 
(please note use of sarcastic font)

BamaBuckeye144's picture

Nice swag. I hope a fan version goes on sale so I can get one.

OH-IO!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Very Cool, thanks for sharing!
 

Bamabucknut's picture

A very nice gesture and something very special.
I certainly have concerns about the past and the future.Thats what this column is about.
WELL DONE  BUCKEYES !

Knarcisi's picture

Great accomplishment, gents. 
Now, on to the unfinished business at hand!