Something I'd like to share

BuckeyeChief's picture
August 9, 2013 at 8:30p

Stumbling through my box of memorabilia, I like to share the thoughts I had on the night we beat scUM to play for the BCS title in 2002. From the perspective of a fan who lost to scUM when it was on the line.


93,95,96- never forget. Never forget the feeling- Your heart beating like crazy, you can't breathe, eyes twitching. Down 9-7 late in the fourth, here we go again. Never forget the Krenzel option to Maurice Hall (Brookhaven) for the touchdown, 14-7. You haven't felt this since the '97 Rose Bowl. Never forget Navarre's fumble. Never forget the last drive- 7  seconds, overthrown. 1 second left- perfect strike- INTERCEPTION WILL ALLEN, BUCKEYES WIN, BUCKEYES!!! TO THE FIESTA BOWL!!! NO MATTER WHO WINS WE DID IT! 13-0, BEATING MICHIGAN. (YOU GOTTA LIVE FOR THE MOMENT!!!) Never forget staying up unitl 2:45 re-watching the highlights, never forget Beano Cook saying "No matter who from the Buckeyes make it to the NFL, Makes it to the Super Bowl, they will NEVER play in a game as important as this one again. Enjoy it Ohio State, enjoy it for a long time". Never forget the teary eyed joy at 2:50 because you did it. FINALLY. never forget being so emotionally drained (AS A FAN!) You could care less about Titans vs Ravens (* I went to the game the next day). Never forget your heart ready to explode as you write this, and no one, not Michigan next year, not the Fiesta Bowl, not Baltimore, can ever take this feeling away!


31-24 Buckeyes NATIONAL CHAMPS!!!

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Baroclinicity's picture

'93, '95, '96... I was a student then.  Painful.
Got a lucky ticket to the '02 Michigan game.  It was glorious.  I'll never forget it.
National Champs!  The next day, I moved to Toronto.  It was weird.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Hovenaut's picture

I went to church the next morning. Then over to the mall and chatted with Santa.

Had a beer, and watched the Redskins lose . Called my mother and let her talk for an hour.

Started my work week, and the Xmas season got underway. Had a flat tire on the way home one night. My putz neighbor strung up an exorbitant amount of holiday lights which wonderfully illuminated the neighborhood skyline, even in the wee hours of the night whilst you tried to sleep.

My dishwasher crapped the bucket, a skunk got into my trash, had my knee drained for the umpteenth time.

Boring holiday parties, co-worker drama, my friends complained, my family...annoying, lower than expected Xmas bonus and blah, blah, blah.

But it was (go ahead Andy Williams) the most wonderful time of the year...and one of the best of my life to that point (still single, not yet a father at the time).

Ohio State, my team, had beaten their nemesis, finished the regular season undefeated and won a shot at the title.

Life was good. And it got a little bit better after the New Year.

Always good to reminisce, thanks Chief.

And looking ahead to the promise of what could be sure ain't bad either.

21 days ladies and gents.

BuckeyeChief's picture

I remember being up all night, I couldn't get enough of the highlights; a good friend at the time was over with his wife (she was from another country) and she repeatedly ask my wife if they should call an ambulance for me, I was berzerk!

"2014 National with it!!!"

unholy bucknut's picture

As we walk down memory lane...

vitaminB's picture

I was in my apartment/duplex thingy in Jacksonville, NC.  Went running into the streets drunk as shit yelling at the top of my lungs.  We're Fu*king champs!  We're fu*king champs!

pjtobin's picture

Good stuff! Thanks. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

1967Buck's picture

 I was at B-dubbs with many of my friends. about lost my mind. Grabbing my heart, thinking this is it. I can say this..... Thanks Tress for 10 yrs of losing my voice many times. And many, many memories that I hold dear to my heart. Peace and Go Bucks.