Looking Ahead: Fullbacks

shamgod's picture
February 15, 2013 at 10:57a

None. Thank god. I don’t know about you guys, but I could use a break. I smoke cigarettes. I know, right? I will keep it up. Sure, I can’t climb stairs, maintain an erection after four beers, or look in the mirror while swallowing, but I get to throw my butts everywhere and it doesn’t count as littering. WIN. I can flick a spent butt a good ten yards, which impresses, like, everyone. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, CHILDREN.

Oh right, my point: For most people, turning off the TV and trying to think creatively is an unambiguously positive thing. But for a smoker, it’s TOXIC. I’ll open my laptop and try to write a joke about dog poop or a elegiac poem about dead squirrels, and 90% of what comes to mind is CIGARETTE CIGARETTE CIGARETTE NOW NOW NOW HURRY. So I can either be productive and chain-smoke, or I can flip over to an AV Club article about The New World and surf mindlessly through the comments for two hours. But don’t click on the pretty video of the ships! It’ll rile me up, make me smoke. Seriously though, the AV Club’s commenters are the best:

Outlook: OSU runs for 3,500 yards without a fullback, and this guy doesn’t care because he’s having the world’s grossest sex with his girlfriend.

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shortbus20's picture

I see no point in this misleading post. Who cares if you smoke and want to die from it.

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RBuck's picture

I like the staff's Looking Aheads a whole lot better. And FYI the H-back will play the role of the fullback.

Long live the southend.

beserkr29's picture

The poster's being thorough.  It's a (semi)satirical take on the state of Ohio State's roster.  It's all in good fun.

Buckeyejason's picture

At least he puts thought and effort into his stuff, bravo sir.


BucksfanXC's picture

He formats and even includes pictures. It's a lot more than most blog posts.
I really want to see some blog posts get front-paged. Jason has said he wants to see it too, but it has to be superb quality. Someone needs to step it up and do some research, really polish the post and break that barrier and join the quality posts from the staff on the front page.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

AndyVance's picture

This series is strangely fascinating... Something like watching a train crash into a nitroglycerine factory, I suppose... you just can't stop watching.

TBDBITL0509's picture

I'm enjoying it. It's a nice break from constant recruiting speculation and hitting F5 in hopes a gray box will appear. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

You do that this early? I don't usually expect a Gray box until around early or late December.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

TBDBITL0509's picture

2014 visits are in full swing and we recently had 3 commits in a weekend. 

Knarcisi's picture

Remember the 1998 Sugar Bowl when we kept running swing passes to Matt Keller against FSU DEs that ran 4.5s?  I guess it was better than the alternative ... Allowing Germaine to drop back to get beheaded. 

Knarcisi's picture

Top 3 OSU FBs of all time?  Purely from the top of my head ... 1) Pete Johnson, 2) Jim Otis, 3) Scottie Graham. 

northcampus's picture

Bob Ferguson (from Troy, OH) tops them all as OSU's best fullback all-time.  
Ferguson should have won the Heisman Trophy while at Ohio State (finished second to Ernie Davis in a very close vote).  During Ferguson's freshman year, he supplanted Bob White (a senior and a Heisman candidate) as the staring fullback at OSU.
Ferguson was never tackled for a loss during his entire OSU career.

Knarcisi's picture

Nice add. Thought Ferguson was a TB. Woody was one to embrace the black athlete early and you are correct, was very close to having the first win a Heisman. 

GoldenBearBuckeye's picture

My Dad did sing the virtues of Ferguson.
I thought Champ Henson was excellent, and never saw anyone bigger than Brandon Joe

FloridaBuck's picture

Sham, your posts are slightly incoherent, rambling, and totally awesome. It's a refreshing change from helmet sticker and "let the kid make the best decision for him" threads.  Keep up the good work. Oh, and how dare you smoke?...dirty lungs!!  Haha, I kid I kid. 

GoldenBearBuckeye's picture

Keep encouraging the non-PC posts, my friend.
You forgot to add "trust the staff" to the "let the kid make his own decision" PC BS

cinserious's picture

I really liked Brandon Joe. He sometimes carried the team's RBs during the crappy Maurice Wells/ Lydell Ross years.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

puff daddy's picture

i concur dr.cinserious


Poison nuts's picture

I like it.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

BuddhaBuck's picture

Shamgod, I'm not sure how I missed this blogpost on Friday during my lunch hour. I must have been too busy Googling Dianna Dahlgren on my iPhone.. 
Sometimes I reminisce about our FBs., Matt Keller, Nicky Sualua, and Raymont Harris (add, Zach Boren) when I'm creating an All-tOSU team on Madden.

Don't text while driving.

cajunbuckeye's picture

I prefer the man that went by the name...Vaughn, Vaughn Broadnax. The lead block at the end of the Michiscum game is one of the greatest of all time. He blocked three Wolverqueens on a Schlichter TD scamper. The Buckeyes win 14-9. Played against him in high school and he was a load.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches