Creepin' on 11w: 2006

UrbanCulture's picture
August 28, 2013 at 2:24a

A couple days ago I scrolled down to the bottom of the front page and saw the "Last" button. I clicked it. My life would never be the same. I don't know about you guys, but I was very intrigued by the 11W of yore. I found myself asking, "I wonder what 11W had to say about (insert awesome/terrible Ohio State related item here)." The point of this blog post is to direct readers to some of the stories that I found interesting from the year 2006. 

The earliest story, written by our beloved Jason on August 20th, concerned a delusional writer ranking Ohio State 4th in the preseason football poll. He picked Texas to beat Ohio State, along with stating that he could envision Iowa and TTUN beating the buckeyes. Wrong. Wrong. Annnnnd Wrong. Yay for the first story! 

The next story that caught my eye was this one here that exhibits how stacked our 2006 team really was. The team had ten selections on the power rankings. By comparison, the 2011 squad only managed to place three on the list. Also of note is that due to the supremacy that was Troy Smith, Ted Ginn, and company, Jim Bollman was ranked as the 8th best offensive coordinator in college football. My oh my how things have changed (see total offense for OSU).

HOLY SMOKES I forgot about this little skirmish. Unfortunately, the video doesn't work so here ya go!





Here are some jokes about Michigan because Fuck Michigan. Also, I recall we beat them in the Game of the Century. Reading through that article, points 2 and 5, unfortunately for us, ended up being incorrect. This was one of the final few times Jim Tressel delivered in a high profile game, and both teams ended up getting demolished in their respective bowls games. DAMN U URBAN (just kidding urban love you <3).

Traveling to other things other than the 2006 football team, this was the only mention (correct me if I'm wrong) of recruiting in 2006. Goes to show how much this site has progressed! 

Also, the basketball team was pretty good. We beat UC, and we pissed off UC. This is why I (we?) hate UC. Daequan Cook had better stats than I remember (See key players). Unfortunately, the Buckeyes happened to get demolished by Florida in basketball, drawing a total of 6 comments by the commentariate. Something like that happening these days would draw hundreds of comments! Yay for site growth!

Drawing nearer to the end of 2006, there were a few random think that my feeble minded 7th grade self failed to remember. Antonio Pittman and Beanie Wells potential NCAA Violations, Tressel to the Browns?!, the Big Ten sucking, and Mark May Antics.

Whelp, there ya have it. 11W 2006. Maybe I'll do a 2007 one? 

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AirForceNUT's picture

This is funny.. two days ago i did the exact same thing as you and went and read the last few pages.  I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Jason Priestas's picture

Amateur hour, to say the least.

AndyVance's picture

Well done, Urban - great retrospective on our favorite site. And Jason, amateur hour or not, it's always gone to remember where you come from. The story of this site's evolution is pretty darn amazing.

Jason Priestas's picture

Appreciate it.

JKH1232's picture

Well, I needed a linebacker for my all-time all name team.  And now I do!

BierStube's picture

Even though 2006 11W was not up to where it is today ... it is still miles ahead of what the Buffalo Bulls are putting out!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

almurray10's picture

I did this same thing a few months ago. It was fun and nostalgic... Until I got to the 2007 Fiesta Bowl (DAMN YOU URBAN!!!). But still an interesting and good time nonetheless.

Baroclinicity's picture

I have dug before as well.  I like reading the old stuff.
edit:  I have actually gone through some of the older threads before and upvoted comments before upvoting was introduced.  I never dwonvoted old threads.

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

Jason Priestas's picture

This man is a knight of old.

Baroclinicity's picture

Now that I think about it, I lied.  I think I downvoted a few trolls that were clearly not active users in the present.

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

OSUStu's picture

Sounds like the next best thing to time travel.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

ToledoBuckeye's picture

Wow, I had forgotten how bad that 2007 recruiting class was.  Yes, we got Boom, Saine and Dane but a few major busts!.....Blankenship, Clifford, Taurian Washington!

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes

buckeyeEddie27's picture

I read "creepin" and in my head immediately heard Dre start in on the the first verse of "let me ride".   So I youtube'd it and read the rest of the post while listening.  

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

vitaminB's picture

"Well I'm creepin and I'm creepin and I'm creepin.  But I damn near got caught cause my beeper kept beepin'."

buckeyeEddie27's picture

good one too!  he did alot of creepin back in the day lol

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Unky Buck's picture

Haha, I started bobbing my head reading that.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

BuckeyePride's picture

I love the avatar. It makes me laugh every time. 

How Firm Thy Friendship....

Haybucks's picture

I'm with you BP hahahahahahaha.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


Firmthyfriendship's picture

"One-two-three-and to the four...."
Suburban white kids of the 90's have that whole damn album memorized. I'm inspired now....

E2Brutus's picture

This should be a new segment from 11W, "Fun with the Archives" 

AndyVance's picture

YES - this should totally be a regular feature!

Baroclinicity's picture

I would love to see Andy Vance start this feature and not follow through with it!
COMPLETELY kidding, of course!  Couldn't resist  :)

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

AndyVance's picture

After my forced sabbatical, I knew I couldn't compete with the sauce Remy was cooking up every morning, so I decided to sit back and be a loyal reader :)
(Plus, The Fetching Mrs. Vance is much happier now that I'm not spending so much time writing that series every day! You know what they say, happy wife, happy life...)

Baroclinicity's picture

Indeed, Remy has done a fine job.  And as a still relative newlywed myself, I'm learning that concept quickly.

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

AndyVance's picture

I'm trying to make sure the second time sticks.

MN Buckeye's picture

Andy, thanks for all that you contribute to this site. You always provide interesting comments, and the Countdown threads are an example of your ingenuity and commitment to Buckeye football!

Denny's picture

I remember back in like 2008 when you guys linked to a piece I did at WFNY in the Good Shizzy section. Internet!


Kurt's picture

Oh how I miss the Good Shizzy column...

GoBucks713's picture

There's some good stuff in the dusty old vault.

-The Aristocrats!

yrro's picture

Best Quote Ever:

Jim Bollman, Offensive Coordinator #8
The fact that the Buckeye offense can run such diverse sets and plays to perfection should have Bollman higher here.