The Curse of Number 8

xbrax360's picture
August 30, 2013 at 2:38a

Greetings fellow Warriors,

This is my first blog post as I finally emerged from the lurker role not to long ago so bare with me.

Now this all began a week ago after reading the Countdown: 8 days Article ( mentioned a few times was the curse of the number 8 or to be more precise, the general unluckiness the number brought with it.

At that time I thought nothing of it, but just like a word you recently learn it started popping up all over the place, the number 8 continually popped up when referencing ill luck that had befallen the Buckeyes, so much that i felt an urge nay a need to do something about it. This Blog will contain (to the best of my knowledge) all the instances that this foul loathsome number plagued our beloved university.

1. National Championships

Now I know what you're saying "that's not 8" but how about the quest for number 8? 2006 the Ohio State fielded one of the greatest teams ever to don a Buckeye jersey....only for a disastrous outcome of which i will spare you the details that I'm sure you already know. Not only did the quest for championship number 8 stall two years in a row but also it began the SEC reign of terror, which if I'm not mistaken is at 8 years after this season (coincidence that we are pegged for another title shot this year? I think not!)

2. Perfect seasons ended by That Team

times has the perfect record of our Ohio state Buckeyes been blemished by that atrocity of a Team whose name shall not be mention. the most recent 1998

3. Players and the number 8

This you can find in more detail from the above link but one observation of the unluckiness that plagues this number is the DeVier Posey saga, in a year we needed him most and finished with the most dreadful passing stats I've witnessed in modern Buckeye History, he was struck with an 10 game suspension for the actions of the 5 players from the 2008 recruiting class that had so much promise.

4. Consecutive victories over That Team

8 consecutive victories over that Team Up North was where it ended thank to the turmoil of the 2011 season.


note* Eight Captains this season hope to end this curse

-thanks for reading, I hope this went well, There were a few more points that escaped me at this time but these we're the ones that struck me the most. I would love to see any other facts that correlate with this Supposed Curse in the comments as I definitely missed a few


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warosu's picture

Maybe you're on to something!

AirForceNUT's picture

I could be mistaken, but wasn't Devier Posey suspended for 10 games total?

xbrax360's picture

Fixed thanks for the catch

"What Kind Of Speed Does HE Have"

+1 HS
Matt Gutridge's picture

Greight job.

Deadly Nuts's picture

I see what you did there.


81Alum's picture

As a Buckeye, I'm now going to be suspicious about the number 8! However, in parts of the world, especially Asia, 8 is considered a lucky number. So, maybe we'll just have to go with the Asian luck this year :-).

kb1's picture

Yep. I heard the number 8 is supposed to bring great wealth. Im thinking a crystal ball is pretty valuable. :)

MN Buckeye's picture

Xbrax, as much as I tried, I could not bring myself to bare with you.

Wilkins78's picture

Yeah.  Maybe if I wasn't at work...

xbrax360's picture

Haha ya my grammatical skills suffer around 2 am

"What Kind Of Speed Does HE Have"

+1 HS
cjmgobucks's picture

Nitpicking, I know...but since I still shudder at the memory of it...1998 our perfect season was ruined by that other Big Ten 10 team in that cesspool state.  We beat the ann arbor school of prostitution...

"When I look in the mirror, I want to take a swing at me."

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

DrTeeth's picture

As the owner of No. 8 OSU jersey since the Bellisari days, I can attest to its lackluster recent history. Made me into a one man Roy Hall fan club.

cjmgobucks's picture

I thought Bellisari wore .08 ??

"When I look in the mirror, I want to take a swing at me."

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

USMC11917's picture

Penn State is our eight game of the season.

Idaho Helga's picture

DON'T EVEN GO THERE... I'm flying back to visit the family and I have a Penn St ticket.  Do not jinx this with 8-ism.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Roy Hall wore #8 and we all know what happened during the MNC game against Florida after the opening kickoff.

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

pjtobin's picture

I will be sporting my #8 jersey to help break the curse or whatever. 

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

Dirty419Boy's picture

Noah Spence rules.

BoFuquel's picture

The chase for eight times two. GO BUCKS!

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

40 Degrees North's picture

Show some love to Bobby Olive!