Carlos Hyde is Now @El_Guapo34 on Twitter

By Jason Priestas on March 13, 2013 at 3:27a

It started as a poll, created nearly two years ago. The 2011 opener was still a couple of weeks away, but something had been driving Johnny nuts. Enter the Ginter Conjecture:

In a five-way Rage in the Cage match between OSU running backs, who emerges victorious?

The five were all given wrestling nicknames but one name in particular, Carlos "El Guapo" Hyde, caught fire. From that point on, Hyde's guaponess would be celebrated here at Eleven Warriors. El Guapo showed up in subsequent polls, made regular appearances in our forum and earned a spot on our terminology page.

Last week, Michael wrote Raw Hyde: The Return of El Guapo, celebrating Hyde's role as a power back in Urban Meyer's offense.

Carlos noticed.

This site has been good to us. We've been lucky enough to meet fantastic people, perform incredibly rewarding work for charities and slowly build what we believe to be the internet's best Buckeye sports bar.

But, this is the first time an active Ohio State football player has openly embraced an 11W nickname.

And for that, we'll dance a little. Let it be known that March 11 of every year will henceforth be El Guapo Day.


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Basso Profondo's picture

Yes!!! That is fantastic news, and one of my favorite nicknames.  Next step: get him to go the route of Beanie and have him change his name to "El Guapo Hyde". 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I hope XBrax didn't come from 11w. If so, don't get your hopes up on Braxton embracing it.

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

BuddhaBuck's picture

I saw Ramzy tweet "#XBRAX360 #XBRAX360 #XBRAX360 #XBRAX360 #XBRAX360 #XBRAX360 #XBRAX360" during the PSU game last year... 

Don't text while driving.

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Not my creation. I can only claim Bollman's tusky alter ego as my own work.

LouGroza's picture

I believe Roy Hall, former WR, claims that moniker for Braxton. He stated so on the 10TV Wall to Wall sports show last season if I am thinking clearly this morning.

Lincoln's picture

Oh Roy Hall. Please don't stomp XBrax's foot

Hovenaut's picture

I can envision it now. I'll happily tune in later this year to the Worldwide Leader for Buckeye highlights and be pleased to hear their crackerjack staff refer to El Guapo accordingly, and without due credit to 11W I'm sure.

I'll smile and know why.

¡Viva El Guapo!

AndyVance's picture

Here! Here!
¡Viva El Guapo! ¡Viva Eleven Warriors!

cplunk's picture

Hahaha, I admit it- I was a Carlos Hyde doubter early last year. Jordan Hall is more versatile, I said. Rod Smith is more talented, I said. Brionte Dunn is the future and maybe even the now, I said.
Sure, I chuckled when Hyde ran over the guy holding the pads in spring ball last year, but "he's just a bruiser" I said.
Then a funny thing happened. It wasn't so much that Hyde was gaining yards, I knew he could do that, it's that he did it with great personality and he did it at key moments. Then I started to see him visibly wanting the ball- even a few times it looked like he was perturbed when someone else's number got called at a key time.
And it all started to change for me. By the time I watched him smash TSUN's collective face in, eating cereal to their sideline play after play, I was all in.
i may still be right about Hall, Smith, and Dunn but El Guapo is one of my favorite Bucks now. I can't wait to watch him be the thunder to the rest the offense's lightning this season. Beat 'me up, El Guapo!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

I am right there with you.  I wanted to see Rod Smith get the spotlight after buying into the hype around his bowl practices the year before.
I thought Hyde was a plodding, slow footed, straight ahead guy with almost no upside that could get you 2 yards when we needed them but that was about it.    He very clearly proved me wrong as well.   
I am firmly behind Carlos now.   Can't wait to see his encore in 2013.

Dougger's picture

11W your pull gets greater by the day....
i agree this is your finest work so far!!!
Now if Kerry Coombs would convert his car into a Red Bull airplane your mission would be complete. 

I like football

Earle's picture

Or changes his twitter to @KFC.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

Poison nuts's picture

Yeah - but...but...what the heck does that F in the middle stand for?

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

BuckeyeVet's picture

Fried. What else?

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

njclebuckeye5's picture

what about this? 

Lobs it to the endzone... Touchdown Devin Smith!!

Bucks43201's picture

one of Coach Coombs getaway cars

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Colorado Buckeye's picture

just image being a potential recruit and seeing KFC pull up in this thing... how could you resist!

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever!

Grayskullsession's picture

I cant wait to hear Beth Mowins yell,"Touchdown El Guapo!"

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Bucks43201's picture

yes...or Brent Musburger

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

d1145fresh's picture

Doesn't going 12 and 0 automatically allow us to never have Beth Mowins do one of our games? 

niblick's picture

if that woman has a job calling cfb games again this year there is simply no justice on the planet.  she absolutely destroys every game she does.  between that god awful voice and calling out the wrong players names at minimum 5 times a game, she makes it impossible to watch.

MediBuck's picture

Rod "Jones", anyone?

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

hodge's picture

Would you say that I have a plethora of talent, Jefe?

Hovenaut's picture


Ready to see him rack up a plethora of yardage this fall too.

Buckeye06's picture

Carlos El Guapo,
Welcome to 11W haha

buckeyedude's picture

I've been a fan of El Guapo from the get-go. I think he's going to have a great frickin year for the Buckeyes and bet he'll be a reliable back for years when he joins the NFL>.



GoBucks713's picture

The only nickname better than El Guapo was Bubba Biscuits.

-The Aristocrats!

81Alum's picture

Yeah, I liked Bubba Biscuits too.

Denny's picture

¡Dia Del El Guapo!


Tony's picture

¡Dia Del Guapo!
I think that's the right way to do it, anyway.

Denny's picture

Either way, it's the best.


jedkat's picture

I'm completed mesmerized by Colbert's smile and the similarity to Jonny's Avatar....I can't stop my eyes from moving between then two! 

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

AndyVance's picture

Come to think of it, have Jonny and Colbert ever been seen in the same place at the same time?

Denny's picture

No, no, no. Johnny looks like Tarantino.


BucksfanXC's picture

OMG...guys, he could be reading this right now.

“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

hail2victors9's picture

A bit of a sidebar, but during Vincent Smith's Reddit AMA yesterday, a fan apparently asked if he read Mgoblog and other fan sites, and if he took any of it to heart.  He said he would get on there from time to time and he took in the good stuff and discounted the rest. 
Not a long shot that these players visit the best team sites out there.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

BucksfanXC's picture

Not a long shot at all. I was joking in my post above, but in all reality, the players have to read these types of sites. There is no way you can avoid it completely. Recruits too. I wouldn't be surprised to find blogs have an effect on some high school kids decisions. Urban can't take all the credit! At least I hope this place effects it in a positive way. How could you not want to come to a school that has such a passionate fanbase that it created a site like this.
We have evidence that some former players lurk here or even have posted here. I wouldn't be surprised to find out some regular contributors are actually players or former players.

“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

toad1204's picture

And we all know Blake Thomas' dad is on here. 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

farmerbuck's picture

This is awesome!!!!!!

You have to hate losing more than you love winning! GO BUCKS!!

dubjayfootball90's picture

haha, El Guapo day, I will be celebrating it for years to come.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

OSUStu's picture

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

AJW_16's picture

El Guapo is quicly turning into one of my favorite Buckeyes - he's a guy who always seems to play with a chip on his shoulder and "runs angry," to borrow those euphemism. Love the fact that 11W is getting some love too. Viva El Guapo!

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

RBuck's picture

Ah, El Guapo Cantina. Ate there once on my Last Trip To Tulsa.

Long live the southend.

buckeyedude's picture

That got me to thinking: someone should make a drink called the El Guapo. What ingredients would an El Guapo have? It would have to be some form of margarita, obviously, with plenty of tequila in it.



Earle's picture

No fruity drinks from El Guapo:  Tequila, Red Bull, dash of Tabasco, sprinkling of Wolverine tears.  Served in a bowl with a spoon in the shape of gold pants.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

Colorado Buckeye's picture

nailed it! now just need to know where I can get one :)

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever!

buckeyedude's picture

Perfect, Earle!



cajunbuckeye's picture

I've got a bottle of Patron Anejo on the counter. I have to think, "what would El Guapo do?" I guess I should do a double shot without training wheels and run through the wall?????

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

AndyVance's picture

No, no, amigo... Anejó is for savoring... Do not shoot such a yummy tequila - it is not the lighter fluid most people think of when they're taking a tequila shot :)

cajunbuckeye's picture

Andy, the worst was discovering that my wife and her girlfriends used a bottle to make margaritas over the weekend :(

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

AndyVance's picture

Oh, that hurts... at the very least, they should get one of those kitschy home margarita makers (I've always wanted to try one). On of my female BFFs is big on "Skinny Girl" margaritas.
As an aside, while we're on the subject, if you're ever flying through an airport with one of the "Tequileria" brand restaurants (I know Charlotte has one, and I've seen others), their "Millionaire Margarita" ain't half bad.

Poison nuts's picture

Muy Bueno! 

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

Northbrook's picture

I love this shit. Where is the love button? I wanna click on the love button.

MediBuck's picture

Love it!! I take it we didn't coin "Miller Time" though, did we? That's on ESPN a lot :/

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

CowCat's picture

This is the coolest thing since signing day.
Viva el Guapo!

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

IBleedSandG's picture

I suspect we'll see a lot of "Endzone Flexin'" from El Guapo this year.