Like many of you, I grew up in a Buckeye-fan household somewhere in Ohio, went to college somewhere other than OSU, and have been a rabid Buckeye fan as long as I can remember (about 40 years for me). One of my first two sports memories is of Archie rambling through the UCLA defense (the other is Lynn Swann's famous circus catch vs. Dallas in the Superbowl).
Buckeye football brings out the best and worst of my personality and behavioral outbursts. It spikes my fanatic-o-meter to 11.
Basketball, however, barely moves the needle past a 6 or 7, even when the Bucks have gone deep into the tourney and/or won dramatic games. I played organized football in my younger years, and mostly pick-up basketball - loved them both - but I can't seem to get up for Buckeye basketball like I do for Buckeye football. Perhaps it's because OSU had less-than-vintage hoops teams during most of my early lifetime?
Does anyone else share this almost "let down" once football season is over? I find myself following OSU hoops only because that's all there is. Sad, I know, but I can't believe I'm the only one out there?