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What is the Buckeye Mt. Rushmore?

lvccacamcrca's picture
February 18, 2014 at 1:08pm
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How about Woody, Archie, Hopalong and Bill Willis

Killer nuts's picture

Woody Hayes, Archie, Jesse Owens, Rutherford B Hayes

Killer nuts's picture

Why limit it to athletics, take your pick from this list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ohio_State_University_people

Ohio State has produced tons of influential figures across all fields

CC's picture

Because we're on the football board?

Hovenaut's picture

Tough.

 

If we're speaking football I'm going with Chic Harley, Woody Hayes, Archie Griffin and Jack Tatum (because the defense has to be represented, and The Assassin represented).

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

+3 HS
Poison nuts's picture

Yep - if it's just football - this is my list exactly.

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

lvccacamcrca's picture

Yeah I was thinking Football originally.....I think that we would almost have to break it down into categories but it is hard to beat Killer Nuts list

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lvccacamcrca's picture

Shoot how do we leave Nicklaus out? If it is athletics

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buckguyfan1's picture

Got have the Golden Bear.

gonzogrover's picture

If limited to athletics, Woody, Jack Nicklaus, Archie and Jesse Owens.

Using the list posted by Killer Nuts and not limiting it to athletics I'd go with Archie, Jack, Rutherford B. Hayes and Les Wexner.

+7 HS
gonzogrover's picture

This list could be much longer. It's tough limiting it to four guys.

Phoenix824's picture

I think you have to figure Woody as one of the four no matter what

Chief B1G Dump's picture

I agree with your athletics list...

But if its not just athletics, I think Archie gets bumped for Jesse Owens - blasphemy, I know...but in the scheme of world influence, its hard to top Rutherford B Hayes, Jesse Owens, Les Wexner and Jack Nicklaus.

Deadly Nuts's picture

OT: Do you guys think Aaron Craft's #4 will get retired?

LEBRON

gonzogrover's picture

Good player and loved by the fans as much as anyone I can remember but I doubt it. Not quite up there with Havlicek, Lucas, JJ and Bradds.

+2 HS
hit_the_couch's picture

No, maybe if the kid was 1st round material and won the Wooden (sp?) and was AA every year.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Mortc15's picture

That's going to be an interesting argument. He's going to lead the Buckeyes in assists, steals, and, along with LSJ, be close to the record in career wins. He was also an Academic AA multiple times. I know that shouldn't be in included in basketball ability but I think it'll be a discussion at some point, even though it's definitely not a given to happen.

Buck-I4Life

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

From a sports perspective there are 3 spots that are absolute givens in my opinion:

Archie, Jesse Owens and Jack Nicklaus.

It's tough to decide who to put in that 4th spot.  Chic Harley?  Hopalong Cassidy?  Paul Brown?  Woody Hayes? Lucas? Havlicek? You also have to think of the modern era.  A guy like Orlando Pace is arguably the greatest offensive lineman in the history of football.  At the end of the day, I'm probably going Woody.

Archie, Jesse Owens, Jack Nicklaus, Woody Hayes.

Phoenix824's picture

I think I would always go Woody over Jack only because Jack is not necessarily as closely associated with the university as Woody is and I do not mean for that to take anything away from what Jack has done.

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Woody gets a lot of press because of his ties with football and football is king in Columbus.  Woody deserves his accolades.  However, it's worth noting that Jack does have his own museum on campus:

 

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buckguyfan1's picture

Michigan Mt. Rushmore.

 

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Woody, Super fan KareemAbduljaCobb, J. Owens, Golden Bear.

 

lvccacamcrca's picture

Major Up Vote for Buckguyfan1 and great train of thought from OSU_ALUM_05

RBuck's picture

Athletes:

Jesse, Jack, Archie and Jerry.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

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gonzogrover's picture

If there can't be more than one from any given sport, this is the list.

brandonbauer87's picture

I think someday Eddie will be in this discussion. As much as Archie did on the field, his value is only multiplied by his career with OSU off the field. 

hit_the_couch's picture

Why not Patricia Heaton? I did like the show 'Everyone Loves Raymond.'

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Youngbuck85's picture

What is the Mount Rushmore of over repetitively asked questions? 

-1 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

Did we win?

LEBRON

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BuckGnome's picture

Woody, Archie, Spielman, and Eddie.

lvccacamcrca's picture

Hey Youngbuck85, give me a break it is a slow day at work!

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Youngbuck85's picture

No harm meant.... It just seems that half of espn the last week or two has been discussing "mount Rushmores" of just about everything

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Woody, Archie, Eddie, and Tressel.

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

+2 HS
BuckGnome's picture

Upvote for putting Tress on your list.

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harleymanjax's picture

The most surprising name on that Wikipedia list........Lil Jon...........WHAT!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

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Squirrel Master's picture

based on overall recognition and nothing else,

Woody, Jesse Owens, Jack Nicklaus and president Rutherford B. Hayes. (can't leave out a president!)

Woody is synonymous with the university, Jesse Owens is world renowned for not only his athleticism but also how he stood up to Adolph (people who aren't sports fans know this), Jack Nicklaus is world famous and the best EVER at his sport (not even Archie, Eddie and others can say that) and as I said above, can't leave out a US President. Only 43 people have held that title in over 200+ years in our history (one of them twice)!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Seattle Linga's picture

Too tough to vote - I fold  !!

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

There's a person out there that. only spent one term as a student at Ohio State but was really famous during his life.  He has multiple books written about him, multiple movies made about his life, and even television documentaries.  Everyone who's 30-ish or older knows who he is and a little bit about his story.  He was a national sensation during his life and a daily news story for a good while.  Surprisingly, no one has yet nominated him for Mount Rushmore.  A person that famous should get a seat at the table, right?  Right?

 

 

 

 

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AngryWoody's picture

Is that Jeffery Dhamer or Timothy Mcveigh? I know he's one of those crazy 90's guys but I can't remember which.

Our Honor Defend!

-1 HS
OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Dhamer ....unfortunately

lvccacamcrca's picture

C'MON MAN!!!!!!!!!!

AngryWoody's picture

MY INDISPUTABLE #1 MOUNT RISHMORE

1. Dwight Yokam

2. Dwight Yokam

3. Dwight Yokam

4. Dwight Yokam

COOLEST DUDE EVAR!

Our Honor Defend!

+1 HS
JakeBuckeye's picture

I think Chic Harley, Woody Hayes, and Archie Griffin are the "easy three." The fourth one is much more difficult for me.

Seattle Linga's picture

I think we all know what Bassdropper would say.........

 

+2 HS
JakeBuckeye's picture

Is Waycracken allowed to include Ryan Timmons in his Rushmore?

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buckeyefansince03's picture

my mount rushmore is david boston, kurt coleman, aj hawk, troy smiith and beanie wells and of course you cant forget about larry fitzgerald.

-9 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Larry Fitzgerald - the best WR to ever attend the University of Phoenix.

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otrain2416's picture

Joe Bauserman, Ray Small, Duron Carter, Maurice Wells

m5987usus's picture

you can just add antonio henton also

O-H!

saltybuck61's picture

I think Bauserman could occupy it all alone if he wanted to. What a legend.

Whoa Nellie's picture

Tony DiNozzo has to up there too.

 

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

+2 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He let Ziva go. :/

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

Whoa Nellie's picture

That did leave a mark.  Should have sent DiNozzo, Sr. to close the deal.

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

BassDropper's picture

Archie, Troy, Woody, Tressel 

DIRECTIONER

TLB's picture

Harley, Lucas, Jack, Archie.

Ohio Stadium may not exist without Chic Harley.

Lucas could be the best college player ever.

Jack and Archie need no explanation.

 

+1 HS
TLB's picture

 

hmm....posted twice for some reason.  had to delete one.

Il_Padrino's picture

Beyond a doubt: Charles "Chic" Harley

His three seasons (1916, 1917, 1919) he had only one loss (his last game vs. Illinois) and was instrumental in our first victory over Michigan in 1919.  He sets records that stood for decades and The Ohio Stadium is considered The House that Harley Built!!!!  

Buy this book, it is a great read: Chic: The Extraordinary Rise of Ohio State Football and the Tragic Schoolboy Athlete Who Made It Happen.

And take a look at this 6 minute video summary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMZ-DIS9BUU

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!

Suck-Et Conference (SEC) sucks.

OSUClub_Baseball27's picture

Fred Davis

Latwan Anderson

Gene Smith

Kirk Herbstreit

But really though...

Woody

Archie

Les Horvath

Chic Harley

 

 

 

 

nburns18's picture

In terms of football:

Chic Harley (we have the Horseshoe thanks to him)

Woody Hayes (our greatest coach won 5 of osu's 7 national titles)

Archie Griffin (only 2x Heisman winner)

Jim Tressel (the 2000s were amazing thanks to him)

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes

nburns18's picture

In terms of all athletics

Woody Hayes, Archie Griffin, Jack Nicklaus, Jesse Owens

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes