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The Black Stripe Game (Upvotes for Raekwon and Curtis Samuel)

BassDropper's picture
July 29, 2014 at 2:04am
189 Comments

ATTENTION: Upvote posters who accurately predicted Raekwon McMillan and Curtis Samuel

For those of you who weren't around last year when this was started, pick the 2014 freshman who you think will be the first to have their black stripe removed. If you make the correct selection everyone who participated in this thread will up vote you.

Black Stripe Game Rules

  • Predict the first player from the 2014 recruiting class to lose their black stripe
  • Keep it limited to scholarship players. Joe Ramstetter almost ruined last years thread.
  • Everyone who participates up vote those who make the correct selections.
  • Picks will be accepted until the first day of camp.
  • No changing or editing your post.
  • No down votes in this thread for incorrect selections or any other non trolling post.
BassDropper's picture

Raekwon McMillan

DIRECTIONER

+70 HS
whiskeyjuice's picture

I too am going with Kwon.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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Wilkins78's picture

On here twice? Bad form. -1

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toad1204's picture

Urbz is going to make him work for it.  I don't see him being first, but definitely should be.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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BroJim's picture

Good post Bass, thanks.

I season my simple food with hunger

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Mizzillion's picture

According to this, it seems McMillan was technically first.  Just sayin'...

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BuckeyeRick's picture

Well, it says Kwon was the first SilverBullet to get his stripe off. That's true, I'm sure, because Samuel isn't on defense.

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Mizzillion's picture

Ahh, a good point.  Thank you, sir. 

Sabaneatspuppies's picture

Erick Smith

"My idea of a good hit is when the guy wakes up on the sidelines with train whistles blowing in his head"

Mizzillion's picture

I'll have to go with Erick Smith, too.

ITWASME's picture
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RKilbane20's picture

Gotta go with my floor mate also.

Class of '14 & '16

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Poison nuts's picture

I'm going to go with Damon Webb.

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

hardkorethree's picture
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VintonCountyBuck's picture

Liam McCullough

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

mtrotb's picture

Read much?  2014 frosh, not 2015 frosh.

mtrotb

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gumtape's picture

Hey Bassdropper proclaimed this a down vote free zone.

High and tight boo boo

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VintonCountyBuck's picture

Sorry MTrotB, The fog of sarcasm surrounding my comment must've clouded my brain when I was posting this.  Didn't mean to upset the long-snappers union.  +1 to you for pointing out my sins.

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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mtrotb's picture

That is going to be hard since he will be a senior in high school.

mtrotb

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MackRM408's picture

Ill go with Hubbard as well

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Gray Box's picture
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Gray Box's picture
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Gray Box's picture

Happy birthday Curtis Samuel, who looks good without that black stripe:

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OSUBias's picture

I fourth this.

Shitter's full

bakerjon's picture

I'm on that bandwagon

"He Good!"
"Good and terrible..."

sidz-z's picture

Raekwon McMiillan

Good player's make the play's they're suppose to, great player's make the play's they're NOT !!!

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TnJoeBucks's picture

Raekwon Mcmillan

"As the water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it, so a wise man adapts himself to circumstances." Confucius

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sk4664's picture

Knowing that Fickell is tough on stripe removal, my guess it won't be a linebacker. I'll go Curtis Samuels

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tussey's picture

I'm conflicted on whether or not to give you the upvote

(I did, don't worry)

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Hovenaut's picture

Went with Cameron Johnston last year, going with Sean Neurnberger this time.

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

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toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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rdubs's picture

Already an upvote, there is one among us who sees the future...

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ODEEZ330's picture

Erick Smith

O'Deez330
stark county football

Wesleyburgess1's picture

Yep Dylan Thompson for me

Sin City Buckeye's picture

I'm going with Demetrius Knox. Linemen need some glory.

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

blocko330's picture

JD

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

Ludwig Yards's picture

Another vote for Erick Smith.

Sauce Bauss's picture

Jalyn Holmes will tear it up! 

11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I don't remember who got theirs off first last year, I feel like it wasn't a big name. I'm going to go with Brady Taylor because he's a life long OSU fan who understands the traditions and is going to have to work harder than some of the more naturally talented guys.

Cardale Jones. Cardale Jones! CARDALE JONES!!

Jabba the Hoke's picture

I like that reasoning, I'm also saying Brady Taylor.

luckynutz's picture

Wasnt it Joe Ramstetter? And if Im not mistaken, it was Joe Burger the year before. So if Im correct and by that logic, Ill take anyone named Joe who may be a walk on.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I wasn't sure by Bassdropper's comment in the post whether Ramsetter was the first, or was the first walk-on and almost first overall...thanks for clearing it up, someone should start a wikipedia page about this haha
 

Cardale Jones. Cardale Jones! CARDALE JONES!!

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MN Buckeye's picture

I agree, JJ's black stripe goes first.

brandonbauer87's picture

Terry McLaurin AKA "Run TMC"

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SOF_Buckeye's picture

Dylan Thompson

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Kyle Trout.

Read my entire screen name....

11UrbzAndSpices's picture

He's being redshirted. Don't know if you already knew that or not.

Cardale Jones. Cardale Jones! CARDALE JONES!!

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gumtape's picture

Redshirt has nothing to do with black stripe removal.
Don't know if you already knew that or not.

High and tight boo boo

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Furious George 27's picture

I am going with the Freshman Kicker Sean Nuernberger simply because he only has to compete with 1 person and most think he may start.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

Wilkins78's picture

Hard to choose one from what looks like a great bunch of guys.  Gonna go with Knox.

Bourbon Meyer's picture
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Mookie331's picture

Rollin with ya! It will be Marshon 

Jbucks's picture

Urban Meyer has not hidden his admiration for Erik Smith, BUT that could mean Urban will make him work the hardest and pay more attention to every little detail for Smith and Since he said O-Line is a major concern i think if a freshman holds his own there then i think he will get his stripe removed quicker for a Confidence Boost. im saying MEECH

Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it-John 1:5 SEC meet Ohio State, Ohio State meet SEC

buckeyedexter's picture

Stephen Collier for 2 reasons, (1) its never been one of the real highly rated players and (2) he got here in Jan so will have an advantage.

PittBuckeye's picture

I'm on board with Collier, dudes been working his butt off already.

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Poison nuts's picture

Almost went with Collier for those very reasons!

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

Unky Buck's picture

Johnny Dixon...but I want to say Meechy. Gotta stick with first instinct though...sorry Meechy.

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BroJim's picture

I'll go with Noah Brown

I season my simple food with hunger

Danify's picture
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OSUpawn's picture

I feel it will be someone that has over come a personal issue, maybe at home or in his life.  Since I don't know who that is I will go with Sam Hubbard for giving up his recruited position to become a TE.  For putting the team over his recruited position.  Good Luck Sam

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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buckeyebowhunter's picture

Darius Slade, Gut-Feeling

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whiskeyjuice's picture

Close, I think I heard he was the third player to get his stripe off

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

airbuckeye's picture

Ill go with Smith as well.

apack614's picture

Raekwon McMillan

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

+63 HS
Seattle Linga's picture
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iamcbs's picture

Curtis Samuel!!

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion~Alexander the Great

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Keith Byars is the man's picture

Damon Webb just another shot at the state up north.

Nothing is Impossible!!!

OSUStu's picture

Damon Webb.  It has been clear since day one that he wants to be a leader in this class.

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

rllbucks1's picture

I'll go with Mr Webb, how has been a leader since he committed

rllbucks1

ECSAGESTER's picture
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osubux5600's picture

Johnny Dixon please...

"The Pride of the Buckeyes"

RunEddieRun1983's picture

I only saw him mentioned on here twice, but I'm going with Mr. Fleixibility, Mr. CanDoItAll... The one and only Sam Hubbard.

I don't always downvote, but I do always downvote a Michigan fan trolling the Buckeye boards.

BuckeyeNationforLife's picture

Seeing him very often at Moeller games last year and knowing his work ethic and size, this could be a very strong value pick. Don't be shocked if you get this one right.

Jabba1977's picture

I have a gut feeling it will be Raekwon!!

SECHATER77

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buckeye4life050233's picture

I have a feeling it will be between The Raekwon McMillan and Curtis Samuel.  I'll give McMillan the edge 

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Swayze's picture

It's a shame that I can't give out two upvotes as you would have been right ether way

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BuckeyeRick's picture

This post should win it all...

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BuckeyeGrownFloridaLiving's picture

Would anyone mind taking a moment of their day and explain to me what getting your black stripe removed means?

stittracer99's picture

In simplest terms, getting your black stripe removed is a rite of passage and makes you an "official" member of the team. It is also a literal achievement as well. Each new Buckeye has the scarlet stripe on their helmet covered with black tape. Black stripes will be removed as early as fall camp and could last into next year (see Eli Apple). Although the criteria for having a stripe removed isn't set in stone, it typically happens due to effort, leadership, and execution on the field.

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BuckeyeGrownFloridaLiving's picture
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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

My hunch tells me that the first to get his stripe removed will be none other than Curtis Samuel.  Urbz practically took his stripe off during spring practice with the glowing review he gave him.

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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1967Buck's picture

Agreed, Curtis Samuel for $ 500.00 Alex.

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Groveport Heisman's picture

One thing to try to think about people is that each recruit is paired with a big brother at a similar position. It is that big brother that decides when to remove the black stripe signifying them as a Buckeye.With that in mind I have absolutely no clue who the big brothers are so I'll go with....Curtis Samuel.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

+51 HS
ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

I thought it was a combination of the big brother and unit leader (coach)... either way, nice pick ;p

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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Groveport Heisman's picture

You probably are right,I'm sure its a combination of BB and coach. It sounded important as I was typing it out then it dawned on me that we don't have a list of who is paired with who so it became moot. If anyone comes across such information please feel free to share it with us.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

+2 HS
RubixTube's picture

Agree w/others that Kwan won't be the first...Urban will make him work for it.

I like Hubbard for the position switch, or Samuel.

Never before in the history of man have lives less lived been more chronicled. - Dennis Miller

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osu407's picture

Curtis Samuel 

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Gametime's picture

Torn between Collier & Samuel myself...

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

+4 HS
11UrbzAndSpices's picture

The eagle that tries to catch 2 rabbits, catches neither.

Cardale Jones. Cardale Jones! CARDALE JONES!!

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buckeyebfd's picture

Losing what was lost on o-line, I'm going Meech. Hell, someone already thinks he's Braxton. Close second Nuernberger

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Damon Webb

Class of 2010.

Habu71's picture
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Rural Meyer's picture

Using years passed as a reference im calling an offensive player, Curtis Samuel

+52 HS
Bucksfan70's picture

johnnie dixon

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.” - Jerry Rice

PasadenaBuckeye626's picture

Curtis Samuel

Go Bucks!

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BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

the qb Collier, gotta be a leader

In Urban We Trust

TheBadOwl's picture

That one walk-on linebacker who went to high school with Dylan Thompson. Forgot his name.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Urban Nation Army's picture

Marcelys Jones

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

Marcelys Jones

Buckeye fan from PA

buckeyes7222's picture
+60 HS
hobochops987's picture

Curtis Samuel.

Trust in UFM

+61 HS
almurray10's picture

Gotta go with Curtis Samuel. After hearing how tough he was in spring practice, I definitely like his chances.

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Curtis Samuel

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

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WesPatterson23's picture

I definitely think it will be Curtis Samuel, but I will go on a limb and say Jalyn Holmes.

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tussey's picture

you shouldn't have gone on that limb...

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Swayze's picture

I THINK I'M BIG MEECH

Ashtabula's picture

Malik Hooker...I doubt a top recruit gets it removed first as this is another step in the de-recruit phase. Plus, I lean toward LB's and DB's as special teamers have the best shot early in camp.

whiskeyjuice's picture

Raekwon

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

+53 HS
Tampabuckeye85's picture

I'm wanna say Slade but I will have to go with Erick Smith

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Smith

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

johnblairgobucks's picture

Keon or Dixon?  Dixon or Kwon?

Dixon gets my vote.

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JTACbuckeye's picture

Erick Smith

The strong will stand, the weak will fall by the wayside.  100% and then some!

BassDropper's picture

Breakdown so far.

Curtis Samuel- 19 votes

Raekwon McMillan- 13 votes

Damon Webb- 11 votes

Johnnie Dixon- 10 votes

Erick Smith- 8 votes

Meech Knox- 6 votes

Sean Nuernberger- 4 votes

Sam Hubbard- 4 votes

Jamarco Jones- 3 votes

Jayln Holmes- 3 votes

Stephen Collier- 3 votes

Dylan Thompson- 3 votes

Marshon Lattimore- 2 votes

Terry McLauren- 2 votes

Brady Taylor- 2 votes

Malik Hooker- 2 votes

Marcelys Jones- 2 votes

Kyle Berger- 1 vote

Dante Booker- 1 vote

Darius Slade- 1 vote

Kyle Trout- 1 vote

Noah Brown- 1 vote

DIRECTIONER

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45OH4IO's picture

Does Larry Johnson have to wear a hat with a black stripe? Or Chris Ash?

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45OH4IO's picture

Oh, I'll go with Damon Webb

TheAFBuckeye's picture

Raekwon McMiillan

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

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DCBucki's picture

Curtis Samuel

My gut says Raekwon McMillan, but I think Urban will make him work extra hard to get it so Curtis Samuel it is.

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!"
GEN. PERSHING, US.ARMY
 

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1MechEng's picture

Is Jeff Greene eligible? I know he was here last year, had to sit out, and isn't a freshman.

Other under-the-radar walk on's might include Sam York (long snapper) and QB Nick Tensing.

If Greene isn't eligible, I'll go with York.

BassDropper's picture

neither are eligible. scholarship players only.

DIRECTIONER

1MechEng's picture

OK. I'll go with Erick Smith then.

UrbzRenewal's picture

Wasn't a walk on first last year? We'll I'll go with Darius Slade.

Bucki78's picture

Marshon Lattimore

"But I don't have to rely on a lot of people to tell me about the traditions of Ohio State. I lived it, I breathed it, I know it and I love it." - Urban Meyer

BassDropper's picture

Last chance to get picks in

DIRECTIONER

OSU069's picture
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VarsityClubMD's picture

With #36 being high on him, I'm going to go against my instincts towards Curtis Samuel and go with The Raekwon McMillan.

Dot this

+46 HS
dtheib's picture

Sean Nuernberger

- tOSU

brobbins's picture

Erik Smith

All I do is win

osupolo's picture
+56 HS
sharks's picture

Can't believe I missed this topic
Lattimore.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

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buckeyedexter's picture

Raekwon McMillan and Johnnie Dixon playing with the upper classmen instead of the freshmen seems to bold well for anyone who thought they would get their stripes off 1st. I guess it's pretty rare for that to happen.

+4 HS
HeuermanTheFireman's picture

Dixon.

The person responsible for toes clearly wanted you to stub them.

BuckeyeRick's picture
+55 HS
tgreenbuckeye92's picture

Sam Hubbard! Happy he's back at LB.

Haubtimus Prime's picture
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UrbanDreamz's picture

Marshon Lattimore

"Twelve months ago on Jan. 9, my mom's birthday, I made the decision to come back. I had one goal in mind and that was to win a national championship."  ~Mike Doss

BassDropper's picture

BUMP...UPVOTE POSTERS WHO PREDICTICTED RAEKWON AND SAMUEL

DIRECTIONER

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Groveport Heisman's picture

I see it says they both lost their stripe today but how maybe one of them lost it first? I picked Samuel so I'm not trying to be a sore loser I just find it hard to believe they did both at the same exact time.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

+1 HS
BassDropper's picture

The longer the wait, the more I felt that multiple freshman would get it removed first. For the sake of this game, Im glad it was only 2.

DIRECTIONER

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Swayze's picture

Upvotes given to the winners.... All my 11w debts are paid

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umbyosu's picture

Congrats to the winners!,,,

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osupolo's picture

This was fun. We'll have to do it again next year. 

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The Rill Dill's picture

Upvoted all winners.

+2 HS
1967Buck's picture

Agreed, that was fun. Upvoted all winners also. Peace.

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Fly Patterns's picture

Bass I feel you should do this with more than black stripes. How about game score predictions. Or who gets first touchdown. Or first sack. Etc.

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Wesleyburgess1's picture

Great idea Fly. Count me in.

sivaDavis's picture

I know this might not go over well with some people, but what's stopping people from just editing their posts and putting Raekwon or Curtis Samuel? 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

BassDropper's picture

check the time stamp...so far everybody is good.

DIRECTIONER

+2 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Completed with a smile !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job guys

11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Stupid Brady Taylor, cost me HS...

Cardale Jones. Cardale Jones! CARDALE JONES!!

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Tampabuckeye85's picture

I wasn't that far off with Slade. He was the third one

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ponder10's picture

Chris Ash

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” ~ Baba Dioum

KBonay's picture

whew.  That was exhausting......upvotes for all winners.  Now I need a break.

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GVerrilli92's picture

No kidding, people who upvoted everybody should receive an upvote. Lol

But we should do this for other things during the season, it would be awesome. Just come up with as many categories as possible.

How many cheeseburgers are you gunna drive into that dirty old cheeseburger locker Brady Hoke?

Tampabuckeye85's picture

I got a down vote magically some how

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buckeye4life050233's picture

I gave ya an upvote to counteract the dv