Video: Ohio State Football Champions Dinner

By 11W Staff on June 10, 2014 at 3:40p
29 Comments

The Champions Dinner is an Urban Meyer staple. Every spring, he and his staff honor the players that have committed to the team's high standards this offseason – both on the field and in the classroom – with good food and fun.

The team gathered at Bill Davis Stadium, home of the the baseball team, for softball, cornhole, dodgeball, and of course, good food, two weeks ago and as the video above attests: Urban Meyer will rob singles from you in the gap and Luke Fickell is a force in dodgeball.

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216ToThe614's picture

Awesome, looked like it was a lot of fun!

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

+2 HS
osu07asu10's picture

The legend grows...

 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+44 HS
BucksfanXC's picture

You need to reply to this so I can upvote you twice. Seriously good post.

“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

+9 HS
avail31678's picture

"Now you're all in BIG trouble."

+6 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Patches seems to be enjoying the action...

 

Hate Week runneth over

+4 HS
AndyVance's picture

Don't forget the 5 Ds:

-1 HS
Soggy_McMuffin's picture

"If you want to be True Dodgeballers you have to know the the 5 D's of Dodgeball!! "Dodge,Duck,Dip,Dive, and...Dodge!!!

Gooz-fra-bah...

Floyd Stahl's picture

Looks like Fick was killing it on the grill, too.

+1 HS
vitaminB's picture

He needs to quit flattening out those burgers, you're going to make them dry.  #FireFickel

+1 HS
Denster's picture

this

"It's a double-barreled pistol that fires hard work and victory..."

+1 HS
AAStagg's picture

You're in your late teens or early 20s, you're in phenomenal shape, you play games outdoors all afternoon with your closest friends, then you have all the meat you can eat cooked for you on a barbecue grill.  What's not to like?  Old men like me can only dream and remember.

Keep calm.  It's only a game.

+10 HS
BucksfanXC's picture

That looks like a lot of fun. My first thought was "it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt."
 

“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

+4 HS
AndyVance's picture

Nice cameo by the Ohio Cattlemen's Association, grilling all that fine looking cow meat.

+3 HS
labuck's picture

Nice fundamentals by Marotti in that pick at 1st.

+1 HS
Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Apparently not many Ohioans.  You've got to spin the bag to win at corn hole.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

+6 HS
lsjSnail's picture

psshh not when you sink em 99% of the time

klfeck's picture

I'm really not comfortable with this who "spin the bag and cornhole" discussion.....

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

+7 HS
Buckeye in Illini country's picture
Talking out of your ass.

I don't understand what you mean.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

+3 HS
Knarcisi's picture

Think our program has some chemistry?

+2 HS
CC's picture

Best part was seeing some of the freshman had made the champion list.

+2 HS
WC Buckeye's picture

Fickell missed...

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

Gray Box's picture

Champions Club gifts:

+2 HS
IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

That sounds like the greatest picnic ever

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

This was a great video... had the 'Oceans 11/12/13' vibe to it with the great graphics and track.  But the video shows what I love about UFM... and not saying that other coaches don't do similar things (eg ahem, like Saban taking his captains on boat rides), but you see the coaches being more than just rah rah dictators and teachers.  You see them bonding like they are family.  As a creative director once told me in my younger days... "if you're not having fun at work, you're not working hard enough."

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

FROMTHE18's picture

pardon my language and if this gets removed, I agree with that but: fucking awesome.

+2 HS
ODEEZ330's picture

Love this program under meyer

O'Deez330
stark county football

+2 HS
Tanner's picture

As arguably the best dodgeball player of all time I am uniquely qualified to discuss Coach Fickell's dodgeball ability and let me just say this: his form concerns me. When throwing the dodgeball you always want your chest facing your attackers, not your side. That way you are in a defensive position after releasing the ball. Coach Fickell is in a very vulnerable position here after he releases the ball.

If anyone has his contact info please pass along the fact I am willing to coach him up and have him prepared to win, nay, dominate next year's dodgeball game at the champions dinner.

+4 HS
BroJim's picture

Things like this just make me proud to be a Buckeye fan. 

I season my simple food with hunger