Entire Ohio State Roster Named to Fake Lantern Preseason Watch List

By DJ Byrnes on July 16, 2014 at 11:45a
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Few things get my juices flowing more than seeing players from my favorite team — The Ohio State Battlin' Buckeyes, for the record — named to preseason award watch list fields that include eighty other players.

"Wow, this is good stuff here," I said when I read of Braxton Miller being named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List. 

Sure, there are 38 other names on the list, but to me, it means a lot that these award people are willing to watch one of the most dynamic athletes in college football and consider him for their quarterback award.

So, imagine how jacked up I was after reading this tweet:

Bold move by The Fake Lantern — that's certainly a lot of players to watch through the course of a season — but I wouldn't expect anything less from the true voice of Ohio State students.

Some people might think it's ridiculous to name an entire roster to a preseason watch list, but there is precedent in terms of volume.

For example, Michael Bennett and Joey Bosa — two players I did not previously know were good — were named to the 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List. The list included 123 athletes from 76 universities.

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TheBadOwl's picture

Gotta love TFL. I think this will always be my favorite article by them. And for anyone here who thinks Twitter sucks, it's worth joining just to follow TFL.

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.

+5 HS
Jerf's picture

Twitter is great, just have to follow the right people. TFL is really good and I know DJ follows a lot of the right accounts (weird twitters) which is exactly the way to go.

rosenbuck's picture

I clicked this link and ended up dusting off my twitter account to follow FauxPelini (and TFL).  Internet what have you done??

BuckeyeSki's picture

The Ohio State Battlin' Buckeyes

But I thought we were the Deep South Buckeyes?

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

+7 HS
Bourbon Meyer's picture

The nickname I want is NCAA Champion Buckeyes.

M Man's picture

Props to The Fake Lantern.  There is so much you could do with a Fake Lantern.  An OSU "The Onion."  Didn't realize it was more than just a Twitter account.  I am predicting very big things for The Fake Lantern.  It is The Fake Lantern, right?  Not just any Fake Lantern; because "The" and all that...

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

Well played, MMan. Never forget the "the"; perhaps your coach might remember the "State" part of the equation as well...

+2 HS
PasadenaBuckeye626's picture
Even the Joker was impressed..

Go Bucks!

+3 HS
AngryWoody's picture

Sure, there are 38 other names on the list, but to me, it means a lot that these award people are willing to watch one of the most dynamic athletes in college football and consider him for their quarterback award.

Well, Devin Gardner made the list as well so I don't know how serious I would take it. Then again a cardboard box could play quarterback for Michigan and he would be a Heisman contender in September.

Our Honor Defend!

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whiskeyjuice's picture

I think I found out how that cardboard box made it on *ichigan's roster.........

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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AkronBuckeye13's picture

I read TFL more than I read the actual Lantern.

+1 HS