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Who's more popular in Ohio right now?

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GABuckeye's picture

I'm kind of baffled how this isn't 100% to 0%.  I love Braxton, but let's be serious LeBron is the most popular athlete on the planet.

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BullCityBuckeye's picture

Agreed.  LeBron got my vote, but I am a bigger fan of Braxton.

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Agreed.  While I love football, and Ohio State football is CLEARLY my #1 team of all sports, there is no bigger name on the planet than LeBron James.  I am not a Cavs fan (basketball is not a sport I follow regularly), but this is a no-brainer pick.

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Messi is most certainly a bigger name on the planet than LeBron lol... can't even compare the two. 

hit_the_couch's picture

Especially since parts of southern Ohio is basically more Kentucky than anything and don't care too much about tOSU. I imagine many in those areas would still be Lebron fans.

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

PittBuckeye's picture

Anyone who voted fro Braxton either clicked on the wrong answer, or didn't actually read the question. More popular in columbus may be more of a competition (probably not though), but in the all of Ohio? LeBron and it isn't even close.

Hovenaut's picture

It's all Lebron, period.

But that could change should Braxton do well in late August. 

And September.

And October.

And November.

And early December.

And early January (then, let's revisit)

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Byaaaahhh's picture

I mean, I voted LeBron, but the question is fairly valueless. The most popular NBA athlete just made big news. Of course he'll be more popular right now. I don't personally care very much since I don't follow the Cavs, but it's the right answer to the question...

sb97's picture

I voted Lebron.  This will change once training camp news starts rolling in.  Then will change back once basketball camp news starts again.

Crumb's picture

If you voted LeBron you might be on the wrong website. Braxton Miller because he wears the scarlet and gray.
 

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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TresselourgodUrbanoursavior's picture

You know your votes don't actually have an affect on anything but the discussion and the poll percentages. Plus, it's not like we are saying he is more popular than Kenny Guiton

My2Sons's picture

Have known James since Akron.  Didn't like him then.  Do not like him now.

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BassDropper's picture

Lebron. Johnny. Braxton.

That order.

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DaveStephens's picture

You're killing me brah!  Please don't mention Johnny between those two great Ohioans.

The Dude abides.

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741's picture

Did that dude really just say and mean that?

With a complete absence of sarcasm, I predict Manziel will become persona non grata and run out of Cleveland before the start of the 2017 season.

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BassDropper's picture

Sorry, but I don't see cameras and tabloids following Braxton everywhere he goes. Turn on sportscenter, guess who will dominate the headlines...Lebron and Johnny. You're a fool if you don't recognize this.

Sure, he hasn't done anything in the NFL, but that doesn't mean he's not one of the most popular athletes in the world.

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Knarcisi's picture

Bass, the operative phrase being "in Ohio". I think most of the sensible Browns fans are skeptical and are on a wait and see with Manziel.  He really won't be one of us until he bleeds with us, and wins something for us and with us. 

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BassDropper's picture

I mean, you can try to find loopholes to make your argument sound valid, but it's not working

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Knarcisi's picture

And you wonder why people treat you the way they do on here ...

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BassDropper's picture

you are saying Johnny is in a "wait and see." Who leads the NFL in jersey sales? Who is the leading story on SC at least once a week? 

I know Johnny has never taken a snap in Ohio, but you can't convince me he isn't the 2nd most popular athlete in the state. Ask this same question to a random fan in California and see what they say.

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Knarcisi's picture

I'm saying in Ohio, to Ohio people or natives. That's the way the question reads. 

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BassDropper's picture

Just remember, half of the state was calling for Braxton to be benched last season.

I wasn't one of them, I love Braxton...dont get me wrong. But the hype surrounding newly drafted Johnny Manziel right now is something this state hasn't seen with one of their Pro Football teams. 

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Knarcisi's picture

Half the state was NOT calling for him to be benched. 

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BassDropper's picture

come on bro, you can't be that naive. Not everyone follows Ohio State football like you or I. Everyone saw Kenny G kill it against Cal and the other scrubs and thought that he was a better QB than Braxton. Especially during the Northwestern game and every time Braxton would throw an incompletion. I was at games, I was at bars, my Facebook was filled with Kenny G supporters last season....it's real.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Those are probably the same people that wanted Bauserman to start over Pryor after the Purdue loss.

Anyone that uses the Cal and FAMU games as reasons for Kenny starting, should not be taken seriously.

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

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BassDropper's picture

exactly. that's why I said most don't follow OSU football like we do. 

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DaveStephens's picture

I not too keen on Twitter, but I guess Renaldo has something like 16 million more follower the LBJ.

If "popular" translates to "most talked about" in Ohio, LBJ will hold the crown for another month.  Then Braxton will take the title as OSU's season ramps up.  Once the NBA season starts in November, the only other time Miller will have more headlines on Sportscenter is WHEN the Bucks are in the playoffs and/or if he wins the Heisman.

The Dude abides.

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Knarcisi's picture

Renaldo probably has every 15 - 40 year old female in the free world following him. 

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hit_the_couch's picture

Soccer is also the most popular sport in the world, so that makes sense for Ronaldo. A number of these soccer superstars are so loved that they could wander into a 3rd world country's remote terrorist training camp and be treated like a king; even be released unharmed, and invited back.

You should have seen the love for David Beckham when I was in Iraq in '04; they hated the British, but loved them some Beckham. Of course, he was still in his prime then, and I believe was considered to be the era's Ronaldo or Messi: rated as arguably the best/ most popular player in soccer. 

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

ToetotheFace's picture

We all know there is only one answer to this and it won't change no matter how well OSU does.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

15-0 with a hesiman says otherwise.

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

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ToetotheFace's picture

15-0 with a Heisman still wouldn't put him even close to LeBron James. Maybe DURING the run while Cleveland isn't playing, but the reality is LeBron has one of the largest followings of all the top American athletes.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

In Ohio was the question.

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

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Knarcisi's picture

Well, people aren't getting that in here, BVWorld. Glad I'm not the only one that read it that way. 

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Braxton.

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

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