Jerry Lucas should be the starting center. He was one of the greatest college bball players ever.
I am probably a little older than most on this site (50), so I have many memories of seasons past. I really became a Buckeye fan during the mid 70's and although I didn't fully understand what a "National Championship" meant back then, I do now and Jeff is correct. This season should be cherised. I have plenty of bad memories growing up and watching my team lose big games. Hell, the Browns made it an almost annual event, and please don't get me started on the 1997 Indians...
I was born 3 days AFTER the Cleveland Browns won their last championship, my father was only 7 years old the last time the Tribe won the WS..and now I've gotten to celebrate 2 NCs in my lifetime (68 don't count as I was only 4) with the Buckeyes.
So folks, cherish and honor this season. It was truly one for the ages. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a ride quite like this in my lifetime.
The last 3 games had scoring runs of 59, 28 and 21 twice....that's damn impressive...
Damnit all! I just lost my job after viewing this video. I ran thru the nearest brick wall and my boss was not happy about that!
Why can't it be Monday?
Slow Clap sir, Slow Clap
Boom from Pantoni has been verified....at work so can't link
If you wanna go back then add Cornelius Greene to the list as well. Hell the entire OSU backfield that year was African-American (Greene, Archie & Pete Johnson).
He changed his name in his Senior year of HS to honor his step father who raised him...
Will be at the game! Hopefully the weather holds out...
Mike Thomas - 132 yards
That's gold Jerry, Gold!
Matta doesn't need to recruit better shooters, he needs to recruits SCORERS! I played bball in college and was a good shooter, but a better scorer. They are not the same people. Yes, being a great shooter HELPS you to score, but what this team sorely lacks is that guy who WANTS to score and can do it. Think DT last year. He was a decent shooter, but dude could fill buckets. They don't really have that guy who when they need a bucket demands the ball and delivers. Q is trying, but his I don't think it's in his personality to be "The MAN". Think back to when Sully was here, he demanded the ball and teams had to respect him. That opens things up so much for the "shooters", those stand still jump shooters, a la Jon Deibler. Right now the other team basically doens't have to guard Craft, Scott or Lenzel from outside 15 feet. Q is the only option this team has and he's not built to carry a team. What DT brought to the table was the guy who, when not shooting great would go low, get fouled, get an O rebound and put back. That is what a scorer does. Can you recall any offensive rebounds last night and put backs? DT WANTED to score and you need the ball to do that.
When Thad gets another guy with a scorer's mentatilty, we'll be fine. That will open things up for the others and make their games that much better. Craft's shot has actually looked better this year, but he isn't playing as the 4th option anymore, he's now the 2nd option sometimes.
Cris Carter isn't from Florida. He's from Middletown Ohio....just wanted to clear that up.
Slow clap sir! Slow clap....
Great read Ramzy! As a side note I was the beneficiary of your dinner with Maurice, as I won the 11W raffle for the football signed by Mo.
Walt...just curious as to your camera set-up...great photos
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Does this mean I'm semi-famous now that I've been interviewed on 11W?
You have the innate ablility to concisely put down in words what I, and I imagine many of my fellow Buckeye faithful, struggle to adequately articulate. All of us have dealt with JT's resignation in our own way and I have tried my best to put these events in my own personal boxes of morality, outrage, depresssion, etc.
Thanks for being able to boil down these complex issues and feelings into something that is easily digested without sounding condenscending or preachy. You always seem to hit just the right note in your writing.
Hats off again to a wonderful piece of prose...
I have enjoyed reading Ross' stuff previously and am excited to have him here at 11W. Nice job fellas!
Wonderful piece Ramzy...you've outdone yourself!
I used to say I needed to "Take a Modell", until further notice I will now use I need to "Take an ESPY"! That is all
Quick question for everyone....why is Posey not getting more heat? He was the other name in the original email along with TP, named in the SI article, bought a car from Kiffin and also was on the golf course with Talbot. I understand that TP has said some dumb things in the past, but Posey seems to be skating on this whole issue. He seems to have been TP's running mate whenever somebody was handing out something. I guess it just shows you that when you're in a hole, stop digging. Posey has mostly kept his mouth shut since Tat-gate and kept a low profile...maybe TP should have done the same.
But at the end of the day, DP seems to have been running in the same circles as TP was yet nobody seems pissed at him. I haven't heard Boom or Adams names mentioned in other cases either, just Devier's. And if you remember it was Devier's mom who spoke out when Tat-gate broke. I'm not trying to deflect criticism from TP, just saying....