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The Buck Guy


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Holy Buckeye play at Purdont. I took my parents to that game and, like the entire season, we were on the verge of heart failure hoping that the Bucks would make that 3 yards for the first down. When Krenzel play actioned and scrambled around to pass I thought I nearly lost consciousness -- really! I had to struggle to stay on my feet during the eternal 2.5 seconds that ball was in the air. To this day, I credit Michael Jenkins with saving my life.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
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  • SOCCER TEAM: what's that?

Recent Activity

Comment 17 hours ago

I hate it when the boo birds show up in the 'Shoe.  It never happened in the '60s and '70s.  After I retired from service and came home for my first game in decades, I remember how upsetting it was when Bellisari was booed after and INT during the loss to Wisconsin.  Buckeyes should never EVER boo our own.

Comment 26 May 2015

At last, It's Skyline Time  :)

Much respect to you, DJ; for trying a food you previously didn't like, and then conceding that it was good afterall.  That's two actions that many lack the stomach for.

Comment 24 May 2015

Get the large 5-Way, DJ and skip the hot sauce.

Comment 23 May 2015

I think Silverman missed out on a golden opportunity to impress.  He should have done like we did as Rangers.  If you spill a drink, you get down and slurp it up, don't waste a drop!  That's alcohol abuse!  I'll bet Vrabel and co. would have loved that

Comment 18 May 2015

I think that Gene's point with, "Where's the rumors?" is to make you think about "where" the rumor mill is centered at.  The rumors are coming from 'Bama, SEC network, ESPN, etc.  Never have you seen anything written about rumors from the 614.  At the same time, he said that he did address the rumors with Brax to see where his head and heart were at.  Makes sense.

Comment 18 May 2015

Agree and disagree.  I also think that JT offers the most for the Buckeyes at the QB position.  However, I also know that Coach Meyer DOES favor Braxton; in spite of all the rhetoric about competition.  And he does have some good reason for that respect.  Braxton's experience, dedication to the team, and the way he shouldered the team since his first year speaks volumes against the short chapters of his team mate QBs, regardless of their talents and capabilities.  Meyer knows that he can win with Brax just as well as with the others, IF his shoulder is in fact fully healed.

Comment 18 May 2015

I am old school, Buckeye to the core, so I do not like or cheer for any other team--ever.  I do like Coach Dantonio, and always have since his days in C-bus.  But I don't extend that goodwill towards Sparty.  I will never forget '74 or '98... never.

I know this isn't popular now-a-days, but whether or not other B1G teams win or lose is of no concern to me unless it is when they line up against the Scarlet and Gray.  The Buckeyes do not need the so-called perception of the conference to help them.  The Ohio State University has it's own tradition of greatness that earns it's place among the elite (whether or not the haters point to a "weak" B1G).  Just win, and that answers all.

Comment 18 May 2015

'74 and '98 will forever haunt me.  No way, no how, should those have been losses.  But the '13 season... that one was a no-brainer for me.  I never saw that team as a championship caliber team because of the problems at LB and in the secondary.  If that team had somehow gotten lucky to beat Sparty and gone on to the BCS title game, we would all have suffered the same abuse as we witnessed from the other two BCS title losses.

Comment 18 May 2015

I really don't care at all about recruiting rankings.  Think about this:  There are thousands of talented kids playing sports in this class; most of which will never even be looked at by any scouts because they aren't seeking camps or the attention.  Of those who do, hundreds and hundreds are virtually equal in skill, physical ability, and desire.  But the scout services rank them as if there is a real difference, according to their own subjective systems.  This is why schools like Wiscy can fill up with two and three star players and have them set records in college before sending them into the NFL.  How many 5* players have we had that were out-performed by lesser ranked team mates?  Ignore the rankings people, it's just hype.

Comment 16 May 2015

I've never seen a college QB with a better arm than Cardale, and I've been a fan for 50 years.  Boyd was an excellent QB, but I just don't remember him delivering the deep balls like Cardale does.

And how about you send that Georgian a Sherman T-Shirt!

Comment 12 May 2015

Two plain and simple truths:

1. Brax does NOT need to prove himself to "earn" the position. It is his, always has been, if he can throw the ball at all.  Meyer holds him above the fray, end of story.  JT and 12 Gauge will play as well, in a lot of ways, but Miller is the starter at QB and QB only.

2. Brax is a dyed in the wool, scarlet n grey, true buckeye for life, always has been.  No way that he will leave this team for any other than the NFL.

Comment 10 May 2015

I just hope he steps up in the classroom so that he has the opportunity to play.  I've heard there are some worries about his being able to qualify academically.

Comment 10 May 2015

I said the same thing all last season.  Amazing how a DE transitioned to Nose Guard so effectively.  Actually though, Bennett should have stayed at NG and Diesel at DT last season, but Bennett just wasn't effective enough in that position.  Now, with Diesel at DT, he will blow up any O-line out there.  My only concern is that I saw Schutt, and his arms and upper body hasn't developed like you would expect for him to be able to play NG.  He looks small beside Diesel.  So I hope we don't see a repeat of what happened last year.

Comment 09 May 2015

Deflating the football is not done to aid the QB's throwing... it helps the receiver to catch it.  An underinflated football actually requires more force to throw at the same velocity as a fully inflated ball (due to deformation during inertia); so Brady had to throw harder with the underinflated balls.  But on a cold day, catching an underinflated football is much much easier to do.
 

Comment 09 May 2015

I think that the point of using Coach Meyer's picture in this article is based on the unsubstantiated claims and vitriol directed towards him.  But also, whether or not it was purposeful, the altered game tapes are an incident that cast a shadow on his integrity; just as the over signing may.  I don't want the coach of my school's team to be cast in such a light either, but those are areas of concern regardless of what we wish.  I just hope that the game tape issue was a mistake unattached to our coach and that he has insured it wont happen again by the staff person responsible.  Also, I hope that he stops over signing, because that is clearly something under his control.

Comment 09 May 2015

While I agree that the ad hominem attacks are by trolls and those who just want to denigrate a successful opponent, I also strongly believe in integrity and principles of fair play.  I do not feel a need to exclaim my own superiority for any reason, much less in comparison with a cheater, who by default is an inferior human being.

Also, concerning the line in this story about "begging coaches / players to win championships," I disagree with that.  I am always hoping to enjoy the contests of the season and to celebrate victories of our Buckeyes achieved through "the Grind", toughness, excellence, the will to win, and intestinal fortitude to persevere against the toughest competition (ala vs. MIami in 2003, or Bama in the '15 Sugar Bowl).  I do not beg for it, but hope for it as an alumn and fan.  I would be more than disappointed if our staff ever cheated to gain a single win -- I would be outraged.

Comment 09 May 2015

Actually Tressel stated that the Tat-5 would not play, and then on the same afternoon Gene Smith announced that he had appealed to the NCAA to allow them to play in the Sugar Bowl (which the NCAA was all to happy to agree with).  That, in my opinion, is what caused all of the dirt digging that led to uncovering Tress's emails.  To this day, I have no doubt that he did nothing wrong because he simply maintained confidentiality for a federal investigation, which trumps NCAA rules.  Of course, I think he could have (and probably should have) benched them for the first five games after he found out about the tats and sales of gear / gold pants / rings / etc.