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Buckeye Chuck


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant spinning Ken Dorsey into history. Also, my first Michigan game in 1982, though the aftermath had a little to do with me listing it among the best.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: #45.

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Comment 27 Jul 2014

The only time the Buckeyes trailed in regulation was 7-0. And while they fell behind in OT because Miami got the ball first, you can't compare a comeback when the game is no longer being timed to one in the fourth quarter.

Comment 27 Jul 2014

The LSU and 1984 Illinois games obviously need to be on this list. The 1997 Rose Bowl, while certainly more significant, wasn't all that amazing as comebacks go -- driving 66 yards in a minute and a half isn't especially difficult, particularly in the college game when you get the clock stoppages on first down.

It's not on the list because it ended up as a loss, but the comeback from 0-28 to 28-28 in the 2002 Outback Bowl was a total shock, considering it was the worst long-term starting QB in Buckeye history who engineered it. Of course, he turned back into a pumpkin at the worst possible time.

Comment 26 Jul 2014

If he's actually serious about petroleum engineering, I wonder if that might make Oklahoma tough to beat. There aren't many academic areas where they would be able to compete with us, but given that oil is the big industry in Oklahoma, that might be one of them.

Comment 26 Jul 2014

Another guy who was in Columbus at the same general time as Fritz was Jack Buck, After his time at OSU, he started doing the Red Birds on the radio, which is how the Cardinals found out about him.

Hard to believe Keels has been on the job for 16 years already.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

That's what I thought too. I don't follow recruiting especially closely, but I've seen reports of this kid running his mouth, upset about supposedly being dissed by OSU. If that was all bravado and he's still hoping to get us to offer him, I am certainly willing to let bygones be bygones. Plus, shutting up the annoyingly chatty Kentucky people will be a bonus.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

I took the coward's way out and voted "no opinion" because I'm not satisfied yet I know enough. I want to believe there was some way to avoid such a drastic response, but perhaps there wasn't.

I will look forward to whatever Betty Montgomery has to say..

Comment 24 Jul 2014

I do recall from my student days that the members of TBDBITL could get pretty insane. But whatever happened to lead to this, it had to be really major for someone to get fired over it. 

While this is obviously an investigation that predates the new administration, most casual observers of the university will see this as Drake's first big decision. So I hope he's confident in his judgment. The first successors to Gordon Gee simply couldn't win with a lot of people, and this latest successor has just done something that's likely to be quite unpopular, regardless of what the facts are.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

One of my complaints about the passing attack a year ago was that we seemed to have few options for converting third-and-long passes "just past" the down marker. It seemed like we either threw deep -- never the most high-percentage option -- or threw short and hoped the receiver could find space to gain the necessary yardage.

We haven't really had the larger possession-type receiver along the lines of David Boston, Michael Jenkins, or Brian Robiskie in recent years, so maybe that's part of the reason.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “At times this stadium on the northeast coast of Brazil felt like Columbus, Ohio" 

When a national reporter can write that sentence and feel confident about leaving out that last word, we'll know Columbus has truly arrived.

Comment 07 Jul 2014

That must have been 3 weeks ago that you went out, because 4 weeks back was the Park Street Festival, 2 weeks ago was Pride, and last week was Comfest. I can assure you Park Street wasn't dead on any of those Friday nights.

I'm not really in the age group to suggest "hot spots," but Denmark, which is upstairs in the old Yankee Trader building, has excellent cocktails and terrific service. But they don't cater to the party crowd (they have a "no shots" policy).

I miss the glory days of the Short North -- after it had been cleaned up some, but before it became totally gentrified. As of this weekend, Betty's is gone. If they ever close the Press Grill, it'll be curtains. 

Comment 06 Jul 2014

Smith had as much raw talent as any back I've ever seen here. If he had been truly obsessed with football, he might have been one of the greatest ever, and even so he was still pretty damn good.

Comment 02 Jul 2014

Awesome get. I remember that the initial recruiting reports on Hilliard were along the lines of "we have a lot of catching up to do." But they got 'er done.

Looking forward to again having a linebacker corps that lays waste to the Big Ten and beyond.

Comment 29 Jun 2014

I'm a Spurs fan so I'm hardly unbiased, but I think it's easier for the average fan to respect what they've done -- put diamond-in-the-rough discoveries and non-lottery picks around Duncan -- than it is to respect the Heat model, which is basically Pat Riley calling up free agents and saying "Wanna live and work in Miami?"

The Heat have a bit of a long term problem, which is that Wade has to get paid eventually -- he's not opting out without an assurance he's going to make the money back in time. But even at a lower annual salary, he's still going to be overpaid, and now Miami is putting off the day of reckoning of cutting ties with him because they won't want to antagonize James. And it's still not clear if all this restructuring is going to prompt a legit star to sign with the Heat, or if they're just going to be able to attract aging ring-chasers.

Did I enjoy seeing Lebron basically reliving his late Cleveland experience in the finals, where he was once again the lone star trying to carry a bunch of mediocrities? Yes, yes I did.

Comment 21 Jun 2014

Seriously, people that think that neighborhood has been scary at any point in this century have no idea what they missed out on, if that's the right term.

I like a lot of the development on South Campus, and it was nice recently to be able to go into the King/High Kroger without having to worry about being mugged or stepping on crack vials. But there was a grunginess to the old days that I look back on with fondness.

Comment 20 Jun 2014

I'd be mildly concerned if it was the first game -- which is why Navy makes me a little nervous despite the massive difference in talent (they almost got us in 2009). Sometimes you don't know that you have an issue till you see it tested against an opponent.

But we should have everything ironed out by the time we play Cincinnati.

Comment 20 Jun 2014

For those of us old enough to remember this game, we probably remember exactly where we were that day. 

 

Sure do, because those were probably the best seats I ever had at the Shoe: a few rows beneath the old press box. I knew what the school record was for rushing yards because it hadn't been set too many years before. After Eddie busted that long TD run, I remember telling my father that he was going to want to save the program from this one.

That '95 offense was insanely talented. How a team with a Heisman Trophy winner, two high draft picks catching the ball, and the best offensive lineman of his generation lost to a Michigan team that was starting a backup quarterback is still unbelievable 19 years later.