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buckeye_chick


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching us beat OJ and the Trojans in the 1969 Rose Bowl.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Jackets (I guess...)
  • NBA TEAM: Uh...
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew by default

Recent Activity

Comment 12 hours ago

I think the Holbrook-era crackdown is lessening somewhat. Last Saturday, for example, the mounted cops went down our row. They yelled at some dude for holding a beer can, but didn't arrest him; just told him to use a red cup. We always have assorted adult beverages at our tailgate, but as long as you're discreet about it, you're good to go.

That said, the best tailgating I've ever experienced was at Texas in 2006. Amazing food, and very friendly people for the most part. Just walking around in the area in our Buckeye gear, we were offered copious amounts of great barbecue and brew.

Comment 22 Sep 2014

Looking at the photos of abandoned NY, I am reminded how transient our presence on the planet is. If all humans were to disappear tomorrow (remember the neutron bomb?), nature would roar back. In 100 years, it would look like mankind never existed.

Kind of like Michigan football now.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

Lest we forget, 2002. Had UC's receivers not had bricks for hands, they would have beat our NC team.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I still contend I saw a lack of effort out there. And did anyone hear Jeff Logan after the game? Summarizing it, he said we've got the renovated Shoe, we've got fireworks, we've got LeBron...it's nice, but it's all sizzle! Where's my damn steak?

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Did anyone else watch Nebraska play McNeese State yesterday? The Huskers were piddling around, McNeese was up by 3 in the last of the 4th quarter. Nebraska's RB, Abdullah, just took over. He decided he wasn't gonna get beat by f-ing McNeese State, and made some tremendous runs, the last of which was the game-winning TD. I keep waiting for someone--anyone--on this team to get that same attitude.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

I watched the channel 10 Buckeye Blitz last week. When I heard Meyer say they spent the last three weeks preparing for Navy, I thought: uh-oh. Three weeks prepping for Navy? And that's how we looked? Knowing we only had a few days to prep for VT, I got a bad feeling about the situation.

And we looked like we only prepped for a couple of days for them. Thank God we don't play Wisky or Nebraska this year.

Comment 03 Sep 2014

God, Gene Smith needs to go. What a tool.

Nit: Shelley--who's name he misspelled in the note... the who's should be whose. Just sayin'.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

I have a hard time agreeing that Final Cut is the only 4-star restaurant in town. It's OK, but nothing special. There are many terrific places in Cbus to eat now, and you don't have to walk past desperate people flinging their money into slot machines to get to them, either.

And I thought Gibson had a great touch on the ball. Kid looks like a winner.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

The Bert story made me throw up in my mouth a little. Bert the ladies' man?? Dear God, the women in Arky must be hard up.

Comment 10 Aug 2014

The Elliotts attend the same tailgate I do, so I've had the chance to chat with both of them during last season. They're really down-to-earth, wonderful people.

The quote about Beckman reminded me of a story in John U. Bacon's book Fourth and Long. When PSU first got their sanctions, apparently Illinois sent lots of assistants to Happy Valley trying to talk them into jumping ship & going to Champaign. It pissed off so many Lions that one spit on the ground in front of Beckman after kicking their ass later that season. 

Comment 04 Aug 2014

I really, really hope this is a good thing for them. However...I seem to recall similar stories after the debacle in the desert, and it really didn't help (remember Tressel changing the codes on the doors at the Woody Hayes to the final score to remind everyone?). 

Comment 23 Jul 2014

My dad, an OSU emeritus professor who's also been going to games since the Fifties, always told me as I was growing up: You can marry whoever you want to, as long as he treats you right. But if you want me to be there, don't get married on a football Saturday.

I don't know if he would have actually gone through with not attending my wedding, but I decided not to test him. We got married on September 7, 1985, which was the Saturday before the season started (back in the Stone Age).

Of course, now our anniversary is always on a football Saturday, but how were we to know that football season would start in August in the next millennium?

Comment 16 Jun 2014

I've gone to games since the 60s and came really, really close to not renewing this year. It's a combination of reasons, but the main one is the way Ohio State treats its football customers like they're in a prison camp. Once upon a time, you could go visit your friends in other areas of the stadium (after halftime, usually). You could bring a cookie into the stadium. (A security guard confiscated a chocolate-chip cookie from my purse two years ago. Seriously.) You could bring a bota bag in. You could tailgate without hiding what you were doing (always makes me feel like a teenager and my parents could be coming home early, so hide the stuff, man!). I am treated as if I was some sort of enemy. Now, of course, 9/11 changed a lot of things. However, since 9/11 I have been to many away games (Texas, Washington, and most of the B10 schools). Not one place does to their fans what Ohio State does to theirs. Every year they seem to come up with yet another rule or increase in cost to make it less and less pleasant to spend a Saturday afternoon there.

As far as cost, I contend that you can still take your family of four to a game for a reasonable price. You can't do it for a big game, but for your average Indiana game you can park, walk to the stadium, and wait until almost kickoff. The scalpers are practically giving those tickets away...and thatt's another reason I probably won't get tickets next year.

Comment 23 Mar 2014

Krenzel had to work within Tressel's system. Tressel thought offense was just something you had to do in between the real football...punting and playing defense. What I appreciate from both Krenzel and Troy was their toughness. God, the two of them took some ferocious hits and bounced back up! Would love to see some of that again. And both usually made the big play when it really counted.

Comment 19 Mar 2014

As one of the two people left in Buckeye Nation who doesn't think JT should be fitted for his scarlet-and-gray halo, I would like to share some thoughts:

The "mostly disadvantaged kids" were not selling their MVP awards and other memorabilia (which they didn't seem to give two hoots in hell about) so their poor mammas could have food in their stomachs. No, they were selling them for cents on the dollar for scummy tattoos from a weed dealer. Not exactly noble.

JT went around the country for years telling everyone else how to live their lives (e.g., the way he does). He made millions telling everyone else to do the right thing. Yet the first time he has a real moral dilemma, what does he do? Lies, lies, and more lies. Then, for good measure, takes down the football program he claims to care so much about.

Anyone old enough to remember Watergate should surely know that the coverup is ALWAYS worse than the original offense. If he had just come clean, apologized, and took his medicine, everything would have been fine. But no. And please don't give me the crap he tried to sell at the news conference that he "didn't know what to do." He was an AD at YSU for how long? Ohio State has buildings full of lawyers just sitting around waiting for stuff like this to happen. The man's not that dumb.

Let's face it: As long he beats Michigan, a Buckeye football coach could screw a goat on the 50-yard-line during Script Ohio and very few Buckeye fans would care. I do a lot of traveling, and I sometimes wear my Buckeye gear. Even in Europe, I've had people give me the "O-H" and a thumbs-up. But I also have people with bewildered looks on their faces ask me how Buckeye fans could embrace so tightly the person who screwed up their program so willingly. Beats me.

I think the NCAA is an outdated, ridiculous organization that needs to be shut down yesterday. But when you agree to be a head football coach at an NCAA school, you agree to abide by their ridiculous rules.

And please spare me the "But Mom, everybody else does it" defense. Sheesh. Everyone else commits offenses; what everyone else doesn't do is look the NCAA in the face and lie to them. Those jerks really hate it when you do that.

And yes, I am a Buckeye fan. But I want it to be the cleanest program, one we can all be proud of. I don't want to be ashamed of that diploma on my wall.

Let the hating begin! :)

Comment 30 Jan 2014

I have been a Matta fan for years. I always thought that no coach in the country got more out of less than him. But this team, and this coaching job, baffles me. I know this isn't the most talented team out there; I think we all knew this was not going to be a championship season. But I didn't expect this team to show this little interest in playing basketball. (It's Craft's senior season, for Woody's sake!) Is this team truly this bad? Is it the coaching? Maybe we miss Chris Jent? Can someone who knows more about basketball than I do tell me why no one on this team seems to learn from their myriad mistakes? Help me out here.