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Bucksfan


Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

One day I changed my icon, and the entire internet almost collapsed in on itself and destroyed the known universe. Good news is that we're all still here and can laugh about it. Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My friends and I getting our picture taken with Brutus Buckeye on the field after beating Michigan 14-9 in 2002 to finish 13-0 with the scoreboard in the background.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Trying to give up the NFL. Entering a 12-step pro
  • NHL TEAM: ?
  • NBA TEAM: ?
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: No. Just...no.

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Aug 2016

For what it's worth - I haven't read the rest of the conversation, but I'm betting it has to do with Harbaugh vs. Meyer, and whether Meyer is going to leave for the NFL someday.  I'm willing to bet a d-bag Ohio State fan said something about Harbaugh not doing anything of substance at the NFL level.  Then Chief Justin's comment about Meyer and the "highest level" would at least make sense (no matter how stupid).  Even if what I just described wasn't the actual conversation - this dude's comments were clearly about Meyer and the NFL, making your comments about Meyer's college accomplishments a reactionary, pointless retort to an already pointless comment.

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Well, their infractions were different.  Tressel was in a legal pickle when it came to the Tat-5.  Pryor, et al., are the ones who did the pickling.

But, it was a scandal that should never have been as huge as it was.  Tressel should have gotten leeway from the NCAA given how his knowledge was given to him inappropriately by an investigating lawyer.  The Tat-5 suspensions levied by the NCAA similar to other incidents of that magnitude $ amount.  The 5 year ban from Ohio State's campus, though, was completely, 100% uncalled for.  Why does that make any sense at all?  "He's a grown man now?"  F-you, Gene.  He was a grown man when he plowed over Taylor Mayes as a sophomore.

Comment 06 Jul 2016

Easily my choice as well.  I've never gotten over that one.  Unforgivable game.

I also choose it largely because it probably wouldn't have changed the course of events.  Ohio State would still have gone on to lose to Purdue and wind up in the Rose Bowl against Oregon.  Pete Carroll would finish 7-5 instead of 8-4, and still bolt for Seattle.  The game would have done nothing to affect Tressel's eventual fate.  It might have eased the 3-year reputation of losing on a national stage at night - but that would have faded the second after USC lost to Washington the following week.  It would have done nothing for Ohio State's reputation against the SEC.

Why pick it then?  Because it would have felt REALLY good.  It was USC.  We still haven't beaten them since 1974.  We lost that game because of everything Jim Tressel's style came to represent.  And at that moment, I was pretty sick and tired of it.  Punting on 4th and 11 from USC's 36???  With Terrell Pryor???  It was indefensible, and I was ready for a change at the top to get back to winning big games with big talent.  It was the moment I turned on Tressel.  If I ever get a moment alone with him, this is the game I'm most likely to bring up saying, "2009 USC - WTF, man?!"

Comment 05 Jul 2016

Yes.   Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Comment 23 Jun 2016

These parallels are pretty weird - I didn't even think about them.

Really happy for Cleveland.  LeBron is really the only reason I watch the NBA - and I got behind the Cavs in those runs over the last decade.  I understood the Cleveland curse all too well, with my dad having grown up there.  And I have to say, even as a loosely affiliated fan of a Cleveland team - those losses were hard to swallow.  I was running with a lot of Boston natives in 2010, and I had to watch that crap with them - most of the time they were bitching about how the Celtics were crap despite 20-point blowouts.  This year, everytime I saw the Cavs lose a playoff game to the 3-point chucking Warriors, I was like, "we're getting Turkoglu'd again."

LEBRON!