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Bucky Buck


Powell, OH (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 18 April 2012 | Blog

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Born on the banks (not literally) of the Mississippi River in Onalaska, WI (LaCrosse) in 1964. Raised on the banks of the Olentangy since 1968. Can almost hear Keith Jackson saying that last part in a way that only he can.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Buster Douglas knock out Mike Tyson on a giant rear projection tv in my parents house. Oh, and a little thing called the 2002 National Championship. That was stressful as hell, but worth the suffering.

Recent Activity

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I should not be old enough to remember this, but the other guy reporting with Dave Kaylor appears to be the late Roy Briscoe for all you old timers out there. He started at WBNS in 1960, so yeah that one took me awhile! 

Comment 30 Jul 2015

There is an obvious joke to be made here with the black cat, but well, um....never mind. 

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Really awesome to see that Doug Lesmerises kept the legend of Fong alive and wrote such a cool piece about a super humble, hard-working kid like Chris. I'd love nothing more than to see him take a few snaps before the season ends to reward all the hard work. I'm not sure how long the list is of kids who never played High School football, but have a National Championship ring. For me, Fong will always be right there at the top. Great story of what it means to be a Buckeye! 

Comment 27 Jul 2015

I worked for years near N 4th and Detroit and then East 11th and Fields in a cinder block building with one glass block window. Daytime was safe enough, but when the sun started to go down it was like Will Smith in "I Am Legend". 

Comment 27 Jul 2015

Keep the ball out in front of you and look the ball into your hands son. Keep at it and you'll get the technique down. 

Comment 25 Jul 2015

Damn!  Yeah I could see Terrell looking like Vern as well after Coach Mick gets his hands on him. 

Comment 25 Jul 2015

Terrell Hall is going to have one of those Alonzo Spellman body types. For those of you wondering what ever happened to Alonzo? Well, um, this comes from Wikipedia, so it must be true: "Spellman struggled transitioning after his career ended. Eventually, he found his niche as a donkey wrangler. He is on the forefront of this career, and is now a world renowned donkey wrangler".  People, you can't make this stuff up!

Comment 10 Jul 2015

This to me seems to be an individual case that's being promoted by a rival fan as a systemic problem. Fortunately there are metrics in place for measuring the academic progress of student athletes in the NCAA, that prove how isolated this incident must actually be if true. 

The NCAA measures academic progress (APR) among student athletes and it's something our own Jason Priestas covered back in May of last year. Here is the link: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/college-sports/2014/05/35784/big-ten-apr

Here are the Cliff Notes from Urban's first two seasons (2012-2013):

"While the Buckeyes placed fifth in the league with a football score of 972, the number is down 10 points from last year when Ohio State finished third in the Big Ten. Still, Ohio Stat's 972 ranks 17th football among "Power Five" conferences, and 26th among all FBS schools."

"Penn State brings up the rear in Big Ten football, with an APR score of 954, just five years removed from 2007-08, when the Nittany Lions led the Big Ten in football APR."

From 2013-2014, OSU climbed slightly to 973 - however Penn State still trailed in APR at 956. So the facts are very clear as measured by the NCAA.  Penn State football remains near the back of the pack in the Big Ten, while Urban Meyers teams are among the top teams each year. 

According to the NCAA:

"The Academic Progress Rate (APR) holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term.The APR system includes rewards for superior academic performance and penalties for teams that do not achieve certain academic benchmarks. Data are collected annually, and results are announced in the spring."

Facts are facts and not mere unsubstantiated rumors of a hopeful rival fan who didn't do his homework. I'm sure it's difficult for kids who don't ever play, to remain motivated to be at every single football related activity when he knows he isn't going to see the field. Urban however demands that all players on scholarship remain accountable for ALL activities, just as the starters would be. If you aren't going to play and want to put more time into your academics, free up that scholarship for someone else to use. Somehow as the APR shows, the other players are finding a balance between football and academics, so you need to work it out with your teachers and find the time to do both. 


 

Comment 06 Jul 2015

"That's what she said!"  

(Sorry, my account was hacked by Captain Obvious) 

Comment 06 Jul 2015

No man assigns Fong a number. Fong chooses what he wants and lets the others fight for whatever is left. 

Comment 05 Jul 2015

I also thought of a young Mike Tyson when hearing Terrell speak. They both have the lisp, were soft spoken and shy as young kids. Mike found Boxing to give him an outlet and Terrell found football. It seems that maybe being introverted and smaller when young, brought out the beast in these kids and Terrell seem to play with that same sort of aggression. Very respectful kid, but very driven to be great. Can't wait to see him in Columbus!

Comment 25 Jun 2015

Not only does his game and style remind the Lakers of Magic, but his nickname is "Silk", so....Jamaal Wilkes anyone? Although shorter than both, he brings an element to the point guard position the Lakers haven't had in many years. I don't see them passing him up, just to lose him to Philly or even Phil Jackson.