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Bucky Buck

Powell, OH (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 18 April 2012 | Blog

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.


  • 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 05 Oct 2015

It does continue to surprise me how conservative this offense gets in close games against defenses that have struggled all year. What happens to all of the offensive talent we heard so much about in the Spring?  How are we going to know if these guys can make a game changing play if no one else gets a chance to play?  All offensive recruits are seeing is one guy carrying the football and a couple of receivers catching passes. Is Jalin the only player capable of fielding a punt? 

That being said, it does seem that the bigger the game, the better this team plays. They are having trouble matching the focus and intensity of these teams who see the Bucks as the biggest game on their schedule. You can see it in all the mistakes, turnovers and slow starts to games. These guys for whatever reason, just don't have that fire right now. It's almost like they need to have a close game at the half, to find that motivation to fight for something. Once that big game looms on the horizon, I think you'll see these guys flip that switch and show everybody what they're capable of.  

Comment 04 Oct 2015

I'm not sure why anyone feels the need to express shock or anger over the drunken ramblings of such a small, insignificant group of a-holes that call themselves Buckeye fans. They are representative of no one but themselves, but yet we provide them with a forum for their idiotic opinions and pretend to be outraged by their meaningless commentary.  I would have to think that most sensible people would see these trolls for who they are and understand that the source of their rage comes from either lost money on a point spread, or frustration over having to explain yet another mediocre performance to other troll buddies who give them crap about it. I couldn't care less what this vocal minority has to say and neither should you.

Comment 28 Sep 2015

That is correct sir. Here is how we stand as of today:

Ohio State is No. 1 for the 100th time, putting them in second place all-time, just a game behind Oklahoma.

101 - Oklahoma

100 - Ohio State

98 - Notre Dame

91 - USC

73 - Alabama

(in case you are wondering, TTUN ranks 11th with a mere 34 weeks at number one)

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_college_football_teams_by_weekly_appearances_atop_AP_Poll

 "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" - William Shakespeare

Comment 28 Sep 2015

I would also be tired of it, if I knew what that meant. 

Comment 27 Sep 2015

Reminds me of the old Greg Schiano "chopping wood" gimmick that put him on the map at Rutgers. I don't however ever recall him wearing a jacket that said "Lumberjack". Fleck's hyperactive antics remind me of Ron Zook as a Buckeye assistant and how that act doesn't translate well as a head coach at more traditional schools like Florida and Illinois. Can you imagine a Big Ten school allowing oars on their uniforms? Give PJ some Adderall and let his coaching and recruiting prove his ability. The rest is just showmanship. 

Comment 25 Sep 2015

You almost forgot about Stugots. Here is a gem from him this week about Harbaugh leaving TTUN after one season:

"I pride myself on seeing things before others see it, and I'm telling you right now, he is going to break Michigan's heart," Stugotz said. "I'm telling you, Chuck Pagano is out at Indianapolis. There is no way Jim Harbaugh is going to pass up the chance to, a.) get back in the NFL, and b.) coach Andrew Luck in the NFL.

"Jim Harbaugh, next season, will be the Colts' head coach."

Keep in mind that his last name is Weiner, so Stugots means basically the same thing in Italian, but more like something you call someone else. A bit juvenile, sure. That's LeBatard. 

Comment 24 Sep 2015

Something tells me Mr. Abbott's bank balance lies well short of a hundred grand. Maybe he's talking about the candy bar. 

Comment 24 Sep 2015

Even when these guys were giving each other a beating in the dirt, it was still in sensible slacks and oxford cloth shirts. Just roll up those sleeves and let the blood flow!  No jeans or t-shirts, no cargo shorts. Jimmy Cagney was 5' 5" and would beat your ass in a three-piece suit. A gentleman's guide to sharp dressing and toughness - old school style.

Comment 23 Sep 2015

The tempo and the cadence are different and so are many of the plays. It wasn't just Cardale and JT they were snapping to either, it was also Braxton and even Zeke took a snap from center. Not sure you can name many school snapping to four different guys in the first three games of the season. 

Comment 21 Sep 2015

So you're saying Cardale gets most of the reps, but that JT gets the same reps behind him, just not under center?  To me, that's JT getting second team snaps, not splitting reps at ones. It's not exactly the same if you're not under center coach. I think you're seeing the results of JT not getting those reps, with his slow starts. Give him a week with the one's and let Cardale shadow. I agree however, you can't split reps and get anything out of it for either guy. 

Comment 21 Sep 2015

or elite QUATERback as the sign says. Spelling and drinking do not mix well. 

Comment 15 Sep 2015

Don't most schools use a reserve QB as holder? Is it common to use a punter? I'm sure our Aussie punter has good enough hands to do it (mostly), but why not a QB for those occasions where the snap gets botched, or a fake situation. Now if somebody else other than Cam trots out there, people will know the fake is on. How about Collier, he's not doing anything!