Hoyer signed with Houston in early March.
Mike Doss will forever be my favorite Buckeye. Many have approached him in my eyes, nobody will ever get on his level. Coming back to school, the captain of one of the best defenses we've ever had the pleasure of watching, three time All American, and defensive MVP of our first national championship in 34 years.
Ah man, Lou's speech was pure gold! "Tiger, what do you think about Hitler?"
If anyone is ever somehow finds themselves in Champaign County, or around Urbana, you have to go to Crabill's. It is tiny, and doesn't look like much at all. But is home to the original slider, and they are heavenly.
Having spent a lot of time in the Lone Star State, Whataburger is easily my favorite fast food chain. Especially late night. Popeyes gets honorable mention simply because their biscuits might be my favorite single fast food item, period. The worst? I have to say McDonalds. It's just plain...bad.
That's wonderful to hear, man. I know there are actually more important things in life than sports, but some of my most cherished memories will always be the games I got to share with my dad. Great to hear that you'll get to do it with both dad and son! I can't wait to be able to pass it on.
We were sitting in the endzone that Zeke was sprinting towards. When he reached the second level, I started doing some kind of high knees type thing. Not even making any audible noises. Just kind of running in place. Was I trying to run with Zeke? Will him into the endzone? To this day, I have no idea what my brain was telling my body to do as Zeke raced towards the endzone. Now after he reached the endzone, and I searched the field for flags and realized there were none, I all but tackled my dad into the aisle. Icing on the cake? S-E-C chant immediately followed the two point conversion!
As iconic as Holy Buckeye is, I have to put Will Allen's pick right there as a 1-B for 2002. Along with Brent's call of course..."Lets party, Columbus!"
I grew up a Sox fan, so I'd love to see Tito take that team to the playoffs. The AL Central should be a great race! If Verlander doesn't bounce back, that division is up for grabs.
Geez, what was I thinking!? Even my subconscious can't wait for football season. I'm going to go back to the drawing board now. Wow.
Couldn't have really asked for much better of a route to Sunday. Obviously this team is capable of getting beat by a Rutgers or Minnesota. But if they are also more than capable of beating Sparty and Maryland if that were to unfold. Do we really even want to see Wisconsin again? In a championship game? The answer to that is undoubtedly yes. I'll always take having the opportunity for everything to come together in one 60 minute basketball game. Maybe the good vibes of Indy and these two schools still linger.
I shared this in another topic the other night, but I was a raised as a Reds fan. Around '97 I went to Fenway for the first time, and it was a Yanks game. I was sold. I was never as die hard with the Reds as I was with the Buckeyes and Brownies, and everything about that rivalry felt so familiar. I became a Sox fan and never looked back. I knew when I did it that that was it, because I felt kind of bad already for switching teams, and I was never a fan of people jumping from team to team. Admittedly, there were some moments that I wanted to punch myself for picking the Sox of all teams. But on October 27th, 2004 everything was just fine!
The real gem of that article was the comments on the story underneath, and all of the ridiculous ways eggs were incorporated.
Hammond has some impressive ball skills. Kind of reminds me of Devin Smith in his ability to locate the football and make the play.
Seattle already made the comment, but I have to piggyback on it. 11W is basically my daily news intake. Right, wrong, or indifferent, this is the only news I seek day in and day out. The Hurry Up is my evening news. This site is a sports Godsend.
My favorite was the third time in as many spring games that I turned to my bad and said "maybe Bam Childress will break out this year". He and Michael Thomas, best spring game players ever. Glad Michael Thomas has finally gotten his head right.
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Being a Browns fan, and that I love the city of Cleveland, I will always pull for the Tribe to win. Unless they're playing the Sox, obviously. I love Terry Francona. It was one of the saddest days of my life as a sports fan when it was announced that he would not return. Especially given how the front office treated him, and after everything he did for that organization. So I sincerely hope everything comes together for Tito up there, and that he can get the Indians back into position to contend for the AL Central consistently.
Should have pitched to Nomar! Haha kiddin, it was a no brainer. And you are absolutely correct about Lofton. I never will understand why guys slide into first base.
In my travels to see the Sox play, it is awesome to know that there will always be plenty of Sox fans there. Now I know that a part of that is that they're winners now. Sadly, the bandwagon was at capacity after '04, and only continued to grow when they did it again in '07. I have to defend my fanhood all of the time as a Sox fan because I am not from New England. When I talk about getting swept by the Tribe in '98, and then Pedro and what he did to the Indians in the '99 ALDS, people realize I'm not one of "those" guys.
Go Sox! I'll root for the B's come playoff time too, just haven't been able to get into hockey like I do the big three sports.
No, I'm only 25. But I do get friendly reminders of how Joe Morgan crushed another dream in Game 7 all the time haha. I have the iconic picture of Fisk waving the ball fair in Game 6, signed by him. The Sox have played twice down in Cincy over the past 4 or so years, and we went to 2 out of the 3 the first time, and both last year. It was great to be in the ballpark with my dad again, even if we had different rooting interest.
Buckeye football will always be my number one. With that being said, I grew up a big Red Sox fan. It was a personal choice, not something I was born into like the Buckeyes or Brownies. My dad took me to Fenway when I was 8, and it was a Yanks game. The passion/hatred for the rivalry felt very familiar to me. I was hooked immediately. My dad is a Reds fan, and we would go to a lot of games at Riverfront. But I was just never sold on being a Reds fan. By the time I got home from Boston, I was a Sox fan forever. At that point, it had been 79 years since they had won a World Series. My dad made sure I was aware of that and The Curse when I told him I wanted to be a Sox fan. But I asked him, whats the difference between a Sox fan and a Browns fan? I'll never forget the night Aaron f^&ing Boone walked off in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, and asking myself why I did this to myself. Obviously, history was made just a year later. I go to Detroit and Cleveland every year when they're in town, and recently went to Cincy and Pittsburgh for some interleague play. Been back to Fenway just once since my first, and got to see an entire series in the Bronx. I tell you what, The Game is the best rivalry in sports. But when it comes to pure hatred, being in the Bronx as a Sox fan can be downright scary. So I apologize for my short story, but that is why the Sox will always be just under the Buckeyes for me.
After I was finally ready to leave AT&T stadium last month, we went back to the player's hotel to celebrate into the night. Of course everyone was awaiting the arrival of the team to return to the hotel. The entrance they were coming in was blocking off the restroom the main restroom. I had a few, really needed to go, but I wasn't going to miss the team coming in. Plus I had no idea where another restroom was. So the team finally gets there, I'm glad I stayed. One thing my dad and I noticed was Coach Meyer never came in. We were sure he either had more obligations back at the stadium and didnt make the trip back with the team, or they slipped him in through another door. So after the team came through, I started wondering around to find the restroom. I finally found one and walked in. I had my head down as I walked in, but as I walked in there were only two other people standing in there having a conversation. Those two people were Coach Meyer and Ted Ginn Sr. Told coach congrats on finishing the chase and complimented Mr. Ginn Sr. on the remarkable things he has done in the Cleveland community. It was a perfect end to one of the best nights of my young life. And yes, I was that guy...I took a picture of coach, while in the restroom. I took a lot of flak for that from friends, but its not like he was in mid stream! I had to be able to prove it. I'd include it in the post, but have no idea how to post images.