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Comment 15 Feb 2016

Anybody remember Marv Homan?  I thought he was great ... especially Buckeye hoops. In the days before seemingly every game was televised, a kid in Dayton had to find Marv on the radio to hear the Bucks.  I loved the way he said, "HornYAK!"

Comment 14 Feb 2016

Years ago, I worked with a guy whose Dad went to Denison with Woody.  My friend's father desperately wanted him to go Denison, as well.  He had made up his mind that is not where he wanted to go and was looking at other schools.  He said one Sunday afternoon the phone rang and his father picked it up.  After a brief exchange, the father handed my friend the phone, "It's for you."  My friend said, "Hello?" A booming voice come back, "Marty, this is Woody Hayes, what is this I hear about you not wanting to attend Denison?!"  

Comment 14 Dec 2015

I grew up in Dayton and spent a great deal of time in Yellow Springs in the late 60s, early 70s.  Man, you should have been there!  (I should add this was when Antioch College was in full bloom.)  

Urban was offered the ND job the same year he was offered Florida.  He chose Florida.  I think ND might be that girl that he went out with a few times years ago, and still thinks about now and then, but has no doubts that he ended up marrying the right girl.  

Comment 10 Dec 2015

This is a great parlor game.  I am old enough to remember all those teams.  I was 17 in 1969 and absolutely crushed.  Don't forget, the next year was all about revenge.  Woody had a carpet made for the locker room that the team had to walk over everyday with the score "Michigan 24 - Ohio State 12".   The entire focus of the season was on that game.  The Bucks ran the table again, locked in on Michigan and beat them in Columbus, finishing 10-0 and #1.  They promptly go to the Rose Bowl and lose to Stanford and Jim Plunkett.  I thought Woody had overemphasized The Game, to the point that the team felt like they had accomplished the primary goal - same as that '06 team when they beat #2 Michigan here.  I think that 68-70 team finished 27-2.  But everyone knows they should have been undefeated National Champs three years in a row.  

That said, I think this year is as disappointing.  We got used to "Coopering" during the Cooper years to the point that we almost expected Michgan to beat us (at least I did).  This year, we lost one game to the #3 team in the nation by 3 points.  Bama and Oklahoma had far worse losses, but the way system is set up, we lost at the absolute worst time.  But, for all the problems and issues cited on this site about the offense this year, they still won all their games except one.  This team was loaded, and it has the best coach, in my opinion, in Ohio State history.  We are going to look back and know we should have won the first two CFPs, and be considered one of the all-time great teams.  

Comment 07 Dec 2015

Bama lost early and did not control their destiny.  They had to win out and hope someone took care of Ole Miss.  That happened.  They won on the road at Arkansas, LSU, and Auburn.  We controlled our own destiny from day one.  We were two wins away from the Big Ten Championship game.  Michigan State came to our house, with their second string QB, and mule-whipped us.  You can blame play-calling, the weather, Zeke's injury, but it doesn't matter.  Bottom line, we did not get it done.  Alabama did.  It will take me a long time to get over it.  I hate them, but I respect the hell out of them. 

Comment 06 Dec 2015

If Michigan State beats Alabama, it reinforces our win last year.  If Bama smokes MSU, our win over them - in their eyes - becomes a fluke.  Just my opinion.  We have to have a longer view.  Every time the Big Ten wins, the perception of the entire conference improves.  

Dantonio has an OSU connection; Stoops is from Ohio.  I'll root for both over Clemson and Bama.  

Comment 02 Dec 2015

I thought they went into Blacksburg with something to prove.  That team looked like the national champs.  I think after revenge had been taken, they went on cruise control.  The big Michigan win is sort of salving our wound, but I think years from now, we'll look back on this team as disappointing.  A Cooperesque type letdown.   Whoever wins the title in January, we'll know we could have beat.  

Comment 01 Dec 2015

Last night's episode was great.  They are slowly dotting the "i's" and crossing the "t's" for this season.  I think they are going to stick the landing next week.  Without divulging any spoilers, let's just say that all the characters are converging.  

Comment 22 Nov 2015

There is something about Ohio State football coaches writing books and bad things happening that is weird?

Comment 19 Nov 2015

Frampton lived in the Cincinnati suburb, Indian Hill, for a pretty long time.  He married a girl from Cincinnati.  They recently split and he moved to Nashville.  You would see him occasionally at the Kroger's in Mariemont.  

Comment 12 Nov 2015

There used to be a Three Dollar Cafe on Rosewell, near Lenox.  Actually, just ask anybody where the nearest Three Dollar, Taco Mac, or Jocks and Jills is,  and you'll be fine.  OSU fans everywhere in ATL.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

Let's frame the question another way:  of the five other teams in the Top 6, who would you like to see lose before the end of the season and be eliminated from consideration?

I'm guessing, deep down, it would be Bama.  

Comment 04 Nov 2015

Many great recommendations here.  I prefer Macanudo Crystals, with a tumbler of Glenmorangie LaSanta in the fall and winter, and Four Roses Single Batch or Woodford Reserve bourbon in the spring sand summer.  

Comment 11 Oct 2015

Remember the Alamo!

Remember Pearl Harbor!

Remember Ann Arbor 1969!  

I think the length of Michigan sucking time is longer than some of our fans' attention spans.  I agree with many here that we are getting everybody's best shot.  But everybody's best shot will not be as focused with the hate that Michigan will be bringing this November in Ann Arbor.  We were a two point conversion away from losing to a terrible team, coached by a caricature two years ago.  

Those who disregard Michigan do so at their own peril.  Fortunately, I know the one guy that won't  be taking this game lightly, and he our head coach.   

Comment 06 Oct 2015

Saw the Gunners at the Nutter Center at Wright State during the Use Your Illusion Tour, early 90s.  Soundgarden warmed up.  They were great.  Chris Cornell might be the purest rock singer ever, even better than Axl, but still ... anyway, GNR was late.  Very late.  Slash eventually came out around 11 p.m. to claim there were "technical problems", but to be patient.  Thank God they stopped selling alcohol.  The crowd was getting very restless.  Eventually, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the lights go down and you hear the first chords of "Welcome ...", Axl shoots out of from backstage like a rocket and bounces off a large speaker bank.  It was on!  They were immediately forgiven for all their transgressions.  Later we learned, from a  Rolling Stone interview, that Axl was having flashbacks of a trip to the nearby Air Force Museum as a boy, with his hated stepdad, and had to be coaxed on stage by the shrink who traveled with them.  Whatever ... GREAT. EFFING. SHOW!!!  They could have been the American Rolling Stones, but they let it get away ...