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GoBuckeyes1020 12th Warrior

Pleasant Plain (via Cincinnati)

Member since 28 August 2014 | Blog

I have always been a Buckeye fan but truly became a diehard after attending football camp under Earl Bruce back in the early 80's. My first car was a gray 1980 Cutlass with scarlet interior called the Woodymobile (bench front seat, an entire generation of kids have no idea how great a bench front seat is!). I grew up in Cincinnati (which should actually be part of Kentucky) where there are plenty of Buckeye faithful that are typically overshadowed by hillbillies, catholic school devotees, and cute little bearcat fans with massive inferiority complexes. I now live outside of Hamilton county where you see the Buckeyes flags fly 365 days a year. My favorite Buckeyes moments: a 3-way tie between throwing with Art as a sophmore in high school, watching Cie Grant toss Dorsey to the ground like a rag doll, and yelling like a madman as Ted Ginn returned the opening kickoff as I watched from 20 rows up in the 2006 NC game. Worst Buckeye moments: about 30 minutes after the Ted Ginn moment and watching JT fall on the sword for Gee and Smith.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching my son after his team battled through the losers' bracket to win the city north U13 baseball championship. Will never forget the smiles as they took turns hoisting the trophy. Best Buckeye moments....see above!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Too many to name just one but rest assured they were wearing the scarlet and gray
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty.....no question
  • NFL TEAM: The Bengals and whoever is playing the steelers
  • NBA TEAM: The Cavaliers now that LBJ is back home
  • MLB TEAM: The Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Warren County U13 (my daughter's team :))

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Jun 2016

Great article!

The Buckeyes were not immune as 18 letter-winners did not return to the school for the 1942 season

Makes you wonder how many did not return home at all. What a generation.

the Big Ten permitted programs to play 10 games instead of eight for the first time in 1942

Obviously the Big Ten was not thinking about the student athlete

a healthier Ohio State throttled Pittsburgh 59-19

Is Mark May still pissed about this one?

Thanks for the article Matt and the amazing pics 52! Go BUCKEYES!

Comment 18 May 2016

I think we are underselling how good the Buckeyes played late last year after the MSU debacle. Michigan gave the game to MSU and then hung 34 unanswered points in a 41-7 win over Florida. A Florida team that lost to Bama by 14 after winning the SEC East. Michigan plays a weak schedule this year other than their two biggest tests which are both on the road. As much as I would love to see them suffer don't be surprised if they show up in Columbus as an undefeated or 1 loss team. Then lets crush their hopes and dreams.

Go BUCKEYES!