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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 12 Feb 2016

What a great match. I thought the kid from St. Joe's got the better of him late and just ran out of time but what heart by both athletes. What a shame that a heart that big gives out way too early. He will be missed.

Go BUCKEYES

Comment 11 Feb 2016

'Back in the day' the call would have been spearing. It was designed to protect the player being tackled but is now just as much a concern for the tackler. IMHO there should be two distinctly different penalties:

1) Targeting, where the tackler is aiming at the person's head whether its with the helmet or not. I think this was the original intent of the rule, to protect those taking the blow. This should still be punishable by an ejection.

2) Spearing, or leading with the crown which is what Bosa did. This not only protects the player being hit but also protects the tackler from serious injury. This should be a 15 yard penalty with the possibility of ejection if judged to be malicious (crown first into a player's back on a late hit which was the primary call years ago). Bosa targeted the right area (the chest) he just led with the crown. 

I am wondering when they are going to call running backs for leading with the crown, I think the day is coming. 

Call it a 'sissyfication' of the game if you want but as we learn more about the seriousness of 'getting your bell rung' the more we need to adapt the game to prevent it. 

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Living just outside of Cincinnati I would love for them to get the nod. Certainly would add some fun games at Nippert (when they do not conflict with a Buckeye game!) and I love the idea of a UC/Bob Huggins rivalry in basketball. 

Comment 27 Jan 2016

Had to close the door to my office while watching the Dom Tiberi clip and I have watched it before. Never ceases to make the eyes water. How firm thy friendship is exactly how I feel about my state and the team I root for. Thanks as always Ramzy.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

when you decided to make Buckeye football matter more than it should

Is this really possible?

Comment 04 Jan 2016

12 seniors gone. 6 underclassmen already declared bringing the open slots to 18. Add in the 3 more that are expected to leave and we are at 21 schollies to give. There will be a transfer or two and some careers ending (I think I remember Kyle Berger as one and Warren Ball as another) so I am guessing we are looking at 23-25 in this class. What is even more crazy to think about, assuming Bell, Marshall, and Thomas get added to the leaving early list, we will only have FIVE players on the roster listed as seniors in 2016.