GoBuckeyes1020's picture

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 13 Jan 2017

You mention the problem and the solution when you say 'most Americans can't set aside four hours on a weeknight'. I don't think the four hours is nearly the problem that the weeknight is. Sure, if the Buckeyes were playing I'd be up to the finish and then staying up to drink another in celebration. During the Clemson Bama game I fell asleep on the couch at half time after a long day at work knowing that I was getting up at 5 the next morning. Play the game on Saturday where college football belongs! Who cares if it last 15-20 minutes longer then.

Comment 12 Jan 2017

Again, I talked about the last 4 years. 2012 I hope is a very unique exception as I really hope we avoid the NCAA doghouse and we didn't get beat by a team we tied with for the division top spot. I look at this as a reward fr a group of guys wrongfully punished. I'm glad to see we didn't print any tshirts for the last two years. I also never said the sky is falling. We are about 15 years into the greatest time to ever be a buckeye (as reference I lived thru the late 70's, 80's and 90's typically underachieving teams). All I said is we need to finish the job in the league a little more often than 25% of the time to be compared favorably to Alabama. I'd love to get a piece of them next year in January.

Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

Comment 11 Jan 2017

That same website also says this 

The Big Ten football championship will be decided by a game played between the two division champions

Which is the first sentence on the tiebreaking procedures defined here: 

http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/archive/081011aaa.html

I think the deciding question is 'is it tshirt worthy?'

Go BUCKEYES!!

Comment 11 Jan 2017

My comment was in response to a comment that we have earned the preseason number  1 ranking in the B1G every year just like Alabama has earned that preseason ranking nationally. No one has said that psu has earned that honor instead. I would say no one in the B1G has. We've only won 2 out of the last 10 and 1 out of the last 4 (I know 2012 should have been one but it wasn't). Sure we are a MAJOR player every year both in the conference and nationally but a 25% success rate at winning the actual B1G title over the last 4 years is a far cry from what has been taking place at bama for the last 8.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Not to rain on anyone's parade but we might want to win more than 1 out of the last 4 B1G championships before we can earn this kind of respect. Are we contending for titles every year? Absolutely! Are we winning them? Outside of a magical 2014 not so much. 

I know Urban had little to no control over 2012 but I am highlighting just the last 4 years.

Comment 10 Jan 2017

They finished the season better than we did. Who really cares whether we're 5 or 6 after the season is over. Honestly I would argue that Penn State should have jumped us too. We have work to do next season.

Go BUCKEYES!