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GoBuckeyes1020

Pleasant Plain (via Cincinnati)

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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 22 Feb 2015

Just watched the Bennett media interview and it was worth every second. You could not ask for a better ambassador for college football, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Ohio State University. Here's to a long prosperous career!

Comment 05 Feb 2015

“He’s not ready today, but he will be Saturday.”

Quite possibly the best quote of the year and the understatement of the year!

And as we all know, everyone else picked up their game from that moment on. It's amazing to think of the thoughts going through my (and any other BUCKEYE fan) after losing JT. It's even better to think about what happened over the following seven weeks!

Go BUCKEYES!

Comment 04 Feb 2015

Screw it....I tiptoed around the issue earlier.

If guys are leaving because of recurring injuries that is a bummer and is unfortunately a big part of football. I think you will see an increase in medical reasons for ending a career especially in today's game where we know so much more about concussions.

If guys are leaving because they think they will never see the field because of the depth chart then good luck and best wishes. I could see guys leaving after earning a ring because they WANT TO PLAY. It's easy for an old fatass like me to say I would give anything for a chance to wear the uniform. If you are a 19-22 year old sitting 3-4 deep on the bench you might want to find a place where you can get in the game especially after you've received a nice piece of jewelry.

If guys are leaving because we asked them/forced them to leave to make room, then shame on us. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Dean Smith (not a big Smith fan but I am a fan of this quote), 'It never takes courage to do what is right'. More than anything at Ohio State I want us to do right.

Go BUCKEYES!

Comment 04 Feb 2015

Just hit the FOOTBALL at the top of the page and take a look at the scholarship grid. You need to include Braxton and Hale as they are returning at this point and subtract the guys that are already gone. My count is 90-91 not 89......obviously worse. Either way, we have to be at 85. I hate seeing Buckeye careers ending prematurely no matter what the reason.