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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 Jul 2016

I would hope that I would have the balls that if I witnessed something like that, no matter who the perp was (my boss, my coordinator, my head coach, my pastor, my brother, my best friend) that I would make sure the kid was cared for and the perp was removed on a fucking stretcher. This is not something that should just be told to a peer or a boss. It should be handled on the spot physically then reported to the authorities. No excuse for any action otherwise. 

That being said, I hope he had no first hand knowledge of the disgusting things that piece of shit did.

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Just making an observation about the difference between the programs and their current and historical significance. Every player and every recruit at PSU was allowed the chance to bail knowing full well the punishments that awaited them the rest of their careers in Happy Valley. It is a testament to the job O'Brien did and the pull of the Penn State brand that the place didn't implode. Baylor is facing no where near the sanctions PSU faced and it is crumbling at the seams with player losses and a patchwork coaching replacement. 

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!