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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 19 Aug 2016

My best friend was a defensive coordinator at a small school in Tennessee. He asked me what I was hearing about the slow moving search for a coach (well before the days of 11W). I listed the more popular names, Glen Mason, I think Mike Bellotti and Chris Spielman were considered, I even think Gruden was mentioned. I then said 'and a D2 coach from Youngstown named Tressel'. Without hesitation he told me if they interview him he will get the job, no question. He had met Tressel at a coaches convention a few years prior and was amazed at the way he spoke and carried himself. Said he ran into him again the next year and the first thing he said on the second meeting was asking about how his wife and son were doing, mentioning them by name. Pure Tressel; attention to detail, focus on what is truly important, and then understanding the GAME like no other Buckeye coach in history. He laid quite the foundation for Urban to build on. Cannot wait until tomorrow's stroll down memory lane!

Go BUCKEYES! 

Comment 03 Aug 2016

I'm with you brother!

Comment 03 Aug 2016

Sorry I should have been more clear. I was referring to the Saban 'at the right time' comment. Alabama had been just a downright bad program for the 10 years prior to Saban. Not a single title. Urban took over a program that was coming off of a bad year but had just finished a 10 year run under Tressel that was extraordinary. I'm thinking Urban stepped in at the right time.

Go BUCKEYES!

Comment 03 Aug 2016

Not so fast my friend. I'm not sure how following 10 years of Dubose, Franchione, and a lesser Shula even remotely compares to following 10 years of Jim Tressel (we can agree to skip 2011 right?)

Comment 03 Aug 2016

Agree with this other that his resurrection of MSU football. That honor resides squarely on the shoulders of the Buckeyes former defensive coordinator.