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hansman


from Pickerington, Ohio

Member since 17 December 2012 | Blog

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I've lived in Ohio my whole life and in the Columbus area since I was seven. I've been a Buckeye since my birth in 1980. I attended my first game in the shoe when I was seven. Since I was seven and the 1988 football season, I've only missed nine Ohio State home games. I attended every game of the 2002 national championship season except at Northwestern.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Going to the national championship game vs. Miami on January 3, 2003 and watching the Buckeyes win it all! Going to Holy Buckeye, rushing the field for TTUN game in 2006 for #1 vs. #2 and for Tressel's last game vs. TTUN in 2012 (and rushing it in 1998 and 2002), and doing O-H-I-O around the Big Outhouse in 2009. Also, going to the 2012 Buckeyes game vs. Purdue and not leaving early (never do!), seeing the Buckeyes crush Notre Dame in the Shoe in 1995, and seeing Eddie rush for 314 vs Illinois in the Shoe in 1995. Finally, attending the Ohio State vs. TTUN game where Tressel gave his famous speech about beating them after he was hired.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Carlos Hyde/Kenny Guiton/Joey Bosa/J.T. Barrett
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Slam Thompson
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 19 hours ago

Exactly....enjoy complete domination and TTUN being the worst dumpster fire ever known to man, and hope it lasts forever. Amazing things usually don't. As soon as TTUN is back on the rise or nearing/back to elite level, you will be wishing for these days back. Trust me. I lived through pre-Tressel days and so did many others.

Comment 21 hours ago

Are you sure about that? The team who has pulled a rabbit out of their hat for two straight years is now playing a team who just lost their best defender.

Comment 21 hours ago

Beat me to it....I had my comment half typed but the phone rang.

Comment 21 hours ago

Unless we meet FSU instead of Oregon....but, it isn't like topping off Gordon and Cooper by beating last year's Heisman winner who hasn't lost in two years instead of this year's is any less impressive (more actually).

Comment 22 hours ago

I'm confused to exactly what the mother thought he should have done differently or what the producers asked him to do differently when they retaped it. They thought explaining the rules to her was somehow insensitive? He should have just assumed she knew to leave for fear of her feelings being hurt? And, he should have known of a requirement to make her feel better after his "mistake"? Come on.

Comment 23 hours ago

Amen. This is what I don't get.....for all those people longing for TTUN to be elite again, the rivalry to be back, TTUN helping to boost the B1G back up, (insert reason), etc., what is it you are hoping for? You want Ohio State to win every other year now or go back to the Cooper years? Because, if TTUN gets to that level or close, you won't be enjoying a victory over them every single year like we are now. As for me, I'm pretty sure I don't give a rat's ass what they do as long as the Buckeyes win as many games as possible.

Comment 23 hours ago

I was referring more to your views on Michigan in the news, and not so much where you stand on Ohio State in the news. And, while I said I in fact like the trait of coming to the defense of the team you cheer for, I also like not having scarlet-colored or maize-colored glasses so much that you can't even recognize when something can't logically be defended.

Comment 23 hours ago

I mainly said this because of how you defend Michigan at all costs. But, to be fair, I do the exact same thing when it is Ohio State in the news for something negative. And, I am sure many others do too. I actually like it in a way because it shows that you are a true fan and that you are emotionally invested in the team you cheer for. It just makes it much harder to recognize coming from the most hated rival of the Buckeyes.

Comment 24 hours ago

The OP did use sarcasm font. I am with the crowd who thinks they are bringing in Tebow simply to share his Bama/big game experience with Cardale and maybe others.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

I'll tell you one thing that will happen. If Michigan doesn't land Harbaugh, you will tell us all how they decided they didn't want him.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

You normally seem to do your homework and be knowledgeable on most any topic. Other than always having an explanation for literally any negative news story that has ever come out in the history of Michigan, I have no faults with you. BUT, saying Oregon is a worse loss than Appalachian State isn't going to help your credibility any. I don't care how many FCS titles they won, that still isn't going to make sense.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Huh? What part of anything I said indicated that I thought this was "Make a Wish"? There are obviously three parts for every person who makes a bowl trip....the travel expense, where you are staying, and the ticket to the game. Is that somehow confusing that I said I have to ensure that I CAN GET THERE before I buy a ticket to a game that far away from where I live? And, a place to stay might be good too so I don't spend four or five nights in a homeless shelter. The other two things cost money just like the game does. But, it is pretty necessary to do them in order. What if someone said right now I'll give you a ticket for X dollars? Should I just take it and then hope I can sell it without eating it if I never get my travel and place to stay figured out? Maybe you are getting what I am saying now but likely not if you somehow came up with the twisted idea that I wanted a handout.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

I was flipping channels and caught that too. That was very cool.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Have you checked the records of the other teams in the AFC North lately? All three have two more wins than the Browns do. You think a good quarterback equals the Browns easily winning the division? I guess I can't fault your confidence.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Those all look to be pairs.....except I do see one single in your Stubhub link for $268. I should snap that up. It may be my last chance. The issue I also have is working out the rest of my trip (travel, hotel, etc.). I need to work those things out before I buy my ticket, and I am running out of time. By the time I do that, that ticket on Stubhub will be long gone.

Comment 14 Dec 2014

Thank you for the link.  Any and all ideas are appreciated. This actually gives me an idea too. If anyone has any jobs they need an extra hand for, I am willing to offer my services as well to make this trip happen. After all, I am still going to have to purchase a plane ticket and figure out where the heck I am staying too so I really need to be making some extra cash.

Comment 14 Dec 2014

Thank you and yeah, FSU finally cracked me that one night. I feel like I kept my composure fairly well during the playoff chase until they won their hundredth straight game by the smallest possible margin and with the most lucky breaks humanly possible. I never fully lost hope but you probably don't believe me. Even after VT beat us, I knew if we won out that only losing one game would have us in the top four or just missing out. I just use 11w to vent my frustration sometimes (which can be a great thing and make for great discussion if you are calm but a really bad thing if you aren't). I just wish people wouldn't see every what if conversation as worrying. At least let me actually go crazy before you tell me I am, right? :)

Comment 14 Dec 2014

I have to worry. I've never wanted to attend a Buckeye game worse than this one except the 2002 national championship game (which I did go to). I don't want to sound greedy since I am sure many Buckeye fans attend far less games than I do (since they don't the luxury of living 15 minutes from the Shoe), but the problem with watching the Buckeyes and living that close is that once you go to games regularly then you are hooked. I am sure fans of the Buckeyes can relate to the second part at least.

Comment 14 Dec 2014

No worries, thanks for taking time to read this at least. I'm hoping maybe I get lucky finding someone with one here or somewhere else.

Comment 13 Dec 2014

Can't say I wasn't surprised, although I thought we might make the top 10. 

I think you might be saying this because of how much we hear it from other fans, the media, or whoever quite a bit. I'm not really sure how people could call Ohio State fans delusional. Why? Take a peek at how many wins a season and how many top 10-15 finishes we've averaged over the last 20-50 years. How can it be delusional to expect a great season when Ohio State does it every year? The one bad season in recent memory came with an interim head coach.

Comment 13 Dec 2014

I posted that link above. I guess I should have scrolled down first. That is a solid link and all haters should be forced to read it.

Comment 13 Dec 2014

I just post this whenever someone tries to say it was a bad call- http://buckeyefansonly.com/notcalled.html