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Il_Padrino


Sicilia

Member since 23 July 2013 | Blog

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28 years military, still active, live in Sicily.

Grew up in Ohio and have been a lifelong fan of The OSU.

Drop me an email if you have any unique, rare, etc. Ohio State football items. [email protected]

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Anyone who has donned a Buckeye uniform proudly (remove TP (tattoo 5) from my list).

Recent Activity

Comment 10 hours ago

Ups, make that 6.  Starting to get the feeling that this site is pathetic.  NO less than 6 Marshall threads in the top 6 threads... really folks?

Comment 10 hours ago

Starting to get the feeling that this site is pathetic.  NO less than 5 Marshall threads in the top 5 threads... really folks?

Comment 10 hours ago

Starting to get the feeling that this site is pathetic.  NO less than 5 Marshall threads in the top 5 threads... really folks?

Comment 10 hours ago

Starting to get the feeling that this site is pathetic.  NO less than 5 Marshall threads in the top 5 threads... really folks?

Comment 10 hours ago

Starting to get the feeling that this site is pathetic.  NO less than 5 Marshall threads in the top 5 threads... really folks?

Comment 12 hours ago

and then what do we do?  We come out and lay the Golden Goose Egg for the SEC argument on why "they are so good".  FAWK'ing pissed right now.

Comment 21 Nov 2014

Cooper had a bad go of it but compared to Hayes:

I love Woody Hayes, but his Bowl Game record SUCKED BADLY in the 1970's and he, sorry to say this, didn't do a damn thing after the 1968 Championship season:

1970 Rose Bowl = Loss

1972 Rose Bowl = Loss

1973 Rose Bowl = Win

1974 Rose Bowl = Loss

1975 Rose Bowl = Loss

1976 Orange Bowl = Win

1977 Sugar Bowl = Loss

1978 Gator Bowl = Loss

Comment 21 Nov 2014

Living in the recent past does nothing to teach the next generations of the early beginnings of the team nor does it even convey a message to the current team itself, the coaches, etc. if they do not know their traditions, why they exist, and who created them. 

My sharing of the 1916 team is a fan lesson on numerous things that if you missed the points; I'm sorry for your inability to see the point (e.g. The House That Harley Built - The Shoe).

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Cooper:

1989 Hall of Fame Bowl = Loss

1990 Liberty Bowl = Loss

1991 Hall of Fame Bowl = Loss

1992 Citrus Bowl = Loss

1993 Holiday Bowl = Win

1994 Citrus Bowl = Loss

1995 Citrus Bowl = Loss

1996 Rose Bowl = Win

1997 Sugar Bowl = Loss

1998 Sugar Bowl = Win

2000 Outback Bowl = Loss

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Well, sadly, like many other athletes... he didn't pay his bills.  I got all the items in the one photo above from a guy that bought an entire storage unit full of Byars' items (some have been on sale on Ebay recently) and as it turns out this was not the first one of his storage units to not get paid for.  

If he wants the items back all he has to do is contact me.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

I'm not in favor of people bashing players; so I went to his stats to try to defend the kid a little... sadly, I can't.

Season 11 receptions for 113 yards with a 10.3 average, the longest catch was 25, and he has 0 TD's.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/549827/corey-smith

Comment 20 Nov 2014

It was 1984, not 83' and the year that Byars SHOULD have received the Heisman Trophy but was robbed by a midget name Flutie.

FYI, I own the game ball that was presented to Byars for that game and up until recently, I owned Byars Ohio State helmet as well.

1984
1984


 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

That #1 OSU vs #2 Michigan game was an outstanding game.  A real nail biter.  What is more frustrating is that based on today's "logic" or lack thereof, had today's rules applied to 2006 rules, OSU would have played against Michigan for the National Championship.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Now we're rolling, that was indeed an amazing game and I believe the 2002 season ranks as #2 according to this article:

http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2013/08/29/the-25-greatest-ohio-state-football-seasons-of-all-time.html

The writer unfairly assessed the 1916 Illinois and Wisconsin game's and obviously did not delve too deeply in to the facts of the games because his comment stating his case against them being listed as "Case against: Scraped by Illinois 7-6 and Wisconsin 14-13 in consecutive games, a sign of inconsistency coming from the same bunch that demolished Oberlin by triple digits."  If he knew what he was writing based on something other than the scores, perhaps he would have seen the truth and ranked the 1916 team even higher than #4.