It's funny how that '85 game against Iowa seems to keep coming up in various spots in my life. My brother and I recorded that game on the timer setting on our VCR because my parents had made plans to be out of town that weekend visiting some college friends, and we were in tow. We weren't sure we'd be able to watch it at my parents' friends' house (we were able, albeit sporadically, as it turns out), so we wanted to have it in its entirety to watch it at our leisure upon returning home. Since it was such an epic upset (truthfully, I wasn't sure OSU had what it took without Keith Byars to beat #1 Iowa with Chuck Long and Ronnie Harmon), we ended up NOT recording over the game (a true sign of '80s dedication!) and watched it repeatedly over the years whenever we had a Jones for Ohio State football. I remember the soaking wet AstroTurf from all the rain, and I remember writing in my English-teacher-required journal in English class two days later that "THE BUCKEYES UPSET #1 IOWA! THEY HELD RONNIE HARMON TO 122 YARDS!" That's a quote, by the way - I still have the journal.
I'm ready for the season. Thanks, Ramzy, for bringing back the eighth-grader in me and the child-like anticipation of another season of college football.