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Fort Mitchell, KY (via Findlay, OH)

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I graduated from tOSU in 1991, so yes, I was there during the dark years


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Comment 12 Oct 2014

1.  Ole Miss 

2.  Baylor

3.  MSU

4.  FSU

I do think the Buckeyes can get there by the end of the year, but it will take some more effort until they undue the blemish that is Va Tech.  A victory on 11/8 will go a long way to solidly our status.  

Comment 12 Oct 2014

I actually like Ole Miss just a bit better.  I think their D is the real deal.  As much as I hate the SEC (and I live in Northern Kentucky), I have a hard time making the argument that these are not two of the best teams in the country at he moment.  Do I believe that the Buckeyes have a chance against them?  Of course I do, but they will have to continue to improve each week.  I will wait until after 11/8 however before I start worrying about it.  

I do hope hope that the loss yesterday will at least drop Mizzou from the top 25.  I wouldn't want any more SEC teams claiming that one as a big win.  

Comment 12 Oct 2014

I wonder what the exact rule is for offsides.  The argument could be made that parts of his body had crossed the line pre kick.   That being said, and allowing that it was a bad call, where is the evidence that PSU could even move beyond mid field.   That was a game of two pathetic offenses.  

It was certainly a win-win situation for us as you knew that the losing fan base was going to provide hours of entertainment.  Neither team might win again the rest of the year.  

Comment 11 Oct 2014

Two things we can be sure of.  Rick, Michelle, and Darryl et all will bring death and destruction to those that locked them up.  We will also see them kill of one or more characters that we consider important members of the cast.  

The one thing I could never understand, was why no one simply made a b-line for the cost and find a fricken boat.   Then again, it wouldn't have been much of a show.  LOL!

Comment 23 Sep 2014

We still have a long way to go until we are even for the Cooper years.  I say we want to Keep Hoke and not get rid of him.  I think the chant should actually be 4 more years.....4 more years.....4 more years......

Comment 14 Sep 2014

I don't remember ever feeling so low about the BIG.  Sure the Little 8 sucked in the 70's, but there was at least the perception that the Buckeyes and Wolverines were among the elite.  There was a brief period where the Vest dominated, but we seemed to be able to win some out of conference games,   Yesterday was sad to watch.  I truly believe it comes down to coaching.  It also pisses me off, that as the money pours into the conference in record amounts, things seem to get worse.

I am all for keeping things in perspective and realize that the athletic departments are extensions of the universities (unlike some of our friends from the south), but this is ridiculous.  Despite the advantage in resources, many of our peers can't even compete in the MAC.  Maybe instead of east and west, the BIG should divide into two divisions.  Those good enough for division 1 get a bigger slice of the pie.  Last place gets relegated and first place in D 2 gets promoted to the big bucks each year.  You want the money, you gotta step up.   

I was a staunch defender of tradition for a long tme, but the conference and the traditions I grew up with are long dead.  Just give me something that I can feel halfway decent about.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

There seems to be a common theme here.  We have a way of certainly bringing out the best in the opposing QB's.  

I didn't feel comfortable going into this game, as I felt our inexperience on offense played right into Va Techs strength.  What I didn't expect, was the defense to give up this many points.  Once again, we allowed a pedestrian QB to look like Joe Montana.  Something is just not right on that side of the ball, and if we don't get it corrected soon, I would not be surprised if we lost to UC.  This has a very 2011 feel to it.  Hopefully I am wrong, and we can salvage at least an 04 year out of this.  

Comment 10 Aug 2014

As usual, money tends to corrupt everything.   The thing that always confused me, was how much change that the media and certain segments of fans wanted from what was clearly a popular sport.  Normally such radical change is reserved for failing enterprises.  In the 70's, you could only be on TV once, maybe twice a year.  Wait you mean we can make more money if certain teams are on more, no problem.  In the 80's we had an explosion of TV and bowls.  But bowls sucked, they left us without a true national champion.  We need a way to pit one versus two.  Good bye Rose Bowl,  we now need to focus on the BCS and getting to the only game that mattered.  Now success could only be defined by one measuring stick.  But the money was now flowing and there was no going back.  Pandora was out of the box and the tail in some cases was waging the dog.

College football teams are an extension of the university and part of the fabric and culture of the whole college experience.  It should NOT simply be an entity established simply to serve as a minor league system for the NFL. 

I think that this decision is going to bring an end to the game I grew up loving.  The BIG Is now aligned with five conferences, three of which has a very different set of priorities that we do.  The PAC and the BIG will find themselves on the losing end of many of the decisions to come.  Schools in the SEC and points south see the college athlete through a very narrow focus.  For the BIG and the PAC to keep up, my fear is that money will need to be syphoned from the Olympic non revenue sports and this hurts the opportunity form many kids to get the help they might need to afford college.

I remember listening to a sports radio program one day in Cleveland and the topic was money in sports.  The caller made a comment along the lines of when he was a kid, the Indians and Browns players lived in his neighborhood and were a part of the community, now they live in gated communities and only come to town for practice or games.  When I went to OSU, the football and basketball players went to class with us, went to the bars with us and in some cases were our friends.  What does the future hold.  Will they even still be part of the university, or simply mercenaries for hire.  Pay for play visitors who simply show up for practice and games and they bolt for the NFL as soon as able.

Comment 10 Aug 2014

I think it is a bit harsh to criticize someone for the fact that they like two schools. Growing up in NW Ohio, I also liked both OSU and ND.  Growing up Catholic, my dad liked ND, the priest liked ND and the nuns liked ND.  My dad who was an immigrant from Scotland of Irish decent also made sure that we knew who Ohio's team was and I can remember him pointing that out to me one New Year's day..  Liking both was not an issue, as (as long as Woody was there) you knew they were never going to play.

That being said, as I got older and it came time to go to college, it became more difficult to root for two.  No one wanted to beat the shit out of the Irish more than I did when we played in 95 and as the years have passed, my allegiance has been one sided.  That's just me however, and I don't see a reason why someone (like my dad) who paid tuition for 3 to go to OSU could like both.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

My anticipation for this year and I think is the key for the success of the team is if Braxton can continue the growth (aka Troy Smith) and have the kind of senior year we need from him.  The Troy Smith of his senior year (sans Bowl Game) was a polished pass first quarterback that was a significant improvement over the back yard wheeler dealer we saw his first two seasons at the helm.  If Braxton can make that same leap, this offense (I believe) can put up some impressive numbers.  A breakout season from Rod Smith would be the bonus.

Comment 27 Jul 2014

The Wiscinsin tie was 93 and don't forget we had to block a FG to preserve the result.  Thought for sure I was headed for the Rose Bowl that year.   I was a student during those early Cooper years and the Minnesota and LSU game would top my list.  There are too many to have a short list.

FYI, the goalposts last came down after 85 Iowa.  I believe one of the posts ended up hanging behind the bar at Papa Joe's.  Good times!

Comment 05 Jul 2014

Pace is a no-brainier.  One of the most dominating players I had the opportunity to watch play.  He is the one player that could instantly elevate his position group to the next level.  For my second, I have to go with my favorite Buckeye, Mike Doss.  Staying for his senior year aside, he was the consummate leader of one of the best OSU defenses ever.  Whether the result of intense film study or instinct, he always seemed to know what the offense was going to do prior to the snap.  

Comment 19 Jun 2014

I was in South Stands too.  I know the weather was cold and wet that day, but I don't remember being cold.  Maybe it was the warm glow ok kicking the Illini's ass.  That game finally closed the book on their little run of success against us.  

Comment 19 Jun 2014

I was a student during those years and Gary really energized the program.  Although the record the last year was a disappointment, it can partly be traced to losing Jay Burson.  I remember USA Today had us as a lock for the tourney the week he got hurt.  The team closed out the year with a 9 game losing streak and that was that.  We still had a lot of fun and we could get really crazy in those court side seats.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

I can't lie, popping over to Mgo every now and then does wonders.  Having survived the late 80's an the 90's, it is a clear example of Kharma.  The thing that brings me the most joy however is the fact that their fan base hasn't realized yet that in the modern era of the game, their brief period of dominance has been an anomaly.  While our recent run has been extremely one sided, and probably due to end at some point, it is most likely that we will remain on the positive side of things into the future.  Unless of course, the significant talent advantage that Ohio enjoys over Michigan (high school) is suddenly flipped.  Nah, that ain't happening.  

Comment 27 May 2014

History does not favor the European Sides in a South American Cup.  I believe you have to favor the hosts and Argentina.

Comment 12 Apr 2014

Coming forward in the last minute of a 1-1 match and heading in the winner off of a corner.  As a defender, my chances were limited, so that was nice.  

In 1995, I got to play St. Andrews 2 weeks before The Open and I stuck an 7 iron on 18, 6 feet from the cup. I always remember getting applause from the people standing around the green. 

Comment 11 Mar 2014

While it is certainly fun to make fun of UM, I believe our students have nothing to crow about.  There is a general apathy in the modern student.  There are also so many things that they find more important.  The concept of missing a game when I was in school was so foreign to me that it never entered into the debate.  That is not to say that there were not kids back then that didn't care and I was always appreciative to take their tickets off their hands.  Granted back then $40-45 would get you a season ticket.  I always had friends or family that would come for the games so they always got used.  

I think the biggest issue for the game right now is the date post Thanksgiving.   Fortunately it was never something we had to worry about.  It definitely puts a damper on the event known as Michigan Week.

Comment 02 Dec 2013

Saturday will certainly be a challenge, but we do have several factors that play to our favor.

  • With the game in a dome on a fast track, I think that certainly favors our speed.
  • Braxton can take the glove off his throwing hand.  I believe he has worn the glove the last three weeks and IMHO has not been the same passer.
  • Defensively, I don't think we could have a better situation.  I am sure the coaches will have their attention this week and I expect a pissed off unit on Saturday.  I don't think the situation would have been the same had we blown out TTUN.
  • Was it me, or did it seem the playbook was different Saturday.  Where was the quick passes to the outside to stretch the D?  It was as if (and they were right) that they knew they could just pound the ball down their throats.  I expect a full arsenal on Saturday.