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Member since 22 July 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Zeke's 85 yarder
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: 2014 - Evan Spencer
  • NFL TEAM: Chiefs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

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Comment 6 hours ago

The Surrender Cobra.

Gotta give the kid credit for doing the interview. What a way to get your 15 minutes...

Comment 18 hours ago

Apparently we need to vote... the Iron Bowl is edging us out... barely:


Comment 18 hours ago

All those wins had to be luck. It's obvious UM doesn't know jack about picking coaches or running an offense. The fans know more than him... just look at the posts. Urban should be consulting the internet forums before making his coaching decisions. I mean the nerve.

Comment 18 hours ago

Amazing how many internet armchair coaches know more about offensive coordination than Urban Meyer.

Comment 26 Nov 2015

I think the saddest, underlying issue is the commercialization and the need for people to buy shit they don't need.

You mean like Buckeye football jerseys... cable TV for sporting events... tickets to games... or computers and internet service to surf football forums?

My own wife would agree that's all 'shit I don't need'. She doesn't understand my passion for the Buckeyes, but she tolerates it because she loves me. A fact for which which I am very thankful.

I think earthoids point is not so much heartstring related, as it is 'to each his own'.

Comment 26 Nov 2015

Fair enough, though I've never perceived Luke as not being willing to own up to problems with his defenses. It' an objective observation, so everyone will perceive it differently. Sure, he got contentious with the press at times in 2013. The defense had problems and he was feeling the pressure. I don't blame him for that. Honestly, what difference does it make anyway? IMO Luke's body of work for this team has been nothing short of spectacular. 

It's easy for all of us to sit back and criticize. In reality nobody knows what happens inside the locker room, coaches meetings and on the sidelines. We just see the results, good or bad. We cheer when the results are good, and we criticize when they are bad.

We saw this phenomenon with Herman after the VT game. Everyone was criticizing him and questioning his abilities. I remember hordes of fans mocking his MENSA status. We saw it with Luke in 2013... now are seeing it with Beck. 

The disaster that was our offense last week doesn't fall 100% on Beck's shoulders. He's taking 100% of the heat tho. Yeah, he makes a shitpile of money. But so does UM.

Heh. I can't imagine UM pacing the sideline in the rain last Saturday saying "Please Tim, for the love of God, call a screen pass!! Please call a screen pass!!!" only to be continually rebuked.  

UM is in charge of everything. The offense, the defense, the playbook. If our offense sputters, it is just as much on his shoulders.as anyone else. But nobody wants to blame him because well... he's Urban Meyer. 

It wasn't just Beck who lost the game last week. All the coaches had a hand in it, and so did the players. Sure the playcalling sucked. I was just as frustrated as anyone. But there were a lot of players who didn't execute at critical times last week. All I'm saying is if it's a team victory, then it's a team loss.  

Go Bucks!

Comment 26 Nov 2015

It does give us a chance at violent, satisfying payback, I'll give you that.

The guarantee, and the sheer luck of the outcome of that game, is why I cannot stand harbaugh's face. Abhorred the 80's. That 1986 game was the epitome of the era. If something could go wrong, it would go wrong.

As an old dude who suffered that decade, I am mostly thankful for Jim Tressel.

Comment 26 Nov 2015

It is hard to believe that at some point UFM didn't said "Throw the $%^@*^$ ball" or you are done. However, I can remember BVT (Before Virginia Tech) Hermann was doing the same thing with the crap playcalling and especially during the B1G championship game, and nothing changed.

Which is why I think Beck is being unfairly singled out here. He deserves some blame, but the pitchforks and torches might not be quite necessary.

UM has the wheel. If the bus goes over the cliff, he's the one driving.  

Comment 26 Nov 2015

Understand what you're saying, but the 'petulant child' description is a bit much, don'tcha think?

4 year starter on the DL... 50 consecutive games. Not sure anyone has ever done that on any team let alone the Buckeyes. He played his final game in the '97 Rose Bowl with a completely torn left pectoral (no coach dared hold him out) to help his team win a HUGE game vs Jake the Snake. 

Luke Fickell was more of a man as a teenager than most of us are as adults.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I don't know why, but I have a feeling this team is going to dominate next week. Not just win the game... but DESTROY that team up north. Got a feeling that Josh Perry is going to take charge of the defense... and JT is going to lead this offense in ways we haven't seen since last season.

And Zeke... ttun better look out. He's pissed. And we all know how Zeke plays when he's pissed. Look at his very next carry after the fumble vs bama.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I was yelling at the top of my lungs for a 3rd and long traditional screen. Sparty's aggressiveness could, and should, have been used against them in certain situations. Wondering where the quick slants were, like the one to Thomas last year that broke sparty's back.

It was like we were afraid to run a play.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Internet petitions are embarrassing IMO, and useless.

not to mention they're a foolish waste of time.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Trust Urban? How can you expect the fans to, when its obvious that the players doesnt. Zeke wouldn't have said the things he did last night if the players believed in what they are doing this year.

Sorry, but how would you know all that? Because of a 6 minute interview?

Good grief.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

It's called The Game for a reason. No idea who wins. Of course, we never do.

All I know is, I'll be more fired up for this game than any other game this season. Let's hope the players and coaches feel the same way.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

You are exactly correct. The headlines today talk about how Zeke threw everyone under the bus, but when you watch the entire interview you can tell he loves the team and his coaches. Of course he was frustrated... he wants to help his team win and was rendered unable to do so by a stifling front 7. Let's be honest here... as bad as the playcalling was... sparty's front 7 played very well yesterday. Point is, Zeke threw nobody under the bus... but you wouldn't know that reading the headlines.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

He is one of my all time favorite players and this is how he is going to be remembered.

People who know the game will remember Zeke for exactly what he is. A talented back who can do it all... run, receive, and block...  a ferocious competitor, and a national champion. 

I would also point out that he has two more games wearing the S&G.  People make it seem like yesterday was the final game of the season.