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nvbuckeye


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Comment 13 Dec 2014

I just returned from five days in ATL.  On Thursday night I wore my colors while at dinner with some friends (both OSU grads from the early 70s).  We got several looks and some comments.  Yesterday while checking out thru the airport TSA checkpoint an agent told me about my Ohio State sweatshirt, "in a few weeks you will have to burn that shirt!"  My response: "no way; win or lose I always wear my colors with pride."  He had nothing more to say.

There was an ignorant FSU fans at the gate who had to tell me how much he hates Urban Meyer.  Whenever traveling I wear my OSU color.s with pride and class.  Unlike lots of other "wannabe" fans of schools so jealous of the Buckeyes.  O - H

Comment 12 Oct 2014

What a boring Saturday w/o tOSU playing.  Did anyone get surprised by close games that were changed by a kickoff return for a td?  It happened at least 3 times in games I was watching, including NW/MINN.  NW finally got it going, tied the game and then bazinga, they lost.  Thank goodness the Buckeyes know how to cover a kickoff.

Comment 12 Oct 2014

Going to "neutral" games is fun.  I have been to Tucson several times in October and went to watch Arizona play long before RickRod showed up (including Ohio State in 2000).  Fans west of the Mississippi are so different from Midwest fans.  They show up "whenever" and stay until at least halfway into the 3rd quarter.  My wife and I went to a U of Pacific once back in the day when they still had football.  When we asked the ticket seller where were the good seats, he said "sit anywhere you want, it doesn't matter.  The Cal game last year was a perfect example.  Their fans mostly left before the 4th quarter started, even the students.

We had U of Nevada Wolfpack seats for 25 years and it was great.  The students and locals turned out every game and were loud and supported the Pack.  It was a great small college experience.  Its too bad more people don't get to feel that.  GO BUCKEYES!!!
 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

My wife and I were sitting just to the right of the press/luxury boxes, wearing our Scarlett & Gray amongst a horde of yellow ducks.  It was the best football game experience of my life (even better than Ohio Stadium back in the 60s).  The best part was watching oregon fans drone on and on about their great offense and then choking when Ohio State smacked them around.  I remember telling one duck fan that "they don't play defense in the pac 10 (or 12 or 14 or whatever it is now) like Ohio State plays defense."

Personally I can't wait for the Buckeyes to play in Pasadena again so I can watch them live.  Whatever the reason for being in the Rose Bowl, it is still an awesome experience, IMHO.
 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

As a lifelong Buckeye living in the west let me weigh in on this discussion.  I attended Nevada football games for 25 years and beer has been sold there since the early 80s.  It has never been a big problem: fans being overly obnoxious, fans being thrown out for being too drunk, or more fights because they bought beer in the stadium.  (Mackey Stadium hold 30K fans).  It has not been a big money maker either but fans get a choice.  Nevada cuts off beer sales at the end of the half time and you can only buy one beer at a time.

Ohio Stadium allows alcohol in the luxury boxes, Right?  But not in the rest of the stadium.  Isn't that a bit ridiculous?

I agree with the "nanny state" comment in that responsible adults will drink responsibly no matter where they are.  And most fans will take care of those idiots that try tO spoil the game for us.  In 25 years I never has to tell another fan to behave because he or she was drunk.  Just my two cents.

GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!

Comment 27 Aug 2014

As a former student at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, a life long Buckeye fan, and a former enlisted member of THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, I find it really hard to root for Navy.  However, as a U.S. military veteran I do root for our service academies in every other game that they play in (especially against that prep school in South Bend).  This Saturday will be a great challenge for the Scarlett & Gray just because of who they play and how Navy plays.  I hope the Buckeyes are as ready as they say because each and every player will need to give his best on Saturday.  Like all the comments here, it will be a great game, a great atmosphere and a great opponent.

GO BUCKEYES!!!!!

Comment 28 Mar 2014

How is it possible in "American Cool" not to have a pic of Steve McQueen?   He was the ultimate "cool' for guys growing up in the 60s and 70s.  Love the 70s pic of Debbi Harry, too.  db

Comment 19 Feb 2014

The chicken sh*t referee under the basket should have been ejected too for not doing his job right.  Had he called a foul on the NW player sooner, it probably would not have gone that far.  I refereed many fraternity games at OSU that never got that far with my whistle ready.  That referee should not be paid for that game because he slept through it.

Comment 03 Dec 2013

Another great article about OSU's running game.  While I agree that Carlos Hyde and the OL deserve most of the credit for Hyde's awesome year, the OL only gets him to the second level.  The down field blocking by the receivers gets Hyde open on the 15 - 20 yard runs and the long TD runs.  It must be a phenomenal feeling to get past the DL and know you have alot more yards to go when Corey Brown, Devin Smith, Evan Spencer and other guys are out there planting the LBs and DBs in your way.  As someone above said, "strap on tight guys" it will be a tough, Big Ten type game on Saturday night.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment 25 Nov 2013

It is pretty clear that OSU Men will have to win on defense this year (if the officials will let them).  Since the ncaa has taken defense out of the college game to make it more like pro ball, then OSU better find a reliable scorer or it could be a long, long season.  Again, just my opinion.  db

Comment 25 Nov 2013

Are you kidding me!!!  The expression on his face in the last few minutes of the game said it all.  He sat with his arms folded and leaning back in his seat, too.  While the other guys were cheering and smiling, Ross was thinking about why he didn't turn pro last spring.  If Matta has the guts he will tell Ross to sack up, play like a man or leave.  Right now he is taking up a scholarship that could be used on a recruit that wants to be in Scarlet and Gray.  Just my opinion.  db

Comment 20 Aug 2013

OK, to prove my true Buckeye Family membership: while walking around stores in Jacksonville, FL (at a convention in town) last week I passed a shop with Buckeye flags.  When I entered the store, to my horror, it had placed a ttun flag above my beloved Buckeye display flag.  This can not be" I shouted to the store clerk who promptly moved that discussing corn and yuck colored flag below the tOSU flag.  In a few short seconds the world was alright again because tOSU was over ttun again.  The store clerk even apologized for the error.  Long live Buckeye Nation!!!!!!

Comment 08 Aug 2013

Two things I remember most about being there in person:
 

1. surrounded by duck fans and telling them before the game (to shut up their boasting about duck offense) that oregon had not faced a defense all year like Ohio State played - very prothetic, right?; and

2. watching all the touchdowns right in front of our seats, including the big fumble out of the back of the endzone (absolutely deflating the green and yellow - it was really quite after that).

A truly fabulous game for all Buckeye fans.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!

Comment 27 Jun 2013

FWIW, back in the 60s I lived in Park Hall around several football players.  They had time to find jobs in the off season (most were phony/make work type jobs but they still worked).  It never seemed to interfere with their class work or their off-season workouts.

Also, I like the idea of making them pay for school if they get money for playing a sport.  Take away the athletic scholarship and make them pay their own way or get an academic scholarship.  That seems fair to the 50K+ tOSU students that have to struggle to pay for school and then struggle to pay off loans after school.  Most major collegiate sports athletes are too pampered anyway.  If they want compensation then exchange it dollar for dollar with the cost of getting that free education each receives today.  That will give them an education on campus and about real life in the real world.

Just my opinion and thanks for reading.  Go Buckeyes!!!!!

Comment 24 Jun 2013

Sitting here writing this is Carson City, Nevada I take umbrage to the "wasteland" comment.  CC is really a nice little town with lots to do and beautiful mountains all around.  While it is not C-Bus it is still better than any other BIG state capital and I have been through half of them since leaving Ohio 30+ years ago.

Great article and keep them coming.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!

Comment 07 May 2013

If Joe G had been 6' 3" or taller he would have had a super pro career the way he could pass.  My favorite Buckeye QB is still Rex Kern, the master of slight of hand with the ball and could run as good if not better than any Buckeye QB since.

Thanks for these articles and letting us remember the great years past.  Now, lets get ready for what could probably be the best year ever in the Ohio State University football.  Go Buckeyes!!

Comment 14 Feb 2013

Luv that: "but you will always be out irascible sonofabitch".  Perfect way to describe how those of us who lived and suffered through the most amazing 3 decades of Ohio State football remember Coach Hayes.  Long live our love and memories of a great man and his principles.

Comment 14 Feb 2013

For a freshman at tOSU and studying for your first final exams and then meeting Coach Hayes in the hallway, it was a time I will never forget.  He came out of the elevator delivering Christmas gifts to his players living in the dorm.  Yet, he took 2 minutes to stop and ask me how I was doing, what exams I had and which one I dreaded the most.  Not one mention of football or sports or who I was.  He was concerned about my studies, then wished me luck and took off down the hall.

That is why I have always been a Buckeye (even before my days of campus) and will always bleed Scarlet & Gray.  Coach Hayes was the epitome of what a leader should be, even with his faults.  It is appropriate that we celebrate his birthday today and remember him fondly.  Happy Birthday, Coach.  Buckeye Nation is safe, solid and strong, just like you wanted.

Comment 13 Feb 2013

It is called "restraint of trade."  If any other college students went off for a job (math, science, computer whiz) most college football fans would not blink an eye.  But, when some stud athlete skips college to go pro in football or basketball, fans go nuts.  Being a Buckeye for over 50 years I speak and dream with scarlet & gray colored glasses.  Being a professional in my other life I speak and dream in reality that pro sports leagues are keeping young men from achieving their dreams because of arbitrary rules.  Sure, most 18 and 19 year olds are not physically and/or mentally ready for pro sports, but, those that are should be allowed to make the attempt.  MLB doesn't have this rule, it takes kids before they graduate high school, yet, I don't hear anyone on this site begroaning that.  If Clowney is ready he should allowed to go and try.  Maybe he can make it and maybe he can't.  Who to says Vonn Bell isn't ready to go.  All the allcolades given on this and other Buckeye sites seem to think he will be the next consensus All-American as soon as he puts on his tOSU uniform.  IMHO anybody should be allowed to try.

Plus all of you going on about BB being lousy now because of "one and done" players (not scoring more than 70 points in a game) really don't understand the science of BB.  Would you be happy if every FB game was evaluated on whether or not a team scored at least 50 points per game.  As I recall in 2012 fans were going crazy when IU put up 49 points against the Buckeyes, yet the last BB game was exciting when IU put up 81.  What gives?

Comment 25 Jan 2013

Agreed that Colin Kaepernick is a stud read-option QB.  Who would have thought that being a Buckeye for almost 60 years and a Nevada season ticket holder for 30 years that I would read a feature article on Chris Ault (the father of Nevada football) here?  If Braxton Miller can emulate what Kap did in his final 2 seasons at Nevada then Buckeye fans will be singing his praises for decades to come.  Miller is a better runner than Kap and maybe a better passer, too (based on my watching Kap live and Brax on TV).  With the O talent Miller has to use tOSU should be unstoppable this year and next.  Go Buckeyes!!!

Comment 24 Jan 2013

Your Kaepernick comment is spot on.  However, after watching him for 4 years at Nevada, remember he wasn't that great a runner until his junior year and then a phenom runner in his senior year.  If Braxton Miller can progress his sophomore to junior year like Kap did then all other teams had better watch out because he will make them look like pop warner teams, both with his legs and his arm.

Comment 24 Jan 2013

Evan Ravenel has  been my favorite Buckeye Bballer all year.  I like his style of getting after the ball and not letting the middle get in his way.  You can see by the way other team's  big guys lay off him around the bucket that they don't want any part of Big Ev.  Keep bringin' it Evan and Go Buckeyes!!!

Comment 14 Jan 2013

Apparently the author is forgetting the 1956 vote that went to Paul Hornung on a losing ND team.  It was a shame then, too.

Although I can't argue with his logic about the Heisman being a gift to offensive players: re: Olando Pace in 1996.  Lots of offensive players had better years then Manziel, but they didn't beat Alabama on the road on ESPN.

Comment 03 Jan 2013

01/03/03: just like every other tOSU game since 1992 - right here in my den, sitting on my couch watching the Buckeyes prove the world wrong.  It was the greatest Buckeye game ever up to that night (only the 2006 OSU/scum game beats it).  My best friend (who was at the game) sent me a signed copy of the last play of Cie Grant crushing Dorsey.  What a great night and superb game.  I can't wait until the 2014 Rose Bowl when tOSU does it again!!!!!  db