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Ole Buckeye


Adrian, MI (via Columbus)

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Lifer. CBus native living in TSUN.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU-Purdue, Oct. 1968. In the Horseshoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Mike Guess
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jerry Lucas
  • NFL TEAM: Lions
  • NBA TEAM: Pistons
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Gahanna

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Jun 2015

I agree with what someone said --- Elflein will be there by the end of the year.

Maybe Michael Thomas, too - but he's already proved himself. 

Think about it, Zeke outplayed Melvin Gordon, Thomas sort of outplayed (or at least hung with) Amari Cooper , and Cardale definitely was as effective as Mariota. 

Comment 12 Jun 2015

anybody notice Curry's Michael Jordan move?? You know, the one where Jordan pushed Russell off and then went up for his jumper? 
I saw Curry do that about 5 times last night.  It's a nice move.

Comment 11 Jun 2015

The OSU staff is going to blaze some new ground this year, setting some new precedents in how to handle multiple quarterbacks in a game.

Although, the 1968 NC team used this as well.  I can still remember that on occasion, Ron Maciejowski would come in the game for Rex Kern, like definite passing downs. And then Rex would come back in.  Meaning, it wasn't mop up duty when we had a 50 point lead on Indiana.  It was within the framework of the offense.

Years from now, big tall quarterbacks will be called "The Cardale Jones", much like players who play "The Percy Harvin" position.  

I'm curious to see "the Braxton Miller", too.  

Comment 04 Jun 2015

all good stuff.  I can't help thinking, though, that all of this magic works because of the entire team concept.  I mean, it would be cool if all three QBs go on to have NFL careers, but we have had some great teams/players at OSU who went on to the NFL and  were just okay.

The upside of this thought is this:  all major programs get good athletes, but it takes UFM and his crew of wizards to produce champions. 

Since moving to TSUN 27 years ago, I have followed the Lions pretty closely, along with the Brownies and the Bungles.  I would not be surprised to see any one of our three QBs end up on one of these teams and have mediocre NFL careers.  It's the Ohio State Buckeye difference. And I think it's more pronounced now, with this coaching staff, then it was in 2002.  The entire starting D in 2002 played in the NFL, they were that good. 

All I'm sayin' is love the players, but love the team more.

Comment 04 Jun 2015

If I had "an historically successful program" I might squirt some Cool Hhhhwip on it!

Comment 02 Jun 2015

Check out the beginning of the clip from 2012... the crawl at the bottom of the screen shows Youngstown State beat Pittsburgh.  So... MM was in a foul mood anyway, to see Tressel's old school beat Pitt. 

You almost feel sorry for the guy. But not really....

Comment 02 Jun 2015

I also noticed on that video that as it starts to roll, the crawl shows that Youngstown State has defeated Pittsburgh 31-17, so May was probably grieving over the $100 he just lost when the Panthers lost to Jim Tressel's old school!  Karma on top of Karma on top of Karma!!!

Comment 29 May 2015

DJ: "crank"???  I have not heard that term for heroin in about 30 years!  I thought it went out with "horse"! Or, Mary Jane for weed!!

Marion was a nic place 30 years ago.  They used to have a popcorn festival with free entertainment in a parking lot.  I saw the Spinners one year - they were awesome - and one year it was Helen Reddy.  Did I mention the Spinners were awesome?

I'm just over the border in TSUN and the heroin problem is growing in Toledo and Monroe both.  In part, driven by the over-prescribing of opiates by doctors. Shut that off first.

Comment 28 May 2015

That doctor!  Is she for real?  Daaannnnnnnnnnng!  That's the kind of woman who might convince me it's time to get on Twitter. 

But probably not.   But, wow.

Comment 27 May 2015

as a kid growing up in the 60s, basketball was the most popular OSU sport. We watched or listened to all their games.  Probably got hooked when they won the NC in 1960 and finished second the next two years (okay, I was only 5 when they won the championship).

But I definitely remember being confused when my father said to me, in October of 1968, "C'mon, let's go to the OSU football game."  He had been listening on the radio and we were playing Purdue and Heisman winner Leroy Keyes. They were ranked #1 and we were #4.  That was my first Buckeye football game and, sorry hoopers, but football has been number one for me since that day. I was 13 and we went to the stadium and they let us in at halftime.  First time I ever saw the inside of the Shoe.

Excuse me, I need a tissue!

Comment 21 May 2015

Yeah, I was gonna say, I don't think Schlichter threw a good spiral in his entire OSU career.

I remember that game, and it sucked.  Losing to Penn State 19-0. At home.  We didn't know at the time that Gerald was maybe going through some personal issues, but still... that was a tough game to watch.

I did drink a few beers in the Northberg with some PSU slappies that night. They were okay dudes.

Comment 20 May 2015

2015 will be a huge coaching challenge.

I've been watching the Bucks long enough that I know the world won't end if they go 11-2 this year.  I mean, a surprise loss in there somewhere, and maybe Harbaugh pulls the stunner in november. Or not.  But I think what Meyer has already proved at OSU is that a bad stretch - losing the B1G Championship, losing the bowl game, and then losing to VaTech - didn't kill him, didn't stop the momentum of the program, and life will go on.

Sounds stupid, but I am sure that if we DO go 11-2 this year, next year we will probably be 15-0, just to get that ugly taste out of our mouths.  Not to mention set a record for number of victories in a year. 15!

The ONLY thing that worries me in the future 3-10 years is getting a bad apple athlete in here somehow, and it embarasses the program, Meyer and poisons other players.  In the push to be competitive and get the best athletes, I'm hoping that the coaches prove that you can do it with good people, too.

Comment 20 May 2015

I am happy/surprised that he has had this much of an NFL career.  It may have been his coaching, but I recall an awful lot of PI calls on Chekwa, calls that (in my amateur opinion) might have been avoided if he had turned around to locate the ball.  It's just me, I'm sure.  Maybe when he was at OSU it was not a prime "Silver Bullets" team....?

Glad to see he is back with the Raiders and building that NFL retirement!!

Comment 19 May 2015

I like this kid.  Mostly because he has very very quick feet.   And I think his shot will come around, no problem.

His defense needs to be coached up --- but with his quickness and athleticism, he has the physical tools to be a pest on D.

I think he's going to be a 14-pt average guy, maybe a steal a game. Call me crazy but let's talk after the season and we'll see if I was right!

Comment 18 May 2015

after Lee blows up that TE, on the very next play he knocks down a pass going to the slot receiver.

1st round pick next year. He's going to make everyone forget about Troy Polammalommalama-loo

Comment 15 May 2015

But thankfully we had Zwick for the Alamo Bowl after the '05 season.  Had a groin pull and toughed it out, too. While the announcers (Corso, Herbstreit and Tirico) debated just how messed up the program was, how out of control it was and how Troy Smith had embarassed the program!  Troy Smith - the biggest loser Heisman winner ever!. 

That game must have been sweet for Zwick. It was only one game and the job went back to Troy that fall, but how many QBs get to start a bowl game for OSU and beat Les Miles???

Comment 15 May 2015

Guiton took that stadium over all by hisself!

Comment 13 May 2015

For me, I just want to see more MUSCLE next year.  The S&C pales next to the football program, understandably, but doesn't Loving look like he's lost 15 pounds on his bench press?  Gotta have muscle and hustle.

IMHO what we will be talking about a lot is Kam Williams' incredible quickness.  It's why he ought to become a better defender as his career goes along.   Dude is  quick!

Comment 13 May 2015

If I had a gun to my head and had to pick one, probably JTB.  The turnover ratio of the last two games (granted, they were against some fine competition) makes me feel safest with Barrett starting.

I just don't know what else the coaching staff can do.

All 3 would have to get some time, in every game.  That's one paradigm you just have to buy into.

Barrett is the one that just about has to play QB on every snap.  But Cardale can play TE or FB, and Miller can play almost anywhere on offense.  That also means if indeed there were plays where all 3 were on the field at the same time, it almost has to be Barrett at QB.  How freaking crazy would that be?? (No sarcasm intended!)