Coach Bruce - How does it feel to have a children's book written about the magical 1979 team? haha.. seriously my question is this - One of my favorite traditions that I share with my kids that Earle Bruce started was holding the four fingers up to start the 4th Quarter. I always thought this was the best celebration of the endurance and attitude needed to succeed in anything. What was your inspiration to start this tradition and how did you players react to this.
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Thank you for the suggestion.. I checked out his artwork and he does a remarkable job...
Also a quick update for those who did the pre order. I spoke with the printer - I expect the books to ship by Mid October assuming there are no delays on their end. Thanks again to everyone and I can't wait for the books to arrive!
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This response to this promotion thus far has been more than overwhelming. I am so thankful to 11W and Ramzy for this partnership and I've always thought that my books were a perfect fit for the 11W community as I feel it has a unique brand all its own within the Buckeye Internet Universe.... I can't wait till the books ship to see what your kids think of them.
Thanks again and Go Bucks!
thank you... I'd love to see video of this moment... I've been reading this to my girls for the better part of their lives.. it will be nice to see someone else's take on these...
haha.. can I get a video of this... seriously that would be great...
you are a good dad .... thinking about Christmas this early... she is blessed.
That is the ultimate compliment. Really. Thanks
Thanks for the kind words.. that means a ton. I am hoping this is the start of a second career where I can write 3-4 books a year on older sporting events. I have already written my next 3 and am hoping sales are strong enough that I get the green light to publish them. Time will tell but I appreciate your words.. and The Day I Met Woody is based on my actual life changing meeting with WWH. He was an amazing man and in one day changed my life forever.
I would just be astonished that someone would want it.. it would be something if that were the case.. they are setting up a book signing in my little home town when I go back in October... it seems crazy to me. but thank you for the kind words..
surely you are joking about this...
Thank you sir... that is fantastic stuff my friend! send me a pic of your daughter and I'll put her in the Buckeye Kids Club part of the website... and check out the links above.. my daughter is doing Script Ohio at the Buckeye Bash.. she even dotted the i at the end. It was glorious ;-)
when I would go on business trips... my wife would call me and say "She wants the '79 Ohio State Michigan game.. I don't know what it is and I don't like it".. haha... they loved the stories. and my wifey came around and actually suggested I write these books. I think you are selling yourself short... I've always wanted to share my passions and I was lucky enough that they love them. Check out my author page.... they have stories like this every night and they actually ask for their favorites... Check out my daughter Emerson doing Script Ohio at the Buckeye Bash...
Thanks for the kind words.. and I second the congrats... do you know what you are having yet?
That would be terrific. Thank you for your interest. These books actually started out as the bedtime stories I told my older daughter. She asked me for stories.. and I told her the only ones I knew.. '79 OSU Michigan Game.. Game 6 of the '75 World Series, '86 Masters, etc... and she loved them...
You should post some pics of them in Buckeye garb in the Buckeye Kids Club section. It's kind of like the old Steve Martin movie "The Jerk" the sense of accomplishment he felt when his name appeared in the phone book. That's how my girls feel when they get a picture put on the web. Emerson drew this picture of Cornelius Green and once I posted it she has spread the word like it is in the Museum of Modern Art of something....
Just email me anything you want me to post and show it to your nephew and he will love it.. or send me a video at [email protected]
Thank u for pointing that out. My wifey is the grammar police and she locked down the book along with the publisher - she provided me some freedom on the trailer and see what transpired. It is now fixed... no excuse as everything needs to be right..that was a late add in as Archie recently provided his testimonial....
Try the code now... I just did and it worked... If for some reason you order this and it doesn't work please just message me and you will get the discount....
Again many thanks to Ramzy and the 11W crew for supporting me on this!
I glad to be able to share this project... it started out as the bedtime stories for my little girls..
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For personal reasons I would prefer the game moved.. at least away from Thanksgiving Weekend. It is a very difficult event to schedule with the larger family... and creates a ton of tension because it is the Holiday weekend. If it were the weekend before Thanksgiving I think that would be perfect and give a bye week before the B1G Title game..
I also really feel that the students miss out with the game being consistently on Thanksgiving weekend. It seems as if they are not getting the true experience of that week since everyone bugs out on Wednesday of that week.
In my mind - the 1984 Illinois game would rank as #1 with no comparison... It's just a special game ...
This season was very compelling as I am in the camp that believes Matta pulled off a minor miracle to get this team to 25 wins. I felt our lack of shooting was akin to watching a MLB pitcher with a 30 MPH fastball and no curveball winning 20 games for the Red Sox. Yet we had a winning record in the B1G and held our own in the conference tournament without having any offense other than drive and ally oop. I also think that the loss of Chris Jent cannot be underestimated. Aaron Craft (as you said so well) was absolutely the shooter of last resort. He lost all confidence. It was like watching Steve Sax dred throwing a routine grounder to first base when he had is issue with the Dodgers. Craft needed his shot completely retooled.. and all he could turn to was Greg Paulus who was the same player with slighly worse defensive skills... He was waiting for help.. that never came.
The funny thing is this is also a Mr. Roark season for me of sorts. During the Eldon Miller era.. with great shooting and no athletisim I often dreamed of a team where we had athletes... and I would surely give up the shooting.. and perennial top FT% in the country. Well.. that is what I got this year, and quite frankly.. give me Ronnie Stokes dishing to Joe Conhcek and Keith Wesson and Granville Waiters battling for the rebound... much more enjoyable to watch. Take a look at UVa.. basically the same team we have but they can consistatnly shoot from the outside and they can rebound on both sides of the court. The defense is no better than what we have.
I don't think I have looked forward to a season as much as I am looking forward to 2014/2015 bball. I'm sure once March Madness passes.. so will this feeling as football is around the corner. But I am looking forward to this group of shooters to move in and learn how to play Defense the Matta way. This team could surprise to the upside by the end of next year
Another great article Mr. Ramzy.. carry on and Go Bucks!