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ShowThemOhiosHere


Columbus, OH (via Mansfield, OH)

Member since 22 July 2011 | Blog

Buckeye, born and raised, and still living here. OSU Class of 2010 (MIS & Accounting).

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002/2014 National Championships
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JT Barrett
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Tribe

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Comment 6 hours ago

This is the season that makes me feel really fortunate that this program was able to get Urban Meyer as its coach after the resignation/firing/whatever you want to call it of Jim Tressel.  It was a shitful season, and Urban was the one coach who was definitely available that could've come in and turned things around immediately.  Any other lesser coach, and who knows where this program is at. Probably would have struggled for many years.  That 2014 National Championship trophy would be in some other school's trophy case.  

I Stubhubbed a $20 ticket at literally the top of C Deck a couple of hours before the Sparty game.  I wish I wouldn't have done that.  Weather sucked, game sucked, seats sucked.  

I was ready to talk shit to my Nebraska fan cousins when we were up 27-6.  Glad I didn't do it (I had memories of a friend that was a TTUN calling to talk shit in the 4th quarter of the 2005 game before Troy Story 2 was born...don't be that guy).  My God Bauserman was awful.  Made Bellisari look quite serviceable in comparison.  

Actually didn't feel all that disappointed about the loss in The Game.  I thought the boys acquitted themselves pretty well in a situation where I thought it was going to get ugly.  The thing that pissed me off most about it was WHERE WAS THAT OFFENSE AND OFFENSIVE GAMEPLAN ALL YEAR?

Comment 27 Aug 2016

My last year as a student. 

-Hated the entire world after the USC game.  Seen the story so many times before.
-I remember studying for a midterm while watching the Purdue game.  First and last time I ever did that.  Freaking refs in that game.
-I correctly called Ray Small's kickoff return TD against Wisconsin moments before it happened.
-PSU was fun.  Who's crying now?
-Iowa = first field rush (first time since I had bought student tickets that the fans rushed - when I went with my family, they never wanted to do it)
-TTUN = first Mirror Lake jump (I thought it was fucking stupid in previous years, but I had to do it once)
-Rose Bowl - I was so damn euphoric after that game.  All the big game BS/Oregon hype coming to an end was great.
 

Comment 27 Aug 2016

That USC game...watched the 1st half at Little Bar.  Left at half, went back to a buddy's apartment, and got so shitfaced that I don't even remember the 2nd half.  What a shitshow.  Then the next day was the fucking Hurricane Ike shit that knocked out power for days throughout much of campus (like my apartment).  The only good thing about that was turning off the Bengals game, who were in playing like shit in the midst of their 0-8 start that year.  What a terrible weekend. 

State Penn game was so frustrating, too.  Amazing that a team that had the talent of that OSU team would have not one, but two games where they didn't score a single TD.

What a meh season.  Kind of confirmed some of the BS the media would say about OSU being able to beat up on the weaklings but not able to win the big one.  Of course, that would all change a year letter in Pasadena. 

Comment 26 Aug 2016

That team was so hot at the end of the season...would've loved to see them get another crack at Texas and PSU. 

That Texas game was so fun for about 55 minutes.  Tremendous atmosphere.  Such a frustrating game to think about now.  The Bucks had them on the ropes...outplayed them...had them right where they wanted them.  The Hamby drop is what most people remember, but I don't blame only him for the loss.  Too many FGs settled for.  When Huston missed the FG that would've made it 25-16, I had a sinking feeling that Vince Young was going to come through.  Campus was a damned morgue after that game. 

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Might be one of the best the Browns have had since their return to the league.  Pryor has looked good in preseason, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he'll be a stud in the regular season, when the games start mattering and you're going up against 1st team defenders.  Barnidge is solid, we know Gordon is pretty good if he can stay off the sweet leaf, Coleman is just hype at this point as a rookie...I liked Hawkins when he was with the Bengals...who knows.  They might be a more exciting 5-11 team than what they might be used to.

Comment 23 Aug 2016

Alabama and Clemson are obviously pretty safe picks.  You never know, though...we said the same thing about the Buckeyes last year.  All it takes is one off day at the worst possible time, and a team that you would think was perfectly capable of winning the national championship (and probably still was) could get left on the outside looking in.  

TCU is bold.  They lose Boykin, Doctson...admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about that team, but I'd be shocked if Oklahoma doesn't win the Big 12 again.  

And that leaves me to my favorite team.  I wouldn't be too surprised if OSU ended up in the playoffs...but I also wouldn't be too surprised if they didn't.  However, Herbie hit on one thing - JT Barrett.  That's my response to anybody who thinks the Buckeyes are going to struggle this year because of all of the starters that they will be replacing.  They may have lost a lot of guys, but they return a proven veteran at the most important position of all.  

OSU could easily lose at Oklahoma and still make the playoffs, as long as they don't get embarrassed (which I don't think they will).  I can see OSU running the table in the Big Ten.  It's probably going to come down to those last 2 games again (I don't think Wisconsin, PSU, Nebraska, or anyone else in the B1G outside of the teams up north have the horses to get it done).  

Comment 22 Aug 2016

OSU gains two 5*s and TTUN loses two 4*s.

That's an 18* swing in our favor.  Holy fucking shit.  Lmao

Comment 19 Aug 2016

This season is symbolic on how much The Game means.  That victory over TTUN makes me remember this season a lot more fondly than I should, because outside of that game, the season kinda sucked.  On a plus note, this is the first season that I had season tickets...went to every game but Purdue (my HS football team had a playoff game that day and I had marching band duties).

The Northwestern game was the first night game I ever attended.  Lots of fun.  I still remember walking out of the Wisconsin game, and somebody yelled "Bellisari sucks!"...I laughed loudly because what else could I say?  

Comment 18 Aug 2016

I remember joking with my then-girlfriend (now wife) when I took her to her first OSU game...it was the 2010 PSU game...OSU was down 14-3 at half and we were joking that she's bad luck.  Then OSU stormed back.  Lucked out on that one.  LOL

Her 2nd game was the 2012 Purdue game.  Seeing a trend here?

But the trend broke for her 3rd game, the 2013 Wisconsin game.  

Comment 18 Aug 2016

OSU 2000.  Wow. 

Started off so well.  I went to the Fresno State and Penn State beatings.  Felt so good to kick the shit out of the Lions, though didn't feel so good when the Taliaferro injury happened.  I remember trying to stay up to watch the Arizona game (it was a night game for them)...13 year old me couldn't do it.  I remember my dad yelling "you dumb mother fucker" from the basement at someone and then that's it.  

Then the Minnesota game happened.  And it wasn't a fluke upset by them - they flat outplayed the Buckeyes.  Embarrassing.  I almost decided to root for Virginia Tech after that (I liked Michael Vick at the time, until we found out he was a dog abusing bastard).  Purdue was aggravating.  The TTUN game was the first game I ever bet on.  Well shit.  That was also the last version of The Game in Columbus that I did not attend.  Some good games sprinkled within (though I briefly thought I watched a man die when Doss leveled Kurt Kittner), but those losses were soul crushing, as was the Outback Bowl.  I haven't ate jalapeno poppers during an OSU game since that disaster against the Cocks.  I don't remember who it was but I remember guys fighting each other.  Even more embarrassing than simply playing a shitty game.

Comment 18 Aug 2016

Who actually watches shit bowls like this?  I can't imagine these bowl games make money.  They must somehow, or they wouldn't exist...

Too many bowl games.  That's my take.  Perhaps it helped that I came off reading the recap of the 1999 Buckeyes that went 6-6 and didn't get to go to a bowl game, and realizing that we've started to see 5-7 teams get to go to bowls.  The 2011 Buckeyes went 6-6 and got a bowl on NEW YEARS DAY for crying out loud.

Comment 17 Aug 2016

The last time OSU failed to make a bowl game because they simply weren't good enough.

Funny that Miami's victory over OSU propelled them to their run, which was ended by a loss to OSU.  Miami has never been the same since that game. 

1999 pretty much sucked.  Those blown leads against Wisconsin in the 'Shoe in '99, '01, and '04 (and nearly '07 until Beanie went off) were annoying as shit.  I was in the 'Shoe for the '01 and '04 ones.  Luckily, the only game I attended in '99 was the Iowa game. 

Comment 15 Aug 2016

I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feel about a Hyde fumble that Simon returned for 6 lol

Comment 15 Aug 2016

What a dick move by our non-rivals...Penn State sucks.  

I find it hard to say that I hope they lose EVERY game, considering there's one opponent they play in the state up north that is a rival (plus never know when OSU will need the help with the other team up there as well).

Comment 11 Aug 2016

Talent vs experience.  It's a spectrum that OSU has a very interesting dynamic on - all this talent that has been recruited, but hasn't played much and now will be expected to.  Different people have varying opinions on how much they value the talent and how much they value the experience, and where OSU ultimately lies on the spectrum, which is why you see 9 win O/Us and also polls ranking OSU #5 and Vegas giving them great odds to win the national title.

JT is definitely the sure thing on this team, though.  No surprise that he is a top contender for the Heisman.

Comment 11 Aug 2016

I'm actually more offended that Washington is ahead of OSU than I am about TTUN or even Houston.

TTUN, sure, OSU beat that ass by 29, but, most of the key guys from that are gone.  TTUN will be good on some level.  Houston had a big year, Tom Herman has done a great job and will continue to do so.  I wouldn't rank them ahead of OSU by any means, but I could see it more than I could see...

Washington?  Who the hell are they?