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Todd-Not Boeckmann


Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: My children jumping on my back and knocking me off the front porch into the snow and then making snow angels with them while singing The Buckeye battle Cry at the top of our lungs after beating Miami for the National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All Time: Chris Speilmann and Jack Tatum
  • NFL TEAM: Da Browns
  • NHL TEAM: meh. Rather root for the Crew
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Da Tribe
  • SOCCER TEAM: Stoke City, Columbus Crew, AFC Cleveland

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Comment 27 Nov 2016

I think that the most important win in tOSU history was 13-0 vs Purdue on 10/12/1968, and here's why.

In 1961, the Buckeyes won the Big Ten but the Faculty Senate voted to NOT ACCEPT the invitation to the Rose Bowl that year.  They felt the "football tail was wagging the University dog."  This led to Woody being faced with a real problem on the recruiting trail.  His recruiting began to suffer and by 1966, their record slipped to 4-5-0.   Things were bad, and although things ended ok in 1967, early in the year, they faced LeRoy Keyes, Mike Phipps and #1 Purdue; and got smoked at home 41-6.  After slipping to 2-3 with a loss to Illinois, one of those airplane banners we used to always see during games showed up saying "Goodbye Woody" and the crowd was singing "Oh Come Lets Sing Ohio's Praise; and say goodbye to Woody Hayes."  

Woody had told his assistants to prepare their resumes, and be prepared to be fired.  But they buckled down and ran off 4 wins in a row; including a 24-14 win over the weasels in Whoreville.  More importantly, they knew they had a bunch of freshmen who would make an impact next season.  This freshman team beat the varsity in practice so often, that they stopped scrimmaging them together to protect the morale of the varsity.

Enter 1968.  Purdue entered 1968 #1 in the AP preseason poll.  Interestingly, those sophomores were so highly regarded, that tOSU was ranked #11!   After Hayden Fry's SMU Mustangs with Jerry LeVias threw the ball all over the 'shoe and tOSU beat Oregon undefeated and #1 Purdue with LeRoy Keyes and Mike Phipps made their return visit to Columbus.  After a scoreless first half, a pick-6 early in the second half by sophomore Ted Provost and a 4th quarter run by senior QB Bill Long (Rex Kern was injured), Ohio State upset the Boilermakers 13-0.  Jack Tatum was alll over the field lighting up Boilermakers like Christmas Trees.  This win signaled that the Ohio State Football program was back.  By the end of the year, they destroyed the weasels 50-14 and went on to beat O.J. Simpson and the USC Trojans in the Rose Bowl to clinch a consensus National Championship.  The behemoth that is tOSU Football was reborn on October 12, 1968.

Comment 23 Nov 2016

Ok.  You win.  I'm breakin out the Tullamore Dew.  The Red Breast though?  Thats for about 3:45 on Saturday.

Comment 23 Nov 2016

I have said repeatedly:  My ultimate fantasy is that tOSU beats the weasels so many times so badly that they deemphisize football and go div III.  And then Mt Union beats the shit out of them like 20 times in a row.  Cheating bastards.  Started their history cheating with Willie Heston.  Eff em.

Comment 21 Nov 2016

For three years, I drove a cab part time.  One of our regular assignments was picking up discharges from metro hospital in Cleveland paid for by the government for low income patients.  A lot of drivers hated the assignments because we were paid via flat rate voucher instead of cash and were almost never tipped.  One time I picked up an older gentleman, and we weren't even out of the parking lot when he was on his iPhone saying, "O it's <his name>,  I got 10 oxyies. How much?  Five each?  I can get 10 from Omar."   We get their home address on the voucher, so when he asked me to take him to a different address, I refused.  Told him I had to drop him at home.  Man was he pissed.  I was costing him money!

Comment 03 Nov 2016

Yes, strength of schedule is the problem.  In order to use Byars Field at Parmatown, the Parma School District required Ignatius to play the three Parma Schools.  Well, Normandy and Valley Forge were a combines 1-19.  No secondary points there for Ignatius.  Word is Ignatius is looking at Alternatives going forward for a home stadium. it cost them last year as they went 7-3 but had so few Secondary Points that they missed the playoffs.

Comment 29 Oct 2016

Open enrollment in their case is a misnomer.  Every student has to pass a rigorous entrance exam.There are allowances made for legacies (got to keep that alumni money happy), but athletes DO NOT get any special treatment.  there are no scholarships for athletes.  Every student is allowed to apply for Financial aid after filling out an application similar to a FAFSA.  I don't know what the current numbers are, when my oldest son applied , 44 o/o of incoming freshmen got some aid.  The average award was around 40 o/o.  A third party company independent from the school handles the awards.  They didn't even know who the athletes were.  With current tuition at apprx $16,000, thats a preyty significant Disadvantage for Ignatius.  Its such a good school, that they have to turn kids away.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Here are two Ignatius recruiting stories for you.  Full Disclosure:  I am also a St Ignatius grad, although I would wager I am much older than JCLP.

Story 1)  The mother of a very productive High School running back from Euclid approached Ignatius after his sophomore season about transferring there for his final two seasons.  Ignatius turned him down.  This player later played at Ohio State.

Story 2)  A player from Strongsville HS was having severe social problems involving issues that could've developed into life threatening issues if they were ignored.  His counselors recommended getting into a more structured and demanding environment to protect him and help him develop into a functioning adult.  Ignatius was approached on the recommendation of his parish priest (who was NOT a Jesuit).  Ignatius initially turned him down too, but the priest back channeled the Ignatius administration and explained why it would be in the student's best interests to transfer there.  He was given a large checklist of things he had to do before he was allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities.  only after he fulfilled those obligations did the school allow him to join the football team.  He is the only in-county transfer Ignatius has accepted since I graduated in the mid-70's.  

Comment 16 Oct 2016

I don't understand it.

I don't know what's going on

Two of the more accurate things you said.  You don't think Urban would change things if they would improve with the moves?

Comment 13 Oct 2016

Crap, I can't fix it.  Sorry folks. 

Comment 12 Oct 2016

I notice you skipped over my statement on his primary duty as a DB, his lack of cover skills.  Interesting.  

What NFL scouts have you spoken to about JP, Mr. tOSU grad?

Why the sudden attack on JT Barrett?  I haven't said one word about him, so to accuse ME of a double standard when I haven't said one thing about him is being intentionally misleading.

Comment 12 Oct 2016

Saying he can't cover is not a generalization.  Its a very specific statement.  And based on his play last year and earlier this year when he tried, its proven to be true.  He's terrible at trying to come up in run support.  And after 76 quarters of playing defense, mostly in the defensive backfield, he has ZERO interceptions.  So credit Hairball for  finding a role for him.  He's fast enough to be a permanent blitzer..  But seeing as how the weasels have yet to play a team with an offensive pulse, lets see what happens to that scheme when this happens.

Comment 12 Oct 2016

I didn't graduate from tOSU.  

I am a Life Member of the President's Club.  I first was a full season (as opposed to the single game type that most alumni are unfortunate to qualify for) season ticket holder in 1978.  Woody Hayes was a family friend that visited our house growing up every year when I was a child.  I've played and coached football. But does that lack of a tOSU degree make me insufficient in your eyes to judge whether your idol is overrated or not?

Comment 12 Oct 2016

So, Peppers fan boy.  Again, I disagree with you and don't think Peppers is the second coming of Charles Wood%%^$$#^%&! 

Does that make me a t-shirt fan with no degree from Ohio State?  Am I less schooled in football knowledge than the almighty Smithston?

Comment 12 Oct 2016

Peppers is bad?  No But I think he is overrated.  He came in as a CB who can't cover.  So the weasels move him to safety, but tOSU still takes advantage of his lack of cover skills.  So they move him to LB, but he's too small for run support.  So they create a new position for him called blitzer.  His returning skills are very good.  his defensive skills not so much.  He's too small to play every snap on offense and too poor of a blocker to play every down at WR.  

So at the risk of opening me up to all the smartasses out there; DOES THIS POST MAKE ME A LOSER, Smithston?

BTW, Bruce Hooley is a tOSU grad too.  It doesn't make him any less of a radio troll.