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VintonCountyBuck

Chillicothe (via Hamden)

Member since 19 November 2012 | Blog

I've been a Buckeye fan since birth. I remember quite fondly my dad and I would climb onto the roof of the house every Saturday and early Sunday morning in order to adjust the antenna so that we could watch THE Ohio State Buckeyes' games. The ones that were not live, we always listened to religiously on the radio, and then stayed up late (it was the weekend) in order to receive our edition of the Dispatch so we could read the game recap as Hot-off-the-press as was possible at 3am. Watching the Buckeyes Replays on WOSU Sunday mornings at 9am were always the highlights of the fall in my opinion. And we NEVER missed them. Sometimes even being late for Church on occasion. Well..the Pastor at our church made the mistake of asking my Dad to try and be a little earlier next time on this one particular Sunday.This happened to be the Sunday before Thanksgiving and as it turns out was the same Sunday of WOSU's replay of the '87 TSUN game, Erle Bruce's last as Head Coach..My father quite emphatically explained to the entire congregation that his God..Our God is indeed a Buckeye!! And the very mere request of such a preacher could only be the work of those Devilish wolverine fans..Needless to say, we never stepped foot back inside his church. So for me, Buckeye Football is as close to religion as there is.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Champs
    2002 Ohio State Buckeyes National Champs
    2012 Ohio State finishing the season undefeated!!
    Anytime that state up north loses a game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Orlando Pace, Chris Spielman, Mike Vrable, Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson, Gary Trent
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets, Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Lebron..not the team
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds, any team playing the Cardinals
  • SOCCER TEAM: soccer is not a sport..This is football country.

Recent Activity

Comment 11 May 2017

I am sorry but I simply don't understand how you  can write an article on "streaks of indiviudal greatness" and not include The Big 'O', Orlando Pace.  Both of Archie and Zeke's achievements largely rely on an outstanding offensive line to open up those holes for them to reach those streaks..  Heck, even Jenkins' streak relys on an accurate quarterback(please no J.T jokes). 

What Orlando did in his time at tOSU is far more impressive to me:

While Pace was famous for his monstrous blocks, the most impressive stat during his time at Ohio State is he didn't allow a sack in his last two years at the school.

link to article here

Comment 06 May 2017

I think in my opinion of the ones I've seen in person, I'd probably rank them:

1. Script Ohio,  2. Jump Around in Madison  3. White out in Happy Valley  4. Country Roads in Morgantown  5. The Sooner Schooner in Norman.

I'd eventually love to see the 12th man at aTm as they are swaying side-to side and rocking the stadium.

The Tennessee and Washington Tailgating Navy's would be pretty cool to see before a game.

A bit off topic, but the New Zealand All-Black's Haka chant would be awesome as well

Comment 05 May 2017

Cool man.  I love going to road games.  My Dad and I also have a little quest going on to hit up each of the B1G stadiums and root on our Buckeys.  So far we've made it Indiana, Wisconsin, MSU, ttun, PSU, Purdue, Illinois, NorthWestern, Minnesota (Metro Dome) and of course Lucas oil Stadium for the B1G title game.  Hoping to knock out Nebraska and possibly Rutgers this year as well, depending on work schedules.  Rutgers and Maryland were intentionally left until last.  Lol   I think for my money, traveling to these road games and being surrounded by all these die-hard Buckeye fans is absolutely the best experience.

Comment 03 May 2017
I'm not interested in the reasons why they schedule a home and home with a power conference school.. Its the bullshit early season non-conference home games (primarily MAC schools) that I cant stand. Everyone knows that its pretty much scheduled that way because of the 36 or some odd number of sports that the OSU athletic department supports. Their unwillingness to give up a home game limits the number of possible matchups vs the power schools. So we're stuck with the same B.S. every year..Unless it's for a far more lucrative payout it just won't happen. Yet that crap fest was never even addressed.
Comment 02 May 2017

Yes, but isn't that really what every NFL team does though?  They all draft on potential. Nothing is guaranteed to you at that level.  But you are  right, there would be some downside to this for the NFL team. In reality, simply offering and negotiating a larger contract to the players they believe are NFL ready would possibly convince him to forgoe college and jump to the league after they are drafted.

 If he decided to return to college, possibly compensate that team with an equivalent draft pick the next year.  I do agree that college football is the best way to develop a player for the NFL. But this wasn't about developing a player for the NFL.. It's about fixing the problem of players leaving college early to only go undrafted.

Quite honestly, kids are getting bigger, faster and better every year.  I doubt there will be much off a drop off in the talent level that enters the draft overall.  But I am hoping such a scenario would allow teams to get their best for their picks even if that player was a bit younger (and yes, higher risk) than some of the others still on their draft boards.  Which should benefit the more experienced players overall by giving them a better understanding of the draft and what is in their best interest.  

Comment 30 Apr 2017
I'd like to see them be allowed to declare early. Possibly after their sophomore years even. If drafted, be given the option to remain in school in order to graduate but forgoe their signing bonuses and remain property of that NFL team until they enter the league. Otherwise they can leave early and the NFL team repays the value left of that players 4year scholarship. All parties would benefit in someway and perhaps it would even increase fan interest in that player knowing they are watching a future pro instead of just assuming. I believe major league baseball has a policy that is somewhat similar to that
Comment 19 Apr 2017

I'm going to say we don't break the rushing records or total offense records..

Just looking down the schedule and given that we need to work on our passing game I'm guessing we come out throwing in the first few games before get to Oklahoma.  Might even see a 6 TD 300-350yd  performance by JT against UNLV before he's pulled.  But I seriously doubt Weber or any of our RBs  get enough carries early on to get a decent shot at that rushing total or rushing TDs.

I could see the possibility of the yards per play/Total yds/points scored and all of the team passing records dropping though.  But in my mind that will hinge on our offensive line getting better and allowing the offense to get rolling.  Everyone got excited about these backups in the spring game but there were several occasions that our QBs had a man in their faces or one that flashef across and just would never have gotten the pass off in a real live-contact situation.  But I definitely liked the direction it looked like we were heading with Wilson and Day.

Comment 05 Feb 2017

Until we get some dependable productivity from the position group on the field, I think everyone on the team that can catch a football needs to be working out with the wide receivers.  There's a famous story about Jim Tressel discovering how good of a corner Chris Gamble was, only after the team switched sides of the ball and went against each other in practice.  You might just find a gem.

Comment 04 Feb 2017
I have a small collection of them going myself. It started with th Mich State game back in 2014. Then manifested from there. Went to Ann Arbor in 2015 season and both PSU and Wisconsin this past season and kept the cups from all 3. Also have the one from the Fiesta Bowl. Seems kinda silly but they're also my new game day serving ware.. So they're at least functional and tell a story. Lol
Comment 12 Jan 2017

Going to miss Gibson in a Buckeyes uniform.  The kid looked really electric with the ball in his hands during the spring games I was privileged enough to watch.  Hope he does well for Coach Fick at UC.  

Comment 12 Jan 2017

The NFL isnt going to take a kid that hasnt played and no film on him in n 2 years though either.  While I agree, I think his best option for the NFL may be at receiver, getting on the field in any capacity is just as important.

Comment 19 Dec 2016

To be honest, I don't really care if they decide to play or to sit out especially if it's a bowl game where there isn't a national semifinal/championship on the line.  It's their future and they're supposedly educated enough throughout their time in these colleges to make the best decisions for their own futures.  So my opinion doesn't matter.  However I would like to see them give back all the "Bowl Swag" they get from the team's appearance in that bowl.  If you're not going to play then it only seems right.

Comment 13 Dec 2016

Any updates on how Darius Slade is progressing?  I believe he was said to have ruptured his achilles tendon back during the spring.  While I'm not real familiar with the normal recovery times of this type of injury, it does also seem to me that elite athletes often recover far faster than normal individuals.  Just curious whether or not he may be able to help solidify our interior defensive line during this playoff run.  I think he has pro-potential written all over him.