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What Would Troy Smith Do

Houston, TX (via Houston)

Member since 03 July 2014 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2002 OSU - Mich game.
  • NFL TEAM: Buffalo Bills
  • NBA TEAM: Houston Rockets
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 30 Jul 2014

Agreed on the line.  But who is going to step up and be our Matt Wilhelm?  Methinks that will be important.  Not sure we matchup to that team in that area yet.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Definitely do it.  My dad grew up in Cleveland rooting for the Buckeyes back to the Cassady days.  Heck, my grandmother went to Denison University and was either a year older or younger than Woody.  My dad had made it to the Big House a couple times as a band member in high school (why they went there I have no clue) but had never been to Columbus for a game (he did see them play SMU and with me in the '99 Sugar Bowl).  I got tickets for the '02 OSU/UM game for an early Xmas present for him.  What an experience.  It was 32 degrees, gray skies, and just what that game should be like.  I will never forget it.  Best sporting event I've ever been to.  Absolutely a bucket list item. I could go on and on about that trip.

EDIT:  I have an 8 and almost 6 year old I am indoctrinating into OSU Football/Basketball.  Can't wait to take them up to Columbus some day.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Wow Hove.   NEVER??

I've managed to see them 3 times and consider myself lucky since the team is rarely down south.  '99 Sugar Bowl, '02 THE GAME, and '04 Alamo Bowl.  All wins luckily for me.  Guess I should count my blesssings.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Exactly how my dad feels, except that if you cancel the program then you can't beat them again.

I'm not that severe, but the answer is still HATE.  ALWAYS HATE.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Semi-final.    I can understand the temptation to wait,  but I just know that if I bought those championship tickets w/out them being in it I would personally be the reason we lost.  Can't take that chance.

By the way, any of you people who understand spots superstitions, I can tell you Jose Mesa is not the reason the Tribe lost in '97.  My sisters friend is.  She touched an Indians hat that was sitting on the TV console.  Without going into too much detail, she (hell, no one) should absolutely not have touched the hat.  When the hat was touched the Indians lost.  ON the TV, they won.  I'm terribly sorry Cleveland.  It hurts my heart too.  I still give her crap about it when I see her.  She lives in Brooklyn now if anyone wants get out the pitchforks.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

You sir are the recipient of my very first helmet sticker hand out.  Thank you my good man.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Totally.  Time for me to purchase that Amex prepaid card that can be used internationally and open an account to start gambling.

On the bright side........33 DAYS TILL SEASON STARTS.  Get your beer chilled, your grills cleaned, your lucky shirt out of the back of the dresser, and spend time with your family the next 4 weekends to make up for the fact that you will dissapear for the next 4 months.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

I noticed that too.  But looking at the um guy now, doesnt he look like Saban?  Do we have to add him to the list of immortals such as Nicolas Cage and Keanu Reeves?

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Work filters don't allow me to post pictures of Carrie Underwood (or anything for that matter).

Some one else do me a solid....?

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Personally, I always enjoy when someone loves the smell of my colon  :)

Comment 29 Jul 2014

I am a Texan and there is no way we aren't #1 by a huge margin on any list of this sort.  Now considering the methodology was counting Facebook likes and the whole thing reeks of idiotic laziness.  

I could totally see Ohio being #2 though.  A very distant #2 but #2 nonetheless.  I'm not sure whomever #3 is would be even close to Ohio's ranking.

I feel I have a close kinship with Ohio from my dad passing on the Buckeyes and Indians to me.  It feels good to be a part of (in some way) the two best states in the nation.

Comment 28 Jul 2014

Don't see how it couldn't.  Whenever I eat like a Hoke I feel the pressure too. It usually keeps me up and spending quality time in my bathroom from 2-3 AM.

Comment 28 Jul 2014

OH PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN TEXAS.  Since I live here I don't get much options to see much of anything Buckeye.  I'd also say this state is perfect for the recruiting exposure.  The only problem with Jerryworld or even Reliant in Houston is that we have home and homes against both Texas and TCU in the next 8 years or so.  Makes a lot more sense to do a kickoff classic in Atlanta (against an ACC/Big 12 team, cause screw the SEC teams that won't come north) to continue building up on our southern recruiting.

Comment 28 Jul 2014

Oh man, I read the headline and thought this might be a post your toughest/ultimate would you rather questions.  I was all geared up to fire off my ultimate.  Oh well.....

Guess I'd go with the THE GAME.  And while it would undoubtedly be cool at 8pm it would feel very weird indeed.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

I was half tempted to take legal action.  Do you guys realize this error meant I actually had to work rather than spend my time on this site.  It was horrible.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Was I the only one hoping they had been baked by our own Chef.......RAEKWON!

Comment 22 Jul 2014

My dad grew up in Rocky River in Cleveland.  He would have been 8 in Cassady's Heisman year.  He says that is one of the thing he remembers earliest in sports.

Well that and Mays robbing Wertz in '54 and the sweep.

Other than loving Mike Scott of the Astros (and having no idea who Nolan Ryan was, which is sacrilege in Texas and something I have since corrected) I don't even remember caring about sports (other than playing in the yard or in little league) when I was 7 or 8.  I was aware of events but don't remember following any of them closely until the '91 World Series.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

I know there are bookies and people have them but I have no idea where to start.  I know that gambling online isn't illegal in the US but funding the account is (or something like that, they get you on a technicality or something).  I've been wanting to for years.  Thinking about buying a prepaid card and opening an account with Bovada.  Still going to research it.  I think this is how US bettors do it short of having an actual bookie to go to or living in Vegas.

Anyone want to elaborate?  I'm all ears.  I want to do this too.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

Toughest game??  Easy, MSU and it isn't even close.  However, 2 others are on my radar.

Penn State - after last year.......with us going to their place, all the hype, and at night......a little worried.  I actually expect them to stay close until we pull away and win comfortable enough in the 2nd half.  (Methinks that Cincy might ride the same emotion wave for a quarter or so)

TTUN - I grew up ages 10 to 21 from 1990 to 2001, my prime coming of age in sports years.  My dad is from Cleveland and always followed OSU.  He never pushed it with me but I started following them in the mid 90's.  Can't say they were my favorite (I really didn't have one after dropping FSU after 93 season, or maybe they were but I wasn't the hardcore CFB fan yet) but I remember rooting for Eddie George for Heisman and against ND that year.  I whooped it up when Germaine hit Boston to win the Rose Bowl.  I remember Katz's super frosh year and stupid Charles Woodson (probably the game that made pushed me over the edge) in the 97 game as well as heartbreak against MSU in 98.  Went to the Sugar Bowl against A&M after that season too.  I guess what I'm saying is that with my dad telling me about Michigan spoiling our seasons, the 90's (with Biakabutuka becoming a curse word and undefeated seasons ending at their hands) I never feel comfortable against them.  EVER.