Great article Ramzy! This really hits home for me, I was born and raised in Ohio where I lived for the past 27 years. I recently took a job in Florida, dying to get out of Ohio... And boy do I miss it now. It took me leaving to fully appreciate what being an Ohioan is, it's something that stays with you forever and something I'll always appreciate.
As a Cincinnati native, I've been to Nippert many times. It's a very neat stadium how it is built into the actual university, a great venue for highschool playoff games. However, the few times Nippert sells out for a UC game it's awful. Easily the least fan friendly stadium I've ever been to... On the plus side they do serve alcohol.
Maryland, without a doubt. Luckily, they both have good wrestling programs to add some more depth into the already stacked B1G.
This thread... 11W Hall of Fame!
Ah, good thinking Gene.
All I can do right now is just shake my head, Gene is lucky we have the fan base we do.
You hit the nail on the head Ramzy. I've been saying this to my friends who are "SEC" fans for quite some time. That's right, SEC fans, not a school but the entire conference.
Buckeye Nation will miss you El Guapo! Damn it this still pisses me off that Herman forgot #34 late with games on the line. As great as Miller is, he tends to get those freshman happy feet and completely indecisive with the ball. Call 'em out Ramzy, maybe Herman and Meyer will listen... They overthink things sometimes. I hate to say it and will probably get DV'd for it, but Tress would've managed those games a lot better than the current staff did.
Great write up Ramzy. Just need to take care of business against that damn Michigan State team. Fitting way to end the BCS era for the Buckeyes... Redemption baby.
I thought Ohio State coaches were banned from winning (or even in the discussion for) any coaching awards?
Well done Ramzy, spot on column!
They still get to compete, they just compete in tournaments wrestling unattached. It's all about the big picture, my friend. Our line up will be NASTY next year.
I knew we threw the ball less in Champaign, but I never realized it was that much less. I remember the 2011 game and laughed at the diversified offense that the Walrus called and the fact the Illini still couldn't stop what they knew was coming.
Stieber ended up winning the match 6-4 in OT and was awarded Outstanding Wrestler of the meet!
It's a tie for me, between Rolle and the "fullbacker" Boren. I always liked Rolle, he played with a lot of intensity for a guy that was a little undersized. Boren shored up a shaky defense and provided needed leadership on that side of the ball. And who can forget his sack on Gardner?
Everything is better when you're high, even getting shit-canned for it.
I trust UFM & Co. to keep the troops motivated and ready to play, he knows Ross-Ade is where Buckeye dreams go to die.
I'd love to see us hang 70 on the Boilermakers just to give the curse a big middle finger. I joked around with a few of my friends (although I was being completely serious as well), that even though our division next year is stacked, I was extremely thrilled that Purdue was placed in the other so we won't have to travel to the abyss of West Lafayette every other year.
We're cleaning up on the weekly offensive B1G awards, I like it!
Get well soon Beanie! Oh how I used to love watching that guy run roughshod over TSUN.
This has been a GREAT season for the band, wow.
That's all that needs to be said.
I know they're recruiting him, from everything I've read, Hilliard is an Iowa lean with his brother there. But it's over a year a way and Urban & Co. are some of the best recruiters out there, so you can't count them out.
Excellent piece as usual Ramzy. I didn't know the history behind that cheer, so thanks for sharing.
Coach Warinner is the man! I'm hoping UFM can convince him into staying for a while. With losing 4/5 to graduation, I want Warinner around to break in the new starters next year.
El Guapo ran with authority in the second half, he put the offense on his back and ran with it. He took a lot of punishment and just kept getting back up, asking for more. Excellent showing by Mr. Hyde!