Countdown: 50 Days Until Ohio State Football

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Hovenaut's picture

Thanks for carrying us through, Remy.

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IH8UOFM's picture

Dean Martin, eh? I would have never guessed.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Dean Martin, eh? I would have never guessed.

From Wikipedia: "Dino Paul Crocetti (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995), known famously as Dean Martin,...His first language was Italian and he did not speak English until he started school at the age of five. He attended Grant Elementary School in Steubenville, where he was bullied for his broken English. As a teenager, he played the drums as a hobby. He dropped out of Steubenville High School in the tenth grade because he thought he was smarter than his teachers.[4] He bootlegged liquor, worked in a steel mill, served as a croupier at a speakeasy and a blackjack dealer, and was a welterweight boxer.[5]"

Dean Martin's bio is pretty interesting, and the above is only a short excerpt.  Definitely had a colorful life.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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THEDave's picture

Stuebenville has a great football tradition.  They always have hard nosed kids playing with lots of skill and knowledge.  To RRR: How many years do you think Reno has left in him?

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RollRedRoll's picture

I think he stays another 4 or 5, there is another loaded class of Incoming freshman. Hell, he still seems to enjoy it and no one is going to voluntarily ask him to leave. If I remember correctly, you are from Massillon? We had some games back in the day. 

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Matt Gutridge's picture

RollRedRoll,
We faced you guys in the playoffs in 2004 and were able to get the victory. Not many programs are able to claim a playoff victory over Steubenville.   

RollRedRoll's picture

Yeah, Steubenville has a pretty good go of it over the years with wins and losses. I think the only two teams with more wins in Ohio is Massillon and McKinley. 

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OHinTN's picture

Wow, Reno is still there! I remember meeting him once when I was in high school in the mid 90s.  They were always good and we usually tried to catch one of their playoff games.

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RollRedRoll's picture

Matt, I have been following this series and have really enjoyed it. I am surprised Steubenville is this high on the list, but I had forgot about Dave Medich even though him and my brother graduates together. 

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Knarcisi's picture

As we discussed, I was too, but no real big names other than Tillman. I forgot about Keenan. 

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RollRedRoll's picture

I am right there with you Knar. It’s hard to remember guys from 30 forty years ago unless they really made a big impact. If you have the time, look up Moses Fleetwood Walker from the famous alumni section. Very interesting life he led.

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Yes, thank you RRR for pointing out Moses Fleetwood Walker. I was hoping somebody would mention him and you came through.

RollRedRoll's picture

Your welcome Matt. I think a lot of the people on this site would enjoy finding out about him. 

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RollRedRoll's picture

Although he never graduated from Steubenville High School because he dropped out in the fifth grade and went to work, you all may be familiar with another famous person from Steubenville. Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos, ( Jimmy the Greek) 

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Matt Gutridge's picture

RollRedRoll,
That's right. I remember watching a show on Jimmy the Greek and how he started in sports betting. I think there was a story about how he picked up some inside info on an injured player and bet against that team. It's been a long time since I saw the show, but I think it mentioned that he would also hang out with Dean Martin because of their Steubenville ties.

RollRedRoll's picture

Yes they did hang out together in Las Vegas. Jimmy would get home to Steubenville every once in awhile, but Dean only came back like twice. I guess he wanted to forget what made him who he was 

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THEDave's picture

Absolutely RRR.  I remember from my high school days (graduated in 70) and even more recently.  Always an electric atmosphere when the Tigers and Big Red meet.  No matter if it was home or away the stadiums were always packed.  One thing that was annoying in your stadium was that constant braying of the horse (joking)!! Actually it's pretty cool.  

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RollRedRoll's picture

For the most part those were really hard fought tough games. How could you not enjoy the braying of Big Red, a lot of teams were intimated by it but never you guys. I always thought the best part of our stadium was the visiting team had to basically walk through a graveyard to get to the field, and once on the field if they looked left or right all they saw was the graveyard. Lol

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NewPhilaFan's picture

Isnt' the rock group Wild Cherry also from Steubenville?

Let's Go Bucks

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