Cardale Jones Nominated for 'Best Breakthrough Athlete' ESPY

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

undisputed champion,

This doesn't get old.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Get well soon Mrs.Naut 6-0 > 3-6.

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BrutusBuckey3's picture

DJ, can we please add "Finisher of wolverines" into the mix? Lest we forget he closed out the scUM game for us..

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tjbaldauf519's picture

And bringer of the wood to Illini.

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Carmenohio inky's picture

Will he be taking his "Proud" father Mr. Powell to the banquet with him?

"Good times and riches and son of a bitches I've seen more than I can recall." Jimmy Buffett

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Defiance's picture

not a bad choice in the bunch and all well deserving of the honor!!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Defiance's picture

if you didn't have a reason to tune in to the ESPYs before, I'd say you definitely have one now!!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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BuckeyeNation27's picture

There's never a good reason to watch the ESPYs. I hope he wins, but the ESPYs are possibly the dumbest thing ESPN does...and that's saying something.

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Defiance's picture

my bad, lets try this again.

if you didn't have a reason to tune in to the go to elevenwarriors.com and read about the ESPYs the morning after, I'd say you definitely have one now!!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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gumtape's picture

I don't knowm. Does anyone remember the NOW ratings. I think Matt leinart was the most NOW. Does anyone know where I can get some NOW?

High and tight boo boo

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gridironguy's picture

No way he wins it, but still really cool. He earned a great experience.

"Print is dead"

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xenocide78's picture

I agree with you. I don't think he has a great chance to win it, but most definitely deserving of the nomination.

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osusteveb5875's picture

No chance to win it? Perfect, Dolodale loves being the underdog and shocking the world

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BrutusB's picture

Yea I've gotta think Mone or Spieth has this locked up. 

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steve-OH's picture

I won't be watching the ESPY's this year, but good luck to 12.

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Potatodigger's picture

Up for the award?! Heck, that thing should be named after him!

I don't DV. Most people don't deserve it, and the ones who do probably enjoy it.

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Defiance's picture

The "The Iron King, Cardale Jones, First of His Name, Poacher of Badgers, Controller of Tides, Slayer of Ducks, Troll Sultan,and 12th Son of Ohio" Award... now that would be cool!!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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ArTbkward's picture

Urban is nominated for Best Coach.  I assume that's why he's going.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Is Jerry Kill? Because you know, B1G coach of the year and all.

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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SilverState's picture

Yep:

http://espn.go.com/espys/2015/

You'll have to forgive DJ, he has a tendency to attribute everything to #HisOneTrueLove. XD

"Year for what?"

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Hovenaut's picture

Look at all this OSU shine...it's all around us.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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FitzBuck's picture

All worthy.

A 3rd string QB rolling through that 3 game schedule to win a national title is the definition of a breakthrough performance.  

I heard Websters Dictionary is in negotiation for use of his likeness. 

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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FCOB_BUCKEYE's picture

How much do you think the NCAA will get for it?

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Of course they're negotiating with the NCAA, being that they still own him.

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Fatpants's picture

None of the other nominees have this on their resume. Just sayin.

PG <3 PG

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

None of them had the pleasure of playing illinois.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Get well soon Mrs.Naut 6-0 > 3-6.

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RubixTube's picture

Never before in the history of man have lives less lived been more chronicled. - Dennis Miller

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

It's really kind of funny to watch Boren push him forward.

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BucksfanXC's picture

Do we not hate ESPN anymore? Or was that just that CincyBuck guy? No? I can't keep up around here anymore.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

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Kentucky Buckeye's picture

They're a necessary evil. Like Taylor Swift, or those new ketchup packets that are impossible to open.

new phone who dis

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Zimmy07's picture

They sure seem to be building us up these days.  Makes me worried.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

They sure seem to be building us up these days.  Makes me worried.

Shandy is not beer

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I am reminded of the sage words of wisdom from that great poet and scholar, Ric Ocasek:  Let the good times roll.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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jeremytwoface's picture

Logan Stieber is also nominated for Best Male College Athlete.

EDIT --- Never mind! Looks like they already have a separate article for him.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

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neo's picture
Dolodale represent!

"Let's beat the shit out of Michigan. Have a good night." - UFM

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Kentucky Buckeye's picture

L. Ron Hubbard approved. HAIL ZENU

new phone who dis

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Dolodale is a shoo-in for this award. Hands down.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Or is he a 'Shoe-in'?

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Squirrel Master's picture

I think Dolo should win it.

The Mon'e story is great but outside of proving she was better then all those boy players did she really breakthrough anything? gender barrier I guess but that really isn't a sport thing, its more a social thing.

Spieth shouldn't win it because he was basically leading the masters last year. Kid did win his first major in dominating fashion but not like he wasn't a strong favorite.

ODB made an amazing catch, Best Play should be the award he should win.

to me, Breakthrough means a 3rd string afterthought comes out of nowhere to pick up a team and carry it to the ultimate prize, a national championship. If Jones doesn't epitomize this award, I don't know anything!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Fatpants's picture

She wasn't even the first girl to play in the little league world series. Girls mature earlier than boys, so she's basically a young woman pitching against boys. There. I did it. Ol' Fatpants took down a kid.

PG <3 PG

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RubixTube's picture

There. I did it. Ol' Fatpants took down a kid.

 who saw that coming?

Never before in the history of man have lives less lived been more chronicled. - Dennis Miller

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Gratefulbuck's picture

This a battle between Buck Nation voting for Cardale and everybody else voting for Mon'e. Pretty much, anyway. 

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AJBor41's picture

to me, Breakthrough means a 3rd string afterthought comes out of nowhere to pick up a team and carry it to the ultimate prize, a national championship.

Well, your definition certainly does paint a pretty easy win for Cardale. That said, even the wikipedia description of the award would have to rank Mr. Jones pretty high on the list:

The Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the sportsperson, irrespective of nationality, gender, or sport contested, adjudged to have made the greatest breakthrough in a major international individual sport or North American professional team sport. The award is typically given to a sportsperson in his or her rookie season at a given level but may be won by any athlete who in a given year improves his or her performance dramatically or otherwise becomes well-recognized.

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Squirrel Master's picture

may be won by any athlete who in a given year improves his or her performance dramatically or otherwise becomes well-recognized.

dramatically is Dale's middle name!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

CJ should win this if they stick to what the award is about: Breakthrough.....no one did it any better than 12-gauge....

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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BHT's picture

Well, I might actually watch the ESPY's this year. I don't think I have ever watched it from start to finish, but with Urban, Cardale, and Logan Stieber up for awards, I might tune in.

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Damonbuckeye's picture

I hate ESPN and won't watch the "espy's" but congratulations to Cardale...

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BuckeyeJAK's picture

For those who have not yet learned NEVER bet against Cardale.

Would they also put all of his titles on the trophy ?

Mark May is a mental midget

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Crumb's picture

psshhh 12 Gauge only plays for championships. B1G Championships, Bowl Championships, and National Championships. Their ESPY is beneath him...

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MikeTheBuckeye's picture

Dolo ought to win. OBJ should really be the only one competing with him.

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Cardale Jones, the Beast Breakout Athlete of the Year ... and the King of Tweets.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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booj's picture

I'd like to see Mon'e Davis truck a defensive tackle and drive him back 3 yards.

...no seriously, i really want to see that.

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