Where Were You 15 Years Ago Yesterday?

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Zonabuck's picture

Greatest play in my lifetime. 

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ShodanBuckeye's picture

I absolutely agree ZB; just an incredible hustle play by Mo C. I was at 9 of the regular season games that year, including Holy Buckeye at Purdue. My girlfriend and I watched the game at the Holiday Inn on Lane... yep, theeeee place to be on regular game days for Hiney Gate.. they set up a huge conf room with a projection TV and had tail gate food and served drinks... place went absolutely crazy when Grant tackled Dorsey to cause the final incomplete pass.

And, I have to say, the best freshman RB ever at OSU is a healthy Mo C. To quote the Vest:

In the 1st qtr you get him after 1 or 2 yards

In the 2nd qtr you get him after 3 or 4 yards

In the 3rd qtr you get him after 5 or 6 yards

And in the 4th qtr, you don't get him.

Time and change does surely show...

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KBonay's picture

Someone on Twitter was trying to claim Taylor’s knee was down. It’s laughable...

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Zonabuck's picture

Just the greatest “refuse to lose” play ever. If you watch, he’s in the backfield making a block and goes down, only to be the first guy hustling after Taylor and seizing the opportunity by not just wrestling the ball, but just flat out stealing it. 

I can name other running backs I would take over MoC from Buckeye history and, unfortunately, I think 2003 and beyond weighs into that. But he was amazing at gaining four yards when any other back would he stonewalled at the line of scrimmage. He just had a knack dipor finding a crease and sneaking through. I also don’t think he was the fastest,  it was he ever caught from behind?  Just refused to lose. And he didn’t. 

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Watching the Fiesta Bowl with friends in Central Ohio and experiencing one of the most unbelievable games I have ever watched.  Wow, what a great memory!  Long live the Vest!

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BuckinVA's picture

Circuit City really dates that trophy

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bigtenspeed's picture

I miss Circuit City. RIP Circuit City.

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Browns88's picture

Was in Alabama on a job assignment.   Still remember the locals at the bar saying Ohio State was going to get destroyed.   I was the only one smiling along with the wife.

Browns88

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BuckeyeMike74's picture

In my living room here in St. Louis, watching the huge 30" Sony tube TV that weighed 200 lbs.  Then hitting my knees weeping like a baby when the ball fell incomplete on the last play.  My friends and fam still have fun with that memory ;)

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LCT's picture

Varsity Club.  An amazing night.  I remember we were in Seattle about a month before the game and met some folks who thought it was great/hilarious that we were from Ohio and thought the Buckeyes had a chance in the title game.  LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLs.

We got the last laugh, suckas.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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niblick's picture

Couldn't find anyone willing to go to Tempe, wound up watching it at BW3 in Mansfield, drunk as hell.  Also the last time ever drinking Jagermeister.

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Sanantonefan's picture

So smooth!

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I was at home from college for the holidays.  It's the only time I can remember jumping up and down around the living room at the conclusion of a game.

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Fatpants's picture

Drunken celebratory gunfire. 

Any guy that makes it to 30 is lucky.

PG <3 PG

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EJRosencrans's picture

I was watching with my grandparents and mom. I remember my mom saying I jumped so high my head almost hit the ceiling.

Go Bucks!

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LCT's picture

By the way Action Jackson, great post & wish I could UV a million times

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Thanks man! I was at home living in Florida at the time and had received so much crap from not only Miami fans but every other fanbase down there. 

When Miami tied it late I told my wife that despite outplaying the Canes, they were going to steal the game. when that pass fell incomplete I ran outside screaming....great night!

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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1989DuckDuckGooseChampion's picture

I was watching it at promo west in the arena district.  When the pass fell incomplete in the first overtime I started to walk away but my buddy grabbed my jacket and said it’s not over there is a flag down. 

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

I was in the living room of a Michigan fan friend of mine, drinking his salty tears.

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sgehrich's picture

I was at my parents' house watching with my brother, who was a student at the U at the time (now a graduate). I was (am) an OSU grad, so you can imagine how tense that game was.

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PanamaBuckNut's picture

In a bar in NE OH with a bunch of Bucks fans (when I still lived up that way). Actually had tOSU @ 8-1 on future bet that year - and instead of hedging doubled down on the money line like a true homer (eff taking the 11 1/2 points!!). That game was a helluva roller coaster. Thought we were gonna get screwed as usual. Absolute best win ever for tOSU in my days of watching.

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Il_Padrino's picture

Williamsburg, Virginia in front of my "state of the art" 32 inch TV - never screamed so much at a TV in my life.  What a game!!!

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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MorrowCoNut's picture

I thought this game was played on Jan 3

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

It was. Fixed the Thread title to reflect..Cannot believe it has been 15 years

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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TioSalamanca's picture

In the stadium jumping for joy!

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

At home, my last day of leave prior to getting deployed to Iraq.  At the time, we were making jokes about Saddam needing to shut his mouth because he was next (regarding Afghanistan).  Little did we know.... 

Didn't get to watch much football after that until 2006.  That was a great year until it wasn't.  First year I ever watched the basketball team, either.  Needless to say, I hated the rumors about Urban Meyer coming to Ohio State back in 2011.  I've come around since then, I guess.

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allinosu's picture

Crocketts in Manchester Tenn. The only reason I wasn't pissing off the vol fans was that they hated Miami. I remember them thinking we got screwed because they ruled Gamble was out of bounds on 3rd down when he wasn't and it would have ended that game in regular time. Miami fans don't want to discuss that point.

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Bluke221's picture

Apartments on NE corner of 12th and Indianola...drunk out of my mind. After Dorsey's throw hit the ground I ran across the street to a house party. Some guy there was challenging a girl to run out in the street naked. I told her i'd do underwear with her if she did. She agreed. If you saw a fat guy in his boxers banging on your car as you drove by...that was me.
 

"Statistics are like bikinis....they reveal a lot but not everything" -- Lou Pinella

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Keze's picture

On a cruise taking shit from people and even people on the islands.

But damn it was fun once the game was played.

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linepilot15's picture

A cruise? Wow, I don't think you could have gotten me on a cruise that night at gunpoint. I watched it at home, alone in my living room, had to be quiet because my wife and daughter had to get up early for work. I can remember running in circles in the living room pumping my fists not making a sound. It had to really look dumb. I had to work the next day but never slept a wink...too jacked up.

linepilot

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Keze's picture

They had the game on and was in the theatre on a BIG arse screen. very cool to watch it on that size.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Look at that chinsy wristband of plays that Craig has on.  So Tressel.  Probably only has 4 plays listed on it.

I was watching this game by myself and jumping around the living room like a lunatic.  My wife yelled at me that I'd wake up the kids.  I didn't care.

Fields of Dreams

 

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Dave Left, Dave Right, "Trick Play", "Walrus Poop"

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Working the 2nd shift and watching the game on a small TV in my boss's office. I screamed at the TV the whole game. Coming fresh off the Cooper years that game and season were so cathartic.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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Leonhard's picture

At home, two month old on my lap.  Wife asked me to put the girl in the crib and go take a hot tub with her.  She was miffed that I passed on her for the game.  To date, I'm still miffed she had the audacity to even ask.  She's a good women.....sometimes just a little short sighted.  So I have let that be. We are still together. And now she works at The James.  One can only hope she is wiser the next time we make it to the championship game.

Leonhard

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Hovenaut's picture

Some bar in the eastern panhandle of West by God Virginia. 

Wearing a since lost Ed George jersey, I was warmly welcomed (and confident I would be as they HATE Miami). 

I don't think I paid for a beer (Budweiser products) all night. 

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Waltbuck's picture

At the game almost having a heart attack for what seemed like 8 hours.

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xbuceye's picture

At the 15 yard line, 14 rows up. Free game tickets. Used Marriott points for free hotel room and used Delta Skymiles for free round trip tickets from ATL. Had a friend drive from LA to pick us up at the airport loaded down with booze and food for a day of tailgating.
Pretty good day from what I recall.

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UFest57's picture

I was a So. in HS and had about 20 family and friends gathered in the living room. My dad had surprised the family with a "big screen" the previous year so our house was the go-to in these situations. At every intermission we blasted TBDBITL music on the stereo and when the game ended I went nuts. The whole house did. I think i may have even shed a tear. Great memory. 

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LoudBuckeyeGirl's picture
At my first bowl game. Last row. Little  did I realize that I really should have gone to the little Buckeyes room in the 3rd quarter. I was dying during the 2nd OT!

The bobbleheads have had their pep talk. Time for some football. 

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

That's a great pic. Bladders be damned!

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

If you look close enough you can see me in the 2nd row behind that field goal post.

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Skunk bear blood's picture

 Last row.   

LBGirl......wow, I just posted my picture from the game at the bottom on this thread. 
We were in the last row, backs to the concrete wall. Same location as you. Check the pic!
Based on the angle you look to have been one section over.  wow

OFFS

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Skunk bear blood's picture

Couldn't help but check my ticket....dug it up
Section 235     Row 36     Seat 20

OFFS

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hetuck's picture

I was about ten rows in front of you. The funny thing thing is that was supposed to be a Miami section. I remember watching Cie Grant shifting to the end just before the snap and thinking, "He's blitzing!"

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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Skunk bear blood's picture

There were hardly any Miami fans there compared to the Buckeye Nation.  The stadium was a sea of Scarlet.

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Brutus's picture

Watching from my family room. I vividly recall that sinking feel when Krenzel's 4th down throw sailed past Gamble. I just sat there numb for what felt like an eternity. The PI call was definitely correct but any Miami fans who bitch that it was unfairly late aren't wrong. And FU Dan Fouts.

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ShodanBuckeye's picture

"Not so fast my friend".. to quote one of our favorite Game Day personalities.. I work with a HS referee and he said that that referee did exactly what they are taught to do, wait to see indications from other referees, and wait to make sure that what you are throwing a flag for was correct, in your own mind. F#ck Fouts, and any others who say the ref made a terrible call. When all of this BS about Miami fans crying foul about that call was big news, someone posted an article on a web site with about 20 pictures from the game, each clearly showing Miami defenders with handfuls of OSU jersey, many times stretched out so far that any ref should have been able to see them...

Time and change does surely show...

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NJPam's picture

Probably more like defensive holding than PI, but same penalty either way. 

Buckeye born and bred, Buckeye till I'm dead

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GoBucksOSU's picture

Left at my grandparents' house so my parents could go to the game.

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CharlieBuckeye's picture

I was in my home in Ft. Lauderdale having a massive party. Best friend came into town and before the game we each got tattoos - mine was Brutus Buckeye. When we sacked Dorsey the 1st time; m friend and I started throwing punches at each other and yelling at the top of our lungs. 

After that everyone else gave us a 10’ space radius for fear of getting hit; thrown or otherwise maimed. When the game ended the party continued until 4:00 am as we could not stop watching the replays.  Everyone who was at the party signed our back patio which had been painted grey with a Block O by our wives.

Two hours later we were up again and watching replays of the game.

It was especially gratifying because of all the Shit I took from those scumbags in Miami leading up to the game. Went to a Dolphins game the following week and did not have to say a word!

GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!

"To have a great life simply follow this rule:  Do not bring undo conflict into your life..."

Charlie Baker - OSU - 1986

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kmp10's picture

On the 50 yard line in Sun Devil stadium with a good friend. We sat just in front of press row, which was just in front of Archie Griffin's family box. I'm looking at the game ticket in its laminate as I type this. It felt like a lifetime's frustration was lifted that night in Arizona, and for me, Jim Tressel will FOREVER be the runner-up to Woody on the 'greatest Ohio State football coaches of all-time' list because of that night fifteen years ago yesterday. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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buckeyestu's picture

I was home that night. What a great game. I was also home the night Urban destroyed the Buckeyes.

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Sanantonefan's picture

Sitting in billeting at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne Wyoming screaming at the TV by myself .

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BuckiGirl's picture

I was there! I was a freshman at Ohio State and entered the lottery to get tickets. We flew into Las Vegas on NYE (which wasn't that much fun as I wasn't 21) then drove to Tempe the next day. They set off the fireworks before that pass interference call. We all thought it was over. What an amazing game...I'll never forget it! 

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SuomiBuckeye's picture

Are we the same person? I was also a freshman and got tickets thru the lottery. Didn't go via Vegas though, the girls I went with & I were on the full university package deal thing.

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I&#039;m Ron Burgundy's picture

At the game in the front row actually.  Famous PI call happened right in front of me.  Will never forget it.

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Homey1970's picture

That’s beyond classy, Ron.

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mizzer's picture

In my first home with the Mrs. and our 4-year old and 1-year old daughters.  I believed the game would be over by halftime and I would have a big, Miami-shaped bruise on my ego come morning.  My wife, resigned to that fact as well, was already in bed.

At half-time I called my brother-in-law.  We stayed on the phone together through the end of the game.  I remember seeing Grant lined up on the edge and saying "Dude, Grant's coming hard!"  The rush was on and Dorsey's pass hit the turf.  Even though I worked the next day I couldn't sleep until the wee-hours of the morning.  Great times.

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Baroclinicity's picture

It was the night before I moved to Toronto, Ontario.

Priority #1:  Beat Michigan

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Some now defunct sports bar in Chicago with three other buddies where, oddly, we were the only Buckeye fans and people were actually rooting for the 'Canes (or against us). Lost my voice that night and the bartender, amused at our spirit and optimism in the face of the general douchebag behavior of the rest of the bar, bought all of our drinks once the Buckeyes won. The bar cleared out fast as Dorsey's last duck hit the ground.

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BayCountyBuck's picture

Started to watch at home, left to meet friends at a Buffalo Wild Wings, got out of the car in time to hear the roar of Maurice's strip of RIP Sean Taylor. Drank wayyy too much during and after but will never forget that night. 

When I was 6 I was thinking about this rivalry. This one is seared on your soul, It's ingrained through every part of your body. -Urban Meyer

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

At home on break from college with a broken wrist. Didn't get to go out for my 21st because I was all f'ed up on vicatin.  Watched the game with my then GF/now wife and my dad. Would end up being the last game I got to watch with my dad as he passed unexpectedly the following July. After the last play, I'm jumping up and down like an idiot, he calmly gives a fist pump, lowers the leg rest on the recliner, stands up and goes to bed.  Remember it like it was yesterday. 

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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Fatpants's picture

I think if I could pick one last Buckeye game to watch, it would probably be that one.

 

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Well said.  Needless to say, it gets a little misty whenever that game is on, and I was a mess in '14 watching that run thinking about him. 

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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0H-10's picture

A hotel suite in Atlanta because I had to watch the game while driving my family to Florida. My then four year old son and I loved this game! He still talks about it...that and the #1 v #2 game with TTUN.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Cool memories for sure. The game didn't end until close to 1:00 AM I believe - I think I watched ONN's coverage til 4:00 - couldn't get enough.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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fenger's picture

A buddy's apt complex 5min from campus, with about half a dozen, die hard football buddies. All students (sophomore to grad student).  Started drinking in the morning...you know how it goes.  By the time game finished, we were all delirious and half of us took our pants down and started running in the apt complex parking lot and screaming our heads off.  I don't think I went home until 5am or later, not that I really remember.  We cracked not one, but two bottles of Johnny Walker blue after the game, THAT I do definitely remember.

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stxbuck's picture

Watching the game w/ my buddies at PromoWest. Totally hammered out of my mind. I just remember hugging and high fiving everyone in sight when Cie Grant smacked Dorsey-cops, strangers, you name it, and hanging out the window of the car going up Neil Ave. screaming at the top of my lungs. Wound up at Burritos As Big as Your Head. Never experienced anything like it-and no, the 14' championship was not comparable!

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ohiopanda's picture

Was in the basement not watching the game and with some other kids playing some board game at my parent's friends party. All I remember is the screaming I could hear from all the adults upstairs. Ever since then I kept the newspaper from the next day pinned to my wall and got into Ohio State football

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lamplighter's picture

at the old Knotty Pine in Grandview.  What a game

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obsessed_buckeye's picture

I was in my man cave watching it on the Armed Forces Network (AFN). Kickoff was at 01:00AM for me. Remember it like it was yesterday. Jumping around the room silently screaming for joy as my significant other at the time was upstairs sleeping. Went nuts buying commemorative championship gear, some of which I still have

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Dillon G's picture

At Crocs in lower downtown Denver by the then new baseball stadium. The owner was a Buckeye supporter. He muted the commercials so we could listen to the best damn band in the land. And when inter-league play and the Tribe came to town, it filled up with Buckeyes again.

#walkaway

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Drunkendwarf's picture

BW3 in Lyndhurst with friends......fanfuckingtastic!!!

Could have been an even more memorable weekend if Northcutt holds on to this pass in the playoff game vs the Steelers 2 days later. It was the "Run William, Run" year....Browns blew a 33-21 lead late, losing 36-33, and haven't been back to the postseason since.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Oh, that weekend...the Giants blew a huge lead as well.

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Drunkendwarf's picture

one week earlier.....the last "feel good" moment for any of you Browns fans...

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bigtenspeed's picture

At least those striped socks were beautiful.

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thesweatervest1's picture

I was only 5 at the time but it's one of my earliest memories. My parents were at the game and I was home with grandparents and little brother. I had the flu or some awful thing where I was vomiting almost all night. I remember puking over the toliet asking my grandparents the only thing that mattered, "Did we win?"

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DocD48's picture

The wife and I watched at what is now the LC? I accidentally got hammered and had to work the next morning. I guess that means 15 years ago today I was one hurting pup but happy happy happy.

We train to fight and we fight to win.

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Sanantonefan's picture

Getting hammered often happens that way. ;)

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BuckeyeChief's picture

At home with my wife and nephew...once I knew it was going to be a lock, I woke my then 2 year old daughter up in front of the tv, because I wanted her to see it. My wife thought I was crazy, but tbh, a year earlier, her and I sat in front of the tv and just ate and ate watching J. Wells running all over ttun. My wife was not happy, but my (now older) daughter has watched a ton of games with me.

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Homey1970's picture
Like Hurricane fans, I’m still upset with the way that game ended.  No way it should have ended with that PI call in the end zone in OT...
...should have ended on this PI in the 4th.
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Seattle Linga's picture

Keep in mind that, that was one of many that were missed 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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bucksfan92's picture

The one that has always burned me the most was Gamble's completion on 3rd down.  He clearly had control of the ball and gained first down yardage.  Since Miami had either 1 or 0 time outs left and there were less than 2 minutes on the clock, the clock would have expired on that set of downs and there would never have been a punt, punt return, or game tying FG by Miami.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Yeah that was wrong on so many levels, I did hear an interview years later with the ref that threw the flag in the end zone and he said he knows he made the right call and he'd do it all over again if the same scenario played out.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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hetuck's picture

That was the second time Gamble was held on that play. His catch was in bounds and should have been a first down with 1:48 to play. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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NJPam's picture

My son was eight and asked which team we were rooting for, the white guys or the green guys? He didn't make it past regulation, but when he woke up the next day his first question was "did the white guys win mommy?" 

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Grande Gustavo's picture

I was watching the game in Columbus, I had just moved back to Ohio about 5 months beforehand.

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

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TigerSweat's picture

I was in the county jail finishing up a 3 month sentence. Had to watch the greatest game ever on a tiny glass screen TV with 50 other dudes.

Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0

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linepilot15's picture

I was in high school in 1968 when the Bucks beat OJ and the mighty Trojans to win the NC. I figured it was going to be that way all the time. I was happy and everything but I didn't appreciate it. Thirty-four years later when that ball hit the ground in the end zone I was ecstatic. It was/is my most favorite moment in sports. 

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NJPam's picture

I was a Soph. that year. Loved seeing OJ trying to out run Jack "they call me assissin" Tatum

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Zonabuck's picture

I was at Disney World.  We drove in during the day with my kids, 7 and 3.  My wife had put together the trip, which meant we had to be up and out by 6:30 the following morning to get to a character breakfast.  We were staying at Carribean Beach, and they had a bar downstairs where they were showing the game.  I went down to check it out, but there were no Buckeyes, and people pulling for Miami.  I came up to the room at halftime and watched the rest with pretty much no sound - also in the days before I discovered the interwebs for Buckeye football. 

When the Buckeyes won, I was jumping around the room "silent screaming", then couldn't fall asleep until about 3:30.  Just on an unbelievable high.  The next morning, I put on my Browns gear because they had a playoff game against the Stillers and as a fan, I needed to be focused, but the park was filled with scarlet Buckeye gear.  There was a lot of pride there.

Of course, the Browns choked late.  I was listening on a Walkman and lost the signal with about a minute and a half left.  The Stillers scored the last two TDs with less than four minutes left and lost by 3.  I should have quit then.

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KillrNut's picture

You mean the Browns actually made the playoffs within the last 20 years?!?!

I'm shocked.

But no seriously I do remember. That was DAMN NEAR the perfect weekend of all weekends.

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Fast Eddie's picture

At my then girlfriend’s house watching the game. I remember calling my dad and we both were screaming in excitement after the win. I lived through the disappointment of the Cooper years as a kid so this was extra special for me. 

Fast Eddie

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Honestly, watching my first tOSU football game. I was never into football and I honestly didn't understand much, but being an athlete I was able to grasp enough and had seen some pro football so I was able to appreciate that win enough. Been a fan ever since and really love Saturdays in the fall. I don't do any business on those Saturdays and I simply enjoy the day off watching them play. Safe to say, life changer.

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bucksfan92's picture

I was in Sun Devil Stadium, standing on top of my seat from the first TV time out of the 1Q until... well I guess until I walked to the car after the game and the post game celebration and finally sat down over 4 hours later. 

I was lucky that our seats were in the last row of the lower deck with a concrete wall behind us.  Nervous energy made me stand on my seat early and I literally did not leave that spot until after the game was over.  Never went to the bathroom, didn't leave at halftime to get anything to eat or drink. I just stood there on top of that seat the entire time. It was fantastic!

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KillrNut's picture

I was a freshman in college.

Was watching with my uncle and cousin. I honestly could not sit down the entire game I was so excited. CRAZY.

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Woody&#039;s Ghost's picture

I was celebrating my birthday with friends at Goose Island Brewery in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood. Watched the game there and drank some beers. A finer present from The Ohio State University, a Buckeye fan could not have received that evening. Just an amazing game and a very well earned National Championship.

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."

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JTFor President2016's picture

I was just about to turn 7 years old. It was the first Buckeye game I ever remember watching. I still remember we had recently just moved into a new house that my dad built and we didn’t have TV yet. He ordered DirectTV and paid extra for them to show up to have it done on gameday. 

I’ve seen the game so many times since then, that it’s hard to remember what I actually remember from the original game. But I definitely remember my dad, in nothing but boxers, going absolutely nuts when they called pass interference. He grabbed me and picked me up in the air and shook me enough to give me a concussion. 

Elliott dots the eye, on this national championship win. 

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Guts's picture

I was eleven years old, and I don't remember what I was doing... 

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Guts's picture

Oh, I was talkin shit to all the kids in my neighborhood (Grove City) who thought Miami would kill us.

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Justin ipple's picture

Holding my 2 week old first born in my arms. Trying real hard not to scream. Failed

I've been through Ann arbor one time. I pulled over at a gas station and forced a poop.

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KBonay's picture

I partied at a bar next to ASU Stadium after called The Library. Met Luis Gonzales too. It was so much freaking fun. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

The beer tasted a little better that night huh?

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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KBonay's picture

Don’t think I was drinking beer. But everything was better. Picked up a sweet pair of shades too, that a Miami fan threw in disgust. 

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Gratefulbuck's picture

Were they white shades?

I can't remember where we went after the game, but, it was a late night. Pretty much floated out of the stadium. I know I lost my voice for about five days. My now wife and friends had fun with that. Also, man enough to admit there may have been some tears. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

For days I had that permanent smile on my face. I remember how everything was awesome in my life for weeks.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Dude, isn't the Library the place with the gorgeous servers in school girl outfits?  I wanted in that place soo bad but I was only 20 for that game.  I made sure to stop in there the two following trips to Tempe/Glendale (Notre Dame & Florida).  Wow

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B1Gspeed's picture

Listened to the game at my chiropractor as it was live broadcasted via American Forces Network Korea (AFNK). Gotta love AFN when abroad!

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BBQ_Fan's picture

At a friend's house in South Upper Arlington, not far from where Tressel lived at the time. I remember seeing the cop car parked in his driveway.

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Skunk bear blood's picture

At the game.   What a game
 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Your cropping skills keep getting better by the post

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Skunk bear blood's picture

LOL....cropping...coping sometimes maybe the same...thanks west coast SL

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Seattle Linga's picture

Either way - I LOL'd 

Thanks for PST love SBB

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e135800's picture

Watched it in Aruba. 

 

 

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MercyTex's picture

My wife and I went to Nedley's in North Dallas.  200 Buckeyes and 3 Miami fans.  Crazy night.  I miss Nedleys.  Food was average, and the beer expensive, but the best place for the Buckeye faithful back in the day in Dallas.

Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Ever been to Red Hot & Blue in the Dallas area?

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MercyTex's picture

Nope,  I have heard mixed reviews on their catering but if they have Buckeye watch parties I could be there.  There is so much good Q in the area that it comes down to preference.  Dickeys is corporate but their sides are great.  Smoked turkey is the best I have had (and I have deep fried for 20 years), and their meats are low smoke flavor.  Hard 8 has the higher smoke and great beans, but it will cost you.  Lots of mom and pops in the area with a cult following.  Stay clear of Colters or Spring Creek barbecque.

Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Been there and I remember their pulled pork sandwiches were amazing. I have family members that use to live there and they swore by it so we had to try it. Overall it was worth it. 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

We have a bunch of Dickeys chains out here in the Bay Area.  When they first came here I went all the time with my little guy (he loves their Mac & Cheese) but once I got my own smoker I stopped going (results much better at home).  They're good for Sundays as your kids eat free.  Free soft serve cones are also a plus.

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4buckeyefans's picture

Was there in the north end zone, looking down the middle of the post about 3/4 towards the top. Crowd was great, almost willing the Bucks to the win. Lost my voice for almost a week! I'll never forget the play.....everyone went silent on the incompletion, heads started to bow, then the late flag. The crowd erupted. Knew it was our game  

Seemed to be 90% Buckeyes, both inside and outside the stadium. Had friends who planned to buy tickets at the game and were SOL. Ticket prices skyrocketed as game time approached. 

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hetuck's picture

I'd wager there were 10K Buckeye fans outside the stadium. I was on a package tour and was thankful when I got the ticket in my hands. About 50K Badger fans got stiffed at the Rose Bowl a couple years before. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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Big D's picture

My friends and I were in a Ruby Tuesday about half a mile from Sun Devil Stadium.  I had "purchased" tickets from a broker on Ebay after the Illinois game, rolling the dice that the Buckeyes would get the job done the next week.  They did, and we flew into Vegas and drove to Tempe to meet the broker and attend the game.  As you can guess, the broker was a no show, and my friends and I could not find any tickets on the street for less than $600.  So we stood in Ruby Tuesday, and watched the game on a 19" TV with a restaurant full of OSU fans.  When the game went final, we paid our tabs and ran to the merch tent outside the stadium and bought all kinds of championship swag.

The "broker" was arrested and convicted of federal charges.  I wrote a flowery, over the top letter in an effort to make sure he went to jail.  A couple of the news articles after his sentencing quoted my letter.  Per the terms of his sentence, the victims were to receive restitution for the money he took, plus either the additional money spent for replacement tickets, or travel expenses if you did not get new tickets.  I think I received about $50, but nothing since 2010.

Here's one article on the sentencing, I didn't have any luck finding an article with my letter quoted though. 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&...

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KillrNut's picture

Wow, interesting article.

So I imagine you were watching the game with a bunch of pissed off people if the scumbag told everyone to meet at the same place lol.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Damn, that's horrible.  My buddy got taken on a pair of tickets for the OSU-Florida national championship game in Glendale so I traveled there but didn't get into the game.  Then again, I heard the game wasn't so fun inside the stadium either...

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Friends basement. I still remember it feeling like a half hour for that Pass Interference flag to come out. We all thought the game was over. What an emotional roller coaster. 

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bigtenspeed's picture

Why do these pictures all look like they’re from the 80’s?

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osu78's picture

On vacation with family in NC Mountains. Daughter started crying when Miami celebration started. I said there is a flag and it isn't over yet. Much happiness after that. 

Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.

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buckcincy73d's picture

Glued to the tv watching what i also consider the greatest game i have ever watched. As a 29 year old at thw time it was a feeling i had waited for it seemed like an eternity. Was undoubtedly where i feel our Buckeyes finally placed themselves back as the force to be reckoned with that we are seeing today. Gotta , gotta love what thw sweater vest brought us back to.

Shawn durham

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Losu1's picture

I was sitting 20 rows up at the 35 yard line on the Buckeyes sideline. Greatest game of my life and quite frankly has altered my view since then. There's only one first!! 

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Jangs78's picture

I was at PromoWest downtown watching on the big screen with a couple thousand other Buckeyes.  3 things I'll never forget...the silence of the crowd when we thought the game was over before the flag was thrown, the dumpsters burning on Chittenden after the win(every week occurrence) and the really cute girl I met.  Twas a goooood night all around!   ;-)

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brown2404's picture

I was in Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.....19 year old college freshman thinking this was supposed to happen every year while I was at OSU. 

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Il_Padrino's picture

Surprised no one else has shared this yet - 2003 Fiesta Bowl in 30-minutes.

I've watched it twice this morning.

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

CPO and CDR, USN (ret)

1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

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Il_Padrino's picture

Best viewed in theater mode not full screen which is very grainy. 

Honorable mention to... ANDY GROOM.  That kid's punting efforts really helped us that day.

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

CPO and CDR, USN (ret)

1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

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Skunk bear blood's picture

Thanks for posting Padrino.  Grainy or not a great watch bringing back great memories of that game!

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buckeyefan67's picture

I am a little late to the posting  party but I can still remember Fouts and his insistence "bad call, bad call !"  I was at home because I was concerned ( perhaps rather stupidly) of airline terrorism since this was shortly after 9/11.  As a family man,  I decided not to risk it and  stay home as all my fellow JP Morgan Chase buddies went and have memories that will last a lifetime .  I regret it to this day... Go Bucks!!

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DonsBuck's picture

lived at 114 lane.  ran outside immediately after the final play right into a group of cops arresting someone at lane and tuller.  i tried to cross the street and was threatened with zip ties and arrest.  avoided catastrophe and subsequently high-fived everyone on high street for two hours.  amazing night.

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