Good luck with this one.
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Where's CalPoppy when you need him?
Shandy is not beer
Shhhhhhhhhh! Don't say anymore!
People are gonna figure out my alternate troll account due to my lack of topic-deletion here!
Interesting topic and I have no problem with it....his username however I take issue with.
Buckeye til I die
My ex gf
Agreed. She was the worst.
She wasn't so bad when she was still his GF...
clearly it was his friends that stepped in
It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
Agreed. She was the worst.
Except that one thing. She was the best at that.
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Except that one thing. She was the best at that.
umm...is that declarative or the subject of the skill set?
New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.
I only hope this comment gets the love it deserves.
"Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"
TIL that Calpoppy is CTBUCKEYEFAN"S ex GF.
TIL that Calpoppy is CTBUCKEYEFAN"S ex GF.
Why? Because I was the best with the asshole?
I was just trying to make a comment about what she was best at.
Because you called him an asshole for saying you were she was his least favorite Buckeye.
I knew she was stalking me
Did your ex like flowers?
Yep, big Chicago Sports fan too...................
I thought your GF was the bomb-diggity.
"Cause I couldn't go for three!"
The inherent problem with this is that people have a pedestal version of some athlete, that said athlete can never live up to. I've always said peoples opinions are relative to the setting in which they meet that person.
Ex. man so and so is such a prick I ran into him at a bar...he didn't even talk or sign an autograph. Maybe he is out with a group of close friends and just wants to be with them. Even if he politely declines and moves on, he's still an asshole in that persons mind. Its a no win.
Ex. 2 I ran into former CBJ Rick Nash at The Pearl years ago, the style of seating we were in I was right next to him. He knew I knew who he was. I knew he knew, I recognized him. I nodded and said good game tonight, good luck the rest of the way. That was it. He wanted to eat, I wanted to hit on the girl I was with.
Its all relative to the setting and how you handle it. Sure there really are some dbags there, but most times its a misunderstanding.
Yep. It's a snapshot in time.
I wanted to hit on the girl I was with
Hardly seems necessary to hit on the person you're already dating...
Was in the early earn it stages.
So Rick Nashed her from you eh? Don't let it get you down, man. Happens to a lot of us.
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Jokes on him I married her.
So now you're in the really earn it stage.
More maintain so I dont lose all of it.
Are you joking or did you really marry Jessica? I haven't talked to her in a few years
You nailed it. Had a similar situation happen to me in Vegas. Wife and I got on the elevator in the parking garage at Planet Hollywood, and a guy and a girl with some shopping bags jump in as the door is closing. I immediately recognized him as Forrest Griffin the UFC fighter. This was obviously several years ago when he was still one of the most popular fighters. We made eye contact and I just nodded, not even sure I said anything. He knew I knew who he was, and my wife knew also, because we watched the first few seasons of The Ultimate Fighter religiously. I like to think he appreciated the way we handled ourselves, even if we didn’t get the autograph or selfie to prove it to our friends.
You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton
Years (and years) ago my (now ex-)wife and I were strolling down a street in Florence Italy when we happened to see Alan Alda out walking with a young woman (either his daughter or a much too young date). We did the only thing imaginable - we asked HIM to take OUR picture. So much better than getting an autograph.
As for Buckeyes, I met Archie once, and he couldn't have been nicer.
I was out with some friends one evening and this was also during the very early years of the Ultimate Fighter show and Forrest Griffin walks in and posts up right next to us at the bar to order some drinks. My friend struck up a convo - it was short, but he was really friendly. He eventually grabs a table and shortly after Stephen Bonnar walks in - same thing he grabs drinks at the bar next to us and my buddy says "Hey Stephen, did you know Forrest is here?" and he says "Yeah, I am here to fight him.. " We certainly had a laugh at that. This was during the annual Arnold in downtown Columbus, so no doubt they were here for that.
I was in the Crown Room in Tampa at the bar and struck up a conversation with the guy next to me for a few minutes while we waited for our drinks. Didn't recognize him but found out later he was Randy Macho Man Savage. Saw Pete Rose there as well sitting in the corner. I recognized hm because his hat said Peter Rose...
I'd guess 9 times out of 10 I'd be the guy who is sitting next to some celebrity and ask them in all honesty "So what do you do?"
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.
But everyone grows up. I'm sure I wouldn't much like being around my college self either.
Say what you want, but the man could put down a 30 pack of Busch with ease. Sorry for partying.
Lol I see you met Mr. Boone too!
I participated in a beer olympics with him once. We mortals were chugging cans while he was tackling pitchers.
I gotta stick up for Alex here. I had heard the infamous legend of Alex Boone and how he blew his chance to get drafted highly by the NFL. I did respect the fact that he cleaned up his act and has become a high paid NFL O lineman. However I met him recently when he lived in Northern Ohio and got to know him pretty well. He's is a good family man, he was great with the neighborhood kids and he always had a good word. I'll admit he is a brash and outspoken character but he's evolved into a solid individual. I probably would've felt the way y'all do if I hadn't met him but I am glad that I did. It changed my perspective and I'm always happy to see a Buckeye succeed in the next level of his sport and more importantly as a person. BTW, he is one large human!
Yup. I don't hold it against him, that's why I said I'm sure he has grown up and also that I would hope I'm a better version of my college self.
I wish nothing but the best for the guy. His shenanigans never personally impacted me, but I saw an awful lot of his shenanigans and the stories about him are not overblown in the least.
Glad you have a favorable opinion of Alex. For what it's worth, I wasn't trying to express an opinion of him, just using what I personally witnessed to articulate your last sentence, he is indeed a large human.
BadApple finds a way to make Lemonade out of a potential Lemon thread.
Seriously why start a thread like this on a Buckeye fan forum?
And in a similar vein, Gary Moeller. Gary was a former Buckeye player who became a turncoat.
As a former Buckeye coach, Nick Saban qualifies as well
Never met a Buckeye athlete who rubbed me the wrong way. Met a few Major League Baseball players who deserved a dickpunch though.
"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski
The down vote is a mighty tool. Use it on idiots, not differing opinions.
I met Darryl Strawberry when the all star game was in Cincinnati. Total asshat, unbelievable prick. I didn't talk to him, but I watched 2 or 3 little kids approach him while he was on an escalator in a hotel the day the skill contests (home run derby, etc) were rained out. These kids were like 8-10 years old and he pretended not to hear them. They were super polite and were just trying to tell him they though he was great. They were not even asking for autographs. Finally, at the top of the escalator he told them to leave him alone, he had things to do.
Chris Sabo and Barry Larkin, however, were awesome. Stayed around the lobby and bar area and chatted with anyone who wanted to say hello.
And on fourth and one... would you believe?
When I was 11 or 12 I was walking into a Los Angeles Clippers game. It would have been 1988 or 1989. Anyway I notice Darryl Strawberry walking in beside me. The guy that took me to the game says "Hi Darryl" and shakes his hand. Darryl then stops and says Hi and shakes my hand and the other kid who was with me also. On that night he was friendly enough.
Honestly, and I don't mean this to knock him because he was a great player... Mike Doss.
Met him at the Midwest Sports Spectacular, and he was not very friendly, personable, or overly welcoming.
I kind of just chalk those things up as one guy having a bad day, but in that particular instance he for sure was a bummer.
Met Moe Clarrett that same day and that dude was genuinely happy to meet me and all the buckeye fans.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
Used to live in the same neighborhood as Doss, always a nice guy, always having fun.
Not that he wasn't off that day, just a different perspective for ya.
I've honestly heard that, more often than not. Most accounts are that he's a good dude. I think it was just an off day for him, who knows.
I've met Moe Clarett too and agreed that it was a positive encounter. He was surprisingly gentle and polite when I asked for a picture.
Harbaugh puts ketchup on his steak.
He was surprisingly gentle and polite when I asked for a picture.
Just exactly what kind of pic were you asking for?
Met him at The Arnold and my bud took a pic of Moe and I.
Just exactly what kind of pic were you asking for?
Just exactly what kind of pic were you asking for?
That's an aggressive pic request, no wonder Mo had to be gentle.
Now I see why people talk shit behind your back.
Probably a bad day for him. Met him a couple times and was always happy and nice. Hell I even had my Massillon shirt on one time and he was nice as could be Good times.
I had the opposite experience. My freshman year I was a lowly preferred walk-on, and after my first day, Doss saw me walking home from practice and gave me a ride to my dorm. On the other hand, Clarett talked down to me the few times he ever said anything and acted like an asshole in general. I’m happy for him that he seems to genuinely be a different person and has turned his life around.
That's really cool about Doss.
I think Clarett is a great example of why it's hardly fair to judge these people based on their actions in college, as some commenters have noted. Night and day difference between Clarett then and Clarett now.
All the Buckeyes I've personally met have been very nice, gracious, and accommodating. I will say that Archie Griffin, by a wide margin, was the friendliest. I have family who are friendly with Archie so I've met him a few times, but the first time, years ago, he could not have been nicer, and we chatted for quite a while at my in-law's house. Just a genuine, humble dude. The only former player I've met who came even remotely close to being less than friendly was Bo Pelini. He's about 5 years younger than me and our Ohio State academic careers overlapped briefly so I ran into him on occasion on High Street at the Mineshaft... he was just a little brusque. His personality that we saw weekly on TV as Nebraska's coach wasn't at all a show or an act, at least based on how I saw him interact with some people in the bars way back when.
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Here here on Archie ... met him up here in Ytown several years ago when his son was playing against Cardinal Mooney. Talked to me and my friend for about 15 minutes after he ate dinner ... about Tress, the current Buckeyes, his son, a prospect from Mooney ... could not have been more gracious!!! Awesome when your childhood heroes turn out to be high character individuals!!!
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Gene Smith is a great guy. I met him while interning at Maryland. Gene came down as part of Maryland's celebration for joining the B1G. He took a good 10 minutes talking to me, making a small time intern like me feel like I mattered as much as him; he ignored a few calls to keep talking with me.
While not an OSU guy, Jim Delany was a bit of a dick. Maybe he was having a bad day but he struck me as a guy who's grumpy when not taking over TV markets.
"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter
He comes across as aloof and there are a lot of people that flat-out detest him but he's been great for the conference and gets the job done.
You've got barbecue back there?
I was in Las Vegas 8 years ago and he was their with his wife walking outside of Cesar's. I noticed him and his wife laughed and said "Gene, you are famous!". They were both very nice. We talked football of course and and JT at the time. He hangs out a some of basketball games pregame and talks to anyone who wants to strike up a conversation.
Only negative encounter w/ a Buckeye I have ever had was w/ Larry Waldon, a Coop OL recruit from Detroit who never did jack on the field. In the dorm elevator he and his friends would whisper racist crap under their breaths to white students, just to be intimidating/annoying.
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Always happy to oblige my fans:
I always thought you were number 2, FWIW
Just keep winning!
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Only player I've ever had an issue with was Jack Mewhort, he took 6 beers out of my case at a party and when I gave him the "WTH?" look he looked at me and said, "what're you going to do?" An excellent question in hindsight because I was going to do absolutely nothing.
On the other end, I've met Thad twice, once was last summer at the gym a few weeks after he had been fired. Its hard to imagine a nicer guy than Thad took a picture with me at the gym and talked about The Basketball Tournament. Still rubs me the wrong way with him getting the axe.
Ha Mewhort food chained you. You gotta admit that's pretty funny in hindsight.
"what're you going to do?"
Thad is one of the most gracious and approachable folks I've ever met. Super good dude.
Met Mewhort on the Urban and Shelly Meyer Buckeye Cruise For Cancer, talked to him for a few minutes and seemed like a nice guy, but I didn't have any beer with me at the time.
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I have a long list of 11wers who would surely be my least favorite Buckeye ever if I met them. Very long.
Funny, my list is pretty short.
Mine just got a lot shorter.
In fact, it's not even a list anymore. It's an answer now.
I had credibility?
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever. -Falco
There was another guy that used to have a list.
If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff
Oh, I'm pretty sure I was already on it. Maybe not at the top, but definitely page one.
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Sam Hubbard, but that may just have been because I told him he was overrated.
I haven't met many Buckeyes but of the ones I have Maurice Clarett stands out as The Best. Really cool dude, had time for everyone who wanted a picture, seemed genuinely happy to meet fans.
Donnie Nickey for me. Ran into him several times at parties back in the day at OSU and he was always a complete douche. Not towards me necessarily just in general. But I’m sure he grew up as that was when he was a college kid.
One of Ramzy's favorites.
Barney Fife lives, and he lives among us.
no buckeyes that I've met have ever been bad but I ran into Larry Nance Sr back in the early 90's when he was still playin for the cavs. DOUCHEBAG, all caps, just a total prick.
Seriously? Larry Nance? That's a surprise.
This topic has came up more than once with friends of mine and LN is always the first person that comes to mind. I would say 90% of the time, someone else in the conversation has a "LN is a prick" story as well hehehe.
I met Larry Nance when he was drag racing cars. He was super nice and we talked about basketball for 15-20 minutes in the pits at National Trail.
Couple of good guys--couple of bad guys. First, another vote for Maurice Clarett--real nice guy. The best encounter was with James Laurinaitis. I was waiting in line with my son to get an auto. My year old grandson was there as well. As James was signing a picture, my grandson leaned over and pulled James's ear. And did he ever play the part. He stood up and pretended he was really hurt and put on a great show of "pain" That will always be a great memory. Least favorite that I have met--Santonio Holmes--just a mean looking, angry, did not want to be there guy. But, the one that really took the cake was Cris Carter. He was scheduled to do a free autograph session near St John Arena before a Michigan game. The line was huge and just kept growing by the minute. Then, they announced that Carter was on his way and would be a few minutes late. They made the same announcement about 3 times in the next hour. Bottom line--he was a no-show and did not even call anybody to make up some lame excuse. So, at least 200 Buckeye fans stood in line for about an hour and a half waiting for Cris. And, it was freezing cold as well. That takes some kind of balls to blow off Buckeye Nation as he did that Saturday. GO BUCKS!
+1 for James Laurinaitis. Super humble and friendly guy.
I'll somewhat stick up for Santonio. He'd quiet and not very trusting, I think a lot of folks take it the wrong way. I just don't think he really appreciates being in the spotlight.
I agree, CC is an arrogant prick. I’ve spent a lot of time around Mike Conley and his family, and experienced the opposite of Cris Carter. Michael Redd is another humble, cordial guy.
Most of the Thad5 and teammates were pretty cool. Conley, Oden, Lighty, Lewis, Terwilliger.
I remember watching Dequan Cook tagging along w/ the Dunbar JV to a non-varsity game, and wearing jeans and loafers calmly stroke about 15 3s in a row during warmups before the game. He is still a positive presence in the Dayton community.
Met Santonio at a charity thing a few years ago and he couldn't have been nicer. Gave everybody the time of day and then some.
"Let's go make some noise."
Met CC at a weird corporate thing where you got to "play sports with the stars" so I threw passes to CC. He was friendly at first, then he complained that my passes were weak, and then the worst: he said, "Man, you throw like Herbstreit." And just shook his head sadly.
But seriously, he was very friendly in that setting.
"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.
The line about Kirk is pretty funny though!
I have a couple mostly from the Ayers hoops days
1) Laurence Funderburke, met him while he was playing here and was unimpressed with his surly personality.
2) Eli Brewster thought he was the best hoopster ever and talked down to anyone around him
Never met the following and frankly glad I didn't but, Greg Simpson (speeding, drunk driving, multiple assaults, underage possession, driving at night with no headlights all while at OSU, later kicked off WVU team, and arrested on weapons and drug charges in 2007), Andrew Lee (convicted of murder), Marco Cooper (felony drug charges and weapons charges), all must have been real pieces of work
And dont forget Art S
In the 'FWIW' category...I spent a fair amount of time with Lawrence Funderburke the summer he left IU and transferred into OSU. He was a really, really nice guy. He's very smart and seemed to be a bit more shy/reserved than into being approached. We worked the same summer job and I my experience with him was that he was a really nice guy, tho perhaps a bit 'standoffish' at first, but I don't think that was because he thought he was 'better' or above those around him...I think he is just a bit quiet.
I'd see him from time to time around campus (we were both business majors) and he always said hi. Inf fact, one time my buddies and I were in a bar and LF was in there. My friends were like: Hey...that's Lawrence Funderburke. And I was thinking of going over and saying hello to show off that i knew him, but didn't want to bother him. Instead he saw me and was like 'Hey! What's going on with you?' or some such greeting before I said anything to him. Coulda knocked my buddies over with a feather. SO..if he reads the board: thanks for that moment.
I don't know that I've met any asshats, but Archie is world class..and Gene Smith, despite the flack he takes from some, is a really great person to meet and talk to. I was lucky enough to have classes or cross paths with quite a few players....but Archie really, really stands out. All of us are fortunate he chose Ohio State, we couldn't ask for a better representative.
I knew some people with kids at Wehrle at the time and had good things to say about him
I only met him once during a midnight madness back in the day and he acted like he couldn't be bothered with the kids asking for autographs etc, glad to know my first take on him may have been wrong
I'm sure he was an OK guy if I actually knew him, but Amir Williams made my blood boil every time I watched him play.
Amir was a super nice guy, especially if you were driving to the basket or trying to get a rebound.
+ 5 or 10 or however many you need to achieve a triple double.
Nothing beat seeing Marc Loving mope around campus between classes my freshman and sophmore years. I'm maybe 5'11" on a good day but he hangs his head so low that it makes me feel like his 6'8"ish frame would be guardable in a game of pickup.
Lol thanks for the imagery.
I don't think it's fair to anonymously dish dirt on players who cannot defend themselves. There were two from my college days, one a well known contributor from the 02 Championship Team and the other a bit player from around the mid 2000's.
I will name the guys who were cool.
Played the school's Gray course as a single and was added to a group of 3 FB players, the notable one being Lydell Ross. It was his first time on a course and was pretty friendly and down to earth. His biceps and pecs were soo massive his swing range was quite limited. I'll never forget the look on his fave when he realized he was in a sand trap and was like "what the hell do I do now?"
Matt Wilhelm was on my flight back to Columbus from Phoenix after the 2002 NC Game (Jan '03) and he was polite enough to sign my ticket while walking to the baggage terminal.
Met Rob Sims outside of an alumni gamewatch in Seattle when he played for the Seahawks. Very nice guy.
Ran into Eddie and Archie a couple times around bowl games or at Eddie's restaurant and they were quite friendly.
Other than the actions of 2 bad apples they've been pretty good guys.
Wilhelm was a good guy in high school. So was Mike D'Andrea and Anthony Gonzalez. Didn't interact with them post high school, but they were all good guys in their high school football days.
Respect the diplomatic route, NC.
Yeah, I don't feel right throwing dirt out anonymously. Shoot, I know there are WILD stories of boneheaded shit I did in college. Glad random people aren't posting it on the internet.
Don't get me wrong, it's interesting to hear about the wild stories of the players we followed - I'm just trying to think of it from their perspective.
I don't think it's fair to anonymously dish dirt on players who cannot defend themselves.
That's funny because I was just about to say that NorCal Buckeye was my least favorite Buckeye ever. I guess I won't say it, then.
This I already knew to be true.
You of course remain at the top of my annual "least favorite Buckeye Botanists" list. Oh, let me know if you want to hit up Mt Diablo, my annual state parks pass is still hittin and the wild flowers are probably aMAIZEing.
Terrelle Pryor: would be racing up and down High Street going at least 30mph over the speed limit almost hitting people in the crosswalk. Was just an asshole at bars and parties. Mcfadden’s closed off their downstairs restroom while he was in there with a couple ladies.
Andrew Norwell: I’m glad to hear he’s having great success with Carolina but he was ALWAYS piss drunk at The O and Out r Inn. He was once urinating in a heat vent at The O and the bartender kindly asked him to stop. He then proceeded to try and fight the entire bar staff for some reason.
Nate Ebner was my biology lab partner and was actually decently smart. He would always swipe for me after class because the athlete meal plans are insane.
Interesting about Norwell. The wife grew with their family and although the drinking isn't surprising, being a dick, is.
Have had friends meet Pryor and they aren’t big fans at all.
Art Schlichter, especially if you loaned him money
Pryor was a known asshole around campus. Anyone who went to OSU at that time knows that.
There was also a player at OSU around the same time as Pryor who I know for a fact was a straight-up predator, but I'm not going to name names for a number of reasons, chief among them being respect for the person I know who was victimized.
Good thing you changed your comment so quickly... There are countless sites on the web for that shit, but this isn't one of them
Robert Smith wanted to kick my ass at a High Street bar because I called him a 'Sell Out'. So he might be on my list....
You should have "lit him up"
He’s a pretty big dude. And had some pretty big friends. Ate some humble pie and survived to see another day.
I too chose to walk away from a future NFLer. One of the easiest decisions of my life and I still took home the gal he wanted that night.
Mo Clarrett. Dude was a total dick when my team played WGH. Murdered us 57-9. Asshole.
The only sports figure I actually met was Woody.
I met Art Schlicter and Doug Donnelly because I knew the twin girls the two of them were dating at the time. They quickly realized I was obviously no competition for the girls. They were a bit distant but reasonably nice. I met Woody and he was very gracious in our conversation. His uncle was my grandfather's business partner in the 1920's. Very briefly met several other players over the years. All pleasant exchanges. I've got no bad stories to tell.
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My sister was in the same sorority as the twins they dated. She got me their autographs.
To the extent the MODs are considered Buckeyes, I'm voting for the MODs as worst ever.
Hmmm, not sure if serious...
Chris Gamble. Wife was nice. He was not.
Like....how nice was she? Might explain why he wasn't. Details.
Dined at a Charlotte restaurant I was managing. I’m sure these players get tired of people coming up to them, but my table visit took all of 10 seconds. Thanked him for winning the national championship game for us. He didn’t make eye contact and seemed dismissive. The wife recognized his demeanor and was very pleasant. Maybe he was having a bad day. Who cares either way.
I know it does go with being famous, but it would get old people constantly coming up to you in public. Especially at dinner with my wife.
Anyone who was a student in the latter 90's that would hang out at Panini's on 10th/High could have quite a few players they could name. Not the most humble bunch (I am sure things have changed with maturity since then).
And I know of 2 former basketball players that might list Fatpants as the response to this question. :)
"Great moments are born from great opportunities." - Herb Brooks
And re: Panini's, I can only assume you're referring to a certain big name that would show up and rudely tend bar or take sandwich orders
There was more than one...the large feline had some cohorts who were not very kind, to say the least, one of which is currently having a successful coaching career.
Terrell Pryor thought he was Jesus Christ himself in college. I remember being at a party and Pryor and Devier Posey walked in and screamed, "Ladies, who wants to f***!?" Met him a few other times outside of campus parties and he was not very social and quite rude to other people.
On a positive note, it seems like he's matured a lot since then.
"Ladies, who wants to f***!?"
Greg Oden should hit them up for trademark infringement...
As should Ben Roethlisberger.
See here's the odd thing, I met TP a number of times, even when he was in college. Could not have been nicer and I always thought he was a good kid. A little on the cocky side, but a good kid. Ran into him outside NWA one morning randomly at Starbucks, he recognized me from meeting him previously. Like I said above, I believe its all relative to the situation. Now it may have had something to do with us having a shared coach in our careers as well. Who knows.
As for the announcement at the party, I have seen that tactic used many times by many athletes to varying levels of success.
I'm sure it works.
Katzenmoyer frequented the bars. One time I saw him sitting on a stool in a corner and a line of women had formed to talk to him. I shit you not.
Big Kat went to bars? No way jose. Next you are going to tell me he hung out with Rob Murphy and picked on the regular students.
Impossible. That would never happen.
Oh, it worked. There were a few takers.
Pretty sure Jesus Christ wouldn't scream, "Ladies, who wants to f***!?"
Ya never know...
Not a buckeye but I met Ric Flair at a Charlotte Hornets game back in the early 90s. My Dad told me to go say hi to him so I built up all the courage an 8 year can have and went up to him and said, "Mr. Flair!"
He said, "Get the fuck out of my face kid. Can't you see I'm trying to score a piece of ass"
I just walked back to my seat and sat down.
Flip side of that, ran into a couple wrestlers in my time.
When I was really young, I was a huge Junk Yard Dog fan. My family was staying at the same hotel as the wrestlers. I saw him and Hulk Hogan in an elevator, they were the best. Even let me try some wrestling moves on them.
A few years ago I went to a church event to listen to Ted Dibiase speak. He was outstanding, chatted with him for awhile afterwards, shared a prayer, and wished each other well. Great experience.
Was at Barrett Jackson car auction, one of the satellite auctions in Florida, was looking at an old Chevelle that caught my eye, guy beside me starts chatting me up about it. Look up, Bill Goldberg. Car guy, good guy, we had a beer together a the bar a couple hours later. He was my favorite wrestler when I was in high school, so to shoot the shit about cars with him was crazy.
Athletes don't typically leave me star struck, but those few wrestlers sure did.
I mean, I was a little disappointed at the time but looking back on it, I'm happy that he never broke character and kept the legend of Ric Flair alive and well for me.
Should've gave him a big "woooo!" when you walked away.
Character? I'm afraid that any difference between the Ric Flair character and the man playing it disappeared a long, long time ago. That dude's been "living the gimmick" for damn near 40 years.
In all fairness, the guy was probably hammered at the time, so him being a dick to 8-year-old you was probably chemically-induced.
Oh I know there is no character, it's who he is, but I probably would have been disappointed if he was real gentle and friendly and all that.
My Dad just laughed. I actually went to school with his daughter for a little bit. Told her the story and she just laughed and said everyone in this state has a story about my Dad, and most of them similar to yours.
either this happened multiple times (not surprising) or I was at this party...
I was lab partners with another player who lived with them on 11th and he asked me to come pick up the assignment that "he" had completed his portion of to turn in, and that house was a shit show.... IDK if I can or should say what was going on
Keep Calm and Buckeye On
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I'd upvote if you post more information.
walked into the living room, topless college aged girls just sitting around doing lines of molly, like 5-6 can't remember now exactly. I guess this isn't incriminating since I saw no players doing it, just happening in their house.
In the late 1990's at the Varsity Club, a person I was with was mouthing off to some young lady. She leaves and comes back with some dude that looked like Zeus himself....he didn't say much (didn't have to), but the idiot guy I was with clammed-up real fast.
Zeus's name was Matt Calhoun----and I wish he would have cleaned this guy's clock.
So Calhoun was definitely not a jerk---on the contrary, but my guy thought so at the time, and yelled at the rest of us for "not having his back," but we were like "dude we're not getting our asses kicked because you're an ass".
when I was living on campus and Charlie Bear was a popular place, it was 21+, they would let footballers in but wouldn't serve them alcohol, so they would push up to the bar and try to order on your tabs if you were ordering something.
A lot of people said Pryor, he would come to the RPAC to play pick up basketball and just walk out on the court and declare he was playing now and tell ppl to get off the court.
On the contrary, Kenny Guiton, Philly Brown, Jordan Hall, Corey Brown (Pitt) would always come play and were super cool, always just hung out and waited their turn when they lost and chat it up. Was English partners with Philly for a few classes and he was always nice, swiped for my lunch every day after class since they had unlimited meals.
Biggest dick move I have ever seen was Joey Votto. In Cinci for a Reds game, go out to dinner the night after the game and he is eating alone, a girl with us (hot!) asks the waitress if she can go say hi, he doesn't even turn his head to acknowledge her
I witnessed Pryor do that at the RPAC. Couldn't stand him.
And I also had a class with Philly and can attest that he's a good guy.
It was always fun when he would come be an @$$hole and then we would beat him the first game, tell him to take his ass to the back of the wait line.
He was probably the best player I ever saw there though (minus the actual bball team). He was so smooth and athletic
Zeek was truly the only OSU player I have met that was not a nice/ cool guy. I had class with him Freshmen year, and we would literally be eating Cane's with his feet up in the middle of class. He would also talk over the professor and talk on his phone in the middle of lecture. On top of that, every time I saw him at the bars he was causing some kind of scene and being over the top.
That being said, every other player I met while at OSU was super friendly and easy-going. JT, Cardale, Braxton, Jalin Marshall, Hubbard, Ellein, Taylor Decker, Hyde, Vonn, and Eli all surprised by how humble and cool they were. Billy Price is without a doubt the nicest and most genuine OSU player I have ever met, that dude is a flat out great guy.
"Life's a garden, dig it." -Joe Dirt
I think I saw Zeke out at the bars more often than my roomates his first two years. Braxton was cool because dude was a total homebody, rarely ever saw him out. Not really surprising but the OLineman loved to crush beers. Mike Adams and JB Shugarts I firmly believe had stock in the O Patio. Greg Oden came into my house party one day (years after he left OSU and the NBA) with his girl and played beer pong with us for like an hour just chilling and killing time before they headed out somewhere.
Did you guys make Greg stand back another 2 feet? Bet he could just reach over and drop it in.
I met Granville Waiters once...but I liked him.
The lord of brevity.
A related story....
I was a freshman working at the old Larkins Hall checking ID's..... I was working the door by the staircase leading up to the basketball courts. I had my head down and saw some people rush past the desk without showing their ID's.
So i whip my head around and yell "I need ID's!!!!" I look up and it is Bobby Hoying, Shawn Springs, Orlando Pace and Eddie George.
Needless to say, I did not pursue the matter further.
Rules are rules, shoulda booted them.
Funny; I pretty much did that to Danny Ainge when I was working as an usher at Nationwide Arena 11 years ago. He was trying to get into the luxury boxes during the NCAA Tournament games there and didn’t have the proper ticket. He then gave me the “Don’t you know who I am?” routine, to which I responded “Yes, I do, Mr. Ainge. I still need to see your ticket to let you in here.” To say that he didn’t appreciate that was a bit of an understatement. Yeah; I was a major prick there, but I don’t particularly feel bad about it now given how badly he fleeced the Cavs in the Kyrie trade.
I met Orlando Pace in about 2007 - think I was about 8 years old. Anyways, my dad got the chance to talk to him for a bit and he signed my hat + jersey. I remember him being the closest thing to a life-sized teddy bear that I could imagine. Really nice guy.
On a recent note (non Buckeye-related) last October my cousin's wedding took place in Tampa, so we all got to stay at a nice hotel downtown. It was during the latter part of the week, so I arrived on Thursday morning. None of us realized that the Tampa Bay & New England game was happening that night. Turns out, the whole CBS crew for Thursday night football was staying at our hotel. In the lobby, I approached Tony Romo with my uncle and we were able to talk for a couple minutes. We took pictures and I have to admit he was a lot more humble than I expected him to be. We also got a chance to meet Bill Cowher, Tracy Wolfson, and company. They are all super nice people. Marshall Faulk was the only one who seemed to be sour - ignored compliments and seemed a little full of himself.
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Once my 2 roomates and I are sitting around our apartment, when the phone rings. My roommate answers, and hands the phone to my my other roomates. "Who is that", I ask my first roommate, while my other roommate is on the phone. "Some huge black guy", my roommate replies. "How on earth can you tell?", I ask. "You just can!" replied my rm. Just then, my other roommate hangs up the phone and says 'Guess who that was?". "A huge black dude?" I say. "Uh yeah-it was Orlando Pace!" he replies! "Why on earth is Orlando Pace calling you up"?, I ask. It turns out that my room mate had hooked up w/ some chick at a party and wasn't interested in anything further, but the chick still was. She was Orlando Pace's gf's roommate in the dorms, so when Orlando came to vist, the girls were like "Call him up! You're Orlando Pace!". So Orlando did, he was like "I don't know you at all, but my gf is bugging me!!! Peace out, holler at so and so!".
I was also standing behind Orlando in line at the McD's on High Street when one of my buddies w/ me, who played football at a D-3 in Ohio announces "I'm going to eat twice whatever Orlando Pace orders!!!!". Unfortunately for our amusement Orlando only ordered 1 value meal.
And I met former OSU asst. coach Lou Holtz in the Columbus Airport when he was between the ND and SC jobs----he was just sitting there with his ESPN hat waiting for his flight back to Orlando after giving a speech at the Columbus TD Club. I probably talked to him for 15 minutes.
The nicest guy I've ever met. Just talking OSU, Kent State and Woody stories.....his personalized auto is one of my most prized possessions.
Came into contact with Chase Farris. I talked to him after that first amdbwe literally talked every home game. Couldn’t be a nicer, more humble guy. Michael Thomas was another great dude. Talked to him about every week during the championship season.
Worst guy I ever encountered? Lawrence Taylor....stuck up snob, and I’m being nice.
Not to pile onto Terrell’s Pryor, but...
One of my best friends cousin worked as a security guard at WHAC and generally around Ohio State. My friend was probably around 11 at the time, and his family took him down to Columbus to visit and his cousins took him one day to meet some of the players.
He got to meet various players and they took pictures and signed him autographs and talked for a bit. But he specifically remembers TP not wanting to sign an autograph originally but eventually agreed. TP signed the paper and then just tossed the marker and paper on the ground and stormed off. Did that to a 12 year old kid.
I wonder if TP Sr would want someone to TP Jr.
Just be glad he didn't arm punt it 60 yards into a Penn State fan's hands.
I will only speak on the one Ive seen most recently. I can verify that Marcus Freeman, his wife, and children seem to be great human beings. He has a son in the 4th grade that will be a top D-level athlete and scholar in 8 years.
You are only as big as the sheeple say you are.