Every year, Ohio State strength sensei Mickey Marotti concludes winter workouts with the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
An easy Marotti workout is an oxymoron, but players feel a particular dread about the massacre. Here's defensive lineman Bobby Landers on Thursday:
Just went through the worst pain of my life idk how I'm walking to class after that workout, feel like I got ice picks in my butt cheeks!!!
— Robert Landers (@roblanders96) February 16, 2017
And here's what he retweeted later in the day:
— J. (@Willuhkey) February 16, 2017
So that's the level of pain induced by Marotti. In 2015, I ran a headline informing the public nobody died at the workout. Unfortunately, I can't write that truthfully at this moment.
Normally by the lunch hour, we have a flood of tweets from players like Landers' above. But as it stands, there is only evidence four Buckeyes survived the grueling workouts.
Freshman quarterback Tate Martell:
i need sleep
— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) February 17, 2017
Redshirt junior offensive lineman Demetrius Knox, who gave an inside glimpse at the legal disclaimer handed out by Marotti:
Mat drills Massacre pic.twitter.com/MbjztzQhAC
— Demetrius Knox (@Meech_Dream14) February 17, 2017
Junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon:
Yea, that workout was one of those back to bed for me
— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) February 17, 2017
And finally, redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Branden Bowen:
A persons legs should never feel this bad Feel like I jus got hit by a train
— Branden Bowen (@BrandenBowen) February 17, 2017
Sure, maybe Marotti wore them out to the point where a few flicks of the thumbs weren't worth the energy. He also could've massacred them. Only time will tell, but for now we have to stick to the facts.