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aledyard


Hilliard, Ohio (via Delaware, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   October 08, 2015

I grew up in Delaware, Ohio and have been a Buckeye fan for as long as I can remember. I went to Ohio State while it was still easy to get in to, not like it is now. My favorite memory of a Buckeye game was when my dad took me to Ohio Stadium when I was about 10. I couldn't believe how big the place was and still get chills when I go to the stadium.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Playing on my dad's soccer team as a kid when we won a tournament in Marion, Ohio.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: None
  • NHL TEAM: None
  • NBA TEAM: None
  • MLB TEAM: None
  • SOCCER TEAM: None

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Feb 2020

1.  Until Michigan is relevant again, The Game is no longer the greatest rivalry in sports.  

2.  I hate field turf and wish we would go back to natural grass.

3.  I like Michigan's helmets and unis (not as much as ours, but I do like them).

4.  Not really an unpopular opinion, but OSU should remove all B deck seats with an obstructed view.  

Comment 05 Feb 2020

El Vaquero on Riverside Dr. in Arlington is great for Mexican.  Nice atmosphere, great food/drinks. Figlio's in Grandview Hts. is great for Italian food/pizza.   

Comment 03 Feb 2020

I'm old enough to remember Bruce's tenure at OSU.  Aside from the 1987 season, which started with the suspension of Chris Carter, the Buckeyes under Bruce were a good team--which I think was the problem. It's never easy following a legend.  Fans were expecting Big Ten and national titles, which Bruce just didn't deliver on like Woody.  

Comment 03 Feb 2020

I will agree with you that Cooper was a much better recruiter than Bruce, but you will never convince me he was a better coach.  Cooper sucked against Michigan and almost always laid a big turd in bowl games. 

I won't argue you with you that Bruce needed to go after the 1987 season, but it's a totally classless move to make 10,000 buttons to campaign for a guy to get fired.  

Comment 02 Feb 2020

Bruce was a good coach and a decent recruiter.  Yes, he will be forever remembered for going 9-3 more than any other coach, but the schedule the Buckeyes played back in the 80's was much different than it is now.  There were no warm up games against a shitty MAC team.  Take a look at the out of conference schedule they played.  Have Coach Tressel, Day, or Meyer play an out of conference schedule like that and I'm sure there would have been a few 9-3 marks on the record as well. Best players recruited by Earl Bruce - Chris Spielman, Chris Carter, Keith Byars, Pepper Johnson, Jim Lachey, and John Frank. Not a bad list of dudes at all.

1979 - Syracuse, Washington State, UCLA

1980 - Syracuse, Arizona State, UCLA

1981 - Duke, Stanford, Florida State

1982 - Baylor, Stanford, Florida State

1983 - Oregon, Oklahoma

1984 - Oregon State, Washington State

1985 - Pitt, Washington State, Colorado

1986 - Alabama, Washington, Colorado, Utah

1987 - West Virginia, Oregon, LSU

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Burrow was in a completely new system with a new team so I don't think it is necessarily an equal comparison. Had Burrow stayed and Haskins transferred, I think one could argue that Burrow would have had the better stats in 2018. 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

I don't demand that Ohio State or its coaches receive any credit for Joe's success at LSU, that wasn't the point of the statement.  

Comment 14 Jan 2020

I feel good that LSU beat Clemson, but I also can't help but wonder what might have been had things played out differently with Joe Burrow at OSU.  He's the best QB to ever wear scarlet and grey, even if ultimately achieved success elsewhere.  

Comment 29 Dec 2019

I think a fix for the officiating would just be to have the best refs, regardless of conference, officiate the playoff games. I actually think a mixed crew with the best refs from all conferences would fix a lot of the problems with missed/bad calls.  

Comment 27 Dec 2019

This game feels a lot like the play in game against Alabama in 2014 and the national championship game against Miami in 2002.  Ohio State was the underdog in both of those games and almost none of the major media pundits picked the Buckeyes to win.  As in those games, I expect this team to take an "Ohio against the World" approach and come out determined and swinging for the fences.  I think OSU will dominate Clemson in the first half and go up by 14 points after the first 30 minutes.  I think Clemson will answer in the 3rd quarter and tie the game up heading in to the 4th.  In the 4th I can see the Bucks relying on Dobbins to grind down the Clemson D and put 2 more TD's on the board.  Clemson will answer, but I don't think it will be enough.  I got the Bucks winning 42-35 with Dobbins rushing for 200+ yards and being named the game's MVP.

Comment 10 Dec 2019

This is the most complete Buckeye team I have ever had the pleasure to cheer for.  As others have said, I think this will be close early, but I can see the Bucks pulling away in the second half.  Can't wait for this game--go Bucks!!

Comment 09 Dec 2019

The playoff committee has never relied on objective measures to select or seed the 4 playoff teams.  While I think it would be a much better system if the teams were picked based only on objective measures, such as records, strength of schedule, margin of victor, championships, etc., it's just not going to happen. With that said, I'm actually really excited about getting revenge on Clemson and beating LSU in their own backyard.  I have no complaints.

Comment 08 Dec 2019

I hope we get the 2 seed.  I would love nothing more than to beat Clemson and Dabo.  

Comment 05 Dec 2019

Stuart Scott was one of my favorites too and was indeed as cool as the other side of the pillow.  Appreciate the remembrance and my condolences on the loss of your dad.