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AllAboutBuckeyes


from Fairfield Township, Ohio

MEMBER SINCE   November 30, 2018

I have been a Buckeye fan since I was a child, and that has been a long time . My clothes closet is full of Buckeye gear and I have a man cave that is the Buckeye Room. I have many pictures and Buckeye items hanging on the walls and sitting at other places including helmets, banners, and odd Buckeye items from different states. I had my pool table re-done in Scarlet and Gray to match the room. The thing that really stands out is the hand painted figures on the wall which include a QB passing the ball to a receiver as well as part of the field. My family has learned to always know the Buckeye Football Schedule so as to not plan any family events for that day. They once learned the hard way that neither Dad or Mom would be in attendance if the Buckeyes were playing. I love our Buckeyes and we do presently have season tickets.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My wife and I have attended many bowl games, including the National Championship game in Arizona and New Orleans, winning most except the two mentioned. So I would have to say one of the best moments was being in Texas to see our Buckeyes win the National Championship. And, needless to say, it is always a best sports moment when we beat TTUN.

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Nov 2019

Gee was a very good President.  He may have had some faults, but who doesn’t. He was a very active supporter of everything about OSU and was publicly seen my many around campus.  He didn’t keep holed up in his office, he was out amongst the people.  Drake was a different person. He was a good President, but seemed to be out of touch with the people outside of the office.  I do believe he mishandled the Urban matter as Urban should not have received any punishment in this matter.  Now to who is the next choice.  TRESS!  He has all the qualities and capabilities needed to be the President of OSU.  The problem is, how do the Trustees feel about him.  As a side note, the Trustees shoulder a lot of blame in the Urban situation.  They didn’t have balls enough to do what was right and worried only about public perception.  It will be interesting to see who they come up with for the job.  

Comment 09 Nov 2019

I sure wish some Ohio State friendly law firm would take on this situation.  It would be interesting to subpoena all NCAA records relative to comparable infractions by other players from other colleges/universities to see what punishment they received.  I think there would be some real discrepancies as to how the NCAA lacks consistency.

Comment 29 Oct 2019

I am a big supporter of college sports and especially the Buckeyes.  But let me play devil’s advocate.  You state that schools are making money off of selling thousands of jerseys that pertain to individual athletes.  Yes they are, but what amount of money is the college student getting, or saving, by the scholarship they are receiving for their abilities. Is this just a means for colleges to recoup some of the monies they are putting out for an athlete.  And lest we not forget, the athlete is receiving not only a free education, but free top-notch medical care, rooming and board, and free tutoring.  Not a bad deal if you ask most ordinary college students who are busting their butts to make it in college;  keeping their grades up and maintaining a job to help offset their college expenses.  So is it a bad idea to let the athletes to make money for use of their likeness?  I sure there are lots of opinions.  Mine is; don’t start the ball rolling with this idea.  Who knows what they will want next.  We already now have the “portal” to live with.

Comment 04 Jul 2019

Tell it lie it is coach.  If that doesn’t fire the newbies up then they haven’t fully absorbed what it means to be a Buckeye and the meaning of THE RIVALRY.  But I am sure it won’t take them long to get it.

Comment 09 Jun 2019

I can’t wait to try it out.  And all the displays will be awesome.  Maybe I should take some of my school up north friends; I wonder if they will offer Xichigan Smash Burgers, or should they be called Smash Xichigan Burgers.

Comment 15 May 2019

I agree 100%. But If they allow it, the money they make can be used to help pay for the free tuition, food, housing and medical expenses.  That would welcome them to the real world.  You make money so you can pay for the necessities of life.  

Comment 15 May 2019

It is interesting that prices keep going up as we are led to believe that it is due to the cost of operational expenses rising.  While that might be true, I was also led to believe that the reason for the contracts with TV’s was the amount of monies made from them. So one would think that with the large cash infusion from TV, that the Athletic Department could cover the increased costs without hammering the faithful Buckeye fans who would like to attend some games, or even have a season ticket.  And at the end of each contract for broadcasting, they can up the amount charged to the broadcasting company; they can certainly afford it as they turn around and sell advertising slots.  So the tv stations are happy making their big bucks from advertisers; Ohio State is happy making their big bucks from the tv stations, and get a little more on the side by raising the ticket prices to many Buckeye fans who already have tickets or want to buy some.  More and more people will start staying home to watch games as time goes on.  The average family cannot see spending the kind of dollars required to take the family to see a game, and that doesn’t include the cost to feed them at the game.  It might be that games in the future become the rich mans sport as colleges seem to be reaching out to them.  Take for example the new box seats being added at the stadium.  They aren’t called suites, but they are much like them.  I asked the on them out of curiosity, and while I don’t remember the amount, I know it was high; well high for someone like me.  So we are losing seating capacity in order to add high end seats for people that want to pay more.  I guess you might say the pricing is less than a suite, but more than the Club Seats.  

One other comment, I hate the night games only because they take forever due to the ridiculous red hat guy that keeps coming onto the field to annoy all of us.