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bkOSU10


MEMBER SINCE   July 11, 2018

Philly boy with Dayton, Ohio Blood.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Witnessing the 2015 Sugar Bowl or 2017 PSU game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd
  • NFL TEAM: Eagles/Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Sixers/Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 24 May 2019

Opposite but still relevant. 

I bought a ticket to the Sugar Bowl against Bama from a scalper. Got in. The ticket was a duplicate and I had the same seat as another guy. He made a fuss about it, eventually I was detained and thrown out of the stadium. I walked to the other side of the Dome to buy a ticket from the box office. The price was $175, first row 50 yard line, second deck. The Buckeyes were down 21-6 at that point against the "far superior SEC team" I was in the midst of a coming of age road trip across the country, only 3 days in with 30 to go. Budgeting was of the utmost importance. I looked up and said "fuck it, go Bucks." The rest is history. I would have never forgiven myself if I opted out.

That served as the voice in my head for the next 4 years of games, including attending PSU 2017 and 2018. A lot of fans missed PSU 2017 at the Shoe after the fumble. Have faith (most of the time.)

Comment 15 Apr 2019

Other than what happened on the field, an observation I had being at the game has to do with the former Buckeyes that attended. Not only was the turn out phenomenal but the interactions with fans were great. Focusing on Zeke, his demeanor was much different this year as was his willingness to interact with fans. He signed autographs, shook hands, and smiled the whole time. He's earned a bit of a reputation over the last few years, and rightfully so, but this was a pleasant surprise. It was a complete 180 from the first Spring Game that he attended post OSU.  

Comment 15 Feb 2019

I spoke to the OSU ticket office this morning and asked about the Spring game. I was told the tickets would be released next week. The last three or so years has always been the second Friday in February so they're a little later than usual. 

If you want assigned club seats, be on Ticketmaster the second they're released. They're $15 a pop and go quickly. I've done this the last few years, it's nice because you don't have to rush to get in line the day of the game. Regular seats are $5 and GA. If you have a big group they do run discounts. Hope this helps! 

Comment 30 Sep 2018

Couldn't agree more. I went by myself, sat by myself, pretty much an easy target but I received nothing but generosity and warmth. Couple kids here and there but I had at least 8-10 people ranging 12 years old to 65 wishing me a good time and asking how Happy Valley was treating me. I didn't do anything to make myself open for abuse other than wear the scarlet and grey. I even had to walk 2 miles to my car downtown after the game and didn't get any flack. I think they were all too pissed at Franklin. All in all, 10/10. I'll be back in 2020.   

Comment 19 Sep 2018

I'll be there solo. Sitting 40 yard line, mid section or so. Asking for trouble? Maybe. I just hope the respect that I gave them last year in Columbus is reciprocated in Happy Valley. Doubtful, I know. I've learned my lesson before though, just stop cheering after you're up 3 scores. Seems to work. 

That being said, I'll swing by any tailgates with cold ones and snacks. 

Comment 28 Jul 2018

Alrighty.

Ingrained behavior (to me) is apart of you, it’s your core values you either pick up on, are taught, or it’s just one of those things that’s in you from the start. 

Learned (to me, in my context), is something we have a little later in life. We are taught things all the time, we learn constantly, but from those things, our core values don’t change. 

Ingrained is deep in the soul, apart of what makes you, you. Knowledge makes us more well rounded, intelligent human beings but doesn’t usually change our core. 

These guys have it deep in them to not only think but act like that. They didn’t learn that yesterday, it’s ingrained (to me). 

Comment 25 Jul 2018

I think it comes down to whether it has the name on the back or not. I have a real nice number 2 jersey. It could be any great Buckeye over the last 20 or so years. Now if it had Dobbins or Young on the back, then I think it becomes a little questionable. 

Former athletes with names on the back I'm up in the air with. Regardless, you're rocking a grown man's name on your back...as a grown man. 

Comment 21 Jul 2018

Your comments since February are exclusively about Arnette and how he should be the guy over anyone else and defending him to the death. Probably over 20 posts just about Arnette. Other players have been questioned this year but you haven’t made one comment defending them? Just seems odd. 

I don’t think anyone is negative. These are observations. If you’d like me to re-phrase what I’ve said about Arnette I can, the sentimate won’t change but I can soften it up. 

Regardless, forums are about discussion, opinion, and learning from one another. I’ve learned to look at Arnette differently (positively) from this discussion but keep in mind, I’m not the only one saying these things. I hope he balls out, why wouldn’t I? Just didn’t see it last season in.....my opinion. 

Comment 21 Jul 2018

Fair. I hear what you're saying and understand he might have been getting the shit end of the stick in regards to a breakdown defensively. 

I dig your passion for Arnette but you have to be some sort of relative or friend of his. It seems you've been exclusively defending him and/or bashing OSU's other DBs for the last six months or so on here. Or, you're Damon Arnette doing your best Kevin Durant impression.   

Comment 21 Jul 2018

I'm telling you what I saw last season. The scouts see potential, they predict growth. I hope for that as I do with any Buckeye. I hope they go on to make millions and represent the university proudly. Maybe the statistics say otherwise but with the good ole eye test, Arnette seemed to get beat often. Sometimes I didn't even need to be in the room to know it was him who got beat. If the coaches thought he was the best option at the time, I trust that. I didn't state Sheffield or Okudah in my previous post, again, I stated my observation. If he's grown as a player, keep him in there. If he's getting exposed like last year, maybe try some other things out. I trust UFM and the staff. Again, casual observation. 

Comment 20 Jul 2018

I painted my Buckeye Room "Silver Bullet" from Home Depot. Coincidence? I think not. 

Comment 18 Jul 2018

Row 1 up top, 40 or so yard line will set you back a little bit. Add in The Game, you're looking at a pretty penny. The last row in the stadium is going for $300 or so right now. Say it's a 2v3 match up like '16, you're looking at those tickets doubling in price. It's the risk you take snagging them 5 months away. The best part? The Game is The Game regardless.  

Comment 16 Jul 2018

Definitely a more dynamic offense. The air assault should be strong and open up the run game for arguably our biggest weapons. Less teams will crowd the box fearing Haskins’ big arm. Less gimmicky, more in your face, and down your throat style.