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BuckeyeDevil


Findlay OH (via Cambridge OH)

MEMBER SINCE   February 01, 2014

Long time OSU fan-attended my first OSU football game which was against Michigan in 1982. Former season ticket holder for basketball way back in the Perry Carter/Treg Lee days. I go to basketball and football games now as budget and schedule permit. My daughter attends the same high school that Aaron Craft attended so we made it a point to see him play in person.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Anthony Carter get crunched in the 1982 Michigan game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Anyone who helps us beat Michigan
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: It was Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Don't care about it-let Canada have it
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Why anyone cares is a mystery to me

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Aug 2020

From appearances, it seems hard to fault Coach Day. By all indications he wanted to find a way to play. Now he has to turn his focus towards a winter/spring season, even though the likelihood of that happening seems remote to me, as well as pointless. 

I think Gene Smith is the one that looks a little foolish here. Deep in the recesses of his mind, he knows that the decision not to play is wrong and that objections to playing 5 months from now will be just as bad if not worse. Yet he persists in toeing the B1G "company line". 

Smith and the OSU administration at a minimum should be threatening to leave the conference over this non-transparent decision and calling for Warren to not allow his son to play since he feels that this is such a dangerous situation.

Comment 18 Aug 2020

If there was no vote, doesn't it kind of make Gene Smith look bad to have come out and more or less say that Ohio State is B1G all the way and that The Ohio State University will toe the company line and support the league?

If there was no vote, I sincerely hope that he did not know. Otherwise, he kind of looks foolish. 

Comment 12 Aug 2020

I have always been not just a Buckeye but a B1G conference guy. You know, the Midwest angle and all of the trimmings.

But at this point, I agree. We have carried this league for the past 20 years in football. And what do we get?

NOTHING. 

If we don't find a way to play if everyone else does, the program is set back by 3-5 years. The league will be set back longer. We need to leave now and take the money making power of the OSU brand somewhere else. 

Comment 11 Jul 2020

Gene Smith is a pretty smart guy who is "in the know." When he says people need to realize we may not play football this season, I think he is essentially bracing people for the worst possible outcome for football. I think he has a pretty good idea that Ohio State and everyone else will end up sidelined for the 2020 season. To me there are parallels to the end of the basketball season. First, the conference tournaments cancelled. Then the entire NCAA tournament cancelled. With football, we have eliminated the preseason games. Surely the next domino to fall will be the conference games. 

One last comment. I watch and enjoy sports as an escape from the woes of the world, the grind of everyday life, and certainly to be exempt from politics for a few short hours. Now, sports in general (athletes, coaches, whatever network broadcasts said events) is hopelessly entwined in the social-political realm. The same is true for Eleven Warriors. I come here to read about all things Ohio State football, basketball, and other sports, to enjoy the bantering in the comments, and to occasionally join in the fray. I don't visit Eleven Warriors for the purposes of social-political commentary. But unfortunately, like many other things in our disintegrating society, we are inescapably drawn into the fracas, even onto a site dedicated to Buckeye Nation.

Comment 30 May 2020

What happened to George Floyd is inexcusable and by all appearances criminal. I have no issue with peaceful protests in response to such a situation. While I am not sure what it accomplishes, it is certainly protected by the Constitution. But the behavior in Columbus and many other parts of the US is violent and destructive, not to mention lawless. How does one call it anything but a riot?

I don't want to judge as to whether or not Towns was trying to incite a riot. I seriously doubt that he was trying to do so. From the looks of it, a riot had already occurred in C'bus. But I would hope that a Harvard grad would have a better, more articulate way to address grievances than what I read and see. I don't think he should be kicked off the team. but I don't think it is a good look when any OSU athlete is cuffed for any reason.

Comment 18 Apr 2020

Anyone in any position of leadership where individuals/employees are potentially at risk has a difficult job and is faced with tough decisions. I think the governor and company did what they thought was best for the safety of Ohioans. I can respect that even though I might disagree with some of the measures taken as well as with inputs into the models. What is most disconcerting to me is the overnight authoritarianism of the state (and I use that term generically) and the willingness of people to acquiesce regardless of the cost and loss of individual freedom.

Comment 15 Apr 2020

I think it is all about proximity to home. Nothing wrong with that. If that is a key factor in his decision, then I am not sure why he even chose Ohio State. I guess we have to take the reasons for his transfer at face value, but one starts to wonder about the driving force in his decision to leave.