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Buckfrombirth


Woodbridge, VA (via Wintersville, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   November 14, 2015

Graduated from OSU in '97 in Metallurgical Engineering. I almost went to Michigan, but my dad told me I'd have to change my last name. He was the smartest man who ever lived.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: #1: Zeke's run through Alabama. #2: Cie Grant throwing Dorsey to the ground on the last play in '03.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George, Braxton Miller, Kenny Guiton, Joey Bosa.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Scoonie Penn
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Pirates
  • SOCCER TEAM: USWNT

Recent Activity

Comment 6 hours ago

I remember that, too.  It’s a great lesson learned.  I recall in ‘95-‘96 when OSU’s deal with Champion was expiring  and they were negotiating for a monster deal between Nike and Reebok (Adidas wasn’t really a uniform player at the time with all of their emphasis on Nebraska and (eventually) Tennessee and I don’t even know if UA existed yet).  There was a story either in the Lantern or Buckeye Sports Bulletin, I can’t remember exactly, about demands Reebok had for significant signage at the Shoe, which was a major turn-off for OSU and played at least a small part in selecting Nike for the contract, as both were offering huge $$$.  Personally, I’ve  always been glad to have them on-board and it has generally turned out well for all involved.

Comment 7 hours ago
Just about any name is better than "Value City Arena", IMHO. I could imagine OSU slapping a corporate name on the Shoe while simultaneously announcing (slightly) reduced-price ticket packages and better menu options in an attempt to lessen the full-scale fan revolt they know would occur. It would be 24/7 propaganda...err...I mean "marketing" effort from Ohio State and its Public Affairs machine.
Comment 7 hours ago
Hockeybuck - Nope, I hadn't forgotten about Big Lots Barn at the Schottenstein Center Presented by Kroger and American Family Insurance. I was only talking about the grandest-of-the-grand college football stadiums, since most new arenas are corporately tagged now.
Comment 13 hours ago

While I completely and totally hate even the idea of it, sooner or later I think we’ll probably see something along the lines of “(Company Name) Field at Ohio Stadium” and/or corporate sponsorship at the WHAC.  I’m betting that the first time it happens at an iconic blueblood stadium like Ohio, Bryant-Denny, TTUN, etc., the floodgates will open nationally.  

Comment 20 Feb 2020
Your last sentence sums up my thoughts, too. The young man has all the tools to be downright nasty against any team. I hope the running game (OL and RBs) can keep the offense balanced enough to let Fields go wild with his arm, brain, eyes and legs. We all saw what a healthy JK was able to do against TTUN and Clemson.
Comment 20 Feb 2020
Not to be Debbie Downer, but the road hasn't been kind to anyone in the B1G this year. I hope Vegas is wrong, but +2.5 makes sense for a betting line. That being said, go get 'em, Justin.
Comment 12 Feb 2020
That's a good point. They've also adopted the heavy dose of miking that the NBA uses on the benches and extended that with the play-calling and officiating discussions. It's really cool to actually hear what's going on at field level inside the game.
Comment 12 Feb 2020
...and the two-man scrum for the football to start games. That was hilarious.
Comment 12 Feb 2020
The XFL is pretty fun to watch by itself this time around. Cardale just makes everything better.
Comment 11 Feb 2020
My $.02: Day was far, far better than most of us ever thought at the time. He totally rocks. Thank you, Urban. You rock too. (devil horns emoji goes here). And now for a public service announcement: We need football to come back, and fast. Cabin fever is setting in and judging by some of the tension on the site recently, it looks like a bunch of us need a fix. If the DVRed games of this past season won't do it for you, I recommend catching the DC Defenders and Cardale as an interim solution. Trust me, it's not the same XFL we all laughed at years ago and it might get some people through to the spring game. Just sayin'.