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BuckGnome


MEMBER SINCE   January 22, 2012

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2003 Fiesta Bowl, everything else pales in comparison. That season and especially the way it ended was incredible. I had an awesome rush for two to three weeks after that game, and it was far and away the greatest sports-related moment of my life.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: umm ...... soccer, really???

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Oct 2019

Your read on this is similar to mine.  WHEN this name and likeness stuff comes to pass, boosters for Booster State will pool resources and start companies that intentionally lose money, by "purchasing" the right to use 5* QB Gun "Money Bags" Slinger's name and likeness once he signs on the dotted line on the commitment letter to Booster State.

Ohio State football will be fine in this new environment given the size and passion of our fan base.  The rich get richer.  The poor start trending Rutgers.

Comment 08 Feb 2019

Agreed.  The old NSD was the first day a player could officially commit.  It wasn't a deadline.  While the vast majority of recruits sent in their LOI on NSD, not all did.  TP, for example, finished out his senior year basketball season before officially committing to Ohio State.

So in essence I'm not sure so much has changed, other than most recruits sending their LOI's in two months earlier than they used to.

Comment 05 Feb 2019

You don't think Tress was a great coach here???  The Vest is a legend!

I actually remember the teams of the 80's and 90's.  Tress elevated the entire program.   IMO the Tressel-Meyer era has been nothing but a Golden Age of OSU football.

And the random "nearly blew the Arkansas game" comment....  A classic demonstration of Tresselball in action.  Might not have been super pretty, but it won a ton of games.

Comment 22 Oct 2018

If Cam Newton didn't get caught cheating at Florida, and thus being forced to transfer out to a JuCo, I see Urban Meyer's tenure at Florida lasting a few seasons longer than it did.

As it stands, I think he'll retire in a season or two from Ohio State.

Comment 06 Dec 2017

Yep, recruiting has gone down the shitter, and JT's horrid play is responsible.