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Crumb

from Liberty Township

MEMBER SINCE   December 17, 2013

I have multiple pro teams that are my favorites and players that are my favorites, but there is only one absolute favorite. That's the Buckeyes, Ohio is my home, and I'm a Buckeye forever.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: A tie between being at the Shoe at the end of an undefeated season in 2012 and watching Cie Grant seal the National Championship win in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl and Ezekiel Elliot's final score to put away the 2015 National Championship Game and being there when Curtis Samuel scoring in double OT beat TTUN in 2016.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Matt Wilhelm, Zach Boren, and Joe Germaine. Current: C.J. Saunders and Drue Chrisman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ron Lewis and Evan Turner. Current: Kyle Young, Andre Wesson, and Justin Ahrens.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals, Browns, Cowboys and Titans
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers, teams with former Buckeyes
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds and Indians and Braves
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Sorry, Bafiesta, gotta disagree here. Lawrence was the one who dipped his head first, bracing for the tackle. This was what made the contact 'illegal.' Wade was trying to hit tall ol' Sunshine lower to avoid this very thing but because Sunshine curled up and then acted like he'd been shot the bad call was made. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Eze, so many cases of it's flaws in this game. If it weren't such a cluster bomb they'd have not tossed Wade and extended a drive, or they would've called the punt block attempt running into and not roughing. Why have it if you can't use it to get calls right? 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

MW2014, After more thought and after thinking more about their red zone struggles, I wonder if maybe the aggression you and I were looking for was to go for it on a fourth down at some point? I feel like maybe a coach or the staff should say at some point, three red zone field goal attempts aren't going to beat Clemson? After saying all that, I'm still nitpicking and second guessing with hindsight, and can't truly fault the calls Ryan Day and company made at the time. It would have taken guts of steel to not take 3 at any of those points and is easy to say now and I wouldn't have thought much more of it if we had still pulled out the win. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Not my intent, Allinosu. Borland played his heart out and was a boss to even come close to making that play. He would have been a permanent Buckeye legend like Steve Miller if he makes that play, and he nearly did. How he's gone from 2018 to 2019 was like Taylor Decker from 2013 to 2014. Bottom line, you're right that he gives his all for Ohio State and this loss isn't on him, and he's a heck of a player. 

In fact this is a goal I have for writing from now on, that if a player ever 'misses' a play to not call them out by name in an article, maybe just by position, and in cases like this make it clear that most Hall of Famers would have trouble making the play. I only mention it because it was like so much of this game, painfully close. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Buck95 I had thoughts of the 76 Rose Bowl during our B1G Title bout with the Badgers, especially in the first half. I'm glad you brought it up here because it had to feel similar. Finishing the season B1G champs, have a two-time Heisman winner, and to be tied 1-1 with the only defeat on our year and not knowing for certain which team was truly better. Heart breaker for sure. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Linepilot15, I hope I didn't come off as blaming the coaches or Tuf Borland. I agree that the plays were okay and just didn't work out, I just would have preferred a more aggressive approach and that's just my personal preference. And Tuf did drop it but like you said it would have been an all-American play to make and he almost did it! It was just another point of frustration of how close we came. I hold no ill will to him. He played his heart out and and nearly made himself an immortal Buckeye legend. I'm not trying to assign blame to anyone, just comment on how close we came and if how one break had gone our way, we'd be talking about playing Burrow. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Great points, Dillon G. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to blame our Buckeyes exclusively or even primarily. The refs had it out for them, no question. The only point is I've seen teams play well enough to win even when that has happened (though I can't remember it ever happening to this degree) and this team nearly did it too. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

I was very busy the past couple of days my friends and haven't yet had a chance to respond to each comment like I try to. This is the most attention any of my articles has ever gotten and I am humbled and grateful to you all even to those who don't like what I say. I'll try to get back to all of you. Thank you so much, and go Buckeyes!