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GoBuckeyes1020

Pleasant Plain (via Cincinnati)

MEMBER SINCE   August 28, 2014

I have always been a Buckeye fan but truly became a diehard after attending football camp under Earl Bruce back in the early 80's. My first car was a gray 1980 Cutlass with scarlet interior called the Woodymobile (bench front seat, an entire generation of kids have no idea how great a bench front seat is!). I grew up in Cincinnati (which should actually be part of Kentucky) where there are plenty of Buckeye faithful that are typically overshadowed by hillbillies, catholic school devotees, and cute little bearcat fans with massive inferiority complexes. I now live outside of Hamilton county where you see the Buckeyes flags fly 365 days a year. My favorite Buckeyes moments: a 3-way tie between throwing with Art as a sophmore in high school, watching Cie Grant toss Dorsey to the ground like a rag doll, and yelling like a madman as Ted Ginn returned the opening kickoff as I watched from 20 rows up in the 2006 NC game. Worst Buckeye moments: about 30 minutes after the Ted Ginn moment and watching JT fall on the sword for Gee and Smith.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching my son after his team battled through the losers' bracket to win the city north U13 baseball championship. Will never forget the smiles as they took turns hoisting the trophy. Best Buckeye moments....see above!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Too many to name just one but rest assured they were wearing the scarlet and gray
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty.....no question
  • NFL TEAM: The Bengals and whoever is playing the steelers
  • MLB TEAM: The Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Feb 2020

Kinda ignored this because I was tired of wasting time. 

Maybe you should check out the brave road warriors in the B1G in 2019. The only team with a winning record to play an OOC power five road game was Iowa at Iowa State which you obviously disregard because it's in state. The 2020 B1G slate certainly looks a lot better but there are still only 5 power five road games. Fortunately Ohio State's is the biggest by far. 

Comment 20 Feb 2020

I hate the SEC just reacting to misinformation. 90% avoid tough road games? We last played one in 2016.

Like I said, Alabama certainly has avoided true road games as their last was 2011 at Penn State but even they are changing their ways. They start a home and away series with Texas in two years and follow that with overlapping home and away series with Wisconsin and FSU. 

LSU just finished a home and away with Texas and has one scheduled with UCLA starting next year and Clemson in 2025

UGA just finished a home and away with ND and starts the same with Oklahoma and UCLA in 2023 after playing Clemson at a 'neutral' North Carolina site. 

My biggest problem with scheduling is the B1G 9 game schedule which guarantees 7 losses and creates an uneven home versus away advantage inside the conference.

Comment 20 Feb 2020

Might want to look at the SEC's OOC games this year and reconsider. Sure, Alabama rarely wonders away from its home turf but this year's SEC road games include @FSU, @Oklahoma, @BYU, @Clemson, @Kansas State, @NC State, @Louisville, and @Notre Dame. LSU has Texas at home this year after playing at their place last year.

I have a much bigger problem with the B1G playing 9 conference games to the SEC's 8 which is really a B1G self inflicted wound.

Comment 11 Feb 2020

I partly agree. The bonus was earned on January 15, he stepped down on February 4. Almost three weeks separation and a day before signing day. If he was planning this all along you would think the administration would have taken advantage of a head start at finding the right guy leading up to Dantonio's announcement (if he informed them of his intentions). Ugly timing as the only reason to wait was either the knocking of the NCAA on the door getting louder or to give recruits that had yet signed little to no time to react. Brutal. 

Ohio State hired Jim Tressel on January 17. He had three weeks to recruit before signing day where he inked guys like Chris Gamble, Mike Nugent, Dustin Fox, Simon Fraser, Chris Vance, and Lydell Ross. Fortunately in 2001 there was no early signing period where most of the top prospects were off the table. Not sure how many of the MSU players in this year's weak class were waiting until February but the timing of the 'retirement' and the new early signing period are not doing MSU any favors. The early signing period makes it very difficult to be as patient as Ohio State was in 2001. 

Comment 11 Feb 2020

Dantonio was 8-5 against his rival. I think his departure was a combination of NCAA problems knocking at the door, weak recruiting classes, and the fear that losing three in a row to his neighbor would tarnish his reputation in that game. The timing of his departure is brutal. They might have had a chance at a young 'high profile' coach if this happened in early January. Unless a top coordinator or D1AA head coach fits the bill (worked for us) they might be best served by staying the course for a season with an interim coach and hope that they can find the right guy to start fresh next season (also worked for us). Even that is made more complicated by the December early signing period. Biggest problem though is 'they ain't us'. Sparty, rest in peace

Comment 02 Feb 2020

78 days ago my son, a university of Cincinnati junior and ROTC Cadet after serving in the military decided to take his life. I miss him and cry for him daily. I wish we had seen the signs. I wish he had reached out for the support that DJ is now receiving. Anyone critical of what has transpired should just shut the hell up. YOU ARE CLUELESS. Get well young man.