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Ludwig Yards

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MEMBER SINCE   October 18, 2012


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Comment 37 minutes ago

I get that maybe he doesn't follow college sports as much. Fair enough. But if you're gonna discuss a subject, such as a college QB, maybe at least jump on Wikipedia or have one of your staff do a little research first. 

Comment 05 Sep 2019

Sort of related, but I (like many people) went to see 'Bohemian Rhapsody' back when it came out. I went by myself during the day on a day off and at the end when they played the original Live Aid performance I actually got really emotional. Kind of out of character for me and took me by surprise. 

Comment 31 Aug 2019

Fun stuff. I took it as a closed book quiz, and my score will reflect that. 

Comment 30 Aug 2019

When I was a frosh I lived in Morrill a suite with 15 other dudes...sharing 4 shitters, 4 sinks and two showers. Such first-world problems some students have....

Comment 30 Aug 2019

Great series, Matt. Got me coming here every day, especially since recruiting has been dead for a while. 

Probably have been others but the only pre-1970 Tarblooder Buckeyes I could find were guard Rodney Foster, 1960-1962; and guard Leroy Cowans, 1957. 

Tarblooder: a railroad worker whose job was to smear hot tar on railroad ties after they were laid, to seal them and hold them in place. It is a school battle cry that started during the 1940's indicating that members of the Glenville athletic teams would whack the "tar" and "blood" from their opponents. 

Comment 28 Aug 2019

I interviewed Pickens for The Lantern when he was a freshman. He really helped put Ignatius on the football map. Nice guy who I thought was gonna be a good college QB, and I've read that he's a lawyer in Columbus now. Here's a then-and-now pic of Joe, with Robert Smith and Ricky Powers. 

Comment 27 Aug 2019

There are scads of pre-1970 Middies who played football for OSU but the most decorated was End Merle Wendt. Wendt played for OSU from 1934-1936 and was OSU's 4th three-time all-american. Wendt played on Ohio State teams that defeated Michigan three straight years by a combined score of 93–0. In 1936, Wendt was asked about his greatest thrill: "After no undue amount of deliberation Merle decided that his greatest thrill was the time he caught the winning touchdown pass against Michigan in 1934." After school, Wendt had offers to play professional football from seven NFL teams, but opted instead to pursue a career in chemical engineering.

Comment 26 Aug 2019

This guy graduated from Eastmoor in 1962 before heading to OSU, and then started 157 games in the NFL over 12 seasons. 

Tony Woodford briefly lived in my dorm suite when I was a freshman.

Lions fans might remember this former Warrior too. He was a '63 grad and went on to play at Tennessee, and then 12 years in the NFL. 

Comment 20 Aug 2019

Some folks will remember this as the first time they saw Spielman:

I'm not going to list them all but I found 23 pre-1970 Massillon Tigers who played at OSU, which would put them in contention for the all-time top spot I'd imagine.  

Comment 19 Aug 2019

Stafford, as I recall, was a pretty important player on that 2002 NC team. 

For those who like history, there are some accomplished pre-1970 Buckeye Golden Bear gridders:

Fred ‘Curly Morrison - played end and fullback from 1947-1949, led OSU in scoring in 1949 and is a member of the Rose Bowl HOF. He was drafted #10 over all by the Bears in 1950 and played 7 seasons in the NFL for the Bears and Browns.

Robert Pitton - played tackle in 1940 before leaving for military service. Returned to OSU after serving his country, receiving his BA in Music composition. Attended UCLA to earn his Masters in Music composition. Later earned a Masters in Art Education from Rutgers University. During his life, Robert composed three symphonies and an opera, and one of his sculptures is in the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. 

Jameson Crane - Played halfback in 1945 and 1947. The Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute on campus is named after him. 

Bill Nosker - Played guard at OSU from 1938-1940. Was lost in a military plane crash in Italy in 1944. An OSU dormitory was named after him, Nosker Hall. Here's a Lantern  article about Nosker.

The rest: Guard Richard Tice, 1951; DE Jim Baas, 1965-1966; HB Doug Goodsell 1951-1952; Guard Campball Graf, 1937, 1939; tackle George Guthrie, 1951-1952. 

Comment 17 Aug 2019

Interesting that we went 23 years without a Wayne player (from '77-'99) on the roster, and now we've had one every year since 2000. Looks like that streak could be broken in 2020.  

Comment 16 Aug 2019

Since it only goes back to 1970 I'd say Glenville is probably right, with Middletown and St. Ignatius in the running. If you're talking all-time it's probably Massillon or Columbus North.