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Dayton (via Columbus)

Member since 27 August 2014 | Blog

Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Grew up on campus at tOSU (father was faculty), went to my first game when I was six, and I have loved the Buckeyes ever since. Graduated from the US Naval Academy and served on active duty for 26 years.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching JT Barrett lead the biggest comeback of Coach Meyer's career to beat Penn State in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John 'Hondo' Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: It hurts too much to be an NFL fan in Ohio.
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: None - I'd rather watch lacrosse.

Recent Activity

Comment 15 hours ago

The interesting part is that none of those games were close. I don't think he was being yanked for performance.  The only nail-biter in that stretch was Indiana (I was there), and Jones played the entire game.

Comment 15 hours ago

And get your picture taken while wearing it next to the 1970 FWAA National Championship trophy. Be sure to hold up your hand with the index finger extended.  #1

Comment 23 hours ago

it's amazing how quickly Cardale was pulled that year.

You mean waiting until the eighth game of a 12 game season to pull him?  That "quickly"?  He started the first seven games in 2015.

Comment 24 hours ago

The issue I have is that none of the polls or rating systems were ever officially sanctioned by the NCAA, and they all used different methods and criteria.  To name any team "National Champion", IMHO, there should be some consensus in that statement. Based on the sheer number of "NC" awarding institutions, there have been as many as five so-called National Champions in a single season.  That makes some CFB NCs only slightly more legitimate than a Heavy Weight Boxing World Champion title.

Do we recognize USC's NC from 2002 via the Dunkel System, Matthews Grid Ratings or Sagarin Ratings?  It's listed in the NCAA's official book of records.

tOSU has two National Championships from the 2006 season, via the DeVold System and the Rothman(FACT) system (BTW - Mr. Rothman authored the BCS System).  Why aren't we claiming those if they're listed in the NCAA's official record book?

For that matter, why isn't tOSU claiming its NCs from 1933, 1944, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1998? They were all awarded by legitimate, recognized rating systems of their eras.

As others have said, my issue is not with tOSU fans claiming eight. It's the fans who refuse to acknowledge UCLA's claim to the FWAA and UP titles in '54 giving them more of a consensus than the Buckeyes' AP title.  It's when those same fans deride 'Bama for claiming 17 NCs. Or when fans bash UM for only having "half a title" from 1997 (FWIW - UM won the AP, FWAA and NFF trophies that season and Nebraska only won the USAT/ESPN trophy. If anything, the Wolverines can claim at least 75% of the title.)

If fans want to claim eight NCs, great. Claim eight.  But at least be consistent and recognize that those eight open the door for other team's to claim legitimate NCs as well.

Comment 22 Feb 2018

IINM, there's a junior at St. Francis DeSales (Columbus), who's a FOGOGO ( I made that up - he takes the face off, gets possession, runs off, swaps sticks and comes back on to score) that's committed to tOSU.  He lit up our HS team in the state tournament last year.

Comment 21 Feb 2018

Good stuff, 29.  Very excited about the future of tOSU lacrosse.  I love what Coach Meyers is doing, bringing a mix of Mid-Atlantic and Canadian talent, while keeping homegrown talent in-state.

Comment 21 Feb 2018

I think Coach Meyers has made his money in developing players who the lacrosse blue bloods passed on.  He's also dipped into the Canadian lacrosse market to find some gems for the Buckeyes.  He may not be getting a Top5 recruiting class every year, but what he's done with the players he gets is amazing.

Comment 21 Feb 2018

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