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VintonCountyBuck

Chillicothe (via Hamden)

MEMBER SINCE   November 19, 2012

I've been a Buckeye fan since birth. I remember quite fondly my dad and I would climb onto the roof of the house every Saturday and early Sunday morning in order to adjust the antenna so that we could watch THE Ohio State Buckeyes' games. The ones that were not live, we always listened to religiously on the radio, and then stayed up late (it was the weekend) in order to receive our edition of the Dispatch so we could read the game recap as Hot-off-the-press as was possible at 3am. Watching the Buckeyes Replays on WOSU Sunday mornings at 9am were always the highlights of the fall in my opinion. And we NEVER missed them. Sometimes even being late for Church on occasion. Well..the Pastor at our church made the mistake of asking my Dad to try and be a little earlier next time on this one particular Sunday.This happened to be the Sunday before Thanksgiving and as it turns out was the same Sunday of WOSU's replay of the '87 TSUN game, Erle Bruce's last as Head Coach..My father quite emphatically explained to the entire congregation that his God..Our God is indeed a Buckeye!! And the very mere request of such a preacher could only be the work of those Devilish wolverine fans..Needless to say, we never stepped foot back inside his church. So for me, Buckeye Football is as close to religion as there is.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Champs
    2002 Ohio State Buckeyes National Champs
    2012 Ohio State finishing the season undefeated!!
    Anytime that state up north loses a game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Orlando Pace, Chris Spielman, Mike Vrable, Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson, Gary Trent
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets, Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Lebron..not the team
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds, any team playing the Cardinals
  • SOCCER TEAM: soccer is not a sport..This is football country.

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Sep 2019

This is just my thought, but I think these “pundits” that you’re mentioning are trying more to find similarities to relate Justin’s abilities to, rather than compare them.  That might be why it seems as if you’re the only one in the mindset that he’s more of a J.T. Barrett type than a Braxton or Haskins, type.

They’re saying his arm is similar to that of Dwayne’s and he’s just as elusive as a runner as is Braxton.  You’re saying he’s like J.T., but better..  That’s not quite the same type of argument.  While I can see the comparisons in both cases, I’ve not really come to either conclusion as of yet.  I mean the kid’s only played in 3 games as a starter so far.  I definitely like what I see.  But he’s got a ways to go yet, in order to earn any of those compliments.

Comment 12 Sep 2019

Make the student tickets available to the general public at the same time and price.. I’ll guarantee ya there won’t be any more dips in their sales then 

Comment 10 Sep 2019

Prayers for your family, Mr Rezkella.  One of my dearest friends has a young daughter with SMA and has been dealing with it for almost 9years now.  They’ve been lucky enough to take part in a clinical trial with the Mayo Clinic that has helped to extend their time together.  But it’s taken such a toll on them that it’s hard to watch sometimes.  I can’t even begin to fathom what you’re family is going through.  Thoughts are with you and hopefully this fundraiser will be a godsend for all involved.

Comment 10 Sep 2019

Edit:  I actually forgot about us playing Army back in 2017.  But my point still has some merit. We have struggled with the service academies in the past as well.  I’m not ready to discount that team up North quite yet. (Thanks Cooper)

Last time we played a service academy we gave up 370 yards on the ground.  It took a big hit by Josh Perry on Keenan Reynolds to help stop a crucial drive late in that game to help preserve a win.  We won a National Title that season.

 I love making fun of *eatchicken as much as anyone, but those service academies should get way more respect for the way they play sometimes.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

The fact there’s less than 2mins left kinda limits this, in my opinion.  I’d probably say Haskins, simply because that arm can really open things up for the offense.  But Championship caliber Cardale with Devin Smith receiving sure isn’t any slouch.

With 4 minutes or more?  I’m going with J.T to pull this one out and run out that clock all day long.

Comment 07 Sep 2019

Well.. in all honesty, there’s really not a good track record with color schemes in that whole damn state up North...

Comment 03 Sep 2019

I was, admittedly, hoping this season ends with a few added karats..  But this dude sure isn’t one of them.. 

Comment 03 Sep 2019

He’s obviously better than Desmond Howard.  Lettuce all bow our heads and pay the man his respects.

Comment 01 Sep 2019

Sometimes it helps being a fan of Johnny Cash.  There was a story by NPR about this song a while back.

A quick bit of history: It's the middle of the Civil War. Union soldiers are sitting around a campfire, goofing off, singing songs — and they're ribbing on this one guy. "One of the members of the singing group is a Scottish immigrant named John Brown," Harvard professor John Stauffer says.

(...) he's not talking about the famous abolitionist, who was executed before the war even began; this John Brown was just a regular soldier. Stauffer, (...) says the soldiers were making up new lyrics to the tune of an old hymn, "Say Brothers, Will You Meet Us."

"So when they start making up songs to pass the time, comrades needle him and say, 'You can't be John Brown — John Brown's dead.' And then another soldier would add, 'His body's moulderin' in the grave,' " Stauffer explains. Though their impromptu rewrite was inspired by a regular soldier, the ghost of the abolitionist loomed large — and a marching song called John Brown’s Body was born.”

Comment 20 Aug 2019

I don’t know, man.  I mean, Tom Osbourne won multiple National Titles after replacing Bill Devany at Nebraska.  Jimmy Johnson won several once he succeeded Howard Schnellenberger at Miami.  Les Miles even won a National title after Saban left LSU.  There are plenty of examples of how the guys replacing a legend have had some pretty good success as well.  Sooo while I can remember the Earl Bruce years, I’m cautiously optimistic and hoping that we might be in for a continued run of dominance to come.

Comment 02 Aug 2019

The NCAA always reminds me of the school recess monitor that is constantly blowing their whistle to warn the kids not to try and climb up the slide, backwards, or hang from their feet on the monkey-bars.  

They’ll practically trip over the kids that are throwing rocks at each other or chasing some helpless misfit with bad intentions, in order to “correct and discipline” the others.  It’s completely arbitrary at best

”The only difference between the NCAA and organized crime, is they simply aren’t very organized.”  - Abe Lincoln, probably

Comment 25 Jul 2019

Lol. Nice.. and all the players could wear Green Jackets as warm ups on the sidelines..

Comment 25 Jul 2019

One thing though.. I can still remember the High Flying, Jim Kelly led , Buffalo Bills offenses and how powerful they were back in the day.. yet they never won a single Super Bowl.  They faced the Giants in one, in which, N.Y. set a then all-time record in time of possession.  Tressel’s teams have, well, Jim Tressel.  No way does he not feed Beanie the ball and take the air out of it.  Opportunities would be few and far between for Myer’s squad.  That’s why I’m not so sure I’m on board with simply declaring his the best.

Comment 22 Jul 2019

I think it’s way more of an indictment of the B1G west than an acknowledgement of how good Nebraska is going to be.  Not many teams on that side are expected to contend.   Plus, if you go down their schedule it shakes out into what could be a very good year for them.  And, in college sports, sometimes all you need is to gain a little momentum.

Comment 19 Jul 2019

Thanks for the reply Johnny

i did. also:

every ASU student has to pay that fee, whether they attend games or not
ohio state football is a much, much better product on average than ASU football
because of that, osu would never allow a flat student fee to get into games for "free"
and even if they did, it would have to be a hell of a lot more than 75 bucks to sustain 200 mil in revenue

I would upvote you here if I could.  I just simply love the idea of students enjoying the atmosphere of a collegiate sporting event for free (via the minimal athletic fee), wether it be football, basketball or lawn darts..