To say Johnny Manziel’s regular season NFL debut as Cleveland Browns starting quarterback was a disaster would be generous. “Johnny Football” finished 10-of-18 for 80 yards, with two picks. Manziel also rushed five times for 13 yards as the Cincinnati Bengals rolled 30-0 for Round 2 of 2014’s “Battle Of Ohio” in Cleveland. The loss basically sounded the death knell for any chance of the Brownies making the playoffs this season.
But there is a silver lining. A performance of such horrific quality guarantees the internet will generate hilarious memes and of course, we can’t help but share…
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In “real life”, I am Development Coordinator for www.facebook.com/TheOpenShelter, an agency in Downtown Columbus that helps the homeless and marginally housed in our community. In my “other life”, I am “Harry From CBus”, a devoted fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. I also root for the Blue Jackets, Bengals and Columbus Clippers. I also have been known to enjoy some NASCAR & PGA action.
On occcasion I also host the online sports show, “The Sports Bus” (www.facebook.com/TheSportsBus).
In December of 2013, I was given the opportunity to blog and do social media for 95.5 The Game, which I enjoy immensely being that I am a fan of sports, sportstalk & social media. “Follow” me on twitter- @HarryFromCBus to get the insights of “The Most Interesting Fan of the Reds & Buckeyes”.
It was a complete annihilation as the Ohio State Buckeyes demolished the Wisconsin Badgers 59-0 in the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Third string QB Cardale Jones had quite the performance with 257 yards passing and three touchdowns in earning the game MVP. Wisconsin RB & Heisman candidate Melvin Gordon was contained- Gordon ran 26 times for 76 yards, his second-worst game of the season. On the other side, Buckeyes RB Ezekiel Elliott toted the rock 12 times for 150 yards and two scores in the first half and finished with 20 carries for a career-high 220 yards. WR Devin Smith caught four passes for 137 yards and three scores. The Ohio State defense played inspired and in tribute to Kosta Karageorge, the defensive lineman who was found dead a week earlier. Wisconsin suffered their first shutout since August 1997 and their worst loss since a 59-0 rout, also to the Buckeyes, in 1979.
After the game the Buckeyes celebrated in style…
The next day the Buckeyes got the news that they were a part of history, receiving the #4 seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff. They will face the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl on January 1st.
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It’s “Beat Michigan” Week here in old Columbustown and while it is fun to watch others try to avoid using the letter “M” throughout the week, don’t expect it from me. You got it in the title of this post, enjoy it. Speaking of bashing our enemies to the north, I must admit last year I had an “epiphany” of sorts (shocking, I know). I was one who took glee in watching “The School Up North” fail miserably. I took unbridled glee in watching them fall to Appalachian State in 2007.
I used to be one of those who preached, “My two favorite teams are Ohio State and whoever plays Michigan. I initially enjoyed watching fat, bumbling Brady Hoke try to impersonate a Division I Football Coach but now have come to the realization that a bad Michigan football team is bad for Ohio State and bad for the Big Ten Conference.
So after the Buckeyes put big, bumbling Brady out of his misery Saturday, I actually hope those in charge of hiring the next “Michigan Man” make a good hire. Let’s be honest, a battle of #1 vs #2 that occurred for “The Game” in 2006 is a lot more fun than what we will probably see for the 111th meeting between the two teams.
So, let’s get to Saturday. In all honesty, this should not be much of a game. The Buckeyes are superior in every way–talent, coaching and motivation. The theory has already been floated out there that this game will be a way for Michigan players to rally for Brady akin to how Ohio State players rallied for Earle Bruce in 1987. In fact, Sporting News proposed such a scenario HERE. But does this Michigan squad have any reason to rally around Brady? Remember, this is the coach who sent QB Shane Morris back into a game with a concussion. Prized recruits are even bailing on UM, so I find it hard to believe this squad is looking to hoist Brady on their shoulders after an emotional win. Quite frankly, who wants to lift that load anyway?
That being said, it is a RIVALRY GAME and we also thought Ohio State would destroy Indiana & we saw what happened there— a struggle for about two and a half quarters until the Buckeyes and Jalin Marshall decided to ball. Of course, the issue of “style points” will rear it’s ugly head again to impress Condi and the College Football Playoff Committee…so get ready for the cries of “We need to beat these guys by 40-50 points!!!” to ring throughout the city this week.
Now, let’s get to the fun of “Beat Michigan Week”; there will be a lot of enjoyable events leading up to “The Game”!
First of which is Torg & Elliott’s “Beat *ichgan Breakfast Club” on Wednesday, November 26th at Flannagan’s Dublin! $4.96 gets you a breakfast buffet, an opportunity to play former Buckeyes in beer pong and a chance to win tickets to “The Game”! Plus, the first 96 through the door get a “Torg & Elliott” t-shirt! Get more details HERE!
Friday, November 28th it’s the annual “Earle Bruce Beat Michigan Tailgate”. The Tailgate will run from 10:30am – 1:30pm and feature lively Buckeye music, videos of past OSU vs. Michigan games and a silent auction of Buckeye memorabilia. Coach Meyer will make an appearance to get everyone fired up to cheer the Bucks to victory! Get more info about this wonderful event to benefit the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease HERE.
Last but not least, the “Dead Schembechlers” return to the stage for a 2014 edition of their “Hate Michigan Rally” later that Friday Night. Not familiar with the band? You better get familiar before they slap the taste out of your mouth. They preach hatred of all things Michigan and try to educate everyone about the “International Wolverine Conspiracy”.
They also play the catchy ditty “Bomb Ann Arbor Now!”
Get more info about the “Hate Michigan Rally” & the “Sons of Woody” HERE and before you get your panties in a bunch, the band has donated proceeds of past rallies to the Bo Schembechler Heart of A Champion Fund,
So there you go…all you need to know about “Beat Michigan” Week. Remember to stick with 955 The Game all week long as Torg (12-1p) & The Stiller Project (4-6p) talk about and take your calls & texts on “The Game”! Go Bucks!
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is filing for bankruptcy. The sad part of this story is that it is his parents who led him to this juncture in his life. Johnson gave power of attorney to his mother, Tina, in 2011 before he signed his 7 year, $30.5 million deal with the Jackets. Because of reckless spending and high interest loans, Jack now finds himself with assets of less than $50,000 and total debts of more than $10 million.
Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch details this sad story here- http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2014/11/20/blind-sided.html
During this Holiday Season, think of those less fortunate. Think about throwing Jack a few “bones” next time you watch a Blue Jackets game at Nationwide Arena.
Ohio State Basketball is back for another season on the hardcourt and it means another season of “The Many Faces Of Thad Matta”….
“Torg said what about me???”
“Something stinks in here…and I don’t mean Buck-I-Guy….”
“Must remember….to….drop….a….deuce at….halftime….”
“We can be friends. As long as you keep that annoying Jay Bilas away from me.”
“How did all of those fatheads of Richard Simmons get into the student section? Hell if I know!!”
And of course, we all know that Thad loves his chewing gum…
In case you have been under a rock or in a self-induced McRib coma, Columbus has been celebrating the “Return of The Torg” to CBus Sports Radio on 95.5 The Game every weekday from 12-1p with replays at 6p!
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The Cleveland Browns throttled the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 for the “Battle of Ohio” during primetime on Thursday Night Football and currently find themselves tied for First Place in the AFC North!
You know how we celebrate…with the Hottest Cleveland Browns Fans!
We would love to sit next to these rabid Browns fans….
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