Category Archives: Ohio State Football

Christmas Wishes for Ohio Sports Fans

It’s the Holiday Season…so why not give our “Christmas Wishes” for fans of Ohio’s major sports teams?

CLEVELAND BROWNS- Hope, any glimmer of hope. All the fans of this downtrodden franchise want is a sign that the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t an oncoming train.

CINCINNATI BENGALS- Success on the “big stage”.  This is the season where the Bengals need to show their fans that they can deliver in ‘primetime’. Yes, Andy Dalton is injured…but AJ McCarron should keep the ship afloat until the “Red Rifle” can return in the playoffs.

OHIO STATE FOOTBALL- A convincing win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.  Yes, the dominating victory over Michigan was nice but Buckeyes fans need a big win over the Irish to take the sour taste of no return to the College Football Playoff out of their mouths.

CINCINNATI REDS- A blueprint of a true, concrete plan.  Most reasonable Reds fans probably understand the need for the mid-market team to shed payroll.  But those fans also need to see what is being done to rebuild….or maybe just get some more sweet bobbleheads.

CLEVELAND INDIANS- A sense of direction.  Is this team really in it to win it or just to keep their heads above .500?  The franchise has made some vaguely interesting moves so far this offseason to pique interest among the fanbase but is it enough to compete in the AL Central?

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS- Leadership from within.  Yes, the hiring of John Tortorella as head coach should provide discipline but the team needs leadership from the players themselves.  Nick Foligno was elected captain but it still seems like someone, anyone, needs to start being a bit of an asshole in the locker room.  Nice guys finish last especially in the NHL.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS- A NBA Championship. Pure and simple.  This team is the only real hope Cleveland has of bringing a title to the city.  If they fail this season, it doesn’t look possible anytime soon.

OHIO STATE BASKETBALL- A .500 season with maybe a couple of Big Ten Tournament wins would be nice.  Kentucky win aside, this is a very young team and is due to disappoint Buckeyes fans a few more times this season. If they could sneak into the NCAA Tournament, that would be a bonus.

UC & XAVIER BASKETBALL- To use a cliche, “You keep being you”.  Both of these teams exemplify why  the city of Cincinnati is a true college basketball gem.  UC & X are very good teams with great coaches at the helm.  Added bonus, neither coach looks to be wanting to go elsewhere which should mean continued success for a long time.

What? It’s A Buckeyes Bye Week!? Noooooooooooooo…

It’s the point in the fall that every Buckeyes fan dreads.  The bye week.

What will we do without Buckeyes Football?  What will we do?

What will this guy do?
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And this guy?
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And especially this guy…?
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What are we going to do?  Pick pumpkins?  Bob for apples?  Actually talk to our families?
Wait?  What? There are other college football games we can watch? Whew.  Let’s go for that.
We can make it to next Saturday…

Let’s Take “Harbaugh To Hell”

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It’s been 25 years and those lovable scamps (I’ll never forget the night Bo Biafra flipped me off at the LC Pavilion or whatever the hell they are calling it now) and haters of everything maize and blue, The Dead Schembechlers, are at it again.  They have released their ode to Wolverines’ coach Jim Harbaugh, “Harbaugh To Hell”.

So put on your best Buckeyes gear and give it a listen…

Buckeye Nation Needs To Chill The F–k Out

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So after lackluster wins against Hawaii & Northern Illinois, Buckeye Nation is officially in a state of panic.  Yes, the win against the Huskies was a nail biter, but let’s be honest, Ohio State did shut out the Rainbow Warriors 38-0.  And let’s not forget, this team did win a freaking National Championship last year after losing both Braxton Miller and JT  Barrett at QB.  But how soon we forget.  Now the world is coming to an end in Columbus because both Cardale Jones and the aforementioned JT Barrett are playing below expectations.  We are even outraged because, GOD FORBID, Ohio State players like Cardale and Joey Bosa have the AUDACITY to tweet!

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Listen, I am a HUGE Buckeyes fan, been living in CBus my entire life (nearly 50 years) and yes, I was concerned throughout the Northern Illinois game but Buckeye Nation…you need to chill the f–k out.  This is freaking Urban Meyer leading this team and as the kids say, “He’s got this”.  I am sure Urbs will find a way to fix this minor blip, whether it’s kicking the offensive coordinator upstairs or taking more responsibility calling plays.

Now as far as Cardale goes, dude has done nothing to help his NFL Draft Stock.  Instead of trolling the media last winter, he probably should have capitalized on his upward trending curve and declared himself pro ready.  I do think it appears JT is the way to go as far as starting QB.  But hell, shouldn’t Braxton be ready soon to throw at full strength?

Since I seem to be on a roll here or just typing stream of consciousness, could we all also take a “chill pill” when it comes to the sign taking a shot at Urban recently on College Gameday?
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It’s a joke, people…does anyone remember laughter?  Trash talking is common and expected among fan bases…but must we pull out the “politically correct card” when it hits home?  Sure seems that way to me.

So in summation, let’s remember Buckeyes fans, Ohio State is still Number 1 and Urban Meyer is still the coach.  It’s all good and the sky is not falling….at least not yet.