Friday, October 27, 2006

I smell varmit poon.....

My dad is a former OSU Marching Band member and a past “i Dotter” to boot. So this item means a lot to my family and me. The list of non-TBDBITL “i Dotters” is a short one. Folks like Bob Hope, former tOSU Presidents Gee and Fawcett, former band director Droste and some fellow named Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes have been honored with the opportunity to be led to the top of the i by the drum major during Script Ohio. Now the Golden Bear, or as he was once called “the Blob O” will have that honor tomorrow during the Buckeyes homecoming game. I do hope that the TV folks recognize how cool this is and let us folks out here in the hinterlands see it.

This is hallowed ground Jack and you deserve it. Just remember what our TBDBITL brothers say, "Pick Up Your Feet, Turn Your Corners Square, and Drive, Drive, Drive!" Or as the TBDBITL Alumni say, “At least don’t fall down.” (right Dad?)

Keeping it in the family.

My dad’s dad, played football at the University of Minnesota. So I’ve always had a little love for the Gophers. He played back in the days when helmets were optional. As if those minimally padded leather WWI pilot helmets thingies were going to protect much. His nose was spread around his face a bit too, proof that face masks were not only not invented yet, but also for pussies. Family lore has it that he played against former President Gerald Ford from Meatchicken. So it is with no hard feelings that I say that the Buckeyes will kill them on Saturday. tOSU will rack up at least 45 points on the Gophers and win with ease. Happy homecoming.

Buckeyes – 48
Gophers – 10

Monday, October 23, 2006

I Don't Feel Tardy

The theme today children, is “better late than never.” Since I’ve never claimed to be on the cutting edge of blogging, technology or anything for that matter, I’m just now getting to these items. First off is one Antonio Smith. Damn it, do I like this kid!

Antonio Smith, a fifth-year senior and former walk-on from Beechcroft High School, gained the defensive honor after a career-high 12 tackles, including a sack, as the OSU defense put the clamps on Indiana quarterback Kellen Lewis.

There are a freakin’ plethora of douche bags playing college football. Even our beloved tOSU has had a couple. So it’s nice to see when a kid comes through like this one. It’s a common enough story, city kid who is raised by his Granny, who brings him up with the right mixture of tough love and paddling his ass. But this kid is a role model. He began his Ohio State career as a walk-on and after four years gets the scholarship love. All the while, making the most of his non-scholarship time working hard and keeping his nose clean, yet he has enough flare to mix in a little high-step on the way to scoring on an interception in the State Penn game. (Even though he claims he didn't mean to do it if he did) It hit me today when I read this in the Dogpatch.

"I’m not a star or anything. I’m just an average player, an average guy in mechanical engineering just trying to fulfill my responsibility the best I can."

I was the exact same way when I was at Ohio State -- except replace “Mechanical Engineering” with “Sleeping off a hangover and missing classes” and “fulfill my responsibility” with “Sleep off a hangover so I can go out this afternoon and get hammered.”

Welcome to adulthood young man, you can be proud of yourself.

Ode to the Statue of Liberty Play

It's about a week old or so, but this is one crazy-assed play. Watch how this running back crab-walks up behind the line, hiding behind the linemen who are setup cheek to cheek.

Football Talk

Minnestoma - I'll do my best to muster up the strength to talk about this game later in the week. As if anyone gives a damn. This one and others are just stepping stones to get to the "game of the millennium" on 11/18. Wake me up then.