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Buckeye Traditions (Merged)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by KillerNut, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. OSUK

    OSUK Sometimes lucid, mostly confused

    Sportstime Ohio (STO) is broadcasting a documentary on how "Hang on Sloopy" became part of Ohio State tradition. I think it's on tonight or tomorrow if you are interested.
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  2. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    Watched that a week ago or so. Pretty interesting and informative. ( as long as you can get past Rick Derringer looking like he crawled out of the grave!)
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  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I thought the show was too long.

    30 mins would have been fine.
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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The one tradition that will never end:


  5. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    After the game last year, my son and I walked on the field (walked, because my storming the field days are behind me). We had to exit through the big tunnel in the SE corner of the stadium. Picture thousands of people, herded like cattle through that tunnel, and every single one of them singing We Don't Give a Damn! One of my all time goosebump memories of tOSU football.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    I might be in the minority when it comes to how much I like alternate uniforms. Always like seeing them, wish we would wear them more tbh. I especially like them in The Game. Love the ones we wore in one of Pryor's years and love the cannonball helmet styled ones we wore last year. But I also understand why some people like the traditional uniforms more, especially for The Game.

    My suggestion for The Game would be we wear alternates every other year. We wear the classic scarlet and gray one year, then the next year we pick the uniforms from one year we beat tsun and wear those. Then back to classic and so on.
  8. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I hate you.
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  9. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    I remember when I would, in a beer soaked mood, scream, "If God were going to give the world an enema, Columbus is where he'd stick the nozzle!"

    I loved and hated Ohio State, and Ohio, and Columbus, and Kettering.

    I have since grown comfortable with my place in this world, with my roots, and especially with my Alma Mater. Ohio State gave me a better understanding of the world, exposed me to people different than my limited Kettering and Ohio background, gave my questioning mind freedom, and equipped me with the desire to be of service to others.

    Somehow, osmosiss perhaps, all of that seeps into each time I watch the Buckeyes take the field and just double all the emotion when it's against Michigan.

    My best friend from college days, Amy Kunkler/Schneider/Fink died on my birthday in February of 2016 and what stuck out in my thoughts as I watched her pass from this world to the one we will all travel to was this: "Time and change will surely show, how firm thy friendship, Ohio."

    And so it shall,

    sorry for this downer, but Go Bucks! and Bless you, Amy.

  10. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    I don't even know who you are anymore.
  11. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    New tradition...moving a Script Ohio in your lawn......

    The Incomparable Script Mow-H-I-O


    One of our long-time posters over on the Legacy Forum — 8NCs7Heismans — has been sharing a small project that he has undertaken recently. Living in the heart of Alabama Crimson Tide country, you can imagine how well it has gone over with his neighbors. These images and the updates were posted today, and we wanted to share them here on the Front Page for everyone to see.

    Check it out.

    First cut a couple of weeks ago…

    Of course, the project didn’t come without its detractors…


    Entire article:
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    After hearing that I was from Columbus, a famous sportscaster once asked me which Holy Land I faced when praying, one that is special to a religious group or Ohio Stadium. He then spent three hours reviewing every game in the rivalry between Woody and Bo, recounting his time by the Olentangy as the highlight of his life and travels around the world.

    Ohio State had a transformative effect on my life. Without Ohio State, I cannot imagine what my life might have been. At every stage of my life since my undergrad days at Ohio State, when my life has required taking a new path, I have found myself back there, feeling fortunate to return and once again be blessed through interactions with the wonderful friends and colleagues there.

    I love Ohio State football. When I see Ohio Stadium, hear the chime of Orton Hall and see campus landmarks in the distance, and see the Buckeyes take the field, something resonates very deeply inside me. In a job interview down South, a TV on a wall showed a TD by an Ohio State running back. When it caught my eye, my prospective boss said, "What is it with you people? Most people grow up and move on. Don't you ever leave there?"When I said "no", we both knew that I would stand up and end the interview.

    My love for Ohio State does not mean that I will not accord any person the right to love one's homeland and one's University, even TSUN fans. My life has taken me to the most wealthy and impoverished places. To places that have not known war in our lifetimes, and hell holes that have only known war. I have found that in the deepest darkness, there is always light. That in the middle of civil unrest and revolution, there is always peace. I have found also in all these things, though one's language will not find effect unless clothed in the language of friendship and goodwill, it is imperative to speak truth to power and lead others to the light.

    Beating TSUN is a byproduct of achieving a high state of excellence. Creativity is a state of excellence. Sticking to fundamentals is a state of excellence. Playing in the zone, so that your are like the depths of a pool that remains unmoved by the rock thrown from above, rising above it all to find who you really are. That is excellence.

    So, I must point to the tradition of excellence as a destination for the Ohio State Buckeyes in Ann Arbor tomorrow. The Game is not about TSUN for me. To me, TSUN is a metaphor. A prop in a play. A tool in which these young Buckeyes can reach that zone in which they play together as a brotherhood to achieve their highest state of excellence. For many of them, it will be their last chance to play in the greatest rivalry in all sports. If they play to their potential, it could be one of the great victories of this distinguished sports spectacle that will be watched by people around the world.

    We do not define ourselves by them. We define ourselves by the values that define the people that we are. Tomorrow, in Ann Arbor, these Buckeyes will have the opportunity to choose excellence, brotherhood in their diversity, creativity, and innovation.

    For me, it is an absolute privilege to be the product of a University espousing this mission, vision, and values--that lives engagement, service, and leadership.

    THESE are the tradition of The Ohio State University.

    The Ohio State University is the model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community engaged institution.

    The University is dedicated to:
    • Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
    • Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
    • Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
    • Fostering a culture of engagement and service.
    We understand that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence.

    Shared values are the commitments made by the University community in how we conduct our work. At The Ohio State University we value:
    • Excellence
    • Diversity in people and of ideas
    • Inclusion
    • Access and affordability
    • Innovation
    • Collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor
    • Integrity, transparency, and trust
  15. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Please explain.

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