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Fair weather fans

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by buckzip, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    So, I am at the hardware store picking up some stuff, and I am wearing my OSU cap. Some guy walks up to me, and says "Wow, I would be too ashamed to wear an OSU hat right now"

    I actually paused for a minute because I was stunned.
    He had a hot woman with him, and I said "excuse me miss, but you better keep your good looks, because if you have a bad day, this guy will leave you"
    Then I walked away. He said something, but I ignored it.

    I know that is kind of lame, but I was in awe that this asshole said this.
    Sure hindsight responses are easy now, but at the time. yiikes.

    I may be mad at the team, the coaches, and everything else. But this team could go 0-11 for the next 10 years, and they would still be my Buckeyes..
  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I was at a pet store yesterday and a woman was looking for a Buckeye collar for her dog. When the guy told her they were all sold out her response was "That's surprising, considering how sorry they are this year."

    Gotta love Buckeye "fans"

    Edit: I should probably point out the woman never said the collar was for her dog. Woof! :sick1:
  3. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    we all know nutty likes his ladies to wear leather spiked collars..... :slappy:
  4. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Depends on why you support the Buckeyes, I suppose. If supporting a winning team is how you get your own misdirected sense of self-respect, then I guess that guy's right to not want to associate himself with the Bucks.

    I grew up watching Jerry Lucas, John Havlichek, Gary Bradds, Rex Kern, Archie Griffin, Woody, Fred Taylor...people that I respected. Woody might have been a conservative living in an age of changing values. I can't say I agreed with many of his political attitudes. I think he was often paternalistic and politically unwise. But, he had a degree of honesty and true interest in his players that bound them to him for life. He didn't want to win unless he could win the right way.

    I went to Ohio State and the experience changed my life. I support Ohio State because I believe it exposed me to some of the world's greatest thinkers and to some of its best athletes. It made a difference in my life. I believe in Ohio State.

    So, 10-0 is better than 0-10 and I hate to see 'em lose. But, come hell or high water, I'll cheer them on.
  5. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    I have been a Cleveland sports fan my entire life.
    The Browns suck, the Indians usually suck, and the Cavs usually suck.
    I have never even remotely considered not being a fan, or picking a new team.

    I just don't understand that logic.
  6. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Zip, that was a pretty sharp comeback on that. You're probably more right about that guy than you know. :shake:
  7. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    So much for 'what's said in the chat room stays in the chat room.' :blush:
  8. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

  9. Zip: I bet that lady understands your message better than the young man does.

    BTW (not Zip): As for Woody's political wisdom, I think it was considerable. He and his generation (active duty in WWII), understood what loyalty to an ideal was since they fought for it on a personal level. He was brought up during the crippling Depression and born in a decade of a rampant depression in Ohio's heartland. He also was a master student of history and had a very good grasp of international politics. You may not agree with Woody's politics, but to deny his understanding of same or the validity of it simply doesn't hold water.
  10. JXC

    JXC 17-3 since 2001

    I could care less if we were 0-10...the instant after that game was over yesterday I got really excited for this whole week leading up to The Game. If you don't wear your Buckeye stuff this week...then you aren't a Buckeye.
  11. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    I like to wear my Buckeye stuff more after we lose then after we win. When you don't live in Ohio other people respect that more, because they know your not a front runner, and they know your not afraid to get razzed about your team. I live in TN and I see a a lot of fair weather Tennessee fans, it just makes me sick.
  12. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    There is nothing more that pisses me off more than a fair weather fan (well, a scUM fan too)
  13. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    Not even a child molester? :wink:
  14. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    I normally do not have my flags on the car during the week. But I flew them today JUST FOR THAT REASON. I will not back down just because my team is down. I will have them on all week. GO BUCKS!

  15. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    Damn right.
    I wore my "Got Seven? We Do!" Shirt today and got a lot of shit. Lots of 'how's 6-4' and assorted MoC jokes around campus--but hey, what are you going to do?

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