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Just can't help it! I'm an Ohio State fan!!

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ysubuck, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    On the way home tonight, I heard the news about Lydell Ross on the radio, and I shook my head in disgust. I had all the thoughts that everyone else had. The team is out of control, the O line sucks, this is Ohio State and they are becoming a laughing stock of college football. All the old stand bys.

    When I got home I went through the routine of dinner and cleaning up. Played with my 2 year old and hung out with the wife. Getting ready for the weekend. I went out to the garage and got the Ohio State banner that I hang outside every Friday night through Sunday night during football season. I unrolled the banner and my mind started wandering back to all the years of Ohio State football that I've enjoyed for my whole life.

    As I hung the banner, I thought about the players and teams that I've rooted for: Chris Spielman, Bob Maggs, Robert Smith, Dan Wilkeson, Bobby Olive, Bobby Hoying, Tim Anderson, Matt Wilhelm, Justin Zwick. The 2002 team, the 2003 team, the teams in the 90's that broke my heart, but that I always came back to. The list goes on and on. I thought about the games that I watched with my dad and the games I will watch with my own family. The coaches that I've seen: Earle, Coop, and now Coach Tressel.

    The beautful thing about being a fan of Ohio State (or any team) is that it goes with you for your entire life. It's a constant. Ohio State has always been there. It was there when I was five and walked by the TV and didn't care what was happening (Why is dad yelling??). It was there when I was hurt my senior year of high school, and the only time I was happy was when I watched Ohio State and wished that it was me out there playing. It was there when I found out my wife was pregnant with our daughter, right before kickoff of the Akron game (Coach Tressel's first as the OSU coach).

    Now as the Ohio State Buckeyes get ready to take on Indiana, I'm as excited as I was before they took on the Canes two years ago!! That's what it's all about! This may seem silly and over the top to those that don't understand the passion that is Ohio State football. But that's what separates us from them! GO BUCKS!!
    Padraig likes this.
  2. YSU, you're a veteran Buckeye and much appreciated on this board. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of Buckeye fans who have the same feelings right now.

    The program will survive and it always has.

    It's just not too much fun right now during an uncertain time of difficulty and multiple bad new events.

    I'm always hopeful JT and the TEAM get a handle on things...addresses them upfront and honestly...then gets back to basics on the art of playing football.
  3. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    You hit the nail on the head man.. you know it's football season, when on Friday night I want to goto bed early, so I don't have to be concious waiting around for Ohio State football to get here!! haha
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I hear ya! I still have my NC banner hanging in my garage and it hasn't been down since before last season's opener against Washington. The program is far too resilient to not rebound soon.
  5. Buckmark1

    Buckmark1 Rookie

    I remember my first game..selling Cokes in c-deck and watching this freshman named Archie Griffin rip off huge chunks of yardage on his way to 200 plus. As an 11 year old, selling Cokes was the only way I could get in to the games, but I never missed one for the next 7 years (only made about 15-20 dollars a game cause I watched too much football!). I now live in Alabama and return for one game every year. I still get chills at he skull session and extremely nostalgic everytime I enter the stadium. Regardless of the problems that arise, I've got it bad for the Bucks. Real bad....and I love every second of it.
  6. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Hey, 20 dollars in a day for an 11-year-old in 1972 was pretty damn good. I was a 15-year-old paper boy during Archie's freshman season and clearly remember reading the column heading "OSU Frosh Runs Wild" over the game article in the Sunday morning papers I was delivering the day after the North Carolina game. Things like that make it simply second nature to be a Buckeye fan.
  7. ArtilleryBuck

    ArtilleryBuck Junior

    Great post ysubuck.

    Unfortunately, this Buckeye fan looks to be out 4-6 weeks. I snapped my leg yesterday and will be seeing the orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday about getting some screws put in if the swelling has went down. Never realized how difficult it is to do the most basic tasks with one leg. But, I can't wait to listen to the game on the computer. Go Bucks!!
  8. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    I too hung my banner up last night. It's the new one I got for the first game of the 2003 season. My old one is retired on the wall of my office. It's across the room from my retired Dale Earnhardt banner. Both are pretty faded but both have hung during championship seasons. I have all confidence that I will be able to retire my current banner as well. Not this year, but I don't think it will have time to become too faded!!!! :osu:
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  10. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Can't accuse him of not using the search function.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    True true true....
  12. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

  13. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Wow. I'm flattered that it was one of mine that came out of the archives. I was certainly blubbering that night!!!
  14. OSU5NC

    OSU5NC Newbie

    You live in Piqua and have only been to one OSU football game? Cmon man, it's like an hour and a half from here to the stadium. And don't claim money, because some of my friends from OU managed Iowa tickets for $30 a piece this year. As long as you don't go to the REALLY big (Texas, Michigan, Penn State) games, you can get them at a reasonable price. Heck even Purdue in 2003 were going for face value.

    Then again, I guess if you're too young to have a driver's license, then you may have an excuse. :biggrin:

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