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The Mr. Football Jinx?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    SCOUT


    I really hope that Chris Wells follows the path of Smith, Hoying and Katzenmoyer and not Williams:(
     
  2. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    I don't think that's a fair article. If you're asked to pick one high school football player and say that he's the best in Ohio, I think time will prove that you're wrong more often than right.
     
  3. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    It is a pretty stupid article. It's like saying Archie was a bust in the NFL. Sure, he was a great college player, but his size precluded big time stuff in the NFL. Similarly, players like Brewer might have been great in high school, but average players on the next level. It's not a jinx...it's life. Voters for Mr. Football shouldn't worry about the next level when selecting their winners.
     
  4. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Griffin was really not much smaller than Emmit Smith or Walter Payton, if at all. Playing in the pros in just as much dependent on the scheme and surrounding players as it is talent. Besides, the article isn't saying that those players who didn't meet the expections associated with "Mr Football" were busts...it was looking at the fact that many of those considered the best player in the state didn't really light it up in college.

    The article could have been written about if there is a Heisman Trophy jinx, and if written, Archie would definitely be mentioned.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2005
  5. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Mili, apparently with the start of "March madness" you've got basketball on the brain. I think you meant to compare Archie's size to that of Walter Payton, aka 'Sweetness', rather than 'the Glove'.
     
  6. I used to get pissed when they took Tony Fisher out and they brought Julius in!
    If not for A. Green, Tony Fisher would be having a nice career as a starter.
     
  7. LoKyBuckeye

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

    Chief... your right about Fisher and the Pack. HE may not be a Pro Bowler but he is a valuable part of that offence. He runs the screen better than Davenport and almost as good as Green.
     
  8. kn1f3party

    kn1f3party Junior

    There is a lot more to the Ryan Brewer / OSU story than people know.
     
  9. BuckBojangles

    BuckBojangles Jooooooonyer

    Well...tell us.

    Personally, I'd like to hear. He played some great football vs. the Buckeyes, a very inspired player.
     
  10. MililaniBuckeye

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

    More a case of my head up my ass...
     

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