Category: Sports

Notes on Ohio State win over Toledo

Ohio State football
2011 season – game II, vs Toledo

This isn’t the type of Ohio State team who you expect to compete for a national championship. There are probably going to be games that they lose this season, but throughout today’s tight victory against the University of Toledo, I found myself thinking, “Fickell cannot afford to lose this game.”

Could Bauserman make Buckeye fans forget Pryor?

2011 Buckeye season.
Game 1 – Akron

People were ready to hand the reigns over to Braxton Miller. “Bauserman is terrible,” some argued, “Let’s get this new star quarterback under center.” In Bauserman’s first start as quarterback since he was a high school student in 2003, the former minor league baseball player looked solid in the Buckeye’s season opener.

Hurricane Nevin, Scandal and Ponzi Schemes

Money, yacht parties, VIP rooms, prostitutes. I first thought that the reporters had gotten a copy of Charlie Sheen’s bank statement, but these are allegations of benefits received by football players in the University of Miami football program from 2002 until 2010.

75 years later – Owens’ Olympics and revisionist history

75 years ago today, Jesse Owens won his fourth and final Gold Medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, something which would not be duplicated in track and field until the 1984 games by Carl Lewis. As amazing as this athletic feet was, it is arguably just the second most impressive thing which Owens ever accomplished. In 1935, he broke three world records in a span of 45 minutes, quite possibly the most impressive athletic accomplishment of all time.