I check in with you this week with only a little about the Buckeyes and it’s not that good. We’ll also touch base(once again sigh) about fan base actions that disappoint.
I want to throw out a S/O to my good friend Michael Doty Sr. for hitting a grand slam earlier this week with his guest article about offensive needs for the Buckeyes. He told it like it is and said what everybody was thinking, IF Braxton goes down to injury, the Buckeyes are in serious trouble. We better hope it happens early in the conference season. Let’s get started with the really good for this past week.
I am not a hockey fan in the sense that term is meant. I will support the Columbus Blue Jackets simply because they are a professional sports team in Ohio as I have at some point rooted for all of them at some point in my life because it’s the right thing to do as an Ohio guy. I will be honest and say that I haven’t been a fan of the Browns since Pruitt/Sipe/Rutigliano days and have my own issues being a fan of the Bengals obviously. In football, it’s really difficult to support both of them and as of late, there hasn’t been much of a Browns Bandwagon rolling.
Enough about me, let’s discuss what the CBJ have accomplished, and what they’re meaning to the city a lot of us love! The series is tied 2-2 headed to game five in Pittsburgh on Saturday and has been an amazing round of hockey. Every game so far, the losing team was up 3 goals to 1 and wound up losing 4 – 3. CBJ has won their first two playoff games in dramatic fashion and has made two of Pittsburgh’s better players look silly in both. The fans have been remarkable and they have taken it to a whole new level because there is a large seething hatred for anything in Pittsburgh for just about all sports.
Fans from just about every walk of life and team that cannot stand the Penguins or Steelers or Pirates have gotten behind the Blue Jackets for that very reason. They want Pittsburgh to lose. I have enjoyed following the first round and will honesty continue to do so because this team has something a lot of champions in professional sports do. Great leadership and they let the other team know they are there to compete. I look forward to many more games for this team and the great fans that support them. Read More
Like the rest of Ohio, we’ve got Stanley Cup fever here… we’re on a series of shots and medications, but to be honest, we hope it sticks around for a while. So, in preparation for tonight’s game, here’s a little something to help you get ready to #BeatPittsburgh.
There was a relatively serious altercation involving McKinley quarterback Eric Glover-Williams and another McKinley player during the school day last week at the high school. New McKinley football coach Thom McDaniels declined to comment on the situation, other than to confirm there was an altercation between Glover-Williams and a player who is a senior.
There had been speculation that Glover-Williams had a previous incident in the fall as well, so it’s possible that this could be the issue that costs him his shot at an OSU opportunity. Eleven Warriors has video of the end of the altercation in question, even though it’s in “crappy cell phone quality” it does serve as an interesting Rorschach test for folks to judge what might be the consequences/outcomes for EGW, both from the school and from Ohio State. Stay tuned…
For the first time since 2008, and only the second time in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The postseason birth was clinched last Wednesday as a result of a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars. Saturday nights season ending win over the Florida Panthers cinched up the 7 seed and top wild card spot. The Jackets now travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins for game 1 of the 7 game series starting tomorrow night at 7:30.
If there were ever a time to get on the CBJ bandwagon it is now. And if you’re on the fence and you’re a Cleveland and Cincinnati sports fan, well I have two words for you: Playoffs and Pittsburgh. If that doesn’t get the adrenaline flowing you may not have a pulse. I want to beat Pittsburgh in everything from football to hockey to marbles.
The Jackets come into the series on a wave of momentum going 4-1 over a five game stretch in a mere 7 days. That’s like the Bengals or the Browns playing on Monday night, two nights later on Thursday night and then again on Sunday and winning 2 of the 3.
I’ve professed my new-found love for hockey by making sure to preface it with the fact that I still don’t really understand what I’m watching. Though the picture is getting a little clearer, for example it’s becoming easier to pick up on sets they are running and seeing plays develop, it’s still all so new. Read More
How ’bout a little weekend “catch up” of all the news and notes? Since it’s a Sunday, we’ve got to choose our soundtrack wisely- something sacred, perhaps.
Why should Georgia’s elite 2015 prospects consider Ohio State? “You get a premium education with the opportunity to go compete for a national championship in a large city that really has no professional sports team. There’s a lot to be offered up here.”
So, of course folks decided to make this statement a slight against the Crew and BlueJackets… because, Bianchi. At any rate, we remind you of this:
On Friday night the National Hockey League finished up it’s slate of games and shut down for the Olympics. For the next 15 days the league will be closed while it’s stars are in Sochi competing for medals in the Olympic world hockey tournament. I thought this would be as good a time as any to tell you that I gave hockey a shot a shot and you should too. More specifically, I gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a shot.
My goal tonight is to tell you of my experience and why I think you’ll love the Columbus Blue Jackets if you are willing to give it a shot. And hopefully tonight’s Rumble helps you decide in favor of checking them out when the Olympic break is over. Read More