Super Bowl Sunday- Why I’m A Packer Backer

Written February 5th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Shiny

UPDATE: Whooooo!!!!!!

The chili is simmering, my daughters have already made the only dessert appropriate, and the tasty beverages are chilling awaiting consumption. I’ve got my spot staked out in front of the plasma, and the guy that’s been at my Super Bowl party for eleven of the last twelve years has flown down from Seattle.

But, you know what? I have no idea who I want to win.  Seriously, and I know that there’s a lot of folks who are like this, but this is the most apathetic I’ve ever been about a “Super Bowl”… heck, at this point, I wouldn’t care how it was spelled.

I haven’t watched the fifteen months of coverage, so I’m not all that informed about this year’s game. I know Roethlisberger did something creepy and this is a chance at redemption and everyone got freaked out because he liked Billy Joel.  Although, I don’t hear a lot about other quarterbacks who did something creepy in the past and might have repeated that behavior… so maybe it’s not an issue.

I know it’s cold, and everyone’s griping about that (Great idea, NFL- and next year you’re in Indy? With NYC to come? Good thinking.); although as a B1G fan my response is to suck it up and play the game as it was invented. Although, since the Super Bowl has become more for the bandwagon folks and celebrities, I’m not surprised at the complaining- in fact, it reinforces my belief that a playoff for college football isn’t a great idea (but that’s another post).

But, with all that “research” and the copious coverage, I still have no preference for a victorious squadron. Read More

Top 25 Buckeyes of the Decade: #2 A.J. Hawk

Written August 26th, 2010 by Jim

The Buckeye Battle Cry will be counting down the Top 25 players of the past decade all spring/summer.  Every Monday and Thursday, Jim will be announcing a new player.  Our #1 player will be presented on Monday, August 30th.  Three days later, the 2010 season officially begins.  To view the previous entries in our Top 25, click here.

A.J. Hawk (2003-2005)

A.J. Hawk was Ohio State football personified.

Hard working, hard hitting, tenacious, old school through and through but with surprising amounts of athleticism, Hawk was a joy to watch during his time in Columbus.

Every Saturday in the ‘Shoe and in stadiums around the Big Ten, you knew that A.J. Hawk was going to be all over the field and you knew that someone was going to feel the pain if they were unfortunate enough to have  a close encounter with #47. Read More