A week that saw me spend two days sitting in conferences in Akron, one day in Columbus at the VA Clinic with brother Mike....and yesterday sitting and watching The Ohio State Buckeyes defeat hated rival Michigan by a 14-3 score.
The sitting, driving, and more sitting has not been kind to my back, as my chiropractor warned me.....the Thanksgiving trip to Oconomowoc this week probably won't help either......I look at laser surgery with an open mind....knowing, if nothing shakes out in the next few weeks, a decision will have to be made.....I won't go on like this unless I have to....I am way to active at my age to go down without looking at options. When I was in my early 40s I was stubborn, and waited out the problem for years, I no longer have the patience to do that...especially with new options to open back surgery.
Back to Greenville for a couple of days Monday and Tuesday, before the Wisconsin trip.
The Snow Bowl 1950__________
Nope, don't remember Michigan's 9-3 win over Ohio State at Columbus in November of 1950....I was only 20 months old, and not quite a fan back then. But even though it was a Buckeye loss, this game is legend in the "Greatest Rivalry in College Sports".
51,000 showed up for this Blizzard Game....and the Anti-War zealots brag about getting 15 or 20 thousand anti-American nutjobs to show up in drag for a rally in DC.....go figure?
Anyway, yesterday's game reminded me of Woody and Bo back in the 1970s when the Rivalry was a Hate-Hate defensive war...the past few years have seen lots of offense, with John Cooper stinking up the game for Ohio State as their coach, going 2 wins 10 losses and 1 tie.....Jim Tressel has changed that the past 7 seasons, going 6 wins only 1 loss, and 5 Big Ten titles, a National Championship and a runners up.
14-3 Buckeyes, with the Defense only giving up 90 yards all day....big mouth Mike Hart, who stuck around for his Senior year, just to beat OSU, should have went pro. Chris "Beanie" Wells went for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns in miserable weather....but DEFENSE was king.
Now being a Buckeye fan is a state of mind....I didn't go to Ohio State....I hung around Athens, Nelsonville(Hocking Tech) and Wright State....the wife has her BA and MA at Wright State, the youngest picks up his BA this winter, and goes for his MA at the same school(or University of Dayton) next fall.....but even while at Ohio University, almost everybody rooted for Ohio State....on OSU-Michigan day back in the 70s, they would move the time of the OU home games, because they knew we all would be sitting in the bars watching Ohio State-Michigan, rather than in the stands watching the Bobcats......yep, you don't need to be a OSU Alumni to root for the Buckeyes....being from Ohio is usually good enough, heck, I've even got buddies from North Dakota and Wisconsin who are hard core Ohio State fans......yes indeed, it is the king of College Rivalries.
photos(photos from the "Snow Bowl" of 1950 at Columbus}