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#111 Jun 6, 2011
Someone just threw the SI magazine with Jim Tressel on the front cover. I put Sports Illustrated articles up there with old Mad magazines and National Lampoon parodies. As for George 'Dorfman-the door man' Dorhmann, the writer, I understand that he wrote and covered USC basket ball for a year. I'll bet that was a fun assignment.
#113 Jun 16, 2011
With all the Jim Tressel bashing going on, I thought it would be important to make public some of the more unknown "feats" of Coach Tressel!
Brenden Krannitz is how I plan to remember Coach Tressel. Brenden was just a 15-year-old sophomore at Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster, when melanoma cancer took him from our lives in December of 2007. In just 4 short months from being diagnosed, he was gone. You may ask what does Coach Tressel have to do with Brenden? The answer is a lot. One night while Coach Tressel and his wife were having dinner in Lancaster with a local couple, the topic of Brenden came up and how sad it was that a vibrant young man was fighting for his life at The James. After dinner, Coach Tressel and his wife went straight to the Hospital to meet Brenden, quite unannounced to Brenden and his parents, without any fanfare or attention to himself. In the next hour, Coach Tressel and his wife prayed with Brenden and his family for his recovery and talked football. Unfortunately for Coach Tressel, Brenden was a Florida State fan, not a Buckeye fan. Undeterred, Coach Tressel took it upon himself to call Coach Bobby Bowden the next day and arrange a phone call of encouragement to Brenden. Soon after, an autographed Florida State football helmet showed up to Brenden’s home.
Over the next several months, Coach Tressel made sure that Brenden had weekly visits from OSU football players to keep his spirits up. At Brenden’s wake at the High School, Coach Tressel sent three OSU football players to represent the OSU team and to pay their last respects to Brenden’s family.
Coach Tressel was always bigger than Ohio State Football. His selfless, caring acts, such as what he did for Brenden and his family prove what type of man Coach Tressel is and will always be. I am sure that Brenden is just one of many people that Coach Tressel touched while he was the coach of Ohio State. I hope that what Coach Tressel did for Brenden and his family is how he chooses to remember his time as coach of The Ohio State Buckeyes. As a diehard Buckeye fan, it is how I choose to remember him.
In the end it is not about wins and losses, it is about changing people’s lives. Coach Tressel’s record in this area is probably much more impressive than his record on the field.
For more information on Brenden Krannitz go to: http://www.redheadracing.webs.com/
#115 Jul 27, 2011
Most successful pro sports franchises have good ownership( Steelers, Colts etc.) which means the Bengals don't have a chance. Brown kept Marvin Lewis, who has done nothing good for the franchise, when he had a chance to hire a good coach. Now, instead of getting some good players for Carson Palmer( which of course they must not need), he's standing on principle and won't trade him. I don't know who he thinks he's punishing. What a sad organization. We certainly have bigger problems in the world but this guy is ridiculus.
#116 Jul 28, 2011
Pete Shier, head coach of the new Marucci Elite U14 Columbus team will be holding baseball tryouts on Saturday, August 6th from 12-4 pm at Avery Field - North in Dublin. Please email [email protected] if you have questions or are interested in attending the tryout.
#117 Dec 2, 2011
The Buckeyes football team is now an "Urban Renewal!"
#118 Sep 11, 2013
I do know that East beat Watterson badly, the score you mention is probably correct. My brother John was the QB on Wattersons team. I ran into a pipefitter many years ago that started on defense for East and he told me that they keyed on my brother and murdered him. I think the guy played at Central State University. I recall my brother John telling me that he would never forget that game because of how tough East was was.
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