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By Matt McCoy
Dave Maetzold, Earle Bruce, Matt McCoy and Stan Jackson at Bucksline
With the Buckeyes headed to Northwestern for one of the biggest games of the year, we had an energetic Bucksline Thursday night. At one point I asked Earle Bruce how big of an advantage Northwestern got from having a bye last Saturday and getting two weeks to prepare.
"I think the big (advantage) is a night game at Northwestern and a fine coaching staff," Earle said. "But I don't think a week off is going to make a difference in hell."
Alrighty then. Anyway--it was a typically fun night with Earle, Stan Jackson and Dave Maetzold. In fact, at one point Dave and Earle got into a heated argument...and I still can't quite figure out what it was about. You can listen for yourself in hour number two. Thanks again to the great fans and listeners who came out to join us.
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Paul Rhoads Erupts
The Thursday night ESPN college football game ended in controversy. Texas won at Iowa State 31-30, scoring the winning touchdown with 51 seconds to go.
Two plays before the winning score, Iowa State stuffed a Texas run at the goal line and linebacker Jeremiah George emerged from the pile with the ball and began to run down the field as the whistle blew. The officials ruled that the Texas back, Johnathan Gray, was down by contact. The replay, however, showed that the runner was never down and the whistle did not blow until after George was running down field with the ball. It seemed clear that it should have been Iowa State football, but the play was reviewed and was not overturned. Texas kept possession and eventually scored and won.
A disappointed and frustrated Iowa State coach, Paul Rhoads, spoke passionately about his teams effort and the controversial no call. It is worth a watch. Posted below are first, the fumble that wasn't and then, Rhoads post game comments.
Sammy The Squirrel, meet Tiger Woods
Day one of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield included a unique mascot for team USA. Sammy the Squirrel.
As assistant US Captain Davis Love III told reporters following the action, the baby squirrel had fallen from its nest near the second hole. Love picked it up and moments later, the Tiger Woods/Matt Kuchar team started making birdies. In fact, American teams began making birdies all over the course. Because of that, Love kept 'Sammy' with him the rest of the day for good luck.
The squirrel became not only a mascot, but a national figure when Tiger Woods girlfriend, alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, put Sammy on Tiger's back as Woods watched some of his teammates play.
Below are the videos of Love, hanging out with Sammy and then Vonn having fun with her guy.