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The Buckeye Planet All-Star Team (Football)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. NightmaresDad

    NightmaresDad Woody Rules!

    i have to throw my 2 cents in here as well, because i feel that when we talk about "greatest ever" lists, that Gradishar is consistently under-valued.

    I love Spielman to death, and he had the greatest heart you could ever want - Cousineau was an absolute tackling machine - and Katzenmoyer was the most physically dominant (at times)- but i would have to rate Gradishar as a better linebacker than all of them. I would also rate Pepper Johnson way up there as well.
    Marek and Tovar are always WAY overrated

    Also have to chime in with HawiianBuckeye - there is NO WAY that a 3-time AA (Skladany)can be excluded from the 1st team! I can see an argument for Tupa or Groom for second team

    the thing that jumped out at me from this list was the starting safeties - WOW!
    If I was a receiver on the opposing team, I would "discover" an injury just prior to the game - otherwise I would make sure my Will was updated.
     
  2. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    At the risk of appearing to dump on Katzenmoyer, he dropped in performance each year, to the point that his junior year he finished third in the Butkus Award behind Dat Ngyun(sp) of Texas A&M and the winner, Claiborne from USC.

    IMO he was outplayed by Ngyun in the Sugar Bowl that year.

    Was he damaged goods by the time he was drafted? He put so many hard licks on guys, especially his first two years when he was still growing, that it's not difficult to imagine that he hurt himself in the process.

    I lost track of him after the draft. The Enquirer can't seem to see past Paul Brown Stadium. What I heard was that he was beat out for MLB by Bruschi (true?) There's no shame in that given how Bruschi has played for the last 5 years. I know he sustained some sort of a neck injury and got into a hassel with Patriots front office as to how serious it was.

    By contrast Spielman, Gradishar and Cousineau were outstanding in college and then proved their superiority over their peers in the pros. The Kat did not.
     
  3. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    We're all a bunch of clueless idiots.

    This list has been up here for a couple of months, and while we've argued about punters (my vote's for Skladany), LB's (I've gotta go with Gradishar/Spielman/Cousineau), and second string TE's (Jan White for me)nobody has mentioned this fact:

    Heisman winner Hopalong Cassady appears nowhere on the list!

    Now I'm not saying Archie or Eddie should be removed, but we've got to highlight the fact that our team's history is so strong that a Heisman winner doesn't have a spot on the second string, and nobody thinks it's a problem. :biggrin:

    Here's the voting results - Cassady finished fifth at tailback.

    <TABLE class=tborder cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=6 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=tcat colSpan=4>View Poll Results: Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Tailback? (Please vote for TWO) </TD></TR><TR><TD class=alt1 width="50%">Keith Byars </TD><TD class=alt2 width="50%">[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] </TD><TD class=alt1 align=middle le="Votes" ***>24</TD><TD class=alt2 noWrap align=right>8.82%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=alt1 width="50%">Howard "Hopalong" Cassady </TD><TD class=alt2 width="50%">[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] </TD><TD class=alt1 align=middle le="Votes" ***>22</TD><TD class=alt2 noWrap align=right>8.09%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=alt1 width="50%">Maurice Clarett </TD><TD class=alt2 width="50%">[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] </TD><TD class=alt1 align=middle le="Votes" ***>24</TD><TD class=alt2 noWrap align=right>8.82%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=alt1 width="50%">Eddie George </TD><TD class=alt2 width="50%">[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] </TD><TD class=alt1 align=middle le="Votes" ***>82</TD><TD class=alt2 noWrap align=right>30.15%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=alt1 width="50%">Archie Griffin </TD><TD class=alt2 width="50%">[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] </TD><TD class=alt1 align=middle le="Votes" ***>114</TD><TD class=alt2 noWrap align=right>41.91%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=alt1 width="50%">Robert Smith </TD><TD class=alt2 width="50%">[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] </TD><TD class=alt1 align=middle le="Votes" ***>3</TD><TD class=alt2 noWrap align=right>1.10%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=alt1 width="50%">Tim Spencer </TD><TD class=alt2 width="50%">[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] </TD><TD class=alt1 align=middle le="Votes" ***>0</TD><TD class=alt2 noWrap align=right>0%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=alt1 width="50%">Other </TD><TD class=alt2 width="50%">[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] </TD><TD class=alt1 align=middle le="Votes" ***>3</TD><TD class=alt2 noWrap align=right>1.10%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=tfoot align=middle colSpan=4>Voters: 156. You may not vote on this poll</STRONG></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2005

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