For thirty minutes or so during the Ohio State/Nebraska game, I felt like I was watching The Ohio State Buckeyes. For the first time this season, this was the team we get excited about. The offense was creating plays and finding their way to the end zone. The defense was giving the Cornhusker offense nightmares and by the end of the half, we were up 27-6.
Then, all of a sudden, it happened. Quarterback Braxton Miller was down on the field and in obvious pain. As he slowly got up and was carried to the sideline, a collective hush fell over Buckeye nation. Not since Beanie Wells went down have we had the wind knocked out of us like that. Just as the kid was getting it together and the offensive coaching staff was letting him play his game, Braxton Miller was out of the game.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t just the fans who got the wind knocked out of them. Once again, Joe Bauserman was back in the game throwing long balls deep into row 23. The defense felt the blow and with the knowledge that there was no way they would get anything resembling a rest, they too started to fall apart.
On the sidelines, things only got worse. Coach Fickell looked like he’d been hit by a bus. He failed to call time outs to slow momentum and instead of stopping the game to slow momentum, he left the defense out their on their own to dangle. Offensive play calling had reverted back to the Michigan State game and Nebraska reacted appropriately blitzing and pressuring on every play.
After watching Bauserman throw his 10th or so incomplete pass, one has to wonder just how badly Kenny Guiton and Tayler Grahm have been stinking it up in practice. Bauserman has had his chance. Time to move him to spiritual leader and let anybody else give it a try. Look to the girls softball team if you have to. Anything is better than this.
Bauseman Tattoo Fund
In order to do my part to help the Buckeyes, I’m collecting donations for the newly established, Joe Bauserman tattoo fund. All money raised will go to my attempts to buy Bauserman a nice new shiny tattoo. I’m talking 100 percent, west side Fine Line Ink tattoos here folks. If Fine Line is no longer open, then we’ll work to reopen it complete with a computer and desk for the local NCAA compliance office.
Heck, I’ll even go far enough as to hire Mr. Bauserman as my personal tattoo tester. Be assured that for every 8 hours worked, Mr. Bauserman will received an extra 45 minutes paid time aadded to his time card. You have my promise that weekly over pay reports will be directly submitted to both the NCAA and The Ohio State athletic office. If the coaches won’t pull him, maybe we can.
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