Thanksgiving can mean so many different things to different people.
For me, it is a time to reflect upon, and appreciate the people, and things in my life that I care for and cherish the most like my parents, my child, my wife, my closest friends, etc....
If you're a sports fan, it also can be applied to the teams you love, or those you love to hate.
Here are my top 10 things to be thankful for this year—Buckeye Football Edition.
No. 10—I was not born in TSUN.
No. 9—I am not a fan of a certain hated, and currently God-awful team from TSUN.
No. 8—Now 2,194 days and counting, and another year, another (BCS) bowl game for my team. (Sorry TTUN fans.....not really).
No. 7—For the third straight year, the OSU seniors finished their careers 4-0 vs. TTUN, and have four of these:
No. 6—For the sixth year in a row, and eight out of the last 10...SCOREBOARD, SCOREBOARD, SCOREBOARD...
No. 5—Having an amazing athlete and rising star in Terrelle Pryor as my teams' quarterback. I can't wait for year three!
No. 4—Having seven of these, and still the only two-time winner, unless of course eSECpn rigs and/or buys another one for the undeserving Messiah of Florida...
No. 3—Having seven, and 34 of these respectively, and looking forward to the real possibility of numbers eight and maybe even nine, and numbers 35 and 36 possibly coming in the next two seasons, given our amazing recruiting, and assuming Terrelle progresses as expected like Troy did in 2006.
No. 2—Having been to no less than 10 Ohio State games with my Dad, and having that time with him in the greatest venue in all of sports, Ohio Stadium. It is a true National Treasure and I still get chills every time I walk through the gates. There really is nothing like a Saturday in The Shoe.
No. 1—This was a very easy choice for the top slot:
Having this guy...
instead of this guy...
leading our football program.
It's not always pretty, and Tress certainly isn't flashy, but a 93-21 record in nine seasons, six conference championships, seven 10+ win seasons, nine bowl games in nine years with a 4-4 record, including the 2002 BCS Championship speaks volumes.
I could go on, but the point here is that Coach Tressel is a winner, and so too are we, the fans, and also the young men that suit up and proudly wear the Scarlet and Gray under Tressel.
The 2009 season has flown by and I'm not thankful for that, but I am thankful for the opportunity to see the Buckeyes play one more game on January 1st in the Rose Bowl, and for the visions I don't want to get out of my head of more Heisman, and National Championship trophies that could each end up in Columbus in the very near future.
To those that hate and/or do not root for THE Ohio State Buckeyes:
Just kidding, happy turkey day to every one from Block-O-Nation!
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