Tag:Brutus Buckeye
Posted on: October 14, 2010 11:16 am
Edited on: November 13, 2010 6:17 pm

Where are Brutus Buckeye's chaps?

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Ohio State has made its way to the top of the polls this week thanks to an Alabama loss, but even if the Buckeyes win again this weekend against Wisconsin, I think I've found one significant reason to drop them down at least five spots in the polls.  It has nothing to do with the way the team has played this season, but a video that one Ohio State fan made.  Some things just can't go unpunished, and this video is most certainly one of those things.

Seems somebody thought that a classic like the Vilage People's "YMCA" needed a modern day, Buckeye-infused update.  Which then resulted in the newest type of torture known to mankind.

I made it about halfway through before I started singing "O-H-I- AM GOING TO KILL MYSELF IF I DON'T TURN THIS OFF!"  Let's see how far you can get.

Thanks, I guess, to The M Zone

Posted on: September 21, 2010 1:01 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2010 3:17 pm

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

Posted by Tom Fornelli

You probably don't recognize the name Brandon Hanning, nor should you.  He's just a 19-year old kid from Ohio who toils in anonymity, or at least did until this last weekend.  You see, Brandon Hanning is the Clark Kent to Rufus Bobcat's Superman.  Yes, he is the kid who ran onto the field and tackled Brutus Buckeye this past Saturday, blazing a path to internet stardom.

He also blazed a path to getting himself banned from games, but don't worry about Brandon.  It was all worth it.  In fact, he's already gotten everything he'd ever wanted.  Tackling Brutus was the only reason he tried out to be a mascot.

Brandon Hanning, the person in the Rufus costume, said he was not upset with the aftermath.

"It was the whole reason I tried out (to be Rufus) last year," he said. "I knew we were going back to OSU this year, and I wanted to tackle Brutus."

Hanning, 19, is a student at Hocking College. He enrolled at OU last year but dropped out, he said. He added that he still hadn't been informed of his firing, but didn't care.

You have to have goals in life.  Some of us want to help sick children, others want to run for President and change the world.

And, I guess, some of us just want to be a mascot so we can tackle another mascot.  A noble cause, I suppose, though I do wonder about the aftermath of completing your life's goal at the age of 19.  I mean, it's all downhill from there isn't it?
Posted on: September 20, 2010 11:59 am
Edited on: September 20, 2010 1:02 pm


Posted by Tom Fornelli

You are Rufus Bobcat, and your team -- the Ohio Bobcats -- faces quite a big challenge.  The Bobcats are in the Horseshoe taking on one of the best teams in the country in the Ohio State Buckeyes.  It's not going to be easy to knock off the Buckeyes, and they need a spark.

What are you going to do, Rufus?  How are you going to fire your team up?

You're going to tackle Brutus Buckeye, that's what!

Man, missing that first tackle and having your head come off while doing so is never a good omen, but at least Rufus didn't give up.  Sure, he failed to bring Brutus down and had to be escorted away by security, but he might have done a better job tackling than any of the Bobcats actual players did during their 43-7 loss.

Unfortunately for Rufus -- well, the kid playing Rufus -- the school didn't enjoy his performance as much as I did.

Video courtesy of Deadspin

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