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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  Everybody to Detroit
   Posted: 11/23/2022 10:41:54 AM 
Fellow Bobcats, what we have seen the last 2 months is like the plot of every sports movie ever. Hopeless looking team comes together to go on an epic run and thrust themselves into the spotlight. Not thru transfers, getting healthy, a vaunted recruiting class, new coaching staff...none of that. It's basically entirely the same guys across the board.

A group of coaches and players that worked their asses off to get better. That believed in each other and bought into a culture. That resisted the urge to finger point, didn't bail...just kept working and believing in the process.

This is what being a loyal sports fan is all about. You all should be commended for being here all year, following your team as they seemed to be heading in the wrong direction being rebuilt after a pandemic wipes out a season and a coaching legend retires. It is even more sweeter for those of you who showed some optimism and were not ready to give up on Albin and the Solich era altogether.

There will be thousands of "Bobcats" that wake up this week and realize their school is doing well. They'll briefly remove their heads from Brutus' ass and act like they care a little about their school. We welcome them with open arms, but truthfully they missed out on the awesome experience we all shared as we watched this team and OUR SCHOOL figure it out. Anyone can show up after they turned the corner, but witnessing them do it is the true joy of being a fan. Let it be a life lesson to always stay plugged into the process, regardless of the outlook.

This team deserves all the support it can get. The game will be in Toledo's backyard, they have the best fan base in the MAC outside of Athens and will bring a huge crowd. Both these programs have had tons of regular season success but lots of falling just short in the last decade or 2. It's an NFL stadium, climate controlled, a cheap $20 ticket, and the atmosphere is gonna be awesome. The Noon start makes it an easy same day trip for 90% of our students & alumni.

It's been 54 years! You've got to do everything you can to be there when that drought finally ends. See you there! Let's go Bobcats!


Andrew Ruck
B.B.A. 2003

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spongeBOB CATpants
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  Message Not Read  RE: Everybody to Detroit
   Posted: 11/23/2022 10:51:31 AM 
Very well said.
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Diamond Cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Everybody to Detroit
   Posted: 11/23/2022 11:01:04 AM 
I could not have painted a better picture. Very well said. If you are on BA, you are pretty much a loyal Bobcat in all facets. Soak it all in folks! I'm going to go play 18 holes with UK and App State buddies. I'll be bragging about our boys all afternoon (and they know it is coming).
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Campus Flow
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  Message Not Read  RE: Everybody to Detroit
   Posted: 11/23/2022 11:43:22 AM 
Attending the MAC Championship victory in Detroit will place you among the elite Bobcat fans who've witnessed it in person. There may be other opportunities but its been 6 years since Ohio's made it to Detroit and its possible next time around the team is up against a more difficult opponent.

Helps that its on a Saturday this time around for travel. I can recall watching the game in 2016 on a Friday night. Didn't travel in for that with Ohio a huge underdog that year and I didn't think I'd have to wait long for Detroit to happen again.


Most Memorable Bobcat Events Attended
2010 97-83 win over Georgetown in NCAA 1st round
2012 45-13 victory over ULM in the Independence Bowl
2015 34-3 drubbing of Miami @ Peden front of 25,086

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: Everybody to Detroit
   Posted: 11/23/2022 12:37:21 PM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
Fellow Bobcats, what we have seen the last 2 months is like the plot of every sports movie ever. Hopeless looking team comes together to go on an epic run and thrust themselves into the spotlight. Not thru transfers, getting healthy, a vaunted recruiting class, new coaching staff...none of that. It's basically entirely the same guys across the board.

A group of coaches and players that worked their asses off to get better. That believed in each other and bought into a culture. That resisted the urge to finger point, didn't bail...just kept working and believing in the process.

This is what being a loyal sports fan is all about. You all should be commended for being here all year, following your team as they seemed to be heading in the wrong direction being rebuilt after a pandemic wipes out a season and a coaching legend retires. It is even more sweeter for those of you who showed some optimism and were not ready to give up on Albin and the Solich era altogether.

There will be thousands of "Bobcats" that wake up this week and realize their school is doing well. They'll briefly remove their heads from Brutus' ass and act like they care a little about their school. We welcome them with open arms, but truthfully they missed out on the awesome experience we all shared as we watched this team and OUR SCHOOL figure it out. Anyone can show up after they turned the corner, but witnessing them do it is the true joy of being a fan. Let it be a life lesson to always stay plugged into the process, regardless of the outlook.

This team deserves all the support it can get. The game will be in Toledo's backyard, they have the best fan base in the MAC outside of Athens and will bring a huge crowd. Both these programs have had tons of regular season success but lots of falling just short in the last decade or 2. It's an NFL stadium, climate controlled, a cheap $20 ticket, and the atmosphere is gonna be awesome. The Noon start makes it an easy same day trip for 90% of our students & alumni.

It's been 54 years! You've got to do everything you can to be there when that drought finally ends. See you there! Let's go Bobcats!


Great post. I'm waiting for your script for the made-for-TV (ESPN) movie! ;-)


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

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  Message Not Read  RE: Everybody to Detroit
   Posted: 11/23/2022 7:30:01 PM 
Still waiting for the 2nd MAC championship of my Bobcat lifetime to go along with my freshman year in 1968. Saw that one clinched; looking forward to seeing this one in Detroit. Let's make it sound like a Bobcat home game in the backyard of our opponent. Great ride this year. Keep it going.
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Pete Chouteau
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  Message Not Read  RE: Everybody to Detroit
   Posted: 11/23/2022 7:46:40 PM 
I'll even go up Friday if I can go to the team walkthrough when Coach Albin gives Kai a tape measure and has him check the end zone dimensions.
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