The Buckeyes: Quite Possibly The Most Resilient Team In American Sports

At some point or another, a sports fan will inevitably become invested in a team of his choosing. However, the effects of a disappointing season can be quite severe. So to avoid all the heartbreak and drama, it is best to choose a winning team right off the bat. Among all of the teams in American sports today, the best team to root for might be the Ohio State Buckeyes. They have reached a spectrum where one can say that not only are they the most indestructible team in college football, but they are also one of the most resilient teams in sports.

 

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It only makes sense that Ohio State would reach this degree of greatness, as their elite coach Urban Meyer can recruit all of the talents that he possibly can, coupled with unlimited spending on state-of-the-art facilities. The Buckeyes’ counterparts in the NFL and NBA are being prevented from doing so because of player drafts and salary caps. As a result, the Buckeyes hold the record for the team with the longest streak without a losing season.

The LA Lakers might have had multiple championships, but their abysmal performances in the last three seasons prior to the retirement of Kobe Bryant make them less appealing than Ohio State. Looking at the next team in line, one can see that the gap is quite extreme. This further proves that nothing can touch the Buckeyes as of the moment. It might still be a few decades off before things start to turn for the worst.

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Ohio: Home Of Legendary Athletes

Ohio is not only well-known for rock and roll and lemon pies. The Buckeye State is also home of legendary athletes. From baseball, soccer, to track and field, Ohio’s homegrown athletic talent abounds. Here are some famous, hall of famer athletes from Ohio:

Barry Larkin
Barry Larkin is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) player born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a spot in the US Olympic Baseball Team in 1984 and a year after, he was picked by the Cincinnati Reds in the MLB Draft. Larkin had a stellar career winning the first three consecutive Gold Glove awards in 1994 and was named the National League MVP in 1995.

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Heather Mitts
Heather Mitts is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and a former professional soccer player. Also born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mitts played collegiate soccer at the University of Florida and played for various teams in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league. She retired in 2013 with over 130 international appearances in her career and she now has a soccer camp in the Pennsylvania and Ohio areas.

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Butch Reynolds

Harry “Butch” Reynolds is a track and field athlete and Olympic medalist born in Akron, Ohio. Reynolds set a world record in the 1988 Olympics in Zurich, Switzerland with an impressive 43.29-second finish in the 400 meter race. This record stood for 11 years. Reynolds represented the United States in three Olympics and has participated in various World Championship Games.

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