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Top 5 Beat Michigan Moments

The game is this weekend. The game that football fans across the country look forward to every year. It’s The Ohio State University vs. “That team up north.” In order to help get Buckeye Nation ready we compiled our 5 favorite beat michigan moments (lowercase m intended).

5. Jim Tressel’s 2001 promise – fulfilled

When Tressel came onto the scene very few people knew how successful the Buckeyes would be during his tenure. In 2001 he made his first announcement and seemingly promised to beat michigan in the next season. He did so – with then 3rd string QB Craig Krenzel at the healm.

4. #1 vs. #2 – 2006
This was a cool one for us as we were also a part of the HBO documentary on the game. Watch and enjoy!

3. “Because I couldn’t go for three.” 1968 Woody Hayes

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This is an iconic quote featured on this page about Woody Hayes. The Buckeyes routed that school up north 50-14. When asked why he went for two after being up 42-14 Hayes replied, “Because I couldn’t go for three.”

This rousing defeat also gave rise to the hiring of Bo Schembechler and what became known as the “Ten Year War.”

2. Ohio State tears down the M Club Banner – 1973

This is an iconic moment for a lot of reasons. This also marked the last time that michigan allowed the opposing team to run under its banner…and for good reason.

1. 2002 – Ohio State defeats the Wolverines to head to a National Championship

That wraps up our list – let us know what your favorite moments are. Be sure to check out our Facebok Page or comment below to join the conversation.

This Month in US History – September Edition

The month of September has great significance for many reasons in US History. We have seen some of our greatest triumphs and our nation’s largest tragedies come in this month. Additionally it holds significance for the end of the summer season in the US. Take a look at the top US history moments to remember from the month of September.

Top US History Moments in September

  • Japan Surrenders on the USS Missouri

    September 2, 1945 the United States surrenders to the United States on board the USS Missouri effectively ending their military campaign in WWII.

  • American Revolution Ends with the Treaty of Paris

    September 3, 1783 the American Revolution comes to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. This signaled the end of the war for American freedom and officially gave birth to our nation on the international stage.

  • The Battle of Lake Erie Begins in the War of 1812

    This is especially important for Ohioans. It was on the morning of September 10, 1812 that Commodore Oliver “Hazzard” Perry took on the British in the Battle of Lake Erie. It was during this battle that the infamous quote “Don’t Give Up The Ship Flag” was flown from Perry’s boat during the battle.

  • September 11, 2001

    This day needs no title. We all remember where we were on that day and still continue to remember and honor the lives lost on that fateful day. We took the time to talk about some of our own personal reflections in an article and to share some of the most honorable moments to remember about that day.

  • New Constitution and Farewell Address for George Washington

    September 17 has is special for two main reasons. On September 17, 1787 George Washington was handed what would become the basis for our nations democracy. This constitution continues to be a beacon of hope for nations across the globe.

    On September 17, 1796 George Washington delivered his farewell message to the United States setting major precedents for future presidents to follow in his path.

  • Lewis & Clark return from their journey

    September 23, 1806 Lewis & Clark return from their journey where they surveyed the Louisiana purchase. This was a dangerous and important mission for the expansion of the United States from coast to coast.

  • Eisenhower Enforces Desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas

    On September 24, 1957 President Dwight Eisenhower sent the National Guard to Little Rock Arkansas to enforce the new desegregation laws. This is of major significance in the war for equality in the United States.

  • Babe Ruth Hits 60 Home Runs

    As a baseball guy personally I had to make sure to get this one in here. On September 20, 1927 Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season and became the home run king until Roger Maris defeated his record 34 years later in 1961 by hitting 61 home runs.

  • These were just some of the moments that caught our attention from September that are important in American History. Did we miss any that you’d like to have seen? Tell us about it on our Facebook Page. Don’t forget to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get more fun facts like this and stay up on all the latest and greatest news.

    Thanks for reading. Stop in & see us sometime soon and remember, “Park in the Back!”.

The 10 Most Patriotic US Sports Moments [VIDEOS]

Take a look into the 10 most patriotic sports moments in history. Patriotic displays of emotion are something that we really love at the Flag Lady. If you’ve not noticed – you’d be hard pressed to find The Flag Lady walking around without at least one Red, White, & Blue display on her person. Recently, following the attacks on the Boston Marathon we got to see a lot of these moments where our country was brought together in support of our fellow Americans after a tragedy. This was displayed beautifully at the first Boston Bruins game after the attacks and it quickly spread around the Internet. If you’ve not seen the video yet you should definitely give it a look.

National Anthem at the Bruins Game

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Following that excellent display I thought it would be cool to put together a list of the Top 10 most patriotic sports moments in US History. Join the conversation by leaving a comment below or Tweeting Us make sure to use the Hashtag #SportsMomentsUSA.

10 Most Patriotic US Sports Moments

  1. Landon Donovan 2010 World Cup Winning Goal vs. Algeria

    This one is something I’ll never forget. I was watching this game with about 10,000 other Columbus residents at a local pub and the cheers, jumping, and shout-singing of the Star Spangled Banner is just something that I’ll never forget. I smelled like American Champagne (Beer) as no doubt gallons went up in the air for joy after this happened…

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  2. Kerri Strug Leads US Gymnastics to Olympic Gold in 1996

    With a bad ankle! One of the absolute most iconic moments in US Olympic history. It was so perfectly timed with and so perfectly landed. You know what I’m talking about but just watch for yourself. The brevity of the video doesn’t do justice to just how clutch of a landing that was. Without this moment – US loses gold to the Russians.

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  3. Rick Monday Saves the US Flag

    April 25, 1976 at Dodger’s Stadium a couple young kids headed onto the field to protest the US by burning the American Flag. Fortunately instead of an act of protest against our great nation – Rick Monday came in to save the day and created this memorable moment.

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  4. Joe Louis KO’s Max Schmeling

    Heading into WWII the stakes of this fight could not have been higher. Joe Lewis represented the US and Schmeling represented Germany. In this fight Joe Louis knocked down Schmeling 3 different times in the first round and Schmeling’s corner had to throw in the towel. I don’t know about you – but after seeing these punches from Joe Louis I’m pretty sure the first solid one would’ve knocked me out!

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  5. Pat Tillman Enlists in the US Army

    As a young teen at the time of the September 11th attacks I can remember a lot of things. One of the most proud moments that I remember was the day that Pat Tillman turned down a multi-million dollar NFL contract to go fight to protect our freedom. There are thousands of Americans who make this sacrifice daily and I am forever in dept to you for your sacrifice. Thank you. When Pat did this – I remember my eyes filling up with tears of prideful joy that. A true man of integrity and a true American hero. This video commemorates his life.

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  6. Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier in Baseball

    With so many Patriotic moments to choose from this one certainly could’ve been even higher on the list. In a time when the United States was treating our brothers and sisters differently not based on the content of their character but on the color of their skin – Jackie Robinson took a step into the history books by becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. Currently there is a movie commemorating the moment in time called “42” Jackie Robinson’s number.

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  7. Michael Phelps wins 8 Olympic Gold Medals

    This was the first Olympics that my wife and I watched every moment of together so this moment has a special place in my heart. Sure he trained at that school up north but we won’t hold it against him. His swimming was masterful, his humility in the moment was great, and his achievement brought world history home from Beijing. Congratulations Michael. This video does the best at showing it properly as #8 happened. I think the coolest part about this one was that it took a team effort to bring home the gold – this was an exciting race.

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  8. The Miracle on Ice

    This is one that unfortunately I was not alive to see but I completely understand the significance of the moment. The United States vs. the USSR. US heavy underdogs – height of the cold war. And the unthinkable happens. For many I’m sure this could have been number 1. The pressure of the final minute of the game from the USSR had everyone on the edge of their seats. As the announcer says himself, “No words necessary – just pictures.”

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  9. President Bush’s First Pitch at Yankee Stadium after 9/11

    Again this one I remember greatly. Shortly after the US watched in horror the attacks of September 11, 2001 take place this moment brought a small piece of healing to a nation that greatly needed it. This video captures the moment perfectly. I still get goosebumps.

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  10. Jessie Owens wins Olympic Gold with Hitler Watching

    As an Alumnus of The Ohio State University and a darn proud American – this moment has always and maybe even will always take the cake for me personally. The Olympics are in Berlin in 1936. The tension around the world is high. Nazi Germany and Hitler are in power attempting to prove that they are a superior race not just a superior nation. An African American man – representing the United States of America, wins gold in front of Hitler and listens proudly as his national anthem is played. What a great moment for humanity – not just America.

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That concludes our list. What are your favorite moments? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below or Tweeting Us make sure to use the Hashtag #SportsMomentsUSA.