8/30 @ Navy in Baltimore Noon
9/6 Virginia Tech 8 pm
9/13 Kent State noon
9/27 Cincinnati 6 pm
10/4 @ Maryland
10/18 Rutgers 3:30
10/25 @ Penn State 8 pm
11/1 Illinois 8 pm
11/8 @ Mich St 8 pm
11/15 @ Minnesota
WOODY HAYES AND THE HEISMAN WINNERS COME TO POMPANO BEACH
In 1984, the Club set out to have an Annual Dinner featuring a special guest to help raise money for our fledgling scholarship fund. The only problem was who to invite. The biggest name on the table was a recently retired coach. But, was it possible?
“Why not?” The query came from Earl Voorhies. Earl was the Club Treasurer at the time. Actually, that meant he called around to a half dozen members when we needed money for something and solicited contributions. We had no money in the coffers. The scholarship fund was but a year old; the golf tournament had not been started; and OSU football games appeared only sporadically on ABC. The Club was bouncing around from place to place to find bars with the appropriate satellite and trying to avoid the SEC game of the week. Those were the days of Danny’s on Oakland, the Holiday Inn on State Road 7, and Danny’s in the motel on Federal Highway in Pompano. Long before the friendly confines of Bru’s.
But, who needed money? Earl was a dreamer, an optimist and a talker. He was our evangelical preacher of the Buckeye Faith and he was concocting the best Buckeye revival we had ever seen down here in Broward County. His tent would be the old Harris’ Imperial House on A-1-A in Pompano Beach. Now, don’t go looking for the place. It’s long since been torn down, after Harris disappeared. But that’s another tale.
Now Earl fancied himself an old friend of one Wayne Woodrow Hayes and suggested that his old friend would be our speaker and honored guest for our March dinner. Coach Hayes had been cut loose from his head coaching position about six years previously due to a punch that was a bit more evident than Clay’s thumping of Liston. Woody was now in high demand for every minute of his time and was being pulled to the farthest reaches of the Buckeye nation by those eager to hear his sage advice.
The Alumni Association said it was out of the question and Woody himself confessed to a conflict at a dinner in Texas the very Saturday we were seeking his presence. A lesser spirit would have folded, but old Earl just kept grinning and talking.
“Woody, you must attend. We have a scholarship fund in its infancy.”
Woody responded. “Many others have the same, besides, I’ve given my word to the Texas folks for Saturday,” Earl shot back, “Saturday? Why, who was talking about Saturday? I must have misspoken. It’s Friday night that we have open and we are dying to see ya.”
Well, the yarn kept spinning and for every legitimate reason Woody could muster, Earl was countering from the pulpit of puffery. No hill was too high to climb, nor adjustment too big for an agile tongue. When all looked lost; when Woody was apologizing for disappointing his friend, Earl reached back for the big one – “Well, old Hop’s going to be disappointed, too.”
The phone fell silent and we could only imagine the wheels turning as Woody reassessed his calender. “Are you saying that Hop Cassady will be there?” “Can I fly out of there on Saturday and still make Texas?”
Once caught in a bit of an exaggeration a fella has but two choices: Fess up and bug out or tilt the windmill a trifle more to the right.
“You mean I forgot to tell you about Hop? And Les? And Vic? And Archie? I guess it was supposed to be a surprise, but now it looks like we’ll have about 100 surprised alumni faithful if the honored guest can’t make it.”
Pay dirt! As Earl put it later, “Heck, we got Woody. How tough can the other four be? I just need to give each a call and remind each one that he is the only Heisman winner who has not committed and can’t make the surprise for Woody.”
As preachers and snake charmers go, Earl was an All American. And on a Friday night in March, 1984, Buckeye Heisman winners Les Horvath (1944), Vic Janowicz (1950), Howard Hopalong Cassady (1955), Archie Griffin (1974-75) and Coach Woody Hayes met in the second floor banquet room of the Harris’ Imperial House with over one hundred local and loyal Buckeyes.
Earl wasn’t finished, of course. This was a scholarship fund raiser. He invited about twenty five officers, directors and deep pocketed alumni to a pre-dinner mixer with our five guests. Earl hired a professional photographer, and for a contribution, the photographer would take whatever pictures our hearts desired, save one. It seems Earl got the five stars aligned only once that evening for a single shot. This was the first and only time they had all been together, and Earl was not about to be lost in the moment.
Woody spoke of “paying forward” and bits of wisdom and courage were shared by our four men, who collectively held five Heismans. Earl’s congregation was glassy-eyed and the revival tent was a-swaying.
We raised a pile of money that evening. We all had a photo taken with Archie and Hop and Vic and Les. Woody put his arm around everyone who ventured close and endured the endless flashes. But, Earl and the photographer knew they had one in the bank. A group shot to be treasured. Earl’s idea was to make money for the scholarship fund, but it appears too many photos were given away and fell into the hands of others who sought to profit.
If you are wandering into the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, take a gander at the far end of the trophy case on the right. You will see an 8 X 10 of Les, Archie, Woody, Vic and Hop. You might also see the photo being hawked in Long’s or other bookstores. But, it’s our prize, and no one has, or can, ever match it.
We still have a few of the originals. Years later, President Hal Maggied had some autographed by Les, Archie and Hop. Woody had passed on and Vic was too sick to sign. Our three autographs are originals and only five of these remain.
Old Earl passed on a few years ago. He was followed by his love, Dolores. We’ll miss you both. Whenever any of you out there think the job is too tough or the mountain too high, remember old Earl. Get up in that pulpit, put a grin on your face, and never stop until the deed is done. Go Bucks!
Over the past week the OSU ticket office has sent out notices to those people who are going to receive football tickets from the ticket lottery. If you were designated tickets to a game that you can not go to, or simply do not want to go to, please post the availability of the tickets on this website in an open message to all 750+ who are on the site. Throughout the fall we receive calls from people looking for tickets to specific games and from fans whose plans or circumstances make it impossible to get to Columbus. The Broward Alumni website, BrowardBuckeyes.ning.com, is for you to use to communicate with other alumni. Go Buckeyes!
JUST A MONTH AGO FANS WERE WHINING ABOUT HOW FEW RECRUITS COACH URBAN MEYER WAS GETTING TO COMMIT. TODAY HE IS UP TO 15, WITH COMMITMENTS FROM TWO 5 STAR PLAYERS, LB JUSTIN HILLIARD AND DE JASHON CORNELL. HILLIARD IS THE #1 RANKED LINEBACKER IN THE COUNTRY!!!
THE SEASON OPENER AGAINST NAVY ON AUGUST 30TH IS ONLY 59 DAYS AWAY. BRU'S ROOM IS GETTING READY FOR US. STOP BY AND SAY HELLO TO THE STAFF THIS SUMMER AND ENJOY THE WINGS AND A BEER!
WHAT IS A BUCKEYE FER?
"Guess, this minute, what I got
In my pocket, that I’ve packed Purty’nigh forty year. –
A dry, slick and shiny, warped and cracked,
Wilted, weazened old Buckeye!
What’s it thare fer? What’s my heart
In my breast fer?– Cause it is a part
Of my life– and ‘tends to biz–
Like this Buckeye’s bound to act–
‘Cause it ‘tends to Rhumatis!"
James Whitcomb Riley Circa 1883
NEW TO THE CLUB? LIKE TO MEET OTHER BUCKEYES? START BY SAYING HELLO TO THE FOLKS AROUND YOU.
Do you know the person sitting on the stool or at the table next to you at Bru's Room? Turn around, introduce yourself; get up, walk around, and say hello. Check out the "members" on this site. You will be amazed at the variety of professions and occupations. Just take a look at the list of Golf Sponsors to get an idea of the diversity of people who are here. Moving? Dan Margolis owns Coral Springs Moving and can take you anywhere. Kids need a doctor? Try Dr. Angel Cadiz or his son, Dr. Alan Cadiz. Been putting off financial planning, the IRA or insurance? See Susan Gottlieb Korthals at Northwestern Mutual or Joe Eppy at Mass Mutual. A/C just won’t cool? Jeff Mullholand’s Buckeye Air Conditioning. Carpets need cleaning? Brock and Toni Cline’s Celtic Carpet Cleaning. Dentist? Dr. Phil Desenze in Pompano or Dr. Gordon Smith in Boynton Beach. Office need cleaning? Call John Voorhies at Tidy Team Cleaning Service. Need a special gift for a birthday or Christmas? How about calling Phil Kalnitzky and getting a beautiful NOLA Guitar. There are at least six lawyers in the house who handle all types of legal issues. A Circuit Court Mediator; home inspector; artificial knee manufacturer; advertising exec; teachers; musicians; rocket scientist; 2 golf pros. This is only a sampling. What can you offer to the group?
Other than ordering a beer from your bartender or server at Bru's Room, have you ask what else he or she does? Do you know that a bartender is almost finished with her CPA exams? They are from Mentor, Toledo, Cleveland, Lorain and Columbus. There is a substitute teacher, and college students with all kinds of talents. There may be someone you need in your business right now. Networking with fellow Buckeyes can be very beneficial to everyone. Effective networking starts with a commitment to learn more about the people in your Alumni Club. Look for opportunities to help others. Effective networking also involves giving something of value to others so that you can receive dividends in the future. It all starts with saying hello and getting to know each other. Oh, and have you met the Cheetah dancer? Just look around.
THANKS ALSO TO ALL OF YOU WHO PAID YOUR DUES. IF YOU HAVE NOT, PRINT OUT THE FORM BELOW AND SEND IT IN.
Please Pay Your Dues Today
JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP; UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL
MEMBERSHIP FORM --- DUES STATEMENT 2013-2014 (Sept. 2013 thru Aug. 2014)
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BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS!
PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECKS TODAY AND PAY YOUR DUES. THE MONEY IS USED TO BUY RAFFLE ITEMS, PAY EXPENSES OF THE GOLF TOURNAMENT AND MUCH MORE, INCLUDING THE COST OF THIS WEBSITE. NEXT FALL THE BUCKEYES WILL BE COMING TO PLAY IN MIAMI. IF WE GET BUSES TO THE GAME FROM BRU'S ROOM, AVAILABILITY WILL FIRST GO TO DUES PAYING MEMBERS.
WHEN DUES ARE NOT PAID, EXPENSES HAVE TO COME FROM WHAT WE COLLECT IN THE RAFFLES AND AT THE GOLF TOURNAMENT, REDUCING THE AMOUNT WE CAN PUT INTO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
WE WERE ABLE TO SEND A CHECK TO OSU FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR $15,000 FROM WHAT WE MADE LAST YEAR. GREAT JOB!! GO BUCKS!!
Thank you for being a part of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Broward County. WE NOW HAVE 710 BUCKEYES who have signed onto this site! We are currently in the process of getting everyone on this site so that we not only watch football games together at Bru's Room, but network socially and professionally with other Buckeyes in Broward County and South Florida. The Bru's Room Sports Grille in Coral Springs, 1000 University Drive, has been up and running for SIX years, and it is the home of the Buckeyes. We have had a great turnouts for Football the past three seasons. Join us for Buckeye Football!!!
If you have any pictures that show your Buckeye spirit or have any friends that you would like to join, please feel free to post the pictures and invite your friends. Your friends need to get on the site to keep up to date Club info about events.
Thank you for your support and Go Buckeyes.
2013 GOLF SPONSORS 19th Annual Scholarship Tournament
CELTIC CARPET CLEANING, INC Brock and Toni Cline 561-368-7591
SLOMIN FAMILY CENTER Sandy Slomin www.SlominFamilyCenter.org
JOSEPH EPPY EPPY FINANCIAL GROUP, INC 954-689-6476
PHILIP S. DESENZE, DDS Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry 954-785-3210
STONEGATE BANK Eric X. Servaites, V.P.
JOHN L. (Jack) KORTHALS, ESQUIRE Wills, Trusts, Real Estate 954-783-2999
SUSAN GOTTLIEB KORTHALS NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL 954-899-7286
CORAL SPRINGS MOVING & STORAGE Dan Margolis 954-752-7366
BOB BRUDZINSKI BRU’S ROOM SPORTS GRILL
Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Delray Beach
FIRST SIGN Jeff Waggoner 954-972-8288 Jeff@FirstSign.com
NOLA GUITARS "Born In The Crescent City" Phil Kalnitzky 703-307-2134
BUCKEYE AIR CONDITIONING Jeff Mullholand 954-427-1827
GORDON SMITH, DDS Family Dentistry 561-732-9727
TIDY TEAM CLEANING SERVICE John Voorhies 954-782-1506
ROBERT J. McFANN, ESQ., Personal Injury & Wrongful Death, 954-462-8500
THOMAS JORDAN, CPA Fort Lauderdale 954-763-8455
RACHEL KORTHALS, REALTOR, LANG REAL ESTATE 561-302-5359
PARK AVENUE GYMNASTICS Stu Greenberg, Cooper City 954-8491684
CORAL AIRE SERVICES INC., A/C Sales, Service and Installation
Bill Taibl 954-979-9707
VALVOLINE HEAVY DUTY LUBRICANTS Stacy Vazquez 813-205-5784
CLUB RED @ BB&T CENTER, Richard Rossi www.clubred360.com
ORIOLE GOLF CLUB, Jack Shoenfelt 954-972-8140
Check out "events" for news on the Club and Bru's Room.
BUCKEYE FOOTBALL GATHERINGS: Get ready for football this fall. We will be heading back to Bob Brudzinski's Coral Springs Bru's Room Sports Grille, which was packed for the football games last year. The Bru's is located a block north of Atlantic Blvd at 1000 University Drive. It is in front of Sam's Club on the west side of University.
Have you got tickets to sell? Need tickets to a game? Post the info on this site!
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR 2011 GOLF SPONSORS
CELTIC CARPET CLEANING, INC.
Brock and Toni Cline 561-368-7591
“Thanks for ALL those who serve in our US Armed Forces"
SLOMIN FAMILY CENTER Sandy Slomin
EPPY FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
1000 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale
PHILIP S. DESENZE, DDS
540 E. McNab Road, Pompano Beach
Jason and Steve Swartz
Eric X. Servaites, V.P.
1430 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale
JOHN L. KORTHALS, ESQUIRE
Wills, Trusts, Real Estate
700 E. Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach
SUSAN GOTTLIEB KORTHALS
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FINANCIAL NETWORK
CORAL SPRINGS MOVING & STORAGE
BRU’S ROOM SPORTS GRILL
Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach
Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Delray Beach
FIRST SIGN CORP
GOLDSMITH GOLF & TENNIS
West Palm Beach & Hollywood
PGA Golf Professional
BUCKEYE AIR CONDITIONING
"Born in the Cresent City"
GORDON SMITH, DDS
TIDY TEAM CLEANING SERVICE
TIME-OUT SPORTS ART & FRAMING
5480 W. Sample Road, Margate
HARRRISON'S ON THIRD
Top Bar & Grille in Columbus
South of Campus and north of Short North
Join us for all Buckeye and NFL games
RACHEL KORTHALS, REALTOR
Tauriello & Co. Real Estate
JAN NEIMAN, ESQ.
Lamont, Neiman Interian
and Bellet, P.A.
Miami and Boca Raton
ROBERT J. McFANN, ESQ.
McFann & Beavers, P.A.
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
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