Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ohio State 1969 Rose Bowl Game National Championship|
Ohio State vs. USC The 1969 Rose Bowl game brought together the undefeated and number 1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and the number 2 ranked USC Trojans for the National Championship. USC Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson f... more »
A great bit of history
A. Walls | Sigonella, IT | 11/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are an OSU fan you need to get this DVD. The 1968 team is one of the greatest in the history of college football and definitely one of if not the greatest teams ever at the Ohio State University.
Watch Rex Kern, Jim Otis and Jack Tatum lead the Bucks in a thrilling win over the O.J. Simpson led USC Trojans.
The only reason I've rated this DVD with 4 stars and not 5 is because of it's bare-bones nature. This is definitely a great game and worth getting but the DVD has the game and only the game. There is nothing to round out the presentation - No half-time show, not even any commercials (which I think would be cool to see from 1968).
But don't worry, if you are an OSU or college football fan this game is worth the price."
LIKE TIME TRAVEL
Steven Travers | CALIFORNIA | 04/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is marketed by Ohio State, and is obviously a highlight of Buckeye tradition as it was a big win that gave them the 1968 national title. But as a USC alum I heartily endorse this for your Trojan collection, as Troy indeed did, in the words of former L.A. Times sports editor Owen Bird, "fight like Trojans" in noble defeat. It is a great piece of "time travel" in beautiful "living color," brought to you by the NBC peacock with the legendary Curt Gowdy at the height of his game, along with Kyle Rote. The Rose queen introduces it with fabulous big 1968-69 hair, but the images of the Rose Bowl, the snow-capped San Gabriels, the Arroyo Seco, are the same as today, which is why this is the "Granddaddy of 'em all."
The Buckeyes were one of the best teams ever, but so were the Trojans. Jack Tatum laid some wicked hits in this game for Ohio State, but observing O.J. Simpson in his prime is proof that as good as Reggie Bush is, he has nothing on Juice. O.J. was big, swift, shifty; better than Jim Brown? Maybe, maybe not, but very close. As good as any college back ever. It was also reminiscent of Bush's last game when his fumble hurt SC in the loss to Texas at the '06 Rose Bowl. O.J.'s and Steve Sogge's fumbles cost the '68 team, as well!
This was one of those number one vs. two games, a rarity before the BCS, one for the ages.
Fight On! and congratulations, Ohio State. . .
STEVEN TRAVERS, author of
THE USC TROJANS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S ALL-TIME GREATEST DYNASTY
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