Yes you read that title correctly. A turkey vulture flew into his windshield and knocked him unconscious. Thankfully his friend was able to safely bring the car to a stop. Annoying as he may be during games, we should all be glad that his friend was there and that he is now safe and sound.
Ohio superfan Buck i Guy hospitalized after freak turkey vulture accident
I hope he had a near death experience and met Bo Schembechler. (Although I never want to see him in Michigan gear.)
You could say he saw a vision on the Road to Columbus
bahahaha! this is awesome.
it seems as if my trained turkey vultures have finally done as they've been told.
Well, he's a Buckeye fan, I'm sure he's use to eating crow.
event had just about the right amount of Ohio in it.
Wild Turkey: The eventual downfall of all Buckeye fans.
But what about the bird?
Man does that dude look RIDICULOUS. I simply cannot believe how serious these Ohio State fans take supporting their team and the extent to which they go to show it.
They really do need to get a life.
That is all.
If you think that pic is bad, try reading his blog
My season tickets are about 10 seats away from this guy. Also is it just me or does anyone else think that's Kevin Smith in disguise?
Why do you have Ohio season tickets?
or, on the flip side, why does this turkey man have Michigan season tickets????
He means ten seats from the classy Batman/Michigan gentleman.
You are correct. I sit 10 seats from Kevin Smith's doppelganger.
OK, got it! Did you know that guy rides to tailgates standing on top of a car?? We used to tailgate by him on the golfcourse. Superfan for sure.
With a last name like chubb... No wonder he goes in public that way. Childhood issues
how about appropriate instead?
He meant it in the Alanis Morissette sense.
Thoughts and prayers to the turkey's familly.
Rate this! FUNNY!!
Hope he can fully recover and witness future Michigan beatdowns in person
For some reason, this was not surprising at all.
It's far too far to Thanksgiving for him to be actin like no jive turkey vulture.
This guy isn't as bad as the bald headed guy with the buckeye necklaces. The combination of his obesity and face paint freak me out.
Honestly, I thought they were the same guy. Blubbery and covered in red body-paint, who can tell? I guess those are two requirements for being an Ohio "superfan".
No question. At least you people only have to deal with him once a year. Try being in the same section with him for seven games.
For clarity, I'm talking about the bald guy, not Buck-I-guy.
turkey vulture (soars and has scary wingspan up to 6')
Poor birds don't get any respect.
It finds its food using its keen eyes and sense of smell, flying low enough to detect the gasses produced by the beginnings of the process of decay in dead animals
Certainly looks like it found its target :)
Don't forget this Wild Turkey
a 25+ pound turkey land in a tree. They don't roost in small trees, it is really funny to see a large tree swaying when one lands. I've never been close enough to see one actually land on a limb, but I have always envisioned a controlled crash-landing.
Great 70s show. Damn, I'm old.
Burt Reynolds used to tap Lonnie. Way to go Bandit!
Maybe so, judging from the headline for that Channel 10 article:
Ohio State ‘Super Fan’ Hospitalized When Turkey Vulture Smashes Through Car Window
Maybe, after enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving vulture dinner, folks in Buck i Land head to the local Dairy Queen for a DQ Buzzard
Well, good to hear that Mr. Chubb survived so he can see Ohio lose to Michigan again.
I hate OSU and all of OSU fan-dom with the firey passion of a thousand suns, but the rivalry needs its fans. Where would we be if some ill-tempered bird decided to dive-bomb Lloyd Brady?
Also, I hate Buck I Guy slightly less than I hate the Big Nut, who is not only horrible, but also has a great face for radio.
Seriously, I'm sorry... but that man wouldn't belong on TV even if he weren't Scarlet and Gray.
OK, this mope I have seen before, but I do not believe I know the aforementioned "buck i guy." If I recall correctly, the man in this picture was holding up a sign honoring Rob Lytle during the 2010 Game, so he can't be all bad.
The Buck I Guy is black and wears a cowboy hat. You have seen him, and if you have not look for the guy with the bird beak scar on his forehead this fall.
And realized that Andrew Zimmer loves to dress up on Buckeye weekends.
Where's Eddie at? He usually eats these things.
The story skipped some important info, like how is the car? I know some guys who'll give him a good deal on repair and repaint it to cover up that shitty scarlet and gray paint job with something in a pleasing maize and blue.
But in Ohio all he has to do is give them an autographed hat and it is free.
I can't stop reading the title long enough to read the article. I assume everything in that title is true?
Is the vulture ok? He loves nutz! Deeze nutz
"freak" is supposed to get out of the hospital?
When I saw the headline, I thought it was going to be some form of bacterial affliction by not cooking it all the way through before serving.
I hope he'll be in the shoe November 24th so he can leave with tears running down his cheek just like all the other buckeye fans in attendance. I can't wait, those buckeye scrubs are gonna get murked.
Weird. Just last weekend I had a turkey (not a vulture) fly into my truck's windshield. It didn't break the glass but left a big mark made of fine scratches. My question is: what part of the turkey is hard enough to scratch glass?
Side note: I've been to central ohio quite a bit and there are tons of vultures. The things are everywhere.
You're lucky it didn't hit the grill of your truck. You would be suprised at how much damage that does.
Well they are just following death closely.
Not funny, but... pretty funny (since he's ok and all).
I never noticed it before but the kid on the right kinda looks like Kirk Cousins.
Why do I have an interest, you ask? Well there is a flock of about 30 TV's that hang out on the roof of the clubhouse directly across the street from my house. They are gigantic and a bit unnerving given my two daughters under 3 years old...
Can you legally shoot them/kill them?
Can you eat them? I'm a damn good cook and I've wondered if picking these monsters off one by one could reduce my grocery bill.... Anybody ever had one?
No you cannot shoot turkey vultures and face stiff fines and jail if you do. They are protected by the international migratory bird treaty. You typically see them in "flocks" because they are actually a very social animal.
Unless they're already dead, or, apparently, driving.
Buck i Guy and Big Nuts sat one section over from me at last year's Ohio game. Frankly, they were nice guys. Said only positive things about their team, not obnoxious (other than the way they are dressed) and gladly posed for several pictures with Michigan fans. They add "flavor" to the rivalry, and I was relieved to find them personable and respectful of Michigan. They were definitely the most "positive" Buckeyes around us that day.
Apparently its not just Big Ten fans that dislike Ohio. Its West Coast Conference fans (Gonzaga) as well.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend?
Given the nature of the accident, he'd better stay far away from Hinckley, Ohio and its yearly gathering of buzzards. Best wishes to him and hope he gets well soon.
I try not to laugh at people being seriously injured, but that was a funny, funny thread title.
There is a big flock of Turkey Vultures in Ann Arbor that hang out near one of the gravel pits near Scio Church and Zeeb. Look up in the sky anytime you are over that way and you are likely to see several soaring about. Anyone who lives over there can share tales of their encounters with them. Apparently turkey vultures enjoy landing on people's decks and expelling their freakish antibacterial feces. Good times.
Enough roads and parking lots and cement to create some nice heat updrafts for them, but wooded enough that there's ample wildlife carrion.
I live in Columbus, and as annoying as he can be at games, he is a good guy(minus the buckeye thing.) I met him a couple times, and he is just a regular guy with a lot of passion for his team. Like other posters have said, he will now be able to see more Wolverine victories over OSU in the future.
But as other posters have reported, he actually is hilarious -- and an all-around decent guy. I asked to get my picture taken with us high-fiving, and he responded, "I ain't high-fiving no Michigan dude..." which you gotta respect :-)
So we decided to stick our fists out in what looks to be a very uncomfortable interaction.
(checks to make sure he's okay)
So this douche got hit. In the face. By a large bird. THROUGH HIS WINDSHIELD.
Oh life, sometimes you are just too good to me.
Given all the other resonses here, it seems like the buckeye definition of a dick is someone who is decent to other teams' fans.
I actually tailgated with the Buck I Guy before the M-OSU game in 2007. He's a wonderful person. Very friendly, funny, and nice. Glad to hear he's okay.
ONLY. IN. MUTHA. FUG'IN. OHIO.
“Out of my peripheral vision, I (saw) something in our airspace, and it was a turkey,” Chubb said. “I’ve never seen anything like that, and I said, ‘Lonnie, do you see that big old bird?’ and bam, that’s the end of the story as I know it.”
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