The Best Things In The History of @OhVarsity, ranked

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10. Helping (kinda) make the French flag thing happen

Was it a 10/10 success? Probably not. But I woke up to somebody floating the idea and tweeted the color-coded map at 11am before an evening game. All things considered, it was impressive what Bearcats Twitter was able to pull off on short notice. Good job, everyone.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/665557154649108480[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/1andonlysunshin/status/665755403158949889[/embed]

9. Getting blocked by JP Macura

JP Macura blocked me after he got arrested for disrobing in a bar. I never tagged him, which means he searched his name. I only used his name once, which means I can confirm he saw this exact tweet and blocked me for it. WE DID IT!

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/715547024167403521[/embed]

8. The Roast of Eli Apple

Chris Moore embarrassed Eli Apple in 2014, so Bearcats Twitter has been roasting him ever since. It’s petty, hilarious, and wonderful. It all culminated on Draft Night.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/684129635513270274[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/bconey10/status/703641873865379840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/703642275587481601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/705837306645770240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/705839263842181121?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/725858084439089153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed]

7. #UCHeartbreakList

2015–16 Bearcats athletics nearly killed me. To cope, I held a memorial service on Twitter to put our demons to rest. I won’t link every tweet, but you can read them here.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/714610591499849730?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed]

6. Becoming an Oredigger fan

One time I roasted Memphis and ended up becoming a Colorado School of Mines Oredigger fan. They’re now my personal D2 football rooting interest.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/738525087234723841?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/MinesAthletics/status/738747769100214272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/738798868213665793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/MinesAthletics/status/738837685834416128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/738837919931240448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/MinesAthletics/status/738838737669459970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/738838908214087681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

5. The Roast of Xavier

We definitely didn’t beat Xavier on the court this year, but you cannot convince me that we didn’t win Twitter.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/674733558087475200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/674983518359932929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/674984782464462848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/674985558641373184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/675399735788851200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/674729447229161472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/711748275859283968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/711749116414525440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/730942564078080000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed]

4. This tweet

I mean, this is art.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/690344897967230976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed]

3. Jess / The Bowling Green Broadcast Team

Jess became queen of Cincinnati, and some kids who were just learning were accidentally placed in the cross-hairs of a way larger audience than they expected. I felt bad, but it was hilarious.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/667153110062776320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/667156645051547648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/667171794793725952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/Jess_Furn11/status/667169688611368960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/sundrasj/status/667162940949286913?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] https://twitter.com/PCBearcat/status/667175728459288576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

2. #QuadFace

God bless Quadri Moore and his look of pure bliss that spawned the greatest meme I’ve ever created.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/683496541731074048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/683496054927585281?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/683497211712385024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/683497906163322880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/683498720416165888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/683499747232092160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/683500310254477312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/683502626433019904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed]

1. #StickWithMick

I single-handedly kept Mick Cronin in Cincinnati. People forget that.

[embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/712431467725529089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/712431734915272704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/TrendsCincy/status/712441849080909824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/712442329597087746?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/713017233220435968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] [embed]https://twitter.com/OhVarsity/status/713438563875074048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed]

OhVarsity: Who I Am, Where I’ve Been, and Where We’re Going

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Carson Field, 1919 [UC Libraries]

Hi.

My name is Spencer Tuckerman, but if you’re reading this, you probably know me as OhVarsity. For those of you who thought I was the alias of someone important: Ha, joke’s on you! I’m literally nobody!

I’ll make my introduction brief, because OhVarsity has never been about me. I, like many of you, am a UC alumnus. I left Clifton last year after studying Electronic Media and Journalism. (This explains my hard-hitting reporting.) I grew up in Cleveland, which explains two things: 1) Why I agressively tweeted my way through the first six NBA Finals games this year, much to the chagrin of many. 2) Why OhVarsity exists. 95% of my friends are from Cleveland, and are therefore Buckeye fans. Tweeting about the Bearcats was like whispering in a noisy room. I started OhVarsity with the hopes of finding a hundred people to chat UC with via Twitter. The stupid thing ran off the rails, and 1,800+ followers later, here we are.

My stupid, rambling tweeting has been way more entertaining to me than I deserve. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to respond to my A+ tweets. It sounds sappy, but OhVarsity would be nothing without all you idiots driving it. Keep up the banter.

At this point you’ve got to be wondering why I’m bothering to do this. In case you haven’t noticed, you’re reading this on the newest Bearcats blog. I write a lot, and I write about a lot of things. A few of those things even end up online. The problem is, I haven’t written about the Bearcats much recently. That sucks, because I love the Bearcats. Once upon a time in 2013 and 2014, I wrote for Cincy On The Prowl. That place is great, filled with a a lot of talented writers, and Chris did a heck of a job with it while he ran the show. He let me write a lot of stupid stuff. (One time I wrote about how getting wiped by SMU was a good thing.) I’d like to go back to writing while also having the ability to call my own shots and pick my own teammates.

UC actually has a pretty great blog community. Between podcasting, tweeting, and writing, Cincy On The Prowl, Down The Drive, and Bearcats Blog cover things like a blanket. Toss in local coverage from outlets like The Enquirer, and fans have a wide selection of places to get news and opinions. There’s not much more you can ask for as a fan of an athletic department that’s still trying to make it big. (#Big12Confirmed, though.)

OhVarsity.com is going to be a little different. I won’t explain this too much right now, because I hope it will start to make sense as the weeks go on. Look for something resembling my tweets but in blog form. There will be lots of hard-hitting #content, strong takes, some 🔥 petty posts, and probably a lot more Bearcats history than you’re used to. (The history part doesn’t fit well on Twitter, so I’m really excited to tear it up on here.) I’m not going to try to compete with blogs who know what they’re doing and have been doing it for years. I refuse to be the USF of the Bearcats Blogosphere.

Riding shotgun out of the gate will be Alex Apyan. If this site starts to take off, maybe I’ll expand again. If you all hate this website and tweet me stuff like “You suck, nerd” I’m probably just gonna delete it and act like none of this ever happened.

At this point, you’re probably thinking, “Goodness gracious, this stupid letter is eight times as long as it needs to be.” Preposterous. I’m not the type to run stuff into the ground or make a spectacle out of nothing.

Thanks for reading. Get ready to read some more.

WE DID IT!

––@spncrtckrmn