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Urban, Buckeyes tackle ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — with a backhoe

Urban Meyer Ice Bucket

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge — an ingenious way to raise both money and awareness for the scourge that is Lou Gehrig’s Disease — is all the rage at the moment.

Personalities in and out of the sports world are challenged by others to have a bucket of ice-cold water dumped on their heads.  They then post the video on the Internet and challenge specific individuals or groups to do the same, and so on and so on and so on.

Wednesday night, Gigi Meyer, the daughter of Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, challenged her father and others to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Friday morning, the coach and some of his players took the challenge — and put their own unique twist on it.

Yes, that would be some type of backhoe/front-end loader piece of machinery.  No, it’s not having ice-cold water dropped on you from a helicopter while standing on a mountain, but it’s still not bad.

Next up in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, at least as far as the Buckeyes are concerned?  Ohio’s newly-favorite son (again) favorite son and Urban’s buddy LeBron James and former Ohio State great and Ohio high school football legend Chris Spielman.

Those two will certainly add to the donation total, as already more than $8 million has been raised during this worthy — and pretty damn cool — drive to fight ALS.

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5 Responses to “Urban, Buckeyes tackle ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — with a backhoe”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2014 3:00 PM

    Ok… the helicopter one with glacier water is freakin legit…..

    I mean Lebron is going to need to have a space shuttle dump Antarctic water from the ISS I think to beat that…..

  2. thraiderskin says: Aug 15, 2014 5:07 PM

    I sure hope this leads to some real answers for this disease… its nice to see so many people take the challenge.

  3. dkhhuey says: Aug 15, 2014 6:14 PM

    Awesome – completely awesome! Nicely done guys!

    Alright Spielman and King James – step up boys – you’ve been challenged!

  4. sportsguy3434 says: Aug 15, 2014 7:43 PM

    Nice idea for the skid steer here. Helicopter was amazing. Not sure how you top that!

  5. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:10 AM

    @ John Taylor
    You should have included ESPN’s Robert Smith, Joey Galloway and Kirk Herbstreit. If they were to do this on TV it would help raise a lot of money. Maybe Fox would let Eddie George do the same.

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