In Jimmy Crum's heyday, the common catch phrase among great sportscasters like Jimmy was, 'let's go to the video-tape."
It's because video was new in the 70's and it allowed for sports fans to see hilites or soundbites from their favorite athletes and coaches faster than ever before.
Technology has brought us along way since the 70's. Sportscasters don't say "let's go to the viedo tape" anymore. In fact video tape as we knew it then is rarely used anymore.
Football coaches used to say they watched hours of film on an upcoming opponent. Athletes still say they spend a lot of time in the "film" room but I would bet not a single player on Ohio State's roster has watched on second of actual film.
Coaches and athletes watched "video" for awhile but technology has blown video out the door too. You can find the tape machines out by the dumpsters next to the unversal gyms and single bar football helmets.
We all live in a digital world. "video" of everything from Uncle Charlie's rainbow trout caught in Montana 5 minutes ago to Hannah Montana's bump with the law in Hollywood 30 seconds ago is available online and on your phone provided you're in a hot spot.
So why, a week after Carlos Hyde had his less that sweet moment in Sugar Bar II are we still waiting to Urban Meyer to tell us he's seen the video of the event and is prepared to act accordingly.
All sports have instant replay in their game telecasts. Almost every sport has instant video review which settles disputes as benign as where a ball should be spotted or whether a shot was a two or a thre pointer.
Why are we all hanging on the world's longest video review to determine whether or not Hyde did something wrong?
The people at the Sugar Bar have seen it. We know Mindy Drayer at NBC4 has seen it.
Has Urban Meyer seen it? Carlos Hyde? Hyde's attorney?
Facebook and Twitter are filled with every kid of video you could hope to find.
Almost everyone with a full-time job has some type of smart phone that supports video.
I'm guessing a football coach pulling in $4 million a year would have a pretty smart phone.
If not, he definitely has an entire video department at his disposal that can edit a 4 quarter football came into 100 specific game situations faster than a chef at a Japanese steakhouse can slice your steak and shrimp. Pretty sure he could handle a three minute security cam video.
Let's go to the video tape and put this latest Ohio State controversy to rest one way or the other.