So much in life is dependent on timing. You can do everything right, put in all the work, and still get screwed by the way the timing works out. So here’s a quick shoutout to the professional athletes in Ohio teams who are stars in their own right, but were never awarded a national title.
I relied heavily on my Cannon colleagues when gathering these suggestions, because I won’t for one second pretend to be an authority on professional sports outside of my Columbus teams and the NHL. I would also love to know what you guys are thinking - sound off in the comments if there’s anyone not mentioned here on this list that you feel should be noted!
Another question to consider: if we could hypothetically gather these athletes into a team, what sport would they play?
- Rick Nash (Blue Jackets, 2002-2012)
- Federico Higuaín (Columbus Crew, 2012-2020)
- Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds, 2007-2019)
- Joe Thomas (Cleveland Browns, 2007-2017)
- Jim Thome (Cleveland Indians, 1991-2002)
- Mark Price (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1986-1999)
- Anthony Muñoz (Cincinnati Bengals, 1980-1992)
Add your suggestions in the comments below!