Some people turn to comfort food to soothe a broken heart after a big disappointment. But after the Ohio State Buckeyes' devastating 41-14 loss in the National Championship game, Mary Jo Weilnau couldn't eat anything, not even her specialty buckeyes, naturally.
Weilnau, a second-grade teacher who has been at Maplehurst Elementary since 1989, is as big a fan of the Buckeyes as she is of buckeyes. An OSU graduate, she was hooked long before she could call herself an alumna. Four of her five siblings are OSU grads as well, and one of her brothers got her tickets to see the 1960s Buckeye basketball team, featuring Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek and Bob Knight.