So, if you were following my previous thread, I was desparately looking for a large "1942" shirt that Nike had produced a few years back. Unfortunately, I never found one, but did order an XL off of the OSU athletic website.
Today, I had the honor to give it to the man it was designed after, Chuck Csuri.
For those of you who don't know who Chuck is, he was a captain of the first Ohio State national championship team in 1942. He then went off to World War II where he was awarded the bronze star. He also pretty much started the graphic animation that you see now. One of his students is the VP of a little company called Pixar.
He's now 90 and one of six members still alive from the 1942 team. My dad and I sat down with him for lunch at Easy Living Deli(Vlade Janakievski's place) just to be able to talk to him about a little of everything.
The things this man has acheived in his 90 years is amazing. We discussed a very wide variety of topics from the Penn State state of affairs, to Tressel, the current state of college football, graphic animation and design and his time in the war.
Before two weeks ago, I never even knew the name Charles "Chuck" Csuri. After sitting down with him for 40 minutes, I feel that it's someone every should know. I've attached a few articles about him.
I also wanted to extend a thanks to everyone who helped try to find me a large 1942 shirt. There were few and far between. He appreciated the XL though.
At about the three minute mark: