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OSU 1990-1, 1992-1996, graduated English BA in honors with distinction. After working in publishing, IT, and business consulting I'm going back to graduate school in the Theater Dept. to finish my thesis on Shakespeare.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: how could you pick the best? Holy Buckeye, The Catch, Bosa's walk off sack. But right now, it's "nobody in college football hits like that."
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals, unfortunately
  • NHL TEAM: Minnesota Wrecking Crew, maybe the Road Warriors
  • NBA TEAM: I live in AZ now, so I watch the Suns
  • MLB TEAM: Reds, I guess
  • SOCCER TEAM: what?!? man up!

Recent Activity

Comment 12 hours ago

I have to watch that Rickey Dudley catch every once in awhile too; in 25 years as a buckeye fan (I was a frosh in 1990) that '94 game against PSU is the only tOSU game I have ever stopped watching. 

I rewatch Dudley's catch, 313, and Terry Glenn's TD against ND every couple of months... :)

Comment 12 hours ago

Justin left when RichRod came in; can you blame him? The guy looks like a genius now. 

I've said before (and I'm sure will again), it almost won't feel right when there isn't a Boren on the team anymore. Each one of them is tough as nails and brought a kind of meanness to the team that is necessary. Look how Zach handled his position change or Jacoby his injury on the goal line. They are all bad @$$.

Comment 23 hours ago

It could be a publicity stunt to get attention

still, you never know. I agree with others; if we see him at FNL that would be a big deal

Comment 04 Jul 2015

I agree; he's the best of them. But I don't think because of his stats; they are useful, but the most important thing is he watches all of the games.

We get a lot of commentary from "experts" who maybe only watch Ohio State play once or twice a year until bowl season. Then they make a lot of idiot comments. Steele protects himself from that by doing his homework and by watching all the games.

Comment 04 Jul 2015

meh. The official commissariat make a big deal of how Oregon likes to get out in front; they're higher on the list and also lost two games--one of which you probably saw.  ;) There are a lot of "high octane" offenses now that don't play defense. Baylor is the same; score a lot of points and try to stay ahead of the other team. We were like that two years ago and then lost our two most important games (MSU and Clemson). 

We were behind 21 and beat bama; i don't see why this stat would be very important. All it basically says is that an offense can score points in bunches; that's great, but to be elite you also have to stop other teams from doing the same. That's why I (and many others) fearlessly predicted us to whoop Oregon. They only have 1/2 of a elite team. Bama and Ohio State were around the top 10 also in defense; FSU and Oregon were in the mid-50s. It's a no-contest. 

Comment 03 Jul 2015

Besides the fact that there haven't been a lot of big-time tackles coming out of Ohio recently, I'm at a loss as well. The only theory I have is that the coaches got a little bit excited and recruited the best in the country last year... and missed on all of them. Maybe if they had looked for a few less profile kids it might have turned out better. Super lucky the one Ohio kid flipped, or we really be looking at a problem. 

We need some more DTs in the pipe; Gary still doesn't look realistic, maybe there's chance at Lawrence... i think the coaches will know better after FNL where they stand; it might be time for plan B after that. 

Comment 03 Jul 2015

The winning bet on that list is Minny. Sure, they'll take a step back, but that prediction has them tanking. Kill is too good a coach for that.

I smell a B1g COY award being set up... Getting to 8 wins ought to do it  ;)

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Looks like his All-B1g selections got him pretty high on the list; i would expect from here on out there will be a lot of All-B1g and All-Americans

Comment 02 Jul 2015

You're welcome.

i thought so. As I've said here before, barring changes the best predictor of future performance is past performance. Hairball has an established pattern; I don't know what would be different about the Michigan job to expect any differences. If he wins some titles, UM fans might give him a pass. But he historically starts out slow. So he'll start to turn things about, but won't give anyone enough of a reason to want to see him stay before people get tired of his antics. 

About 4-5 years sounds right. 

Comment 01 Jul 2015

I think this is slow news day story; I read fairly recently that the Big 12 made a ton of tv money last year. If they're making money, they don't need to go anywhere.

The problem for them is finding a few more teams to get a championship game without watering down the product. After the Pac12 and B1g grabs and ND aligning with the ACC, the shelf looks a little bare...

Comment 01 Jul 2015

I used to have that photo of Katzenmoyer wearing the (now illegal) mirrored visor on my desktop, and I put it all over my webpage at the time.

Anybody who experienced getting Biakabatukka'ed should understand how important Katzenmoyer was. He just simply put an end to that sh!t, and I'll forever be grateful (even if he never acknowledges my existence ;) We still lost some games we should not have lost during the Cooper years, but never by letting an opposing RB run for 300+ yards against us.

45 4 life...

Comment 01 Jul 2015

If you want to listen to Keels instead of a bunch of other guys; click the link after this one. or click here:


Comment 01 Jul 2015

I was expecting bad answers or him to take his shirt off or something. Maybe ask Cowherd to get in a 3 pt stance? 

It was a bad interview, but it seemed like maybe Hairball just didn't want to be there or was expecting something else (who knows what). Or maybe he had heard something and was just being guarded. It really seemed like Cowherd was trying to give him a chance; he kept trying to attribute Hairball's non-answers to his "intensity."

Anyway, giving great interviews is something we appreciate now after listening to the Senator non-answer questions for years. A guy can be a sh!tty interview and still coach. 

That being said, I do think I understand better now why Hairball does not have a great reputation as a recruiter ;)