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AAStagg 12th Warrior

Rural Maryland (via Columbus, Ohio -- the heart of America)

Member since 06 June 2012 | Blog

Been attending Buckeye games since 1954. College football is the greatest game ever invented. The NFL merely capitalized on the fame of the great college players it recruited to Play-for-Pay. Not anti-NFL really, just know that college teams are way more fun to watch and its players, way easier to cheer for.

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Comment 30 Mar 2016

One of the best things about his recent concerts is the team of back-up musicians he uses on stage.  As you'd expect, anyone Eric picks to play at one of his concerts is a virtuoso in their own right.  So your evening is spent hearing a band of rock Yo-yo Mas strutting their stuff behind Slowhand.  It's always a jaw-dropping experience.

Comment 15 Oct 2015

Doing a lame Oregon impersonation by wearing different uniforms for a semi-big game is beneath tOSU.  Buckeyes don't need gimmicks to win Saturday night B1G games in the 'Shoe.  Of all the great Buckeye games I watched our guys win since 1955, I don't remember any made memorable by the uniforms.  [I'm aware I'm an old fart who's out of touch with 140-character football 'thinking']   And if, God forbid, we lose Saturday night, those uniforms will become memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Friday Night Lights -- wonderful addition to the traditions.  Saturday Night Darks -- sounds like a laundromat promo.  Alas.  Go Bucks!

Comment 13 Oct 2015

"LeBron James totally would've went to Ohio State if he were forced into college."

If he had GONE to Ohio State he would have taken an English class and learned that "went" never goes with "have".  It's "would have gone" to Ohio State.  This is perhaps the most common Ohio malapropism and I'm on a crusade to eradicate it.

I love you DJ, but buy an elements of style guide.

Comment 13 Sep 2015

Uniform question -- been a lo-o-o-ong time since I've worn one.  What are the thin bands many players wear on their legs, just below their knees, and arms, just above their elbows?  Seems they're mainly worn by the skill guys, but they look too thin and flimsy to provide support or to catch sweat.  What are they for?  Somebody help an old man please.

Comment 10 Sep 2015

As someone whose mental health can't be labeled pristine, this message hit a chord with me.

Me too.  But I'll tell you what, DJ Byrnes.    If you ever even think of hurting yourself, I'll drive back to Ohio and beat the crap out of you.  God put you here to write for the rest who can't.  You have a gift that I open every morning of my life.  Your writing is pristine.  Don't ever forget that.