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Buckeye BadDog


Naples, Florida (via Columbus, Ohio)

Member since 17 July 2014 | Blog

I was born on campus - at the Ohio State Hospital - and grew up just outside of Columbus near New Rome (Lincoln Village). I graduated from Westland HS in 1979, lived in a house at Norwich & Fourth for a while (Just a short walk down Iuka Ave to the Oval and the center of the Universe), and then moved to Naples, Florida in 1983. I have been down here ever since, but while I am out of Ohio, Ohio has NEVER been out of me. I have a "Buckeye" room in my house where my Godson slept whenever he came to stay with us - which worked because he is almost as big a Buckeye fan as I am. As a matter of fact, as Carlo Hyde came off the field in his last game at Naples HS, my Godson gave him his prized Buckeye nut and told him that it was great that he was going to be a Buckeye soon.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Miracle on Ice - which occurred on my birthday, 1980
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Apr 2016

I agree. As much as I would like to blame Harbaugh for this, I can't. Face it guys, he is trying  - sometimes desperately - to compete with us, THE premiere college football program in the nation. I really can't blame if for trying anything within the rules, can you? And while I never want to lose to TTUN, I do miss the days when they were more competitive. I came of age during the 10 Years War <removes hat, bows head)> and that was what cemented that rivalry as the best in the country - as THE GAME. I want TTUN to be better, great in fact - undefeated and ranked #1 in the country - when we kick their asses. Not some shlub 6-4 or 7-3 team. Where is the fun in beating a team that the best they could hope for was the Outback or Meineke Car Care Bowl?

No, the real blame here belongs to the programs and coaches that complained to the NCAA to get this rule changed. The SEC and ACC schools. The programs at these schools, like our own beloved Buckeyes, generate a sh*t load of $ from football, and they are trying to protect that.

So the question is why are they in a "protect" mode while Urban, Dantonio, Harbaugh and other B1G coaches are not? It's because they are afraid. You go on the defensive when you are being attacked and are AFRAID of the ones doing the attacking. They are deathly afraid that the B1G (led by Ohio State) may have turned a corner. The last thing the SEC, ACC and Pac12 wants is a resurgent B1G. Alabama didn't like getting punched in the nose in the Natty, and neither did any of the teams that can't seem to beat Bama. And they all know they got really lucky that MSU kick sailed through the uprights last year, or else they bay have been just as bloodied last year as they were year before.

Comment 12 Apr 2016

I signed the petition and included this comment...

I want all kids - not just 5 star recruits - to get a chance to be seen by as many coaches as possible with the least time and money expense to THE KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS. This is the most idiotic rule change I have ever heard of. Who does this change benefit? Certainly not the student/athlete. It seems to me this change only benefits coaches at big-time programs making millions of dollars. Is that what the NCAA is now? A protection racket for big money coaches?

Comment 07 Apr 2016

That may not be until summer workouts begin in June or it may take until fall camp rolls around in August. That’s where the difference lies right now between the 2014 team and this 2016 one. Meyer saw players establish themselves around this time two years ago.

Coach Meyer may not be saying it, but I know that I have a similar feeling as I did before the 2014 season. The feeling that something special is happening just out of our view. There is just too much talent on this team for it not to surface. The character of the team will also be tested early this year. Perhaps that crucible will transform this collection of puppies into a pack of vicious wolves. I can't wait to find out!

Comment 23 Mar 2016

Plus it has the added benefit of making "Sleepover" Harbaugh's comments look like they came from a petulant, prepubescent teen... which isn't really all that difficult, I know, but I still like it.

Comment 03 Feb 2016
I would say that unless Rashan Gary or Derrick Brown sign with ALA, FSU, Ol`Miss or LSU, Urban F (as in F*** Yea!). Meyer will have his first #1 recruiting class. That should scare the crap out of every other football program in the country... just look what he has done with lesser (albeit not by much) classes.

Man, it sure is good to be a Buckeye fan these days!

Comment 19 Jan 2016

Keep grinding, young man. There have been plenty of 3 star rated high-school football players come into the Ohio State program that left as 5 star individuals - most as a matter of fact, with one of the more notable just going Pro this year - whether that be in football or just life. You have made a fine choice. Keep thinking of yourself as an underdog and working as hard as you can and the rewards will last a lifetime. Ohio State fans LOVE underdogs!

Comment 12 Jan 2016

Yes... Alabama won the games they needed to claim the championship, but can they truly wear the "undisputed" crown as well as we did last year? You know that Satan Saban, deep in the recesses of the charred black lump of coal that is his heart, wishes that his team could have played the defending Champions to erase all doubt. And there will forevermore be doubt Little Nicky... forevermore.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

Just for one play I would love to see JT and Braxton in the backfield with Cardale lined up as TE and Jalin in the slot. The Sparty defense would have nightmares for weeks over that alignment... not to mention what it would do to the coaches at TTUN.