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Buckeye BadDog


Naples, Florida (via Columbus, Ohio)

Member since 17 July 2014 | Blog

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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.

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  • 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 11 Mar 2015

This was my reaction when I witnessed the 85 yard run through the heart of Alabama live...

and this is how I get every time I watch it again...

Comment 27 Feb 2015

Sorry... call me an idealist, but I just think awards (like Conference Winner, National Titles - and COY) should be given to those who have earned it. No one has stated "would Joey Bosa rather have a National Title or be an All American" because that would be a false dichotomy - because he EARNED both. The fact that so many people other than Ohio State fans are making statements like Gruden's makes my point.  There is no reason why there needs to be a choice between National Champions or COY - because Urban Meyer earned both.

Comment 27 Feb 2015

As a transplant down here in FLA, I have become more than lukewarm Tampa Bay and Dolphins fan (mainly because years ago I saw the futility of trying to remain a Frowns or Bungles fan). As such, my support for the Bucs was solidified when they won the Super bowl just weeks after the Buckeyes beat the U... and I have loved Gruden ever since. And I think by general acknowledgement of his peers he is one of the better judges of QB talent, so this pronouncement is coming from a position of accreditation. I just wish the B1G (and NCAA, ESPN, AP, et al) COTY awards committee was made of of people with similar accreditation and not a bunch of Mark May wanabes.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

For the past 40 years we have been like a very good Chemistry teacher. Last year we evolved into... well, Wisky knows. We didn't tell Wisky (or Bama, or the Ducks) who we are now... but now they know our name - and they FEAR US.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

While John Bacon unironically compared Harbaugh's hiring to V-J day, I on the otherhand - and totally ironically - compared Harbaugh's hiring to VaJayJay day.

Comment 11 Feb 2015

I've used this before and I'm sure I'll have plenty of opportunities to use it again before the end of the year... it's just too true not to use:

Comment 11 Feb 2015

My older sister is a huge Brown's fan (that's her fandom that is huge not her ass...well her ass is kinda... oh, you get the idea) and at first, wanting payback for all the torture I endured as a little brother, the schadenfreude of the Brown's perpetual ineptitude was great theater for me. Now though, it has been going on so long that I am really starting to pity her. And since we are now both much older I'm starting to worry that she'll either die of old age before they get to let alone win a Super bowl, or she'll die of heart failure if they ever actually do get there.