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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.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Miracle on Ice - which occurred on my birthday, 1980
  • NFL TEAM: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

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. 

Comment 06 Nov 2015

On the question of JTB's captaincy, let me give an example. Not to give too much away, but In my fraternity initiation (like many) there is a part where the initiate makes a "mistake" that would reflect very badly on the the entire organization. The judgement of the initiate's action are not based on that mistake, but on what he does after that mistake. The lesson is that we are all human and will all - at one time or another in our lives - make a mistake that will have very real and maybe even very bad consequences for our company/family/organization. The true judge of a person's character is not tested in perfection, but in the crucible of imperfection. I cannot say why Coach did not remove JT as captain, but it is possible  -  knowing what little I do of his character and leadership - that JT fell on his sword and offered to give up said captaincy. As a leader (coach), THAT is the only thing that would have kept me from removing him as captain - a real life demonstration of a man putting the well being of his team above his own. 

Great leaders are not perfect, but they are (or should be) selfless - putting the welfare of the team/group/unit over their own, even if that means the team/group/unit progresses without them. I fell like I am channeling Woody here... a great leader doesn't care who gets credit as long as the team has great success.

Comment 07 Sep 2015

You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, you don't pull down the mask of the ol` Lone Ranger and you don't mess around with...

Urban... and the Undisputed National Champions hell bent on erasing the only blemish on an otherwise perfect season.

Oooh. Bad things are gonna happen to you tonight.