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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 09 Nov 2016

Technically, it's a burgee not a flag, and that is exactly what makes it great. The shape was picked to signify that we were a "state" as part of The United States, and not greater than the whole. Because of that decision, the Ohio burgee is a singular and unique representation of a singular and unique place.

Comment 19 Oct 2016

Correct me if I'm wrong, but 1) we will be wearing our away (Silver/White) uniforms and State Pen will be wearing home blues... so the crowd will be looking more like us than them, and 2) blood shows up really well on white. Pretty sure I got that right on both counts. Go ahead Nifty Lion fan, have that white out, cause these young Buckeyes will be coming 100mph down hill over that white stuff, and your team! 

Comment 18 Oct 2016

I ate no less than 100 gyros while living in the Iuka triangle. I hope that business never closes.

Amen to that brother. I too lived near there (Norwich & 4th) for a year and a half, and I gotta say, BEST GYRO I HAVE EVER HAD!  Of course, my memories are clouded a bit by some sort of fermented barley/hops residue I always seemed to have while eating those, but I gotta say, 100 gyros is barely enough to put on the freshman 15, let alone the sophomore sasquatch. 2 gyros per visit, every time I went drinking on High Street and... well, let's just say I am currently not so svelt thanks in no small part to Buckeye Donuts!