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Buckeye-in-DC


Washington, DC (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: a few best moments: beating Criami for the title; being in the Shoe for the win over scUM in 06 (#1 v. #2) and for Braxton's coming out party in the win over Wisconsin in 2011

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Comment 12 Jul 2016

we need to know more about the context and circumstances surrounding each person's out of court statement.  technically speaking, McQueary's statement could be admissible as evidence if each of the original speaker's statements (Schiano and Bradley) were found to fall into one of the exceptions to the general rule against admitting hearsay as evidence.    

Comment 12 Jul 2016

this is why there is a general rule that hearsay (or in this case, double hearsay) is not admitted as evidence of the truth of the matter asserted: the original speaker(s) are not present and able to be cross-examined about their original statements.  

Comment 06 Jan 2016

BEB, i logged in just to upvote your comment!

(but great article too Ramzy!)

Comment 05 Nov 2015

I know haters are gonna hate, but this "Urban couldn't handle the SEC" meme really bugs the hell out of me.  Plus, it's completely unfounded given that Urban kicked the SEC's butt in numerous years and won two friggin national titles at Florida.  Had Urban "quit" the SEC having never won an SEC title or after having a losing record, then the meme might pass the laugh test.

Comment 04 Nov 2015

About 15 years ago, I was doing a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia as a post law school graduation trip.  While in Nha Trang, Vietnam, I was in a travel agency/tour guide office trying to change one of my flights, and I had to send a fax to the airline.

So I was trying to explain everything to the woman behind the counter at the travel agency, but she knew very little English.  Finally after several tries, she says, "ohhhhh, you want to fahk?? you want to fahk?!"  yeah, she was trying to say "you want to fax" but it kept coming out as "you want to f#@k?"   the expression on my face eventually helped her and her co-workers understand the miscommunication, and one of her colleagues walked over to her and whispered something in her ear.  she turned bright red and then everyone standing within earshot burst out laughing.  

i was bummed because i had thought i was going to get lucky that night...

Comment 12 Jun 2015

I neglected to mention that i too hate the usually lame atmosphere at the Shoe.  since 1999, i've flown or driven from NYC or DC to columbus for an average of 1 or 2 games per year.  over the last five or six years i am told at least once a game to sit down and be quiet (my seats are usually mediocre ones in C deck).  it kills me that people not only don't stand and don't cheer, but that when others do, they ask them to sit down and be quiet.  as others here have posted - those people should give up their tickets to people who will contribute something to game-day atmosphere, and the lamos should just watch at home...

Comment 12 Jun 2015

historical sin:  i left Ohio State law school after my 1L year, and transferred to. . . TTUN law.  so it's bad enough i bolted from OSU, but worse that i transferred to TTUN, and even worse that i have a diploma with a big M on it.  the transfer was, of course, purely a business decision (given SCUM law school's ranking at the time) though i felt incredibly guilty about it then and still to this day. 

for the record, i proudly wore scarlet & gray around campus and especially when OSU came to Ann Arbor during my third year of law school, AND i sat right in the middle of the student section for that ultimately-sucky game (November 97, Woodson's Heisman clinching game). 

further for the record, i do not hang my law degree on my wall at work.

more recent sin:  after the MSU and Clemson losses, then VaTech, i too wondered whether OSU had gotten a washed-up Urban.  maybe not washed up per se, but i feared that his new, less intense self -- per his agreement with this family -- didn't have the same juice as the 10000% all-in Urban that led to multiple Gator championships (and ultimately Urban's health/mind implosion).  happily, i was way off...

go bucks!

Comment 19 Mar 2015

i played four years of club level rugby at Ohio U when i was an undergrad there.  mind you, i'm 5'2" tall and was about 135lbs soaking wet.  but i started A-side for two-plus years and held my own against some haases, including a guy who (rumor had it) was a backup tailback for Miami (of Ohio).  okay, this post sounds lamer than i was hoping...

Comment 28 Feb 2015

i have two little kids now so binge watching is a thing of the past. 

however, before i had kids, i lived in a fifth floor walk-up in NYC.  i tore my ACL in 2008 and post surgery i was stuck on the couch and didn't leave my apartment for a week.  during that week, i watched all five seasons of the wire.  best. show. ever. though i barely remember the first few seasons due to the percoset (sp) and i was close to having bed/couch sores.

Comment 22 Feb 2015

wow, sounds good but i had a heart attack just reading about it!

Comment 12 Jan 2015

dude, you and OP can relax.  the outcome of the game always hinges on whether I, Buckeye-In-DC, am holding the remote in the correct position, in the correct hand.  so chill and leave the pressure to me!!

Comment 08 Jan 2015

a friend of mine who lives in Columbus leaves the stadium if it's close in the fourth quarter, but only for away games.  he was at the NCG against Criami in AZ and HE LEFT THE STADIUM IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AND DID NOT RETURN!!   he was not at the game against Bama this year, but will be in Dallas on Monday.  Here's hoping he doesn't have to leave the stadium.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

it's not a picture, but rather some new news (new to me, at least) that R-FR Michael Ferns is transferring from Michigan to WVA:

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2014/12/16/michigan-football-michael-ferns-transfer/20479627/

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Washington, DC here, since 2009.  Before that NYC from 1998 to 2009.  Spent a few years in (cough cough) for law school.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, went to Ohio U for undergrad.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

posted this in a different thread, realize it's relevant here too:

saw this gem on SBNation, where they flip-flopped OSU and Baylor because "the Buckeyes now have an immediate transitive loss to Wake Forest, maybe the country's worst power-conference team."  http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/11/23/7270227/bowl-projections-2014-college-football-playoff-predictions

I actually thought the article was joking until I realized it isn't.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

saw this gem on SBNation, where they flip-flopped OSU and Baylor because "the Buckeyes now have an immediate transitive loss to Wake Forest, maybe the country's worst power-conference team."  http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/11/23/7270227/bowl-projections-2014-college-football-playoff-predictions

I actually thought the article was joking until I realized it isn't.