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buckeye_chick


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching us beat OJ and the Trojans in the 1969 Rose Bowl.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Jackets (I guess...)
  • NBA TEAM: Uh...
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew by default

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Feb 2015

When I realized who the new Browns owner was (Haslam), I knew they were in trouble. One of my brothers-in-law was the manager of a restaurant at a Flying J in Tennessee. One day he had a massive stroke at work and had to be airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital. It was touch-and-go for a while, but he pulled through. The day the hospital released him, his wife tried to get a prescription filled at a local pharmacy. They told her they didn't have insurance anymore. Turns out Flying J claimed he quit his job and therefore wasn't eligible for benefits. I guess he must have signed his letter of resignation just before he hit the floor, right? Anyway, I figured anyone that runs a business that way was a slimebag and had no clue how to treat fellow human beings.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

I think there's something in the water up there. It's not just ttun...lest we forget John L. Smith's time with Sparty and his meltdown after a game where he belted himself in the chops...

Comment 23 Feb 2015

I am also beginning to wonder whether his chronic pain is beginning to wear on him. It has been proven that dealing with chronic pain changes the brain and of course, the level of energy and intensity one has.

Comment 20 Feb 2015

You should have heard some of the kids whining (on the local news) about having to go to classes in the cold yesterday. The last time I was on campus in the winter, half the kids were walking around in flip-flops...in 20 degree weather! Put on some real shoes and get on with it.

And get off my lawn.

Comment 17 Feb 2015

I feel compelled to defend my degree (English). While there are those who attack others for every error (spelling, grammar, syntax, agreement), to me the problem has always been one of intent. Are you a non-native speaker? I have a mental block with mathematics; perhaps you have one with spelling? In those cases, I let things slide. What drives me insane is not can't but won't. Intellectual laziness. Can't be bothered to do it right, even though you know better. If you want to make yourself clearly understood, you must have a basic knowledge of the language in which you're trying to communicate. And it does matter.

It's the difference between helping your uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

Comment 16 Feb 2015

I was at the Rose Bowl when Tress scorched their feathers the last time. Lots of douchebag frat boy types with really stupid duck bills and duck feet that looked even more stupid when they lost. I went into that game without any strong anti-Oregon feelings, but after hearing their asinine insults hurled at everyone in scarlet, I was very happy to watch their destruction.

Comment 16 Feb 2015

The Urban Meyer hate spewing from Florida does indeed border on the psychotic. I think some of them honestly believe there was some CIA-inspired conspiracy to lure UFM away from Gainesville. There are also the "Saban got in Urban's head and ran him out of Florida" nuts. They really need some professional help.

Comment 15 Feb 2015

I loved her "I'm helping them become better men" line.

Comment 14 Feb 2015

I can't stand Hallmark holidays. I think it's asinine to sell to anyone that unless their significant other buys them overpriced, scentless roses or crappy candy that they don't love you. Just stupid. Wanna know what love is? I came down with shingles last weekend. I look awful (even more than usual), feel awful, in pain...you get the idea. My hubby (met at OSU in 1983) has run errands for me, made chicken soup for me, done laundry...all while also working his keister off at his business every day. That's love, fellas, and that's what any woman worth your love will know.

Climbing down off my soapbox now...

Comment 14 Feb 2015

I have fond memories of my little brother and me riding in the back seat of Dad's '67 Ford station wagon. After a while he'd had enough of our shenanigans and what we called "the fishing arm" would start. He really didn't care which one of us he whacked, just that one of us needed it. My brother and I would slide back and forth on those bench seats, trying to avoid his wrath. Eventually, though, I knew the fishing arm would not stop until it was appeased...so I would grab said brother and offer him up to the fishing arm. Good times! 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Perception is reality. This looks and sounds crappy. And you'd best believe other teams will mention it the next time they want a kid that we're after. Frankly, if deceiving teenagers is "big boy football" I think I'll just start going to Mount Union games.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I have no problem with Drayton leaving for the NFL; I thank him for his hard work here and wish him well. The part that makes us look bad is the timing. It makes it look like we promised Weber one thing, strung him along until we got a commitment, then changed the circumstances on him, knowing there was a good possibility the circumstances would change. Note I said look like, and that's the real problem here. Perception is reality, and the rest of the country (especially the Evil Empire up north) can spin this to make us look really, really bad. Look how Bobby Petrino's pulling of one scholarship has played out. I have confidence in Urban; I'm sure that he'll get a top RB coach here in no time. The problem is that this kind of thing looks bad, and other coaches will use it against us in the future.

Comment 03 Feb 2015

DJ, I loved the New Yorker essay. He's got 40 years on me, but I feel the same way sometimes. Nice to know that life can still be a positive, even with all the painful losses we'll endure (if we live long enough).

Comment 29 Jan 2015

If my kid was that good in both baseball and football...well, you know I love my football but I'd tell him to go MLB every time. More money and less damage to your body and brain. How many pro baseball retirees have cognitive dysfunction?

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I know the Brits have no clue what we see in "American football," just as I can't understand what they see in cricket. However...they do seem to have heard of Ohio State! Every time I've worn anything Buckeye in London, I've had people yell O-H at me, or been asked how the team's doing in a pub in Kensington. We are the world, indeed.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I was glad to see someone from the Cincy area come here, too. I have always been mystified by the hostility the Cincinnati area seems to have for their state's university. Is it all because of basketball? What gives?

Comment 19 Jan 2015

I saw an interesting study last year. Two groups of people went through an art gallery. One group was allowed to use their cell phone cameras; the other group was not. The group that took pictures remembered much less about what they had seen than the group that experienced the art and lived in the moment. Maybe we should take a few pics for posterity, then put down the phone and allow all our senses to inform our experiences.