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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 1 hour ago

I just hope he's reconsidered this...

"Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I've always looked up to Mike Vick, and I always will."

Comment 03 May 2015

I'd rather see Burger King than Don King. That jackass ruined boxing forever.

And Mayweather may be the best fighter of this decade, but Ali in his prime would have introduced him to the mat.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I had the good fortune of being assigned season tickets right beside Hamish Fraser and family one year. I think it was a year or two after Simon left. A terrific family...we had a great time that year...

Comment 19 Apr 2015

You have a great point; there were lots of kids there yesterday, which is a good thing for all. However, I disagree with your figure of $400+ for a regular season experience. I am a long-time season ticket holder. In 9 out of 10 years, I have a hard time even giving away non-conference tickets. No one wants to go through the hassle of driving to the area, parking ($10 at West Campus), and hoofing it to the game when they can sit in their living room and watch it on TV. How can a family have the experience of a home football game? 

One: Pick a game where the opponent is out-of-state and non-B1G. (I'm talking directional Michigans or Troy.)

Two: if you can't find decently priced tickets in the usual secondary marketplaces prior to the game, just go to the Shoe 1 to 2 hours prior to kickoff. Scalpers get more desperate the closer to kickoff it gets. I've seen tickets go for as little as $10 each.

Three: Eat before you go. If it's hot out, you may want to have a $20 in your pocket for some bottled waters, but if your metabolism is such that you can't go four hours without eating, hide something (a bag of peanuts, perhaps) in your sock under your pants leg. It's how I get airplane bottles of my favorite spirits in.

It won't cost you much more than going to the movies, and it will be cheaper by far than Kings Island!

Comment 17 Apr 2015

Was anyone else kinda creeped out by the Gorton's fisherman ogling the little girl next to him? Ewwwww...

When I lived in Seattle in the 90s, Sizzlers were ubiquitous. One time was enough for me...

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Anyone know Johnnie Dixon's status? He was so highly recruited, and I was hoping he could at least compete at WR.

Frankly, since the NCAA caved and gave JoePa his wins back, I think Bowden should get his wins back. Bowden did some shady stuff, but no one ever got hurt. 

Comment 12 Apr 2015

The piece by the high school teacher was jaw-droppingly amazing. I hope that his experience is an anomaly (certainly the addicted-to-just-about-everything part), but my rational side tells me it's probably more common than not.

I know that every generation bitches about how uninformed/uneducated/apathetic the next one is. However, I must confess that lately I have been thankful that I'm so old that I'll be dead and thus won't be around for the inevitable epic collapse that's coming.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

I think the "run from us" is more a basketball thing from Cincy. They've wanted our b-ball team down there for the longest.

I loved the Reds back in the day. (Yes, I'm old enough to remember the Big Red Machine days, and I think Pete Rose should be in the damn HOF already.) I don't hate other Ohio schools. I think Cincinnati's OSU hate borders on psychotic.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I hate to give Hairball any credit, but it looks like he jumped on a ridiculous decree handed down by the King of the Dump up north:

http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/university-of-michigan-coach-harbaugh-to-screen-american-sniper

Update: I guess someone up north decided that Dog Turd U is, sadly, part of America and their students have the same rights as everyone else to see a damn movie if they want to. Sheesh.

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Agreed...though I might have a problem if Kentucky played France...

Comment 27 Mar 2015

Dontcha be hatin' on my woman Stevie! She is an amazing chick. She recently got an award from the USO. She holds the USO record for number of hours in a five-year period spent with combat-injured veterans:

http://tinyurl.com/o7fvkky

I say...keep on twirling, honey!

Comment 26 Mar 2015

To me, the most interesting part of this whole thing is: why do some people have many concussions with no ill effects later, while others seem to have terrible effects from just one (or even, seemingly, from head hits that don't even test out as a concussion)? That's the big mystery. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Calipari is a scumbag. The only coach to have Final Four appearances vacated at more than one school (Memphis and UMass). Guys who would start anywhere else in the country are clamoring to sit on his bench...and there's nothing funny going on? Nope, can't buy it. Hope KY crashes.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

There is a sizable contingent of Buckeye fans who truly believe Saint Tressel fell on his sword to protect Smith and/or Gee. (From what exactly, they can't really say.) I think that's where a lot of the animus for Smith comes from.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

I love me some Skyline. Of course, I used to make make my drinking money by eating baby food (yep, some people will bet on anything)....

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Seems that a lot of people in this country think food=love. Apparently, the dog's owners were elderly and pretty much ignored him whenever they weren't feeding him White Castles and Cheetos. They can't say no, to their pets or their kids. My late brother-in-law worked as a respiratory therapist at OSU. He would tell me stories all the time about parents who had obese kids who had trouble breathing. When told in no uncertain terms that their child would die if they didn't change their lifestyle, the parents said things like "if my boy wants gravy, he's gonna get gravy. Whatever my boy wants, he gets." Including heart failure, I guess.

Comment 14 Mar 2015

I still think Matta's disability is getting worse and affecting his coaching. The pain that man is in every day is apparent to anyone who's ever been in the same boat. And if you read the Dispatch article on his historic win, he credited his wife and daughter who, in addition to giving him love and support, have to take his shoes and socks off for him because he can't do it himself anymore. With the right assistants, I think he could still be effective. But it is obvious that he doesn't have that anymore. (Frankly, this team hasn't been mentally or physically tough since Chris Jent left.)

I think he's a hell of a human being, and I admire his tenacity. I just don't think he's got enough left in the tank to lead a big-time bball team.

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Well, according to the Dispatch, he didn't shave after the Wisky butt-kicking but was going to after we beat Minny. Sam Thompson requested he keep the stubble.

At this point, I think that Matta would fling just about anything against the wall in hopes something would stick.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

This basketball team has been a real disappointment. How much falls on Matta? We have had two subpar seasons in a row...is this the beginning of a long-term decline?

I admit that, even though I've been watching b-ball for many years now, I don't know a lot about it, so I defer to the experts here.

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.