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Findlay OH (via Cambridge OH)

Member since 01 February 2014 | Blog

Long time OSU fan-attended my first OSU football game which was against Michigan in 1982. Former season ticket holder for basketball way back in the Perry Carter/Treg Lee days. I go to basketball and football games now as budget and schedule permit. My daughter attends the same high school that Aaron Craft attended so we made it a point to see him play in person.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Anthony Carter get crunched in the 1982 Michigan game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Anyone who helps us beat Michigan
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Don't care about it-let Canada have it
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Why anyone cares is a mystery to me

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Oct 2015

117 FBS schools. The Ohio State University Buckeyes rank 99th out of those 117 schools in QB rating through the first 5 games of the year. I guess Urban owes none of us an explanation as to why he plays Cardale. But this statistic seems telling to me. But it seems we are getting to the point in the season where it is going to be too late to make a change at QB.

Comment 23 Sep 2015

Here is how I see it

1) JT was ahead of Cardale and thus the starter all of last season, 2) JT goes onto have a record breaking season surpassing all expectations, 3) JT gets hurt on what was a bad play call in my opinion and Cardale comes into take over a finely honed offensive machine (thanks to JT) and performs remarkably in leading the team to a league and national title, 4) Cardale somehow is determined to take over as starter before the start of this season, 5) Cardale cannot get the offense rolling after 3 games and is mediocre, 5) JT is rusty in his return, undoubtedly due to the layoff and maybe due to lack of reps with 1st team, 6) Cardale is still deemed better. How is this possible? Are we really to believe that 3 great games last year and 3 average at best games this year makes Cardale the starter over JT?

Is there something more? Please tell me what I am missing.

Comment 07 Aug 2015

I am sure that Aaron is going to make a nice amount of money playing in Hungary. No doubt a lot more than I will ever make annually. He is still young and if he wants to continue his basketball life by playing overseas, good for him. It would be a pretty neat experience to travel around Europe and experience the culture as a young man. Again, that is an opportunity that I never had and never will. I have changed my tune about what his future should hold. I tended to lean towards the opinion that he should just go to med school and forget ball. But he gets to do what he apparently loves and have some great life experiences while at the same time making a nice living. I would hate to see him do anything that would jeopardize or negate his obvious long term career plan of going to med school and being a doctor. But for the time being, it is a good plan.

Comment 18 Jul 2015

With a kid attending the same high school where he went and being a huge Aaron Craft fan, I would love to see him get the chance to play in the NBA. The realist and long-term thinker in me says that he might be better off to make a few bucks playing in Europe and then go to med school.

Comment 11 Jul 2015

Best tickets I ever had to Ohio Stadium in 1993 for the Penn State game-B deck under cover on about the 45 yard line during a wet and cold day. Got to see Big Daddy play along with others like Raymont Harris, Bobby Hoying (who QB platooned with Brett Powers at that time), Joey Galloway, etc. That was a long time ago and I felt sure that we would throttle a certain team that year.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

This is not a Buckeye mock of the Stars and Bars because the Stars and Bars did not look like this. The Stars and Bars was a white horizontal bar sandwiched between 2 red horizontal bars with a blue canton in the left corner with a circle of 13 white stars. This is a mock of what is more commonly referred to as the Confederate Battle Flag.

Comment 31 May 2015

Urban has a huge task in front of him. In a way this could be harder than having to replace 2 QB's last season.

He has a 2x league MVP, the quarterback of the future who put up a great season in his first year as a starter, and a talented freak of nature who came up huge out of nowhere 3x to lead the team to a national title. I think that one can have loyalties to all 3 and make a strong case for either one to be the starting QB to start the season.

The biggest issue is health during camp. If all 3 were healthy, to me it is still a battle between JT and Braxton. No one can take away from Cardale what he did for 3 big games at the end of last season. But to my mind, he lost the starting job after Braxton went down last year for a reason. JT proved himself over the course of an entire season and while we will never know if he would have led the team to a national title, he gets the benefit of the doubt over Cardale in my thinking based on what he did for a full season.

Urban is the luckiest coach in the nation to be in this situation. But his task isn't easy. Having 2 QB's who can make a legitimate case to be the starter is one thing. To have 3 is daunting.

Comment 23 May 2015

Don't kid yourself. The NCAA is not going to do anything close to the death penalty to an iconic basketball program like UNC.

And can anyone explain why the ram or goat mascot has anything to do with Tarheels? I get the basics of the suspected origins of the tarheel moniker which some say dates back to Revolutionary War times or at least to the Civil War. But the animal thing just doesn't make any sense. In any case I would love it if UNC comes out as the goat in all of this.

Comment 16 May 2015

I applaud a strong non-conference schedule change. I can see the merits of prepping the young team for a tough B1G schedule.

But in a way the timing seems a bit odd to me. Stronger teams have had lots of pre conference schedule soft foods while this team will seemingly go heavy on the meat.

Comment 03 May 2015

I am fairly neutral on Thad Matta. I understand the complaints of some folks at times but at the same time one simply cannot argue with the B1G titles, the 4 straight Sweet 16's, and 2 Final 4's. The other thing that is indisputable is that to date there hasn't been any one sniffing around finding impropriety with the basketball program. There is a lot to be said for integrity. Plus, for those who want his head, whom do you suggest as his replacement?