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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 16 Oct 2016

Every year it is the same story with the TE position, going well back to the Tressel days. The pre-season script seems to be that the TE is going to get some looks and then ends up being essentially a 6th offensive lineman. I get it, the TE isn't going to catch 50 balls a year in this offense. But if I was a prize TE recruit, I would not go to Ohio State at this point.

Baugh made that great catch in the first half and then that was it. I think they tried to throw to him only one other time that I can recall. I can't help but think that a TE threat would only help what is looking like a very ordinary passing game at this point.

Comment 16 Oct 2016

With the success of the jet sweep with Peavey, I was a little shocked that UW didn't do something play action off that. The DB's were  more aggressive in the second half in stopping that play, especially Malik Hooker. Seems like they could have gone down field with some biting DB's. 

Not to be critical, but what has happened to Raekwon McMillan? With my inexpert eye, I noticed him seeming to be out of position away from the ball a lot. And I think I only heard his name called once during the game. And Damon Webb? He seemed to have quite a bit of coverage problems.

I came away from this game thinking there are some issues with the defense even though they gave up less than half the amount of yards in the second half that they did in the first half.

Comment 10 Oct 2016

I don't have fond memories of Madison night games. In 2010, I got disgusted and went outside to play Ghost in the Graveyard with my daughter and her friend. I ended up tearing my Achilles and it hasn't been quite the same since. I blame Jim Tressel for losing that game with a better team and my lifelong injury. I don't need a repeat injury at my age 5 years later.

Comment 18 Sep 2016

Eleven penalties is a lot. Two delay of game calls right after taking possession after a kickoff is inexcusable and should never happen. But the worst one was the unsportsmanlike call after the kickoff that went out of bounds giving the Sooners the ball at midfield. That was two penalties in one play. Things like that can be huge in tight games.  

Comment 04 Sep 2016

As I watched Mike Weber, he reminded me quite a bit of a guy by the name of Emmitt Smith. I noticed his ability to shift directions and he has great footwork in the hole. He has speed, but he isn't what I would call blazing fast. And he got some tough yards. I am not saying he is the next Emmitt Smith, he just had some of his characteristics, I thought.

As alluded to earlier, BGSU missed several pretty open looks especially on some slants where even Conley was beat a time or two. A better team would have made more plays against the defense. Sprinkle going down is a huge blow. Next man up.

Comment 18 Aug 2016

Even with the end of season tragedies against UM and bowl games earning him a combined record of 5-18-1, Cooper still won 111 games in 13 seasons. If Cooper would have broke even in those games he would have had 123 wins, probably a national title, and the gratitude of Ohio State fans.

I think of some great teams and talent and a few big wins, but what I think of most and what will be with me to my dying day(or at least until senility sets in) is 2-10-1 and 3-8. How did he last so long?

Comment 14 Aug 2016

He showed the big arm, something that we were used to seeing.

He looked further to his left and then came back to a receiver more in the middle of the field with a nice touch pass, something that we didn't always see at Ohio State.

I hope he accomplishes great things in the NFL. I am most impressed with Rex Ryan talking about his work ethic and how sharp he is mentally. Cardale has come a long way, hasn't he?

Comment 13 Aug 2016

I was in the Shoe for the Illinois game trying to impress a date whom I eventually ended up marrying. Got tickets on the 15  yard line on the Illini side of the field. They played awful.The Illini had two dominant defenders in Simeon Rice and Kevin Hardy that wreaked havoc all day. We could not figure out how to block or stop them.

My wife said she was disturbed by my reaction during and after the game. My intensity almost scared her off. Guess I didn't try hard enough.

Comment 03 Aug 2016

UV for you as I had the same memory of the hit that White put on that Iowa WR. It about knocked him out too as I remember him laying there after the hit.

I actually graduated from the same high school (Cambridge) and the same year as Terry White (1983) and you are absolutely right about his nickname being "Strawberry". Unfortunately, he ran into some problems at OSU, transferred to WVU, but never played a down there. He was a big time talent that might have made it at the next level had he not had some off the field issues.

Comment 31 Jul 2016

This was my first ever game to attend in person. It was rainy and cool. I still remember Anthony Carter getting whacked and coughing up the ball like it was yesterday. My other vivid memory is the student section passing a plastic blow up girl through the crowd. That was probably the best day of my life getting to see an OSU/UM game.

Comment 30 Jul 2016

I always called Earle the Doughboy.

9-3 became the expected result for Earle and Ohio State as it happened for 6 straight seasons from 1980-85. And Earle's record over 9 seasons was 81-26-1, almost an average record of 9-3. Somehow through all of that seeming mediocrity, Ohio State won outright or tied for the league title 4 times, finished 2nd twice, and had a winning record of 5-4 against UM. I believe Earle had the highest league winning percentage during his tenure. But there were no Rose Bowl wins which was a measuring stick in those days and Ohio State finished outside the Top 10 rankings in 6 of Earle's 9 years.

I know a lot of people outside of OSU circles couldn't believe the firing given the record but fans were just irate. The games that Ohio State lost and how they lost were just too much for the fans and administration to stomach. And the Iowa game in 1987 was too much for Ed Jennings to take.

Comment 02 Jul 2016

With ties to his high school in Hancock County, I am a big Aaron Craft fan. I have a picture of him with my daughter in my office from back in 2011 when he spoke at an FCA event. 

I cant fault anyone for chasing a dream and basketball has given him some great opportunities. Experiencing Hungary and playing overseas is something that very few people get to do. Even fewer play in the NBA. I hope he makes it.

But basketball also helped him earn a degree and the guy is very intelligent. Yes, he is still relatively young but med school takes some time. With a bright future ahead, I am hoping that if this Utah stint doesn't work that he moves on to medical school.

Comment 11 Jun 2016

That is kind of where I am at too Blu. Something just doesn't seem quite right to me about this.

Alcohol is a huge industry in this nation and I can support the right of individuals to consume these beverages even though I don't drink a drop. I realized that alcohol was a huge part of OSU games from the first time I attended one as a teen back in the 80's. It bothered me the most at the 99 Purdue game where I had to endure an inebriated fan hurling drunken obscenities at Drew Brees for the entire game. His right to consume alcohol should not have infringed on my right to enjoy the game with my wife without having to put up with such an idiot, especially when I was there supporting a mediocre team that year in the pouring rain.

I am sure that most drinking will still occur at pre and post game festivities. But my guess is that a lot of people are not going to think twice about throwing $9 at beer, especially on those occasions where the Bucks are tanking. Can you imagine how much beer people would have bought at last year's MSU debacle? That was ugly enough without the prospect of more booze flowing during the game.

Sorry but it just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

Comment 05 Jun 2016

A kid who wants to stay close to his family and roots, a kid who apparently values the graduation rates of schools, a kid who seems to have a good head on his shoulders in the midst of disappointment. And also a pretty good football player if he is the 18th ranked back in the nation at this point. That sounds like the kind of person that the Buckeyes would want to shy away from!

I realize things change and kids can change their minds. I don't like the 17-18 year old prima donnas that we see at times who hold schools captive and then go a different direction. But if we expect a recruit to honor his commitment it seems like the recruit can expect the school to honor its commitment. These types of actions on the parts of schools and athletes are the ugly side of college sports.

Comment 09 May 2016

Coach Cal is a leader.

He leads the nation in Final 4 appearances stripped.

How long until Cal has a Final 4 stripped from him at UK just like he did at UMass and Memphis?

Yet he comes away unscathed and has the audacity to throw darts at Coach K? Sure Duke has had its issues but it really looks squeaky clean in comparison to Cal.