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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 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.

Comment 07 May 2016

With a secondary that gave up 4700+ yards through the air, I think Eli Apple has a great chance to have a lot of playing time this year.

Plus, his mom has clout with Commissioner Goodell. She complains about the lack of desserts at the draft in Chicago and he sends her brownies for Mother's Day. Every team needs the Commissioner on its side so how can he not play a lot?

Comment 31 Mar 2016

They left.

Good riddance.

Players and coaches share in the kafuffle.

Now it is time for Thad and staff to get their act in gear and fix this situation by getting some good players who can step in and contribute immediately.

Comment 21 Mar 2016

If this is the measuring stick, then Thad may as well go now. This team is not going to make a Sweet 16 run next season. As I look at the caliber of teams in this season's Sweet 16, this OSU team is no where close to that level. And many teams that didn't make it to the round of 16 were better than the teams that did.

If we win 1 game in the NCAA it might be seen as a step in the right direction.

Comment 20 Mar 2016

Thad needs a new offensive scheme, or an offensive scheme period.

I am watching Stephen F Austin play and it is totally different than Ohio State. We pass around the perimeter a lot, try to do something one on one, or take a mediocre shot late in the shot clock, with a lot of guys just standing around. SFA players move without the ball, pass to the paint, penetrate and pass for good shots, and run when the opportunities are good. Plus, they play defense with energy and effort.

Comment 20 Mar 2016

I just don't see that. But I think that Thad needs at top 5 in the B1G, play in the conference tourney semi finals, win 1 NCAA game and at least make a good showing in the second round. That really isn't a fantastic season but that is the minimum acceptable in my thinking.

I have been ambivalent when it comes to Thad seeing both sides of the the argument for and against. But if this program continues its downward trajectory next season after the past 3 seasons, then it is time for a change. Not that anyone cares about my opinion.

Comment 18 Mar 2016

MSU just kept a lot of money in-house at Vegas since so many put money on them to win it all. I just wish I would have put $25 on MTSU. I would be $500 richer. Now they know how OSU felt with football.

I hate to see the B1G embarrassed but there is a certain joy in watching Valentine and MSU crap themselves on the national stage.

Now Valentine and MSU know how OSU felt after that football game. You know who the better team is but there isn't anything you can do about it