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Comment 30 Sep 2015

Beat -

Dudes we only get a little over 2 days of football each year

Since the ball is actually in play an average of only 11.5 minutes per game, when playing 15 games per year that means we only get 2 hours 52 1/2 minutes of football per year.

All the rest of time is wasted - what a wonderful thought, huh?

My best to all 11Wers.

Comment 29 Sep 2015

Grateful - I had lunch with DJ yesterday (NOT Waffle House) and, sadly, it remains a regular part of his lexicon.  His mom must have been a "private cusser" when I wasn't around because I do not talk like that.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

DJ - Another great Skully in a long run of them and the WMDs were fantastic.

"Actually, he treated me like shit; that bastard didn't talk to me for three weeks because I went to the wrong Speedway for his coffee!"

This one and the line about consulting Notre Dame affiliates both had me laughing uproariously.  Thanks for a wonderful start to the day!

Comment 07 Sep 2015

Grateful - I'd suggest you go to the Tropicana Cafe in Ybor City, Florida - one of the few places in the country where you can get authentic Cuban coffee and authentic Cuban bread for your Cuban sandwich - ADDED BONUS - The dude that runs the place has two cash registers - one for the food side of the business and the other for the bookie / gambling side.  It is truly a "full service" business establishment.

Comment 05 Sep 2015

DJ - If you'd ever gone with Grandma Byrnes and her "Saturday morning bunch" to the run-down Tropicana Cafe in Ybor City, Florida for Cuban coffee and a true Cuban sandwich your take on ham would have changed 180 degrees.  Great Skully (as we readers have come to expect) and enjoy your first day off in many months tomorrow - you've earned it!

Comment 30 Aug 2015

BlockO - I'm quite sure he meant no more SUNDAY Skullys - I think he is still going to be writing 6 days a week.

Comment 26 Aug 2015

I had lunch with DJ yesterday (yes . . . it was at Waffle House) prior to having read yesterday's Skully and he laughed uproariously about his three top music choices.  He said "I started with Dylan and the Allman Brothers who weren't all that bad" and then, after much laughter, he added "and I threw in the Bee Gees 'Stayin' Alive' just to get the readers all fired up."  If I may say so, everybody's responses to his choices did not disappoint.  Beware of DJ - he's been a "master troller" from a very early age!

Comment 20 Aug 2015

Let's cut DJ some slack for a small typo here and there. I was a professional writer for a software company turning out dozens of pages per day for manuals, texts, examinations, etc. It is virtually impossible to do an error-free proofreading of one's own writing without having sufficient time to get away from what you wrote and going back to proofread it at least a day later.  You know what you intended to write and the tendency in proofreading something immediately after having written it is that your mind sees what you intended to write and not what you actually wrote.  Given the time pressures DJ works under he is not afforded the luxury of waiting at least a day to proofread his material.  Also, given the vast amount of material he consumes in any given day to produce the huge amount of content he produces makes proofreading his own writing an exceedingly difficult task.  Perhaps as importantly, always remember this is a free site and it covers The Ohio State Buckeyes in more depth than any website in the world.

Comment 21 Jul 2015

Prayers to Zach Farmer and his family - Buckeye Nation has your "six" good buddy!

Comment 10 Jul 2015

DJ - Just letting you know Mom is going to rip your ass for dissing her "idol and hero" Bruce Springsteen.  Merely a fair warning my son!

Comment 24 May 2015

DJ - Good luck with the Skyline journey - I'm almost 65 and I couldn't eat that "stuff" if they paid me to do so - Healthy food consisting of fresh ingredients is the answer - Drive safely and I well see you at Mom's tomorrow for an in-depth first-person report - Godspeed!

Comment 04 May 2015


As DJ's dad I tolerated a lot of BS from DJ and his brother about being a life-long Yankees fan.  I looked at it as "all in good sports fun."

But to diss Derek Jeter is going a bit . . . no, quite a ways beyond the line IMHO.

I, too, am going to pretend I didn't hear (read) the Jeter comment.

Other than that, great Skully DJ with so little off-season info to work with!  Love you man.

Comment 04 May 2015


Tyra Banks a DH?  i'm thinking I'd have to find a way to work her into the regular lineup.