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BuckeyeVet


Worthington, Ohio

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Viewing - OSU beating Miami for the NC;
    Live - OSU and scUM 42 - 39;
    Participant - Beating Cincinnati Anderson on penalty kicks after 120 min of play in 1976 at the state tournament. Showing my age with that one...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: What's the NHL?
  • NBA TEAM: Umm.....
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew & Fulham

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Jul 2014

My neice was a 5 year sousaphone player & "I" dotter who was in the band last fall. I'm looking forward to hearing her take on Waters being fired, etc.... I also know that some band members are 11W members and I would like to hear what they think.

Addendum as of 7/25/14 4:45 pm : Her take, on the record "He is being blamed for years of tradition that he tried harder than anyone to fix. Unfair and unwarranted."

Comment 25 Jul 2014

My neice was a 5 year sousaphone player & "I" dotter who was in the band last fall. I'm looking forward to hearing her take on Waters being fired, etc....  I also know that some band members are 11W members and I would like to hear what they think.

Addendum as of 7/25/14 4:45 pm : Her take, on the record  "He is being blamed for years of tradition that he tried harder than anyone to fix. Unfair and unwarranted."

Comment 02 Jul 2014

You're spot on, Jack Fu. Losing Altidore KILLED our plans. I'm glad we're not running around using it as an excuse, but it's the key. Losing Altidore forced Bradley out of his natural position, &  kept Dempsey from making the runs he ordinarily would.

Comment 02 Jul 2014

Yes, there are some boring soccer games. I've seen boring football games, too. If you're talking about a specific game, ok. If you're talking about soccer in general, go away.

Comment 11 Jun 2014

"Assholes generally don't have the attention span to read anything other than tweets or message board posts that they've written. If anyone responds to them (usually it's along the lines of wow you're an asshole) they'll respond. Usually they'll double-down on being an asshole."

And here we have proof that Ramzy is correct - that assholes don't realize they are being assholes. Honestly, Skid, the way to express your opinion that some guy will not pan out for OSU is to say -   "IMO, I think this player may not live up to expectations. We'll have to  see over the next 4 years how he does. On a personal level I wish him nothing but the best, and hope he proves me wrong by being the next Orlando Pace". 

Comment 06 Jun 2014

@HOVE - I'd like to see an 8 team playoff. Here's how it would go if I was king : THE Game last week of November, 2 weeks before the B1G championship game; then 2 weeks before the playoffs start. The conference champions of the B1G, PAC10, Big 8, ACC, Big East, SEC, and 2 other teams in a BCS kind of selection committee. They can be independents or league runner-ups. That preserves the importance of the regular season, and if you can't win or place 2nd in your conference, you shouldn't go. The higher ranked teams get a home game for the 1st (& possibly 2nd) round.

Comment 06 Jun 2014

I have a cat, Callie,  in my clinic that belonged to Sgt. Murray before he died. He was the father of a friend of mine and a friend & client of myself. Sarge hit the beach on day 2, not day1 of D-Day, for which he always said he was eternally grateful. He was artillery, but in the chaos of the landing the couldn't find his cannon. So they stuck a rifle in his hands and said "You're now infantry". Fought his way across the hedgerows of France and into Germany. Stayed in the Army and when the Korean war broke out he was shipped out with 2 hours notice. Went from Detroit to Georgia to S.F. to Hawaii to Guam to Korea in less than 3 days. Didn't tell any of them where they were being sent until they hit Hawaii. He was with the Army providing support to the Marines at Chosin Reservoir (read "The Chosin Few" if you want to be blown away) at the Yalu River when the Chinese came across the completely frozen reservoir at night. Outnumbered the US forces 2-1. Temperatures dropped to -38 degrees below zero at times as they fought a rearguard action all the way down the Korean penninsula - on foot. The Chinese would attack at night, and they could only see them coming from the gun flashes. The ground was frozen so hard that they couldn't dig foxholes. So if they weren't marching that day, they would crawl out, drag the Chinese bodies back to their lines and intertwine their limbs so they made a sort of barrier. By nightfall the bodies would be frozen so hard that bullets couldn't penetrate. They would lie behind them and shoot the next wave of attackers. That was the nightmare that always haunted him - even more than D-Day.  So every D-Day I remind the "children" who work for me about D-Day and to whom Callie used to belong. Seeing her there brings it home to them and makes it more immediate as I tell them Sarge's story every D-Day.

Comment 06 Jun 2014

And here's another UV for ya to keep you on a roll!

 

Comment 06 Jun 2014

@CALPOPPY - Looks like a Belgian Malinois, rather than a G. Shepherd. Tough dogs. We're using them more and more for police and military work over the Shepherds. I had to do a double take to realize that dog has a muzzle on - otherwise that guy would be in a world of hurt.

Comment 29 May 2014

I'm wondering if Nussmeier was brought in as an insurance policy. If Hoke can't get it done, they may feel the need to fire him, but don't want to if they don't have one of the Harbaughs lined up. That way you have someone who's a "Michigan man" available who has already been running part of the team, knows the players & recruits, and is ready to go. Smart on Nussmeier's part too - he doesn't get fired by Saban, and is ready if the head job opens up at UM, which was NOT going to happen at Alabama.

Comment 29 May 2014

@ TheTeam16 - I could see it happening only if one of the Harbaugh's are canned from their NFL job, and then availaable if Hoke is fired. Otherwise I'm still betting on them staying in the NFL if the UM job opens up.

Comment 26 May 2014

@BASS - I'm completely out of touch with today's society, but I was far too busy admiring the girls (and checking to see if Elika was in that picture too) to have any judgemental thoughts.

Comment 23 May 2014

Agreed, D.J.   I had seats at the center circle, 15 rows up, Crew home side of the stadium. What a fabulous night. I have the good fortune to have been to ALL 4 "Dos A Cero" games. Mexico has the special place of hatred in my heart, closely behind UM.

Comment 23 May 2014

D.J. - Yeah I had just seen this an hour ago. Extremely poor taste, even for a teenager. And this raises the narrative again that the Klinsmann household never had much regard for Donovan, and makes it harder for Klinsmann to put that rumor to rest. I always had the feeling that JK had given Donovan a second chance after their mis-fire at Bayern Munich. And then when LD took that 3 month sabbatical during WC qualifying (and we lost to Honduras), I think JK just felt that he couldn't count on him.

Comment 22 May 2014

Definately conflicted about this move. Klinsmann has said he thinks the US media treats Donovan "like a sacred cow". There has been some friction between them since Donovan took some time off last year. But Donovan has a hurt knee and reports are that he has lost a 1/2 step & isn't as explosive. On the other hand his experience & the effort he always brings will be missed. I'll always have fond memories of his goal against Algeria. I wish him nothing but the best.

P. S.  Hey William - what do you think about this?