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from Clearwater, Florida

Member since 11 October 2012 | Blog

Graduate of The Ohio State University 1986.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1985 Ohio State Vs. Iowa in the Shoe - NCG v. Miami, Rose Bowl v Oregon, Sugar Bowl v. Arkansas, Sugar Bowl v. Bama and NCG v. Oregon
  • NFL TEAM: New York Giants
  • NHL TEAM: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • NBA TEAM: Hate them all
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Tampa Bay Rowdies

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Feb 2016

Squirrel: When your offensive tackles are being used as no-toll turnstiles - that is Defensive dominance. I don't care who you are at QB; you will be shut down. So yes - I believe Denver won the game as they made the most of the opportunities provided them. Statistical domination means nothing unless you put more points on the board than the other team.


Comment 07 Feb 2016

UNIO - Saw Sanders play and he was beautiful to watch. Smooth, fluid and did things that made you just shake your head. He played for a team where he was the only O available. Although defenses game planned for him; he would still embarrass them.

The only other back I would put ahead of him would Walter "Sweetness" Payton.


Comment 06 Feb 2016

SL - As far as I am concerned - just drop the Mike with that statement. Brutal - absolutely Brutal!!!!


Comment 03 Jan 2016

KEN-YON- the other play I remember from the Natty was Lee going full vertical to tip break up that slant route!!!! Great plays at the right time from a great player!!

Go forth Mr. Lee and continue to play the way you do at the next level!!!!!

You will be missed in Saturday's but look forward to seeing you on Sunday's!!!!


Comment 02 Jan 2016

AZ - I saw what you did there and agree with what you have written!

At least our guys ended/began the year on a great note!!! 

Here is to a great 2016 to you and your family - 


Comment 01 Jan 2016

CAJUN - I came to the realization long ago not to bet $$$$$ on the resiults of teenagers and young men playing a game.

To many things happen and the game can just be unpredictable!


Comment 30 Dec 2015

Ramzy - Thank you for all of your articles in 2015!!!!  They have made me go through an entire range of emotions and thoughtful reflection.  I can't wait for the first of your 2016 commentary. 

To all of the 11Wers out there - take time to reflect on all you have gone through, Buckeyes and family we have lost and Buckeyes and family we have gained; bad times and the good ones which have followed; personal tribulations and triumphs -

I hope everyone of you Have a Happy New Year and here is to 2015 being a DAMN sight better than 2016!!!!!


Comment 29 Dec 2015

First of all - So very sorry for your loss and I send prayers to you and your family.

I agree with what others have been advising you.  I do know my Grand-nieces (ages 9 & 11) initially had a tough time seeing my mother (their great-grandmother) in the open coffin when she passed away this past June.  However, we explained to them that she was at peace and no longer suffering from battling cancer.  We also explained that she would always be with them in the memories they had with her.

The above approach seemed to work and they do not get upset when my mom is mentioned during family get togethers.  I do recommend him seeing a counselor or professional to talk about his feelings.

Best of luck and continued prayers and thoughts to you and your son.

Comment 25 Dec 2015

Merry Christmas to all the 11W staff and members of this great family of Buckeye fans. Thank you all for your contributions to this sight.

I have never met a single one of you; but your gift to me all year has been the manner in which you have picked up other 11Wers when they are going through hard times!!!!

Everyone on here realizes this sport is but a game and at times life events take precedent over all else. 

Thank you all -Merry Christmas and may 2016 be a damn sight better than 2015!!!!


Comment 09 Dec 2015

Thank you for providing the link to that article - It should be required reading for any parent who has children going into sports. Especially for those who wish to live vicariously through their kids.


Comment 08 Dec 2015

There is the old saying "If If's and buts were candy and nut the world would be finer.  If could haves and would haves were nuts and candy life would be dandy."

I say the above because you can always speculate but nothing is going to change the past.  Yes, I am being a bit of a downer, but how many more threads are going to come up surmising "if this" or "but that" or "could this have happened then would this have happened."

Yes, I know I always have the option of not reading these threads and everyone has their right to post; however - might I suggest we move along and actually deal with the here and now as the Buckeyes are in a major bowl game; had (for most fan bases) a stellar win-loss record for the regular season and the senior class is looking on securing their 50th win.  With all that is good going on right now - Why dwell in the past or what might have been if the Buckeyes had another teams schedule?


Comment 02 Dec 2015

The Warriors - nice blast from the past reference - well played!!!!


Comment 01 Dec 2015

In furtherance to Michael Citro's comments I would like to add that the "lofty expectations" were foisted upon us by everyone outside the program.  In this day and age success is measured by total annihilation of other teams and championships.  However, the amount of dedication and hard work this team put into the season cannot be understated.  Additionally, we as fans can feel bad or disappointed but should not for a minute forget the pain and disappointment felt by the members of the team and coaching staff are 100 times more than we could ever hope to imagine.

Did I get upset and pissed when the Buckeyes lost to MSU; your damn right I did.  I have been following OSU football since about 1970 and  have watched great teams "not live up to expectations."  However, as I did then and I do now I took the advice of others, including the writers on this sights advice, i.e. Ramzy, D.J. and Michael above and simply remembered to enjoy the ride

So no disappointment should be felt; no anger at the Buckeyes not defending a National Championship and certainly no feelings of the "one that got away."  Simply put; we can't change what has happened and can only "enjoy the remainder of the ride with the team we love and will always support!!!!!"


Comment 28 Nov 2015

JK - I also was up at 5:30 am - took dog out,  planted 11' banner Ohio State flag in front yard and now at approx. 6:48 am will toast the football gods with a ritual game day beer!!!!



Comment 26 Nov 2015

Trot - I echo your sentiments as I grew up during the ten year war and then endured the Cooper era. 

The tension and anticipation of The Game is fantastic yet terrifying. Only those who have experienced the earlier years will truly understand those thoughts.

To everyone I say - One game, one purpose -



Comment 23 Nov 2015

I don't know the kid, only know his grand-father from him being the coach at UM - but can't help but shed some tears for the family.  My thoughts and prayers are with young Chad and the entire Carr family.  I hope they play Hail to the Victors when he arrives in heaven,

Continued prayers throughout life to the Carr family.