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cjkanski


Silverdale Wa. (via Akron)

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Akron boy who's family moved to Vermont when I was in elementary school. Parents & Grandparents were wise enough to return me to "The Heart Of It All" every year for summer vacation. The Navy took me after high school, around the country & across the Pacific twice. After my hitch and a bit I called it good. Working now on the civilian side just West of Seattle. Been a Buckeye fan my whole life. All the Cleveland teams/sports have come & gone (Strike this, Players Union that...) August 2002 I dropped MLB and went full Buckeye. Holy Buckeye what timing!

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slinging Ken Dorsey to the ground on the final play. I turn to my dad and say "Get your shoes & coat. Lets go!". I drove through the start of a blizzard to make it to the pub just in time for "last call". We ordered 2 each to toast those Buckeyes!

    Close second: Joe Germaine to Dimitrious Stanley over & over, then Joe Germaine to David Boston to wipe that smile off Jake's face & keep my buddy Staz from hanging himself.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: -
  • NHL TEAM: -
  • NBA TEAM: -
  • MLB TEAM: -
  • SOCCER TEAM: -

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Jan 2015

These were my top 2.

It's fitting so much is getting dropped in a stadium named after AT&T

— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) January 13, 2015
 

Bumper sticker in Alabama Tuesday: We led Ohio State 21-6.

— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) January 13, 2015
Comment 14 Jan 2015

I'll try harder next time. I guess I only get this ribbon then?

Thanks
Comment 14 Jan 2015

You're reading my mind Wargor. Win them all, then wait for the match-ups.

To quote Urban, "Go down in the history books. Be the real deal. How do you do that? You finish your job!"

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Speaking of gear, does anyone know what the 3 rings are for on the "Nike Champions Celebration Ring" T-shirt?

I'm guessing B1G Champions, Sugar Bowl Champs and National Champs?

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Speaking of gear, does anyone know what the 3 rings are for on the "Nike Champions Celebration Ring" T-shirt?

I'm guessing B1G Champions, Sugar Bowl Champs and National Champs?

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Good comment, thanks for the data.

My biggest argument against going past 4 teams is that it dilutes the field. If I'm reading your info right, at least 7 times a 6 team format would have at least 1 multiple loss team. 1999, 2003, & 2007 would have had (3) two loss teams.

Not picking on you, just asking the question. Does anyone want to watch a National Championship game between two 2 loss teams?

I don't.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Excellent comment! I completely agree. To teams that get left out and don't like it I say "Train, study, play harder. Get better. See you next year."

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Curious, has there ever been a year that ended with 5 undefeated teams?

4 is just right. Not enough seats at the table should make you hungry/try harder.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

To overly prepare for an enemy you may never face seems foolhardy to me.

Practice or study of the Ducks is of no use if they lose to Bama, and as it turned out, time spent on FSU would have been wasted.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

I'd like the Buckeyes to be top 3 all year. I'd actually prefer that they weren't #1, or have them flip flop the top spot all year with another conference overlord. Both teams would each have total domination of their games.

It would be great if there was at least 1 other team, preferably in the B1G West that dominated as well. Giving us the build up for an end of season clash of Titans for the B1G crown. Follow that with a curb stomping of their semi final foe, and finish it with another much anticipated whipping of the above mentioned overloard (i'm thinking TCU, SEC, or Oregon again).

Comment 14 Jan 2015


(Face it, it was fun watching a QB bulldoze over some defensive nose tackles). 

Fixed it for ya, and yes it was!

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Great post, great stories, thanks.

I went on a bit of a monologue about Ducks fans earlier in the comments. I agree with you that in my experience, the majority are good people, just possibly delusional?

I do disagree about FSU, I watched them most of the 2nd half of the year, and to me they looked like a bad team beating teams who were even worse. I was praying for someone to knock them off because I knew that the CFP Committee would not keep them out if the went undefeated. I felt like they would get blown out when they ran up against top competition.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

While I appreciate the diehard Ducks fan who knows their team / school history, follow fanatically their coaches / players development, they are a rare bird indeed. In my 22 years here on the West Coast the vast, and I mean vast like all but 3, fans that I have had encounters with left me with the impression that they ate paint chips as a kid. Back in the 90's when their team was struggling to hit 9 wins a season, fans acted like they were a juggernaut. These last ~10 years since Bellotti / Kelly, the loons have gotten ridiculous. Here's a hint folks, stop going on & on & on about how unstoppable you are when you're consistently getting stopped.

I like fans that are passionate about their team. I'm very passionate about the Buckeyes. Before the championship game started my wife said "I don't know why you're acting all nervous, you know OSU is going to win." I looked at her sideways and said emphatically "No I do not!" I hoped that the Buckeyes would give a good show an end up on top. I knew if the O and D lines played well the Bucks could wear down the Ducks and control the game. I've seen it go the other way, so I do my best to keep my passion in check and not let it get away from me. At least until  the game clock hits zero then it was time to celebrate!

TL;DR, Ducks fans be passionate about your team, just keep it in perspective.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Thanks Remy,

These little gems bring me such joy. This has been the best start to a new year ever! The win over Bama, and now the win over Oregon have my head & heart feeling as if 2 National Championships were won!

So proud of these Buckeyes! Can't wait to watch Urban and the boys unleash Hell on ttun!