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ColPhiTau


Atlanta, GA (via Marion, OH)

Member since 11 November 2013 | Blog

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Ohio State '66; USAFR LtCol; IBM Retired; run a global non-profit; Phi Kappa Tau; been to 42 countries.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Any time Ohio State wins and _ichigan loses.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Bo Rein
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: Browns

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Oct 2014

You know, being an Ohio State alum is the best. I envy no other graduate of anywhere. My first memory growing up in Marion in the 50's was my folks headed down to the Shoe for a game. It is spiritual. Whenever I can sit in that stadium, I get the same direct communication with God as though I were in Mecca. It is safe there. It is home. That I could not get admitted today with the very high standards, nor afford it for that matter, enhances my good fortune. We're a great school, and you proved it with this data. Hell, when you're from Central Ohio, it's more a lifestyle than an option. All of us Buckeyes - a badge of honor only we really understand. 

Comment 09 Oct 2014

This may be major news elsewhere but is an annual minor headline in UGA football here. Happens every year. Will happen every year. UGA is an NFL minor league team of mostly crooks and idiots. Spring football is week after week of studying Miranda Rights. 

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Spot on. He talks himself out of a job so often that he feels he can talk anyone out of theirs. Empty suit. Whenever i change channels and see he is talking, he does't get the rest of one word out of his mouth. He should start his own network with Mark May, Desmond Howard, Brent Mouseburger, Craig James and Chris Berman. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Guys, GUYS, log onto freep and read the Detroit Free Press having explosive diarreah on ttun. The Bucks played exactly the way we feared and because of reality - young, inexperienced, and easy to counter with careful planning. The worst part, the WORST, Dickhead Mays picked VT because of their defense. We can never ever make him right about anything. New QB. New line. No time to adjust. No experience knowing how to adjust. Urban has known this would be the deal for several years. He's a good PR talker. It will turn around. A bump in the road, not the dive off the cliff ttun has done.

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Section 127 was an Under Armour block of seats, two of which I enjoyed. It was right behind the Navy bench, 21 rows up from the field. The announcers were above us as were 4 Star Admirals, a bunch of congreessmen (which was why our section was surrounded by Secret Service) and many Navy fans. Naval Academy alumni are the cream of the rop, almost blue bloods. My Ohio State fraternity brother (I am class '66) and I reunited for this game after decades apart. Two of his 3 kids graduated from Annapolis so he had truly divided loyalties. He said Annapolis is 14,000 kids dying to get in and 4,000 dying to get out. Still, being so close to the Navy bench, they had some horses in uniform who'd you'd think would be too big for admission to the normal military - but then again, nothing normal about Navy. Great experience, and genuinely emotional, even patriotic. Not sure I'll ever experience that again at a Buckeye's game, not the least of which is The Game. THAT game is war in fact. 

Comment 28 Aug 2014

Hey, from Atlanta, the Georgia State game was everything college football should be. Man, what a game. Young program, lots of local kids. So, not the Buckeyes, granted. But, a hell of a game.......

Comment 28 Aug 2014

I'm staying with friends fortunately, but in any case, I'm parking my car at a Light Rail station south of Baltimore and using Light Rail and Uber (which triples costs during game days and hard to get) for flexibility. I'm meeting an OSU Phi Tau brother at the game and playing it by ear afterwards. But knowing my car waits for me at the end of the rail line takes a lot of anxiety out of the day. As it turns out, apparently one can walk to the stadium from the Inner Harbor also. I also really like the pay-in-advance parking. Good idea. I have a very very good feeling about this year's team, JT and all. GO BUCKS !!!

Comment 24 Mar 2014

After $5M, who's counting? Seriously. Like they said on HOUSE OF CARDS, power trumps money, until one day you don't have power. Urban is from modest roots, galactic ego, but modest roots. He give back, not gives away, but gives back. He's provided for his family, rediscovered them actually. Good for him. He's in this for the long haul. He delegates well, but he never forgets. He sleeps better at night than those of you who throw rocks. For the vast majority of Buckeyes, the new generation, these ARE the good 'ol days right here right now. Nice 'problem' to have. Never forget, you COULDA had to go to Purdue. So shut up and live good.

Comment 13 Dec 2013

I feel your pain. For 4 years, I worked for IBM in Detroit. Half the office were _ichigan alums, the other half MSU. They hated one another. I was the unifying force - they all hated me. Since 1983, I've lived in Atlanta. My 3 kids went to non-SEC colleges, one even graduated with honors from GaTech (who's headline whenever they play Georgia at home is GEORGIA GRAD GETS JOB). Listen, Ohio State is easy to hate. For the entire state of Ohio and especially Central Ohio, Ohio State is all they have. No pro teams, no real global identity, no tourism per se, no identity for sophistication (which is not true obviously). Ohio State is IT. It's in your blood when you're born. Your folks headed to a 'game' is one of your first memories. THEN you move South which is SOUTH (even though its growth was from those of us transferred here, many from Fortune 500's) and you, being from Ohio, have quite possibly the worst variant of Yankee in the land where the War of Northern Aggression is rumored to be approaching a counter attack and you have NO CHANCE. So do what I do. When someone comes back at you, unfriend them. It hurts them long term more than you know.......GO MY BELOVED BUCKS