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DCBucki


Current: Manassas, VA (via Columbus, OH)

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Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Went to Grove City HS, where I played football. Went into the Marine Corps after high school and I was stationed in Washington DC. Stayed in DC after I got out and have been enjoying life to the fullest!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I was part of some really good high school football teams while at Grove City. We were near the top rankings in the state and country. My junior year we played Troy who had Ryan Brewer. It was an offensive slugfest that we wone 43-45, but it was amazing! Ryan Brewer scored about 4-5 different ways. My senior year we went undefeated and were ranked #1 in OH, #6 in the country before we lost in the playoffs in the 2nd round. We played a big game vs Canton McKinley and a couple games in the Crew's stadium. Insane atmospshere!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Mike Doss (passed on the draft to come back and win a NC)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd (Best player/person ever for OSUBB)
  • NFL TEAM: Colts
  • NHL TEAM: Capitals
  • NBA TEAM: None
  • MLB TEAM: Cubs
  • SOCCER TEAM: None

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Mar 2014

Great story and a true testimate to these "self centered" fans. I was home from leave in the Marine Corps back in 2006 and we were tailgating outside of the stadium. I was at a tailgate and the "Buck Nut" guy, or whatever his name is, walked up into a tailgate. A crowd had gathering around somebody else's TV to watch the end of a close game. "That team up north" was playing the Irish (at least I think it was them) and was losing. In the end, the Irish lost in the closing seconds. Of course we were all cheering for the Irish to beat "them", but after the game was over I said oh well, I'm glad they won b/c I want them to be undefeated when we crush their dreams in November. This idiot overheard me and said, "you're not a true fan if your cheering for "that team up North""! We starting arguing, and I ended up walking away b/c I was really close to getting into a fight with this clown in make-up and I didn't want to beat up and old man. Needless to say, I'm glad that the stories I've heard here validate his charector.

I have no problem with people that go over board dressing up for the games and so forth. Its a way for them to show their passion for their team... but some of these guys just do it for the attention. If you LOVED the team so much, you WOULD NOT miss a single second of the game to be posing for the camera and so forth. I've seen them paying no attention to the game at all for a long period of time. I don't know about you guys, but when I'm at the game, I barely sit down and I'm glued to the field!! Even during breaks in play, I'm watching the players, coaches, the cheerleaders, etc... I don't understand some people. How can you just walk around town on non-ame days in your "super-fan" attire???

Comment 24 Mar 2014

WOW!! Those are some awesome collectables!! I wish I still lived in Ohio so I could hunt some treasures like these down!

Comment 24 Mar 2014

I'm sure that Craft has gotten some advice from Paulus. Remember he played a year at QB for Syracuse after his four years with Duke Basketball were over. Paulus was the the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a Senior QB, so I'd put him above Craft as a the All State QB. Its one thing to work up to a level and keep going, but you can't take a four year break and then jump back in at a level at like what Ohio State plays on. Craft is a HIGHLY competetive athlete, and I'm sure he would kill himself to get some playing time. I'm sure he'd get some playing time, possibly on special teams, but he wouldn't be able to beat out our top recruits. If he had a couple years, sure; but not in one year.

 

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Did I miss the announcement? Where is the Eleven Warriors Bracket Competition?

Comment 13 Mar 2014

Really, it depends on which team shows up. They are capable of running through the BTT and win two in the NCAA's, but the B1G is tough this year, and you never know in the NCAA's. I will say over (4 to be exact) to be safe.

Comment 13 Mar 2014

No, he basically started his Freshman year. He came off the bench some times, but averaged 29.2 minutes per game and that number was in the mid 30's at the end of the season. For the most part, he started with Sully as the other Freshman. Line-up was Sully, Craft, Lighty, Diebs and Buford. Coming off the bench was Dallas Lauderdale and Deshaun Thomas. They probably list Lauderdale as the starter, but he barely broke double digit minutes.

Comment 13 Mar 2014

I think we all know what the Buckeyes have in Craft... I think he takes the team to another level. I can't imagine what this team would've be like this year without him! Big shoes to fill next year!!

 

Comment 13 Mar 2014

I was just thinking the same thing!! I played in a really competative flag football league (former college players and a few former pros) and was on a team that had an amazing offense. I was a WR and we would rack up points like it was cool... unfortunately our defense would give up just as many points!! I few times we'd score into the 50's and still lose by 1 or 2 points! Not saying that the Buckeyes defense was that bad, but the last two games were very dissappointig!! Sure they will fix that this off season!!

Comment 13 Mar 2014

Bosa should look up Darnell Waine. He was the semi-finalist on the recent Best Ink challenge (should've won). He does amazing work and has incredible line-work. He's based in OK, but I'm sure he travels to do shows and so forth. Whenever I figure out exactly what I want, I'm thinking about having him do a half sleeve/chest piece on me. Here's some of his work:

http://best-ink.oxygen.com/blogs/darnell-waine-portfolio#fbid=hFd6b76kzBX

Comment 11 Mar 2014

You better watch what you say, he may put you in his next book, "Hey Coach, the fans are talking about me"!!

Comment 11 Mar 2014

I agree with most of your list, but you HAVE to put Greg Oden on there. As a freshman, he alone kept us in the NC title game against all of Florida's first round seniors. He looked like a man amongst boys out there against first round talent. You have to look at their OSU career and not their NBA career. Oden > Conley (in college). If Oden could stay healthy, he'd be an NBA All-Star. Granted, I didn't watch OSU basketball pre 90's, but I would put Oden at #5 on your list.

 

Comment 11 Mar 2014

I would love to have seen what Conley would've done had he stayed 4 years. He was a beast and improved a great deal throughout the season! With that being said, I've never seen anybody with the heart of Craft. He has a motor that just keeps on going. I don't think I've EVER seen him take a play off.

Comment 11 Mar 2014

We received our tickets in the mail yesterday!! I can't wait!! We aren't staying in Baltimire, as we have a a lot of people coming with us. We are going to try to organize/hire a bus to head there from the NOVA area. Inner Harbor is great, as is Fells Point and some of the other areas. We posted some info in another thread titled. I'm going to start a thread this summer with a good write up for things to do, see in the area and so forth. I usually stay at the Hampton Inn near the stadiums. Its a short walk and in an decent part of town.

 

Comment 11 Mar 2014

It all depends where you are walking. You "should" be okay walking back to downtown during that time as it will be from a game and I'm sure there will be police around. If you chill at a local bar until closing, I might take a cab home. That weekend should be pretty busy due to the big games and the extended weekend. If you do feel like you are getting into a sketchy neighborhood, just go back to the bar and have them call a cab. Cabs are all over, and relatively cheap so I wouldn't be walking too much anyways. Use common sense, walk in groups and don't do anything stupid and you should be good to go.

 

Comment 06 Mar 2014

I'm also a NOVA/DC guy, but I've been to Baltimore a lot. There is plenty to do in Baltimore and DC. If I was you, I would focus on Baltimore more this trip as we play Maryland later this year and on a regular basis. You can take in DC another time, but trying to squeeze in both cities might be a lot considering most of Saturday will be reserved for the OSU game. As people have mentioned, BALTIMORE CAN BE SKETCHY. There are plenty of great areas, but you can take a wrong turn and be in a bad area. If you stay in Fells Point or the Inner Harbor you will be fine. Also, we aren't playing the Ravens or Orioles, so we shouldn't have any rabid fans attacking us (I had batteries thrown at me while at a Ravens game wearing a Colts jersey).

I would suggest staying near the stadium unless don't mind taking/paying for cabs. Parking WILL BE expensive! They normally charge $20-$30 in the general area of the stadium, so I imagine it will increase. If you drink and love bars, you will LOVE Baltimore. They have a LOT of bars in different areas of the city, all just a short cab ride. I will do a more through write up on the different areas and bars sometime this summer. There's a couple great places bars near the stadium, including Pickles Pub. I think that Power Plant Live is a short cab ride as well. Its a big area that has a ton of bars and clubs. You can pay one cover and get into all the places (great deal if your into clubs/lounges). Two places we love here is "Howl at the Moon" and BAR Baltimore. If you get a big group together, I can get you in contact with the sale rep for Power Plant. You can do a "All You Can Drink" night for like $35 each or something like that. Outside the stadium is a  "Ravens Walk", which I'm sure will be up for our game as well. Its an official tailgate area and with similar stuff like that.

The basball stadium is close to the football stadium, so you could also see a MLB game if you wanted (great stadium!). They actually have a designated scalping area to get cheap tickets (not sure if they do that for the football games or not). In addition to the places that everyone else mentioned, there's also the Babe Ruth (birthplace) museum, which only a few blocks away from the stadium.

If you are a gambler, they opened the Maryland Live Casino which is located near a big mall about 20 minutes away. You can drive to the University of Maryland Metro Station (30 minutes) and jump on the metro to see things in DC. National Harbor (40 minutes) always has great things going on and they typically have a beer and BBQ fest on Labor Day weekend. Virginia has AMAZING wine and some very beautiful vineyards (haven't been to any in Maryland, but I'm sure they are good too). There's a lot to do, depending on what you're interested in. Whatever you do, you HAVE to have some Maryland Crab Cakes!! AMAZING!! Like I said, I will do a more complete write up this summer.

Comment 06 Mar 2014

As soon as you enter 495 (highway around DC) the rates go up drastically!! I would just stay near Baltimore. Annapolis is pricey too, but a beautiful place to stay. Might be packed due to the game. Maybe 45 minutes from the stadium though. If I go to a game in Baltimore, I typically stay at the Hamton Inn, which is really close to the baseball and football stadiums.

Comment 26 Feb 2014

BTW, here's a better site to use to get the tickets. Its an interactive stadium map that shows whats available. I was able to use this to add 3 seats to my previous order. Just use the code, then if you don't want the expensive "hosipitality package" you can modify the filter (to just see the regular presale tickets). Plenty of tickets available in the lower endzone and sideline upper level.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/navy-midshipmen-football-v-ohio-state-baltimore-maryland-08-30-2014/event/15004C44A6BA58B1?artistid=1968350&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=8

Comment 26 Feb 2014

Yeah, I know they are against moving the game to other locations... but money talks! If they can get another $1-2M by moving the game then its more plausable. One thing is for sure, they WILL need to improve/expand their stadium. Surprised this hasn't happened with the UA money money coming in. Guess the UA donations are significantly < Nike donations. Still hoping that the OSU/VA Tech game next year gets moved up here to FedEx. If not, would be great to go down to VaTech for a game. Heard its a great stadium and LOUD!!

 

I live in Manassas, so not to far either. Either way, two close games this year and a short trip next year!!  

Comment 26 Feb 2014

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR POSTING THE CODE!! I just got 10 tickets together in section 140, row 30 (right behind the goal post) for $85 each!! They were giving me nothing but 500 section, and then they popped up!! Wanted sidelines, but trying to find 10 together would be hard, if not impossible!! My family is coming into town for the game and I thought we'd have to split up! So pumped right now!! WHOOOOO!!