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DCBucki


Current: Manassas, VA (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 25 June 2012 | Blog

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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 18 Aug 2014

The Heisman this year can go to a number of individuals. There are three, maybe four, legit QB's  who ALL are serious contenders for the trophy this year. The thing we are missing is the supporting cast. Look at the past couple of winners. Winston and Manziel had some AMAZING WR's that dominated. Yes, they had to get them the ball but these athletes also went above and beyond to help their QB's numbers. So, I think it comes down to who's skill position players step up.

Braxton has the best chance to do it himself (running wise) w/o relying in WR's. He can't win it with rushing alone, but he can keep himself in contention more than any of the otheres. It's going to come down to the supporting cast of the people around these QB's. Winston, he lost too many major offensive threats. He has one good WR and I don't see any of those backups helping out (dominating) just yet. Mariota doesn't have it him (in my eyes) to take over when he's facing a GREAT defensive team. His games are usually blow outs or offensive slug fests, with little defensive pressure. After playing in these games all season, its hard to just "turn it on" in the 11th or 12th game. I feel that Braxton has the best chance as he will have a great defensive (at least the front 7 that we know of right now) and WR's that have been in the system for awhile. Combine that with the influx of new, FAST talented freshmen and look out. Only item of concern is if he gets banged up early in the season due to an inexperienced line. Hope they learn quick!!

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I'm going to try to do a good write-up on stuff to do/see for the weekend. Gotta knock out some work and school stuff first.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I don't know anybody here well enough to nominate anybody and I already have my tickets. As a former Active Duty Marine, I'd like them to go to a Navy or Marine Corps veteran (considering it is VS Navy) living in the DC area. I would even start the donation pot by contributing some money towards travel costs if said person lived outside the imeediate area. Go Bucks and Semper Fi!!

Comment 01 Aug 2014

Long way until NSD for the class of 2016. Might flip or who knows.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

Just wait until you see his brother Nick, who was a BEAST as a SOPH!! 6'3" and 250lbs... had 14 SAC's last year, which is a new school record!!

Comment 31 Jul 2014

I think you are exactly right, score plays little effect in the decision making process, but our visit is unique. Our visit matches us up against his other favorite. A throttling of VA Tech will show him that OSU is on a different level than VA Tech. This is probably why he scheduled our visit and the visit to VA Tech days apart. He will be able to compare the two while fresh in his head. Being so close to VA Tech, I'm sure he has been to high profile games there.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

1) His visit to us will allow him to see two of his favorites in a great night game atmosphere. Hopefully we beat them good and it sends a lasting imppression to him.

2) I've always liked the first visit (if its a big game) because he won't see the cold side of Columbus that many recruits are put off by when comparing us with southern schools (of course he lives in VA, so he has an idea of the cold weather but not a lot).

3) Oregon probably sold him to come back for visit when he was at the opening. They have amazing facilities and he would be silly not to take a visit there, if you didn't have another school you were interested in. I think its too far for him and his family, and he seems to be a guy that is very grounded and family oriented.

4) Georgia game is vs Vandy, so I don't think that would be a great game. Georgia is nice, but I think we got them.

4) It will be interesting to see how many of these upcoming games will be night games. Kinda glad that VA Tech/E. Carolina game is at noon, as that stadium can get really loud at night.

In the end, I think it will come down to OSU and FSU, with VA Tech as an outside shot. Georgia and Oregon are on the outside. I think that the recruits will band together at the OSU/Va Tech game and that will be the deciding factor.

I can't help but to get excited to see Bosa and Sweat on the same line all the other talent on the line and at LB! A lot of young talent at DB, but sounds like they are starting to hold their own! Defense is going to be solid for the next couple of years with or without Sweat... but if we land him it will be lights out!!

Comment 28 Jul 2014

I actually got tackled at the '05 game! I was wearing a #7 Teddy Ginn jersey with "Ginn" on the back. I was partying with some of their students, and everything went great. I was with a Marine buddy and everyone seemed to love us. Turning point was when we walked to the car to get something and we started getting heckled. I laughed and struck the Heisman pose, right before this student tried to blindside me. Luck for me, my buddy was behind me and pushed me out of the way before I got drilled. I jumped up and went after the kid, as my friend stopped me from stomping him to death. He was scared to death and amazed that I was pissed. Sure if I would've gotten my hands on him, we would've been jumped by a bunch of students, but I was all about it. I'm generally a good person to drink with and party. I'm respectful and know the limits. I guess the Heisman pose wasn't smart, but I was under the impression that everyone was cool... how quickly it changed. The night was terrible. We lost a close game and the fan base is rude!! Mostly it's drunk students, but I even saw older people doing the same. They are different when they lose, but they are sore winners for sure! I saw people get jumped, and hit with all kinds of objects (urine filled condoms, batteries, food/beer, etc...). I put on a jacket over my shirt to avoid harrassment and a fight later that night. It was a great place to party, and beer/liquor is cheap there!! I got a PITCHER of red-headed sluts for $9! I was walking around pouring shots and it was a good party environment for 20 somethings!

Comment 25 Jul 2014

I was home on leave from the Marine Corps and went to down to campus all weekend. I can't remember if it was football season, a gameday or not. I brought a buddy home with me to show him "Ohio State". We partied on campus and went to some sub place after everything closed down. We met a very attractive woman there and ate subs with her. She todl us she was a model and was going to an afterparty next door. We told her we were Marines on leave and she told us to come with. I think it was at "The Library" bar, but can't remember. A big bouncer opened the door, and after we told the who we were they let us in. I walked in and to my amazment were several football players and some other people I didn't recognize. I spent the next hour or so sitting at the bar, talking to Lydell Ross.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Personally, I hope he makes it and it will give him all the information to make an "informed" decision whenever he decides to commit. I hate when recruits don't pick us after being heavily recruited and listed in their favs but don't visit. Regardless if he picks us or not, I give him props for making that LONG drive to see our GREAT University. Just the fact that he is considering making the trip shows you we have a good chance, but we'll see.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

My wife was DEAD SET on a fall wedding. Our dating anniversary "was" Nov. 29, but I told her there was NO WAY we were getting married on that day. 1) It is typically the weekend of THE GAME, 2) If it isn't THE GAME, then it is now a weekend in which the B1G Championship is on, and 3) It is almost always Deer hunting week in Ohio (even though I live in VA). So, we compromised... we got married on 9/1/13, which was on a Sunday (no NFL games). As the anniversary comes around, "if" it falls on a game day it will almost always be a weak team. If its a BIG game, she knows me and will by me tickets to the game a present and we have 3 day weekend to celebrate/travel. Also, since its at the beginning of the season, OSU tickets are ALWAYS an acceptable gift!!

Side note, our wedding party entered to a remix of the Seven Nation Army song, we gave out AMAZING Buckeye Candies for favors, our wedding colors were Scarlett, White and Black (with hint of Grey). The place we got parried at is called Old House Vineyards and they have a giant "O-H" sign outside that stand for "Old House" that everyone took pictures in front of! Also, we all got together and took over the hotel lobby and big screen TV to watch the OSU game and other games Saturday. Great time!! Go Bucks!!

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Question, would anybody be interested in making copies of some of their pics/programs so I can frame them and put them up? The real thing would be great, but the images are awesome! I'd love to have some pics of Coach Paul Brown, Woodie and that program from THE GAME in '68!! I'll pay for the costs, message me if interested. Thanks!!

Comment 17 Jul 2014

It's going to be the same as March Madness. Each team and conference will be viewed and taken into consideration. If the scenario you mentioned, I would pick OSU (obviously biased, but trying not to be) to be added into the playoffs UNLESS there were other unbeatens ahead of us. Its the best 4 teams. If OSU loses ONE close game in the B1G Title game to an unbeaten team and we are w/o aa star player... we should be in. The only way we aren't is if there are other unbeatens or teams with a similar situation.  

Comment 17 Jul 2014

It depends on your style. Cargo shorts aren't "uncool", they just don't go with the "hipster" trend that is popular right now. Cargo shorts are still in, just not cutting edge "fashion" trends. A lot of cargo shorts have designs (plaid, stripes, or cammo). Just my thoughts.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

This is the make or break game of the season! I think this will be an epic battle and I know our guys will be pumped up for this game!!