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DisplacedBuckeye


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Comment 31 Aug 2014

I'm not able to watch ESPN with my AT&T account in Afghanistan. They have it blocked unless you are CONUS. Thanks again ESPN.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

1.Ohio State

2.Michigan State

3.Wisconsin

4.Nebraska

5.Iowa

6.Penn State

7.Michigan

8.Minnesota

9.Northwestern

10.Indiana

11.Maryland

12.Rutgers

13.Illinois

14.Purdue

Comment 20 Aug 2014

They show a good portion of the bigger games. The games against teams like Buffalo and even Indiana, etc. are less likely to be on. The Navy game will definitely be on, as service academy games always take priority. They like to show a lot of SEC games that no one cares about though, like Texas A&M/Rice, etc. You do have to get a bit creative sometimes. In Iraq, it wasn't always an option, so we had people in the COC on the radio update us on scores while we were on patrol. If you have Internet, you can watch the games on BTN, WatchESPN, or any other networks they may be on as long as you have a cable provider that they list. I've even gone as far as downloading the games and avoiding communicating with anyone for days while they finished so I could watch them. If it comes down to desperation, there's always Gametracker and 97.1 The Fan. 

Haha, I read through that and realize how crazy it sounds, but when you have missed as much Ohio State football as I have, you find ways.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

If we're able to pick players not on the team, I'm going with a past player; Laurinaitis. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I live right in the middle of SEC country, so I spend some time on SECrant. That place is pure gold in entertainment.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I spent 10 years active duty in the Marine Corps, and I was deployed 6 times during that span. I've never been to an Ohio State game, and I spent those 6 seasons watching the games I could while in Iraq, plus the season I missed while I was in recruit training. Unfortunately, I will be missing this season once again, as I am currently working as a contractor in Afghanistan providing training and support to Marines. I would, however like to give these tickets to my brother, who is also former Marine infantry. He fought in Fallujah during Phantom Fury, along with Ramadi and a handful of other places in Iraq. 

Comment 17 Aug 2014

If the game isn't on AFN or online with whichever network is carrying the game, I always have 11W, Gametracker and the board for our opponent up. If I can watch the game, I'm too involved in it to do anything else productive.

Comment 18 Dec 2013

Temperature changes make a big difference. I experienced that while I played, and again while I was in the Marine Corps. Running in North Carolina when it's 65 degrees, then going home on leave to run in single digit weather is quite a difference. To think otherwise is naive, or SEC homerism. There's a reason everyone ran their PFT in the summer when I was stationed in Maryland.

Where are these girls in bikinis on the beach in December/January? I live in Florida, right on the beach, and I can tell you the locals aren't running around in bikinis when the temperature drops even below 80, let alone 60. If it drops into the 60's, you're talking about parkas and snow gear.

Call me crazy, but I always thought they should be focused on what they're doing, not how much and what kind of partying they're going to be able to fit into their schedules. 

Comment 20 Nov 2013

Clemson, Missouri and Oklahoma State haven't beaten anyone in the top 25 either, yet all are in the top 10 with one loss. Nope, I don't think that's it. The consensus of those that have watched Michigan State play is they are underrated. I'd have to agree. They have the type of defense that can win games against anyone.