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doodah_man


Montgomery, AL (via Whitehall, Ohio)

Member since 08 September 2010 | Blog

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Long time resident of Columbus (born) and raised in Whitehall, Dad was a Columbus cop who worked the games every year. Attended tOSU 1969 - graduation in 1974, BS in Aero Studies. Joined the USAF, got an MA from Ball State in 1986, retired Lt Col, pilot. Now in Montgomery, AL, bankruptcy attorney at Memory & Day. Lifetime member of tOSU Alumni Association. Get back about 4 times a year. Married HS sweetheart, prior RN at tOSU Medical Center (she helped deliver many Buckeye babies).

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU v. Miami, 2003, OSU v. Arizona State - Rose Bowl 1997
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Jack Tatum
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jerry Lucas
  • NFL TEAM: Cincy
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Apr 2014

I think that all you had to do is watch the teams play. You consistently ask yourself, "why with all this talent and coaching, at a school like tOSU, do we seem to just bumble along?" Hey, it's leadership. Someone has to step up.

Comment 24 Mar 2014

I think what made it so real with Amedeo was it was so hard to figure why you liked him, you just did. I looked for him when they put him in and loved it when he had a great game. I wouldn't care if they were paying him $300,000,000.00. I wish all the best for him.

Comment 22 Mar 2014

I'm still trying to figure the Arron Craft as the most hated player in basketball at the HP. Where the hell did this come from other than in the warped mentality of Chris Greenberg? Have I been missing something?

The guy is intelligent, a good student. He plays so hard that it seems he spends half his time on the floor in and out of bounds. He probably has raspberries on his elbows and knees that will take until next season to go away. No criminal accusations, no honeys from drunken parties accusing  him of rape. What is up? 

Comment 19 Mar 2014

As a human being, much like the oft assailed Wayne Woodrow Hayes, the above referenced coaches cannot carry water for Jim Tressel. Say what you like about the Xs and Os.

Comment 07 Mar 2014

Poorly worded survey...not who will but who I would like...RDS, yes, I think he will shine. But ya gotta love El Guapo. Because.

Comment 25 Feb 2014

As you gravitate to Caddyshack, don't forget Groundhog Day. A totally innovative story that has been the focus of many religious groups discussing its themes of redemption, rebirth, spiritual transcendence...etc. This is my go to movie every Februray 2.

Comment 21 Feb 2014

I am late to the fray but wanted to add my two cents worth which, with inflation, could be four cents now. First, let me say right off that I make this site part of  my daily, conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular Buckeye news. I get Buckeye news here first and the quality of writing puts national sports sources to shame (I'm talking to you ESPN, SI). I also understand that I can't look this gift horse in the mouth (hell it's free), although I have thrown some shekels their way in the past.

What concerns me is the "post literate" appearance and presentation that seems to be creeping into websites and even the national news. For example, take a look at MSNBC.com (here http://www.nbcnews.com/ ). Look familiar? It is a veritable matrix of photos rather than written text. Scroll down one page, you only pass 5 - 7 stories (where before most of the day's news was on one page). Plus, do I need some helpful picture to introduce a story? 11W at least takes the time to select an image that is very relevant to the topic of the story. MSNBC has a story on how Bison is becoming more of a mainstream meat, with a picture of a Bison or two. Gee, thanks, I didn't want to confuse them with a chicken. Anyone out there not know what a Bison looks like? Really? Back to 5th grade with you.

I also see national news stories using movies to explain fairly uncomplicated events. A recent story about Bin Laden/ Al Qaeda used clips and comparisons from Zero Dark Thirty. I guess this was to make the subject of bad guy extraction by helicopter what, more simple? I think it is all part of a dumbing down of the media. Not  that we are seeing 11W using clips from Rudy to support their stories but, the gifs are really helping to slow downloads (although many are highly entertaining).

I don't think people on this site are dumb. In fact, I think college football tends to attract fairly intelligent people who either aspire to college, have gone to college, or graduated (no stats, just spitballing here). We can handle more text and less 4 x 4 pictures of Braxton Miller (although I would like a 8 x 10 of the Zack Boren/Devin Gardner tackle). 

So, with some final sucking up; keep up the great work, incredible writing, and font of all Buckeye news. I appreciate and admire your efforts. Just back off on the pictures, keep the gifs short and relevant.

Comment 21 Feb 2014

I have to say that I have never enjoyed watching someone run as much as Brax. I am normally a defense fan but, everytime I see him totally fake someone out of their socks, it warms my cold Buckeye heart. Brax is one that I have no problem with making big $$ at the next level.