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German Buckeye

Washington currently (via New Carlise (near Springfield))

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

US Army career officer - Medical Service Corps. Been a long road since I enlisted back in the early 80's as a Private; had a nice government all expenses paid trip to Saudia Arabia in 90-91 and felt the need to return to the deserts of Iraq in 2004.

Overall can't complain, but the Army sure has changed in 30 years.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Too many to add (sarcasm font). Participating in regional Punt Pass and Kick in 1977 (took 2nd); going to districts in tennis in 1984; winning the 8th Army Softball Championship (unit level) in 1996.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals (Brownies close 2nd)
  • NHL TEAM: NHL - what's that?
  • NBA TEAM: 80-90's Celtics; currently: San Antonio
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Seattle Sounders

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Sep 2015

Why is anyone surprised about this?  Cleveland is disfunctional as usual.  Probably the Steelers or Ravens will pick him up and he'll come back a world destroyer. 

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Poignant.  Emotional.  Memory inducing of both my father in law and my Dad, both of which I no longer can call or watch games with.  I love them both.   

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Brent Mussberger to me (old guy admittedly) means "big game".  His voice is legendary - "you are looking live..." etc.  With him on a game, it meant something special.  Certainly as he has aged he has slipped some, but in the past 30 years, Brent Mussberger meant the game you were watching was something you wanted to watch.  Is he Vin Scully level, no (no one is), but he is one of the most recognizable voices in sports and someone to respect and admire. 99% of all of us couldn't do any better.  

Comment 26 Aug 2015

I have no fears about this team unlike 4-5 years ago.  They are mature ( although young still) and confident.  Barring injuries a repeat will happen.  

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Agreed. I usually don't care what people I do know are thinking minute by minute let alone what complete strangers are thinking or have an opinion on.  I'm in the get off my lawn camp regarding this tool of the devil.  

Comment 12 Jun 2015

I thought flyboys only drop in, spend a day in air conditioned tents, refuel and are back at Wright Pat for dinner?

Comment 12 Jun 2015

Only bad thing for 3:30 is it is right during the time my sons play their pee wee football games (I'm west coast).  With the 12 start time, thats 0900 here, so I could get the OSU game in before heading to the kids games.  Now I'll have to DVR OSU and when in the stands at my kids games, tell everyone around me to turn off their freaking phones...

Comment 12 Jun 2015

100% agree.  Better water, less bugs, Mackinac Island is a great place to visit, just overall prettier, especially in the UP.

Comment 12 Jun 2015

I have never seen a game in person at the Shoe, even though I lived in Ohio for 18 years before joining the military.  That is all.

Comment 12 Jun 2015

I forgive out of staters putting The university of Ohio State out of sequence.  College is all about education is it not?

Comment 28 May 2015

From a normal parent of normal kids who have zero chance to play football at Ohio State or any D-1 level, this is so frustrating to see how Spence, with God given talent wasted it with such poor judgement.  If my 5'6, 160 lb son (who is a decent athlete and will "make" the high school team but nothing higher) had Spence's measurables (6'3, 250 lbs, quickness, strength, etc) he'd at least get some doors open to college based on measurables alone, then its all about work ethic, character and desire.  Unfortunately, those that have those good traits but not measurables rarely get the opportunities Spence has had.  I'm glad to see Buckeye athletes that truly appreciate their lot in life indicate that from time to time.  Gives me a little faith that people to whom much is granted, given and doors opened, "get it".