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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 22 Nov 2015

I wonder what flashy "pump up" video will be made by the OSU video crew for this week - I envision quiet strings playing in the background, fast cut aways of players crying during the national anthem and Carmen Ohio, some distant shots of rain falling on the Shoe and then about 5 seconds of actual football footage of JT running the ball and getting tackled for a loss.  Music raises to a crescendo and a Block O fades....really stirring stuff.

This season was all about last years flash and no actual substance.  I understand the coaches are real people and have feelings, but I am disappointed in their performance, especially given the fact they make make mid to high six figure salaries or more (wish I could in my profession).  But they live public lives and are subject to this criticism which most I've read tonight is mostly spot on with regards to Beck and Warinner, but most of it needs to land on Meyer.   As in the Navy, when the ship sinks or crashes, the navigator isn't relieved from duty, the Captain is.  If I hear Meyer say again tomorrow (as he has numerous times this whole season) that "we need to get better" then I'll politely throw up in the corner.  After weeks 2 or 3, I'll accept that, not after week 11.  You are in charge, make the tough calls (like not vacillating on our QBs), remove the "co" from these two guys and pin the clear responsibility of play calling on one of them.  

The sun will rise tomorrow, but what this team does after that will be interesting to read here at 11W this week.     

Comment 17 Nov 2015

I personally think Herman should consider taking the VT job (with USC Trojans as a close second).  1) Great football tradition/history 2) in a weak ACC where you'd immediately vault to the top of the conference after one year and 3) great fan base that shows up to games. I wonder though if Herman would leave Houston after only 1 year though.  

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...