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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.

Favorites

  • 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.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Crafty
  • 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 Jul 2016

Our love for current and former players certainly can result in rose colored glasses especially when the topic is a bad as this.  I also wanted to give every benefit of doubt to Zeke. Let it play out. 

Comment 01 Feb 2016

What's a sad commentary on our society is, Urban even with this high level of compensation is not ultra super rich.    87% of the world's total wealth is held by the richest 10% of the population which Urban is not even close to being in.  People who are considered to have an ultra-high net worth have at least $50 million US in assets. Globally, this group contains approximately 123,800 people.  So this leaves me sad given I have a decent job and make around 90K a year and sometimes still struggle with my family of 7.  My salary Its sorta like looking at the size of the universe: my city is large, yet compared to my state its small, which compared to the US is even smaller compared to the world...compared to the solar system....compared to the milky way....compared to BILLIONS of galaxies, etc, etc.  That said I sure would give it a try making my annual salary EVERY month or something comparable.  

Comment 18 Dec 2015

I hear you, but playing time is a "thing".  As a parent of athletic kids, you want to see them on the field/court to contribute.  As a former player, I understand the desire to contribute to the team and get into games, not just "support" the team in practice.  My kids nor I were never remotely good enough to play at the Div 1 level but I can understand any frustration that Grandstaff  may have had.  He was most likely the stud player on his high school team and the transition to riding the pine was probably difficult.  Not saying his decision was right or wrong and I hope his transfer works out for him and his plans/goals - I do understand his reasoning though.  

Comment 03 Dec 2015

Is there any better sport for individual accomplishment than wrestling?  Truly great to see so many Buckeyes continuing where we left off after our national championship last season.  "you shoot I score, I shoot I score".  Love wrestling mentality.  

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.