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German Buckeye


Washington currently (via New Carlise (near Springfield))

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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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.

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  • 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 6 minutes ago

If this happens as described I'll be happy of course for our basketball team. How about a football related dream?  Any visions of the O line blocking, speed guys not being tripped up by the shoe laces and corners pressing and smothering WR's?  I'd love to have that vision come true.

Comment 49 minutes ago
and why hasn't the NCAA overturned this ala Penn St?
Comment 18 Sep 2014

When this man gets into his 70's (if he lives that long), Bear Bryant's going to have an awfully long double chin....

Comment 17 Sep 2014

Braxton needs to declare and hope his reputation doesn't become like RG3's. I love Braxton and he's been a great Buckeye, but propbably in his best interests to move on and get paid at this game.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

Certainly hope to have a better team next season, but wish our schedule would not be so whimpy - sure we can get revenge on VA Tech in their house, but other than that, Hawaii, Northern Ill and Western Mich???? Not going to gain ANY points with media with decisive victories over those schools.  I hope our decision makers add P5 schools in future schedules (and not basement dwelling ones).  Only way to overcome the media is to play tough schools and beat them.    

Comment 16 Sep 2014

We have two main RB's on my sons 8th grade youth county team.  One is bigger and a little faster than the other but he seemingly gets less YAC than the smaller RB.  Why?  I think the smaller kid senses and "feels" the movement and has better peripheral vision. Plus the small kid actually hits holes harder and has a nice jump stop to boot.  I think that great RBs have an inherent sense on when to cut or drop a shoulder.  Something that really can't be taught. 

Comment 09 Sep 2014

So been waiting for Ross' analysis.  Can't get unemotional, straight forward takes on the good, bad and ugly (especially after wading thru all the roller coaster comments here the past few days).  Clearly if Ross can diagnose our ineptitude and repeated game plan mistakes, can't our million dollar staff do so also?  

Comment 07 Sep 2014

SO let's get back to only recruiting Ohio 2 and 3 star athletes, coach them up, play fundamental football and be tough again.  I didn't mind that when we were doing that.  My expectation wasn't winning a national championship every year either.  I don't know what to think now, frustration, expectation level to high, drinking cool aid too much.  I can't even enjoy college football anymore. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Being upfront, I am usually a glass half empty persona but I just can't get it out of my mind that we pay Meyer millions (I repeat MILLIONS) of dollars, provide him and his staff the VERY BEST facilities, and support and fan base - all to be at the pinnacle of this sport...and we get this outcome.  Its been 12 years since we have won a championship. I think some hard focused dissent is totally acceptable. I know in my job if I were given the level of support and compensation this staff is, and I produced as they have, I wouldn't have my job very much longer. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Concur, thought we'd be in the 20's.  Well, unless we get our crap straight, Kent St might be stacking the box next week and Fickle won't have any more answers - more "Well I don't know" pressers, and we'll be out of the polls entirely.  The MAC is closing in on the BIG fast as evidenced by this weekend. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

I don't know, I get confused with all the pre-season hype - Silver Bullets returning...all the weapons at our disposal, "great coaching" to boot, etc, etc.  Yet we are at home, in prime time, and allow 7 sacks, and go 2-12 on 3rd down and make a bunch of turnovers AND HAVE FRUSTRATING PLAY CALLING.  That's just not a very good team.  Too much cool aide flowing to start the year.  I love my Buckeyes, but need to take a realistic view from now on.  On top of all that, the BIG freaking laid a huge egg today. No way our conference reps in the final four.  S

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Only thing I was disappointed with our LB's was inconsistent coverage of the pitch out/option.  Navy ran for a ton of yards, so that was disappointing.  That also stems from a lack of push from the D line, so they were a little inconsistent too.  Need to blow up those plays in the backfield.