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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 11 Apr 2017

I don't have a child anywhere near this level of athletic prowess to be a large school like OSU but one of my kids was recruited to wrestle at a smaller college.  While I certainly gave him my thoughts and pros and cons of all the colleges that were looking at him, ultimately I let him make the decision.  At this elite level, I couldn't imagine all the fans, extended family members and people who think they know best weighing in on this type of decision - that would have made the process horrible.      

Comment 25 Feb 2017

For some reason I am rooting for him to make a splash this season.  He certainly has the size and build to play, but the injury bug and seemingly motivation has limited his time here.  I always think what if that was my kid - I'd be absolutely proud that he got a scholarship to OSU in the first place, but I'd also want to see my boy play meaningful snaps on the field. I hope he does.

Comment 30 Jan 2017

Just love reading about all the sports.  Please keep this spot on going.  Appreciate all the work by the 11W team.  

Comment 02 Jan 2017

USC trusting their kicker to nail a 45 yarder.  Wow.  What a fun game to watch.  So the BIG went what 3-7 in bowl season. Yeah we were the best conference this season.  

Comment 02 Jan 2017

Wonder what it would be like to have a QB like USC has.  What composure and arm.  Throwing to space and anticipation.  A great game.  

Comment 02 Jan 2017

Great point in the "we're Ohio State for heavens sake" - there literally should never be a team that can out muscle or out quick us, in ANY position.  Not when you consistently have top 10 recruiting classes.  The failure is in preparation (30+ days no less) and execution - which lends to MOTIVATION.  I wonder where these kids minds were starting the game, hopefully it wasn't playing all their new Playstations in the hotel room.    

Comment 02 Jan 2017

This parallel with the business world is fairly on target.  I agree in principal with it in that Urban Meyer is getting "off" on many of the commentors diatribes.  Meyer needs to be held accountable for the overall poor performance and game planning that HIS team executes.  As a life long military officer, I could never use the excuse to the commanding general that one of my staff officers didn't execute the mission that I had oversight over - I would have been summarily relieved of duty.  Responsibility lies in Urban Meyer's lap for everything his team DOES and DOES NOT do, including coaching performance.  He needs to make adjustments moving forward, so I'm interested in seeing what he does.  

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Sigh. Don't know which I'm more disappointed in, the offensive play or assinine fans posting.  Ok so we will lose his game.  It's great experience and we'll come back strong next season. I love my Buckeyes. 

Comment 26 Nov 2016

It's nice to have a defense that plays hard and to it's potential. Can't say that about the other side of the ball.