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Lifelong Buckeye fan, love to travel to road games.
Married 26 years, 2 kids.

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Comment 3 hours ago

I put headphones in and let a few people listen to this. I asked them to tell me who was speaking and let me know as soon as they were certain. Not one of them listened for more than 15 seconds before saying Morgan Freeman. Absolutely amazing impression.

Comment 22 hours ago

Thanks for your service, happy to hear that things are now working in your favor. I hope more veterans nationwide will be able to experience similar.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

Danny Granger was loved by the Pacers players, Turner came in that trade when the Pacers locker room needed Granger the most. Not sure many players could have come in under those circumstances and been immediately accepted. 

Comment 21 Jul 2014

Kirk Gibson was a Dodger.

(As a Reds fan that remembers being in the NL West, I never liked the Dodgers)

Comment 20 Jul 2014

I know this says a lot about me, but it's almost impossible for me to not chuckle at the expression or mention of a dumpster fire, when it's used in comparison to a team or situation. I think this pic may have trumped dumpster fire with me.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

One of my all time favorite Buckeyes. It was always my belief that Doug Flutie's last second TD (a great great play) not happened, Keith Byars would have won the Heisman.  I'm going to guess someone like Seattle Linga will help me with this memory, as I'm not certain (refer to the post about getting old). We were losing badly and the cameras panned the OSU bench. There sat a confident Keith Byars looking into the camera, encouraging us all not to worry saying "we're coming back". I think it was at halftime during the Illinois game, just before he ran out of his shoe. Just an awesome moment and incredible game. 

Comment 20 Jul 2014

I've accepted the signs of aging pretty well, yet there is one thing I miss, and that's the ability to "bounce back" physically from injury. I helped someone move a few years back and hurt my elbow. It ended up hurting for two years. Absolutely zero bounce. 

Comment 19 Jul 2014

1) OSU Football & Basketball - I had to delete much of what I began writing, and encorporate football & b-ball together. The names of the players I admired as a youngster got too long. The list of memories from the Shoe and St John's got too long. As an adult I worked for 1 company for 25 years. My position with this company that did business with TOSU allowed me to entertain clients, and a great deal of that meant sports functions. I was truely blessed to have attended many sporting events, including a trip with the football team on the team charter. There is nothing like Buckeye nation, nothing! 

2) Baseball - Most specifically the Reds. From attending opening day events, to listening to Marty & Joe for hours on end. I started with the Bjg Red Machine, and have not stopped yet.

3) Mentoring young athletes has allowed me to support those individuals from an early age, and follow them to the professional level. A brief stint on the staff of a state championship high school basketball team provided some moments that frame my life. I wear the ring from that championship team in memory of our head coach that passed away not long after that season. I'm not a jewelry person, but my wedding ring and that championship ring are two very valuable items to me. 

Comment 19 Jul 2014

After beating ND and hearing their coach refer to one particular play (that was called back due to penalty) as the biggest play of the game. JT being told of it in his interview responded "we had what 5 plays of over 50 yards? Yea, I think there were a couple other big plays tonight" I liked that one.

Comment 19 Jul 2014

Played in a golf outing with Cooper a few years ago, post his coaching stint. He was actually in the foursome behind us, but when playing behind me you tend to encounter me a lot (due to my frequent left/rightness). He was friendly, so I never mentioned his record against TTUN. While enduring that terrible stint against *ichigan, I doubt you could have convinced me that some day they'd duplicate it. It's good to be on the other side of it. 

Comment 19 Jul 2014

Great question, my first thought was Mariota, but it just seems that a player with game breaking ability always seems to surface on that team. I'll say Winston since he is considered the "best" player on what many believe to be the "best" team. 

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Nobody knows you better than you. Speak from your knowledge, your experiences, and from your heart. I'm sure you'll do well. 

Know also that your 11W fam is rooting for you, be sure to let us know how it goes so that we can make fun of you. I mean so that we can celebrate your accomplishment with you. 

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Thanks, this is good info. I'm staying at a Hilton on Pratt St, which I'm told is walking distance to the stadium. I guess I'll find out when I get there if it's in "my" walking distance.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

An appropriate response IMO. 

Comment 13 Jul 2014

That would have definitely provoked a chemical warfare attack from me.