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Member since 17 August 2013 | Blog

OSU grad, born in Cincinnati, now living on west coast.


  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers –Yorks. Met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Warriors: Champs!
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants!
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT, but: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 11 hours ago

Thanks for the preseason view of a couple of teams in transition. By my count the men have a roster of 27, with 10 being freshmen. One new coach.

The women have 25 on their roster, with 6 frosh, one being a redshirt freshman. Two new coaches.

Best of luck to all, and...

Go Buckeyes!

Comment 05 Oct 2015

with the same guys we have this year.......

It was mostly the same guys we have this year, but not Braxton. And NOT the same guys we had LAST year. No Evan or Devin, for example. 

And the OC, QB & RB coaches are different.  

Comment 05 Oct 2015

I can't speak for others, just myself. I root for the Ohio State Buckeyes, no matter the sport, whether they are struggling, or playing like national champs, because they are my alma mater. I may hope they play better, but I support them through thick and thin, often by saying "C'mon Buckeye(s), you can DO IT !"

Oh, and in football, things have been pretty darn "thick" for the last few dozen or so years. 

Go Buckeyes!

Comment 29 Sep 2015

ESPN GameDay is ... still the most watched CFB program on television

Does Disney / ABC / ESPN have such a monopoly over game day reporting that the feds should curb?

Comment 29 Sep 2015

the underthrows could be due to lack of practice reps, which would make sense. Since Cardale Jones solidified his role, I assume the practice reps will start to skew heavier in his favor.

IMO, practicing timing with receivers on long throws doesn't require reps with the first team, or any linemen at all. Of course, the QBs and WRs spend a lot of time already on football, and they have other time consuming activities, like class and studying. And having a child, as several of tehse players do, also consumes time. Still, I wonder how an occasional 30 minutes of practice--when receivers have fresh enough legs for full speed--might help to hit receivers in stride.

Comment 28 Sep 2015

In 1967 IU won the Big Ten. Yes, in football. They were 6-1 in conference (tied with Minn & Purdue!) and 9-1 overall. IU beat #3 Purdue, went to the Rose Bowl and ended up ranked #4. Check out the amazing Big Ten standings, with TUN, MSU and Wisky in bottom half.

Comment 27 Sep 2015

Are you saying Woody's offense didn't win us national titles? Or Tressel?

No, because that would be denial. And...there were a lot of Buckeye teams between 1968 and 2002 that did not pass the ball well...

Balance is important but OSU has always been a certain type of team. You run the football to set up the passing game.

Yep, balance is important, as I said. If the opponent is stuffing your run game (or just starts the game with 8 or 9 in the box), then the pass game is already set up. Just have to execute. But if you don't pass because "that's not who we are" or "we're [historically] a power run team" you can win a bunch of games. But you're not going undefeated, and you're going to lose bowl games more often than you'd like against top 10 teams. 

I watched my first OSU games in 1968, and IMO, at 31, you're a youngster.