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Member since 17 August 2013 | Blog

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


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Thee Thrillogy, especially 85ytthots
  • 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 21 Aug 2016

With all the young, less experienced players OSU will start, I wonder if the Buckeyes would be ranked this high if Oklahoma wasn't on their schedule this season. That is, if they played a less highly ranked team instead.

The polls often bump up the rankings of traditional football powers before they meet for several reasons:  to hype the matchup for viewers, readers, advertisers, and for justification of the winner being highly ranked after the match—including paving the way for them to be chosen for a playoff spot.

Like you, I want the Buckeyes to be highly ranked at season's end, but I'd like to see them earn it by stellar play rather than by what teams and players and coaches of the past accomplished.

Comment 13 Aug 2016

If I wanted to break in to make off with their sexy decor I'd pull the pins on those door hinges.

The work of Eddie Haskell Construction.

Youngsters: "Who?"

Comment 13 Aug 2016

We already lost one QB in spring game  

Yep, getting experience is one thing, reasonable caution is another.  

Unless you're looking forward to the character-building experience of starting a true freshman QB, while the opposing defense puts 8+ in the box (double-daring you to throw behind an inexperienced O-line) and stuffs your run game—along with the RB who missed last year with a knee injury.

Comment 13 Aug 2016

OSU couldn't finish during Coop's tenure. All that talent but they couldn't do it vs TTUN or Bowl opponent.

It was like they went into "mellow cruise" mode, instead of "We will fight to the end..."

When they finally got to the 2002 NC game (under Tressell), I doubted their ability to finish even then. I didn't even consider going to that title game. (Pity!) 

(Thank heavens for UFM!)

Comment 07 Aug 2016

The story on Paula Myers-Pope is curious, as the Melbourne Olympics* ran from November 22 to Dec 8, 1956. Didn’t that occur at the end of Fall Quarter 1956?

I can understand why someone from the LA area would attend USC, but why would she choose Ohio State? It may be because OSU was a swimming and diving power in those days, winning NCAA and/or AAU championships for about 15 straight years. The US Olympic swimming and diving coaches were largely Ohio State coaches.

And  why no mention of Ford Konno,  who won 2 golds and 2 silver Olympic medals in 1952 and 1956, and set world records  in the 200-meter and the 400-meter freestyle during 1954 college meets while at OSU? Not to mention Miller Anderson, Jack George, Sam Hall, Bruce Harlan, Donald Harper, Kelly McCormick, Yoshi Oyakawa, Bill Smith, and Jack Taylor, all of whom were swimmers or divers from Ohio State who won Olympic medals. And there were more OSU Olympians from other sports.

*Australian quarantine laws were too severe to allow the entry of foreign horses, so the equestrian events were held separately in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 1956.

Comment 06 Aug 2016

He is also a capable basketball player with an incredible vertical for his size.

Who was the last OSU athlete to play both football and hoops?

Comment 30 Jul 2016

"Meyer went as far as to say he wants to see Brown blossom into an All-Big Ten wide receiver....  But Meyer's teams have yet to produce a first teamer at the position." 

To be All B1G, a receiver has to have a lot of catches. So OSU has to pass for that to happen. 

And the receiver must get decent yardage* with the catches. Bubble screens often don't achieve that yardage.

IMO, if you're going to throw, make the receiver's pattern 7 yards or more, so that the Reward is worth the Risk.

* Yardage includes yards after the catch ("Make somebody miss.").

Comment 29 Jul 2016

Dwayne haskins will get the torch then when he leaves for the NFL, He will pass it off to Emory jones

Maybe. But remember, Justin Zwick  was supposed to be OSU's star QB—until beaten out by Troy Smith, who went on to win the Heisman.

Zwick was a very able backup, and he saved the Buckeyes' bacon on more than one occasion.

Comment 27 Jul 2016

You still keep your hands at 10 and 2 on the wheel just like Brian the Drivers Ed Guy told you

Are they still teaching 10 and 2 hand positions in Ohio? Things have changed here in California due to steering wheel airbags, broken wrists and noses. In corporate training, we are taught 9 and 3—and our thumbs never enter the inside of the wheel where they could get caught by a deploying (exploding) airbag, causing broken wrists, etc. Similarly, turning hand over hand atop the wheel is dangerous too, as a deploying airbag forces that arm to your face, breaking your nose.

It's dangerous out in there, so keep your eyes on the road and keep your hands to yourself.

BTW, when driving, my car doesn't move until everyone is buckled in. Sometimes cargo on the seat gets strapped in too. My car, my rules.

Comment 22 Jul 2016

From bizjournals.com:

Construction is targeted to begin in December and is being funded by donations and revenue from concerts held at Ohio Stadium. Both projects will anchor big plans the university has for an athletics village between Route 315 and Olentangy River Road north of Lane Avenue.

To me "village" connotes residences. Will OSU have athletic dorms or apartments in that area? With bus service to main campus?

If so, will that housing be limited to athletes on scholarship?