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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
    Attending many OSU victories over TTUN, including in AA.
    Witnessing Hank Aaron's 3,000 hit (a scorer's gift) and 3,001 (a HR) in Crosley Field.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers –Yorks. Met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Go Warriors! (Chill, Draymond, & Think!)
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants!
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT, but: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Oct 2016

They're a copycat league with a prima donna anchor tenant—Texas—that has fallen on hard times.

If Texas & OK were to jump to another conference, would the remnants be absorbed by the WAC? 

Of course, if the conference folded, it might reduce the playoff committee to just seeding the Big 4 conference champs.

Comment 21 Oct 2016

 I would not at all be surprised at a close 4 quarters type game though I would love a nice comfortable beat down.

Even if up by 17-0, that's not comfortable @ PSU. To get the win, Bucks have to play well throughout the game, and not coast even if up by 3 scores.

Comment 16 Oct 2016

Lots of stuff to work on, including coaching / preparation. There was some improvement in OSU's pass game (17-29/226 yds, 1 TD, 1 Int): better yardage, though 58.6% could be higher, and picks lower. 

There were course corrections / improvements during the game on both sides of the ball. With a gutty comeback and overcoming self-inflicted wounds in OT, the Buckeyes were able to hold it all together at the end. This team needs to keep getting better, as future opponents noted the areas where OSU has weakness.

Comment 16 Oct 2016

too many people being overconfident in the Bucks and not giving Wisconsin enough respect.

Yep, many on 11W had expectations that were way too high—a classic cause of disappointment, frustration and anger.

This is a young team that has issues that need correcting (and sideline interference too!), but their talent and character emerged to get the win. Let's hope the players and staff keep improving, because next week is another tough road test.

Comment 15 Oct 2016

JT has been very mediocre the last two years. Herman was a miracle worker at QB coach. 

There may be truth in this, but I pray you're wrong.

Comment 15 Oct 2016

Thunderstorm and the related weather delay pushing it to a 1 am finish time?

Potential lightning delays are precisely why the B1G should not schedule these late night games. If lightning indeed delays the game, the broadcast network doesn't get the viewing time they pushed for anyway. And if the network pressures game officials to minimize safety measures to hit that viewing window, they endanger fans, players and coaches. No one wants Urban or JT (or others) to be killed or injured by lightning.

Also there are dropping temps, with the added possibility of snow and ice. IMO, no games in October or later should be scheduled after 5 pm.