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Lexington, OH

Member since 01 December 2013 | Blog

I'm a proud grad of The Ohio State University and have been a die hard fan of the Buckeyes since the Woody Hayes era. I spent 4 years in the OSUMB and had the honor to go to 4 different Bowl games with the Buckeyes in those 4 years.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma 1977 - even though we lost it was the most amazing game I've ever been to. 2 wins at UM during my time in the band -- one that took us to play for a National Championship in the Rose Bowl. And, of course, that amazing night in January 2003 . . .
    Also, 1975 World Series Game I attended in Cincy watching the Big Red Machine on its way to winning the greatest World Series ever played.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Nov 2015

It can be frustrating to watch them at times but I am pretty sure we are still undefeated and continuing an epic run the likes of which we haven't seen in decades. I am continuing to enjoy the ride. I seem to remember 2002 where we won ugly all the way to the Natl Championship. This is NOWHERE near that ugly.  Relax, Buckeye fans. These are good, good times.

Comment 26 Oct 2015

I have lived through the days of Woody (60s and 70s), Earle, Coop, Tress and now Urban. Buckeye fans are and have been incredibly blessed for many years with one HOF coach after another. Coach Meyer is an incredibly special and gifted coach and has to be the best of his generation. This "old guy" definitely appreciates that we have such a guy leading our favorite team. 

Comment 05 Oct 2015

I won't ever get on the thread again after this game. Horrible. Some people need to get a life. They embarrass themselves. 

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Agreed, IRTD! Thanks for saying this so well guys. I am sickened by so called fans criticizing so harshly the KIDS playing this game. They were heros 9 months ago and now are somehow not. I want to see the team put it all together too but to rip kids who are trying to do their absolute best and questioning coaching that has proven itself over and over is absurd. I'm pretty sure they all are trying as hard as they can to make things better and they care about the results even more than the fans who somehow think they have more knowledge or ability or interest in the results. 

My suggestion:  Lighten up and enjoy. I have lived 55 years and have only seen 3 NCs in that time (no, I don't count 1970 since we got smoked by Plunkett and Stanford in the Rose Bowl) so I am cheering hard for my Buckeyes and enjoying the ride of being defending champs. Don't get me wrong, I grumble some during the game but I'm behind our team regardless and I refuse to snark and criticize when games are over. I feel pretty confident from watching how this program is now built that Urban, his coaches and the players are working very diligently to reach their potential every single day. That's all any fan can ask. 

I do not wear scarlet and gray colored glasses and I am as passionate as any fan but I will enjoy this ride as far as it goes -- even if it ends vs Maryland this weekend (perish that thought!).

Comment 05 Oct 2015

That's funny right there! I remember my then-7 year old daughter coming in the family room during a Cooper Years big game and saying "Dad, you need help."  

Comment 03 Oct 2015

The unis are not as bad as I feared but it just does not look like Ohio State. If the players are excited, it's ok for a little change up I guess. However, I do not like the helmets at all. Silver helmets with a black stripe and regular leaves on em please. But gee, it's not up to me (or any of us) is it? Another shameless Nike money maker which is probably my biggest problem with all of it. GET OFF MY LAW!

Comment 20 Sep 2015

I had both of the same thoughts ... He and his misses were totally soaked by the time they left the field. And Cam Johnston was Tress' hero of the game yesterday!

Comment 17 Sep 2015

I am trying to not have scarlet colored glasses this year like so many. I expected last week's "struggle" (at least in offense) because of the lack of prep time and think the Slobs still haven't played a very good game for their standards. I think the Bucks will score but not as much as we would like and that the defense will stop NIU but not as much as we'd like. I am a bit of a pessimist (lived through the Cooper years) so I think we win 41-24. 

Comment 13 Sep 2015

I was wondering, too. The Minnesota game was listed back in August as an 8 pm start and now says TBA.