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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 11 Sep 2016

It was just 2 weeks ago that most of us (and all the national so-called pundits) were pretty pessimistic about this team's chances in Norman this weekend. My pessimism is better but I'm still in the "show me" stage with this team. They have played well overall against 2 middling opponents at home so far. There is still a LOT of inexperience on both sides of the ball and this will be a seriously hostile environment against a very talented team with excellent athletes.  I'm hoping for the best and feel way better about this game then when I was looking at the schedule a month ago but I will not panic or be totally shocked if we struggle/lose this week. As we all knew coming in, this team's legacy will be made at the end of the season. That said, however, GO BUCKS! Boom the Sooners!! 

Comment 02 Sep 2016

The University's "me thinks they protest too much" statement that it has nothing to do with TBDBITL makes me call BS. Obviously, that has A LOT to do with it. Just because their lawyers got the Waters case dismissed doesn't mean the Admin wasn't totally wrong and awful about the way they treated him. They have been fighting a battle against negative perception since. If you take the time to read the things the University is now requiring of sanctioned Clubs, it is honestly beyond what I could have imagined and way beyond "brand protection."  That's just crap. It's about power and control and squashing any potential negative messages at their source. 

As you can guess, a LOT TBDBITL alums (including me) were outraged at what the Admin is mandating.  It is hard to not feel like it had a lot to do with and came from the Band fiasco, how they treated Jon Waters (a REALLY good man/scapegoat) and the well-deserved criticism they have gotten as a result of their own dumb decisions. Smacks of Stalinism to me and makes me slightly sick to my stomach. I love Ohio State with a passion but I am absolutely not a fan of this Admin or the powers that be who seem to love to throw their weight, power and money around. 

Sorry, DJ, I know you wanted to avoid this but it got my dander up (could you tell?). End of rant. 

GO BUCKS! Crush the Falcolns! Also enjoy the amazing OSUMB and TBDITIL Alumni bands tomorrow!

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!