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Member since 23 July 2013 | Blog

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Voting Record: 2011 / 343

29 years military, still active, live in Italy.

Grew up in Ohio and have been a lifelong fan of The OSU.

Drop me an email if you have any unique, rare, etc. Ohio State football items.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Too many to list.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Charles "Chic" Harley.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Catania (Sicily)

Recent Activity

Comment 31 Jul 2015

But that's how all of our supposed professional media experts write articles now; write it and run with it whether true or not because it gets your "story" out first and society is so forgetful that they'll move on to the next BS story you write and never bring up the fact that despite supposedly being a "professional reporter" your input to the world is on par with The Onion, just less humorous. 

Comment 31 Jul 2015

What the.... huh?  You're angry about what exactly? 

Of course it should "never have happened" but we're talking about college aged young men here.  That is not a gross attempt at an excuse either because having been in the military for 29 years thus far, we get tested all the time and I personally do not believe drugs should be used (then again what are alcohol, cigarettes, and all the crap our docs prescribe to all of us...?).

Comment 30 Jul 2015

The Big Ten has come a long way in the last year but do not think we are quite where we need to be to have a 1 or 2 loss team make it in (like the SCUM-EC does).  We can ill-afford to come in ranked #1 and lose to anyone early and if we lose late the fall may put us outside looking in with too few weeks remaining to overcome it.  Last year's loss early to VT enabled us to fight our way back in but it also took some other teams losing (circa 2002) to get us in place to show what we can do (anyone remember the nail biting decision for the 4 teams in). 

Comment 30 Jul 2015

What if the players strike and they don't go to, then win, the World Series despite being favored to do so....?  Oh wait, that was the Tribe. 

There a million variables that could change any teams outcome for the season hence the reason they put their gear on and play.  Just enjoy the ride for crying out loud. 

Comment 30 Jul 2015

The ONLY reason we lost the 2014 VT game was because of what happened just one week before... yep, the Navy Midshipmen did a ton of physical damage to a team that was already reeling from the loss of Braxton.  Don't take my word for it, go back and watch how many chop blocks and low angle crap was occurring in the trenches; it took its toll and we hobbled in to our homecoming unprepared; that will not happen again.

Comment 26 Jul 2015

Well thanks for the smack; not needed however.  Folks simply are in such a race to start a new thread and rarely look to see if another identical thread was created and many have stated their bones against such things but clearly hit points, thread counts, and other outweigh logic.  I love this place, but that is the key item that bothers me; sorry.

Comment 26 Jul 2015

Been busy as can be lately.  How about you? 

I'm really excited about the upcoming season and am actually coming home from Italy to attend the OSU vs TTUN game. 

Comment 20 Jul 2015

I love this site but who comes up with these questions?  "Who's the best bet for the Heisman?" when the spread (provided by Vegas) is right there with the name... FYI - Vegas didn't build those casino's with their own money folks.

I vote Elliott.

Comment 14 Jul 2015


Thing of beauty my friend!!!!!  Nice find. 



Thanks for posting up your new image; vintage or modern it is a beauty.  Folks, follow his example and post what you have!