Il_Padrino's picture



Member since 23 July 2013 | Blog

Helmet Stickers: 2,598 | Leaderboard

Voting Record: 1989 / 342

28 years military, still active, live in Sicily.

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 05 Jul 2015

Unless one fails to forget to pack their parachute... just saying there are certainly some failures that are fatal.

On topic, congratulations for quitting due to spiritual reasons.  I think that it is going to take something such as this to get me to quit all alcohol but could surely see me going this route to at least stop the hard liquors because I wrestle between "should I" and "why not" all the time; the spiritual decision to abstain is right there.  Ugh!

Comment 04 Jul 2015

Following closely...

The military and all that comes with it tends to bring along some unwanted baggage in the form of drinking.  It is, and always will be, a part of the culture due to a myriad of reasons (e.g. peer, stress, stress, and more stress) that all make it "OK" or part of the norm to do so. 

I do not feel I have a problem but would honestly like to quit all alcohol accept wine due to it being part of the Italian landscape and whenever I do drink it, it is always in moderation... whiskey, gin, and vodka on the other hand not so much. 

For those of you that quit; what kind of positive things occurred (e.g. weight loss, etc.) and what were/are the negatives you've had to deal with (e.g. social awkwardness with colleagues, etc.)?  Thanks.

Comment 03 Jul 2015

Even the ugly sailors can get laid in the PI... yes, this is true and you know it. 

Comment 03 Jul 2015

Hey Chic Harley dude, always glad to hear from you.  Hope all is well. 

Comment 03 Jul 2015

Navy guy, bubblehead  (submariner).  3 submarines, 3 ships, 4 overseas tours, and only 2 shore tours.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

So there I was 29 years ago at boot camp... and here I remain.  That was, and is, the coolest part of my career thus far. 

Comment 15 Jun 2015

in all seriousness... wearing a great memory of the heads of Michigan, then Wisconsin, then Alabama, then lastly Oregon.

Repeat... over and over again.

Comment 15 Jun 2015

Better drink that shit the next two games or C-Town is looking at another "The Drive", "The Fumble", "The Decision", THE FAILURE OF C-Town.

Comment 15 Jun 2015

From Dean Martin of the Rat Pack.

"Joe and I were over in my den one morning, swimming, and he mixed himself a peculiar drink. I looked down at him and said "what you drinking down there, Joe?". And he looked down at me, and he said "Scotch and carrot juice". I said "Why?", he said "I get drunk, but I see good".

Comment 15 Jun 2015

Can't find Pappy? Go for Weller.

Pappy Van Winkle is frequently described by both educated and uneducated drinkers as the best bourbon on the market. It is certainly aged for longer than most premium bourbons, and has earned a near hysterical following of people scrambling to get one of the very few bottles that are released each year. Of the long-aged bourbons, it seems to be aged very gently year-to-year, and this recommends it enormously. But if you, like most people, can't find Pappy,try W. L. Weller. There's a 12 year old variety that retails for $23 around the corner. Pappy 15-year sells for $699-$1000 even though it's the exact same liquid as the Pappy (same mash bill, same spirit, same barrels); the only difference is it's aged 3 years less.