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Member since 23 July 2013 | Blog

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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. [email protected]


  • 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 1 hour ago

Yes, I'm at Capo.  I live a short distance from Licola.

We are building about ten minutes from Taormina and Giardini Naxos.  Still have my house in Fernandina Beach, Florida so will split time in a few years when I wrap up my military career.

Here are a few shots of my place that we are building:

Top View

Old (500 years) structure that was used to produce wine that is on the property and will become a 1 bedroom guest house with clear floor to show the details below: 


Mt Etna view from the property:

Comment 16 hours ago

This is completely ridiculous because he's only played THREE GAMES folks. 

There have been numerous AP First Team All-Americans - too many to list herein.

Here is the list of OSU Three-Time All-America Selections:

1916, 1917, 1919 Chic Harley RB
1928, 1929, 1930 Wesley Fesler E
1930, 1931, 1932 Lew Hinchman HB
1934, 1935, 1936 Merle Wendt E
1973, 1974, 1975 Archie Griffin TB
1974, 1975, 1976 Tom Skladany P
2000, 2001, 2002 Mike Doss SS
2006, 2007, 2008 James Laurinaitis LB

Heisman Trophy winners count for anything?

1944 Les Horvath
1950 Vic Janowicz
1955 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
1974 Archie Griffin
1975 Archie Griffin
1995 Eddie George
2006 Troy Smith

*** No offense, but you guys seriously need to learn your Ohio State football history. ***

Start here perhaps:

Comment 16 hours ago

Il mio amico, bello sentire da voi. Sto facendo molto bene, grazie per avermelo chiesto.

The house construction in Sicilia (Sicily) is coming along; doing so from a distance currently because I am currently assigned in Naples and have just arrived here in the last few months.  Finally settled in to the new place and getting my feet planted on firm ground at work as well. 

Comment 24 Apr 2015

Thanks for playing, now that they'll be a paying... you'd better put 50% away for a rainy day = 4.8 years is the average player's career.  (The average NBA player will make $24.7 million in his career. That is based on an average salary of $5.2 million and an average career length of 4.8 years) 

YET, many end up BROKE:


Comment 23 Apr 2015

Great coach that got railroaded.  PC World we live in is killing all kinds of things... I'll leave it at that.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

So here's an idea: NO ONE buy a game used jersey online. 

Additionally, the value is exactly what they sold for ~$100 nothing more, nothing less.

End of the day - do you really stinking need it? 

Comment 18 Apr 2015

The culture will change when the perpetrator and those whom coverup the crimes are also endicted and serve time as well... = never (sadly).

Comment 18 Apr 2015

Can someone PLEASE get to youtube (or other) soon as possible?  I have no means of watching while overseas unless hosted.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

We don't use our punter much either; do you contend that we need to increase the use of him as well? 

Our O has been out of this World amazing since Urban Ball arrived...

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Ex-Wife.  Not one of my many epic regrets eclipses getting mixed up with that whxxe, bitcx, sxut... you get my drift... 

Comment 06 Apr 2015

Perplexing... do I continue to post or let the thread die?  I had, nor have, no intention of this being my own thread.  Folks, please share what you have.

Comment 04 Apr 2015

Thanksgiving Day game on Nov 27, 1902 Ohio State vs Indiana (tied 6-6) evening menu at the Park Hotel in Columbus (Items on right have nothing to do with the 1902 item, they are Lynn St. John autograph items).

Kids ate pretty darn good that day. 

* sorry for the "property of" but people are jerks and copy original items them sell on ebay, etc.

Comment 29 Mar 2015

The R5 Football (above on this page) is a 40's item; I've had several state it may be from the 42' season.  More digging ongoing. 

Comment 29 Mar 2015

I'm selling some items; if any of you see items you'd like to buy just let me know.  Thanks.

Comment 29 Mar 2015

Winning begets winning and it's going to be a lot of fun being an Ohio State fan for many years to come. 

I'm a huge fan of Woody, Tress, etc. but Meyer has something that we haven't seen.