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Member since 23 July 2013 | Blog

30 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 35 minutes ago

I highly recommend that you not use that SD card as the primary = ALWAYS BACK UP DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOS.

In fact just last week I had an SD card just crap the bed for now good reason; none.  It was working and then it just went offline and the tablet would not detect it at all.  I took it out and tried it in my phone; nothing.  Then tried it in my PC and nothing as well.  SD cards do fail from time-to-time.

Comment 38 minutes ago

OK, so that aside, what do you use to go to the previous page other than the little back arrow on the upper left side of the screen?  I can't count how many times I've fat fingered the screen and end up elsewhere.  My Samsung does not have that issue at all. 

Comment 9 hours ago

One more additional item that I'd like to add:

SAMSUNG = rocks for many reasons and one more is because it also has three buttons on the bottom that allow you to switch applications easily and between one another + touch to go backward.

Apple = does NOT have three buttons at the bottom as it has only one which forces you to go to main page to open another application so it does not easily allow you to toggle between apps.  This also creates problems when inside an app because you have to locate the small back arrow on the screen itself to go to the previous page.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

No disrespect?  You do realize that Archie played 40+ years ago right? 


The OP's thread stated NOTHING about playing now.  He said "who is the greatest" therefore = CHARLES "CHIC" HARLEY

Comment 16 Jan 2017

Sorry, forgot to mention the anger guys played with while on barbs then. 

I hate to say this but I am of the mindset that nearly all players today are on some variant of steroids / human growth hormone today which equates to stronger and bigger players today. 

One thing to consider is that we know just how many players in the NFL have used and/or use cocaine (e.g. Michael Irvin, etc); who's to say many players don't hit a few lines during pre-game to get up for a game? 

Comment 15 Jan 2017

I have:

Samsung S7 (personal) and love it - extremely positive experience and is exceedingly more welcoming when working with Windows based PC's.  Yes.

I-Phone 6 (work) and it's OK - Apple makes life with Windows based PC's extremely difficult and is bloated while tying your hands to use I-tunes and other Apple based products as well.  No.

Comment 04 Jan 2017

Hah, so you fell for that old trick?  Hilarious. 

Yeah, you're so right... that never happens in the US.  Small fender bender?  Better call Saul.... there are millions of hack lawyers ready to file a lawsuit for said fender bender that caused irrevocable damage to their client. 

Here, some jackass hits your car you keep driving to a well lit and established area and guess what happens....?   They run like chicken little and no lawyers and no police which makes you the fool for stopping to begin with. 

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Two tickets in Virgina:

1. Emporia - in a U-haul that I had been trying to get to just do 50 all day up the highway from Atlanta.  Was passing through that shithole Emporia and was supposedly doing 57 in a 55 and the SOB wrote me a ticket.  

2. Williamsburg - had one of those Shelby Cobra replicas and got crushed doing 87 in a 55 = loss of license for 6 months, fine, and points.  My girlfriend (at the time) had to drive me to work each day from Williamsburg to Norfolk (1 hour each way) the entire 6 months... and that right there was the rest of the punishment because I got an earful all the way to work and all the way home.  

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Because a-holes in the US think that it is their job to make sure you are going the speed limit.  It's as if they will intentionally hang in the fast lane with the selfish idea that they are doing THE speed limit so whom are you to go above that... as if they have been deputized.  

Comment 03 Jan 2017

You are clearly talking about in the US where driving is boring beyond imagination.  I was home last year and felt like a damn zombie driving around paying more attention to where a cop might be parked than driving... that is one of the issues with vehicle safety in the US.  Bored drivers who are no longer paying attention to the actual feat of operating a vehicle because they know all the other zombies are complying to the rules (or pretty close to them).  

Here, you pay attention, you NEVER turn your head to check a blind-spot you use these fancy things that hang on each side of your car and one is even in the center of your windshield... mirrors, and to be totally honest I am a much better driver for it.  In the US they beat it in to you to 'check your blindspot' and what they fail to tell you is that in the amount of time you are looking behind you the entire landscape (in the direction you are heading) has changed.  

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Loss of confidence is what I blame on JT's recent performances.  Like anything in life, once your confidence is hurt (e.g. a man loses his hair, a man has to start taking "the blue pill", a man gets fat, etc. etc. etc.) he will always be that kind of person that reflects "Al Bundy" style of the days of old "when I was once able to....".

I agree completely that a position should always be in competition because competition is the spice of life and keeps a man honest and working hard and always trying to improve; without it your bald, limp, and fat while with competition that same guy grows a goatee, starts hitting the gym to get his testosterone improved, and loses some weight. 

JT - something has happened in the last few months.  He doesn't seem excited to play and is unsure of ball placement via the air or if he should run; the JT of old would have ran for open space a hell of a lot more than he did last night and there were several chances to do so.  It makes me wonder if it is not him at all; if the coaches have gotten in his head about hanging in the pocket... the thing is he's not that kind of QB and is now out of the realm to which he has always thrived on (check passing lanes quickly, if nothing, run for 20 yards).

I love JT - I have defended him on every single thread against him.  I am, in a weird way, defending him now by stating that I think it ultimately is the coaching staff that has clipped his wings and ability to run vice pass. 

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Clemson; it has to be Clemson. 

The BIG TEN has played like the "little one inch" this bowl season and Clemson getting swacked by those red necks at bama only makes it worse.  For Christ's sake; couldn't any of the BIG teams showed up to play?