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Il_Padrino


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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]

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Comment 13 Sep 2014

What should have/could have been a National Championship season (but unfortunately wasn't) but we got a Heisman Trophy winner that year (Horvath).  The 1944 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1944-1945. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–0 record under Coach Widdoes and the Buckeyes outscored opponents 287-79 during the season.

1944 OSU vs Great Lakes (Oct 21) Coach Widdoes Formation:

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1944 OSU vs Great Lakes (Oct 21) Ohio Formation:

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1944 OSU vs Great Lakes (Oct 21) Paul Brown Formation:

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1944 OSU vs Great Lakes (Oct 21) Paul Brown Formation:

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1944 OSU vs Indiana (Nov 4) Dads Formation (Father's Day):

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1944 OSU vs Indiana (Nov 4) FDR Formation (Franklin D Roosevelt):

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1944 OSU vs Indiana (Nov 4) Mule Formation:

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1944 OSU vs Indiana (Nov 4) Star Formation:

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1944 OSU vs Michigan (Nov 25) Chic Harley Formation:

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1944 OSU vs Michigan (Nov 25) Hourglass Formation:

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Comment 13 Sep 2014

Being an avid Ohio State football collector I occasionally come across unique The Best Damn Band in the Land (TBDBITL) and halftime band related items and thought it appropriate to share some of them here.

1922 Ohio State Football (first game in new stadium (Oct 7)) - OSU vs Ohio Wesleyan pre-game the band marching toward the new Ohio Stadium.  Result was a WIN 5-0.

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1922 Ohio State Football (first game in new stadium).

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Comment 13 Sep 2014

This is 11W and since no one ever gets hit for REPOST (of same info) means that unless there are 27 different threads on the same subject.... there is no smoke. 

Comment 10 Sep 2014

I feel no sadness at all for the NFL finally stepping up and making examples of a professional athlete for BREAKING THE LAW.  Why are athletes "above the rest of us?" has always been a question that no one seems to have an answer for... kill a guy while driving a vehicle AND wasted... no problem, be involved in a murder... you get to be a starting linebacker and in the HOF, shoot yourself in the leg with a weapon that is not allowed (by law) in the city... slap on the wrist, etc. 

Guys like this guy (Rice) and any other that go off and punch ANY ONE (male or female), which is against the law, should be held FULLY accountable and a clear message to the other players is made that the league (military) will not tolerate such behavior.

Why is it that any one has sympathy on this guy or his situation is beyond me and to attempt to blame the NFL for anything is simply redirecting where ALL of the fault resides: Ray Rice.

HE BROKE THE LAW and in a public place, he has no rights any more, or less, than anyone else. Rice is like any other person who works in an industry where public perception IS 100% important and each person IS accountable not only to themselves, the law, but the rules of the industry to which they are employed. He just doesn't work for the NFL any longer, he has every right to work anywhere else... perhaps use that college degree from Rutgers... except wait for it... he didn't get his degree... so he can flip burgers for all I care.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

As long as you have been, and remain, consistent in your opposition, argument, or other.  Many are bashing the hell out of the team this AM and I take offense to that because none of us are in the shoes of the players or coaches and either we support them and believe in the system or we don't.  To call for Coach Meyer's head like so many are today is just a sad and pathetic way to go about being a fan because either you support the ol' ball coach or you don't but at least consistently bitch about his supposed shortcomings or accept the loss because you support him.  I for one support him and it pissed me off to read so many questioning if he is/was the right choice. 

Sanctions, etc. have all arrived in the rear view mirror and we are on our way.  We, the fan base, must be patient and see all the good that is currently playing there and the recruits whom are on their way.  That being stated, yesterday hurt us in recruiting in my opinion (just putting myself in the skin of the kids that attended yesterday's loss).

Comment 07 Sep 2014

You are a hypocrite. 

You cite that you are an "alum" from a location way up on your own HIGH HORSE then pass judgement on my entire post while you are not required to refrain from doing the same thing you accuse me of. 

You state that you read my post, well clearly your reading comprehension has suffered a bit since you "graduated".

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Do you seriously think that you are the only person to ever graduate from Ohio State?  Guys like you are the worst examples of alumn’s (if you are) out there because in the big scheme of things this is a fan page not a “look at me I went to The O” page. 

"OMG, shut the fuck up"????? really?  O M G ? What are you 12?

For a guy that supposedly "went to The OSU", you sure aren't paying attention to detail and I'd expect more from an alumn...  READ my post, then READ it again, let it sink in, then think about a response, then think a little more (because you clearly need the extra time), then post…

Who am I talking to? - Read all the threads asking for Meyer's head, how the team "failed, etc.  Them.

I am sitting here watching the game AGAIN and thus far, 1st half, we are playing pretty well.  Lots of good play, a crappy call on a VT fumble that went against us (but that happens), etc.  We fell apart at the end of the second quarter (down by 14 going in to the half) and in the second half of play.  That is a coaching issue to keep the kids motivated; and the ol' ball coach had better get his head right to keep them motivated.  Hayes would have killed 2 players just to make an example to the others. 

I am not trashing fans, I AM going after all those FLIP FLOP "FANS" who want nothing short of perfection all the time.  Teams lose, we lost, it sucks, so now let the PROFESSIONAL's (the coaches) do their jobs and regroup.

There is some relevance to the “who has Meyer beat” question and frankly that is a tough question to honestly answer because it comes down to not anyone of significance.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Allowing them to score just before the half via a 60+ yard punt by us that outpaced the gunners and VT returned it for 30+ yards PLUS the two missed Field Goals did not help.

The VT team came to play that is for sure.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

You have a solid point here and despite my 100% support of the team (coaches and players) I just do not have a response that supports an alternate response to: No top teams.  :-(

Comment 07 Sep 2014

I forgot to mention another thing; post Prior/Tres disaster... sanctions anyone?  Our team got wacked good by the NCAA with vacated season and "A yearlong investigation into Ohio State's football program ended Tuesday when the NCAA's Committee on Infractions handed down sanctions that include a one-year bowl ban and the loss of nine scholarships over the next three years."

WE, the FANS, are behind this team 100%.  WE, the FANS, are behind our coaches 100%.  WE ARE OHIO STATE!

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Hey JONPING67... FLIP FLOP much?  Prior to the loss (a few hours ago) you sure appeared (based on all of your posts) to be behind the team.

Example of one of your posts: "Comment 31 Aug 2014 - We will not lose to VaTech or anyone else during the regular season. 13-0 here we come."

I've corrected your response above to "Some Fan's (JONPING67) are flip flopper's who are only bandwagon'ers when the team is winning, the Offense is piss poor because we lost our starting QB the week before the season and we have a bunch of young kids who need some time to mature, and our D remains top notch and has overcome what can be easily stated as the worst D in our history (last year)."

Perhaps you could change your logo to an SEC team and jump on over to their bandwagon (just root for the conference like nearly all SEC "fans/bandwagons" do.  Have a nice day!

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Hey JONPING67... FLIP FLOP much?  Prior to the loss (a few hours ago) you sure appeared (based on all of your posts) to be behind the team.

Example of one of your posts: "Comment 31 Aug 2014 - We will not lose to VaTech or anyone else during the regular season. 13-0 here we come."

I've corrected your response above to "Some Fan's (JONPING67) are flip flopper's who are only bandwagon'ers when the team is winning, the Offense is piss poor because we lost our starting QB the week before the season and we have a bunch of young kids who need some time to mature, and our D remains top notch and has overcome what can be easily stated as the worst D in our history (last year)."

Perhaps you could change your logo to an SEC team and jump on over to their bandwagon (just root for the conference like nearly all SEC "fans/bandwagons" do.  Have a nice day!
 

Comment 06 Sep 2014

So to sum up this thread: You all will pretty much drink anything.  :-)

ENJOY! 

Comment 06 Sep 2014

Not sure how I missed this thread... oh wait, it is because every thread that starts here already has 20 other ones just like it = REPOST CENTRAL.

Here are some of my programs:

1913 Ohio State vs Northwestern

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1919 Ohio State vs Michigan (our first victory against them bastards...) + my two tickets to the game.

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1919 Ohio State vs Illinois (our only loss that year and the only loss of Chic Harley's 3 years at The OSU) + 1 of my 2 tickets to the game:

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1968 Ohio State vs Michigan on our way to a National Championship:

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Comment 06 Sep 2014

Post some photos because I started this thread to be about collectibles that are important to each of us for our beloved BUCKEYES. 

Comment 06 Sep 2014

Neat story; I'm always looking for Stinchcomb items.  He was an amazing player and, in my opinion, did a wonderful job playing alongside Chic Harley and never speaking an ill word of "playing second fiddle" to Harley.  A real class act Stinchcomb was/is.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Quite honestly it effects the overall effectiveness of the site (when so many threads get started on the same subject and no one calls them out for RE-POST).  Bookmarks within the site (for page threads like this one) would be really helpful that would allow you to get updates and stay connected to a particular thread you may like while ignoring the other 95% of drivel.

Comment 04 Sep 2014

I like it, nicely done. 

Is there any way to bookmark these types of posts since everyone on the planet seems to want to start a new thread for... no reason.