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Member since 23 July 2013 | Blog

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 29 Nov 2015

Full of AWESOME!  Thanks!

How can I download it from youtube?  I have Ant Downloader but it says I need a converter.  Thoughts?

Comment 29 Nov 2015

He does where khaki pants all the time, perhaps he's not wiping his arse either.

Comment 29 Nov 2015

Wow, in the land of vague, there is this guy.  I get that you're pissed that the team you coach just got stomped, out-played, out-coached, and out-classed in your own house but show some character and state the obvious while being polite: "we got beat by a really good team today", "it was a hard fought game in to the half and we didn't execute in the second half", etc. instead he alienates his own media and made no friends therein; good for us.  :-) 

Comment 29 Nov 2015

Bunch of DREAM weaving going on this AM.  Come on folks, be realistic, we screwed the pooch last week with the loss to MSU.  Outside of the VT and UM games this year, we've hardly played to impress anyone.  Just being honest here. 

I'm happy to have the record we have and to have stomped UM yet again and then play lights out in a high level Bowl Game. 

Comment 29 Nov 2015

One exception to your theory: Iowa (4th), MSU (5th), The OSU (6th), therefore there is only 1 spot to play for in the top 4.

That brings us back to what everyone else is talking about wherein the only way your theory is in play is if one of the 3 (Clumson, Ah-La-Blama, or Ocrapahoma (whom do not play again)) lose. 

Comment 29 Nov 2015

You don't beat a bunch of unranked teams and almost lose to South Carolina and get in... errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, perhaps you do if you're Ah-La-Blama.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

We looked good today in every aspect.  Except kick-off coverage, that damn UM return man sure has eaten up some yardage.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

We didn't play inspired ball last week; it is what it it.  Now we have to pray our way in to the playoffs.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

Why doesn't the 11W page go directly to where the last post was?  I'm not sure what changed but it stinks to have to go all the way from the top to the bottom each comment.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

Their Qb is playing a heck of a game.  Love the sack, just wish the kid didn't get imploded like that.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

Shit and Khaki are about the same color... sometimes.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

Here is a scanned image of one of the tickets in my collection = The FIRST game ever between OSU and MSU and it was mentioned above in regards to November 28th.

In 1912 The Ohio State University played Michigan Agriculture College (MAC) that was later (1925) renamed Michigan State.

Comment 27 Nov 2015

Seeing Houston's Offense spread all over the field makes me really miss Herman.  Our O was always trying to be cute, Houston's comes out and says "here's our 5 guys wide with a RB in the backfield, try to stop us". 

Comment 26 Nov 2015

Thanks Mr. Harley.  Appreciate the response!

GO BUCKEYES, let's rebound while leaving footprints over the backs of the TTUN's defense.

Comment 26 Nov 2015

1919 Ohio State vs. Michigan.  Our FIRST victory over TTUN.  

Prior to 1919 the Buckeyes had not fared so well and had lost 13 games and tied twice.  Since 1919 “The Rivalry” has Ohio State vs. Michigan nose to nose with OSU posting 47 victories, UM 45 victories, while sharing four ties.  Chic Harley made a huge impact in the game by intercepting four passes and scoring all points on offense.  Following the Buckeyes' 13-3 win, the legendary Michigan head coach Fielding H. Yost asked for and was granted a rare moment to address the Ohio State team and stated "You deserve your victory, you fought brilliantly.  You boys gave a grand exhibition of football strategy and while I am sorry, dreadfully sorry, that we lost, I want to congratulate you. And you, Mr. Harley, I believe, are one of the finest little machines I have ever seen."

Chic Harley made such an impact that someone wrote his name on the front of the program (that is not Chic in the photo, as this was at UM).

From our first victory over TTUN in 1919, the record in The Rivalry stands at 47 Wins for The OSU and 45 Wins for TTUN, with 4 ties.

I present my 1919 Ohio State vs. Michigan Program and Tickets:

Comment 26 Nov 2015

Going in line with the 1919 items above and another item that I have never seen before: 1919 Michigan season ticket mailing packet. 

This came by way of the family an early aviator who must have been a fan of TTUN (Michigan) and was on their season ticket ordering mailings.  The poor gentleman died in an aviation crash in the fall of 1919. 

What is really great about this group is that it shows several things about The Rivalry between OSU and UM, in that it was not yet a rivalry.  In fact the Minnesota vs Michigan game was played last on Nov 22nd and the ticket prices were much higher than the Oct 25th game with Ohio State. 

Comment 26 Nov 2015

Eleven Warriors - ever wonder where the name of the site comes from?  Here are the original lyrics from 1919.

Buckeye Battle Cry:

In old Ohio there’s a team
That’s known thru-out the land;
Eleven warriors, brave and bold,
Whose fame will ever stand.
And when the ball goes over,
Our cheers will reach the sky,
Ohio field will hear again
The Buckeye Battle Cry –

Drive! Drive on down the field,
Men of the scarlet and gray;
Don’t let them thru that line,
We have to win this game today,
Come on, Ohio!
Smash through to victory.
We cheer you as you go:
Our honor defend
We will fight to the end for O-hi-o.
Across The Field
Fight the team across the field,
Show them Ohio’s here
Set the earth reverberating
with a mighty cheer
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Hit them hard and see how they fall;
Never let that team get the ball,
Hail! Hail! the gang’s all here,
So let’s win that
old conference now.