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Il_Padrino


Sicilia

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. delsass2000@yahoo.com

Favorites

  • 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 22 Sep 2016

Not judging; so don't step on my throat.  I'm just making a suggestion. 

I somewhat understand the appeal to have mass produced "collectibles" all around the house like these modern era bobble's, things like these above, etc. but they do not/cannot retain or increase value.  If it's a matter of displaying team pride then I'd like to offer that all one needs to do is search sites (ebay, etc.) for "vintage ohio state football" and you will be amazed at some of the great finds that can be had (e.g. old programs, display boards, footballs, helmets, etc.) + they display well, retain or increase in value, and very few have them so they make a nice conversation piece.    

Comment 17 Sep 2016

Visited on missions but never stationed there.  I have 30 but not sure what I want to do when I grow up... my most recent position was SIXTH Fleet XO and now the only U.S. Navy person on the senior Italian HQ staff in Rome. 

Comment 17 Sep 2016

I'm married to a Sicilian; we are building a home in Taormina.  Blesses, by Gods graces, to have been able to work and live here.  Just got to Rome and it is... well... AMAZING.  I've lived all over Europe and this is the best.

Comment 17 Sep 2016

Sadly I can't watch the game because I just moved... to Rome, Italy.  I am relying on my cell phone to establish a hot spot that hopefully can allow me to access my web/hacked portal to NCAA games live.  Fingers crossed.  The up side is that my house is 15 minutes from here (just took this photo).  :-)

Comment 17 Sep 2016

Sadly I can't watch the game because I just moved... to Rome, Italy.  I am relying on my cell phone to establish a hot spot that hopefully can allow me to access my web/hacked portal to NCAA games live.  Fingers crossed.  The up side is that my house is 15 minutes from here (just took this photo).  :-)

Comment 17 Sep 2016

Hate to say it but we'd like to have them win them all BEFORE we kick them in the junk.  I never root against BIG teams unless they are playing us.

Comment 17 Sep 2016

Salty?  Hell man, I'm happy to report that score.  Think thicker skin next time bro! 

Let's get working on a Bama loss then we can all be salty.

Comment 04 Sep 2016

"SEC"speed < that's one word right?  :-)

Comment 31 Aug 2016

Great pickup. 

I was bidding against you for a while on that one but am in the middle of moving to Rome and had no web access to scoop it up.  CONGRATS!!! 

Comment 31 Aug 2016

Exactly how I feel.  You can buy a nice original toes-up versus paying what many pay for "limited production" modern bobbleheads that will have no value in the future. 

Comment 28 Aug 2016

Exactly.  Not sure why so many hate Romo; he's got great numbers.  Granted he has had some ugly losses over the years so I understand some of the hate.  I liken Romo to Tebow where a high number of people just liked to beat on Tebow for really no good reason at all as a pro and even when he played college ball; he hung it out there on every play and was guilty of simply showing emotion and being a Christian (as if those are somehow bad things).  Romo has done some amazing things for the Cowboys and any shortfalls the team has had are not on his shoulders alone; the team and coaches have failed to get to the Super Bowl not just one player.

Comment 26 Aug 2016

YES!  A go to album any day.

On the note of album playing = who has a recommendation on a great LP player?  I have been thinking of getting back in to vinyl and haven't made the leap in to a player.  I have the most amazing speakers, Klipsch, and need/want to pair them to a great record player.  Thanks!