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Member since 31 January 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2015 National Championship Game

    Attending multiple Yankees World Series games from 1996 on.
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Comment 19 hours ago

Upvotes for you both, for the references to the greatest scene from one of the greatest shows ever!

Comment 19 hours ago

The only reason this game is a rivalry, is because it used to be a rivalry. We haven't shown up for years. We barely beat Fickell. Until we actually win twice in a 2-5 year span, we are just Ohio State's bitch. Basically an automatic Win for them over the last decade+.

This is the truest thing any UM fan has ever said!  Yes, you barely beat a team that didn't have a coach and that is your only win in the last decade! They were so confident today; it makes the win so much sweeter

Comment 24 Nov 2015

Another great write-up JCL, and one of my all-time favorite bands.  I was in seventh grade when Bohemian Rhapsody hit; i bought Night and the Opera and became a fan.   I still remember the nude bicycle race poster that hung in my room. It came with the album "Jazz" in honor of the songs Fat Bottom Girls and Bicycle Race. I believe they actually had the race! 

I was fortunate enough to see them a few times.  1977, Day at the Races tour at St Johns Arena, the 1980 Game tour in Cleveland and finally, their last US Tour in 1982 at Riverfront.  They were one of those bands that you had to see live-- they were so tight.  The  '82 tour was a bit sad as the show was not sold out and interest in the US had diminished, as opposed to Europe and South America, where they remained a huge draw. Roger Taylor kicked over his drum set at the end of the show and it seemed that he did it out of frustration with the crowd. In the end, i think that Another one bites  the dust and some of the more synth heavy and softer songs confused some of their hard core fans.  

Here is one of my favorite queen songs:

And another:

Comment 20 Nov 2015

Timothy B Schmit replaced Meisner

I guess we should mention Don Felder at this time

Comment 20 Nov 2015

Another great write up JCL!  I saw Joe Walsh a few times -- 1980/81 at the Palace Theater in Columbus,Riverfront Stadium in 1978 with the Eagles, and a few recent Eagles reunion shows.  Such an excellent guitarist.  Most of my favorites have been posted (funk 49, turn to stone, walk away).  Here is one of my favorite moments (the guitar interplay between Joe Walsh and Don Felder in Hotel California - starts at 4:33 and finishes the song):  

Also - here is a cool version of Rocky Mountain Way with an all star band (Joe Walsh, John Entwistle, Keith Emerson, Jeff Baxter - some great jamming starting about 5 minutes in)

Comment 19 Nov 2015

I'm with many of the prior posters -- I don't dislike them. I like the way they run their program and they represent the Big Ten well.  
PSU, Wisconsin and Michigan are a different matter-- i wish those teams nothing but ill will. 

Comment 19 Nov 2015

Its called a talk box. Been around for years. 

Aerosmith used it on Walk this Way


Here is another famous song using it:

Comment 19 Nov 2015

Hunky Dory is a great album. Love Quicksand.  And Queen Bitch is another favorite of mine. Saw Bowie do Quicksand with Robert Smith, and Queen Bitch with Lou Reed, at Bowie's 50th birthday show at MSG about 18 years ago!

Comment 18 Nov 2015

Im with you both on that one.  I like Sad But True, but otherwise, don't listen to much off of Black.

Id go Master of Puppets, And Justice for All and Ride the Lightning for starters. And I think Load is a better album than the Black album. 

Comment 17 Nov 2015

If something like that happened this week, Columbus would burn.

Speaking of Columbus burning, can you imagine this happening today?!


"The 1961 Buckeyes may well have been the third-best team Hayes had in his 27 years at Ohio State.The offense was led by a brilliant backfield comprised of quarterback Joe Sparma, fullback Bob Ferguson (who would finish second in the Heisman race to Syracuse’s Ernie Davis) and sophomore halfbacks Paul Warfield and Matt Snell (Warfield and Snell went on to the NFL and played for Super Bowl-winning teams).. . . But Ohio State never boarded the plane for California. The contract between the Big Ten Conference and the Rose Bowl had expired in 1960, but that didn’t matter – Minnesota had played in Pasadena the year before, even without a contract – so the Rose Bowl offered the game to the Buckeyes. Woody’s Buckeyes weren’t at the mercy of a Rose Bowl contract; they would be undermined by their own faculty. Never in love with Hayes, nor with the power and prestige Ohio State football enjoyed in Columbus, the Ohio State University faculty voted 28-25 to decline the Rose Bowl’s offer, thus denying the Buckeyes any chance to play for, and win, a national championship: the trip went to Big Ten also-ran Minnesota instead. . . .When news of the vote hit, campus exploded. Thousands of students engaged in two days of rioting and protests, including an impromptu four-mile march to the Ohio Statehouse. Legislators railed, the Dispatch published the names and addresses of faculty members who voted to decline the Rose Bowl invitation2, and the Ohio State campus descended into lawlessness. City, state and local police had to be called in to quell the disturbances."

Comment 17 Nov 2015

As someone who was in high school and very into music at the time of its release, i was just happy he was making music again and had hoped for a tour.  But i agree- not my favorite Lennon album.

I do like this song:

Comment 16 Nov 2015

There is some great stuff on the Dylan 30th Anniversary concert from 1992 at the Garden 

John Mellencamp w/Al Kooper -  Like a Rolling Stone and Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat

Eddie Vedder/Mike McCready - Masters of War

Neil Young  - All Along the Watchtower and Just Like Tom Thumb Blues

Tom Petty - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 and License to Kill

Clapton, George Harrison, Johnny Cash and Lou Reed were also there.

Here is one my favorites:

Comment 16 Nov 2015

I remember '74 well.  Champ Henson scored with no time left but the TD was disallowed!

Here is a great write up:


The Buckeyes quickly marched from their 29 to the MSU 5. Henson plunged within inches of the goal line. There were 29 seconds remaining, and Ohio State had no timeouts. Michigan State’s defenders were slow to get up following Henson's plunge, and Ohio State had difficulty running another play.

When the ball was finally snapped, it squirted between the legs of quarterback Cornelius Greene and was picked up and carried into the end zone by wingback Brian Baschnagel. Headlinesman Ed Scheck signaled touchdown, but field judge Robert Dagenhardt indicated time had run out before the snap.

To say that confusion followed is an understatement.

About 40,000 fans were still in the stadium when, 46 minutes later, Big Ten commissioner Wayne Duke announced that Michigan State had won 16-13. Referee Gene Calhoun informed Duke that time had run out before OSU's last play. Calhoun also said that the Buckeyes would have been penalized (if time had not run out), because they did not come to a required one-second set before the ball was snapped. Ohio State’s No.1 ranking was a thing of the past.
Comment 16 Nov 2015

Another nice write-up!

Great album. Here is one of my favorite Hendrix songs, which, much like the aforementioned "Machine Gun," doesn't get much/any radio play.