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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU beating USC for the National Championship--and every time we beat U of M
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Comment 29 Jul 2016

My first ever Buckeye Game in the show was vs Oklahoma in 1977.  In C deck in the closed end, drizzle of rain, and watching that kick go through the uprights was so sad.  Those visiting Oklahoma fans with their big foam cowboy hats and silly grins on their faces. It's time for revenge--again! 

Comment 21 Mar 2016

Fun post.  Your picture of a bassman is not a 50s model, though its a Blackface from the 60s for the sake of those not familiar.  The fifties amps including the bassman were not black. Some of Fender's earliest amps first were called "TV" fronts as they had a square cabinet with speaker cloth that resembled a TV picture tube.  Then it was refined a bit and they are generally known as tweeds (the much loved 59 Bassman is a tweed amp).  The piggybacks came in the early 60s I think with the brownfaces.  There were a few blonde models then the blackfaces came in 63/64.   The G&L's are great guitars. The G&L Comanche is one of the best guitars ever mass produced in my opinion.  Thanks, Leo!

Comment 01 Mar 2016

I agree that this is a class move--and it shows that Urban knows what being a Buckeye is all about.  The five year thing was BS, but it's no accident that as soon as it's over that the Senator is invited back with no hesitation.  No coach is perfect, just ask Woody Hayes--and the yard markers he broke and threw in the field, or the opposing player he punched.  Tress deserves his rightful place among the greatest of Buckeye coaches and has more than earned the right to be an active part of the place where he contributed to the life of the university and more importantly to the students he coached.  Makes me love our current coach even more that he wasted no time in getting him back here.  

Comment 17 Feb 2016

We've had some great, great players and great human beings on the basketball court here at OSU.  I think Clark Kellogg is a great representative of OSU in the national media and also in the local community.  I've had several personal experiences to reinforce that.  Just what constitutes being worthy of the honor of having your name and number on a banner?  It's nice to have, but it's even better just to do the good things that people who meet you just say--that's one special human being.  Clark does a lot of things that makes him a special human being.  So do a lot of people that don't play basketball, though. What is truly great is when someone has that elite athletic ability and star power and uses it for good.  We hear about the "good role models," and it's a lot of pressure on a young person who receives accolades simply because he is a good athlete.  We certainly hear about it in the national news when those young people falter, or more blatantly fall short.  It's really powerful when those things come together for good.  I'm almost of the opinion that the banner thing is for what happens on the basketball court--win the Neismath, the Wooden, lead your team to Final Fours, NCAA Championships, future NBA stars, champions, etc. There's not all that much room up there for all those who deserve recognition, however. 

Comment 17 Feb 2016

Not exactly bachelor party fare, but the world's best bakery is in Cincinnati.  St Lawrence Bakery in Price Hill on Warsaw Ave.  About 7 minutes for downtown and been there over 100 years.  Makes a great breakfast delicacy the day after.  Love the eclairs, peach slices, turnovers, creme horns, brownies, yum yum.  

Comment 25 Jan 2016

I don't know.  There's never a good way to say it, but things are different in the last year and a half.  Some of the differences are good ones, but a few things have slipped a little bit.  I like to think it comes with the success of the program in some ways and there's growing pains when you grow.  I don't know the numbers, but I'm sure that 11Ws numbers have grown substantially the last couple years.  You can get some interesting personalities around here--not unlike Alabama or any other huge fan base.  The digital world can be as unforgiving as middle school and sometimes people hit the save button without giving it much thought beforehand. We all love the Buckeyes and that's what makes it great here.  Hopefully some of the old timers here can model a bit of restraint and respect.  I think that's what the mods try to do and they also clean things up a bit.  They shouldn't have to do it all, though.  We all should make it easier for them.  I appreciate the humor here, the information, the different personalities, and the fact that I'm a Buckeye.  We should try to save the vitriol for TTUN, not waste it on each other.  Being a Buckeye means being the best in my book, and that means not being like the other guys.  Go Bucks!