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from Johnstown OH

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I'm a 1996 graduate of The Ohio State University. I am also a 4th generation alumnus and hope my kids carry on the tradition someday. I was in the North stands when Eddie George fumbled twice on the 1 yard line against Illinois and was a senior when he had redemption with his Heisman year.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching my son, age 8, make a running shoe-string catch at third base to seal a win and the entire rest of the infield jumping in the air to celebrate the catch.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals - I love lost causes.
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Any team my son plays on.

Recent Activity

Comment 7 hours ago

Maybe it is about the degree and where it comes from. A degree from The Ohio State University plus former Ohio State football player would look really good on a professional resume. Football is supposed to be the means to an end for the majority of these guys. Maybe these two are just ready to move on with the next phase of their lives.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Thanks for doing the math! So if we count one of the ties as a win as Gordon Gee said, we're up even one more. But I was at that game and it definitely was NOT a win. My son is 11-1 and my twin daughters are 7-1.   

Comment 24 Nov 2014

I believe I was at this spring game as it was the first one I ever saw. I remember one play where Kirk ran backwards to avoid pressure and then went east and west before actually advancing again for either a no-gain or perhaps minor gain. However he probably ran 50-60 yards on that play. It was an exciting play. 

Comment 15 Nov 2014

Young team and they're winning. Could be better, yes but also could be worse. I prefer to enjoy what we have. 

Comment 14 Nov 2014

When I see Obie, I think of the annoying guy from college who was in classes with me at OSU and was a jerk. We used to remind Obie in our Sociology classes that he was a walk-on not a star and ask how it felt to get shot in the ass in that bar. Unfortunately girls flocked to him because of the whole football thing.  

Comment 19 Oct 2014

Each week I skip to Jim Tressel's Least Favorite Moment of the Game before I read the whole article. Tressel is almost revered now like Woody was/is and even though this is satire, I can very much picture him doing all of the activities he is listed as doing. I would add that while working on his HMS Bounty model, he was probably wearing a Captain Bligh hat and perfecting his British accent. 

Comment 25 Aug 2014

I handle workers' compensation claims and see WC injuries filed all the time for the result of pranks. Unless you're completely an innocent victim, termination is usually the outcome for those initiating the prank. 

Comment 31 Jul 2014

My doctor looks like she could have stepped out of a Ms. Fitness competition. First time I met her, I was half expecting Candid Camera to pop out at any time and I was truly wondering if she was a real doctor. By the way, she is terrific and now my wife sees her as well.

Comment 27 Jul 2014

I pick the Minnesota game. I was watching that game on tv with my Mom and quit watching when they went down 31-0. I was 16 and aside from the beatdown it was already painful to watch a game in Johnstown before cable with the poor signal quality. I just couldn't keep watching. So, I left to go play basketball with friends. Came back later and my Mom, who never watched games except for the Michigan game every year, had faithfully kept the game on while sewing and excitedly tells me the game was awesome and we won! Don't regret missing the comeback and was just glad we came back.  

Comment 30 Mar 2014

When I was 13, I really hurt the feelings of my best friend, a girl who lived on my road and I'd been friends with since kindergarten. She never forgave me and unfortunately we didn't stay friends.   She was kind of an ugly duckling who turned out to be the hottest girl in my school as a senior. Hindsight is 20-20 and for many reasons, I wish I could tell my 13 year old self not to be an ass that day, but I can't.  We live with the hands we're dealt and the decisions we make and can never look back.

Comment 15 Feb 2014

The biggest takeaway I got from this is that Johnny is a high school teacher, which blows my mind. Did I read this right?  I'm now pondering is he more like Mr. Kotter or Mr. Hand? I'm leaning towards a younger version of Mr. Hand.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

Should I be getting a text box when I make a comment?

Comment 12 Feb 2014

Bert to OSU would be the quickest hire and fire in the history of OSU football. It would have been a disaster and there would have been immediate calls to Fire Bert! Fire Smith! Fire Gee! Heck, fire everybody involved in this disaster. I can't imagine any OSU fans embracing him as coach of The Ohio State University.

Comment 08 Feb 2014

Link to meet the staff didn't work. Forgive me if this was posted earlier.

Comment 28 Jan 2014

This site is so awesome it needs its own theme song. Although, that's probably been covered already in a forum topic and if not then it probably soon will be. Thank you staff for all that you do! As someone who used to pick up Buckeye Sports Bulletin from the Big Bear on High St to get his recruiting fix, I am amazed by the amount and quality of the information available to your readers on a daily basis.

Comment 26 Jan 2014

Nice post. We are incredibly blessed (and probably a bit spoiled) with the recent success of our two main programs at OSU. We have not enjoyed the continuous success that Thad has brought since probably Taylor's teams. Success breeds higher expectations.

Comment 28 Dec 2013

I hate Michigan and don't think much of Hoke as a coach, but I for one am tired of the fat jokes. If you go to your 20 or 25-year high school reunions and are blessed to still be in great shape then good for you.  Been to mine and I was one of the most fit people there despite being 25 lbs up from my age-21 weight. Mocking someone else's physical appearance is never cool.

And this is in response to no one in particular; just a general statement after reading the entire thread.


Comment 17 Nov 2013

B1G was better when Beanie played. Hard to compare Hyde and Beanie since the level of competition isn't the same. Hyde is a beast though. His running yesterday reminded me of seeing Eddie's senior year.

Comment 14 Nov 2013

My high school history teacher, Bob Dardinger, had a brother on the plane. I remember someone tried to talk to him about it in high school and he wouldn't speak about it. I do believe however he was interviewed for a Dispatch article a few years ago.