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JTownBuckeye


from Johnstown OH

Member since 23 April 2012 | Blog

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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.

Favorites

  • 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.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals - I love lost causes.
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Any team my son plays on.

Recent Activity

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.

Comment 11 Jul 2013

I can't mock this. Tomorrow, I'm taking my 8-year old twin daughters to his Columbus concert. One of my girls has a cardboard cutout of Bieber in her bedroom that she kisses goodnight before going to bed each night. She got it from Santa when she asked him for Justin Bieber for Christmas.I am hoping there will be a lot of hot moms there tomorrow.

Comment 12 Apr 2013

Hodge: your work is a piece of art. Nicely done! BTW, I think it's funny that when you hover over the original picture at the top and "RIP Brutus" pops up.

Comment 28 Mar 2013

Maestro, I have done the Father-Daughter dance with my 2nd grade twins for the last 3 years for Girl Scouts. When I go, there are always dads not dancing with their little girls. I tell everybody to dance with their daughters now because there's going to come a time that it's not cool to dance with Dad and then the next time you dance with them will be at their wedding. That usually gets the dads out of their chairs. Enjoy the dance, and if you figure what the Charlie Brown is, please let me know.

Comment 17 Mar 2013

Hey, did you know that if you donate $75.00 or more a year to an Ohio state fund i.e. supporting Peletonia or something else, it counts as your alumni association dues for the year? I supported Pelotonia last year for 2 riders and found out that for the first time ever I had paid my alumni association dues.