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Comment 19 Oct 2016

The best part of being a Buckeye?

1)  Im an alumnus that went to two different graduate schools with better "names." My buckeye engineering training was easily as tough and thorough as my MSEE at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

2) My friendships from OSU have lasted me a lifetime. "How firm thy friendship" is an understatement.

3) Two of my girls are Buckeyes. One in Med School and the other an Undergrad. It is yet another bond between us.

4) My son just applied to OSU; I hope that he ultimately chooses this great University.

5) Football Saturdays are always a blessing no matter where I am if I can watch my Buckeyes: win or lose. I come out to CBus at least twice a season because "I want to go back, I've got to go back to O HI O"

6) The crazy things that happen to me when I wear Ohio State logo-wear. I have had people "OH" me everywhere from Costco to the lobby at the Burj Dubai.

7) My girls were able to convince two of our neighbors (Both Soccer Players) to play for OSU. Their parents are now huge buckeye fans.....as Doctors (both are) they now realize Buckeye Spirit is infectious.

I simply love everything about being a Buckeye and being a son of the Great State of Ohio

Comment 18 Oct 2016

Well Played.....clapping twice would be more accurate I think

Comment 17 Oct 2016

Bring and wear a stout raincoat to protect yourself against bags of urine. They take great pride in throwing them at OSU fans

Comment 26 Sep 2016

(Purple Haze of dope smoke in the background as the LSU AD ponders his choices)

"pass the gas-mask bong back to me along with the bag of cheetos....I'm gonna call Urbs"

Comment 21 Sep 2016

Central Foundry Defiance....life experiences

Junior year and 20 years old. I was assigned to be a maintenance supervisor on 3rd shift for the environmental equipment on the roof on Plant 1: we did heavy repair on the ventilation, scrubbers and HVAC. This was a huge assignment and I had about 30 guys working for me. One guy (lets call him Tom) in particular was a real problem...lazy, and incredibly elusive: hiding in the 1M square foot of roof and equipment sheds covering Plant 1. 

One morning starting at about 4:30 AM I went looking for him and systematically covered every inch. I was scratching my head, trying to figure out where he was and was completely confused....normally, they never leave their assigned areas, because that would draw the attention of another supervisor, who would radio me and ensure that he got written up. I finally realized that the Plant 2E supervisor was out...the mice will play and all that...so I started on the west side and gradually made it all the way to the east part of 2E, just as the sun was coming up.

The roof was asphalt and very quiet, and I could see someone laying in a wheelbarrow near the edge of the roof. So I snuck up and saw a six pack of empties on the roof and my "guy" pleasuring himself in the wheelbarrow with a Playboy magazine. I started laughing hysterically, shocking the hell out of "Tom" as he tried to pull up his pants, falling out of the wheelbarrow in the process.

As he finished pulling up his pants, he turned around and said "you're not gonna tell anyone are you?" 

"Well" I said, "That depends on you....the way I see it, I've got 6 weeks to go on this rotation....you can either be my hardest worker, or I'm going to repeat the story in the break room, every single day, until I go back to school" 

Needless to say, he was quite cooperative 

Comment 21 Sep 2016

Toledo boy here. 

I grew up so close to scUM, I could smell it every day (the stench of conceit and entitlement can overwhelm even the smell of the Maumee river). Its not just the fans, its nearly the entire alumni base that looks down their noses at OSU. Here is a snippet from an actual cocktail party about 10 years ago, where my undergrad roomie (OSU) that went on to business school at scUM introduced me to a "friend" of his.

scUM: "Tom says that you were his roommate at OSU and went to business school at Stanford, how did you manage that one?"

Me: "Apparently, at least a bit better than the applicants from the "Leaders and the Best"

I'm not surprised a bit by the caller to Feinbaum's show: entitlement, arrogance and fundamental lack of self awareness are all part of their DNA. I just hate that place with every fiber of my being

Comment 19 Sep 2016

True dat! You get more than a block or so off the USC campus and things get dicey in a hurry. You get more than a block or so off UCLA's campus and you're in Brentwood (West), or Beverly Hills (roughly East)

Comment 19 Sep 2016

That is certainly what we LA types call it.

Both of my Darling Daughters were accepted at USC, but because of their sterling upbringing :) chose to attend The Ohio State University instead. Yes, they hate the snow, winter gloom and the Columbus weather in general, but their Scarlet and Grey blood keeps them warm

Comment 19 Sep 2016

My take is that Peppers is really the only top-tier talent on the entire scUM team. Harbaugh simply has to use him everywhere!

Guy's gonna take a lot of hits over the next 2 months and he's only about 10lb heavier than Dontre. J.T. has nearly 20lb on the guy. All that contact is going to add up for him. The scUM faithful better be hitting their prayer rugs on a frequent basis to appeal to the heavens for his health....