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Member since 20 December 2011 | Blog

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Graduated from OSU in 1974. Still a huge Buckeye fan, and loving every fall. Well, 2011 way less than most of the others.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006 OSU-MI Football game

Recent Activity

Comment 15 hours ago

Another one:  You can be part of a recruiting class ranked only one behind Middle Tennessee!

Comment 15 hours ago

One of my pet peeves is watching an episode of something that leads up to some great cliffhanger (like, will this character live?  Or, will he and his love interest get together?), then the "coming up next week" teaser at the end gives it all away.  Why bother with the suspense if you are going to destroy it 60 seconds later?

Comment 15 hours ago

"...who turns ~30 today,..."

Awww ... such a good son.  But how will your brother top that?

Comment 29 Jan 2015

Anyone else remember the story from a few years ago about Les Miles?  He texted a recruit who was in the middle of moving into his dorm room that he no longer had a scholarship.  Every recruit should know about these stories.  The SEC at work.  #ThisIsTheSEC  

Comment 27 Jan 2015

I make no judgment (or judgement if DJ prefers) on Bosa's childhood haircut.  One man's cool cut is the next generation's (or the previous generation's) crappy cut.  I cannot remember any time when 2 succeeding generations agreed on hair.  

Comment 26 Jan 2015

That was astounding.  I would have said what he does with a simple straight bow is impossible, but the video looks legit.  

Comment 24 Jan 2015

Gholston was a risk to others' health.  One of the dirtiest players I have watched.  I often wondered how much of that was coached and encouraged.  Even given all that, I just cannot gin up much animosity for MSU.  

Comment 24 Jan 2015

Holy smokes -- I have never met anyone else connected to the Checkerboard Division.  I have made a minor hobby of collecting historical accounts of their experience in the Battle of the Bulge, and have a few things that my father saved from those days.  I would love to correspond on the topic.  If you would like to do so, you can contact me at [email protected] 

Comment 24 Jan 2015

I am not a huge believer in the importance or accuracy of star ratings, but not a single 5-star in the new class for the 14 teams of the B1G?  Yikes.  

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Given the small cost of creating DVD's, one would think that ESPN would be marketing a DVD set with all the enhanced coverages of the game.  They would make a bundle from the Buckeye Nation.  

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Ha!  When our farm cat would streak off in a startle, my dad used to say "he was half a cat high and 2 cats long".  That paints the exact picture.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

I am pleased to point out that, in the DJ's link to recruiting class rankings, TSUN's 99th position is 2 behind the school that Hoke so often referred to, "Ohio".  I am not sure if that is irony exactly, but it gave me a smile this morning!

Comment 21 Jan 2015

Dismayed and disgusted may have been a better choice than aghast.  

Comment 21 Jan 2015

Boyd Crowder is one of the most likable villains on TV.  I hope this final season closes with him making a big score from an even evil-er villian, retiring from serious evil-doing, settling down with his hot blonde girl friend, and reminiscing about the good old days and high school football with Raylan.  

Comment 21 Jan 2015

A couple of comments on the Patriot ball inflation topic:  

1.  I am aghast at how ignorant news broadcasters are, apparently not understanding the difference between pressure and weight.  They repeatedly talk about the ball being 1-2 pounds lighter, which should be immediately recognized as ridiculous.  

2.  As a matter of curiosity, how much pressure does a football lose going from a 70 degree F room, to 25 degrees?  That should be easily calculable by the right scientific-type person, or easier yet by actual measurement.

Comment 21 Jan 2015

I believe that a huge recruiting factor with Urbs is the character assessment, i.e., "Is this a kid who will put in the work necessary to be the best player he can be?"   "Is he competitive enough?"  "Will he totally buy into the program?"  "Will he be a team guy, or a 'me' guy?"  These kinds of attributes trump raw athleticism.  If you can get both the character and the athleticism, then you have a great recruit for TOSU, regardless of the stars. 

Comment 20 Jan 2015

All right!  Some well-deserved recognition for a great site.  Before I found 11W, I went to and for OSU sports news.  Those sites are OK, but 11W is the first place, and often the last place, I go for my daily Buckeye fix.  Kudos to the staff for the work they do.

Comment 19 Jan 2015

Wow -- that is an awesome photo.  Is there a way I can get a full-resolution version that would be suitable as a screen saver?  It would scare the bejeezus out of my MI co-workers!  Or I could slide it into the middle of a PowerPoint presentation, then watch everyone jump when it flashes on the screen.