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Member since 20 December 2011 | Blog

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

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Comment 19 Jun 2016

It is interesting how early the recruiting process starts for top high school talent.  These guys hear from schools, and even get offers, as Sophomores or Freshmen.  I probably would not have handled that sort of attention well as a 15 or 16 year old.  It is really important for these guys to have strong parental (or at least adult) influence at that age, particularly when everyone is telling them how wonderful they are.  I love it when I see a families like the Bosa's and Elliott's supporting and guiding great talent.

Comment 07 Mar 2016

Does anyone else hate the McCaughnahey (sp?) Lincoln car commercials.  I was neutral on the guy until I saw him in those commercials -- he comes off as an insufferably smug yuppie hipster.  I cannot believe those commercials are selling cars.  Am I the only one?

Comment 30 Oct 2015

That is pretty cool.  I could not understand the audio well enough to hear what kind of rifles they use.  They looked like M-1 Garands.  I purchased one through the DCM program years ago -- that is a heavy rifle to be holding/twirling/throwing for that long a performance.  Must be about 10 pounds.

Comment 28 Oct 2015
If you don't want your mom to see it, you should not put it on the web. That stuff follows you a long time.
Comment 15 Sep 2015

This is simple.  Yes, you are screwed either way.  But you get to choose which way you are screwed.

Comment 06 Sep 2015

Excellent comment, Z.  Texas has been on the rocks, but it is a big program with a lot of pride and history, and a strong recruiting area.  That would be a great rebuilding opportunity for Herman.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

Every time I see that clip of Miller juking the Penn State players and then diving into the end zone, I laugh out loud and shake my head in amazement.  Never mind that I have seen it a hundred times before, from every camera angle taken.  I never get tired of it.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

12W is up and running in the Premium Lounge.  And Birm posted the answer to his tease on the bulletin board.  Wish I could tell you all about it, but...well, Premium Lounge rules and all.

Comment 04 Aug 2015

Project management methods have something to teach us about how hard it is to run a 15-game season.  Let's say that completing your project on time requires you to complete 15 individual tasks in sequence on time, and you have an 85% chance of completing each of those tasks on time.  Given that, you have only a 9% chance of completing your project on time.  The odds are 0.85 to the 15th power (0.85 times 0.85 times...15 times).  (That also may explain why so few of my household repair projects get done on time.)

Applying that to our season, lets say we have a 90% chance of beating VT, then a 98% chance each for the next 9 games (up to MSU).  Then an 85% chance against MSU, and 95% against UM.  That brings the odds of a perfect finish of the regular season to only 60%.

Then figure an 85% chance in the B1G championship game, and 70% in the semifinal and NC game, and the odds fall to 25%.  

Tough, but possible.  We will all be pulling for our Buckeyes the whole way, but let's appreciate how high that mountain is.  

Comment 31 Jul 2015

How about we just allow multiple upvotes, like, "Here, have 10,000 upvotes."  Or better yet, be able to multiple upvote ourselves?  Look at all the work that would save.  (Are italics really necessary here?)

Comment 23 Jul 2015

Done.  Northernmost OSU fan from MI so far!  Looking forward to more OSU fan company on the map.