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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 17 Feb 2015

My guilty pleasure is the gold mining show on Discovery, Gold Rush.  I grew up on a farm, and have been an engineer for decades.  Just seeing their equipment break down every week and doing field fixes is amusing and interesting.  Repetitive and predictable, I know, but that is why it is a guilty pleasure.  I pretty much cannot stand any other reality shows.

Comment 15 Feb 2015

Julia Roberts is who I was thinking of specifically as unattractive.  A few of the others I see as ok, but nowhere near my top 10.  But I will say that I agree with you about CZJ.  She looked spectacular in the Zorro movie.

Comment 15 Feb 2015

I make special mention of Charlize Theron for uniquely running the gamut from beautiful (pick any of many movies and TV appearances) to ugly/scary in the movie Monster.

Also, it is interesting that many of women in the original forum post I do not regard as pretty at all.  That just goes to show how subjective it all is.  Not to mention, we should really make the judgment based on how they look without makeup.  I have seen before-after makeup pictures where you would not know it is the same person.

Comment 15 Feb 2015

I am going with 4 years, but with a different scenario than described above.  I think he builds in years 1 and 2 and has decent but not great years.  Year 3 is better, and year 4 is good enough that he declares success and accepts an offer in the NFL, where he really wants to be.  In none of those years does he beat TOSU, but it is still good enough to declare the program back on track, pat himself on the back and get out of Dodge.

Comment 14 Feb 2015

I second your mention of how great it is to see Urb's family sharing his sideline celebrations.  We regularly see his wife and son, and often one or more of his daughters.  That is just great, and I think reflects how his family has bought in on his return to coaching.  It is just wonderful to see that family support, and I think it bodes well for a long tenure at TOSU.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Absolutely right.  Weber's tweet is ambiguous on this point.  I would like to hear some clarification on this point.  Kind of disappointed that no one from the staff has yet said anything to diminish the bad appearance of this situation.

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Not a fan of gratuitous profanity.  It makes us look immature, stupid and hick-like.  Also, kids read this site -- why should we train them to accept crude behavior?  I have DV'd pointless use of the F word.  

Comment 31 Jan 2015

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

Comment 31 Jan 2015

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 31 Jan 2015

"...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.