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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 09 Mar 2014

Nice game for Craft to have for his last home game.  What fun it is watching him play.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

I am also tired of the media hype of the "Sam coming out" story.  I am pleased to see Sam's low-key live-and-let-live attitude, and refusing to push it in people's faces.  Waving it like a flag and looking for confrontation is counterproductive, even if that is what the media types love.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

 I recall seeing a piece on TV within the past year about Oregon's (then) new football training facilities, and a large $ number attached to that.  Anyone recall how many $'s that was, or at least see that TV piece?  

Comment 11 Feb 2014

Me, too.  The only fix I have found is to make Chrome full-screen.

Comment 10 Feb 2014

Demetrius -- I am impressed, that is a great piece of writing.  Better than I see from many of the college graduate engineers I work with!  Nicely done.  I look forward to watching you play!

Comment 07 Feb 2014

Why are Malik McDowell's parents so set against him going to an in-state school?  

Comment 29 Jan 2014

I heartily agree with your take on the Brendan Gibbons case.  Four years and 2 months between offense and sanction?  At a 4-year university?  How can that process be credible? How can one avoid the conclusion that the matter was covered up until Gibbons' eligibility expired?  And just 4 weeks after the last game he could have played, there is resolution?  The whole thing makes me angry and sad for corrupt systems at UM and in the AA police department.  The sexual assault victim must be feeling a great deal of cynicism about justice.

Comment 24 Jan 2014

I love what she said, too.  I wonder if she would mind if parents of players we are recruiting called her?  Would that not be great?

Comment 23 Jan 2014

The Jayru Campbell incident certainly points out the importance of character in recruiting.  Lots of us can name highly-recruited athletes who never came near their potential because of alcohol, violence, drugs, etc.  They are no help when they are not allowed on the field. I hope UFM keeps recruiting the guys who are willing to do the work and make the sacrifices it takes to be champions. I would much rather have a 3-star who will work his tail off and keep his eye on the prize, than a 5-star who cannot keep out of trouble.  

Comment 14 Jan 2014

17 out of the top 300 for Alabama.  11 and 9 for for the 2 best B1G recruiting classes.  That right there is what we must fix as the first step back to a respected B1G conference.

Comment 12 Jan 2014

Eww  That is eerie.  It's like you have a camera in my living room and have been watching me, a la Jim Carrey in The Truman Show.  

Comment 10 Jan 2014

I believed that everything happens for a reason.  But Vrabel leaves the Buckeyes, Petrino goes back to Louisville, and Lane Kiffen maybe to Alabama?  My world is spinning, and I feel like I no longer understand anything about college football coach decisions.  

Comment 07 Jan 2014

So the coaching staff at PSU is dwindling fast?  I hope Mike Gesicki thinks about a potential future as a Buckeye.  It would be great to bring him into the Buckeye Nation.

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Ziplock007 -- great commentary.  We all knew the defense was bad, but I had no idea it was as bad as your data and comments show.  Add me to the list of people who are mystified how we can have the high level of athletes we do on defense, and the low level of performance we have seen.  If it is not the coaching, then what?

Comment 03 Jan 2014

If we want a respected B1G Conference, then we should all pull for the B1G to get the best coaches available and to out-recruit the other conferences.  The Buckeyes need PSU to bring in a great coach.  We also need to have all the B1G teams up their recruiting performance, and become especially good at bringing in the best recruits nationwide.  In the long run that will be good for the Buckeyes.  The Buckeyes of course will be taking the best-of-the-best.

Comment 01 Jan 2014

Kudos to you, Vico, for picking up the ball (so to speak) to give us our 11W fix on Christmas and New Years days.  I will pull for the B1G 10 teams today, and hope to restore a little respect for our conference.  

Comment 30 Dec 2013

Really happy to see that Noah Spence may still play in the Orange Bowl, even though he did not make the trip with the team.  After such a great year, he certainly deserves the bowl game experience.  Wishing the best for him and resolution of the family issues.

Comment 30 Dec 2013

I developed a fair amount of sympathy for Rich Rod after reading "Three and Out", the story of his time at UM.  He was really jerked around by Lloyd Carr, the AD and even the UM president.  I am pleased to see him doing good in Arizona -- he deserved a break after the way he was treated at UM.  I would discount angry words from WV fans about Rich Rod -- they still hate him for leaving.  Had he stayed at WV he would still be their hero.

Comment 22 Dec 2013

Love the celebration video -- Aaron Craft, a leader on the court, and for celebrations!  What a fun guy to watch play ball.