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NavyBuckeye91


Dayton (via Columbus)

Member since 27 August 2014 | Blog

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Voting Record: 6219 / 15

Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Grew up on campus at tOSU as my father was faculty, and I have always loved the Buckeyes. Graduated from the US Naval Academy and have served in the Navy ever since.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Keith Byars lead the Buckeyes to a come-from-behind win against Illinois in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John 'Hondo' Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: It hurts too much to be an NFL fan in Ohio.
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: None - I'd rather watch lacrosse.

Recent Activity

Comment 2 hours ago

In terms of an academic fit for the B1G, Iowa State would be a great addition.  I realize their football program has been on par with Purdue, but it is definitely inside the 'footprint', meets the academic standards, has AAU membership, and have the other D1 athletics to be competitive.  Not a popular choice, but they would have no problem fitting into the B1G.

Comment 2 hours ago

Very interesting read Hetuck.  Both my parents are NU grads and were there during Delaney's tenure.  The NU-OU rivalry was one of the best in college football, and I know from family in NE that Huskers miss having a perennial rival to get excited about.

As far as having OU join the B1G, I'm not sure how I feel about that.  I vividly remember "The Game of the Century" when the Sooners game to the Shoe in 1977.  The image of Uwe von Schamann (OU's kicker) waving his hands like a director to the Buckeye fans' 'block-that-kick' cheer is forever burned in my sports memory cells.  I look forward to the Buckeyes' home-and-home with the Sooners, but would be anxious about facing them on a more regular basis.

Comment 4 hours ago

DJ - thanks as always for the WMDs.  Love the United States of Swearing map - must be an occupational hazard.  Having lived all over due to my occupation and served with people from all 50 states, I knew anecdotally that different regions were prone to swear differently, but to see it graphically is priceless.  Although their data seemed to cover the gamut of swearing, I was shocked and disappointed by the conspicuous absence of another New England/Mid-Atlantic favorite: Cocksucker.  As for the prevalence of 'Bastard' in New England, it's more commonly in the form of "Prick Bastard", it's pronounced "Ba-stahd", and it's commonly associated with Bucky Dent, Bil Buckner and any member of the New York Yankees.

Comment 5 hours ago

As an Annapolis grad married to a woman from ND, it sucks being on the losing end of that deal.  Navy has only won 3 times in the past 50 odd years.  Fortunately all 3 have been in my lifetime!

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I can't emphasize enough how much it affects me when this stuff makes the news cycle. I'm sorry that our actions reflect poorly on us as a school and a fanbase. Know that nearly every person who puts on the uniform this year will represent OSU well and that their general college shenanigans will rise above being shithole people

FunZone - great points, and I can truly empathize.  I was commissioned in 1991 and went to flight training in Pensacola.  That same year, the Tailhook convention in Las Vegas made big news and a lot of bad stuff happened.  It was right after the Gulf War, and many chalked it up to pilots blowing off steam, boys will be boys, etc.  Bottom line, some illegal and very damaging things happened to people who didn't deserve it.  Regardless of the fact that I do not fly a carrier aircraft, nor was even at Tailhook '91, my first several years in uniform people would say, "You're one of those Tailhook guys."  It takes a long time to get that kind of stink off your organization and you.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

For what it's worth BassDropper, I went back to help offset some of the ridiculous DVs you received.  I know you could care less about helmet stickers, but it was embarrassing how a few folks treated you, Maka and Toilrt Paper on the other other threads. 

For all the UVs, Norcal collected with his/her comments blasting you, they are surprisingly quiet on the subject today.  Call me a troll if you want, but if you're going to talk big talk on the boards, be prepared to walk the walk when you're flat out wrong.  Cowboy up and admit it.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

OSU78, thanks for the thoughtful response.  I think your CO and I would have gotten along famously.

I'm with you 100% on the leadership accountability piece.  I've been a CO, and in that position you take responsibility when the team fails and you give all the credit to your team when the team wins.  And, you can't effectively hold transgressors accountable when you've invested time in becoming their friend.  You don't have to be an @$$; but you can't be their buddy.

I guess the part I have a problem with is why weren't the students who instigated this type of behavior held accountable as well.  I have read one report that several students affirmed that he was trying hard to clean up the hazing and 'bad boy' behavior that had been endemic in TBDBITL, which he had been a part of (the band not necessarily the behavior) for a long time (student, GA, assistant, and director).  And where is the outrage for all the previous directors who also should have known this was happening?  How many of them are drawing a pension from tOSU, and allowed or even encouraged the same type of behavior?  Are they not more culpable than John Waters for setting the conditions that led to this?  It seems odd to me that we punish the man who was trying to fix things, yet those who were truly responsible seem to slip away untouched.

I faced a similar set of circumstances during my command tour, and the culture I had to change was within my Chief's Mess.  Anyone who's spent time in the Navy can tell you what you're in for when you take on the Goat Locker.  And, as my XO was quick to remind me, you can change policy, rules, and regulations all you want, but the last and most difficult thing to change in any organization is culture.  It's how we identify with our tribe, and we cling to it desperately, even when all evidence points that we are wrong.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I am not excited about this in the least.  I just feel that those who went out of their way to blast the OPs, or DV their honest comments in those posts at the least should go back and change the DVs to UVs.  No need for public apologies or self-flagellation, just a recognition that a fellow 11W asking a question or offering a contrary opinion isn't worthy of berating or downvoting.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I agree: this offense has about 6! options.  It depends on how creative the coaches want to get. The danger is getting too cute by half, and giving the QB too many options to read.  Sometimes simpler is better.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I agree that you got bashed unnecessarily.  That being said, I also agree with the stance that 'getting the scoop' on a bad news story isn't necessarily what 11W is all about.  I would rather give the coaching staff and the University an opportunity to investigate and make a decision without the 'media' influencing the outcome.

Cue up Don Henley