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NavyBuckeye91 12th Warrior


Dayton (via Columbus)

Member since 27 August 2014 | Blog

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.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Keith Byars lead the Buckeyes to a come-from-behind win against Illinois in the Shoe.
  • 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 26 Feb 2017

I know that my cool time is fleeting as they discover all my flaws, but I'll take it for now.

Yes.  I was recently told that my 'dad comments' to wait staff prepared my son to deal with those awkward moments when a guest says something completely off the wall to a server like, "I'd like a seat with a view of the lake" in a pizza joint in downtown Dayton.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

Yacht racers would beg to differ.  Pretty much anything by Jimmy Buffet is universally accepted by sailors as the King of Sailing Rock.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

Thanks!  I count myself lucky.  They're smart, funny, athletic and hard working kids.  That doesn't mean they don't do knucklehead teenage things, like telling me they're going one place when I know they're doing something else.  But they've gotten more interesting as they've grown up.  The conversations and the humor are more meaningful and witty.

Sounds like you and SP32 have a great relationship.  Cherish that.  It's not always the case with parents/children.  You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

Also surprised it's taken this long, and that the media views this as news. Having spent a lot of time recently with Sailors in the 18-24 year-old age bracket, this generation seems much more accepting than their predecessors. I wish the young man good fortune.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

Great AMA, SPD.  Sorry I missed it last night.  Love that you and your Dad were cool with all the questions.

Go Bucks!

Comment 26 Feb 2017

I don't know about tan and cute, but I am was a Naval Aviator. That's definitely gotta give me some cool points.

Oh, I'm also old and married with two #teens of my own.  Never mind.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

i want to go to Maine 

Lived there twice, for a total of five years. Will spend the rest of my life wanting to go back.  Do it.

Comment 24 Feb 2017

Just finished reading the story of Candy Barr. Compelling read, DJ. Thanks for that.

TBH, I didn't watch the hoops game last night. Just having trouble following this year. I thought you were trolling me with the "Bucks beat Badgers" link. Wasn't until I saw all the articles on 11W that I believed.

PSA - It's Friday fellow Dubbers. F- That Team (Coach) Up North.

Comment 23 Feb 2017

Love the Guardian article about uncharted spaces, DJ! Charts and maps are one of my favorite things: occupational hazard I guess. It's amazing that so little of our oceans (75% of our globe) has been charted. People wondered why I would get so particular about our track when I was Navigator on an aircraft carrier.  But when your sailing in the South China Sea our around the volcanic islands of Indonesia, and the chart you're using was drawn from soundings taken in 1935, you get a little skeptical about its accuracy.  Many a Naval officer has run a ship aground and lost his/her job, because they blindly trusted the chart. There be dragons out there, laddie.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

I'm not a big enough baseball fan for this to affect me,...

You and a huge percentage of the American sports-watching public.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

DJ - I just finished reading 'The unimaginable, infamous case of Pam Hupp...'  Yes, Virginia, there is evil in the world.  That story falls deep in the category of, 'You can't make this shit up.'  Somewhere in St. Louis there are a prosecutor and a police department who should be looking for new employment very soon.

Regarding the QB video, it's interesting to me how we become slaves to recency.  Pryor's transgressions seem to linger with the collective as the most recent in tOSU's memories, whereas Clarrett (I know he's a RB) and Schlichter held the limelight for their misdeeds over 15 and 30 years ago. For years, the university wouldn't acknowledge Schlichter's existence, despite the fact he held most of the passing and total offense records for the Buckeyes for many years. My guess is their stance on Pryor will soften with time, which, as we know, heals all wounds

Comment 21 Feb 2017

And a glorious run it was.  I'm on a boat.