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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.

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 16 Jan 2017

I truly believe the first year of the CFP drew a lot more viewers because of the hype associated with the playoff, a new system. Of course having a team that essentially represents the seventh most populous state in the Union, and fields one of the largest alumni bases in the country doesn't hurt either.

Comment 16 Jan 2017

What you say is true, but the larger reason, IMHO, is the game of football was played much differently in those earlier eras, especially at tOSU under Coach Hayes. There's one reason you don't see names like Greene and Kern in the Top 10 of career OSU passers and it has nothing to do with the number of years they played.

There are three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of them are bad.

The Buckeyes were a running team prior to the arrival of Art Schlichter in '78, and generally only threw on third and long to the tight ends or a possession receiver.  They also rarely lined up with more than one SE/WR, maybe two on third and long.  OSU QB's prior to 1978 never averaged more than 50 yards passing per game.  They could have started for eight years and not caught up with Schlichter, who averaged 171 YPG passing, or Germaine (only a 3-year starter BTW) who average 187 YPG.

And I don't understand how the Pass Interference penalty changes affected career passing yards? Penalty yards do not add on to passing stats.  If you had said the dramatic shift in offensive philosophy in the 1980's, I'm right there with you.

Comment 16 Jan 2017

Great WMD about the Burj Kalifa, DJ.  I made it to the observation deck during one of our port visits in 2012.  It's amazing from an engineering and construction standpoint, but like so of that city, it's feels very soulless. The writer's description is spot on:

the vacuous dream-land-in-the-desert that we’ve been wading through

Happy to see the Basket Bucks get that first B1G win.  Much needed.  Here's to Coach Matta and company restarting the season.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

I'm not a Tweeter, but it would appear that @PickSixPreviews puts out some good stuff. Found this gem in their feed. That's newsworthy.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

Killer WMDs today, DJ.  Thanks.

It was no harbinger of destiny: His flight time was restricted to servicing the cramped patrol craft sweeping for Soviet submarines off the coast of Alaska.

It would appear that Mr. Walter McNally was a part of my Navy community once upon a time.

And Reid Forgrave definitely has a future in journalism. For his first article to be that good is amazing.  Hard to read his story about Zac Easter, but definitely something every parent should see.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

I should've been more specific - any other large burger chain.  It's just my opinion.  I'll try anything once - been to some sketchy places around the world and always ate the local fare. In terms of speed, availability, price and quality, Five Guys has the best balance I've found so far.

FWIW, I've lived in/visited most of the county, and had a burger from most of the regional/national chains. Everything from the Big Three (McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's) to Whataburger, In-N-Out, Culver's, Red Robin, Hardee's, Carl's Jr, Smashburger, Fudducker's, White Castle, Sonic, and Krystal.

I love Thurman's, but when you have to wait an hour to get a seat, or drive an hour and 15 in my case, it's not a realistic option. We also used to go to a place in the PACNORWEST called Blazin' Onion. Loved their burgers too (the Bison Burger is awesome), but they only have about 4 or 5 locations, and we had to drive 45 minutes to get to one.


 

Comment 14 Jan 2017

I read a similar article a while back.  The writer basically broke CFB into eras based on scoring changes, rules changes, the DI breakup and scholarship limits.  All of these had major impacts on the landscape.  One could even argue that changes in Bowl era and TV have had a major impact on the game due to the influx of money in the past 20-25 years.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

Definitely need to add Stanford to that list. http://www.winsipedia.com/games/ohio-state/vs/stanford

The Indians stole a Rose Bowl and a National Championship from the Buckeyes in '71.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

One could argue OSU should complete their Pentagon swing with a game against Air Force to gain revenge for the Liberty Bowl loss.

I could get behind a grudge match against the Zoomies.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

You knew I would rise to that bait, FP.

For the record, the team that has been bitten by the so-called 'Navy curse' the most is Notre Dame. Primarily because they play Navy every year, usually schedule them before a tough P-5 opponent, and in general are just overrated.

The Buckeye's have lost both games after playing Navy recently ('09 and '14). The '09 USC game might be a hangover from a close win against Navy, but that Buckeye squad also lost to a 5-7 Purdue squad (th horror).  2014 Va Tech - IMHO - was going to be a loss even if the Buckeyes had played Wright State in the home opener.

After looking at the list of P-5 teams, which have lost the game after playing Navy, it's filled with mediocre programs like Wake Forrest, Indiana, and Rutgers. Most of them had Navy scheduled prior to a higher ranked conference opponent. They were going to lose that second game anyways.

FWIW - last season saw the emergence of a new curse: The Curse of Beating Notre Dame.