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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 06 Feb 2016

I'll throw in my two cents, but mostly in the planning issues you might not have considered. If you have, ignore me. 

My wife and I have lived in 10 different states over the course if my career. Mrs Navy is a physical therapist, so she been fortunate to find work in the small towns as well as the big cities. The issue for her has always been the licensing - every state is different and CA was the worst in terms of cost and requirements. I know nothing of your field, but my mother taught HS, so I am familiar with some of the pay and benefit challenges. Bottom line: look at the cost of licensure. 

Take a hard look at commute times and the cost of gas. We lived in DC once, and opted to pay more for a smaller home near the Metro so I didn't have to drive.  I knew fill who commuted 90 mins one way and went thru a tank of gas every few day - not to mention a car every 5 years. We have some of the lowest gas prices in the country here in OH. 

Check state taxes. FL and TX do not tax income, which is huge. Some states make up for it with other taxes - VA not only has income tax, but they have a 'wheel tax' on your vehicles. You might think this crazy, but check the Pacific Northwest, especially Puget Sound area. I knew folks up there who golfed and rode year round. You just have to dress for it. Usually it's above freezing all winter near the water, and the schools in the area generally a little more progressive. I can't speak to the pay. Scenery is top notch. 

I'll weigh in what Harley said about Corpus Christi - went to flight school there for a few months.  Cost of living is low, people were great, awesome wind surfing on the bay, great seafood. It gets crazy hot in the summer in South Texas, but hey, that's why you have AC. They also have some crazy good HS football down there. We used to go to games at Flour Bluff HS for fun on Fri nights. 

Comment 06 Feb 2016

Love the WMD on the McLaren, DJ. 

The engine note is as subdued as you could expect a McLaren V8 to be. At idle, it sounds like a dragon trying to quietly whisper his order at a restaurant without getting too excited and incinerating the waiter with hellfire.*

So much poetry in that line, and in the sound of that engine.  I once test drove a 911 Carrera 4s, and I felt the same way.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

I've made peace with all but 1998. That year and I merely signed a cease-fire. I don't talk about it, and the nightmares don't come back. We've built a large minefield that neither will cross. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

And the rich  11W just keep on getting richer. 

Thanks for being "the man behind the curtain", Jason. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Ask not what 12W can do for you, rather ask what you can do for 11W. 

- NavyBuckeye91

Comment 02 Feb 2016

My response to this is, would you bet the farm on tOSU's recruiting class vs. TTUN's recruiting class if the teams swapped coaches?  

Recruiting definitely matters, in the aggregate as others have stated.  But I would submit that coaching in the college game is equally important. Otherwise teams like Houston, Navy and KSU wouldn't break into the Top 25 periodically with a bunch of 2 & 3-star recruits. 

Comment 01 Feb 2016

Cooper sold me after American Sniper, but if you haven't seen Silver Linings Playbook or American Hustle, he'll blow your mind. Dude takes versatility to a new level. 

Comment 01 Feb 2016

I might throw Dustin Hoffman and Marlon Brando in there somewhere. Hard to leave out Bogart. 

Comment 01 Feb 2016

Nice, Apack. I miss my daily runs on the Mall. Always something going on, lots of sights to see, and in the spring you can adjust your track to run thru Georgetown and observe the - ahem - fauna. 

Comment 01 Feb 2016

I was just trying bring the list up closer to this year's team. 

TBH - I agree with your assessment. Need at least one star for the planets to rotate around, but need a couple of big planets if you want to make waves in the tourney. 

Comment 01 Feb 2016

Pitt - lost to Navy in a bowl game in front of 40k

tOSU - beat Navy in the Shoe in front of 105k

If he goes to Pitt, at least fewer people will be there to witness the loss.