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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.

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 3 hours ago

Teen Navy #1was 10lbs 5oz and I didn't even bother to remember his length. Mind you, Mrs. Navy is 5' 3".

The nurses checked him for teeth and body hair.

Comment 3 hours ago

I actually agree with Snyder on this one, from one specific aspect: recruiting.  Nebraska no longer plays football games in states that have been it's recruiting base - Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.  Back in the 70's-90's, they're only real competition for recruits was OU in those states.  The move to the B1G completely change that, and they are now competing with some of the strongest, most established teams in the Midwest.  Even though recruiting is more of a national game now, there is still a strong regional aspect to it, and the only 'regional' game NU plays any more are Iowa and Minnesota.

Comment 3 hours ago

Even though they were in separate divisions, the Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry was specifically maintained after the Big XII merger.

FWIW - when the Big 8 expanded (1996), pulling in the rotting corpse of the Texas League Southwest Conference, Texas was a mediocre team that had only been to four bowls (and AP ranked four times) in the previous 10 seasons, and who's two best seasons in that span were a 10-2 trip to the Cotton Bowl, and a 10-2-1 trip to the Sugar Bowl. UT was garbage, finished 4-7 in '97, and didn't recover until Mack Brown got things rolling around 2002, six years after he was hired.

Meanwhile, Tom Osborne and the Cornhunskers never finished lower than 3rd in the Big 8 over that same period, including 5 CCs, 10 consecutive bowls (a streak that actually stretched back to 1969 along with their AP rankings), brought home back-to-back NCs in '94 & '95, and followed those up with a 3rd in '97. They had one of the greatest teams in history through that stretch.

The Big XII separated OU and NU, because they assumed (incorrectly) that those two teams would dominate their divisions and would face each other every year in the CCG. The Red River Shootout (at that time) was not bigger than the OU-NU game, or the Texas-Texas A&M game in the teams' and fans' minds.

Comment 21 hours ago

Great write-up, Andrew. 

His coaches have also touched on his ability to perform in the classroom. With nearly 50 offers on the table, Riep has also garnered attention from renowned schools like Vanderbilt and Duke. 

I love reading things like this about a future Buckeye. Coach Meyer and company continue to recruit the whole package. It's great to be a Buckeye!

Comment 23 Jul 2016

I'm not sure where or how you formed your opinion of Julie DiCario, but I get the sense that you don't read her stuff and don't really know that much about her. She's actually an attorney and a rape victim, and that Tweet was about as balanced as you can get.  There's nothing wrong with saying that there are two sides to the story, that we don't have all the facts yet, and that anyone jumping on one side or the other is rushing to judgement. The truth is there are very little "known facts" in this case yet, and she hasn't twisted any of them.

Have you ever listened to what she puts up with on a regular basis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tU-D-m2JY8