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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 1 hour ago

Careful casting those stones. OSU has 'Dayton YMCA' in the record books as well.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1892_Ohio_State_Buckeyes_football_team

And three games in one season vs. Ohio Medical.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_Ohio_State_Buckeyes_football_team

TTUN was also playing Harvard and Yale (national championship teams in those days) during that period. Not saying they don't have a HS team in the books (I've found one), but they also played a lot more out of state competition than the Buckeyes did prior to the Western Conference being formed. OSU mainly played teams like Kenyon, Oberlin, Case, etc.

Counting wins prior to Theodore Roosevelt cleaning up college football is just bad statistics.  It's not even the same sport.

Comment 13 hours ago

Careful what you wish for. This is That Coach's fourth season at TSUN. If he holds true to form, he leaves for the NFL for 2018. That could mean the Buckeyes see ole Chipper across the the field in Nov of 2018. 

Comment 22 Jun 2017

Hopefully this is more than just a raise (well-deserved) and a title change. If Coach Coombs is in fact being given an expanded decision-making role, perhaps he's being groomed as heir-apparent to the DC job. I'm excited to see how this plays out; I'm a big fan of what Coach Coombs has accomplished, his energy and his message. 

Comment 22 Jun 2017

TBH, I agree - the similarities are worthy of the article, and I enjoyed reading it. Especially the bit about the ND QB's getting drafted by the Browns. You can't make that shit up. But then I'm also a fan of the Windsor Mansion, won't fly an airplane that is #13 and refuse to step on cracks. So I'm a superstitious Sailor, which probably makes me a kook.

I was just being a dick. And that is the Situational I was referring to. I loved that article, too, BTW.  F-ing Spartans. 

Comment 22 Jun 2017

Not that I dispute anything you pointed out, Ramzy, but I seem to remember an 11W article in 2015 that debunked all the parallels between the 1969 and the 2015 Buckeyes. We tend to focus on the similarities, but I'd venture a guess the differences are far more numerous and significant. Just one simple man's opinion. 

Comment 20 Jun 2017

What if I told you...since 1997 (the year Bob Davie replaced Lou Holtz) Notre Dame has gone 150-99, which averages out to an annual W-L record of 7.5-4.95?  Or, if I told you ND has only had nine or more wins eight times in the last 20 seasons, and only had 10 or more wins four times? Or that Brian Kelly has only averaged 8.5 wins per year in his five seasons?

Your comment has more truth in it than you may have intended.

Comment 15 Jun 2017

Rose had 24 seasons and 15,890 plate appearances. He accumulated 4256 hits, 2,165 runs scored, 1,314 RBIs, 160 HRs, a .303 batting average, a .375 on base percentage, and a .409 slugging percentage. In addition to setting the record for hits, he holds the records for plate appearances and at-bats.

Williams played for 19 seasons (served in the military in '43 & '44), but only had 9,788 plate appearances. He only accumulated 2,654 hits, 1,798 runs scored, 1,839 RBIs, 521 HRs, a .344 batting average. a .482 on base percentage (career record holder) and a .634 slugging percentage.

Williams had 61.6% of the opportunities that Rose had, but tallied 62.4% as many hits. He also had 500 more RBIs, 361 more HRs and better averages across the board. Williams won the batting Triple Crown twice (once before military service in WWII, and once after), and even tallied a .404 batting average during the 1941 season.

Sorry but if the category is "Best" hitter, it's Teddy Baseball, and it's not even close.  If you want to give the award for "Most Prolific" hitter, then Rose is your guy.  If you don't believe me check out the analysis here.