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OHCelt


Dublin, Ohio (via London, England)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Standing on the Kop at Anfield watching Bill Shankley's teams destroy the old First Division, and singing "You'll Never Walk Alone". That and getting chills every time The Best Damn Band in the Land comes in down that ramp. There's nothing like it - anywhere.
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Bluejackets
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool - YNWA

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Aug 2015

It only falls "on the right side" if Waters approved and allowed this unofficial "songbook" to be circulated around the Band. He did not - in fact he threatened suspension and worse on anyone he found with a copy of it. This is what makes it so shameful that the OSU BoT and administration is trying to paint Waters as somehow being responsible for this. You might as well say that Meyer should be fired, because a number of his players are now suspended for smoking pot after the NC game, because it is clear that using drugs is widespread in the football team, and he is to blame. It is nonsense, and dishonest nonsense at that. OSU should be utterly ashamed of what it has done.

Comment 01 Aug 2015

Check this month's Columbus Monthly - you'll find a long article about Jon Waters, and his life since he was dismissed. He comes out of it well - OSU not so much. Also the football/Band season is about to begin.

Now, do you still think that the re-launching of a year-old story that has already been discredited, and it being splashed all over the national media, is just a coincidence? If you do, I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in buying.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

No it does not. It only would if it could be shown that Waters condoned this "songbook", when the reality is that he did everything in his power to eradicate it. The majority of Band members never ever saw it, and would certainly have been suspended, or worse, by Waters had they been seen with it. That is 180 degrees out of phase with the narrative OSU is trying to have you believe, but this has been a dishonest and hypocritical witch hunt by OSU from day one.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

Nonsense - you have fallen hook, line, and sinker for what the University wants you to believe. The fact is that there was no official TBDBITL songbook, and Jon Waters, far from being responsible for one, as OSU tries to make it look, went to great lengths to eradicate even this bootleg version. Most Band members never ever saw a copy. This is just one more of OSU's "death of a thousand cuts" assaults on Waters and TBDBITL, and the fact that it is timed right opposite news of four of our football team getting suspended for much more serious issues should strike anyone as deeply suspicious. Does OSU have to fire Urban Meyer for promoting a drug culture on the football team? Think how absurd that illogical reasoning is, and then consider that Ohio State has done precisely that to Jon Waters.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

How convenient it is that, on a day when we hear that four of our football team are suspended for possible drug and academic problems, this old story gets leaked out again. The University keeps the pot boiling by periodically leaking sensational items like this, and implicating Jon Waters by innuendo in the "songbook", when the reality is he would have suspended, or worse, any Band member found to be responsible for it. But that has not been the University's MO from the first day of this fiasco. Now, given the infractions by the football players, do we hear the University claim that there is a drug culture on the team, and that Urban Meyer is responsible for it? Of course we don't, and nor should we. That would as absurdly nonsensical as the railroading of Jon and the rest of the Band was, just to please the Department of Education. Just one more example of the institutional double standard that the BoT and administration is presiding over.

Comment 01 Jun 2015

Read his autobiography, "Life", and he comes across as everything that you think from his public persona he isn't. He is funny, smart, and incredibly kind and generous. There is no doubt that he is the driving force behind the Rolling Stones - he is the one that got them back on tour and into the studio time and time again, and he provides the musical creativity. It was so great to see him clearly having such a good time up there on stage, and you are right, that was a concert for the ages.

Comment 11 Oct 2014

On top of all this, I cannot recall ever seeing an apology or retraction from Sports Illustrated for their hatchet job on Ohio State after TatGate. Relying only on statements from players who had either been suspended, or dismissed, from the program, SI proceeded to list, I believe, 13 other players by name that they claimed had also exchanged items for tattoos. Most notably, I recall, Storm Klein, who at the time didn't even have a tattoo. Where was the outrage on all those lies? It seems that, when it comes to Ohio State, there is simply no shame amongst the fifth column.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Then please explain to me how logically the University fired Waters because they had been told by the Feds that they didn't have adequate written policies and procedures in place to deal with Title IX issues? Neither Waters nor the OSUMB were anything to do with "written policies", and no issues with the Band were part of the Feds' complaint.

Yes, "scapegoat" is the right word - to cover up for a gutless and ruthless administration.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

So we finally have it. OSU firing Waters was nothing more than a PR stunt - it had zero to do with the Feds' Title IX complaint, which was solely because OSU didn't have written policies and procedures in place to address Title IX issues. Absolutely nothing either to do with the Band, or any other campus group. So OSU destroys a man's career, and brands all the students working their tails off for the University in the Band as "drunken, sex-crazed, homophobes" just so it can look good to the DoE. Note, too, that the DoE did not review the appalling Glaros Report; it merely acknowledged that it had been created. This makes the University look even more venal and dishonest than it did before, and will only serve to further antagonise and rouse all those legions supporting Waters and the Band, not to mention strengthening his legal case against OSU. This whole thing is simply despicable.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

1) Given the succession of mis-statements and uncorroborated claims the university has made, and put in its report, are you really prepared to swallow this one?

2) He instituted extensive leadership training for the Band, both on campus, and at professional off site locations, such as Aileron. This trumps anything OSU's HR ever provides.

3) This individual has stated the she was "cornered" by the investigator, and her comments mis-interpreted and twisted out of context.

So much ado about nothing, other than potential lawsuits by Waters against OSU. And how does he get positive performance evaluations a month before he is fired for failing to do the very things his review complemented him on?