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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Wow that is tough, so many Buckeye moments, the Red Sox breaking the Curse, Showtime for the Lakers, but I have to go with Orel Hershisers 1988 season capped by a game 7 NLCS shutout, a game 2 World Series shutout, and a complete game clinching game 5.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Dodgers and Red Sox

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Comment 26 Jun 2015

LOL, no I meant it just as I typed it. As fans we want no star players to leave early, nor any coaches to leave after a successful season. Even though we would leave our jobs in a heartbeat if offered a position we aspire to and for much more money. So therefor they become ass coaches, but of course I wish them success except against us.

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Tough one...

1) I'm gonna go with Babe Ruth like talent and with the DH (which I abhor) I can pitch every fifth day while still putting up triple crown numbers and downing brats and beer. Future trivia question, who is the only player in MLB history to win multiple batting titles, home run titles, and Cy Young awards? Answer,,,ohioscott!

2) No chance of me wanting to babysit millionaire athletes who are now mostly guns for hire. Also, sitting in thousands of living rooms sucking up to parents and hoping their 17 year old kid will put my Buckeye hat on at his press conference doesn't excite me. So I will go with a coaching football at high school level where I can shape minds and become a pipeline for football and academic All-Americans at Ohio State. 

Yeah that's the ticket!

BTW, I would have said coaching the Russian Curling team, but the OP said no Olympic sport coaching ;-)

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Dan Fogelberg already had a great body of work when he died, but I have to mention him. If all you know is the sappy 80's stuff go back and check out his first 4 albums, especially Souvenirs and Captured Angel.

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Wow! +1 for the Keith Green mention...add Rich Mullins and Mark Heard in that genre 

Comment 03 Jun 2015

It would have been interesting to see what Morrison would have done to combat the disco era. I think he would have thrived in the 90's and may even have embraced grunge in his old age.

Comment 19 May 2015

Years ago when I managed Donatos I worked the old campus location for 2 weeks and routinely had to chase people down High St carrying off our tables for their dorms. I talked to a Papa Joe's manager who laughed when I complained, he said come talk to me when you have to install prison urinals to keep people from tearing them off the walls of the bathrooms. I was never in Papa Joe's on campus, ( I hung at Zachariahs and Sugar Shack) but I heard it was a wild place.

Comment 19 May 2015

When I was a kid Woolworth downtown only had a place at the front that sold pizza, nuts, etc. There was no sit down service, that was at Kressge's next door. I miss those old five & dimes, the other one downtown was HL Greens.

BTW, the other spot to eat downtown in the 60's was Mills across from the state house. 

Comment 19 May 2015

RBUCK did you know either the Niklas or Jones brothers who lived on Champion 3 or 4 doors south of Frebis? I believe the Niklas address was 1510 and they later moved over to Linwood about 3 doors south of Thurman.

I am good friends with 3 of the 5 Niklas brothers in fact 2 of them are coming to my house tonight. I was good friends with Ed Jones and knew one of his brothers (Don), both have passed on within the last couple years.

Comment 18 May 2015

A few years ago The Clarmont closed after 65 years. In it's hey-day it was one of the best steak houses in the area. The food went down hill imo, especially for the price, but hey where else could you stand at the urinal and take a wiz while you read the WSJ.

My favorite steak house was a place called Jimmy's Place Upstairs in German Village. 

Comment 18 May 2015

That thrift store use to be Koebels (grocery store) and I'm sure RBUCK and I walked by each other in there or at Crystal Swimming Pool back in the 70's.

BTW, RBUCK sounds like a plan, we'll have to hit Planks on Parsons some time this summer.

@Idaho - I knew Parker, he sold off a couple Papa Joe's to a couple friends of mine when he was going through a divorce. Also, was in Streng's many times. Ralph use to give me a cigar box for my school supplies when I went to Deshler.

Comment 18 May 2015

That is amazing RBUCK, the world just got smaller. I know from previous post we both worked at Donatos on Thurman at different times. Where did you live on Champion? I lived on every street around there but Champion (Ohio, Oakwood, Linwood, and 22nd).

Comment 18 May 2015

It is amazing to think with all the Mexican restaurants around today that we use to stand in a line out the door just to get a table at Chi-Chi's. At one time they had a lunch buffet which I'm sure they lost money on any day I showed up.

Comment 18 May 2015

There was a place like Fuddruckers years ago on either Morse Rd or 161 called Flakey Jakes. It was same concept of dress your own burger, but the store was pretty cool. Had a big train that ran on a track near the ceiling throughout the restaurant.

Comment 18 May 2015

Yeah there are Damon's in several states and in Great Britain. There use to be one in Newark and Steubenville long after the Columbus locations closed, but haven't been to either for a long time.

Comment 18 May 2015

When my wife and I were first married she worked at Elby's on Brice Rd. Forgot all about that place, best onion rings and great strawberry pie.

Comment 18 May 2015

Years ago when I was a manager at Donatos several of us would go to Reebs about 3x a week to have lunch before are 4 to 1 AM shift. We always set on the bar side and they had a big steamship round of beef that one of the owners (Ballengers?) would stand and carve for orders. We had an older stocky German waitress name Tammy who treated us like we were her kids. Great place that held out in a bad neighborhood as long as it could.

There was a similar type restaurant on Main St called Willards, not as good, but close.