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Member since 03 June 2014 | Blog

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Dayton born and raised. Got MS metallurgical engineering from OSU in 1989.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Keith Byar's second half v. Illinios.
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Jul 2015

I wish I was good at this interweb thingy.  I would draw a cartoon of a guy standing next to the exit of a locker room at a football stadium somewhere below the Mason-Dixon line holding out "random" pants with money falling out of them.  Maybe one of our resident 11W artist would be able to draw it. 

Comment 04 Jul 2015

I hope I missed the sarcasm. The last thing I want for this beloved state and its flagship school is to be referred to as the new Alabama. 

Comment 02 Jul 2015

It seems to me that other than assists, Russell's numbers would decrease with a better supporting cast.  On second thoughts, his FG% may go up because his shot selection would probably be better.  I loved watching him run the break and at the point making mind blowing passes in The Scarlet and Gray.  Surround him with Worthy running mates and it could be Show Time II.

Comment 28 Jun 2015

After reading the WMD about kodokushi I envisioned years from now DJ's corpse rotting on his living room couch with empty Four Loko cans strewn about the room and a half eaten twinkie laying on his chest.  Empty, dusty frames on the mantle reserved for the yet to be identified Mrs. DJ and yet to be conceived DJ Jrs and Jrettes  (Of course the framed photo of King Dolodale will be on the couch at his side.)  Let us, the Eleven Warriors, pledge now that at least one of us will regularly check on DJ to make sure he does not die lonely and to make sure his cats have more to eat than old twinkies.

Comment 25 Jun 2015

Thirty plus years ago, when I played, offensive linemen were not allowed to extend their arms, even if they were within the frame of the body.  Had to block with hands in and elbows out - chicken wing-like - more impact on shoulders, forearms and elbows.  Forearms and elbow would get cuts and deep bruises without the extra pads.  Today, with extended arms allowed, less impact on shoulders,forearms and elbows, thus smaller and less pads needed.  Better today, defensive linemen who could use their hands had quite the advantage.  Safer too, keeps head away from most impact.  The game has become about leverage, and there are few who understand this better than Bosa - game ending sack at PSU was all about leverage - and leverage is generated in the abs and lower body.  If I am a coach, much more interested in a player's leg press than bench press!

Comment 12 Jun 2015

Pretty sure dude is gender neutral.  My 16 and 17 daughters and their friends refer to each other as dude all the time.

Comment 01 Jun 2015

Reading about the identity of the mansion owner in London reminds me of Bram Stoker's Dracula.  The story starts with a British lawyer traveling to Transylvania to get papers signed by the Count to purchase properties in England.  The Count needs to move to a more populous region in order to sate his sanguine lust. …   A great read; a good way to pass the time between now and Sept 7.

Comment 17 May 2015

Arguing with fans of another school is like arguing about which is better Coke or Pepsi - a big waste of time. 

We love our Buckeyes, they love their Gators.  We all hate fair weather fans, so respect them for their loyalty and move on.

Comment 17 May 2015

Interesting, thanks for the reply.

As a parent I wish I knew a good way to "wave brooms" without being mean or a jerk to help prepare my children for a world that seems to be every increasing in chaos.

Comment 15 May 2015

Was that Vernon Gholston in the photo of Lawrence Phillips playing in Europe?  Does anyone know how Gholston's tryout with Washington DC went?

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Can't find his homepage with simple google search, but his name is Michael Craughwell aka Irish Mike aka Micheal Cthulu.  Maybe this will help.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

DJ, After reading the article about freezing the little girl I thought maybe we should could start a Crowdrise campaign to raise funds for the freezing of Cardale's body when he passes.  He could be put on display a la Stalin at the Horseshoe for coming generations to see his greatness.  Can I count on your support?  Will you support it in coming Skullies?

Comment 20 Apr 2015

Eurostep =  fancy name for traveling ...  that the NBA allows

Comment 19 Apr 2015

If the shoulder just doesn't have it anymore, I'd like to see Braxton returning kicks. 

Comment 12 Apr 2015

I missed Ramzy's article and discussion on conference pride earlier in the week.  Like to make two comments.

1.  Some of us are old enough to know ESPN did not invent sports nor conference pride.  As a child in the late 60's and early 70's all the folks I know rooted for the Big Ten teams during Bowl season and basketball tourney.  Even the TTUN!   This extended to pro sports too.  As Red fans we rooted for the NL team during the World Series.  Even the Dodgers (How many of you remember when the Dodgers were the Reds major rival in the old western division of the NL?)

2.  I have read countless times on here folks bashing ND for not joining a conference - at least in football.  While not a ND apologist, I find it sort of hypocritical to bash ND for not being part of a conference on one hand and saying conference pride is bad on the other.

Go Bucks!  Go B1G!   

Comment 12 Apr 2015

I read the Skullies for two reasons  1) DJ's wit and 2) the WMDs.  DJ has introduced me to many interesting forums and blogs that I now visit regularly.  While I don't share DJ's love of  heavily caffeinated concoctions, the 29th President, and cats he's alright by me.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

Who was the RB coach during the Wells/Pryor years?  Hard pressed to find anyone better than these two at using the stiff arm.  Pryor use to punish DBs with it.  I am wonder it it was just innate for these guys or if it was coached.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Archie Miller is 36, Thad Matta is 47.  I see Matta having to at least semi-retire within 3 years because of his back/foot.  Maybe to a AD/Vice President position at tOSU.  This contract keeps Miller nearby In Dayton making the transition to Columbus much easier for all concerned!

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I wonder if the helmet coming off is a good thing.  Maybe the energy that would be absorbed by his head is absorbed in the helmet as it flies off.  Much like how race cars are designed to fall apart on impact absorbing the energy of the collision protecting the driver.  On all the hits that Jalin's helmet came off he showed no signs of having had his bell rung.  Seems to be the same most times I see a helmet come off.  So, if helmets coming off mean less concussions I'm all for helmets coming off.  Next play, next man up!