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Member since 03 June 2014 | Blog

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 13 Sep 2015

I think we should stop using the short week as an excuse.  Meyer said he would not use it as a excuse, we should follow suit.  Virginia Tech, also, had a short week and they played well.  I know they did not have to travel home after the Monday night game, but they had to get their 2nd string QB ready for their game on a short week. 

I felt going into this game it was a potential trap game.  As Cardale said, "we are not as good as we thought we were."  Lots of work needs to be done this week.  NIU has a solid team.  And, as I think this weekend showed, the top tier MAC teams can play with any Power 5 team.  I expect a battle. 

Comment 23 Aug 2015

One question for those who attended other schools.  Do you root for the Bucks over the school you attended?

I am a Wright State grad (BS) and a tOSU grad (MS).  I also attended UD for a year.  Wright State and UD don't have D1 football teams, so football obviously root big time for tOSU.  I do check UD's football score every Sunday morning.  Basketball can be tough.  It was great the year all three made the tourney.  I root for all three.

What I can't stand is bandwagon fans.  When I was at UD seemed like more kids with ND shirts than UD.  Being Catholic grew up a ND fan - the priest mentioned them every Sunday in the fall.  But the kids at UD with the ND gear were typically jerks.  In my book one should always root for one's own school first.  My detest for ND started while at UD and continues to this day.   

Comment 21 Aug 2015

While technically you are correct,"tweets/week" is just more poetic.

Of course not knowing the difference between the different forms,  to me a tweet means any form of social media, much like google means doing a internet search.

Comment 17 Aug 2015

There is no Buckeye I want to have a better season than Tracey Sprinkle. Not because I want to make jokes, but I love to see a young guy redeem himself.  As an older person, >50 years old, seeing Tracey do well gives me hope for the future!

Comment 17 Aug 2015

1817 - Mississippi statehood granted

1861 - Mississippi secedes from Union

1865 - end of US Civil War

1894 - bars and stars are added to the Mississippi State flag

1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson - US Supreme Court legalized institutional racism

1954 - Brown v Board of Education - US Supreme Court strikes down Plessy v. Ferguson making institutional racism illegal

2015 - Mississippi State flag still has bars and stars

Comment 16 Aug 2015

I am with you JS.  That is why they are called opinions, You can assume anything you want and they don't need to based on anything.  I could argue that we would have beaten VA Tech last season if Jones was QBing.  Foster would not have run the bear D against a QB like Jones. Jones would have gone over the top all day... but, I won't argue that.  Last season was what it gloriously was.  I am excited looking forward to what the new season will bring!  

Comment 03 Aug 2015

Pat Forde gets my vote.  He thinks he is a journalist who writes about sports as a way to write about the state of man.  A Frank DeFord,wantabe, but just a George Will-ish blow hard.  His attacks on tOSU are not that our teams are not good, but that some how Buckeyes are less virtuous and, therefore, less deserving of winning.  He is just upset that, despite it's history, his beloved UK basketball lives in the shadow of its neighbor to the north.

Mark May, like a gnat in your ear is bothersome, but mostly harmless.

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 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.