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OnlyOne


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

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Comment 22 Oct 2014

I am sorry she said no when you asked her out.  Go join MMan in the hole he was forced to crawled back into with all this hate for woman (Title 9).  

I got $750/mo as a grad student from '86 to '89 and free tuition.  No one bought my jersey (lab coat), no videos games made of the scanning electron microscope, ...

 I cheer for every Buckeye who puts on a jersey/wears a uniform, no matter the sport.  Once a Buckeye, Always a Buckeye.  We make no distinction for the sport.  Do you think Woody would make a distinction?  I don't!
 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

A Prof who cares about the students can save them lots of money.  In science and math they typically only use the text as a reference and for problems sets.  When I taught I listed the texts as optional - some students bought them, others did not - and I provide copies of problems sets.  I, also, had copies of the text for the students to borrow.  In my opinion if the students attended class and took decent notes they would be able to successfully complete the assignments.  (Taught engineering by the way.)  Of course, Profs are pressured to have students buy books.  There is a publisher-college industrial complex.  They threaten Profs with violation of intellectual properties laws if they use stuff from texts without making the students buy the books.  This can lead to a Prof not getting tenure or actually getting fired.  Profs make very little money off books they publish.  They do it to further their careers and climb the academic ladder.  It sort of like housing, where the laws of supply and demand no longer hold.  As long as the government, ie tax payers, props up the financing of educational loan industry the publishers will try to get their piece of the pie.  Iam allfor the government supporting education, but I think it should go directly to the students not through some middleman who gets to skim off the top.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Damn it, happens to me everytime.  Thanks for the correction.  My name is mis-spelled all the time, so I feel bad right now.  Plus I am always hitting the wrong letters on this damn touch screen key pad.  If I have an important text to send I have one of my kids type it. 

Comment 17 Aug 2014

Keep in mind that 4 top 10 finshers from last year started the season unranked.  That includes Auburn and MSU, two teams that would likely have been in the playoff if it existed last year.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

To quote his mother, "... it is 2 Ls and 2 Ts ...".   (Elloitt)  Sorry for the correction.  In general I am a poor speller, but I feel bad when I spell someone's name incorrectly.

I think we leave the polls to the staff.   But we could do it the Miles' way, let the members vote on it.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

I guess I'll be in the minority.  Can't justify $120 for a sneaker.  Rather donate directly to the school.  Plus I prefer Adidas fit and style.  Absolutely hate the v-neck Nike jersey, with the plastic, rubber crap.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

Have to agree.  Lived in NYC for 4 years.  I think the Yankees and OSU are similar.  They both have national, possibly international, fan bases.  With this big fan bases they are huge money makers.  There are 2 types of football fans those that love the Buckeyes and those who hate them.  Rarely find someone who is ambevilent (spelling?) in regards to the Buckeyes.  This is why bad news about the Buckeyes sells lots of commercial time on national TV.  The same with the Yankees.  The hatred for the Yankees is definitely greater than Yankees fan hatred for any  team.  This is particularly true of Red Sox fans.  It is funny when you have discussions with Boston fans comparing the Yankees and the Red Sox they always bring up how many championships the Celtics and Bruins have won.  Has nothing to do with baseball, but you got to admire their love of their home teams.  The Gaints defeat of the Patriots a few years ago was really hard on Boston fans.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

We all make choices in life.  If you want to make lots of money go work for some hedge fund firm.  If you want to cure someone's illness or lessen someone's pain/suffering stay in medicine.  Either is OK, but please understand there are many folk who have worked just as hard who would welcome making $50k/yr.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

Joshua Perry looks like he is selling stocks and bonds.  From the all business appearance of these men I recommend buying Bucks and dumbing whatever SEC shares you are holding!

Comment 03 Aug 2014

Got over 15 years on you.  Maybe too young to remember, but Woody and Bo were actually pretty close.  They had lots of respect for each other.  Remember once a Buckeye always a Buckeye.  Woody understood two things 1. always, always, respect your opponent, and 2. don't let emotions - hate is an emotion - get the better of you.  Rivalries and the passion they generate are healthy if they motivate one to get better, but if they deteriorate into hate they become unhealthy.  One prepares hard for the game andplays ones best.  When they game is over you shake hands in respect for the opponent having the respect for you that they too played their best.

Not sure how equating the recruiting industry to slave trade and nambla negated my point that it is sick.  I guess I hit a sensitive nerve.  You seriously don't think these youngmen are being exploited by folks like Nike?  I think recruiting should be left to the players and their families, high school coaches, and college coaches.  Do you think it is right that grown men who aren't family members, high school coaches, or paid college representatives should be able to make money peddling high school players like that dude Oregon paid from Texas?   What about the fact that if the kid doesn't pan out he can be kicked to the curb and lose his scholarship?

I think Coach Meyer is on the right path with supporting the 4 year scholarship and the Plan B training.  

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Does this count?  It has written words!  GIFs and videos only?  I'm too old and technologically challenged for that.  My kids would have to do all my posting for me.  Takes me 5 minutes to reply to a text message with OK.  My finger are too big for these little touch screen key pads.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

I can't stand those who use myself when they should use me.  As in, if you have any questions, please ask John or myself.

While technically its not grammar .....  Mr. Robinson may lose a lot of games, not because his shoes are loose but because his team is no good.  (a  lot is two words, alot is not a word unless you are giving someone there portion, but in that case it is allot.)

Lose folks, lose, please no more loose!

Comment 27 Jul 2014

All of this hate for other schools - even TTUN - is stupid and childish. Former neighbor was UM grad. He is a good guy. We have fun pretending we did not like each other. But that was just a game. Current neighbor is a MSU grad and he is a great guy. We all love our school and the B1G, but we are smart and adult enough to know it's just games. While the SEC may win the NC, if they don't understand it's just a game and there will be another one next year they are losers.

Comment 27 Jul 2014

Did  I miss something?  Where did she say the SEC is better than the B1G.  My take from her comments are that SEC folk have their priorities messed up.  It is a sport and in the end sportmanship is what matters.  She said the SEC is "dirty and mean".  Those are not words I want associated with the B1G.  This "dirty and mean" SEC was going to kill her husband and father to her children.  It about priorities.  I hope ours always has family and sportmanship before winning. 

Comment 23 Jul 2014

How is it possible to know anyone's SOS before anyone has played a game?  This is one of the problems (but also blessings) with college football, one's history and rep (and conference) carry too much weight.  There is never a "turn" champion, so we got to keep on playing year after year.  It is the reason for things like 11W.  No matter the record, the score the Buckeyes are Champions and I will agrue the point until my death.  The things is there is a guy in Ana Arbor who feels the same about his team, a guy South Bend, a guy in LA, State College, Austin, ....  This is what makes college football great.  I think that a playoff and power 5 nonsense will hurt college football in the long run.  Like  how the BCS destroyed one of college football's great traditions, the Cotton Bowl.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

I don't know about the rest of you, but I grew up inpp a neighborhood where most the parents did not care who knew how their child was punished.  In fact I think they wanted every one to know that the behavior in question was unacceptable and would not be tolerated.  In fact, most would punish any kid in the neighborhood if they saw them do something.  You would get it double when you got home and then have to go apologize to the other parents.  My brother got caught drinking in Huston Woods State Park.  He had to clean fault toilets for the next two weeks.  Most of the kids in the neighborhood turned out to be pretty good adults.  It was a great place and time to grow up!

Comment 22 Jul 2014

Thanks.  Let's hope the Bucks are bring the JUICE every Saturday this fall.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

Please for us who don't know, what is j.u.i.c.e.?  When I hear juice in a sports context I think only bad things:  OJ, who's in jail, and performance enhancing substances that could put you there.