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Comment 22 May 2015

As the son of a WWII and Korea vet who grew up in an Army town surrounded by veterans I was always amazed how humble they were. I had a teacher who flew combat missions over Germany and Austria, my dad crossed the Rhine with the 9th, and other fathers had similar stories yet they didn't see themselves as heroes. It was alway the other guy; and if my late father could be talked into talking about his experiences it was always the fun times. I can't imagine how a 17 year old could find any fun in a war but that's was him. The other amazing thing was how normal they were, they came home and started families, raised kids, worked at jobs and retired, If you didn't know what they'd been through you'd never have guessed. It was only when I was on active duty did I realize what some of those ribbons on uniforms long ago hidden away in a closet represented. My dad now rests at Arlington with his fellow heroes. He may not have been a hero in his eyes but he was in mine; I can only hope to be half the man he was.

 The Navy gave me the opportunity to attend The Ohio State University and serve with some of the finest people I have ever met. I was lucky, I was also a cold war warrior and a reservist during the first Gulf War and it was over before we were to be activated so I never experienced the things, as an adult, that my dad did at an age where I was worrying about if I had enough money for beers on Friday on High Street. Puts things into perspective for me.

Comment 22 May 2015

How true. When I was at OSU virtually everyone I knew knew someone who was in, or had been in the military. A number of my professors served as well. Much later, in grad school, almost none of my classmates had ever met someone in the military, it was as if those who served were an alien species. No one ever voiced a negative opinion other than once someone said "You're smart, I'd never have guessed you were in the Navy." I pointed out some of the smartest people I knew, officers or enlisted, wore Navy blue. The sad thing is we, as a country, have a tradition of the military being close to the civilian population and losing that connection is bad for both the military and the civil world.

Comment 21 May 2015

I'll take the Germans all day long

Considering many of the Germans are made in the USA or even South Africa it's hard to tell what is an American or german car these days...

Comment 21 May 2015
Woody in short sleeves in snow

The original

Comment 20 May 2015

1922 -24 Notre Dame with the four horsemen would need to be on the list. The went what 30 - 2 over three years and in an era where players played both was and once you left the game you couldn't come back

Comment 19 May 2015

Th ghost of Woody holding two national championship trophies and saying forget 69 the future is not the past...

Comment 18 May 2015

Lilliehammer. Van Zant is great in that show. The Sopranos as a comedy set in Norway.

Comment 18 May 2015

And like many sons of famous people, failed to achieve the same greatness..

Comment 17 May 2015

Saban's no fool. He knows it'll be harder to get NC's in the playoffs than in the BCS; and Bama fans expect him to roll over everyone and win it all every year. Yhey'll gripe a few times about not being up for the game and how they'd beat (inert them name who beat them here) 9 out of 10 times; but if he doesn't continue to dominate they'll turn on him.

Comment 16 May 2015

Not me, but we were puling out of Charleston doing about 20 knots  and the port lookout, an RMSN, on the fairwater plane takes off his glove, sets it down and watches it get blown overboard. I was watching him thinking "He's not about to do what I think he is..."

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Comment 16 May 2015

When was the last time Georgia won a title?? Let me help you Georgia fan since I'm assuming you can't read or use a computer.... It's TWO!!

While I fully agree with you the last time they won a championship is 1980. Two is their total number of championships.

Comment 16 May 2015

They are authentic but many are not game worn. $80 isn't bad for a jersey given the cost of Nike replicas.

Comment 16 May 2015

That UGA fan ought to remember the last time UGA won a national championship, assuming he's at least 30+ years old. They've been the SEC West's doormat torso long that all UGA fans have is to cheer on Bama and Auburn if they want to watch a team that is relevant.