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Member since 25 June 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Title. 40 yard line upper deck.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Used to be Bulls until they drafted Pube Head
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Nov 2015

I agree, and I have said all year that it is not his play calling that is missed, but rather his ability to prepare and coach QBs. It seemed like the QBs were always very confident in their decisions and made them quickly under Herman. Not sure what he did differently, but I doubt I would understand it anyway... you know... with his Mensa-ness and everything.

Comment 29 Aug 2015
I always claimed that I should get free Michigan tickets because I was with my Dad at both of Cooper's non-losses to Michigan in the Shoe and none of his defeats... both those games also had halftime streakers. One did a cartwheel at the 50 yard line and the other struck the heisman pose at the Michigan bench. So, maybe it wasn't entirely mine and my Dad's magic.
Comment 04 Aug 2015
Template.... there was once a Skully posted entirely as the template. It lead to one of the greatest comment threads of all time, but I believe it disappeared once the real Skully posted.
Comment 08 Jun 2015

To be fair... I do about the same thing to any OSU fan who says, Meatchicken, Brady Choke, Horribaugh, or anything of the sort.

Comment 27 May 2015
I heard a 16ish year old girl tell her friend, "here, take my phone and take a selfie of me!" I told her that, generally, we refer to that as taking a picture... I don't think she understood...
Comment 16 May 2015
I remember a basketball game where the opposing point guard was Alibaba Odd (at least that is what it sounded like on the radio) and you could tell that Keels was enjoying saying it just a bit too much.
Comment 18 Feb 2015
That's a pretty good choice... I might die of old age by the time I get all the meat from the crabs!
Comment 11 Feb 2015

My brother and I never understood why there was such a big backlash about the pass interference call at the end of OT. Everybody in that stadium seemed okay with the call... Then... we got our DVD of the game a few months later. Fouts was the one who made that the shit-show that it became.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Married in Vegas... Came home to Columbus and had a reception in the back yard. Bonfire, burgers, hotdogs, and the 2006 OSU vs Texas game projected. Whole reception cost about $350... Loved every second of the day and every second of my life with my wife since.

Comment 14 Jun 2014

I have all of the 2002 games on VHS... It is the only reason that I still have a VCR hooked up in my basement (and because I refused to buy any of the digitally remastered versions of the Star Wars movies... I will be DAMNED if I will allow Greedo to shoot first in this house!!!).

Comment 02 Jun 2014
I worked as nurse in the Hematology/Oncology department at Children's Hospital in Columbus. I always enjoyed seeing the athletes come through and visit the kids. The happiness it brought to the kids was amazing, but the amazement on the face of the athletes was even better. Those were some of the toughest, most resilient kids I have ever met. You could see the athletes appreciate things a little more after they had sat next to a bald 6 year old who had tubes coming out of their chest, but yet was still laughing and thrilled to meet anyone wearing Scarlet & Grey. There were some who came on their own time and developed close relationships with some of the kids (some who didn't make it through their treatments). It was humbling watching these young men deal with something like that... They were watching young boys fight bravely, like men. It was very humbling and life in perspective. Thank you for the story and reminding me of some great boys and girls that I knew.
Comment 16 Apr 2014

It appears that the Athletic Department ignored the giant sign above the South Stands that says, "Pay It Forward." Some dude said it... I can't remember who... I have always thought of the Spring Game as the Athletic Department paying it forward. It was my trial run to make sure my daughter would make it through a real game without me having to duct tape her to a bleacher. It is a time to get down closer to the field. It is a time to think what it might be like to actually be talented enough to have played on that great field while not having a heart attack about the game that is happening.

If they can't see the value in the future fans, they are definitely missing the boat.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

Quickly flipping through the game breakdowns for the year, 10 of those 34 TE catches were also in the 3 games that Kenny Guiton was the primary QB. That leaves 24 for the other 11 games of the year. A difference of 3.33 vs. 2.18 catches per game for Kenny G vs Braxton. My memory told me that Kenny was better at finding the underneath receiver, but I was curious if the numbers agreed. This was in no way in depth research, but at least a starting point if anybody cared to take it further.

Comment 01 Mar 2014

That NIT game is easily my favorite basketball game I have been to in the past 10 years. Whether it is nostalgia or that the environment is really that much better, I am not certain. I have a feeling that half of us in the stands that game were also there to prove how much better of an environment there was back in the good ol' days... With that said, the Schott has certainly helped recruiting and provided revenue to the university. I have seen 4 or 5 concerts in the Schott that I can say, with confidence, would not have taken place on campus without the new arena being there. Love the Schott for what it provides, but miss the hell out of the loud, old, dump that provided so many great memories.

Comment 21 Nov 2013

People must not have been able to feel the tremor in Columbus yesterday. I heard a rumble and felt my house sway a bit in Pickerington. I don't think it was felt much farther away than that. 

I agree that this is the year to win. I would much rather replace a couple wide receivers and a RB than 4 starting, senior, offensive lineman. It is amazing how undervalued a good O-Line still is in college football. I was amazed that Alabama didn't lose an early game for that very reason this season.