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Alamogordo, NM (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 12 November 2012 | Blog

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I grew up a Buckeye in the heart of Lion country, PA. My Brother-in-Law is an OSU graduate, so I visited his graduation in the 'Shoe when I was very young. Even then, I loved what I saw. That was the beginnings of what became my adulthood man-crush on anything Ohio State. Fortunately, I can actually call Columbus my home, as I moved there with my wife and kids in my early 20's! And now, I'm military, so we currently live in the sunny Southwest.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU upend Miami's world in the 2002 National Championship game.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Apr 2014
That's right, let's start a teary eyed applause for all the people making a lot of assumptions while knowing little to nothing besides what someone else wants to tell them. Good idea.
Comment 05 Apr 2014
I think we're so high on our horse that we can't see a good thing coming. PSU is a football power house. They will remain in the top tier of destinations for coaches and players alike. They want us to be a rival because it makes sense. Forced or not, it makes sense. I think we need to embrace it, and stop this denial garbage. It is so obviously denial.
Comment 05 Apr 2014
I've always disliked the SEC West. The East just never came across as quite as shady--minus Kentucky. Even before UFM was at UF, and especially while he was there. I'm gonna' gloat for a second, but I told my father that not to be surprised if someday UFM replaced Tressel at OSU someday. That was at the half time of the 06 championship beat down he gave us. But anyway, Calipari and UK can fly a kite. I'm rooting for Wisky, so the B1G has tangible results to go with its basketball dominance. If not, then UF. I think Billy Donovan runs a good program down there in the hated SEC.
Comment 30 Mar 2014
This whole true enemy garbage is getting old. They're kids competing in a game. They're not a true enemy. Rivals. I find it inherently hard to hate, truly hate a group of kids. Student athletes just because they're from another state or school. Do I dislike them? Yes, but respectfully. I respect any institution of higher learner or young adult that chooses to attend. Hate if you want, but have some perspective please. I choose anything that's good for OSU, B1G comes second. The rest is third, to include wanting to see another team lose. Watching TTUN represent the B1G well is just something I will accept as bittersweet, supposing they ever get to that point.
Comment 25 Mar 2014
We all have big expectations. Be patient. There's some young blood on the staff stepping into bigger roles. Thad and company will continue what they started 10 years ago.
Comment 25 Mar 2014
I still think some of our recent recruiting "misses" are due, in part, to staff changes. Give Thad and company some time. There's some young bloods who just stepped into larger roles. Just like Urban, Matta gots this. Be patient, Buckeye Nation; Ahrens is the real deal.
Comment 24 Mar 2014
Rod Smith and Cardale Jones is an impressive backfield. Just considering size, at least. That's bruising.
Comment 20 Mar 2014
I'm excited for next season. We have some great talent returning. Thompson, Ross, Williams, Loving, ADV, Scott, and some of our incoming freshman could be special. Hopefully we see some maturity, intensity, and individual growth. If so, then we all have a lot to look forward to.
Comment 09 Mar 2014
The 911 hoax stuff isn't pro AQ, it's anti - government. I don't think you will see his face on any 'wanted' postings. And no, I'm not a believer of the hoax. With that said, I am glad to see him bow out.