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Alamogordo/Las Cruces, NM (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 12 November 2012 | Blog

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 kids in my early 20's! And now, I'm retired military, currently living in the sunny Southwest.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU upend Miami's world in the 2002 National Championship game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Buckeye flavor of the year.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Basket-Buck flavor of the year.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Feb 2017

I grew up in PA and as a Buckeye fan, so I understand completely.  I circle the date, but only after I look up where the final game of the season falls.  

And I'm also part of that fringe group that hopes ALL other B1G teams do well, save for one game of the season.  I have a hard time feeling any true ill will towards college kids playing a game.  So yea, take that for what it's worth, I guess.  

Comment 01 Oct 2016

I'm done arguing this.  You basically spout a bunch of rhetoric fed to you by the media.  I'm disgusted by the University.  I'm disgusted by a lot of the Paterno supporters.  I'm disgusted by quite a bit, but if you look at how the dieing old man handled it, it was pretty much exactly what any other man with a solid conscience and no experience would have done.  As soon as their was an inkling of credibility he cut off Sandusky from everything he could that involved the program, and he went to the governing officials of the football program and jurisdictional police.   What would you have done diferent?!  The University itself is more to blame.  The "hindsight" is that he could have done more.  Maybe he could have gone to the media and risked lawsuits of defamation.  Maybe at the risk of his job, he could have blown off what the University officials instituted as ROE for Sanduskies involvement.  Maybe he could have stood on a soapbox for a few hours every day?   He could have done more, but that's a product of hindsight.   The REALITY is, he did what was expected of him by the judicial system and the University.  And as heinous as Sandusky's crimes were, that monster still had the right of innocence until proven guilty.  He was under investigation for large portions of the overall timeframe.  One man can only do so much.  And as influential as that one man is, there's also a point where you have to be disgressionary with that influence and let the "experts" handle their business.  

Comment 01 Oct 2016

Honestly, I don't see any offense "smacking" the Badgers around.  Wiskys got a very disciplined, strong defense.  It's not to say they won't lose by two scores, but I wouldn't bet a dime on anyone blowing them out this year.  

Comment 20 Sep 2016

There's no koolaid, you're just another one of thousands who is pretending like they know something.  The DA said "And I'm viewing this strictly on the evidence, not any kind of fealty to anybody. I did not find that evidence."  when asked If Joe Paterno contributed to any sort of cover up.   That's not what you said   You said "not enough" evidence.  But that's only the DA.  The Attorney General took it a step further, but let's just leave it there.  The reality is, he went to the police.  And he went to his superiors, and campus leadership.  Pretty diferent story than what you tell, isn't it?   Maybe you DONT KNOW as much as you think you do?   Keep pretending tho...

Comment 18 Sep 2016

I'll gladly take the downvotes, because most of you have your head in the sand.  You believe, hook-line-and-sinker, these little, snapshot glimpses of what someone else wants you to believe.  And because it's such a heinous act, you're afraid to vindicate or stand for someone who was actually absolved from wrong-doing by the entire judicial system in Pennsylvania.  Grow a pair.  Take the time to actually find out if what you believe is true.  It's not. Joe Paterno actually did more than what was expected of him, both by the University and local law enforcement.  The States Diatrict Attorney said as much.  Get off your couch, and get off your shaky moral soap-boxes.  It's disgusting. 

Comment 14 Sep 2016

Yea I probably wouldn't want to, but Schiano was a PSU guy and has a lot of background in the region.  It makes sense.  There was some plausible chatter about PSU's interest when he was still in the NFL.  And not too many coaches make it back to the NFL right away after leaving NFL head coaching gigs.  PSU might not land him.  They might not even try.  BUT it would be plausible, considering the situation of both parties. 

Comment 02 Sep 2016

I dislike TTUN as much as the next guy, but I wouldn't send that tape either.  If it were my Bucks, I'd tell em to go fly a kite, and do anything within my power to ensure a W.  That's what the coaches (and sometimes SEC players) get paid to do.

AND if scUM loses, it'll be that much more entertaining.

Comment 01 Sep 2016

I hope Texas hires him.  Truthfully, there's always going to be someone somewhere who poses a threat to steal a recruit we want.  If it's not this year, it'll be next year.  If it's not Texas, it'll be someone in Florida. I'd rather see Tom Herman shine than worry about the woulda coulda shoulda stuff that may or may not even be a factor.  

Comment 18 Aug 2016

Yea it is.  It's spin.  And of the people that made this same exact point on this thread, you are the only person who managed to turn it into an argument.  Now relax. There's no argument necessary.  There's no reason to be hostile.  

Comment 18 Aug 2016

No one is trying to start an argument.  Don't be that guy.  

And yea, he's a Texas guy no matter how you decide to spin it.  Move along.