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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 26 Feb 2017

The most important thing a woman can do is speak up.  Why does most everything you just said feel contradictory to that?

In either case, guilty or not, "innocent until proven guilty" is a founding principle of our judicial system and a hallmark of modern free society.  Diminish that and you are on the wrong side of the ethics argument.  

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.