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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 04 Jun 2016

I think it's very possible we start with an early loss to OU, but after that were a playoff contender.  Out on a limb here, but I believe we roll MSU and then UM puts up a fight.  We end the season winning the B1G.  My only fear in this scenario is that OU gets just a single "good loss" to the likes of Okie State, then committee has to weigh us against OU for a playoff spot. 

Comment 09 May 2016

Our military will stand at attention for foreign national anthems, as well as rendering salutes to their Officers--out of respect.  It's not too much to ask for Dwayne Wade to stand still.  It's offensive that he doesn't.  

Comment 23 Apr 2016

Exactly.  It's mostly everyone BUT Bama.   And especially the bottom half/SEC East that rides Bama's coat tails.  They're the worst offenders--Kentucky, Arkansas, Ole Miss...   UF is still lamenting the loss of Urban Meyer to THE great state of Ohio too; that's always a bit amusing!

Comment 11 Apr 2016

Pet peeve... He very obviously knew the rule. He referenced it in his post.   And though I also think the answer to his question is an easy one, your "simplified" version doesn't actually answer his question, but way to violate rule number 3. 

Comment 08 Apr 2016

Urban Meyer was mentioned quite a few times concerning his "track record" at UF and the Araron Hernandez mess.  So yea, I do believe there's people out there more than willing to connect a recently drafted superstar's problems with its former program's problems, especially when they're reading about the two in consecutive articles.

Also, that's the whole point of the media.  To bring us "stories."  They accomplish that by connecting dots and writing about it.  That's the entire point behind investigative journalism.  Now take your "asinine" insults and your scarlet glasses and get off my lawn.

Comment 30 Mar 2016

Then why is it news on an Ohio State website?!   Because he's alum. He's representing OSU.  His actions reflect the basketball program to some extent.   I'm not so sure this has much of an impact, but to say that no one would connect these dots is a bit naive.  

Comment 29 Mar 2016

I know some guys are going to get hard looks when they get back from injury, but I would think that with so many quality athletes and high level talent, those players you see running with the 1s--they're the 1s until someone else proves otherwise.  I dunno, I hope they do business like that, at least.  

Comment 24 Mar 2016

There's nothing left to agree to disagree.  That wasn't really what we were talking about.  I do agree that Archie Miller might not be a difference-maker though--So there's that. 

Comment 24 Mar 2016

In lieu of some kind of open communication stating loyalty toward a specific school, you have to look at his background.  His ties to Ohio State and the state of Ohio are factors.  What else would be useful as a barometer for judging someone's "loyalty" to a program?  But you're right, Bennet would make sense at Wisky.  

Comment 24 Mar 2016

He's got NBA dream to fulfill.  I don't think he would stay even if he did choose to come back as HC.