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RCRoy45

Washington DC (via Marysville, Ohio)

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Roy Roychoudhury is a 1994 graduate of the Honors Accounting Program at The Ohio State University. Roy grew up in Marysville, Ohio loving the Buckeyes. Whether it was counting down the months, days, minutes, then seconds to the Michigan game, or sitting on the edge of his seat listening to the Buckeyes on the radio with his brother, Roy has always had a strong passion for sports, and particularly the Buckeyes. The idea for these books germinated when Roy's youngest daughter, Maeve Anne Parker, was born. Roy's new mission was to put his older daughter Emerson, who was two at the time, to bed each night. Emerson started to ask Roy to tell her stories, and Roy shared the tales and legends that he knew best. Emerson was riveted with each one. Some of her favorites included the 1979 Ohio State Michigan Game (now The Buckeye Block Party), the 1985 Ohio State - Iowa game, the 1986 Masters, and Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Roy's wife finally suggested that other fans would probably be interested in these stories as well, so they contacted a publisher and started this journey. These are his first children's books. Roy has always had an uncanny memory for remembering minute details and facts about a multitude of games and statistics. He flexed these muscles when he won his only game show appearance on Sports Geniuses which aired on Fox Sports in 1999. Roy lives in Ashburn, Virginia with is wife, Anya, daughters, Emerson and Maeve Anne Parker, and dalmatians, Jaysi Mae and Sally. Roy thrives on running. He starts nearly every day with a five mile jog. Starting in 2005, his dogs were his daily running buddies. Four years later, his daughters joined in the fun. In the true spirit of Woody Hayes, neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor fog, will stop him from completing his daily ritual.

If you would like to contact Roy, please feel free to email him at [email protected]

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Greatest sports moment for me was beating Michigan in the 1979 Ohio State / Michigan Game - it was the first time in my young life that I had actually watch them both:

    1. Score a TD against Michigan (We could not score a TD in 76, 77, 78)
    2. Beat Michigan

    I will never forget sharing the moment Jim Laughlin (or Mike D'Andrea for you black opps) blocked the punt and Todd Bell returned if for a TD. We beat Michigan and went to the Rose Bowl!

    A close second was the int on the 2 point conversion to beat Michigan last year. The reason.. my 4 year old daughter, Emerson, ran to me and knocked me down she was so excited. It was the first real great Ohio State moment I shared with my children. We both cried. Amazing.

    How firm thy friendship....
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Keith Byars / Chris Speilman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Clark Kellogg / Carter Scott / Jim Smith / Jimmy Jackson / Mark Baker
  • NBA TEAM: 1976 76'ers
  • MLB TEAM: 1975 Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Dec 2014

Yes - actually for that game he could NOT get his coke supply and was having Withdrawl during the game... Sad - RG said that he was introduced to the drug when he hurt his back the year before.  The story has a great ending though as his son graduated with honors from Yale and is currently in Harvard Business School... Amazing how life turns out and I'm sure Rod is so proud of his son.  As I recall - Rods grandmother actually raised his son and he does not have much contact... But given the circumstances - what am amazing ending...  

Comment 12 Dec 2014

You should get the books for her ;-)  although I am a bias reviewer...  love the name.. I had to work hard to slip Emerson and Anne Parker past the goalie...  Go Bucks

Comment 29 Nov 2014

I felt as if was pulling on JT hard - things happen in football - just heard it's broken... Guess we have two great QB in the fall of 2015 -

Comment 12 Nov 2014

Why you don't release a collection of these essays as a book are beyond me.  Hunter Thompson mixed in with the wit and intellectualism of a young William F. Buckley if you ask me..Typical amazing stuff we come to expect to be spoiled with on a weekly basis.  What a slice of life totally out of our day to day existence.. and.. only on the day of our 'revenge' game.. which seems downright silly in this context.  Good thing you didn't detail how you had dreamed of "Killing the Spartans" for what they did to us last year.  My only regret... or suggestion... can you please send our three very overly exposed  current Buckeye "SuperFans" to the same airport the morning of the OSU/Michigan game?

Comment 08 Oct 2014

Coach Bruce - How does it feel to have a children's book written about the magical 1979 team?  haha.. seriously my question is this - One of my favorite traditions that I share with my kids that Earle Bruce started was holding the four fingers up to start the 4th Quarter.  I always thought this was the best celebration of the endurance and attitude needed to succeed in anything.  What was your inspiration to start this tradition and how did you players react to this. 

Go Bucks
Roy 

Comment 23 Sep 2014

Thank you for the suggestion.. I checked out his artwork and he does a remarkable job...

Also a quick update for those who did the pre order.  I spoke with the printer - I expect the books to ship by Mid October assuming there are no delays on their end.  Thanks again to everyone and I can't wait for the books to arrive!

Go Bucks

Comment 05 Sep 2014

This response to this promotion thus far has been more than overwhelming.  I am so thankful to 11W and Ramzy for this partnership and I've always thought that my books were a perfect fit for the 11W community as I feel it has a unique brand all its own within the Buckeye Internet Universe.... I can't wait till the books ship to see what your kids think of them.   

Thanks again and Go Bucks!

Comment 03 Sep 2014

thank you... I'd love to see video of this moment... I've been reading this to my girls for the better part of their lives.. it will be nice to see someone else's take on these...