RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture


from Rayland, OH

Member since 13 September 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 09/28/2012 PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA: I personally witnessed Homer Bailey toss the 15th no hitter in Cincinnati reds history. I hadn't even planned to go to the game, but a friend gave me tickets since he couldn't attend. Never thought I'd get to see a no-no in person!
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Favorite hockey team:Emilio Estevez's Mighty Ducks
  • NBA TEAM: None. College ball for me, please!
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Real football is primarily played using your hands

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Jan 2017

I'd like to throw my hat into the ring. I'm a little out of practice because they took the NCAA Football video game franchise off the shelves a couple years back, but when I used to play I consistently pulled in #1 recruiting classes, scored over 100pts/game, and frequently shut out the opposition. Once the game franchise returns, I'll have no trouble getting back into the swing of things.

Playstation games are pretty life-like. If I could put up that kind of production just by playing a few hours on the weekends, imagine what I could do if I dedicated myself to running a program full time! 

The video game resume almost worked for this guy: The problem was he played madden and we all know that the NFL is a different beast than coaching in college, right Nick Saban?

Comment 17 Jan 2017

Michigan represents the worst of everything. Always. 

Comment 13 Jan 2017

Pure gold..

So won't they be surprised, with three minutes left in the game, Thad Matta pulls the skin away from his face to reveal... Keita? And look, who's that wearing the Andre Wesson jersey at the far end of the bench? Could it be Keita Bates-Diop?!?

Mop crew? Keita. Halftime juggling unicyclist? Keita. Starting power forward for the other team? Keita Bates-freaking-Diop.

Comment 07 Jan 2017

Wow. The kid seems to have incredible maturity and drive.

Can't wait to see him suit up for the scarlet and gray. 

Comment 05 Jan 2017

If a kid doesn't want to play for a middle-aged man that's willing to sleep over, climb a tree, and pass football shirtless, then I don't know what this world is coming to!

What does Saban do anyway?! Beat his rival consistently, win championships, and send tons of players to the NFL? Big whoop. 

Comment 01 Jan 2017

That email was trash. No one feels worse about the missed kicks than the kid that actually missed the kicks. 

Comment 01 Jan 2017

The older I get, the more I realize that sports are nothing more than a distraction. I enjoy the distraction, no doubt, but that's all they are. 

Nothing hammered this fact home for me more than the Virginia Tech game from 2015. I lost my dad to a heart attack a few hours before kickoff. He was 65 with no history of heart trouble. My siblings (3 brothers and a sister) and I watched the game at Mom's house, but it was mostly just background noise. Watching replays of the Braxton Miller spin move still feels like a gut punch though.

My dad's death came just 7 months after losing my father-in-law to liver cancer. He was 57 and had only been sick for a couple of months. My son and daughter absolutely adored their grandfathers and lost both within 7 months of each other.

Last night's game was sports tough, but not real world tough like stepping to the podium to deliver a eulogy or trying to explain to your 4 year old son that he'll never get to go fishing with his Pap again. By comparison, dealing with a 31 point beat down of my favorite team couldn't be simpler.

Sorry you lost your cousin, especially with her being so young. Cancer is the absolute worst. 

Comment 01 Jan 2017

I definitely invest more time in being an Ohio State fanatic than I should, but thanks for offering some much needed perspective. It's just a game, after all.