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Member since 18 September 2012 | Blog


  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
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  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 31 Mar 2017

We provided support for the combat engineers while they blew the breach then headed north to clean up anything Ripper missed which wasn't as much as expected considering how fast they were moving.  

Comment 30 Mar 2017

In 1991 while in Saudi Arabia as part of Desert Shield/Storm with the 1st Marine Division, we heard stories of protests against our involvement in the operation and as we landed at March AFB on our return, we didn't know what type of reception we would receive from the public. It was soon very evident that we were being welcomed home w/open arms.  People lined the fence of the base and the streets as we left base. People were cheering and throwing us beers as we drove by and our apprehension disappeared. It was a truly wonderful feeling.   We were being transported back to Camp Pendleton on buses and as the bus I was riding on headed up the entrance ramp to I-10, I noticed a group of men all dressed in black. Their hair and beards were extremely long and shaggy and each of their t-shirts had "Sons of Vietnam" printed across the chest. Without intending to, I made eye contact with one of these men and I noticed a tear running down his cheek. At that point, the realization hit me.  We were receiving this welcome because of these men and thousands more just like them.  I'm not ashamed to say, I began to bawl like a baby. My marines probably thought I was losing it. They had never seen that type of behavior from me but I couldn't control it.  I found out later that this group of vets had taken a vowel to not shave or cut their hair until we came home and they had been on site to ensure that no one would even think about giving us a reception like they had received upon their return. Couldn't be more  thankful to these veterans. 

Comment 19 Jan 2015

If this has already been discussed  somewhere, I  apologize but does anyone think Coach Matta's back problems could be behind some of the drop off we've seen in the last couple of years? From what I understand, he's in constant pain. I would imagine it would be hard to run practice while in the kind of pain he's supposed be in let alone manage a game effectively.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Just saying thank you all seems far to inadequate but since I still can't up vote, it's all I have.

I appreciate the offers and the kind words. BigBadBuck nailed it when he said putting things right one last time was so important. My dad is the reason I love the Buckeyes. He took me to my first football game, my first basketball game, he educated me on Buckeye lore and when I thought we weren't going to fulfill one of his last wishes, I felt like I was going to be physically ill. I expected the 11W community to come through for me with some place to buy one but I never expected anything like BroJim and BuckNutzGasMan offered. I can't find the words to express my gratitude.    

Comment 29 Jul 2014

I've sent you my address. Hopefully, the funeral home can make it work. This is an incredibly selfless gesture and there's no way I can thank you enough. 

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Actually, not too disappointed that this hoops season is over. It had to be the most  painful Buckeye team to watch since the 79-80 team.


Comment 11 Feb 2014

"Imagine being put through the wringer like this as a high school student, and having to face up to seven more weeks of public pressure. How on earth does this seem like a good idea? Why would the McDowells put their child through this?"

This statement really jumped out at me. Having been and still being, a parent of teenagers and young adults, trust me, it's rarely as simple as it appears on the surface. And on the surface, I would agree that the answer is simple. Let the kid go where he wants. Right after the disappointment that the Bucks wouldn't be adding another 5*, this was my first thought too. But the longer this has dragged on, I'm thinking more and more that this mom is doing what she thinks is best for her son. I've got nothing but a "gut" feeling to back up this view but considering the heat this woman has got to be taking in her community (and much farther away), I get the sense she's trying to use the last bullet she has in her gun in hopes of getting him away from an environment she feels harmful to her son. Really, what does she gain from it personally? She's become somewhat (in)famous, sure but if MM goes out of state for school, she'll deal with crap from people on the street, in grocery stores, at work, etc for a long time. Especially, if he excels somewhere else.

Comment 10 Feb 2014

I'm having similar problems on my iPhone with one addition. Most of the times I touch the screen brings up the "copy/define" function and I have a hard time getting out of it/