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Member since 06 December 2011 | Blog


  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: My favorite brother in law who played D-1 until he tore his ACL.
  • NFL TEAM: Washington Redskins. But not their owner.
  • NHL TEAM: 1) Washington Caps 2) Detroit Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Don't care. Nuke
  • MLB TEAM: 1) Boston Red Sox 2) Boston Red Sox 3) Red Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA Women's team

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Jan 2017

Grew up in BG. Really nice little college town. Lots of professors' and farmers' kids. Went to all the football, hockey and basketball games with my dad/family. Hockey was huge back then. Lots of people were BGSU and OSU fans except in hockey. Big rivalry there, as they both were in the WCHA (dissolved when the Big 10 started their own hockey league). Went to OSU because I knew the BG campus like the back of my hand, and was ready to try a bigger school. Loved my time at OSU, but have a very soft spot in my heart for BG.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Agreed. Gleitmann on buckets is saying basically that Urban is less than pleased with Studwara's OL coaching this year. Warinner killed on O Line, but not so much as OC. What I can't understand is that when they moved Warinner into the booth for the last few games last year, the offense suddenly clicked, and looked great. What happened this year to change it? Under developed OL and WRs?? Poor QB coaching? 

Comment 14 Dec 2016

I thought Tate looked a little stunned at first when he saw Eddie George, and tried to look nonchalant. I would imagine internally he wanted to jump up and down and run around the house hollering "holy effing sh#t Eddie George is in my kitchen making buckeyes and he gave me the Gatorade award!" and then collapse in a pile. But that would be seriously uncool, ya know?

Comment 11 Dec 2016
I firmly believe that he will do quite well at UC. That painful season in 2011, where he had 2 hands tied behind his back due to being thrust into that position, having no say in hiring/firing assistant coaches and not having some of the best playmakers on the team including the QB would have made lesser men wither. He had the chance to study under master head coaches, and absorb new defensive schemes from Ash and Schiano. He will be fine. Godspeed Luke.
Comment 10 Dec 2016
Could also be the way OSU runs academics- until you are accepted into the major/college of your choice, often after your sophomore year, you are technically still "exploring". For example, to get into Fisher, you have a bunch of prereqs and gpa requirements, then you have to petition to get in, if I recall correctly. Pretty hard to meet those reqs until end of sophomore year/beginning of junior year. Pretty sure it's the same with a number of other majors.
Comment 03 Dec 2016
That's what I don't get with this booster's rant. He lives in Texas. He knows what U Texas football is. The reality is that most schools are stepping stones to the top of the college football food chain schools like Texas, OSU, Michigan, Alabama and a few others. Houston just came up against the reality of a hot assistant/young whiz kid coach that is destined to go farther. Ask those at BGSU when Urban left there. After Urban's first hair on fire year, they were hoping for another couple of years, but knew he would probably be moving on at some point. It is the nature if college football in the vast majority of cases.
Comment 02 Dec 2016

On th subject of Kenny Guiton, since he was a grad assistant for Tom Herman at Houston, I wonder if Herman will be bringing him to UT?

Comment 01 Dec 2016
From an OSU College of Business grad with an OSU daughter who majored in Finance, that is pretty darn amazing. Finance is definitely not for the faint of heart. Congrats Sam! Go Bucks!
Comment 21 Oct 2016

Ooh, tacos in a bag, as we call them! One of the local high schools actually has them available at their concession stand during football and lacrosse games. Luckily for some, the stadium bathrooms are right nearby.

Comment 27 Sep 2016

Grew up in BG, but I rarely make it back to 43402, as my parents while still there,  spend time down south also. Almost didn't recognize Chip because last time I saw him, his hair was umm, darker. He sold the Dairy Queen that his family owned a few years ago. Oh well, I can understand why he wants to cash in his chips.

Comment 29 Aug 2016

You also need to understand that there is a Southern culture, and you are a Yankee. I speak with experience. Non-OSU daughter went south to an SEC school. She had to get adjusted to it. Are you interested in joining a fraternity? Alabama is a very big Greek school. When you visit, you might want to really pay attention to the vibes you feel while there. Do they feel good, or do you want to get the heck out of there quickly?

I get the dollars aspect, it is a huge issue these days. You really don't want to saddle yourself or parents with too much debt. And if you really want to get out of Ohio and go someplace, then Alabama might be a better fit for you. Now, that being said, do you hope to come back to Ohio after graduation? If so, an Alabama degree might not get you in as many doors as an OSU degree will. Not to mention, you will not make the same connections being out of state for 4 years. And these days, connections and internships often give you a leg up. But if you are flexible as to where you go post graduation, that point might be moot.

Have you called the OSU scholarship office? Let them know that you have a full ride to Alabama, they might up your scholarship $$. It does happen.

Good luck! It is a big decision.

Comment 17 Aug 2016

I didn't mind the Mean Streak, as I couldn't handle going upside down on a coaster, gave me a nice case of vertigo every time, ugh. So yes, I became the one who held everybody's stuff while sitting on a bench near whatever coaster the others were riding. Did get some good people watching in though, I guess.

Comment 29 Jul 2016

What absolute jerks. What in the hell were they thinking? Sumlin also deserves heat for this, as these are his coaches. I guess he never thought to review their chalk talk before the session. Humphhh. I wonder if the AD has Tom Herman's agent on speed dial?

Comment 29 Jul 2016

What in the hell were they thinking? Do these coaches not have wives, sisters, mothers or daughters? If my brother had put together this crap I would have told him he was an effing idiot. And an ass to boot. Quite frankly, I will put some of the blame on Sumlin also for not reviewing their "chalk talk" before the session. After all, those coaches were representing the football program and the university.

Comment 04 Jul 2016

Regarding those with PTSD, the big all news radio station in DC was asking people who would be hosting their own private, albeit illegal, fireworks display this weekend to please let the neighbors know, as there are a number of military veterans in this area dealing with PTSD. I can't remember ever having heard that request in previous years.

Comment 18 Jun 2016

Way, WAY back when I was in middle school, my mom drove my best friend and me to the old Toledo Sports Arena, where we saw ZZ Top and Alice Cooper, back when Alice was with his original band, they had hit the big time. ZZ Top had not yet hit the charts, that was to come later that year, nor had they started to grow those beards. We came to see Alice Cooper, so who the hell was this not quite country not quite rock band?  They sucked. They may have had a great set, but we couldn't care less about their music, so, they sucked. The crowd that night was very rowdy, not a good sign. Alice Cooper came on, finally, with lots of stuff being thrown on the stage. After a couple of songs, some idiot threw a lit firecracker onstage. It went off, the band immediately dropped their instruments and exited the stage, never to return. What made it worse was that the emcee came on the stage to say that they would be back if we all calmed down, so everyone waited, then waited some more, more pronouncements from the stage, until they told us the concert was cancelled and it would be rescheduled at a later date. I guess that made sense, as had they cancelled the show immediately after the band left the stage, the crowd probably would have torn the arena apart. And, as far as I know, they never came back to Toledo.