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Yeah, it's pretty bland. Did pretty much A to Z and loved it all...well, except for that one friend in high school who could puke at will, and decided to do so one day on every single entrance to our school. I think it actually caused a few slippage accidents. Wild Bill. Memories of the Seventies. But I had a flair for writing good scripts for competition pieces, and became interested in everything Houdini... a self styled escape artist as a sophomore in high school trying to replicate Houdini escapes...and on to stage magic before being the Air Force Tops In Blue magician who got to sit and talk to BB King at worldwide finals (I lost to a European juggler) to teaching kids English, drama, forensic competition speech to school principal to Antiterrorism Trainer for the Department of selling a great new and safe product to gastroenterologists here in Washington well, ...the future. After all, I am The Time Traveler.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Absolutely the win over Miami for the National Championship...aww, append that to second place. The Magical Year of 2014 edges it out.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin. Don't think that will ever change. Archie Griffin is simply a great man.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft. Fun to watch.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Don't watch unless its playoffs
  • NBA TEAM: None-just follow the Buckeyes in the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Don't watch unless forced to.

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Aug 2015

And please...tell me you're not the poor guy who got married inside the stadium?

Your wife might be some sinister experiment sponsored by their science department.

Watch your back.

Comment 01 Aug 2015

Yes, show that highlight reel.  You sound like a young guy who goes hard at things and tries to do the right thing.  That will serve you no matter where you head after high school.

You don't have to make a college or pro team to satisfy your best potential.  Hang in there and you'll do just fine.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

It definitely is a "changing of the guard" type of situation.  Think about it.  For umpteen years, all the sports news was driven from magazine, newspaper, or TV.  There were no upstart media outlets.  With the shift to online news, paper product news is becoming significantly less subscribed to.

Then think about the immediacy of information now.  Even for TV productions, there is a delay, and certainly for print.  With an online news source, the information is often instantaneous, so we the consumers feel more a part of the action as we hear news about what some kid did two hours ago!

Add in the fact that Eleven Warriors is not only all of that, but a QUALITY site as well...with well-researched and thoughtful articles, interviews with players, and incredibly Buckeye-centric all around news.  You CANNOT and will NEVER get that from ESPN or any other all-encompassing outlet.  They cannot afford to pay attention to a single dominant topic (well, unless it's the SEC).

As they say, "the butthurt runs deep among them" as they see subscriptions slide and viewership decline.

I say let em die.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

And she certainly DOES have teeth on her bottom.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

One of the comments to that 2011 article says:

"Everyone knows that the spread offense won't fly in the Big Ten."

It was a lot of fun to reread that article and the funny-in-hindsight posts.  Good post, OP!

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Ha ha!  So you downvote morons are out again?  Go ahead...ruin your 99% Club Membership.  Just remember that every downvote you shell out, you gotta dish another 100 to make up for it.

And I'm in no mood to give a waffle crap about downvotes anyway, so I'll break all the rules I want and TALK about em!

Have a nice day, and get off my lawn.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Nobody can do a thing about it.  People are always going to post rumors of who said what to who.  Part of life on a fan site.  True or not just doesn't mean a whole lot in the end.  Buckeyes are gonna kick butt come suit up time.  Just enjoy the ride.  My dad's solution was always to crank up the home-made ice cream churn and solve the family's ills with a bucket of ice cold creamy cheer. 

Mmmmmm!  Creamy!  Are those raisins?

Dig In!

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Yeah, finally on board, huh ESPN?  Well, here's what I give for your opinion of anything anymore:

There's an ESPN logo somewhere beneath that pile of crap


Comment 28 Jul 2015

Michael, well written article here.  You adequately captured what a lot of us feel.  I have a confession to make...I never rewatch losses.  That's right.  I have not watched the Virginia Tech game even once, other than live while it happened!  I haven't rewatched the Clemson or MSU games from last year or losses from previous years either.  I know that might be a little on the weird side, but I just can't.  I can't.

However, I believe this year, we as fans will be treated to exactly what a true dynasty-in-the-making does.  It dominates.  I will be at the Virginia Tech game this year, and even though I know their defense is strong, I have no doubt the Buckeyes will power through anything VT presents them with.  This is going to be a special year and when it is over, we can then start worrying about three-peating, since it has NEVER ever been done in college football history.  I sincerely believe it will be this three year string of championships that will utterly destroy that long-standing "rule" of college football.

Enjoy the year, my friend.  The 2015 Buckeyes WILL measure up to the expectations!

Comment 26 Jul 2015

I have similar criteria.  I have to maintain a car within three current years in order to be reimbursed for company use, so I researched some categories:

Gas Mileage, Resale Value, Durability, and Price were all important to me.

The Honda CRV came out at the top in my research.  I now have a 2014 Honda CRV.  It doesn't have a lot of true power like my 1973 Firebird Formula 400 big block, but I get right at 30 miles per gallon and there's plenty of room for family!

Comment 25 Jul 2015

Yeah, that's what I surmised.  The VT loss and subsequent season for them elevated the OSU improvement rating significantly.

If Ohio State wins it all again this year, the improvement rating will not be all out to the right, because it presumably goes undefeated.  But the dominance rating would likely be higher than that Nebraska team.

That would be another historic statistical year.

Can't wait!

Comment 25 Jul 2015

Cool.  First time I ever looked at the graph.  The vertical, I'm assuming, is the Dominance track, while the horizontal is the Improvement track.  Buckeyes were only 31st in improvement, but then thirty other teams improved from really crappy places while the Bucks not only improved, but dominated like the 1995 Nebraska team did.  Awesome!

Comment 25 Jul 2015

I've always wondered if going to the pros as a coach doesn't fundamentally change the way you see and coach players. 

If you have a number of years dealing with real professionals who, for the most part, play to not get hurt so they can stay longer in the league.  Not true for all situations and teams, but probably happens more often than not.  Guys are either trying to earn enough to be able to retire comfortably, or are blowing every penny in the party scene.  But the pros are essentially more "me" than an "us" or "team" thinking because it has to be.  Coaches get used to coaching to that.

The question remains as to whether being a good pro coach absolutely translates to being a good college coach.  I say it doesn't always work out so well.

But it does come down to this one question for Jim Harbaugh...will he, by any means, crazy or sane, be able to instill passion, a willingness to work hard in the weight room, and a bonding among the players and coaches?

If a coach can do those three things, he will build a winner.

He would be wise to study Urban Meyer as closely as possible, as any coach would.