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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU Memory - Sitting A Deck (actually standing the entire game) during the OSU v ttun Game in '06 and charging the field after the W.

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Comment 23 hours ago

I think this is great that the program does this for the students / community.  My younger sister participated a few years ago and she absolutely loved it.  She has had a long time crush on Mike Vrabel dating back to when he was a player even, so spending some time with him chatting and taking pictures was a highlight.  However, she mentioned that Coach Coombs was by far her favorite.  He had the same type of intensity and animation during this event as you see on the sidelines during game day, all very supportive and encouraging.  She also took a few pics with him and he even let her pose with his rings. 


Comment 05 May 2016

Not sure if this constitutes as a collectible per se, but a pretty neat item.. My grandfather worked at the Columbus Dispatch and would often save the negatives used for various articles / page spreads.  When Woody passed away the Columbus Dispatch obviously had a full page dedicated to him honoring his contributions to the university as a teacher and of course as a coach and my grandfather was able to snag that negative and frame it up.  My dad has a Buckeye room and among all of the other memorabilia he owns, I have always gravitated toward that negative. 


Comment 03 May 2016

Yeah, man.  I have to agree with you here.  I volunteer throughout the year and this dude shamelessly shows up every Thanksgiving on one of his self-promoting stops.  Each year I take a picture to send to my sister as a joke (she shares the same sentiment as a majority here) and I always notice how dirty the outfit is...  Given his exposure you'd think he would clean up the fit...    

Comment 27 Apr 2016

I also grabbed up Berrios.  I am a Tribe fan and they are squaring off tonight, so therein lies the perpetual conflict between fantasy baseball and my own fandom.  As far as batters go, Reed has to be up toward the top, especially for power.  I knew Gallo fell considerably after his hot start last year and has since struggled with a lot of K's.  I haven't tapped into his progress lately.  I have heard good things about a few middle infielders JP Crawford, Trea Turner and Orland Arcia - although I don't think they are going to rip many out of the park. 

Comment 26 Apr 2016

BuckeyeFan67 - I honestly do not have a preference, so I will probably grab the first up.  Here is to hoping we grab the 'right' one!


Comment 25 Apr 2016

I came here to throw Giolito's name into the conversation. I have a spot open on my roster and I have been keeping tabs on him since the start of the season.  I know with Tanner Roark's ups and downs (although he recently had a good outing) we could see him pretty soon.  The others mentioned, Glasnow, Berrios and Urias are certainly worth keeping an eye on as well. 


Comment 15 Apr 2016

Excellent write up.  With the recent exodus, it will be interesting to see a group of new faces in various positions.  I generally do not get overwhelmed with hope or despair coming off of the spring game, but I will say it is great to be simply watching football again.

Running back has to be one of the most intriguing position battles this Spring

I certainly agree with your RB comment and personally this has garnered the most of my attention this winter/spring. 


Comment 04 Apr 2016

Nooooooo!  Well the last time this happened they went on to the ALCS.  One of those good omens perhaps?  Thanks for the update!

Comment 04 Apr 2016

Rogers Hornsby said it best: "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." 
Opening Day is my favorite day of the year.  Roll Tribe!

Comment 29 Mar 2016

Ah, indeed.  Duly noted.  All of the advice and insight I can gather beforehand is much appreciated. 

Comment 29 Mar 2016

Id agree with your friend.  I have a 2005 Impreza and still absolutely love it.  When the time comes to look for a new car I will start with Subaru.  I am getting married in Sept. so of course I there will be another and much heavier weighted opinion in the mix this time.. Ha.    


Comment 28 Mar 2016

I'd agree with the aforementioned GTA and MLB suggestions and I think someone threw in The Last of Us which is solid.  I would also add Fallout 4 to the list.  I have always enjoyed the Uncharted series and Uncharted 4 comes out in a few months.. Happy gaming!


Comment 23 Feb 2016

Best: 2006 OSU v. TTUN - Had amazing A Deck seats and the energy throughout the whole day and during the game was like nothing I've ever felt. 

Worst: 2013 B1G Championship - Best seats I have ever had for a game and it was by far the worst game I have ever attended.  Plus I had the most obnoxious and inappropriate group of OSU fans sitting directly behind me.  These dudes were the poster children for why OSU fans are hated by most. 

Also, the VT Loss in 2014 was hard to be apart of. 

Comment 23 Feb 2016

Say it ain't so, Jae'Sean - With his status uncertain for the remainder of the season, tonight's challenge may be insurmountable.  However, I will be there going nuts nonetheless.  


Comment 30 Nov 2015

These articles are great.  You really get a sense of the intricacies and layers of each play.  The coaches came in with a great plan and the players executed at a very high level.  A complete game for sure.  Bragging a bit here, but I was at the game and I cannot wait to watch it again (which I will tonight) to pick up on some of those things I missed on Saturday. 


Comment 21 Nov 2015

For those suggesting Zeke 'ripped' the play calling is quite hilarious. During the postgame he was was able to quell what I imagine to be a seemingly insurmountable amount of emotion and speak very maturely.  This man has been nothing but a team first guy from day one. He is merely echoing the same sentiment from anyone (reasonable minded) who watched the game. He doesn't care about his 100 game streak.. But he does care about 2 carries in the second half and the subsequent L. He deserves to be pissed.

I am sorry this played out the way it did for him and all of the others who will never lace up in The Shoe again. The offensive strategy has been suspect all year. Today we had to witness just how mediocre their decision making really is.