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Todd-Not Boeckmann


Lakewood

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My children jumping on my back and knocking me off the front porch into the snow and then making snow angels with them while singing The Buckeye battle Cry at the top of our lungs after beating Miami for the National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All Time: Chris Speilmann and Jack Tatum
  • NFL TEAM: Da Browns
  • NHL TEAM: meh. Rather root for the Crew
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Da Tribe
  • SOCCER TEAM: Stoke City, Columbus Crew, AFC Cleveland

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Woody admitted to my Mom that he might have retired on top had they beaten UCLA in 76

Comment 19 Jun 2016

Welcome to parenthood.  Your first and only obligation is to protect the kid.  The police must be called.

Comment 02 Jun 2016

Justified is #1.  No TV Series IMHO ever tied it all up and ended as well as they did with that show.  The writing was top notch.  Which you would expect if Elmore Leonard was involved.

Billions is already #2.  Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis are awesome.

The Wire is #3.  A defense attorney friend of mine calls it the most realistic show of all time.

Homeland is #4.  It'll scare the bejeesus out of you.

The Sopranos were #5.

Comment 30 May 2016

Saving Private Ryan.

"Earn This!  Earn This!"

Also Gettysburg.  Have visited there numerous times.  The movie (and book Killer Angels) brings that place alive for me.  The ghosts on that battlefield are palpable to me.

Comment 27 May 2016

I remember Grandma Buckeye saying when Archie won his second Heisman that is was for Chic Harley, because if the award existed in his day, he would've won it.

Comment 11 May 2016

I too was at red-Right 88.  I was also at The Drive.  I was at WS 1995. I had to comfort my kids who were crying in their beds in 1997.   I was at the last game in Municipal Stadium before the ultimate betrayal in American History,  Fuck Benedict Arnold.  Art Modell was the worst traitor of all time.  Next to Art, Jose Mesa was the greatest villian in Cleveland sports history.

For the record, Gordon Gund was justified in trading Ron Harper after the FBI came to him and said that Harper was involved with the biggest drug dealer on the east coast  Gund didn't want him on his team.  Too Bad, but don't blame GG, Blame Harper for the company he kept.

Comment 18 Apr 2016

One of the people this team is going to miss the most is Annie Apple.  She had alot more to do with building the culture of family on this team than many people realize.  She got the parents involved with the team in a very constructive way without causing an outbreak of helicoptoring (is that a word?)  I know Urban relied on her when it came to the controversy about playoff expenses for parents.  

Congrats Annie on your son's development.  You had a hand in that too,  You will be missed around the 'shoe.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

For Christmas, we got the kids a Dauchshund puppy.  But we weren't scheduled to pick him up until the middle of January after he was weaned.  The decision at Christmas was that he would be named Griffin.  Then "that day" happened.  On the way to Wooster to pick him up from the breeders, my daughter pipes up from the back seat, "You know, we just won the National Championship.  Maybe we should name the dog Krenzel."  Krenzel was with us 13 years until we had to put him to sleep two weeks ago.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

Another memory:  I remember coming back into the house after the snow angels and realizing that we have all abandoned our three month old on the couch and our neighbor who was watching the game with us picking him up before he rolled off.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

I remember so many things from that night myself (my foggy memory of game details not withstanding). 

I remember turning to my then 15 year old son after that first one handed swat of a sack and saying with complete surprise of discovery, "Oh my God!  They can't stop us!"  

I remember running out onto my front porch after the game at midnight and singing the Buckeye Battle Cry at the top of my lungs and other people coming out of their houses and just clapping.

I remember that same son jumping on my back and knocking me off the porch into the snow and then making snow angels laughing like a lunatic.

I remember sitting up until 8:00am copying every article off the internet and putting it into a book for Grandma Buckeye.  We put it in her casket when she died 3 years later.

Yes, it was truly a great day.  The picture called The Last Snap hangs over my computer in the Den to this day,