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Todd-Not Boeckmann


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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 20 Jul 2015

That comment about not knowing what to do, you are taking out of context. What Herman meant, was that they weren't sure what to do with the new quarterback in the way of adjustments. JT did look a little overwhelmed. But boy he came on, didn't he?  

Clearly, it was the adjustments made to the defense while JT was growing, that brought about such incredible growth in the team.  JT need an experience and coaching, he got that and the results speak for themselves. Anyone the questions Herman's abilities as a quarterback / offense of coordinator,  are some of those knee-jerk reaction everybody is now speaking of.

The work of Chris Ash and Luke Fickell to make that defense transform itself, made them the unsung heroes of the championship run.

Comment 16 Jul 2015

These types of comments really frost my butt.  People come on here and pontificate about Cardale, and JT and Braxton like they know more than the people that see them every day.  No names, I'm not attacking any one person here.  But 90% are just talking out of their ass.  JT is a distributor, but Braxton is perfect for Urban's system.  Really?  Because how do you know what Urban values the most?  Speed and elusiveness and flash but sometimes sketchy decisionmaking?  And has that decision making gotten better?  Or maybe, efficcency and lack of turnovers are more important?  Or maybe, the deep threat that opens up the running lanes?  But Urban's personal preferences are going to decide who starts.  And I doubt you know that.  Unless Urban told you that over shots of Knob Creek on the 15th green.  Or are you just parroting another comment, that you liked that just came out of somebody else's ass.

Folks, the only thing we know is what we're told by the good staff of 11W and other sites like it.  Who by the way, know more about the Buckeyes than anyone from Bristol, Connecticut who flew in for a day to watch one practice and hear the coaches talk.  But just cause Steven A or somesuch thinks that Cardale is the guy beccause of his arm, or "JT Barrett is a distrbutor of the ball" (cause Urban told him that) doesn't make him right.

So sit back and watch QBGeddon and wait for Urban and his coaches to choose the starter.  

Comment 13 Jul 2015

You must be related to my wife.  SHe refuses to swim anymore in any pond that doesn't have concrete sides.

Comment 13 Jul 2015

I've mentioned this before.  I met Woody Hayes in my living room.....more than once.

Also, I was on the concert committee and was the program director of the radio station in college in Pa.  Met lots of musicians backstage.

  • Dave Mason
  • Billy Joel
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Foreigner
  • Boston
  • Renaissance (great unknown progressive rock band)
  • Steve Winwood
  • Ian Anderson  (a real weird-o)
  • Joe Cocker
Comment 29 Jun 2015

Patience Grasshopper.  Have faith that all three are certified weasel killers.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Ummm, you didn't see JT stepping into the pocket as the season went along?  

Personally, I'd like to see whomever Urban picks play QB this year.  I win no matter what.  Each one brings something different to the table, but I trust (I was going to type the initials for Coach Urban Meyer until I realized that THAT really wouldn't work LOL) Urban will get it right.  He certainly knows more than we do.

Comment 06 Jun 2015

I keep mine hidden under the cat litter box.  Since the kids keep forgetting to clean it, I figure sticker thieves won't go near them.

Comment 29 May 2015

Except that Cardale and friends brought something back to Ohio before LeBron did......a Crown.

Comment 27 May 2015

I was there every year during the dark years of the 80s and 90s.  I hated the trip.  But after making that gawdawful drive back down 23 to Toledo and the Ohio Turnpike so many times, I lived in fear that if I quit going, I would miss the glory of Marcus Halling the whole stadium while singing over and over "We Don't Give a Damn".  Then came Uncle Jimmy.  

I never used to take my wife to the games because I spent enough energy protecting myself from the weasels.  Finally, she wore me down and convinced me I was old enough to not get into trouble any more.  Of course, this was 2001.  After that, I forced her to go every year.  Until my Dad died and I no longer had access to official seats.    But I was satisfied, that by then (after the 2007 game), the weasels nation was permanently bludgeoned into Indianaville.

Comment 25 May 2015

You now owe me for a new keyboard.  You win the internet today.  Everyone else go home.

Comment 25 May 2015

I've always found CSN&Y way too far to one side of the spectrum for me.  And they always use this as a song for the futileness of the military.  But you have made it a beautiful  tribute to our fallen.  Good job. <SALUTE>

Comment 23 May 2015

for comparison's sake, Jim Harbaugh has yet to land a Top 50 commitment at Michigan.

Nothing DJ has ever written has given me as big a smile as this!

Comment 19 May 2015

The Wire is on Amazon Prime, as all old HBO shows are.  THE finest TV off all time.

Another show from England I really liked was Foyle's War.  The first season starts in 1939, and based in Hastings, gives you a really interesting look at how the English coped with the idea that Hitler was only 20 miles away across the channel and probably coming.  Foyle is a police superintendent.  Really well done show.

Comment 17 May 2015

Netflix starts and ends with House of Cards.  Kevin Spacey is AWESOME.

Another one that Netflix is turning into a Netflix original after being on A&E for three seasons is Longmire.  Great psychological crime drama.

Comment 11 May 2015

Here's a fantasy for you:

there's 8:00 left in 4th qtr.  tOSU leads the weasels 63-0 as 2d team QB Cardale Jones is 3for3 for 140 yards and three touchdowns.  (He also steamrolled Jabril Peppers and knocked him out on a QB scramble for 25 yards). 

So Urban, feeling sorry for the one fat coed in yellow that refuses to leave despite her tears of rage, decides to put in his 3rd string QB....Braxton Miller.  Who promptly takes it to the house against the second team stripe head defense on his first read option play.

Jim Harbaugh's head explodes.

Comment 10 May 2015

Well written.  Great production.  Great Acting.  For me though, the parts are greater than the sum.  By the last two seasons, I was watching to see the ending, but wasn't enjoying it at all.  

Comment 07 May 2015

One of the greatest opening lines to a song ever written.

Comment 07 May 2015

Just to prove that somethings never change, that tragedy was perpetrated partially because outsiders and professional rabble-rousers burned down the ROTC building as well as part of downtown Kent.  Unfortunately it was innocent students and bystanders caught the brunt of it.  I had friends that were there.  one still insists that no one around him was a Kent State student.