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VarsityClubMD

Columbus (via Wintersville)

Member since 25 July 2014 | Blog

Got my first Buckeye helmet at age 3, went to my first game at 8 (Dad got season tickets in 1977). 4 of 5 family members are Alumni. Tended bar for years at the VC. Had to relocate for work so I am a little anxious about not living in Columbus for this season.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Almost impossible to answer. But, 1)Bartending on the patio at the VC for the 1995 Notre Dame game; 2)Being at The Game in 2006.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: 45, 36
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jay Burson
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: The NBA is still a thing?
  • MLB TEAM: Pirates
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Dec 2015
"Our game plan wasn't very complicated, but it was high execution." Exactly. It does not need to be complicated, only complete and well-executed. Stretch the field vertically with short and medium passes in the center of the field -or at least THREATEN to do so- and it loosens up the box for the run. And quit trying to get specific players the ball with unique plays and formations. Guess what? Pretty easy to defend a play when you know exactly who is going to be getting the ball and they are only going to do one thing with it. Instead, integrate them into the base offense and allow their talent advantage to naturally bring the ball their way. Finally be proactive rather than reactive. It's called "offense" for a reason. It literally is no more complicated than this.
Comment 26 Nov 2015
Top to bottom one of the best articles I've read all season, and maybe since I've come to this fair site. Particularly so vis-a-vis the chickenshit play calling. And I don't mean to that "back in my day" guy, but, I am not exaggerating when I say that in high school and even junior effen high, we ran more aggressive offenses and threw the ball more in driving rainstorms played on mudhole fields than that puckered-a** piece of garbage we saw last week. Urban-Beck-Warriner should be utterly ashamed of themselves. That was unadulterated incompetent cowardice. They should donate their game checks to charity because they were just stealing money from their employer last week.
Comment 22 Nov 2015
Correct, I'm guessing because the idea would be to go around the guy who was pushing Ferris back into the space just vacated by JT. Here's another idea, maybe use the speed of the rush against them and run a few draws and/or TE drag routes.
Comment 19 Oct 2015
"It's as though thousands of voices suddenly cried out in terror and then were silenced."
Comment 17 Sep 2015
It's dusty at my house, too. Some of my earliest childhood memories of Buckeye fandom are of Rod Gerald at QB. Great article, looking forward to seeing him get his due on Saturday. I'm guessing it will be a little dusty then, too.
Comment 22 Dec 2014
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult Right Down The Line -Gerry Rafferty Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty Lowdown - Boz Scaggs (and remake on Live From Daryl's House) Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Comment 22 Dec 2014
Pretty sure ours came with 100 feet of cable, which was perfect for our 10x8 windowless living room.