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Columbus (via Wintersville)

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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.


  • 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.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: The NBA is still a thing?
  • MLB TEAM: Pirates
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Nov 2014

I like the red pants, kinda like the jersey, but don't like the helmet at all.  That said, kudos on your creativity and design skills.

Comment 21 Nov 2014

If there's someone's analysis I want to hear less than Stanley Jackson's, it's Matt Leinart. 

Comment 18 Nov 2014

I emailed the station once to suggest a morning show consisting of local talent and got a nice response from - I assume - Stringbean, who said that their contract with ESPN obligated them to air Mike and Mike.  Why they are obligated to air them on both 97.1 and 1460, I don't know.

FWIW, I would ditch Beau Bishop and Tim Hall.  T-Bone I can take or leave.  I agree with the comments about too much talk about non-Buckeye topics when we are either just coming out of or heading into a Buckeye football game.  I really like Common Man, BCarp, Krenzel, and Spiels.  Also, and I know this really isn't the subject of this particular topic, I am not that big of a Lachey fan on the game broadcasts.  

I haven't listened much, if at all, to 95.5, so I will have to check that out.

Comment 10 Nov 2014
I had to towel myself off after that block. They ought to put a wall-sized photo of it up at the WHAC with a one word caption: "This."
Comment 31 Oct 2014

And beyond losing The Game with frustrating regularity while having superior talent most years - after all, "it's just another game" - there were the hot tub ads, and Stanley Jackson.  If it wasn't for Cindy Cooper on TV the whole experience would have been a loss.  As it is, she wasn't enough to even it out.  Let's forget it ever happened.

Comment 29 Oct 2014

Yep.  Although, I think I find the NASA video of Mission Control trying to hail Columbia on radio after they lost contact during re-entry the more agonizing of the two incidents.

Comment 24 Oct 2014

No, my friend, WE ourselves are going to cause us to miss the playoffs if Oregon and ND don't slip up.  As noted below, that loss was on everyone from Urban and Coach Mensa down through the water boy. A properly prepared, well-coached team able to make in-game adjustments would have never lost that game.

EDIT: For the record, I am NOT saying that we are not NOW properly prepared and well-coached. The VT game was, as has been said elsewhere, a kick in the collective groin of this team from Urban on down that served as a mighty wake-up call.  In fact, I think that this team is now the better for it.

Comment 24 Oct 2014

"If you think the offense is good now, just wait til 'Justin Zwick' (said in the hushed, reverential tone befitting the anticipation)  is ready..."

Comment 23 Oct 2014

I don't consider myself a cat person at all but I currently have three of the crazy felines, 

I could hum a few bars of that hymn, brother.  

Comment 15 Oct 2014

I seriously had no idea that we were known for being inhospitable.

Quick anecdote:  I was in the VC one night for an installment of The Game and amidst the sea of scarlet and gray, a husband and wife awash in maize and blue walked in and stationed themselves right in the middle of the main bar.  I'm not sure they paid for a drink all night.  It was like they were celebrities or something, everyone around them was as friendly and welcoming as could be and people were coming from other parts of the bar to make a point of saying hello and welcoming them.  If there had been smartphones and the Twitters at the time, they would have been the subject of a lot of selfies.

So, yeah, cheering for their destruction on the field is one thing, but I've never seen our fans as inhospitable, and I've seen a lot of drunks from both sides in close proximity to one another.