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Chillicothe (via Hamden)

Member since 19 November 2012 | Blog

I've been a Buckeye fan since birth. I remember quite fondly my dad and I would climb onto the roof of the house every Saturday and early Sunday morning in order to adjust the antenna so that we could watch THE Ohio State Buckeyes' games. The ones that were not live, we always listened to religiously on the radio, and then stayed up late (it was the weekend) in order to receive our edition of the Dispatch so we could read the game recap as Hot-off-the-press as was possible at 3am. Watching the Buckeyes Replays on WOSU Sunday mornings at 9am were always the highlights of the fall in my opinion. And we NEVER missed them. Sometimes even being late for Church on occasion. Well..the Pastor at our church made the mistake of asking my Dad to try and be a little earlier next time on this one particular Sunday.This happened to be the Sunday before Thanksgiving and as it turns out was the same Sunday of WOSU's replay of the '87 TSUN game, Erle Bruce's last as Head Coach..My father quite emphatically explained to the entire congregation that his God..Our God is indeed a Buckeye!! And the very mere request of such a preacher could only be the work of those Devilish wolverine fans..Needless to say, we never stepped foot back inside his church. So for me, Buckeye Football is as close to religion as there is.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Champs
    2002 Ohio State Buckeyes National Champs
    2012 Ohio State finishing the season undefeated!!
    Anytime that state up north loses a game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Orlando Pace, Chris Spielman, Mike Vrable, Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson, Gary Trent
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets, Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Lebron..not the team
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds, any team playing the Cardinals
  • SOCCER TEAM: soccer is not a sport..This is football country.

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Sep 2016
Its amazing how great your defense looks when tour offense is getting 41 first downs. The lack of a consistent pass rush and the injury to Tracy Sprinkle is still concerning to me. I do realize Bowling Green was getting the ball out quickly, but that still doesn't dismiss the fact the rush needs to get better.
Comment 19 Aug 2016

I say J.T. Barrett as well.

It's hard for me to take anything from a game against Bowling Green and say that the next superstar has arrived.  I don't think that will truly be possible until about halftime of the Oklahoma game, in my opinion.  However in JT's case I think just looking sharp and accurate against the Falcons will be a very welcome site considering the inconsistency of last year at that position.  Im hoping for a 65-70% completion percentage while hitting his receivers in-stride with 3-4 Tds and 200-250 yards on the day.  Hopefully that is all done in the first half without the necessity of the quarterback run to open things up. Then I would call it a good day.

Comment 15 Aug 2016



Promp, courteous and attentive 


Sorry, but tips are to be earned not expected.  I will tip if a waiter/waitress has provided a good service or experience while dining out.  But this notion of even shitty service is to be rewarded with my hard-earned cash is completely hogwash.

Comment 17 Jul 2016
Edit: Ignore my statement of being illegal no matter the amount. However, a .02 tolerance is still very low.
Comment 17 Jul 2016
While partly true.. Drinking underage and then driving in Ohio is automatically considered under the influence no matter the BAC.
Comment 30 Nov 2015

Majority of the people we ran into were very courteous.  The only even remotely ill-natured exchange we had was with an usher as we were headed towards our seats.

This guy asked if we needed help finding them after we arrived at our section.  I looked down at the tickets to find the row, then just smiled at the guy and shook my head, "No.  I think we're good."

He looked over at the other usher and muttered "Hey, Dave we've got an Ohioan here that can read!"  To which his partner replied, "Well, he may be able to read but he is still in the wrong state to watch a football game."

I just laughed and offered up a dry smile then retaliated with, "Don't either of you know that we've owned this state in football for over ten years now.. We just came up here to show you how to play it."

Comment 18 Nov 2015

Great idea Bert.. Lets do this every year.  We can call them bowl games.  We can even get sponsors.  Like a credit card company or an austrailian themed steakhouse or something...

Comment 16 Oct 2015

Not going to lie.. Avon has caused the wife and I to have a few domestic arguments as well.  However, none occurred on the highway though.. But alcohol was involved in many of them. ;)