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from Columbus, OH

Member since 26 September 2013 | Blog

Born and raised in Columbus, O-H-I-O! Graduate, and former employee of tOSU, so very vested in history and tradition of Ohio State.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Dorsey's incomplete pass falls to the turf, and the Buckeyes are National Champions.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Aug 2017

I just watched the 2016 replay of The Game last night, and it was just a cringe-a-thon watching the passing game, which basically consisted of incompletions & Curtis Samuel.  Obviously I stuck around to see the glorious end when Samuel crosses the stripe with arms spread, thus securing another victory over TTUN. However, this year I expect us to be up by three TD's in the 4th Qtr, all coming on 20+ yard completions. Hey, a boy can dream!

Go Bucks!

Comment 02 Aug 2017

Heard that about him, and the other guys that left. Pretty common these days apparently, if the culture is not made VERY clear from the get go by the coaching staff. That doesn't mean Matta & Co. didn't do that, but it appears that this group was just trouble from the start, in that regard, and they did not want to hear anything from the staff except "You're starting".

Comment 06 Jul 2017

I grew up in Linden, and my mom still lives there. But after my parents divorced, my dad settled in UA, because that is where all OSU faculty are required to live, right?? Anyway, still attend the UA 4th of July parade most years, including two days ago. I think if you have a pretty-much full-sized, OSU alumni marching band as the parade anchor, you can go ahead and call your community the most Buckeye place of Earth. Thanks for the perspective Ramzy...and the classic pic of my girl Bev D'Angelo! 

Comment 06 Jul 2017

Not from either place, but had a lot of Worthington buddies. Friday night fights at the Continent between UA & Worthington we a must see in the late 80's!

Comment 12 Jun 2017

I appreciate the fact that he felt he needed Thad's approval. Not to say he isn't taking the job without it, but understanding the situation he is inheriting includes replacing a coach that most fans respect, even if they know a change was needed. A smooth transition is helped immensely, especially with the current roster, if Holtmann does his best to give Thad a lot of respect. 

Looking forward to the Holtmann era, may it be glorious.

Go Bucks!

Comment 07 Jun 2017

Miami is #2?? Have any of their recruits been to a home game there...assuming they still can afford to have them? Mark Richt must be bringing his $pecial $EC recruiting $trategy to the U. Or did Nevin Shapiro get outta the joint??

Comment 06 Jun 2017

Yeah reading all that in a nutshell makes it sound pretty bad, and it was (is). I have always been an advocate for Thad, and thought he deserved one more year. However, in the eternal words of William Munny, deserves got nothing to do with it. Just sad it had to end like this.

Thanks for the good years Coach Matta.

Comment 05 Jun 2017

Obviously he was well loved by his players, and they are showing him the love now. When you see the player's comments, it becomes so evident how a good coach can impact young athletes. Good luck to Coach Matta in his future endeavors, and hopefully he can work on getting healthy full-time.