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MEMBER SINCE   August 03, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Standing on the field after the 2006 ttun loss to the #1 Buckeyes
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Recent Activity

Comment 14 hours ago

The Davis Divan is a pretty slick looking vehicle. I don't recall ever seeing it before, though if they only made 17 of them that would probably help to explain why it isn't exactly well known. Steering must have been a dream, as long as you didn't take a curve too fast. 

Can't to have more B1G guys on the committee, and I venture a guess more western guys as well from Wyoming and Colorado. They have to be just as sick of the SEC as we are, maybe even more so. 

Comment 22 Jan 2020

Wild story about the only inhabitant of Bochorna, Georgia. Makes a lot more sense to find out he is a doctor who visits all of the neighboring towns to try to keep them healthy and alive. 

Northwestern isn't that good, but they led Maryland much of the way last night before eventually succumbing. Bucks should beat them-and something has to get them out of their funk. Might as well be the Cats and IU. 

Welcome back Coach Coombs. Good to see you and your hashtags

Comment 17 Jan 2020

The Norte Dame Cathedral article is very well done. It is cool the way they incorporated drawings of the various states of the building, but also explained the changes made along the way. I truly hope Macron doesn't go overboard and do something that would be bizarre just to put his stamp on things. 

It makes some sense that the NCAA isn't entirely at fault for the seeming randomness of waiver passage/denial. While I still believe they do what they want at NCAA headquarters, I can also see how a badly conceived and presented case by a school would mess up the works

Comment 16 Jan 2020

Those are good questions, but it is rural Indiana so that has to help. And they have been there since 2017 so they must have a handle on the fees one would hope. I suppose the idea of renting out some of the spaces will help with that, then again they will need permits and insurance to do those things as well. No matter what, that building for $90k is cool. 

Comment 16 Jan 2020

The story about purchasing the Freemason lodge is very cool. I love older buildings anyway, but some of the accents like the logos in the floor and the old-school bookcases that are still there look great. What a cool idea to buy that building and do something with it. 

Olave will work his tail off, and he still may not be the best wideout on his own team, much less the country. Now that will once again be a WR room to be frightened of if you are on the OSU schedule next season. Garrett Wilson, Olave, Jameson....

Comment 15 Jan 2020

It isn't everyone that is causing problems at PSU, but this has happened more than once and that is beyond unacceptable. Not saying that every other school is lily white but this place seems to have more issues than most. 

As for JF, if memory serves he was also involved in a high profile case at Vanderbilt that went away as he himself went away and up to State College. Whatever you want to say about the institution of PSU, I would not want anything to do with Franklin, period, and as long as he is there and his program has issues like this that will continue to be my stance. 

Comment 15 Jan 2020

This is unfortunately true for the most part. With that size and skill set Victor looked to be a total stud. Maybe he was misused a la Michael Thomas and he will bust out at the next level? I am not convinced that is the deal but it would be great to see. He just wasn't consistent and that is for certain. 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Had to watch the Natty and root for Joe just as much as I rooted against Dabo and co. The way LSU looked I cannot think of a team that wouldn’t have had its hands full, including the Buckeyes. That offense was just ridiculous and made Clemson look like any other ACC team in the process. Congrats to Burreaux and now good luck with the Bengals. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Absolutely with you MB. We are also 6 hours away (plus a time change so make it 7) and all of the factors you mention are dead on when coming from this far away. A couple of times when going with A buddy to a night game we left Saturday morning to save a hotel night but man was that a long day by the time the game was over. 

I went to 41 games over the span of 2006-2017, and all from out west of Chicago. The past two seasons I have made it to 1 total and while I love a live game, it just doesn’t make a lot of sense anymore unfortunately for the many reasons you point out. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

The Leola Shreves link is odd and sad. I would like to believe the police were doing their best to solve the murder, but man that is difficult to do after reading the entire story. Just a mess from beginning to now, and that poor woman. 

So Fleming is basically the Buckeyes' version of Megatron at the high school level. Calvin Johnson played in a run-heavy offense at Georgia Tech and only had the ball thrown his way a few times a game, but wow did he make them count. If Fleming can do that at OSU and continue to block well, hello to yet another star in the receiver room and on the field. 

Comment 09 Jan 2020

The KGB link is one of the strangest you will read today, if you so choose. As a Packer fan of course I remember Kabeer Gbaja Biamila, but I had no idea that he became an extremist minister. Something tells me this may not end well for his minions. 

I have faith in Teague, but also guys like Steele as well. The run game will be fine and the pass game will be close to unstoppable one would think. Works for me. 

Show 'me what ya got Weber. Always liked Mike and still hope he gets a shot again in the NFL for someone. Maybe this is the start. 

Comment 08 Jan 2020

Jachymov has an incredible history, and I had no idea. What a cool story about the dollar, but with a major twist. 

Crazy to think there's was that much improvement by the Bucks, but then again think about the defense from one year to the next and all of a sudden it all comes into focus. Just keep doing what they are doing and the chance to do it again will undoubtedly be there in 2020. 

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I love the Pelini/Harbaugh comparison. Bo was a lot more curmudgeonly but only slightly less weird, and he did always win 9 games. Bravo to Kevin for the idea. 

The receivers will be out of this world, and as ling as Fields can get them the ball next year (which isn’t much of a worry) then things should be explosive once again on offense. Something to look forward to. 

Comment 02 Jan 2020

Joseph Henry Loveless sounds like quite the outlaw. Even though he was a general menace it seems, pretty cool to ID him over 100 years later. It would be nice to know who took him out and dismembered him oh so long ago however. 

Bama did score late to make the final score look worse, but by the same token there was never a time in the second half where it felt like ttun had a shot at winning that game. Keep JimBaugh forever!

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Happy 2020 to all. May this be another decade of dominance for the Buckeyes. 

James Connelly sounds like he was a fun dude. I admire his tenacity in being able to get into any event-easier back then than it would be now, but still impressive nonetheless. 

Damon Arnette got it done, period. Best of luck at the next level to him. Man a lot of talent is taking flight from this year's defensive backfield-time for the kids to step up as usual. 

Comment 31 Dec 2019

Nice story about the US and Russia actually working together on Y2K. My buddy and I were talking just the other day about how the century change was much ado about nothing, but it certainly could have been a disaster if other countries/companies didn’t step up. 

Hoping Wade returns, but not expecting it. Wish him and all the Bucks who leave or have exhausted their eligibility the best of luck. Thanks for the memories fellas. 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

If Etienne had run for a 67 yard touchdown I would still have been pissed but it would have been understandable as that guy is good. Allowing Trevor Lawrence to rumble for 67 was like a dagger directly to the heart-no way that should have happened no matter who is at fault. 

There is no doubt that the targeting call made a humongous difference and changed the entire game. From a great third down stop to momentum squarely in the corner of Clemson, that was the point that altered the Fiesta Bowl. Painful to watch. 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

I agree that JK should not have been the read, but by the same token there was a lot of time left and I would have been fine with taking the shorter throw and burning more clock. Not at the expense of a sure easy td, but this was a tough one. And Olave has been too good to “blame” for that play-he read something different than Fields did. 

Not sure why you got a DV so here’s an upvote to counter 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

Not that I am dying to meet the big bad again, but quite often at some point you need to beat the boogeyman to move on. Look back at the Chicago Bulls of MJ, the Red Sox in the 2000’s or even (as much as it pains me to say it) Clemson. They all lost to the dominant team of the era, whether it be the Pistons or the Yankees or Bama, but then got it together and finished the job. Ohio State was the better team on Saturday and only a confluence of events kept them from winning. Keep the train rolling and kick some Dabo arse next year. Easier said than done I know, but keep it together and move forward. 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

During the pregame in BTN Urban explained that “1 of 2 times” an interception is the fault of the receiver and not the quarterback. This one was particularly haunting in so many ways, but it also underscores how difficult the passing game can really be. Both guys have to read the play the same, and both read it correctly, to have a chance. Incredibly often that does occur, but this was that instance when it didn’t, which is tough to watch. 

What made it even more painful was that JK was standing at the first down yardage wide open waving his hands for the ball. The entire game after the targeting call was painful but the Bucks still had a chance to win it even after all that. Proud of the team for this year but will always wonder what could have been.