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Buckeye BadDog


Naples, Florida (via Columbus, Ohio)

Member since 17 July 2014 | Blog

I was born on campus - at the Ohio State Hospital - and grew up just outside of Columbus near New Rome (Lincoln Village). I graduated from Westland HS in 1979, lived in a house at Norwich & Fourth for a while (Just a short walk down Iuka Ave to the Oval and the center of the Universe), and then moved to Naples, Florida in 1983. I have been down here ever since, but while I am out of Ohio, Ohio has NEVER been out of me. I have a "Buckeye" room in my house where my Godson slept whenever he came to stay with us - which worked because he is almost as big a Buckeye fan as I am. As a matter of fact, as Carlo Hyde came off the field in his last game at Naples HS, my Godson gave him his prized Buckeye nut and told him that it was great that he was going to be a Buckeye soon.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Miracle on Ice - which occurred on my birthday, 1980
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Jul 2017


No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, [America] is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. - John Donne

Ramzy, I envy you such a great friend, so I will not say I'm sorry for you, for you knew him well. I'm sorry for those of us who didn't have the same good fortune.

Comment 01 Jun 2017

DJ... thank you for linking to the story about Adam Knox. He grew up in my old neighborhood, went to the same High School as I did, went into PsyOps in the Army - just as I did. He was born after I left Columbus, but my life was just an earlier version of similar experiences and places. Except that I never was asked to step us as he did, and all I ever sacrificed was time. Until I read this, I knew nothing about him. To me he was just one of far too many. Thanks to you, at least this old man will remember... and his story will never be forgotten.

Comment 26 Apr 2017

Was offline all last night till just now. Waking up to a 4* Ohio State Boom is one of the best things that can happen to you. Only two things are better - waking up to surprise sex from the person you love... or waking up to a 5* Boom!