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Buckeye BadDog


Naples, Florida (via Columbus, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   July 17, 2014

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 27 Nov 2019
It's from a Norman Rockwell painting called "Freedom from want." One of the Four Freedoms series. Walt is trying to remind us that, while this is a big game weekend, there is more to be thankful for than just your favorite college team.
Thanks Walt. Brilliant as ever.
Comment 27 Nov 2019

I forwarded a link to this article to several of my co-workers who  - since we are in Florida - do not really get it. Here is what I said:

I know that many of you think that we make way too much about this game… THE Game. And I know Joe is really tired of his team losing the game year after year. Well, maybe this will explain this passion of ours a bit and also act as an illustration as to why that Team Up North is having so much trouble recently. I may be letting out a secret here, but if the coaches, players and fans of that Team Up North do not understand this, then THAT is why they lose.

Comment 24 Nov 2019

I watched Carlos "El Guapo" Hyde ( also 3*** BTW) his entire career down here in Naples, FL and I must say that Mr. Williams' film looks very familiar. A combination of good speed (especially thru the LOS), the power to shred arm tackles, and great downfield vision. I saw first had what good coaching and Pantoni's Power Program did for Mr. Hyde. I expect the same for Mr Williams.

Comment 21 Nov 2019

I hope we are up big enough by the 4th that Coach Day can get all of those fine young men on the field for a few plays. 

Thank you all. You are why we are fans. You are why this team is where it is. Take Ohio State with you as you go on in life and you will never be alone.

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. - George S. Patton