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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 04 Jul 2019

Using your own example, would you have listened to the guy in the office who "follows the markets" and told you it was a stupid investment buying Microsoft when IBM was a much higher rated stock? Or would you have said "let see how this goes" before making a decision on how "good" your investment was. Recruiting is the same thing - an investment in a young man with the hope of a big future return. Sometimes you hit, sometimes you don't. And while you might make money buying a "known" commodity, you can get filthy, stinking rich finding a diamond in the rough.

Comment 04 Jul 2019

I wonder what the comments were when Coach Tressel took this guy -  a little known 3 star kid from Minnesota? How many people who "follow recruiting" left similar "why are we taking 3 star recruits when we should be getting 4-5 stars" comments. Yes, I too "follow" recruiting - but I would never presume to know more that those who actually do the recruiting for a living.