Sunny...our son visited Oxford among other places while deciding on college. Nice campus but was taken aback when they claimed to be "the Harvard of the Midwest". Seemed a little over the top chest thumping but an elitist attitude was rather evident despite USNews ranking Ohio State 60 spots higher in 2018 public universities. Btw, son chose OSU and became a fourth gen alum.
Ah Navy, are you sure they didn't try trademarking "mirage" as well ?
I rarely look at the national university ratings since comparing OSU to private institutions like Princeton, Harvard , Stanford , Duke etc just isn't equitable. But the public university rankings put the Buckeyes @ top 15-17 in recent years. Btw , Michigan has been @ #4 or 5 in the same rankings.
Welcome aboard and best of luck , Mick. But that Indians/Stealers combo is as bad as waffles/mayonnaise ...the two just DON'T go together. And Hurry Up with the first Hurry Up ;)
JBuck...yep that jacket is a "real barn-burner" , eh? Good ol' Jimmy Crum announcing Buckeye Basketball. Yep them's are some good memories especially during the early 60's when I was a youngster. "How 'bout them Buckeyes !!"
Basic training with 35-40 guys in one room barracks. One large shower room with a dozen shower heads, @ 6 sinks, 4 crappers and 4 urinals . 30 minutes each morn to shave , shower and sh#& and make your cot the prescribed way for that specific day. That gentlemen is how the military tears down individuality and molds a team atmosphere.
My college roommate lives near Boca and we converse regularly so he's prepared; just like last year, the year before that, and yada yada yada. But as I have told him repeatedly, maybe it's time to come home. Sure, the four seasons may alarm you but tornadoes are unlikely, bugs are fewer (and smaller), you don't lose animals to roaming predators and living costs are generally lower in every category. Plus you are closer to the Buckeyes and what is better than that? Best of luck to all in harm's way. Be safe Buckeyes.
Pad , from one vet to another ..congrats and thanx for 33yrs defending our country. While I "flew" a desk ( they told me in ROTC I couldn't be a pilot ) in the AF , I only served my required time . Enjoy your retirement and those young twins , grandpa ! Saw some of your baseball collection in a previous post...that Ruth/Gehrig ball is a primo piece and obviously worth beaucoup $$ . Care to tell a fellow enthusiast how you came across such a rare collectable?
I echo Navy's take on the article as well. I was prepared for Dinich's worst and it simply wasn't there. Who knew the cyst was the size of Urban's fist ? But his apparent lack of knowledge about the success of some other OSU athletic teams ( synch swimming , tennis, rowing etc) was somewhat surprising.
...while he (Nero) continues to burn down Rome...er...AA
Not to worry fellow my Buckeyes. Just another example of the "mirage" that is Michigan.
HB Knarc !!! From one Leo to another..enjoy your special day pardner.
Andre...I dislike Hairbaw as much as the next guy. But I am here to inform you, as you get older flatulation when you amble does occur. Unfortunately, I speak from recent experience but I'm afraid my immediate fake heavy "cough" wasn't too convincing in the store. Perhaps you can do better when you are of retirement age ;) This has been a public service announcement.
Nice collection Mark. And great stories of previous generations doing the same to help you to purchase your first house. Similarly, my mom believed her dad , who played pro ball against Jim Thorpe, had collected some cards when he was a youngster and that he had some T-206's and maybe some Caramels stashed away. She searched relentlessly for days in his basement and attic after he passed but to no avail. Congrats on keeping that sentimental Williams card/signed ball.
Sounds like you have some nice cards and for someone not long in the tooth like me; you understood the value/scarcity of the older cards and not mesmerized by the overprinted sets and flashy chase cards of the last 25-30 yrs or so. Congrats. I am sure your son someday will appreciate them . Suggestion: get a safety deposit box for the high value cards--sometimes banks have special deals when opening an account.
Been collecting sports cards and memorabilia since I was a kid. Got many 50-60's cards and still trying to finish the '67 Topps set--need around 85 cards or so (outta 609 cards). Parents saved my cards from my 5 younger siblings when I was in the service--altho a Mantle and Bob Gibson were unceremoniously used in bicycle spokes. After I quit smoking @ 25 yrs ago, I put that money into my collection and went to many auctions, estate and garage sales. Bought and sold probably 250,000 cards--but haven't been actively purchasing for over a decade. Oldest card I have is an 1887 Old Judge (fair condition --no name player) some 1933-34 Goudeys, '49 Bowmans and many rookies (Ripken, Seaver, Montana, Rice ,Jordan, Shaq, Lebron to name a few) in a bank safety deposit box plus dozens of framed autographs --Jim Brown, Mantle, Gretzky, Bird, Wilt, Jordan,Nolan Ryan, Rose, Emmit Smith etc plus a signed DiMaggio ball and Griffey bat. Also have full page framed New York Times with Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth pictured together on Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium July 4th 1939 when he gave his "luckiest man" speech. All OSU coaches autos from Hayes to Urban ( but Bruce) on footballs ,books or programs. My son will have most of the collection for his man cave and for my grandsons to hopefully enjoy . Spent a lot of money and sold beaucoup as well--even gave a 20 spot to the wife to keep her happy when a buddy and I had sportcard sales in my garage several times a year back in 80s and 90s. But I am determined to try to finish that '67 set mostly from high series #s 5 and 6 . And I probably should find a Mike Trout rook while I'm at it ;)
...and reason #70, #71 etc to ad infinitum . Don't wanna be a Buckeye? Goodbye and have a nice day.
EB..."interpretation of history" ?? Millions of tons of gasoline, nearly 500,000 trucks, jeeps and tanks along with 14,000 airplanes were supplied to Russia thru the Lend Lease Program to help defeat the Nazi's. Add in over 15 million combat boots and nearly 5 million tons of food ; that is no 'interpretation' of what FDR did to help save the world . Sometimes unlikely alliances are necessary to defeat a common enemy .
CB, based on your screen name (out of town) and assuming you might be referring to the Epstein story; I would guess you aren't aware Wexner denied knowledge three weeks ago of Epstein's indiscretions. He also "severed all ties" with him 12 years ago. (Source: MarketWatch.com July 15, 2019)
I always thought the powder blue UCLA unis were smart looking. And the specialty helmets Army and Navy have worn for their annual grudge match are pretty cool too.
Amen 32, amen. Can I get an Hallejuah? It is Sunday after all...
and you can say...er...post that again SAB ;)
As a member of an Air Force Ceremonial and Honor Guard Team in the 70's , we attended many WW2 and Korean War vets funerals . It was an honor and privilege and the playing of taps and 3 volley rifle salute gave me goose bumps and still does today . RIP Mr Wilson and thank you for your service, sir.
Ah, the memories SH. Those songs particularly resonate with me because I graduated in '69. Started my OSU voyage on Sept 1st that year , endured the riots of spring quarter '70 , the storming of the ROTC building , a failed engagement, military service and eventual graduation years later. Those songs and others by CCR , the Guess Who ,Three Dog Night and the Eagles helped me through the 60s and 70s.