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BuckFanInRichmond


Richmond, IN (via Bradford, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   June 17, 2016

I am a retired civilian employee of the Air Force. I lived in Ohio until I married my wife in 2001. I agreed to move to Richmond , Indian but told herI would never become a Hoosier. I will always be a Buckeye!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: When Cesar Geronimo caught Carl Yastrzemski's flyball to end the 1975 world series and the Cincinnati Reds became world champions.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Sep 2019
I was at the Rose Bowl in 76 which was Archie Griffin's last game for OSU. It was a very disappointing loss which cost the Buckeyes a national championship. Concerning the comment that the Rose Bowl is a great stadium, I disagree. I was unimpressed with it. It seemed to be basically a big tin can with seats. You had to go out the tunnels to get to the concessions or restrooms and they packed so many folks in that we were practically sitting on the laps of folks next to us.
Comment 24 Aug 2019
Oops sorry. Double post. I'm not sure but I think the NCAA has a rule if a player wants to transfer closer to home to be potentially able to get a waiver for immediate eligibility he must transfer to a school within a certain distance from his home. (I think maybe 200 miles.) That was apparently the reason the kid that transferred from Georgia to Illinois because of an ill mother was denied immediate elgibility. That might also be the reason Baldwin's request was not granted. I don't know how far TCU was from his home but it may have been too far away. If a student wants to transfer closer to home he better make sure it is close enough. That is one rule the NCAA actually has that is apparently not subjective.
Comment 24 Aug 2019
I'm not sure but I think the NCAA has a rule if a player wants to transfer closer to home to be potentially able to get a waiver for immediate eligibility he must transfer to a school within a certain distance from his home. (I think maybe 200 miles.) That was apparently the reason the kid that transferred from Georgia to Illinois because of an ill mother was denied immediate elgibility. That might also be the reason Baldwin's request was not granted. I don't know how far TCU was from his home but it may have been too far away. If a student wants to transfer closer to home he better make sure it is close enough. That is one rule the NCAA actually has that is apparently not subjective.
Comment 01 Aug 2019
I think he probably was denied because he left OSU because he was homesick but transferred to a school outside of the distance from his home that the NCAA has approved for such transfers. I seem to remember the kid who transferred to Illinois from Georgia because his mom was sick was denied immediate elgibility because his home was farther away from the University of Illinois than the distance the NCAA allows for such transfers. It probably was the same for Baldwin.
Comment 27 Jul 2019
I don't think the interior line's run blocking will be any problem this year. Davis and Myers should be outstanding and since Jackson was honorable mention all Big 10 last year he should be pretty good also. Concerning Fields' abilities as a passer. He should be good since he was considered the best quarterback at the elite 11 camp which included the phenom from Clemson. That camp was based on passing abilities not running abilities.
Comment 22 Jul 2019
I guess for me it would be game 3 of the 1990 World Series. That was the game the Reds won against the A's Dennis Eckersley who had been almost perfect all year. In that game the immortal Billy Bates started the rally with what may have been his only hit ever with the Reds and then scored on a Joe Oliver hit. That game gave the Reds a three game sweep at Riverfront Stadium and after the game there were many folks carrying brooms. Of course the Reds went on to win game four and the series in Oakland.
Comment 21 Jun 2019
Replying to IH8UOFM. Not the whole state has been having horrible weather. We are on our way back from Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. We were there 3 days and had absolutely gorgeous weather every day.
Comment 06 May 2019
The 1969 Michigan game was the one game whose result I would change if possible. I was a senior in high school then and still remember the names of most of the starters on that '69 team. Many folks at that time believed it was the greatest college football team ever assembled. Since OSU couldn't play in a bowl game that year because of the BIG 10's no-repeat Rose Bowl rule, winning that game would have ensured a second straight national championship. I was depressed for several weeks after that game.
Comment 19 Apr 2019
F. I truly think he wants to be closer to home. I don't think football was a cause of his leaving nor was it a case of having a problem with any of the coaches or OSU in general.
Comment 19 Apr 2019
Two comments. First I tend to beleive football had nothing to do with Baldwin's decision. Reading his announcement he basically said as much. I truly think it was based on wanting to be closer to home. Maybe he has been feeling that way for a while and the Spring game was the deciding factor. Maybe his parents couldn't come because of the distance or maybe they did but he saw that it was a real inconvenience to them and wanted to ensure they didn't have to travel so far in the future. Secondly, criticizing Day for taking Fields seems to me to be a really rediculous take. Coming out of high school he was considered one of the best QB recruits ever. I heard some folks say he had the best week ever seen at the Elite 11 QB competition. (A competition which BTW also included Lawrence from Clemson.) There is no way any coach could decline the services of that kind of expected talent when it suddenly drops in your lap. If doing that upsets the other QBs on the roster so be it. You just can't turn down that kind of potential.
Comment 16 Apr 2019
Technically I guess its true OSU only returns 3 starters on offense. However, I think the experience is much greater than that as Hill, Mack, and Victor were essentially co-starters the last 2 years. Its also unlike the line is void of starting experience beyond Munford since Jackson, Bowen, Davis and Alabi all have started games in the past. Actually the only projected starters who have no starting experience are the quarterback, Meyer, and possibly NPF if he makes the starting lineup.
Comment 07 Mar 2019
I keep seeing people say Meyer picked his starters by using seniority and/or by favoring players who he either personally liked or had parents he liked. I don't buy that for a minute. The coaches main job is to win football games. As much as we as fans want the Buckeyes to win the coaches both want and need that even more. Afterall their livelihood depends on it. They are going to play the players who give the team the best chance to win. They see all the practices and know the players in ways we fans don't. You can bet your bottom dollar the players on the fied on Saturdays are the ones they have reason to beleive are the best.
Comment 18 Jan 2019
We keep hearing folks who think coaches are playing favorites instead of the best players. I don't believe this at all. They are hired to win football games. They are going to play who they think are the best based upon what they see at practices. They may make mistake some times but are starting the players who they think will best help their team win. Fans who think they know more than the coaches are just fooling themselves.
Comment 11 Jan 2019
It can only help us having a player return who has been good enough to have several years of past starting experience. If he is still good enough to start this year, considering all the other talent on this team, he will start. If not he gives us a great backup option. All of the folks complaining that he may play based on seniority vs. talent ought to realize the coaches are going to play whoever they feel give OSU the best chance to win. If he does start it will be because they think he is better than any other options to help us win. If not he won't start. It's really that simple. Either way it's a definite win to have him return.
Comment 11 Jan 2019
If I understand correctly, it seems the Martell camp feels since Tate was a backup for 2 years he now deserves to be the starter and it isn't fair that a transfer could come in and possibly take the job from him. If that's the case I assume if he transfers he will tell his new coach not to consider him as a possible starter since the teams' previous backup will deserve to start. Actually he probably won't say that.