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Chitownbuckeyecpa


Tinley Park, IL (via Hamilton, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   November 12, 2015

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2014 CFP championship game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Who cares

Recent Activity

Comment 20 Sep 2019

I got just as much pleasure when the Buckeyes destroyed those horseshit Rich Rod teams as I did when they’ve had decent teams. Any W against those turds is a sweet one. Having lived through the 10 Year War and the Cooper era I’m firmly in the camp of wanting them to be 0-11 every year when we play them.

Comment 16 Sep 2019

As a Miami '79 grad and Butler County native I had to laugh at that.  I moved to Chicago after graduation and didn't realize I had a bit of an accent until I moved there and everyone pointed it out to me.  I've managed to lose that over the years.  Now when I go back home to visit I think I'm in Kentucky somewhere. 

Redskins forever!

Comment 16 Sep 2019

It's a shame how far my alma mater has fallen.  In my freshmen year of 1975 Miami went 11-1 with wins over Purdue and South Carolina and a 1 point loss to Michigan State, finishing 12th in the final AP poll.  The backfield that year was QB Sherman Smith (8 year NFL career at RB), Rob Carpenter (10 year NFL career and father of Buckeye standout  Bobby Carpenter) and future Northwestern coach Randy Walker. 

In 1973-74 they were a combined 21-0-1 with win and tie vs. Purdue and wins over South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia, finishing 15th in the final 1973 AP poll and 10th in 1974.  During those 2 years they outscored their opponents 526-162 (average score 24-7).

They were ranked in the AP top 20 for a total of 29 weeks during 1973-1975.  Now they're at best a middle of the pack MAC team.

Comment 25 Jul 2019

My uncle taught at Princeton for about 40 years starting maybe in the late 50's.  In college I dated a girl whose father was superintendent of the district.  Definitely some crazy stories that can be told about Princeton back in the day.  I attended Hamilton Taft so there were regular matchups in the GMC and their teams could be intimidating. 

Comment 11 Jul 2019

Floyd here's a link to that SI article.

https://www.si.com/vault/1982/03/01/564780/contents

The game featured in the article was the year after I graduated from Taft and the author's depiction of the city of Hamilton is spot on.  I had Coach McCollum as a teacher and he was always on an even keel.  I had to laugh when I read his "good, better, best" quote in the article.  I certainly heard that more than once in his class.

Comment 10 Jul 2019

I stumbled across that article last year - I’ll see if I can find it again and post the link. Went to school with Grevey’s brother Bryan for grades K-12. He was a pretty good player in his own right but tore up his knee in I think his junior season and was never the same. I’m sure if that happened now with today’s surgical techniques he probably would have been as good as new the next year. There were 2 more younger Grevey brothers (Scott and Norm Jr.) that were also good - I’m pretty sure one of them played at Dayton. I remember Norm Jr. shooting on the driveway hoop it seemed like as soon as he could walk. I believe the father Norm Sr. played at Xavier In the late 40’s/early 50’s. There was also a sister Jill whose son was a hotshot player in the Chicago area in the 90’s (?) that I think went to Kentucky as well.  Definitely some good hoops genes in that family.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

Hamilton Taft '75 grad here.  I'm surprised that Hamilton is this high on the list as Taft/Hamilton High has historically been awful in football.  Back in my day we regularly got abused by Princeton, Middletown, and the rest of the Greater Miami Conference.  

After graduation David Weaver and Russ Bowermaster from your "the rest" list attended OSU dental school and partnered in a dental practice in Fairfield.  Dr. Weaver actually removed my wisdom teeth.

Comment 03 Jun 2019

That picture reminds me of our beloved yellow lab that we had to put down at age 11 thirteen years ago because he could no longer walk. Even though I knew I had to do it, it was the hardest decision I ever had to make.