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Atlanta, GA (via Marion, OH)

Member since 11 November 2013 | Blog

Ohio State '66; USAFR LtCol; IBM Retired; run a global non-profit; Phi Kappa Tau; been to 42 countries.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Any time Ohio State wins and _ichigan loses.
  • NFL TEAM: Browns

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Sep 2015

Well, taxpayers pay for the military too so we need to see a couple of million OER's. Are we investigating the coaches? Did something wrong happen? If I knew my apprailsels of my men would ever be made public, they would all start with the phrase "He demonstrates the unique ability to operate concurrently in a multiple status" which means he can walk and chew gum. 

Comment 15 Aug 2015

I be from Marion. So, when you write, "As we say in Marion, "Better than them us."" i has to aks miself, self, does we say that? Think not. Not back then anyhows......

Comment 12 Jul 2015

Yep, home sweet home. I love being from Marion (Harding '62). I love seeing it mentioned in books and history. 9 grade schools, 3 junior highs, one public HS. Eventually everybody knoew everybody. 11 years ago, 8 of us classmates decided to play golf up in Maine where one of us ended up. This will be our 11th year. Imagine that. I've known 'Meoff' since we were both 2. Yes, Marion was a great place and I am so damn glad I put it in the rear view mirror right after HS and never lived there after college since. Great place to be raised, and then leave. 

Comment 25 May 2015

Proud of my 20 years in the Air Force - 11 active, 4 in the ANG, 5 in the Reserves. Thinking of my buddies who have passed and of the amazingly diverse Americans I met from every corner of our country. That's the deal with the Service, realizing how different we are yet how lucky we are to be Americans. Rest In Peace Eternal.......

Comment 27 Mar 2015

Look for the 1968 Playboy magazine, college football forecast edition. Ohio State was picked to finish 6th in the Big 10, and there were only 10 teams then. Of course, freshmen could not play. The freshman team in 1967 consistently beat the varsity's butt, for a year of practice. Outside of the team, no-one knew about the horses on that freshman team which, on New Years Day 1969, beat OJ and USC. They could have won 3 straight titles were it not for some dick named Bo.........

Comment 10 Feb 2015

I was in school with Paul Warfield. Watched him run in HS. Saw him in the dorm after a college game, laid out on his bed, black and blue and beat UP. 

With my own eyes, Rex Kern (was at '69 Rose Bowl), Archie Griffin (missed him because I served overseas for 4 years), Art Schlichter (worked in Detroit when he beat UM) and the guy who made my eyes widest, Maurice Clarett. Troy Smith and Ginn were simply amazing. 

But the best player by far was the entire team this year. C'mon. Next Man Up was that team of men ready to step UP. 

God, being a Buckeye has never ever been better. I once asked Charlie Yates, who was in hs 90's, grew up with Bobby Jones, and had backed GaTech all of his life what in his opinion was the best time in the hostory of GaTech, he thought for a minute and whispered, "right now". Well, same for the Buckeyes.........

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Hey, did any of you read the freaken article? its the SAMMY house for God's sake. the SAMMY's. Never saw that comen........the Beta's? Yep. The Sigma Chi's? You bet. THE SAMMY'S ?????/

Comment 03 Jan 2015

Do you remember when Braxton was a freshman and Urban was a broadcaster? He said the same thing. Braxton just sat on the sideline, completely uninvolved with the play calling. Urban was pissed, said he should be part of the process, imagineering what HE would do in that play. My view on Braxton is he is brilliant, in the moment. He is tactical, not strategic. He is a weapon, not a leader. Please forgive me for I am not taking shots at him in a vacuum but comparing him to JT and now Cardale. Have you heard Braxton intervewed versus JT? Hey, we're blessed to be able to have this caliber of a debate at Ohio State. I agree with the comment above - he wants to be a man apart, and he is. 

Comment 30 Dec 2014

Then there's this:

Academics & Athletics- The World According to Jim (Harbaugh)
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - Phil Callihan

The U-M message of academics trumping athletics, smoothly spinning along, was rocked last year when former Michigan football standout Jim Harbaugh said U-M admits academically borderline students and then keeps them eligible for sports by steering them into specific academic areas. The former quarterback, now the Stanford University football coach, said that he wasn't even allowed to major in history because the courses required too much reading.

It was a significant moment. For the first time in a very long time, one of the most cherished mantras of the athletic department was called into question - and it was done by one of their own, an iconic "Michigan man."

....After Harbaugh continued to vent in the media, Michigan RB Mike Hart publically questioned whether Harbaugh was a true Michigan Man.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Good timing. I said exactly the same thing to my wife last night. He was what he was. Could not take my eyes off of Craft from his first dive his first game as a freshman. But DAMN man, we didn't win. It was him plus - not a 'team'. I love this TEAM. Tate is going to be unforgettable. Always watch Thompson out of the corner of my eye for the the cut to the basket. Russell is just passing thru. But Scott? This is his team, his time. Loven it.

Comment 02 Dec 2014

Explaining suicide to the closest relatives, not to mention friends, co-workers and teammates, is the hardest speech one ever gives. When my adult nephew asked me why his Mom (my sister) had taken her life when he was only 5, I told him that depression was the common cold of the mind. Everyone gets it sooner or later. And that your Mom? Well, she got a really really bad cold and self-medicated. Period. Getting rid of it was all that mattered. Why else be so impulsive? I don't know if it worked, but it was my one shot to try to make it work.

As a retired AF LtCol, I empathise so much w/ my fellow veterans. The military can chew people up and spit them out to a society which can just barely, and completely without personal experience, assign any value to what young kids go thru in serving.  Tough deal. Very tough. The optimistic view is that life's a beach, then you tan. Its hard for many if not most today to be all that optimistic. My view.  And please don't unleash hell on me for sharing this - I'm trying to give back.

Comment 24 Oct 2014

The evidence is right before your eyes. JT is in the moment always. Brax is hanging with his buds on the sideline, yuvking it up, no headset, no engagement. JT is a leader, articulate, fully committed, talks almost like he's a coach. Has Brax ever truly been interviewed where you said, "gee, I didn't know that"? Brax needs to do what Terrell is going to do if he wants to be in the game - go out for a pass. In fact JT is so cool and above it all that his team might even go Russell Wilson on him. We don't have a quarterback problem. We have a leadership opportunity. 

Comment 16 Oct 2014

You know, being an Ohio State alum is the best. I envy no other graduate of anywhere. My first memory growing up in Marion in the 50's was my folks headed down to the Shoe for a game. It is spiritual. Whenever I can sit in that stadium, I get the same direct communication with God as though I were in Mecca. It is safe there. It is home. That I could not get admitted today with the very high standards, nor afford it for that matter, enhances my good fortune. We're a great school, and you proved it with this data. Hell, when you're from Central Ohio, it's more a lifestyle than an option. All of us Buckeyes - a badge of honor only we really understand.