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Comment 06 Oct 2019

I am happy to have Borland just to know he won't be torturing us when we play Wisconsin.  He is a pro-type Badger.  

Comment 23 Sep 2019

Man, I thought for sure this was going to be another Harbaugh thread.  

Comment 03 Sep 2019

Miami - as a reader, I love your literary references on the site.  I read recently that Philip Roth, before he died, said that in 15 years novelists would be in the same category at poets, an obscure art form appealing to an ever smaller mass audience.  Depressing.  

Comment 13 Jul 2019

That 1970 Chaminade state champion basketball team is probably the second best that ever came out of Dayton. (Belmont being greatest).  Gerhard to Ohio State, Tyler to Michigan, Wuebben to Creighton, Pfander to Indiana, and Kurpiel to Ohio State on a baseball scholarship.    

Comment 09 Jul 2019

There are two Lukes.  There is the "Tressel Luke" who took over the program in 2011.  Then there is the "Urbanized Luke" who left and took over Cincinnati in 2017.  He brought a lot of Urban, including black stripes and recruiting tenacity with him.  From 4-8 to 11-2.  Luke currently owns Cincinnati.  High school coaches cannot speak more highly about him.  We could do much worse than Luke.  

Comment 15 Jun 2019

Yes, and you did not mention the professional franchises.  Okay, okay, "professional" franchises at present, three if you count FC Cincinnati, but, in my lifetime, I've seen three World Series championships and two Super Bowl appearances.  And I occasionally see Oscar Robertson at the Hyde Park Plaza Remke store.  The first GOAT.  

Comment 15 Jun 2019

Hear!  Hear!  I grew up in Dayton during its late golden age 50s to 70s.  My career took me away.  Saddlebrook, NJ; Greensboro, NC; Birmingham, AL; Vienna, Austria, Atlanta, GA and finally, miraculously, one last corporate transfer back to Cincinnati, Ohio.  I have lived here now for eleven years and am completely besotted.  (East Side, Hyde Park area.)  As I've said before Cincinnati is the best small city or best large town in the United States.  You get to choose which. 

I hate these threads.  I unconditionally love the Buckeye and the city of Cincinnati.  It is hard for me to bear the criticism of either.  

Comment 18 May 2019

I'm from Dayton.  John Paxson is a very nice guy.  I worked with a group of people from the Kettering/Centerville burbs around the time Paxson was coming through at Alter.  You heard nothing but good things about him.  

Comment 10 May 2019

I think I've mentioned this on here before, but that night Urban provided Gene Smith with the best job interview of all-time.  

Comment 10 May 2019

I think when Tressel went for it on 4th and 1 near the end of the first half in Buckeye territory after the Bucks had gotten the Gator lead down to 10, 24-14, was a sign that his plan, a la Mike Tyson, "had been punched in the mouth."  I give Urban credit for not putting 60 on us.  They could have.