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Findlay419Buckeye

Findlay, Ohio (via Findlay, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   November 22, 2015

My dad got me started early. I grew up on Corny Greene, Archie and Cousineau. I was in the stadium the day Keith Byars lost his shoe at the 50. I got drunk for the first time in my life at the Varsity Club and Hineygate when I was nine years old and at a game with my dad. I still tear up when I hear Carmen Ohio...and I am not even an alumnus. The Band is holy and Woody is God.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching live when Jim Leyritz hit the home-run off of Mark Wohlers in the 1996 World Series. My brother and I were there in Atlanta and we were the only two cheering on the whole first base side.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Keith Byars
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jay Burson
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers
  • NHL TEAM: New Jersey Devils
  • NBA TEAM: Don't really care for the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Man City

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Mar 2020

As I stated to a friend earlier, the one magical thing about watching March Madness is when a higher seed is in a dog fight with a lower seed and you can feel the crowd turn and start cheering for the underdog.  That "wave" pushes the lower seed and you can sense them using it to their advantage and see the higher seed choke down the stretch.

All this will be moot this year. 

TL;DR  Bet chalk in your brackets, boys.  

Comment 19 Feb 2020

I remember hating Jeff Logan.  I was five years old in 1976 when he took over for Archie and I thought he was the one who kicked Archie out of Ohio State.  I told my dad how I felt about him and, after laughing, my dad told me that Archie graduated college and that Jeff Logan was going to be great because his dad was great and Woody didn't recruit losers like that bum in Ann Arbor.

I became a Jeff Logan fan that day.

I told Jeff that story when I was in Columbus for a game a few years ago and I saw him in the 610 WTVN tent area.  He thought that story was great.  

Comment 20 Jan 2020

As soon as Zeke followed behind Evan Spencer's block, two words came out of my mouth.

"He gone."

And watching the sideline as Zeke gallops by is like watching the sunrise to an amazing day.  First, the anticipation that this might be special, then the realization that this is amazing and you may never see it again, and then absolute bliss when you realize that this is the best day ever.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

I remember reading an interview with Ray Jackson some years ago and he said that not only did he get paid, but the entire basketball team knew about it.  Chris Weber and Juwan Howard were the two big "gets" for Steve Fisher and when it was reported that Ed Martin paid to get them to come to Michigan and was continuing to pay them, Fisher was quoted by Jackson as saying, "I don't want to hear any of that fucking shit.  I need to win fucking games."

Juwan Howard is crooked as fuck.

Comment 15 Nov 2019

My old coach when I played hockey in Toledo was Doug Mahood.  He played for the Goaldiggers in the late 70s to early 80s.  Part of the line Murder, Incorporated with Paul Tantardini and Willie Trognitz.  He told some great stories about having to fight his way out of the rink in Flint, Michigan after a game.

Comment 15 Nov 2019

That reminds me, Reg...I was coaching in Omaha in 1948 and Eddie Shore sends me this guy.  Terrible masturbator.

I mean, he would get deliberate penalties.  Just so he could sit in the penalty box all by himself and *mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm*

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Best Sports Movie?  Slap Shot.  Not even close.  Still the only hockey movie that really got the feel of minor league hockey at a granular level.  The violence and rampant alcoholism alone are worth the price of admission.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

G&W Private Stock...the perfect bourbon for mixing with Mountain Dew.

--Every New Jersey frat boy.  Ever.

Comment 30 Oct 2019

If that bourbon is anything like the show, it starts off great.  Pulls you in with great character and story arcs.  Eventually, like any other great thing, you're left feeling disappointed.

Comment 22 Oct 2019

This may be a stupid question, but what exactly does a preferred walk on offer entail?  Does it mean they get first crack at a scholarship when one comes open?  Do they get all the perks of a scholarship player (training table, tutors, work out with the team, etc.) but still have to pay their own way?  Only asking because my step-son was offered a PWO at Bowling Green because the LB coach said they couldn't offer him this year.  Any answers would be appreciated.