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from Westerville, Ohio

MEMBER SINCE   November 19, 2014

Born in the year of Woody's first National Championship. Mom used to sing for me "Across the Field" as a lullaby. I've raved in Bucknut ecstasy and wallowed in abject misery as well. If that makes me a bipolar Ohio State Buckeye fan... then SO BE IT.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anytime the Buckeyes post a victory in any sport.
  • NFL TEAM: Dallas Cowboys
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 20 May 2019

A few months later, the Buckeyes opened up against Southern Methodist in the Slot-I. And, as Chaump puts it: “Eighty thousand people in Ohio Stadium thought it was an illegal formation.”

Rolling on the floor laughing my arse off.

Thank Brutus for George Chaump. He saved Woody from the brink in '68.

Buckeye Forever, Coach. Rest In Peace.

Comment 18 May 2019

IIRC, 11W, among many others loved Matta, but believed he needed to go at the end of his tenure. It was an awkward situation. You would never want to fire Matta. But at the end, recruits weren't lining up to play in Columbus, for Matta. He wasn't having sterling success. No one at Michigan felt that way about Beilein. Our loss, your gain.

I'd judge that a fair and accurate statement, Blu. Certainly Thad Matta's mojo and bad back were factors in his last few fading seasons at the Schott. IOW, Matta was a falling star whilst Beilein was ascending. I think most of us BasketBucks fans were relieved when Thad finally hung up his whistle, this is true.

But I'm still darned proud of Matta's accomplishments at Ohio State, as I imagine you equally so with Coach Beilein. They both did their schools and their conference proud.

Comment 18 May 2019

Again, I think part of the problem was and is the conferred power medical doctors wield. And those abuses of victims are happening now as they were then. The difference is the changing perceptions (even distrust) of the profession.

Interesting insight here on how some doctors prey on their victims. From the article:

How do doctors get away with exploiting patients for years?

Some victims say nothing. Intimidated, confused or embarrassed, they fear that no one will take their word over a doctor’s. Colleagues and nurses stay silent.

Hospitals and health care organizations brush off accusations or quietly push doctors out, the investigation found, without reporting them to police or licensing agencies.

Society condemns sexual misconduct by most citizens and demands punishment. A teenage boyfriend and girlfriend in North Carolina were arrested for “sexting” nude pictures of themselves to each other. A Georgia woman was placed on a sex offender registry for having sex when she was 19 with a 15-year-old who lied about his age. A Pennsylvania teacher who had sex with an 18-year-old student was dubbed a predator and sent to prison.

But when a physician is the perpetrator, the AJC found, the nation often looks the other way.

Comment 18 May 2019

Begs the question, then, Sanitarian, as to why none of these young men didn't haul off and smack Strauss upside his head when the "exams" went 'way across the line. Maybe they already knew that the good doctor's actions weren't going to bring repercussions on himself. I don't know, as I wasn't there. But then again, neither were you, right?

We can say what would have been our reactions, but unless we were actually in that examining room with Strauss, we'll never know.

Comment 18 May 2019

Looks like from the article that this abuse by Strauss with the football players took place in the time frames of Earle Bruce and John Cooper's teams (1979-1997).

Those incidents took place over a generation ago, which also reflected the mores and expectations of the day. Doctors and other medical professionals were still looked upon with some trust and conferred power simply because of their calling. That is to say, of course doctors had a job to do that included personal examinations.

If an allegation was made by a patient back then, administrators were likely to give the professional more credence than a relatively powerless student-athlete. Now, with Title IX and other protections, victims are more likely to be listened to and the crime and the perpetrator confronted.

It's justice delayed for the victims of Strauss' sexual abuse, but hopefully not justice denied. The Ohio State University, I believe, will address this blot on the honor of the school and ex-students alike. It's the right thing to do, even after all these decades past.

Comment 16 May 2019

"...Three engines later..."

You're right, Jmmy. Given that fact, I'm not quite so impressed. That averages out to only 333K per engine. ;-)

I've got an '07 Corolla approaching 210K right now. Three windshields, three sets of tires, new struts at 150K, refurbished clutch/pressure plate, and various other little repairs (cruise control, light bulbs, etc.), but still with the original engine.

Comment 14 May 2019

Aaron has been a journeyman BBall pro for what, five years now? The NBA may forever be out of his reach, but there are a lot worse places to play than Italy, I suppose. Congratulations to him on being recognized for his Craftwork.

Best wishes to a Buckeye great.

Comment 14 May 2019

Even aside from my deep-seeded love for noon kickoffs – which is absolutely the correct time to play a football game – this is just a fantastic idea, from a football watcher's perspective.

Of course, this depends on which time zone you live in. Folks on the West Coast ( CalPoppy, NorCal, SeattleLinga, et al) are just now having coffee. If you live in Hawai'i like Silver Haven, heck, you're probably not even out of bed yet. Guess it gets better if you're deployed east of Zulu Time.

Comment 13 May 2019

"Que Sera, Sera..."

Wonder if Ryan Day is distantly related to Doris?

RIP, Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff. Pride of Cincinnati. (You read that right. Doris Day was a Buckeye.)