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Lexington, OH

MEMBER SINCE   December 01, 2013

I'm a proud grad of The Ohio State University and have been a die hard fan of the Buckeyes since the Woody Hayes era. I spent 4 years in the OSUMB and had the honor to go to 4 different Bowl games with the Buckeyes in those 4 years.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma 1977 - even though we lost it was the most amazing game I've ever been to in person. 2 wins at scUM during my time in the band -- one that took us to play for a National Championship in the Rose Bowl. And, of course, that amazing night in January 2003 . . .
    Also, 1975 World Series Game I attended in Cincy watching the Big Red Machine on its way to winning the greatest World Series ever played.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Rex Kern, Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Bill Hosket, Jerry Lucas
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Aug 2019

Hoch can’t say anything against the monster tOSU, Inc. machine. How they crushed the last director is enough evidence of that. (#istillstandwithjonwaters). Hopefully, though, this won’t effect the amount of TBDBITL we hear this year. I understand that they already have segments of time where the band directors get told to play or not play so the university can sell crap on the scoreboard or show us someone sitting in a Value City recliner. Whether this idea makes it worse remains to be seen. They have a mega-million dollar business to run and, trust me, they are going to run it to maximize their profits  

I am an old fart and long time season ticket holder but I’m on my feet a lot (I actually warn the people behind me at the beginning of the season that I will definitely be standing at least every third down defensive play and, frankly, a whole lot more). The quiet, hand sitting fans (who are old AND young honestly) drive me crazy but it’s ALWAYS been that way even when I first started going to games as a kid (and, no, that wasn’t back when Chic Harley was still playing).

I don’t love the endless commercial breaks either but those aren’t going away. IMO tho, we don’t need constant blaring noise and commercials on the scoreboard during all those breaks. The players don’t and aren’t going to jump around all hyped up during these breaks, live music or not. They are catching their breath so I also don’t need more of it whether live or piped in. Give us a minute to relax too and then get us back to the college football we came to watch. Just my $.02. 

Comment 13 Jan 2019

This, AJ. It’s unfortunately the world we live in now. Anonymous tacky and personal bashing in our Twitter social media world has become the norm. People say things to and about each other now that they would never say or have the nerve to say to someone to their face or truly publically. I love 11W and muchnof ita content but the forums have started to chase me away, too. I’m commenting less but (more telling) clicking on the site less and less. Sad really but it’s where we are these days. 

Comment 08 Oct 2018

A guy who sits right above me at the games and I were talking about why the offense abandoned totally the QB directly under center. I know it’s not a spread formation that is Urban’s offense but I have always thought having the ability to use it here and there could be effective and also gives you the ability to run a QB sneak in the obvious places that might make sense. 

Comment 23 Sep 2018

I don’t forget it not just a football issue. Indeed, he has repeatedly alienated multiple high level people and faculty in the medical school/hospital, pissed off several key large donors, basically ruined the life and made a scapegoat of a truly good man who was definitely trying to change the 50+ year (and, yes, clearly no longer appropriate) culture of the band and totally screwed up the latest handling and outcome  of the football investigation (not to mention pissed off many BOT members in the process). I have NOT been a fan since Day 1 of his “reign” and won’t be sorry to see him go (just like those at his former school in Cali felt when he left to came here). 

Comment 18 Sep 2018

Agree on this. The LBs are a a significant concern at this point. Werner ran around looking seemingly lost some times on Saturday night. The middle of that D has GOT to figure it out—soon — or they will pay for it badly at some point. Great athletes but not getting it done yet. Harrison seems like the best of the bunch  thus far but it’s the weak spot right now IMO.