Il_Padrino's picture


Around the World but mostly Europe

MEMBER SINCE   July 23, 2013

Active duty military for a while, 33-years, retired 2019.

Grew up in Ohio and have been a lifelong fan of The OSU.

Drop me an email if you have any unique, rare, etc. Ohio State football items.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Too many to list.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Charles "Chic" Harley.
  • NFL TEAM: NFL Sucks - no team and no to the league
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Napoli

Recent Activity

Comment 20 hours ago

That's fantastic - way to go on tying programs to events you've been to = means more.  If you can please take a photo and share even if it is a small group of your oldest or favorite ones. 

I hear ya about serving and being away; I spent 33-years in the military and just retired so missed a LOT of games in my lifetime and that includes not being able to see on TV or listen on Radio.  Hell when I was on submarines I'd miss entire seasons and come home to see how we did or have to rely on teletype with just scores each week; that sucked.  I've lived in Europe, now Italy, for a combined 13 years so far and know what you mean about late night/early morning games - this year's game against ClemSUCK (as example) stunk because I was so upset I couldn't even get a few hours of sleep after the game like I normally would. 


Comment 20 hours ago

He sure has "that stash" - might grow me one just to piss off the old lady.  :-)

This is the oldest Ohio State team photo I am aware of.  Very happy to have it.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

Just landed this 1893 OHIO STATE cabinet card.

It is the MAKIO and Wiki reference image for that year's team which I thought was pretty cool; it measures approximately 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in size.

The 1893 Ohio State Buckeyes football team played all their home games at Recreation Park and were coached by Jack Ryder. The Buckeyes finished the season with a 4–5 record.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

Sign stealing is as old as the signs themselves and the very reason they exist.  All teams have "tells" and all players as well and the staff on every single major team, high school, college, and pro, do this in one form or another whether it is studying film on teams to determine the tell to simply stealing them outright.  This stuff comes down to how many people does a team have allocated to such things...

What about influence of refs...?  The recent bullshit of Ohio State getting moved from #1 to #2 so they'd have to play #3 Clemson with SEC officials... stinks 100% of 2-week old Sicilian mafia fish in a newspaper.  SEC got exactly what they wanted.

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Not tonight - the point is valid across multiple "I love Joe" threads.  SEC got what they wanted when they influenced the decision to move us to #2 and then use SEC refs against us in the ClemSUCK game. 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

This ended up exactly how SEspnC and SEC wanted.

Additionally, can everyone please get off of "Joe's nuts"?  HE DOES NOT PLAY FOR Ohio State!!

Comment 14 Jan 2020

This ended up exactly how SEspnC and SEC wanted.

Additionally, can everyone please get off of "Joe's nuts"?  HE DOES NOT PLAY FOR Ohio State!!

Comment 14 Jan 2020

This ended up exactly how SEspnC and SEC wanted.

Additionally, can everyone please get off of "Joe's nuts"?  HE DOES NOT PLAY FOR Ohio State!!

Comment 14 Jan 2020

This ended up exactly how SEspnC and SEC wanted.

Additionally, can everyone please get off of "Joe's nuts"?  HE DOES NOT PLAY FOR Ohio State!!

Comment 11 Jan 2020

I am always buying and always selling - just depends on the items.  This auction is run by a friend of mine and is an amazing advocate for all things BUCKEYE football and local Columbus family man - as honest a person I have ever met.  Enjoy the auction and jump in if interested because many of these items are super rare and there is a massive secondary market for vintage Ohio State football items. 

If any of you have anything you want me to value send me a PM and I'd be more than happy to help you place a value on your items.  Same goes if you have questions about items you are interested whether in this auction or elsewhere. 

I occasionally sell items - go by Ebay user name: Chic_Harley

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Exactly - like the trap our wives lay out there every single time we are right and they are wrong - Jedi mind trick time.... she flips the narrative and you end up being COL Jessup and she is LT Danny...

Comment 09 Jan 2020


NAVY WIVES.... + insurance plan + Social Security + benefits for life = a man has to watch out.

THANK GOD she is EX.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

War - been there and done that = yes.

Flatlined -during a "normal medical procedure" = yes

Broken neck - flatlined on way to hospital = yes

Ex-wife - bitch's boyfriend removed lugs off my car twice = yes

Comment 08 Jan 2020

I saw your message about registration: references on the sign-up could even be your user profile here as one and any other perhaps an Ebay name you use.  The reason for this is to ensure people have prior experience with online platforms and are not trolling the auction site and just throwing bids out there with no intentions of paying. 

For the auction - the auction rules and how it runs are listed on the site itself.  Auctions all vary in different way so rather than explain each nuance part of this one it's best to review the rules.  This one is pretty basic; there are two parts of the auction: 1. regular time where if you want to potentially win an item you must place a bid.  2. extra time, those that placed a bid on the same item will all bid against that group of people on the item.  If you win there is a % over the top of the base sale price that is called "buyers percentage" and this is common in all auction houses.

Comment 07 Jan 2020

As some of you know on here; I have been an avid collector of Ohio State Buckeye football stuff for a long time (see link below).  The facts are that many older items are 1 of 1 or 1 of just a handful and despite what you may think - they can often be had for a relatively low price and there is the added benefit of their value going up and up.  Most modern, not all but most, are mass produced "limited edition" type items and because there are so many various things made in such a way the value is rarely ever more than what you paid. 

Vintage and specific collecting can be a sound investment IF you do your homework. 

Link to some items I've shared:

Comment 28 Dec 2019

My question is: why wouldn't you?  Of course I am rooting for Michigan to beat the pants off of AlaBaba.  Along with all other Big TEN schools to kick the crap out of their opponents - it helps the conference and it helps all teams within...

Comment 26 Dec 2019

His stock will be way up after he repeats his TTUN performance against ClemSuck two days from now.  He is a beast and we are lucky to have him on our team!!!