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Around the World but mostly Europe

MEMBER SINCE   July 23, 2013

Active military for a while...

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 22 Mar 2019

I just wish they'd bring back NCAA Football + pay all kids like Alabama does.

Comment 14 Mar 2019

Agree 100% - read the reviews, listened to that hack actress yammer on, and a few friends saw it and it all aligned with what you wrote hence the reason I wrote above "Wouldn't watch it and won't watch it - E V E R ! ! !"  Got 2 DV's over that comment - not sure why - I was just being honest. 

Comment 13 Mar 2019

No, a red light is a red light and the law is the law and it keeps you, and I, from killing others or ourselves.  Trading items that were gifted to a player for something more meaningful to them is a "no harm, no foul" kind of thing. 

Comment 12 Mar 2019

TESTOSTERONE - get your levels tested.  Trust me; Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a GAME CHANGER.  Talking the difference of Zeke running the ball vs. an 8-year old kid type of game change.  Used to take tons of meds - now just TRT gel and feel wonderful.  

There is something going on that is causing men to produce lower levels of testosterone and it is wreaking havoc in society around the world.  I suspect processed and GMO foods but that is just my opinion on the matter - it is the only thing I can think of that would cause such far-spread issues.  Another one for the older gentlemen in the room; vasectomies....  *** Of course mainstream doesn't want either of these suspicions to be known as long as we all just keep jamming mountains of pills and crappy food down our throats. 

Comment 11 Mar 2019

I get THAT it is against the rules - it is a stupid rule.  They are gifts.  If the rule is going to get in the way of good decision making then prepare a box for each player and hold it in storage until they leave the University and like a person's last day at a job - you take your boxes with you. 

Comment 11 Mar 2019

Because it's fun.  Just wish this many people would respond to the "Chic Harley statue" thread...

Comment 11 Mar 2019

Safety's could have been 8 feet tall and run 4.0 40 and could not have stopped that WR MACHINE.  That kid was ON FIRE!!!

Comment 11 Mar 2019

You mean after he ordered the same play for Tate on short yardage at the goal line over and over and over and over and... well you get my point.  I've watched a lot of tape on Tate and that kid has wheels and an arm yet it was like Woody Ball - load up the line and run a small QB in to the the back of our own line and he falls down...

Comment 11 Mar 2019

Still don't understand what the issue is with kids trading items they are given for whatever they want.  Not like they get paid at T-OSU - if they were in Bama they'd have their envelopes full of $$$ to go to and buy tats.

Comment 11 Mar 2019

Absolutely hate winter hours - which one is correct and which is the corrected time?  ;-) 

I'm all for more sunlight so that is the one I vote for.  There are many countries and even states within the US that do not utilize it - they have their collective $hit together whereas everyone remains a bunch of fools.  Speaking of fools - Italy loves winter hours so much they aren't changing until 31 MARCH - DAMN IT TO HELL.

Comment 11 Mar 2019

Woody Hayes - average... well actually below average... at Bowl Games... not as bad as Cooper but Cooper is not considered a "legend" either.  Out of 13 Bowl game appearances Hayes went 6 wins and 7 losses + punched a kid on the opposing team:

Comment 10 Mar 2019

Thanks guys for the responses.  I feel that this is important for many reasons, primarily because  if a man of Chic Harley's caliber can be forgotten despite all he did for Columbus, College Football, The University, and The Buckeyes, then who's to say that we to won't be so easily forgotten?  This is a frightening concept for many to understand or embrace for we all think we will be "remembered" but the mere fact that it hasn't even been that many years since Harley's passing and the modern Buckeye "fans" do not know of him or the impact the 1916 to 1919 Buckeyes made. 

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