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MEMBER SINCE   December 20, 2011

Graduated from OSU in 1974. Still a huge Buckeye fan, and loving every fall. Well, 2011 way less than most of the others.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006 OSU-MI Football game

Recent Activity

Comment 31 Jan 2019

I am totally on the side of Michael Douglas's character on this score.  I am repeatedly annoyed at how my fast food does not look anything like the picture.  More often than not, they cannot even get the burger or chicken fillet centered on the bun -- it hangs out the side with the toppings squishing out the other side.  (rant over)

On an airplane ride many years ago I sat next to a nice young lady.  I asked about her work, and she said that she was a "food dresser".  I asked what that is, and she said that she is the person who stages the food shots used in ads and menus.  Apparently, people actually make a living making your food look way better than it will be.

Comment 26 Nov 2017

Did you notice on Haskins pass to Austin Mack, Michigan #28 pulled the towel from Mack's waistband and waved it at the ball as it sailed into Mack's hands?  I did not hear anyone comment on that during post-game commentary.  Is it legal to use a towel to block a pass?  Either way, it is useful as a metaphor for the futility of TTUN efforts.

Comment 16 Aug 2016

I took my teenage son to an OSU-MI game at the Horseshoe.  I wore my Buckeye gear, and he wore his UM gear (he grew up in MI).  OSU was the underdog, but won.  He never got the first bit of hassle from Buckeye fans the entire day, even when he came with me down on the field after the game for the celebration.  Of course, we stayed away from the drunk-frat-boy houses.  Having said that, when I see ass-hat behavior from Buckeye fans, it makes me cringe.  We should be better than that.  

Comment 19 Jun 2016

It is interesting how early the recruiting process starts for top high school talent.  These guys hear from schools, and even get offers, as Sophomores or Freshmen.  I probably would not have handled that sort of attention well as a 15 or 16 year old.  It is really important for these guys to have strong parental (or at least adult) influence at that age, particularly when everyone is telling them how wonderful they are.  I love it when I see a families like the Bosa's and Elliott's supporting and guiding great talent.