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Member since 20 December 2011 | Blog

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

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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.

Comment 07 Mar 2016

Does anyone else hate the McCaughnahey (sp?) Lincoln car commercials.  I was neutral on the guy until I saw him in those commercials -- he comes off as an insufferably smug yuppie hipster.  I cannot believe those commercials are selling cars.  Am I the only one?

Comment 30 Oct 2015

That is pretty cool.  I could not understand the audio well enough to hear what kind of rifles they use.  They looked like M-1 Garands.  I purchased one through the DCM program years ago -- that is a heavy rifle to be holding/twirling/throwing for that long a performance.  Must be about 10 pounds.

Comment 28 Oct 2015
If you don't want your mom to see it, you should not put it on the web. That stuff follows you a long time.
Comment 15 Sep 2015

This is simple.  Yes, you are screwed either way.  But you get to choose which way you are screwed.

Comment 06 Sep 2015

Excellent comment, Z.  Texas has been on the rocks, but it is a big program with a lot of pride and history, and a strong recruiting area.  That would be a great rebuilding opportunity for Herman.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

Every time I see that clip of Miller juking the Penn State players and then diving into the end zone, I laugh out loud and shake my head in amazement.  Never mind that I have seen it a hundred times before, from every camera angle taken.  I never get tired of it.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

12W is up and running in the Premium Lounge.  And Birm posted the answer to his tease on the bulletin board.  Wish I could tell you all about it, but...well, Premium Lounge rules and all.