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Dayton (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   August 27, 2014

Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Grew up on campus at tOSU (father was faculty), went to my first game when I was six, and I have loved the Buckeyes ever since. Graduated from the US Naval Academy and served on active duty for 26 years.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching JT Barrett lead the biggest comeback of Coach Meyer's career to beat Penn State in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John 'Hondo' Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: It hurts too much to be an NFL fan in Ohio.
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: None - I'd rather watch lacrosse.

Recent Activity

Comment 14 hours ago

His internship this summer is focused on developing computer based neural nets. It’s way beyond my understanding of computers, but it sounds exciting. He’s scary smart, and we’re very proud of what he’s done so far. He should graduate in Dec, a semester early. Not sure yet if he’ll jump right into the workforce or look at grad school opportunities. 

Comment 03 Jun 2020

Hosta Virus X - HVX. It’s nasty. What’s worse is some people were unknowingly selling infected plants thinking they were a new cultivar because of variegation it was causing in leaves. It spreads easily on shears and spades. I dug up a bunch this spring and I’m being very careful to clean any tools before touching the remaining plants. 

Comment 03 Jun 2020

The boy has been mostly happy with his CSE professors. It’s getting into classes that has been tough. Spring semester he was waitlisted for all four of his classes and was in danger of not reaching full time status. That would’ve had huge implications for him regarding health care, etc as a military dependent over 21. 

According to him, the Engineering School hasn’t expanded the CSE faculty in years despite the growth in students. He was told by someone in the Eng School that they viewed CS as a “fad”. Can you imagine?

Comment 03 Jun 2020

Subtle difference, but ND is starting the semester early (Aug 10) and holding finals before Thanksgiving, similar to what Ohio U does.

IU and GWU are sending students home at Thanksgiving and holding online classes for the final 2-3 weeks.

Lots of iterations, but the common theme is "go home/stay home" during flu season.  

Comment 03 Jun 2020

Mine’s gray and has all the Rose Bowl games and their results listed on the back. I wore it once last year and someone asked me where I found a “retro” OSU sweatshirt. I laughed and said “This is original equipment. I’ve had it for twenty plus years.”

Comment 03 Jun 2020

Most of what I know is coming from our son in the Computer Science department. Woefully understaffed for faculty and hard for students to get into the classes they need to graduate. His problems were exacerbated by the fact that he was about a year ahead of schedule and was low priority for scheduling behind graduating seniors and grad students. It looks like it’ll all work out - he’s on track to graduate a semester early - but not without a lot of angst, teeth-gnashing and sitting on waitlists for classes. 

Comment 03 Jun 2020

I’m perhaps the biggest OSU football fan in my family, but the only one who wasn’t employed by OSU (dad was faculty For 28 years), got a degree there (Mom - MA, sister - BA/MFA, wife - BS) or is a student there (Son).  Dad took me to a game when I was 6 and I got to see Archie play as a senior. The rest is history. Growing up in Columbus and going to a game nearly every year helped cultivate that fandom through my youth, to be sure.