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Alamogordo/Las Cruces, NM (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 12 November 2012 | Blog

I grew up a Buckeye in the heart of Lion country, PA. My Brother-in-Law is an OSU graduate, so I visited his graduation in the 'Shoe when I was very young. Even then, I loved what I saw. That was the beginnings of what became my adulthood man-crush on anything Ohio State. Fortunately, I can actually call Columbus my home, as I moved there with my kids in my early 20's! And now, I'm retired military, currently living in the sunny Southwest.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU upend Miami's world in the 2002 National Championship game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Buckeye flavor of the year.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Basket-Buck flavor of the year.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Jul 2017

I hate the Purdue Logo.  And I can appreciate the simplicity of the Nebraska logo.  However, I do like PSU, Iowa and Sparty's the best.  

... If only we'd stick with just the Block-O and Buckeye leaf...

Comment 13 Jul 2017

More realistically, we're playing Stanford instead.  Gonzaga is probably going to draw Florida when they both win their first round games.  Some credit to Gene Smith for getting us into the tougher tournaments; but UNC and Gonzaga, both, are likely draws due to seeding.  Guess who's the high seed?! And forgive me for the pessimism.  I'm still happy to see us test our metal against some tough opponents--luck of the draw or not.  

Comment 12 Jul 2017

This is going to sound snarky, but the point is--Everyone who lived through that time period knows the rest of his comment will always read "...but then we lost to TTUN."  As someone who found his footing as a teen during the Coop era, it is my emotional foundation for the rivalry.  It is the landmark for which I hope we never return. 

Comment 11 Jul 2017

A crowd of people that are obviously in need of police attention would be enough reason for me to keep my sidearm close.  If it were malicious intent you'd probably hear the word "brandishing" used.  Granted I haven't concealed in Ohio or read their laws in quite some time, but I imagine he probably just pulled it out of the glove box to keep it close by, if needed.  Which, is a problem if police see you with it without informing them first--even if youre just keepin it on the seat next to you.  Sounds like he could use a better CCL instructor. 

Comment 21 Jun 2017

One difference I noticed--the 2016 head coach made staff changes to fix the problem during the following off-season.  

Comment 15 Jun 2017

It's a powerful tool to be denied entry into the HoF.  As much as I appreciate his on-field play, I think they're making the right decision.  Sometimes an example needs to be set for the sake of precedent.  Just wish it didn't have to be Pete Rose. 

Comment 12 May 2017

This would make me one very happy Prime member.   I moved on from cable TV almost 3 years ago.

Comment 18 Apr 2017

I'm certain Vegas will be a player for the PAC-12 and other neutral site games, but I don't know how long it will take the NCAA to warm up to it.   I'm more intrigued by the distinct possibility of UNLV becoming a player for expansion and growing its football legs while they share that new stadium with the Raiders.