RCRoy45's picture

RCRoy45

Washington DC (via Marysville, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   June 06, 2012

Roy Roychoudhury is a 1994 graduate of the Honors Accounting Program at The Ohio State University. Roy grew up in Marysville, Ohio loving the Buckeyes. Whether it was counting down the months, days, minutes, then seconds to the Michigan game, or sitting on the edge of his seat listening to the Buckeyes on the radio with his brother, Roy has always had a strong passion for sports, and particularly the Buckeyes. The idea for these books germinated when Roy's youngest daughter, Maeve Anne Parker, was born. Roy's new mission was to put his older daughter Emerson, who was two at the time, to bed each night. Emerson started to ask Roy to tell her stories, and Roy shared the tales and legends that he knew best. Emerson was riveted with each one. Some of her favorites included the 1979 Ohio State Michigan Game (now The Buckeye Block Party), the 1985 Ohio State - Iowa game, the 1986 Masters, and Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Roy's wife finally suggested that other fans would probably be interested in these stories as well, so they contacted a publisher and started this journey. These are his first children's books. Roy has always had an uncanny memory for remembering minute details and facts about a multitude of games and statistics. He flexed these muscles when he won his only game show appearance on Sports Geniuses which aired on Fox Sports in 1999. Roy lives in Ashburn, Virginia with is wife, Anya, daughters, Emerson and Maeve Anne Parker, and dalmatians, Jaysi Mae and Sally. Roy thrives on running. He starts nearly every day with a five mile jog. Starting in 2005, his dogs were his daily running buddies. Four years later, his daughters joined in the fun. In the true spirit of Woody Hayes, neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor fog, will stop him from completing his daily ritual.

If you would like to contact Roy, please feel free to email him at roy@buckeyekidsbooks.com.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Greatest sports moment for me was beating Michigan in the 1979 Ohio State / Michigan Game - it was the first time in my young life that I had actually watch them both:

    1. Score a TD against Michigan (We could not score a TD in 76, 77, 78)
    2. Beat Michigan

    I will never forget sharing the moment Jim Laughlin (or Mike D'Andrea for you black opps) blocked the punt and Todd Bell returned if for a TD. We beat Michigan and went to the Rose Bowl!

    A close second was the int on the 2 point conversion to beat Michigan last year. The reason.. my 4 year old daughter, Emerson, ran to me and knocked me down she was so excited. It was the first real great Ohio State moment I shared with my children. We both cried. Amazing.

    How firm thy friendship....
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Keith Byars / Chris Speilman / Cornelius Green / Cris Carter / Bosa Boyz
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Clark Kellogg / Carter Scott / Jim Smith / Jimmy Jackson / Mark Baker
  • NBA TEAM: 1976 76'ers
  • MLB TEAM: 1975 Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Feb 2020

I mean Bill Gates was on his plane so many times... so many times... so much so even the NYTimes wrote about it... and it seems as if this isn’t sticking to him so unless there is a smoking gun - it’s going to be difficult so definitely do much u less these women take a huge risk and go public with names... 

Comment 12 Feb 2020

I was staunchly against the NIL for a long time - I do see a value in a college education- but I also think the world has changed and it is inevitable to have these athletes earn income off their NIL...

I feel there could be positive outcomes:

1.  More players could stay four years JF they aren’t a sure fire first round pick if they are making $100K from a car dealership for instance

2.  More Marquee players could play in non CFP bowl games if the bowl game compensates them to promote the game and offers a better insurance policy for them

I suppose my perception after hearing Jeans Smith on the radio talking about how the marquee names are less than 1% of D1 athletes - and the non revenue athletes could make significant income on NIL - my two daughters are top 50 golfers in the world for their ages - why couldn’t they run a summer golf camp for kids or give online instruction?  It seems as if the world now offers the ability for these athletes to justly profit from their skill set - but I do think there needs to be some rules...

Comment 01 Feb 2020

Recruiting back then was an extremely inexact science A I actually have the Athlons from Earle’s first two years - his first class (after his first season) was #1 in the country - we signed the #1 player in the country thst year - Kelvin Lindsay - who was ok - but certainly no #1 recruit in the country .... I feel he did a solid job recruiting but was dealing with a much stronger TTUN who took top players from Ohio and we didn’t nationally recruit too much - funny - I remember in 1986 - Par O’Morrow was the #34 recruit in the entire country as a kicker - and I also remember one year in the mid 80’s TCU and South Carolina ties for first in recruiting - inexact science indeed 

Comment 15 Jan 2020

I’m pretty sure TCU backed out of the game this year -which is how we played UC -  but to be clear - has Alabama best Auburn - they get in over OU and miraculously LSU stays the 2 seed and we are the #1 seed playing Bama in the Fiesta Bowl... 

I used to really like Cowherd but he is so commercial now - nothing seems sincere

Comment 29 Dec 2019

Thanks for the kind words - both my daughters are actually top 30 world ranked golfers and the older one (11)has played AAU BBall in northern VA since she was in first grade - so it’s great they understand competition and the razor thin margin between success and defeat  

They have been raised in the crucible of Ohio State culture since they came out of the womb - so it’s fun to get to share these moments with them...

Comment 29 Dec 2019

Damn the 1979 AFC Championship Game and the Oiler TD thst wasn’t - replay has jumped the shark for some time in the NFL and now it’s like that in college A replay is the HOA in Del Boca Vista and has way overstepped their boundaries 

Comment 29 Dec 2019

Gone:

JK

Chase

Okuduh

Wade

need a lock down corner to emerge as well as a HR threat out of the backfield - and Zach needs to really improve over the off season to be a Chase Young type difference maker if we can get these - we are back in the playoffs next year and if not - will be a challenge to win the B G 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

This was very well done and accurate - if anything this will create some of the same motivation we had vs Alabama in 2014 which actually is the best thing we could ask for... bring it on I say - we’d have to beat them eventually anyway...  I’m pumped up - Go Bucks!

Comment 09 Dec 2019

It was more a function of JT not being able to throw the ball downfield - so the issue was more the loyalty to JTB... combined with the issues of Warriner and Beck... and Michael Jordan getting hurt early all led to a slow motion blowout...

look at our game vs TTUN - what in that game indicated that we could throw a pass downfield?

Comment 09 Dec 2019

Airfare is the big issue - seems like from DC - flights are $1200 round trip?    Was thinking about going but doesn’t seem like the airfare makes it a tough get with a family of 4... Wifey may strangle me if I booked these haha - anyone having any airfare luck?