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RCRoy45

Washington DC (via Marysville, Ohio)

Member since 06 June 2012 | Blog

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.

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  • 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
  • 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 05 Jun 2018

I was looking at this... how are the live sports?  I assume you can stream this on any device too?  glad to see someone uses it and seems to like it... 

Comment 04 Jun 2018

Has to be a tie between 95 TTUN and 96 TTUN or maybe the combo of those two is the winner.. I had just graduated from OSU in '94 and thought it was a fait a compli that we were going to win the NC...  even watching Biatiabklsdjfklsdjfwerka run and run and run.. I still thought we would win.. same in '96... despite all the signs pointing otherwise.. I felt there was no way we would lose...   then of course there was the '98 Sparty game... ok ok ok... I've had enough... 

Comment 04 Jun 2018

Amazing and impressive the life Lorenzo Styles has made for himself in Real Estate... I never would have predicted that... good for him.  Looks like his son may be a D1 prospect out of Pickerington too... 

Comment 04 Jun 2018

It's amazing to me looking at these pictures that there are so many that want to eliminate youth football.. what a great sport and avenue to teach leadership, accountability and just grow boys into men and have amazing opportunities.. such as to play D1 football..  

Comment 04 Jun 2018

they had two pretty top line players in Jaclyn Lee and Rao...  there is a ton of potential in Alex Wright.. but she is a bit McElroy-esque with consistency...  they have a top 20 player signed from Maryland coming in.. it's really recruiting recruiting recruiting for the W Golf Program.. Alabama went from nobody to having three first team All Americans.. it's all recruiting.   Looking further down the road.. Columbus has one of the top 10 year old classes in the entire world in the USKids tour... but now not many of those girls look at Ohio State as a destination..   the crop of girls coming up in the next 5-7 years in the US are very good.. if we can get that talent domestically or even locally.. we will be on the right path.  Right now in Dublin there is a family of three adopted girls.. two of which have qualified for the drive chip and putt in Augusta..  the oldest plays golf for Youngstown State.. but the middle one has been committed to Sparty for some time.. and the youngest seems to be destined to Sparty as well...  we can't let the best local kids go elsewhere.. 

Comment 31 May 2018

looks like we have some golfers here... would love to have some sort of 11W charity outing.... 

If you got little ones... get 'em playing young..  I'm so lucky with my girls..  My older one was top 40 in the World Championships last year at 8 and she totally reworked her swing and is now pretty consistently under 40... My younger one was just names Player of the Year for the second straight year in the 7 and under division...  It's a big commitment but they love it so much... it's just awesome to see them on the course... 

Here they are swinging for Jack...  Go Bucks!

 

Comment 02 May 2018

Fantastic article... these Superfans... argh...   If you asked my friends and my wife ... I bet they would consider me a superfan... but nowhere near the scale of these yahoos..   Both my daughters have names influenced by my love of Ohio State..heck I wrote two children's books on Ohio State.. Ohio State football became my support system as a kid.. because I was basically on my own at a young age..  and I happened to meet Woody Hayes as a kid and he spent 45 minutes with me that forever changed me...  hence the strong influence...  but I also made sure to have bobble head dolls of Woody and Bo in their rooms so they knew they were friends as I didn't want them to grow up to be meatheads...  although they will not utter the name of That Team Up North... and when my daughter, then 4, ran into the Women's Golf Coach for TTUN at a high school national golf tournament.. she screamed at the top of her lungs "Go Buckeyes" ... so which even the women's coach laughed and gave her a thumbs up.. haha.. I suppose.. this is my culture... and I love it and love it for what it means to myself and now my bigger family... but the ability to have perspective and somewhat keep that love in it's own lane as you manage life is that thin red line that seperates the big fan.. from the potential lunatic... 

I think Ramzy hit the nail on the head and these people have some sort of a personality disorder... kind of like that relative or guy you knew in high school with no social life who feel as if they can conduct their own partisan version of Face the Nation or Meet the Press regardless of which side of the political spectrum they fall on.. and all they get is a lot of the silent majority simply blocking them or snoozing them...  unfortunately unless Ohio State itself steps in.. we cannot block or snooze these people as we watch them revel in their own mild to serious insanity...  All fan bases have them.. I imagine there are some real gems in the SEC... and the Miami superfans I have run into have been by in large.. violent... very violent.. so it could be worse... 

gonna be a long 85ish days till football arrives.. Go Bucks.. great writing Ramzy as usual!

Comment 24 Apr 2018

Women's golf for me.. I have two youngsters that are dreaming of playing for the Buckeyes one day.. and our team is solid - does well in the NCAA tournament year after year...  

Last week my older daughter, Emerson, sported her Ohio State garb in honor of Coach Bruce..  and even did an Ohio State headband as an extra celebration...  both my girls won their respective age group.. fun stuff to watch.... and thank to the BTN you can watch them quite a bit..

Comment 24 Apr 2018

I have been taking my girls to games since the oldest was 3.5 in 2012 and the youngest was 1.5... we go every year to at least one home game.. and take in a road game or two if we are able to.  They absolutely love it and have such a great time.  Now my oldest, Emerson is 9 and is a rabid Ohio State fan... she watches the games knows the players and goes crazy.. see her right after the Penn State game below.. the youngest is 7 and she absolutely loves it too.. We go to many High School football games too so they just enjoy the atmosphere.  My suggestion is to do fewer things (like maybe pick one event like the Skull Session) along with the game.. Emerson's dream is to go to the TTUN game.. but Mama hasn't given the OK yet.. As is said above.. DO it and DO it sooner than later... these are wonderful traditions and experiences of yours that you want to share and build with your son.... have fun and Go Bucks... Just take a look at all the memories you will be building.. in this crazy culture.. Buckeye Football is one of the great things to be a part of.. 

here is my youngest cheering hard vs. Whisky in 2013.. she was almost 4... very into it...
 

at kickoff vs. Penn State last year.. .

hanging out at Gameday

 

supporting the Bucks on the road...

 

getting their BlackOut on in 2015

 

their first Tailgate.. vs. Cal in 2012...

Comment 12 Mar 2018

I think what is compelling to UGa is potential 20 win seasons and ZERO NCAA noise...  I think the later along with a reasonable track record for success is a win for them.. many of these SEC schools (aside for UT and UK) have really small arenas and basketball isn't even as important as baseball is to them.  the SEC is a good landing spot for TM and he already has Georgia ties in recruiting... as well as some of the Academies in florida.. pulling them to Georgia not as tough as pulling them to Ohio.. and again.. he just needs to make the dance two of every 5 years... and do that twice.. so 4 in 10 years.. and he can ride off into the sunset... this is not unlike the Lovie Smith hire for Ilinois IMO

Comment 09 Mar 2018

It would be interesting if the NFL did the Hall of Fame game each year with one of these concepts... for instance.. trying no facemask... then widen this to more of the pre season.. I think you are right.. it wouldn't impact the game in terms of why we love it so much.. but would be a dramatic impact in terms of how safe it is.  

Comment 06 Mar 2018

Yes sir - that is kind of my point - calling the NFLPA out by floating the MCL would make it obvious what this is - largely a money grab... 

but if you can make the game safer - why not do that too

Comment 06 Mar 2018

Thanks for the reply - I just hope that there could be some honest discussions between the players and the league - the game could be safer (the neuro shield being a very inexpensive part of a solution) so let’s make it safer and let’s put all options on the table even maximum career length - so the NLFPA can’t have it both ways and this is not a bargaining chip but a discussion to provide real solutions to maintain the viability of a great sport.

as someone mentioned- the average career length is 3 years to the MCL may not even come into play - and football today is very different than the game played before 1980 - I watched the 75 AFC Title Game and when Lynn Swan gets knocked out - mean joe free drags him off the field - unconscious with his toes dragging - that is not happening today - I just believe there is a framework to make the game work... if one can take the agendas out...

Comment 26 Nov 2017

They will not put a slumping Alabama in when the SEC is so weak and they were dominated...

i think the bigger challenge will be actually beating Wisconsin- they will not roll over - they have a different coach and they remember 59-0 - this will be an enormous challenge.  They have the best young DC in football and we have a DC very likely to take the Ark or Tennessee job in the next week.

Comment 13 Sep 2017

I'm talking about this year with 5 star QB from Hawaii Tua T...  just started working him in for the Fresno State game

seems like UM3 may be doing this starting this weekend