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Washington DC (via Marysville, Ohio)

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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.


  • 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 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

Comment 13 Sep 2017

I wold agree... this is not all on JT... I feel this is the weakest group of WR's since Vince Workman had to be moved to WR when Cris Carter and Nate Harris left before the 87 season started....  

Can't really tell if this is a JTB issue until one tries another option during a real game situation.. you stated that we tried that and it didn't work.. well ... UM3 tried this in 2006/7 and won a NC.... over us even...    If this is so bad for chemistry.. why is Saban doing this right now.. with no losses this year and a QB who only lost one.. and that was in the last second of the NC game... 

I think this can work and is our only path to the playoff at this point.. to have a relief pitcher ready for the second half of big games..  and to your point.. we need to figure some other things out on O for sure...  our WRs need to grow up in a hurry.. as do your TE's.. 

Comment 13 Sep 2017

Well done ...  I remember all of those things - my 8 year old daughter remembers too - an at the start of he 4th quarter just she and I are watching as mom and the younger one have retired.. and after another ineffective pass play she asks me "Dada - why does JT take so long to make decisions". - JT will go down as my of my all time favorite Buckeyes and UM3 also one of my all time favorites- all I am asking is to have a mix like UM3 himself did at Florida when they crushed us in 2006/7 - he had a senior CJ Leak and a frosh named Tebow which he rode to the title and ironically the signing of Cam Newton that February.  

To me the sensible solution is that JT start every game and have a pre established first half rotation and go with the hot hand in the second half and if the situation calls for ball control - ride JT home...

JT has an opportunity to be a real leader in this complicated situation- thoughts?