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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 25 May 2020

We were excited when we got our Pacifica to trek around the US for our girls golf tournaments - great car features but the service is beyond horrible - like beyond horrible - it so horrific we took an $8k bath to get out early and get a different car - we ended up with the Lincoln Aviator and that my friend is heaven...  from my perspective- there is no other alternative u less for some reason you are forced to get a mini van

Comment 16 Apr 2020

The protest in the state north of Ohio was quite impactful - DeWines tweet opening up Ohio is the most optimistic thing he has said in a long time - at the end of the day the big secret is that these states are out of money if there is no sales tax etc coming in and the states are paying teachers and other employees - so as quietly as possibly some of these states will open up and start to explore ways of getting people to work as well as getting people to spend money and generate state revenue... kudos to those who organized and participated - that is so impactful and terrifying for any elected official who wants to continue to over reach

Comment 15 Apr 2020

My girls are 9 and 11 and my wife is a pediatrician so she’s basically never home now... I’m working full time from home and busier than ever - so it’s quite challenging juggling work and school and making sure the girls don’t kill each other  - we have got into a great little schedule - mornings are golf agility drills and basketball - I developed a film school project for them - last week was Hitchcock week - and they got to pick their own movies each day -  watched North by Northwest Rebecca vertigo and rear window this week is western week - watched Red River / High Noon and today was The Searchers...

the girls do their own movie reviews and answer questions I write out - and they are making their own movie each too - they have always watched old movies so this has been a welcome part of this shutdown 

Comment 09 Apr 2020

The hand wringing about the season is just part of the panic - as the trend continues to be positive - and these college administrators will not admit this - but if it’s their livelihood and salary and tenure at stake - they will have college kids on campus and there will be a full football season starting on time or within a month of the regular start date.   I mean - July 4th is a long time away at this point - but if you see the European countries such as Denmark discussing ending the lock down - why would we be delaying events in the fall

this reminds me a lot of Katrina and right when it hit - people said New Orleans was a toxic city to be uninhabitable for 50 years... and how did that work out?

Comment 04 Apr 2020

Suntrust just announced sweeping changes - mainly in their portfolio world - no more jumbo lending for non customers (previous relationship 90 days before application) Wells Fargo will also no longer do jumbo refinances u less you already have $250K+... I am on the wealth side at BOA - in times like this the big banks have all the security... conforming or government are probably ok most places but if it were me I would go with a big reliable name or there may not be a company to close with at the end - most loan officers have no clue what trouble their bank or correspondent lender is really in or what margin calls they had over the past week or so.  If this continues through mid June - there won’t be many of these smaller players around 

I feel rated will drop over the next month or so if you can wait ... good luck man...

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