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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.

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 13 Sep 2018

I tend to agree... cutting the cord is a certainty.. the question is the timing..  I feel we are two years away as well...  lots of hoops to jump through for a modest at best savings... 

Comment 11 Sep 2018

It is shameful how many organizations (11W included) covered and opined on this whole affair - the insinuations on how UM3 should have been fired on the Dubcast - they are great people and it goes well beyond the results on the field.  They do so much in the community that just flat out makes people within the Ohio State Community better - much of which is done under the radar...

Comment 07 Sep 2018

Ohio State 34

Rutgers 19

I have a bad feeling this one will be close.. We are looking ahead and Chris Ash is a very good coach... and the weather will be an issue... We turn it over early... are down at half and pull away in the 4th... hope I am way wrong on this... 

Comment 07 Sep 2018

I told my daughters before bed last night that we lost a legend... My girls have been watching ole Johnny Carson interviews since they were 3 - my way of teaching them how to carry on a conversation...  They both love this interview from Carson (starting at 20.16)... lots of lessons on how to carry yourself with confidence and how to tell a longer joke... he was terrific... loved his movies... loved the way he carried himself ... what a tremendous entertainer..  Thankfully his legacy lives on in his many movies... and don't forget.. Win Lose or Draw! was his idea too... great stuff.. 

Comment 06 Sep 2018

what happened to Amir Repp.. he seemed like a real star in the making last year...  I am high on Wade too.. but just wondering about Amir

Comment 06 Sep 2018

If you taught about the '68 Democratic Convention in Chicago... how would you present this?  How would you portray the Chicago Police.. How would you portray the hippies and anti-war movement?  Would you discuss how the hippies instigated much of the violence to gain public support?  Would you discuss how these police officers had bags of urine and feces thrown at them?  I guess my point is - as my kids are starting to navigate their way through public schools (in Virginia not Ohio)... I am seeing that "presenting all sides" sounds great at the open house or in theory.. but in practice is not done.. infact when it is quite the contrary when it comes to most any subject with any political slant... It is very one sided... and the big item missing is CRITICAL THINKING - which is what what my parents instilled in me was the most important part of being educated...  

Comment 05 Sep 2018

"Intentional if it was".... LOL 

Also - Saving Private Ryan since you brought it up... was actually an anti-War and quite frankly aside from the first very powerful segment.. not exactly favorable to the US or our Army...  but audiences didn't care (much like Coppola's Patton which was also meant to be Anti-American but the first scenes were so powerful.. it was a hit because it made Americans feel good about being American) because the first segment was done so perfectly you can't help but appreciate the greatness of our war effort despite the nonsense after that scene... even Siskel and Ebert agreed this was a soundly anti-war (and a slap at the US Army by continuing the point out that the US Army valued the PR of one man over the lives of the 5 men to look for him)...

Being a globalist might be an easy knee jerk thing to do... the reality of it just doesn't compute... or in the vein of this post.. "Houston, YOU have a problem".... 

Comment 04 Sep 2018

As a kid from parents who came to the US from India and Burma who lived through the Japanese onslaught of Asia in WWII... it just amazes me and would make my father roll over in his grave the lack of respect for America and American achievement.  I remember vividly my father taking us to every US History site imaginable.. from Gettysburg to Custer's Last Stand in Montana... and I remember him pointing his finger in my chest and saying.. "don't let anyone every tell you that you are Indian... you are American.. and THIS is your history."...  We grew up in Marysville Ohio and we were one of the very very few non white families within about 30 miles... and we couldn't have loved the experience more... my father actually was ELECTED  and served 5 terms in city council in the 70's and 80's.... that America is sadly under attack nowdays.. and the real losers are the kids these days who should in no way be conflicted about the greatness of our achievements... sure we are not a perfect country.. but the way the left and Hollywood approach this is so very sad....   I will never watch this movie.... When I first heard of it I was excited to take my girls.. as they love (real) American History.. this nonsense is just more of the same crapola they are getting in their public school experience at times as well... 

Comment 29 Aug 2018

The silence of the 11W staff and mods on this thread is deafening - I think they realize they can’t keep this up and maintain their audience.... 

Beau and Johnny not knowing Rutgers was in the B1G is a real problem not sure if it was that or frankly not knowing Ohio Stars schedule or just not wanting to confront Heather - it’s not acceptable for a site that markets itself as the stop for all that is Ohio State athletics...

Comment 28 Aug 2018

Are you personally trying to torpedo the Dubcast so you have no listeners? Heather Dinich could be one of the most bias main stream media members you could possibly get... was Finebaum too busy? This is an appropriate follow up to Johnny and Beau’s Let’s-Fire-Urban-Thon you ran a few weeks ago.  I very much like your coverage - but these kinds of things always give me the impression that off the record - you don’t really think highly of the university- I mean Mrs Dinich feels as if it a 1000% given that DV occurred while spiking the stories from Courtney’s mother or other credible information to the contrary.

Comment 23 Aug 2018

Saban has had two.... but he dismissed both almost immediately.  What will happen here is some SEC fan will get smart an LSU fan or an UGa fan or someone.. and they will just bird dog Alabama and the local police reports till one of their players show up for something.. at that point they will become SJW and make a big deal about it....

Sorry to fans of other teams.. but this isn't an Ohio State only issue.. these issues happen at all schools both big and small...  and the cloud will move to another in some amount of time... 

Comment 20 Aug 2018

FWIW - I took your statement two two completely different sources who are tight with the BOT and both agreed 100% with your statement - one said that he actually knows the same source you do... let’s hope you guys are all correct 

Comment 18 Aug 2018

I think it is very obvious that ZS did NOT order this stuff - someone ordered this for him at Amazon - Courtney or the jilted husband of the woman he was having an affair with - someone got into his account and ordered this stuff and screen grabbed the images to destroy ZS’s reputation at some point - I mean - unless he’s criminally insane he’s not ordering this volume of items.... no way no how...

Comment 14 Aug 2018

His spiking the Tom Herman angle on his podcast and totally ignoring the other side to the story speaks volumes... when it came to Huge Freeze or other non football things he did mention both sides... but not here

Comment 14 Aug 2018

I joined as well for the same reasons.. it has been painfully obvious his slant to things.. but I liked his podcast for 10 years and if it is just the sport he knows his stuff.. his podcast this week was a total joke..he completely spiked the Tom Herman story... and made his ridiculous tweet over the weekend.  Yet in his podcast he was defending anonymous sources in the MD story... but didn't bring anything to light about Snook or Herman.. just referred to some "pseudo-journalist" posting "just wrong information" on facebook... sounded alot like the reality of McMurphy's reporting...  

As with you I like Feldman .. but I'm another fiasco from just cancelling.  Feldman also knows he has to maintain a relationship with UM3 and other coaches... so while he may agree with Mandel he can't go down such a partisan highway totally ignoring reality.

Comment 09 Aug 2018

These are all excellent points - given the nature of her behavior (assuming the rampant speculation about that is true as I feel is more likely) - it’s goig to be very hard to demonstrate that Urban has some higher investigative responsibility than the Powell PD has... and given the high volume of contact CS had with the police department and the relatively little action based on that - it seems like the person clamoring for action must have some legal holes in their story...

Comment 08 Aug 2018

Unless the government is making the payments - not sure where Zack will pay this after his savings and retirement are depleted... given what we know - how would we assume he was a responsible saver?  he’s not getting a job anywhere near that income - his only hope would to be to write a scandalous book ...

Comment 08 Aug 2018

I agree with most everything you wrote - I did say that UM3 made his decision in part  due to the lack of an arrest despite all the 911 calls etc - I still believe ZS is not a good guy - but I am going on the assumption that it seems the committee will that there was some sort of abuse happening here but not at the level to get ZS arrested - regardless my overall point is that one has to wonder if Courtney Smith wanted Zach Smith fired at the time or is this a new strategy?