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Shark 4


MEMBER SINCE   June 13, 2019

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Comment 16 Oct 2019

Glad to see Buck68 is still around.

He and I posted for years on The OZone. 

He and I were actually friends IRL. We used to watch OSU practices together when I was covering OSU for The Ozone.

He was an Air Force C-130 pilot in Vietnam and I was an Army Huey pilot. We enjoyed trading war stories. 

Good guy.

Comment 16 Oct 2019

Three years ago when I was 70, I weighed 230 and was disgusted with that weight. Just by eating less I got down to 219 over a couple of years.

In Mar of this year at 73 I got my regular physical and got the shock of my life. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Glucose was 200 (anything above 100 is outside normal range). My A1C (90-day glucose measure) was 10.6. The normal range is 4.0 to 5.7.

In 90 days I dropped my A1C to 5.5. My Dr. said he'd never had a patient drop more than 5 points on A1C. 

I wasn't trying to lose weight but when you go hardcore carb control to reduce glucose, the weight just drops off...fast. 

I went from 219 lbs in Mar to 193 lbs in Sep. It's all about carb control. No potatoes, rice, pasta, bread (of any kind). No sugar of any kind. I still eat lots of great food and don't feel at all deprived but it is a vastly different lifestyle. 

I have said that for me the weight loss has been 75% carb control; 20% portion control; 5% exercise. 

There have been some inspiring stories in this thread and it was a fascinating read. It seems a lot of you are in your 30s-50s. Drop the weight NOW. When you hit 70 (if you hit 70) you will almost certainly be diabetic if you don't. And that will make all the other health issues worse. 

Good luck.

Comment 03 Oct 2019

I was going with 39 - 6 initially.

Then I found out that Chase Young will be going up against Sparty's 4th-string LT.

I've revised that to 52 - 6

Comment 25 Sep 2019

Ohio State's gonna murder the Corn People. Figuratively speaking of course.

The Neb defense is weak...and that's being kind. 

As a comparison, Neb is ranked #56 in Tot Def. Not terrible you say?

Cincinnati is #34 in Tot Def.

Indiana is #26 in Tot Def. 

You saw how those two games turned out. 

OSU is #13 in Rush Offense. Neb is #41 in Rush Def.

But, stats are stats, right? I've watched 3 of Neb's 4 games. Frankly, the Corn People don't pass the look test. There's not a single one of them who could start for the OSU defense...or probably make the 2-deep. 

Ohio State 52 - Corn People 13

Comment 30 Jul 2019

I think I've mentioned this here before so I'll go with the short version.

Oct 1968 #1 Purdue at #4 Ohio State. There was no possibility of seeing it. I was flying Hueys in Vietnam. But, AFVN (Armed Forces Vietnam Network) radio was broadcasting the game. 

I could pick it up on my Huey's ADF (Automatic Direction Finder) radio on the commercial band. So, as Aircraft Commander, I dialed it in, let my co-pilot fly while I listened to the game in my flight helmet. 

We were inserting troops into an LZ and everything was fine until we were about 200 ft. on final to the LZ when all hell broke loose. Tracers flying by the cockpit. Rounds thudding into the bottom of the aircraft. M-60 machine guns blasting back at the bad guys. 

And the Bucks were winning. I never missed a play.