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Todd-Not Boeckmann 12th Warrior


MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2010


  • SPORTS MOMENT: My children jumping on my back and knocking me off the front porch into the snow and then making snow angels with them while singing The Buckeye battle Cry at the top of our lungs after beating Miami for the National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All Time: Chris Speilmann and Jack Tatum
  • NFL TEAM: Da Browns
  • NHL TEAM: meh. Rather root for the Crew
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Da Tribe
  • SOCCER TEAM: Stoke City, Columbus Crew,

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Jan 2020

To this day, I've never seen anyone tackle like Jack Tatum.  He was, the most intimidating player I've ever seen.  I can't even describe his hits. Everyone has seen the Zach Dumas hit in the All American Bowl against Auburn.  Its devastating.  Well, that was routine for Jack.  When I played LBer as a grade schooler, we were taught to explode into the target with our face up.   Jack, exploded THRU the player.  Its like he tackled the BACK of a player going through the player.  That description doesn't even do him justice.  

Anyway, that entire was full of those kind of iconic players.  John Brockington.  Mike Sensinbaugh.  Jim Stillwagon, Dave Foley.  The names just went on and on.  The second best team in the B10 was, according to Sports Illustrated, the Ohio State second team.  They were just unbelieveable.  To call November 22, 1969 the "Upset of the Century" doesn't do that team justice.  It makes the Appy State upset of the weasels look like just another upset.

Comment 23 Jan 2020

I'm reading David McCullough's bio of Teddy Roosevelt.  I haven't had time to read it and need to finish it.  The Lakewood Library just e-mailed me that a book I put on hold is available.  Written in 1930, its called Black Elk Speaks.  Its a first person account of a young Cheyenne boy who was AT the Little Big Horn when Custer died.

Comment 23 Jan 2020

Try the Camulod Chronicles. by Jack Whyte.  Its his theory of the "real story" of King Arthur.  The first book starts with the Roman Legions withdrawing from Britain and the political and power vacuum that creates.  They are very well done.  They're fiction, but its all real world stuff. No Merlin's magic in the way you think.  Its there, but explainable.  His story of the forging of Excalibur is awesome.

Comment 23 Jan 2020

#3---They say that a squirrel could've gone branch to branch all the way from Lake Erie to the Ohio River back then.

Comment 23 Jan 2020

My parents (Grandma and Grandpa Buckeye) attended that Rose Bowl.  My Mom told the story of walking out after the game and walking past the TV production truck.  She overheard a producer say to someone, "Thank God the Big Ten has that no repeat rule.  If I had to try and follow the QB's fakes again next year, i'd retire on the spot."  Rex Kern still is the best ball handler of a QB I ever saw.  

Comment 22 Jan 2020

Announcers made a big deal out of the fact that the NCAA changed the rules and all games must be finished.

Comment 18 Jan 2020

"Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame

Wake up the thunder cheering her name

Send a volley cheer on high

LEVEL the thunder from the sky

What though the odds be,

EVEN or small

Ol Notre Dame will TIE over all

While her loyal sons are marching


When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was a anthology of articles written by the great Dan Jenkins.  The book was called "Saturday's America".and is hilarious while describing, through these feature articles of his (which I think were mostly from Sports Illustrated), college football in the 1960s.  One of the chapters is about that "Game of the Century".  The story starts with that parody of the Victory March.  Ara Parsegian was vilified by many (especially Spartan fans) for settling for the tie by running out the last 8:00 of the clock.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

"Don't think.  it'll only hurt the ballclub"

What we have here, is a failure to communicate."

"You lollygag the ball around  the diamond.......What's that make us?"  "Lollygaggers"

"Well, Bye."


Comment 15 Jan 2020

Clearly you don't remember Haskins getting pulled off the field for almost squandering a big lead.  The Haskins of 2018 hadn't arrived yet even at the beginning of the 2018 season.  He clearly got better throughout that year.  And the 2017 couldn't beat out Joe Burrow as back up.  It was only the broken hand/thumb that gave Haskins the back up job by default.

Comment 14 Jan 2020

I married into a ND family.  One of my nephews marched in the ND Band and a Niece is in it now.  I like the school (beautiful campus).  I like the history.  When you walk onto campus, the feeling of history is palpable.  So I don't hate ND like I used to.  USC would be #6 on my list and higher if they were relevant.  Although to be fair, the weasels aren't relevant and they're still number one on my list.  My God is it delicious to write that last sentence.