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Chillicothe (via Hamden)

Member since 19 November 2012 | Blog

I've been a Buckeye fan since birth. I remember quite fondly my dad and I would climb onto the roof of the house every Saturday and early Sunday morning in order to adjust the antenna so that we could watch THE Ohio State Buckeyes' games. The ones that were not live, we always listened to religiously on the radio, and then stayed up late (it was the weekend) in order to receive our edition of the Dispatch so we could read the game recap as Hot-off-the-press as was possible at 3am. Watching the Buckeyes Replays on WOSU Sunday mornings at 9am were always the highlights of the fall in my opinion. And we NEVER missed them. Sometimes even being late for Church on occasion. Well..the Pastor at our church made the mistake of asking my Dad to try and be a little earlier next time on this one particular Sunday.This happened to be the Sunday before Thanksgiving and as it turns out was the same Sunday of WOSU's replay of the '87 TSUN game, Erle Bruce's last as Head Coach..My father quite emphatically explained to the entire congregation that his God..Our God is indeed a Buckeye!! And the very mere request of such a preacher could only be the work of those Devilish wolverine fans..Needless to say, we never stepped foot back inside his church. So for me, Buckeye Football is as close to religion as there is.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Champs
    2002 Ohio State Buckeyes National Champs
    2012 Ohio State finishing the season undefeated!!
    Anytime that state up north loses a game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Orlando Pace, Chris Spielman, Mike Vrable, Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson, Gary Trent
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets, Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Lebron..not the team
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds, any team playing the Cardinals
  • SOCCER TEAM: soccer is not a sport..This is football country.

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Feb 2018

Curiously the April 14th game in the Horseshoe that directly precedes the Spring Game, when they expect to have their biggest crowd of the year, is not on the list.

Comment 16 Feb 2018

Only way I can honestly see the atmosphere inside there improving is to put the actual college back into the college basketball.  Way too many stuffy suits and not near enough drunken college kids.  Start by doubling the number of students.. Place them court side and actually give them incentives like free stuff for every technical (Yes, I know this can be debatable) they can cause or for every time out they force the opponent to take due to the crowd noise.  Perhaps even a certain decibel level earns free drinks or something.. Lol  I don't know 

Comment 15 Feb 2018

Yeah.. I was just about to mention Clemson myself... They won one just a couple year ago after a long drought.  I could also see a team like Washington breaking through before long.  They've got a really good coach, play in a power 5 (albeit a somewhat weak) conference and it's been a while since they last won one.  Plus, as you mentioned, even Georgia got very close last year.  I don't think that tweet was very well thought out...

Comment 15 Feb 2018

Admittedly, I don't really care either.  And I was really only looking at the top 4 seeds, but between the Toledo, Cincinnati and Columbus areas where the majority of these teams are located, I'd think either Dayton or Springfield would be the better choice.  But this is only a hypothetical tournament.  Heck, we could have it on the moon for all I care.  Ohio owns that, too...

Comment 14 Feb 2018

I logged in just to suggest the same thing.. Cincinnati or Cleveland either one could host it.. Heck, even Dayton has provided the NCAA's with a great atmosphere.  Ohio isn't just about Columbus.. And I'd even make an argument it's not even a very good representation of the rest of the state.  I'd be all for having it elsewhere 

Comment 13 Feb 2018

Hell.. I was more offended by the word michigan.. Up votes for you to help offset the PC police...

Comment 10 Feb 2018

Wow.. Ok.  First off It wasn't my intention to mock you.  I was only trying to inject a little humor and help to brighten someone's day, man.  This is an excerpt from the article above:

Meyer's current contract, which Ohio State extended in 2015, ties him to the Buckeyes through 2020.

Simple math tells us that with the inclusion of that little nugget, Meyer has 3 years left on his current deal.  Now, with that information, and the fact this article was about Urban getting a contract extension very soon, the context of the previous comment also becomes very clear:

but Smith said yesterday that Urb has 3 years left on his deal....

So as you can see, it's clearly dripping with sarcasm.  Good on you for fishing for an apology there. But it ain't going to come from me. Hopefully you'll find a little peace in the next few days and simple things like this won't bother you as much in the future.  Good day, brother.  

Comment 09 Feb 2018

I thought just the fact we hired Shreck plus the comments made by Schiano about having always worked with the corners and that each coach would be taking a bit more responsibility pretty much answered that.  I don't think a corners coach is necessarily going to be the primary focus for this next hire.  It's going to be on recruiting.

Comment 08 Feb 2018

Love how this team is defying all expectations and fighting and clawing so hard every game to find a way to win.  Unbelievable...They've got a legitimate shot at getting a 1 seed in the tourney come March.

I'm just going to go ahead and do it... The 2018 Football Bucks will lose every game and not even come close to a national title.  

Booking my trip now...

Comment 08 Feb 2018

I got off work early yesterday morning and drove home in an ice storm.  It coated everything in it's icy path. I wasn't looking forward to shoveling my driveway this morning.  Then Petite-Frere committed and I noticed that the Sun was shining and giving off an almost warm glow on such a mundane Wednesday in February..  Then Jean-Baptiste announced he was coming too and I thought to myself "You know, those trees and the fencing does look kinda cool all covered in ice. 

I Headed to work and was catching up on some of the other happings that went on today, like the Friday kid commitment and Ttun losing their top verbally-committed recruit and that's when I started thinking just how shiny everything looked in it's icy cocoon.  Almost surreal.  Then during my lunch break was when The BasketBucks beat down the Purdue Pete's and capped off what turned out to be a pretty epic day in my Buckeyes Fandom.  If February 7, 2018 was a player, then I'd say it definitely earned a few Buckeye leafs today.  

As I walked out of the plant, I once again noticed how the lighting around our lot gave everything a nice little shimmer and sparkle that usually can only be replicated in such a way, that costs a man a 3-months salary in order to garner his wife with the same gift. Yeah, my Buckeye Wednesday was like that...

Comment 07 Feb 2018

Just curious, but your article says he's a 6-foot-5, 215 lb linebacker/defensive end and the little box to the side lists him as 6-foot-3, 265 lbs.  Is that because one of them is in metric?  Seems we've gone full blown French Connection around here today....  Welcome aboard, young Bucks

Comment 03 Feb 2018

Loved watching Moss play.  Followed him and Jason Williams both at Dupont high school in West, Va through their state championship run in basketball. All the way through his college years at Marshall (wishing he could have been a Buckeye just like his older brother, the whole time). Then his career in the NFL.  Absolutely the best in-air adjustments to the ball I've ever seen.  Dude was the very definition of the term freak athlete.  "If he's even, he's leaving!" doesnt even begin to describe how impressive he was in the open-field with room to run.  Too bad the NoS energy drinks weren't around back then because he would have made the perfect spokesperson with his ability to turn on those afterburners.

Comment 02 Feb 2018

Art Schlichter back in the day.. I hear he was a real hustler.

Comment 02 Feb 2018

I still have nightmares about some freaky athletes on the defensive line, flying up the field and destroying our O-Line, all while wearing those ugly ass uniforms.  Wonder if we could convince the rowing team to paddle upriver a bit and talk this kid into coming home?  He'd never have to leave the banks of the Olentangy...

Comment 31 Jan 2018
Far too often we turn our focus on to political agendas, celebrity breakups and the next spinning flashing or exploding battery thingy that's the next big Christmas toy craze. Meanwhile while we not paying attention, our kids are out here eating tide pods and even worse, getting taken advantage of by the very people who are charged with keep them safe and well. I'm not sure if it's a heightened awareness because of the Olympic games coming up next month or not.. But this story needed told. And it should serve to make people realize that the very ones who depend on us the most should be our biggest priorities. Fuck you, Larry Nassar. The Big 12 should ammend their proposal to the NCAA and include a vehicle to transfer to another scjool without penalties if our children have ever been molested also...