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Chillicothe (via Hamden)

MEMBER SINCE   November 19, 2012

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 07 Jun 2019

I'm good with 15 or so carries per game over those games by JK, provided that it's at a 7 ypc clip.  Throw in a healthy dose of McCall and Teague as backups and change of pace, a few (just a few) QB runs, and then some decent passing, and we'll have ourselves an offense. Save his body for games when it's really needed.

Yes, exactly!  We’re going to need him  healthy and the running game to pick it up later in the year when the weather turns bad.  

Comment 06 Jun 2019

Yeah.. I’m looking at the schedule.. and if J.K. gets more than 15-20 carries in the first few games we might be really struggling as an offense.  I am assuming the early part of the year should play out with the Bucks getting the game in hand and then opening up the passing game in order to work on a few things, much like in years past.  It will definitely be interesting to see unfold.  But I honestly think they’re going to ok, either way.

Comment 24 May 2019

Geno’s brother, Dustin Ford is also an alumni of Cambridge High School and currently married to a graduate from Vinton County that I grew up with.  

After his playing career he became head coach at Jackson High School, then joined up with a former Thad Matta disciple, named John Groce who was then the University of Illinois head basketball coach.  

Dustin later would follow Groce to Akron and is currently an assistant for the Zips staff.

Comment 05 May 2019

I wouldn’t mind allowing this one.. but only if they also include language in the rule, that states the time spent sitting out can also be considered as time already served as well.. such as a red-shirt year.  It’s nonsense to punish a player twice. 

Comment 13 Mar 2019

Anyone remember the E.C.O.T. scandal that happened with the Ohio public schools system a while back?  This whole story reminds me of that situation..  I mean, not so much in the fictional students being created to receive more funding but the whole funneling money to the most influential people thing in order to benefit from it, aspect.

Comment 13 Mar 2019

I’m not exactly sure how they are funded to be honest.. lol  But I was able to find this online, although it doesn’t really specify how they are collected.

“Taxpayers have long supported colleges and universities – both in terms of subsidies for state institutions and tax breaks for private institutions – under the promise that a better educated populace improves economic standing for all,” said Dr. Mark Schneider, an AIR vice president and co-author of the study,

Comment 13 Mar 2019

I’m not sure that the Lack of Institutonal Control charge would stick either, simply because the NCAA itself seems to be just as corrupt in all honesty..

My question would be, Were any of these schools mentioned openly accepting public funding to support the sports in which those students were granted their admittance in to said schools for?  I think that’s where I would have the problem, personally.  As a tax payer, I’d damn sure be pissed to find out that you’re not using my money for exactly what you said you needed it for when you put it on the ballots.

Comment 07 Mar 2019

Ok.. well, like I said I don’t know much about him.  Those were his measurements I seen listed on Wikipedia so I was just going by them but I’ll differ to you.  But that is part of why I thought he might make a better hybrid/receiving type rather than a traditional tight end.

Comment 07 Mar 2019

Admittedly, I haven't been following him.  But at 6'5 and 235lbs one would wonder if he isn't converted into a wr/te hybrid type player in the NFL.  Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez come to mind as TE's known more for their receiving skills rather than their blocking abilities, and he's still got enough size to be able to hold his own against some of the edge rushers that are now in the league.

Not sure that would be worth a top 4 pick though.. But it's the Raiders.  Who knows...

Comment 23 Feb 2019

This isn’t necessarily in reply to your gif, hov.. just simply wanted to get this article by Jona Ison, from The Chillicothe Gazette up near the top of the comments section.

Hopefully, some members of this community can use the 1-800 number at the bottom of these quotes in order to help someone who might be a victim.

While Kenworth has long been a supporter of Truckers Against Trafficking, plant manager Rod Spencer said Thursday was the first time the organization came to Chillicothe with its Freedom Drivers Project, a mobile educational presentation.


They're the only dealer that's doing that. It came from within (Kenworth), someone had that idea, and we're really excited to have that happen this year," said Helen Van Dam, Freedom Drivers Project Director for Truckers Against Trafficking.


Van Dam encouraged anyone who suspects another is being trafficked should call local law enforcement or the national hotline, 1-888-3737-888.

Comment 16 Feb 2019

I can appreciate your sentiment and it’s nice to be able to brag a little about how smart the students are that attend tOSU.. I just don’t actually share the same opinion.. Lol

As far as I’m concerned, I think if they are willingly accepting our tax dollars to help support their public university then DJ Byrnes’ very mediocre children should be able to attend also.. 

Comment 03 Feb 2019

Nice recap.. I would honestly surmise that Urban’s pre-game conversation with the team probably even had more of an impact than anything else though.  No one was touching our beloved Buckeyes that afternoon as they turned in a performance for the ages, and sent him out in style. 

Comment 27 Jan 2019

Just enough to pay my fine, honestly.. I mean I’d say that I’d do it for free just because I’d love it but I’m 6’ 4” and 320lbs.. so if you see my 10.something 40 yard ass out there running back a kickoff during a game, I’m pretty obviously trespassing...

Comment 18 Jan 2019

Wasn’t Ash’s scheme a similar version to that of Dantonio’s?  I might be mistaken but seems like I’ve read that somewhere before. And while Dantonio will never come back here to coach again, I do remember seeing that Mike Doss.. who has extensive experience in Dantonio’s system having used it to win us a national title in ‘02...has expressed his desire to delve into coaching. Perhaps there could be some role for him with the team down the line.

Comment 18 Jan 2019

Stop having the games on Monday freaking nights...  smh. I’ll never understand why anyone would ever arbitrarily just eliminate half (not a scientifically proven number) their working class fans before they even kickoff.