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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 18 Jun 2018

I didn't like how that turned out against us!!

Not sure I understand what you are saying with this statement.. Wilson and Wisconsin lost in his only meeting against the Buckeyes.  I’d say it turned out pretty good...

Comment 10 May 2018

Jesus.. 8th grade..  Kid probably owns more scholarship offers than he does razors.  Hopefully he can develop into someone who fits our team in the coming years.  That kind of size is hard to replicate, he'll recieve a very warm welcome from Buckeye Nation when that happens, especially if he can impose his will on to opposing DLs.  

Comment 29 Apr 2018

I'm predicting Lagow will surprise a lot of people once he steps foot on the field...

I mean, most of them will be surprised.  I'm sure of it.  Lol

Comment 26 Apr 2018

If was really for players and family only then how is that Tony Gerdman a beat reporter was able to get pictures on to his Twitter account?  I’m not trying to defend him honestly, I just can see it being an honest mistake.  Not everything in life is done with malicious intent.  He could have just thought they wanted to use it instead of a more normal visitor registry you see at a lot of funerals.

Comment 26 Apr 2018

You mean like they’re going to turn comments back on or something?  That is major news.. lol

Sorry if it’s already been done and I’m not up to date on my Mgofkyourselves news.. but I’m a bandwagon fan and I only like to follow winners... 

Comment 26 Apr 2018

I dont know, man.. Im willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.  I mean it was a very public ceremony.  It’s not surprising at all that someone would show up seeking to be the center of attention.  I don’t agree with and think it is in very poor taste.  But I am also not a mind reader.  No clue as to why he signed it.  But can agree that it is at least plausible he could have overlooked the sign.  We’ve all made mistakes.  Being a publicity hound just draws noteriety to them when done in public

Comment 13 Apr 2018

I thought Johnny Dixon's production last year was crazy considering how few actual receptions he had.  I could see him easily doubling his reception total but yards per catch dropping a bit.  Still think he could have close to 700 yards, though, provided his knees hold up.

I actually think one of the biggest differences with Day now calling plays could be the inclusion of the running backs in his passing game a lot more.  Given his experience in Chip Kelly's offense, as well as his time in the NFL, I think it's a reasonable assumption.  I bet it's not the huge jump by the receivers that many might be hoping for.   I'd still love to see one of them put up some monster numbers though, fwiw.

Comment 30 Mar 2018

Not sure how to verify this for sure, but I remember a comment being made about Coach Wilson's buyout at Indiana stipulating that he can't take a head coaching job or make over a certain amount otherwise it would void the the buyout agreement.  I just always assumed It's his way of sticking it to those that basically ran him out at his previous school.  

Likewise, the Ryan Day ascension to OC kinda felt to me to be a way of rewarding him for sticking around for another year, as well as having a title to place on his resume all while Wilson continues to stick to the Hoosiers..

Comment 23 Mar 2018

Good thing he didn't text the Louisville AD by mistake.. Ordering 3 meat lovers for you and your boys there is usually followed with the question: "Do you prefer Blond, Brunette or Red-Head?"

Comment 23 Mar 2018

Enjoy your made up crown Columbus.. Anything to make yourselves feel better.  Not even sure how the Dispatch can even gauge what commuting distance is.. Back before Rte 32 (The Appalachian Highway) was finished, my Dad commuted from Radcliff to an 84 lumber, outside of Batavia, on lots of country roads in what was nearly a 3 hour trip, one way.  Heck by those standards today, I could be included in all 3 cities demographics..  Plus all of West Virginia, most of Kentucky and Indiana.  *ichigan fans would be proud  to hang such a banner up in their rafters...

Comment 11 Mar 2018

This is happening in the Ivy League?  Won't their coaches pull their scholarships if all the players get Bees?

Comment 03 Mar 2018

No way in he'll would I take a running back first overall.. The average career-life expectancy just doesn't justify it to me.  Yet, somehow it's probably exactly what the Browns will do.. 

I'd take the McGlinchy kid out of Notre Dame.  He can shore up their right side and play with Joe Thomas as the other bookend for the next few years before ultimately switching over after J.T. retires. Get Barkley at 4 if he's still there or even take Gurley.  But without a potential lockdown corner available I would consider trading the 4 if not either of those 2 are still there.  A good quality Qb is a necessity in today's game, I do agree with you there.. But more so, one that compliments your team rather than necessarily wins you games.  I think teams far to often build in the wrong way.. They need to focus on the lines, pass defense and offensive skill players first.  They can win, and often do win big without a franchise guy at QB.  That's what the #1 pick says to me. Those guys are extremely rare.

Take McGlinchy.  Trade the 4 for a couple late 1st or early 2nds, take Denzel Ward with one of those picks and call it a good day

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.