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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 22 Jul 2017

As a transplant who currently resides in the city of Chillicothe, I was fully prepared to call bullshit on your obviously homeristic declaration of Dayton having the states best history.  But then it was pointed out to me that while it pales in comparison to the state's first-capital, only Dayton was referred to by name in Johnny Cash's musical balled of "I've been everywhere, man."  So I will concede this notion, since our greastest American-storyteller saw fit to include it in the tales of his travels.

Comment 22 Jul 2017

I saw someone talking about the videos in one of the other forums, describing it as a hilight video of all our first-round picks the last few years.  The comments even included a tweet from Birm, I believe.  My question is:  Was this the same video they used during the Spring Game as well?  Looked like it was from the vids that were posted.  I thought that was pretty well done.  Definitely planting the seeds for the future in a recruits head, and showing what can become at a place like Ohio State.

Comment 20 Jul 2017

All these people claiming dogs are better cats must be blind to the fact that cats never sniff your crotch without asking, lick another cat's butthole, go in and drink from your toilet and then try to lick you in the face while you are eating.  

Congrats to Kirk Ferentz's son.  I'm sure Iowa's head-honchos will be in to negotiate his lifetime contract very soon.  Never change, Hawkeyes!  #MayVodkaSamLiveForever

Comment 17 Jul 2017

I should preface this by saying I'm in no way in favor of playing early season cupcakes every year.  I would much rather prefer to play the best teams from around the country.  However:

 Having attended an Ohio University, other than Ohio State, I for one would love to see the "cup cake" money stay in-state.  Lots of schools have to rely on subsidies from their general funds (tax dollars and tuition costs) in order to maintain somewhat of a decent athletic-experience for their student-athletes.  These huge paydays go a long way in helping our in-state brethren get back-in-the-red, so to speak.  Because The Ohio State's athletics department is entirely self-sufficient, however, I will stop just short of making the claim that tOSU should feel obligated to do so.  It's a noble gesture to be sure, but until the other in-state schools finally get past the building stages and roll out a consistent winner, the clamor for them to be on the Buckeyes' schedule will continue to fall on deaf ears.

Comment 17 Jul 2017

Job Posting:  

The State University of New Jersey is now seeking part-time, cannon crew. Conditions are mostly sedentary.  Occasional exposure to weather elements and artificial lighting, alcohol served on premises. Must be comfortable with unruly, non conforming and/or wierdly dressed visitors.  Perfect for semi-retired, or heart-transplant patients that cannot be exposed to loud noises. No experience necessary.  Please see Rutgers Football for more information.

Comment 16 Jul 2017

I think this would be a great film study topic to see if there were actually open lanes to throw to the tight-end or not the last few seasons.  We seemingly hear every year that this is the season that the playbook is going to utilize our tight-ends, yet it only yields a handful of opportunites as it progresses.  My honest impression is that the offensive line doesn't get the rush turned out enough to open things over the middle of the field for our tight-ends. Pair that with the perception of J.T being a little shorter in stature and unable to see over the line as well as a couple of Myer's more famous QBs and it feels as if the passing game suffers as a result.  

But are these perceptions based in some reality? Or is it simply the play calling in general that hasn't benefited the tight-ends as well as in Urban's Florida days?  The SEC Hypetrain? I honestly don't believe the only reason the UF tight-ends gained such a feared reputation was because of their superior athletic ability.  We've had our share of great athletes at OSU as well.  It just has added up to the same results, as of yet.

Comment 15 Jul 2017

Mine will forever be the 1990 game against Illinois in the Horseshoe.  The game itself sucked wind.. I believe they even beat us by two touchdowns.  But its always going to be special because I had just recently passed my driving test and was tasked with driving my grandmother(who didnt drive) up to the University Med-Center where Grandpa was being treated.  He had a room on like the 7th or 8th floor that you could get a partial view of the field from his window and we sat there to eat dinner with him, and watch the game.  His doctor came in to tell us sometime during that fourth quarter that his cancer had finally went in to remission, and we could take him home after nearly 4 weeks in the hospital.  He has since passed away from natural causes, but I don't think anything can ever top that feeling.  

Comment 15 Jul 2017

I also live near Chillicothe.. Used to make deliveries to Knockemstiff.  That same route included stops in Lattaville, Nipgen, Cynthiana (lots of Amish there) Bluecreek, Idaho and the town of Seaman.  I thought the names of each one was funny as hell.

Seaman also has a farm supply and garden center in the middle of town.. And their sign is glorious:

There is a town named Hemlock, up in Perry county where Miller high-school is located. We used to play against them quite often back in my day. 

Comment 13 Jul 2017

Nice list.  All are very deserving.

I think I would have included Vrabel also..  Plus for those of us who are old enough to remember him.. Pepper Johnson used to be a force in Tecmo Bowl which for all intents and purposes had him playing defensive-end opposite of L.T.

Comment 12 Jul 2017

I attended a game at Minnesota with my dad in the old Metrodome once when I was around 10-12 years old and actually asked one of their fans what the 'W' stood for, without realizing that we were on the visitors side of the field.. Lol

Comment 12 Jul 2017

Tulsa spelled backwards is a slut.  They're used to getting scored on then being treated with apathy, even from their biggest fans.  We've got higher standards!

Comment 12 Jul 2017

Yes, you are correct.  Thank you for pointing that out.  It is still is one of my favorites, though.

Comment 11 Jul 2017

We should create one with Rutgers.. Loser has to wear a big ass Laverne-style scarlet letter 'L' on their chest for the entire next year.

Ohio University could start one with West Virginia for best party school.. Winner gets to bong drink beer from the trophy off the roof of the press-box.

All seriousness, though, I've always been a fan of The Commander in Chiefs Trophy that is awarded to the winner of the Army-Navy Game.  Not so much for the appearance, as to what it represents.

Comment 11 Jul 2017

I'm sure, somewhere in some alternative universe, there is a Penn State fan laughing at their precocious attempts at trying to make a rivalry where one doesn't exist...