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Sound Off !!! - Introduce Yourself

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by asdodge, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    LightningRod: My dad was from Struthers, and my grandmother lived there up until the '80s. There's a small paint shop that's only a couple blocks from the high school and that big church (Phelan's or something like that?). Her house was directly across the street from it. I graduated from Fitch in '75, so we're not that far apart, age-wise.
     
  2. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    I was born in Ashland and grew up in Jeromesville, Oh. Still live nearby. My earliest memory of Buckeye game was the famous goal line stand against Dennis Franklin.
    My dad was an avid Buckeye fan and the ONLY time I ever heard him swear was during OSU vs. Michigan games. Because of that fact alone I knew from an early age that this OSU vs. scUM thing must be pretty darn important.
    Go Bucks! We'll be back in '04!!
     
  3. gmsbears

    gmsbears Boner Jamz '03

    Born in Chicago in 1986 and moved to Columbus at the age of five. My dad had gotten a job at Ohio State University and because of that recieved many tickets for games. Not as experienced as many of you guy, but still know alot about the bucks. I ve been to around 20 home games and have never seen the buckeyes lose in the shoe when i have gone. Been to 2 michigan games that were both won by the good guys. My first game was againt rice where we throttled them by something like 70-7. And ever since that game i was hooked. Best game I remember going to was 1998 vs michigan because it was my first osu mich game and a totally new experience for me. Its great to be a buckeye fan.
     
  4. Raised in Springboro, OH. Moved from essentially there to Dayton, to West Carrollton, then Columbus, then to Cincinnati. Moved here because of my son who is now 5 and running around crazily as I type this. I don't really have a first Buckeye sports hero but my first sports hero was Nolan Ryan and Bo Jackson. Those guys rocked the late 80's early 90's. Sometime ask me about what happened with Andy Katzenmoyer.
     
  5. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    Well I won't be long winded, mainly because I don't have much to tell. I am now 22 and in my last year of college at YSU (yes the YSU :wink2:). I was born and still reside in Hubbard, Ohio, but plan to move closer to Columbus shortly after graduation. My brother got me started into the Buckeyes, he would always watch them on saturdays so he go tme hooked. Favorite Buckeye is David Boston, he was always larger than life to me. No dogs as of now, but a few snakes. No wife yet, but a girlfriend of 5 years so I'm sure that will be eventual.
     
  6. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Like Hubbard I will keep it brief. I was born in Nantucket Massachusetts (Yes, I'm the man from Nantucket :wink: ) and moved to Ohio when I was 2. I moved back to Nantucket after my parents got divorced when I was 9. My father was always a Buckeye fan and even when I lived in Massachusetts I always followed the Buckeyes and rooted for them on TV. I came back to Ohio to go to college and I've lived here ever since. My father and I have been long suffering sports fans and have never been able to root for a team that won a championship in my lifetime. The Buckeyes changed all that last January. Go Bucks!
     
  7. geddytoo

    geddytoo Old Newbie

    Briefly. Born and raised in Germantown, Ohio. Currently reside in Miamisburg, Ohio.
    Buckeye fan since the seventies when my dad's brother and sister attended OSU.
    Been married to my beautiful wife 16 years, 2 daughters, 1 son.
    My 10 year old son has been to 3 games at the shoe with me and is a big fan of the Bucks as well. The wife and daughters are supportive.
    Favorite Buckeye is currently A.J. Hawk.
    I don't post much ( I only had 230 something posts at Bucknuts in 2 years) but I like reading.
    I generally look on the bright side and snicker at the gloom and doom posts that I read on B'nuts.
    I'm rambling now.
    Go Bucks :biggrin:
     
  8. 36 years old. Raised in Stark County, and like any good American raised in Stark County, instantly gravitated towards the Bucks. Have a basketball connection as I am related to Eldon Miller (and thru marriage Larry Huggins). Saw Spielman play a couple a times when he played at Massilon, and was very happy when he went to Ohio State. Definately my all-time favorite player.

    Went to OSU for a long time (actually too long. :) and finally graduated from Franklin University in Columbus. While in C-bus, I waited tables at the Jai Lai and had the pleasure of having Mrs. Hayes eat at my table.

    Kept moving south, as I now live in my wife's hometown of Springboro (for some unkown reason, property values exploded as soon as Diehard left :) ). We have two young kids who also like the Bucks.

    I work in the field of retail investment sales.


    As a fan and a person, I wear rose colored glasses. I am normally optimistic about the Buckeye's chances, and about life in general.

    Two pet peaves:

    Blaming refs
    Blaming play calling

    Both easy ways out for many fans.

    Other than that, just have a lot of fun cheering on MY team.
     
  9. RLC65

    RLC65 Newbie

    Born in Louisville as WW2 began, my dad was a mid level exec for Sears Roebuck there. When I was 5 he was offered management of the store in downtown Newark, and we moved there. A couple-three years later he was offered three tickets to a NW game, and we sat in the South Stands. I don't remember much of the game except the backs of guys heads, but I loved the pagentry. Vic Janowicz and Hop Cassady were my Buck heroes in that day.

    Nearby to where I lived a big redheaded kid the same age played sports with us kids on the corner vacant lot. He was a head taller than the rest of us, and I remember one day some adult came up to him and said "Jim, someday you'll play for Ohio State." Sure enough he did, after making all-Ohio at Newark Hi. His other name was Tyrer, and he went on to co-captain with Herbie's father in 1960. Then on to being named to the all-60's NFL team playing for the Chiefs, two Super Bowls, and 8-9 pro bowls.

    I worked to save college money and matriculated in '61 at Newark Campus for two years, then 2 1/2 more living in the Stadium Dorm (in the days of all male, no beer, girls in the dorm only on Sunday afternoon. In loco parentis at its best)
    Graduated in '65 (thus my moniker) cum laude with a degree in Finance (big waste of a major, shoulda done accounting). Worked for Owens Corning Fiberglas in Newark before assignment to Houston in '69-70, thus missing the '69 season when the infamous loss to scUM occurred. Back to Columbus, where eventually I worked at City Hall and then was Asst. City Health Commissioner for Admin until 1980 when I moved to Las Vegas to warm up, having attended almost all games through '79. (Went to '80 Rose Bowl, a highlight tho we lost.)

    Ran a low income medical clinic for the poor and then was E.D. of a local chamber of commerce ( for a couple of 4 year stints) from which I had to retire early in late 2000 with some health issues. Wasted a lot of money :roll2: chasing girls but never quite trapped one, and have thus been a lifelong batchelor. Never miss an OSU game that I can access on TV. Partially home bound, I spend most of my non-OSU time doing a genealogy study of our family for my nieces & nephews and their kids eventually. (They have not yet reached the point in life where they care :cool: )
    Go Bucks!
     
  10. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    I've got about a 20,000 word response ready to post here, but I'll wait till after the Bowl game, will have some "down" time then.

    For RLC65, I finally got to meet John Mummey a few weeks ago, and I must tell you I was awestruck. John and my mom graduated Harvey High School together in 1959 and when I told him here name, I gave him her married name. Of course he and his wife had no recollection of her. I felt like a total ass after realizing this. John was extremely cordial and we small-talked for about 5 minutes.

    For those of you who don't know, John was a member of the Buckeyes "three-headed-quarterback" system of the early 1960's, and one of the major losers in the Faculty Councils decision NOT to go to the Rose Bowl after the 1961 season. A Rose Bowl win may have put that team as one of the 5 best ever here.
     
  11. gbcosu

    gbcosu Newbie

    Woody Worshipper-- I too just recently met John Mummey. It was awesome. I could sit and talk to that guy for hours on end. I had was fortunate enough to tow him and his buddy in to his marina. Great guy.
     
  12. RLC65

    RLC65 Newbie

    WW,
    I was still at Newark Campus when John and the guys got screwed. It is probably just as well, for if I had been on the main campus, I would probably been among those who picketed (though not stoned, not my style) the Faculty Club that year. John was highly thought of back then, and I regret that I never got the chance to meet him.
    One other story. In fall of '65 I lived on the top floor of Steeb while attending Law School for a couple quarters. (That floor was reserved for law students in those day, which was great, being adjacent to both the law school and Ohio Union where I hung out a lot.) Anyway, my roommate was named Bill Steele, and he had a huge brother (Bob?), heavily recruited by Woody (out of one of the affluent Cleveland suburbs) on the team who often came by. Bill was convinced he was a future all-american, but to my knowledge he never saw the field, for whatever reason.
    One day Woody came by our room looking for brother, but I was out somewhere, much to my consternation, as I only got to meet him briefly once, 10 or more years later.
    Go Bucks!
     
  13. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    gbcosu,

    I remember the post that was made about John needing "rescued" back a few months ago. If I remember correctly, you are Coast Guard at Fairport/ Mentor Headlands right? And you and your partner both posted on BN?

    The crazy thing is that I grew up down the road from John's sister and her three kids. We played together as real little kids but I believe they all went to Lake Catholic. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I realized the "magnitude" of John Mummey in the lore of Painesville and TOSU football. He's the best this little town ever produced.
     
  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    RLC65: Who's the young whippersnapper here?

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  15. RLC65

    RLC65 Newbie

    Dunno. Face looks more like a young Hop Cassady than anyone else, to me. He went to Central High School, I know, so maybe he was ab le to attend games as a kid. It looks like a mid-late 40's picture. Never heard of Hop till he starred at OSU.
    Go Bucks!
     

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