The 2019 Ohio State-Michigan Game: Is There a Mercy Rule?

On November 30th, I continued my annual tradition of attending the Ohio State-Michigan football game, my 16th in a row and 17th overall. This year, as it is in every odd-numbered year, the game was in Ann Arbor, which meant our annual retreat to the Red Roof Inn next to the interstate. I used myContinue reading “The 2019 Ohio State-Michigan Game: Is There a Mercy Rule?”

62 Points! My Tale of the 2018 Ohio State-Michigan Game

The 2018 edition of The Game was back in Columbus, a place Ohio State hadn’t lost to That Team Up North since 2000. As Ohio State had won six in a row and 13 out of the last 14, the tide of the rivalry had swung in favor of the Buckeyes. But this year seemedContinue reading “62 Points! My Tale of the 2018 Ohio State-Michigan Game”

That Day You Find Yourself on the Big Ten Network Website

I occasionally search for “Parker Schaffel” on Google to see what comes up. A few days ago, I found this gem on the Big Ten Network’s website, on a page titled:  BTN LiveBIG: Buckeyes Represent O-H-I-O Around the World The website states: “Throughout the year, members of the Buckeye Nation hit the road to haveContinue reading “That Day You Find Yourself on the Big Ten Network Website”

Never Giving Up: The Story of My Heart-Wrenching, Eight-Year Quest to Commission in the Military

The only thing I knew when I was 17 years old is that I wanted to be a pilot. In fact, little did I know about anything. I just knew I wanted to be in the air, in the military, like my hero, my grandfather. I had no idea that it would take me eight yearsContinue reading “Never Giving Up: The Story of My Heart-Wrenching, Eight-Year Quest to Commission in the Military”