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Happy Birthday, Little Man!

I usually don't write about my family, but I thought I'd make an exception today and wish my Little Man a happy fourth birthday. Yep, four years ago today I was in the hospital laboring away to bring my first child into the world. The momentous occasion was marked by the fact the Ohio State/Michigan game was on, which allowed me to watch it in between contractions to keep my mind occupied and my nerves calm. Since then, my son's birthday has always fallen on or somewhere around the Big Game, and this year is again no different. His official birthday party is Saturday afternoon, before the game of course, because I want to make sure we are all home in time for the kick-off.

One of the presents I'm giving him this year is a very cute book called It's Fun to be a Buckeye! It's a great book that takes kids through the fun and traditions of an Ohio State football game. The author Amy Fowble was kind enough to send me an autographed copy, and I know my son will love it.

If you are a Buckeye fan as well and are looking for a fun way teach the Buckeye football traditions to your kids, I recommend this children's book. You can find it at book stores like Barnes & Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks, Buckeye Corner as well as the It's Fun to Be site.

Update: Who's going to win the Big Game on Saturday? Take the poll at Blogical Conclusions. So far, voters expect OSU to win.

Comments (29)

Happy Birthday to your lil ... (Below threshold)

Happy Birthday to your lil guy!!

Happy Birthday, Little Man!... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Happy Birthday, Little Man!

BTW: ESPN aired a crowd shot last weekend of an OSU student holding up a sign that read "Your Next Michigan." Nice to see our education dollars hard at wor in Ohio. ;-)

Peter F.You mean "... (Below threshold)

Peter F.

You mean "hard at worK", right? Are you a Michigan grad? ;-)


Happy Birthday, and Go Buck... (Below threshold)

Happy Birthday, and Go Bucks!!! As an OSU Alumni, I've been waiting all year for this game.

GO BLUE... (Below threshold)


THAT is one book that shoul... (Below threshold)

THAT is one book that should be burnt.

Oh, what's the hardest part about being a buckeye student??..................having to go home and tell your mom and dad that you are gay.


GO BLUE!& Happy Bi... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:


& Happy Birthday to Kim's Son.

How do you get a Michigan g... (Below threshold)

How do you get a Michigan graduate off your front
porch? Pay him for the pizza.



Heh, buckeye....it rhymes w... (Below threshold)

Heh, buckeye....it rhymes with douche bag.


markm:Classy.... (Below threshold)



Sheesh, markm, you're takin... (Below threshold)

Sheesh, markm, you're taking this friendly rivalry a bit too far, don't you think?

"My fingers voted for the '... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"My fingers voted for the 'k' before they voted against it."

"If you make the most of your k's, you study your k's hard, you do your homework on k's and you make an effort to be smart with your k's, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

That's all I have to say about that.

(No, '90 Stanford grad. My team perpetually sucks. Like my typing.)

HAH,I stopped follow... (Below threshold)

I stopped following college football back when North Western's players had an average IQ greater than the average weight of their defensive line

Good luck to both teams, I hope it goes into multiple overtimes so you dedicated fans get your moneys worth.

GO BLUE!Happy B-Da... (Below threshold)


Happy B-Day to the little one.

My hope for the weekend -- after Michigan wins -- is that I can make it out of Columbus in one piece. The last time I went there, my car and I took some damage. And, an old lady spit on me, ugh.

What do you get when you dr... (Below threshold)

What do you get when you drive slowly thru Columbus, Ohio?
A degree from OSU.

Did you hear about the student who flunked out of UofM and then went to OSU?
He raised the standards of both schools

After a long and happy life, Jim Tressell died, and went to heaven. When he arrived, St. Peter was waiting for him. He began to show him around the neighborhood, and eventually reached his dwelling. It was a nice log cabin with an OSU flag out front. They continued walking and eventually reached a huge 3 story mansion with tons of U of M decor in the yard and on the house. Tressell gets angry, and looks over at St. Peter.

"Why does Lloyd Carr get a mansion, while I'm stuck in a log cabin? Sure it's nice, but he gets this? Tressell yells.

St. Peter replies, "Jim, that's not Lloyd Carr's house, that's God's."

q:what is an ohio state alumni sticker good for?
a:free handicapped parking

Did you hear what Ohio State's football coach is doing for the up-coming battle against rival Michigan? He is only dressing 20 players, he says the rest can dress themselves.

lol @ mesablue's post.... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

lol @ mesablue's post.

You forgot the old classic: Why do all the trees in Ann Arbor lean to the southeast?

Because Ohio State Sucks!

In all seriousness, while I am rooting for my alma matter, Michigan, I'm sure it will be a great game and regardless of what happens Saturday the national champion will be a Big 10 team!

mesablue:LOL! Tho... (Below threshold)


LOL! Those are good...now check these out:

A guy in a Ohio bar leans over to the guy next to him and says, "Wanna hear a Michigan joke?" The guy replies, "Well, before you tell that joke, you should know something. I am 6' tall, 200 lbs. and I am a Michigan Graduate. The guy sitting next to me is 6'2", 225 lbs. and he is a Michigan Graduate. The guy right next to him is 6'5", 250 lbs. and he is also a Michigan Graduate. Now, you still wanna tell me that joke?" The first guy says, "No, not if I'm going to have to explain it three times."

Did you hear that the University of Michigan library burned to the ground? All five books in the library were completely destroyed... the football team is really upset by the fire; they hadn't colored in two of the books yet!

What did the Michigan grad say to the OSU grad?
"Welcome to McDonalds. May I take your order please?"

Why is ice no longer available at Michigan football games? Because the senior who knew the recipe finally graduated.

What are the three longest years of a Michigan
football player's life? His freshman year.


Feel free to replace "Michigan" with "OSU" and pass 'em around.


First, happy b'day to the l... (Below threshold)

First, happy b'day to the lil guy. Second, while it may be fun to be a Buckeye, it's great to be a Michigan Wolverine!

Go Blue!

Happy birthday to the Littl... (Below threshold)

Happy birthday to the Little Man!

I'll probably incur the wrath of both sides when I say I'll not be paying much attention. THE game is going to be Alabama/Auburn here in AL. Then again I probably don't care either way on that game either because I'm a Gator fan. ;p

Ya'll do your best to whack on each other now, ya'll heah. A low scoring game would make my day, say 3 to 2.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE MAN! ... (Below threshold)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE MAN! You are so lucky to have a Buckeye parent!

Now if everyone out there would like to vote on something that will actually make them feel good, there is a poll being conducted as to the best "symbolic" things about various colleges, including SCRIPT OHIO which will bring a tight feeling in the chest to any alum.

The site says you can vote for 5 different things, but since OSU was at 10+% this morning and is now up in the 40% range, voting for ONLY Script Ohio seems to be working!


Gayle,I friend of ... (Below threshold)


I friend of mine from high school has a brother who dotted the i when he played in the Ohio State band in the 80's.

I still think that is so cool.

By the way, Gayle, Script O... (Below threshold)

By the way, Gayle, Script Ohio is now rated #1 with 42.9% of the vote.

That list leaves off Michig... (Below threshold)

That list leaves off Michigan's best tradition -- beating Michigan State every year.

Besides, what self respecting football program would want to be remembered for something the band did? ;-)

mesa:Methinks you'... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:


Methinks you're referring to my alma mater's infamous band appearing on the field during "The Play" in 1982. (A game I attended by the way...long before I went to Stanford.)

Kim:Thanks for sha... (Below threshold)


Thanks for sharing this book with other Buckeye fans - hope your little guy enjoys it!


Whoever the hell wins, I'm ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Whoever the hell wins, I'm staying as far as I can from the Campus area. I'm keeping my couches inside, and I'll be thankful with that day has passed.

"Sheesh, markm, you're taki... (Below threshold)

"Sheesh, markm, you're taking this friendly rivalry a bit too far, don't you think?"

First, "friendly rivalry"????????....How long have you been a buckeye fan???...cause there is no such thing as a "friendly rivalry" between these two teams. Never has been, never will be.

Second, those are the two best jokes I've got (or, at least they make me laugh the hardest). Just stirring the pot and having some fun.

Third, if I've offended anybody, i hope you are a buckeye.


UH OH....coach Bo Schembe... (Below threshold)

UH OH....coach Bo Schembechler was just admitted to the hospital and he's in critical condition.

Damn...Bo just died.... (Below threshold)

Damn...Bo just died.






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