I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I was a high school athlete participating in football, wrestling and track (in football making All-League at offensive guard and All-Central District at defensive end during my senior year). I was drafted into the Army in 1966 and served two years active duty (four years reserve). My overseas tour of duty was South Korea. I married my high school sweetheart (a gorgeous cheerleader) in 1968 and I've loved her just as much and more every day since then. I enrolled at tOSU under the GI Bill and graduated with a BSBA in 1973 in the top 25% of my class. I have been a loyal football fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns for as long as I can remember. I have held numerous management positions throughout my business career while residing in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Texas and I currently live in Georgia. On November 30, 2014, my wife and I will celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary together. Apparently, she is still trying to pound down some of my lingering rough edges. After all these years together, you'd think I'd be damn near perfect by now. We don't have any children but we are currently owned by four marvelous cats.
Thank you for the kind words, Donald. You're obviously well liked and respected. That adds even more meaning to your sentiments.
Thank you. I can see how the comments could rub someone the wrong way, but if they look at the context, you can clearly see that no ill will was meant. The media can make anything look worse by taking things out of context if they feel like it, and I guess Gee looked like an easy target. OSU will miss having him around.
Love the profile and thanks for the fan.I don't have many but I am a die hard Buckeye and I love college football and basketball
Thanks so much for the reader praise, Donald. I truly appreciate it.
You grew up in columbus but you like Michigan and Michigan St. as well as OSU? Interesting...
Thanks for the praise Donald.
Did you read my most recent interviews with Gigi Meyer and Cameron Burrows? Don't miss'em.
First, a belated Happy 43rd. That kind of love and commitment (especially without the bond of children) grows ever rarer. Congratulations.
Secondly, thank you for choosing my open letter to Dr. Erickson as a "favorite". I am brand new to this whole process and still unfamiliar with all involved, but appreciate your taking the time to note my piece.
As an alum and avid fan of a school whose crimes hardly hold a candle to my own alma mater, I wish you a swift and non-controversial recovery.
I've spent a few Saturdays in The Horseshoe and have always enjoyed my time in Columbus (regardless of game results).
Go Bucks, beat Florida!
Catch ya along the way,
Donald, I would appreciate your insights on my latest article: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/951572-ohio-state-vs-michigan-rivalry-5-reasons-the-buckeyes-can-win-the-game#comments
Donald, Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate it very much.