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Toledo, Ohio (via Cleveland, Ohio)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NCAA Football National Championship Game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Howard Teifke (OSU Football: OL/C - 1943 and 1946-48)
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Toledo Walleye (not NHL, but still ...)
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Tottenham Hotspur

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Jul 2014

The Crush, Texas train crashing event was pretty spectacular. At the time of the crash, it was the largest city in Texas (50,000+).

There's a good, quick read about it, here, though the facts differ slightly from other articles: http://www.lsjunction.com/facts/crush.htm

There's also an interview with one of the engineers from the Katy Railroad in the web archives: http://web.archive.org/web/20040528020558/http://home.flash.net/~cymartin/crossxroads/68crush.htm

Ironically, despite the tragedy involved, this type of train-crashing event was subsequently recreated many times in the following years, including a demo at a California State Fair nearly 20 years later (1913), with slightly better (less fatal) results.

Comment 24 Jul 2014


I always fear summer because of the possible issues with football players on break (i.e. - Sprinkle at the Grown and Sexy Lounge, etc.).

I never expected this. TBDBITL was supposed to be above reproach. SMH.

I wish the regular season was already here. I also hope the band is able to continue to produce at the same level of awesomeness that they did last year.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

LeCharles Bentley was very underrated. From the all-knowing Wikipedia:

"Bentley attended Ohio State University, where he was a four-year letterman for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 1998 to 2001, first for head coach John Cooper, then for Jim Tressel during his senior year. As a senior in 2001, he won the Rimington Trophy as college football's best center,[1] received first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.[2] He was a human development and family science major."

I would also nominate Jim Parker. Back in the mid-1950's, Jim Parker was a beast. Played Offensive Guard, and was 6'2", 240# at a time when linemen were much smaller. Dominant individual. In both the Pro and College Football Hall of Fame. 2 time 1st-team All-American. Often considered one of the best lineman ever.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

Looking at the 1968 team photo, I don't see any duplicate numbers or any single digits on any of the uniforms.

Also, when will athletes realize that bars with crappy names are always going to be trouble ?!(see: Losers, Grown & Sexy Lounge, etc.)

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Thanks, Birm!

I was just curious how much you guys get together and talk about some of the high profile prospects to share this info.

IIRC, you are all in virtual offices, so having discussions about these prospects might be a little more difficult.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Dr. Weed, the EE professor in the 80's and 90's at tOSU?! I had him for Circuits 1 and 2 ...

On edit: not joking!

Comment 17 Jul 2014

I can't upvote this enough!

Portillo's dogs are good, but the Italian Beef sandwiches (sliced roast beef in au jus, peppers, onions, etc.) are where it's at.

Is it lunch time yet?! I'm hungry now thanks to this topic.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Weird Al FTW! Nice link!

Comment 14 Jul 2014

I was biking and got a yellow jacket in the mouth. Before I could get it spit out, it stung the inside of my bottom lip. I ended up looking like one of the tribesman from Africa that expands their lips using plates ...

As for big hornets/wasps, we have the cicada killer wasps here in NW Ohio. Large insects! Only the females can sting, I think.

Cicada Killer Wasp