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Toledo, Ohio (via Cleveland, Ohio)

Member since 31 January 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Winning the conference title in the 100 breaststroke in HS.
  • 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 23 Jun 2016

Buckeyes ... they did it with a "backup" at arguably the most important position - QB. No way that the Cav's could have won this title with one of Kyrie, Lebron, etc. out for the last 3 games.

Comment 22 Jun 2016

Ramzy - another excellent article! I hadn't thought about the parallels between Urban and LeBron, probably because they were too obvious.

Comment 21 Jun 2016

This story is from an internship I had as a junior.

Back in the days before computers were widespread, I had to assemble my own drafting table and machine from leftover broken drafting tables in a storeroom on my first day, just so I could have a desk to work on. I was in charge of revising 30-60 year old drawings on vellum and mylar in order to comply with new federal regulations. Not quite what I expected when I got hired in.

Comment 21 Jun 2016

There have been a number of quality writers/reporters who have moved on from this excellent site for various reasons: Alex, Birm, Elika, Ross, Kyle, etc.

I'm sure that Jason and staff will find a good replacement.

Now, if Ramzy or DJ were to exit, then Hell would likely freeze over and we'd all die.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

Born and raised in Northern Ohio - I'm from Rocky River, but also lived in Cleveland, University Circle, South Euclid, and I now live in Toledo.

I've lived through soooo many close Cleveland Championships, only to feel the sting of disappointment:

Red Right 88, The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot (1989), the 95 Indians (losing to Atlanta), the 97 Indians (Jose Mesa), the 2007 Cavs (lost to Spurs), and last year (lost to Warriors).

It feels good to have the monkey off the cities back / have "the curse broken". It's no longer going to be what defines my fandom as a "Clevelander".

Comment 09 Jun 2016

Great question. I'd love to see the answer to this.

IIRC, there have been some players who have carried a black stripe into their second year.

Comment 06 Jun 2016

Cam Akers - in or out of this class?

Do you think any of the current OSU coaches take their shot as HC's at other schools after this season, a la Ash, Withers, and Herman?

Comment 20 May 2016
It all comes down to this roll. Roy Munson, a man-child, with a dream to topple bowling giant Ernie McCracken. If he strikes, he's the 1979 Odor-Eaters Champion. He's got one foot in the frying pan and one in the pressure cooker. Believe me, as a bowler, I know that right about now, your bladder feels like an overstuffed vacuum cleaner bag and your butt is kinda like an about-to-explode bratwurst.

Funny movie. I may have to go watch it again now.

Comment 18 May 2016

Sometimes I feel like it, but I do have a wife and kids, and no egomaniacal corporate dogs.

Comment 18 May 2016

Engineering Managers who don't understand product development ...

Comment 18 May 2016

There is so much win in the ideas presented so far ...

Comment 17 May 2016

Regarding the idea of Relegation/Promotion ...

How would you handle the draft? College players would be in the system only 2-4 years (very few at 5 years). You would never have the opportunity to see players on lesser teams play against elite competition. It would make player evaluation much more difficult. It would also make the rich, richer (and the poor, poorer), by ensuring that only the best players choose programs in the top 24/32 team tier. Why would a 5* ever play anywhere but the top tier? There's also no incentive for player development in this system if you're not in the top tier because of the need for immediate positive results every year w.r.t. wins/losses.

It's a fun idea, but it would need to be set up with a true minor league system like baseball or Euro. soccer. Unpaid/non-contract college athletes would not fit into a system like this.