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Abe Froman 12th Warrior

Hilliard (via Middleport, OH)

Member since 13 February 2011 | Blog

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Grew up in a small town, went to OU and now buy coal for a large utility. I used to work at a power plant, now I buy nearly 20M tons per year. I have the largest CO2 footprint of ANYONE on 11W and I like Bacon probably more than you.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: High school football undefeated of course, but didn't make the playoffs.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: What is this NBA (use Russian Voice here)?
  • MLB TEAM: Redlegs
  • SOCCER TEAM: That is not football!

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Aug 2015

Although not all of the OSU teams were as good as the '98 team, the other 1990's teams all seemed to fall at the hands of the evil empire that Lloyd Carr was running up north.  Each and every loss in that decade burned into my cortex causing wincing when a memory is activated through electrical stimulus.  Sometimes this is brought on by a song, sometimes a TV show, other times it is someone mentioning Cooper's unfortunate record. On the bright side, I am eternally acclimated to future losses and definitely agree with DJs 'house money' approach to 2015.  Enjoy the ride (like in 2003) and smile knowing that there can be only One First Champion of the National Championship Tournament and that honor belongs to the Buckeyes.

Comment 28 Aug 2015

Got nothing to do but wait on the 6:15 to Nashville to end up at CMH. I have been in Wyoming since Monday and up every day at 3:30 or 4 am. God, that is a desolate place in that NW section. 

Comment 28 Aug 2015

Lucky 'city kid.' I had 2 channels if I held onto the antenna and held my other arm high in the air.

Comment 28 Aug 2015

Nahhh, meant it more of a quote. Humor is often lost in these here magical things called posts.  @coalguy1992

Comment 28 Aug 2015

Thanks for the daily VT venom. After nearly a year of this, most fans are rabid. Happy Friday, now I know a good think about being in Denver and your biological clock stuck on eastern time. 

Comment 21 Aug 2015

That's odd, all I remember is the Heisman pose, the Slip, Touchdown Tim Biakabatuka, and Charles Woodson.  When we say it is seared into our memory, you remember those more than all others.  My now ex-brother in-law once took an iron skillet to his own stove after OSU lost to Michigan in 1995(?).  That is the passion, or maybe he didn't like how the fried potatoes turned out.  When we say remember, those players and plays bubble to the surface.  They are bigger than the other Michigan memories. Screw 'em.  Each and every year, screw 'em for those years and the therapy it requires.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

I see him being more of a purist.  One who grabs his smokes and waits outside of the 7-11 for chicks to walk buy and then uses the opportunity to spring solid lines like "The Oreos are on a special in aisle two." Maybe we should ask the Marionairre where he met his current girlfriend?  But then again, those stories are usually best left off of these boards.  Maybe you would have to go to Dubgate to find out.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

It would be amazing to have pictures of fond bacon memories hanging from your walls and ceilings.  Then one could stare at the reflections all day long....

Comment 15 Aug 2015

Well, I am not sure why prices sky rocketed recently with Crude so low (historically) and local production increasing. The news noted a refinery in Illinois or Indiana was the issue. I can't believe that we are so tight on refineries that the loss of one increases the cost by 20%.  I would be happy to discus the energy sector with anyone on here, or even slide over to a MW (megawatt) or coal discussion with honest and frank answers.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

We Meigs County folks know our allegiance.  Glad he is (a distant) part of my family tree. Imagine how I would feel if it stank like wolverine fur.

Comment 13 Aug 2015

I'm just glad having the pants beside my nom de plume will allow me to bring a plate or two of bacon to the Dubgate, golf outing, or any other function that involves the consumption of adult beverages.

Comment 13 Aug 2015

I feel like I am the Kegmaster at a party and everyone is stopping by with their name tags telling me a bit about their name(s). Thanks PD, not a bad idea for a post.

Comment 13 Aug 2015

Yes..... but...... the iPad works much better than a desktop while making a morning deposit following the consumption of some good coffee. You can also choose "Reader View" which helps with some of the loading issues.  I find that when I refresh, the videos seem to load easily (most of the time). I don't upload videos so that isn't a problem. No GIFs here either, call me a purist.

Comment 12 Aug 2015

I like bacon.  Normally, if there is an occasion for an appetizer, I show up with something with bacon or just bacon.  The origin of course is Ferris Buellers Day Off.  The avatar is a pic of a t-shirt of mine. 

Comment 10 Aug 2015

So basically it is restricted to internet pics? My bacon hasn't quite met those qualifications yet (except on Twitter).

Comment 08 Aug 2015

I didn't think Miller Lite was around in '75?  Back then it was the Champagne of Beers, Miller High Life.  

Comment 08 Aug 2015

A few years ago I was able to convince my three year old that the line from Shutter Island ("Better get your mind right") belonged in Superman III. She would sit there and watch him at the bar and say, "Superman better get his mind right." A few days after that, she was standing in the corner and she finally turned around and said, "I've got my mind right....." through tears and sobs.  It's hard not to laugh at those times.

Comment 07 Aug 2015

They still make chocolate milk?  Man, that's crazy stuff there.  How about strawberry Quick?  I used to mainline that stuff back in the 70s.  Now, the kiddo (she will say she is 6 1/2) doesn't drink anything but regular milk.  We have even had to go to a non-lactic acid type of milk due to some intolerance.  I like to think that Harbaugh has the same issue and every evening he spends 30 minutes on the can after washing down his Trix with a half-gallon of 2%.