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AC1972

Denver, Colorado (via Canal Winchester, OH)

Member since 05 October 2011 | Blog

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Proud graduate of tOSU in Engineering. MBA from UD. I have lived all over the country and love being back in the mountains.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: I have two:

    1) Being on A Deck, 45 yard line, when Eddie George ran all over Notre Dame and the crowd started chanting "Ed-die, Ed-die, Ed-die!"

    2) Being in the Louisiana Superdome and mockingly chanting "S-E-C, S-E-C, S-EC!" when Ohio State beat Arkansas. It DID happen. I was THERE! You can wipe the record books, but not my memories.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George. He belongs on Mt. Olympus.
  • NFL TEAM: I'm against paying football players. Just kidding
  • NHL TEAM: Avalanche
  • NBA TEAM: Portland Trailblazers
  • MLB TEAM: Rockies
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Dec 2014

I want a strong scUM team...that Ohio State beats every year.  It would be so much more painful for them to have that hope that they are nationally relevant again; that they have a chance at the playoffs, if they can only beat tOSU...but then get beat again, and again, and again. 

That's the pain I want to inflict on scUM.  Yes, I was attending tOSU during the Cooper years, that is some real emotional distress...

Comment 10 Dec 2014

I like the Buckeye dude's car.  How about someone photoshop an attractive Buckeye fan with his car?

Comment 09 Dec 2014

I want OSU to have an e-sports team!  Largest athletic department in the country needs one of those!  

Comment 09 Dec 2014

I've been to two Sugar Bowls (one the Nat'l Champ Game) and you are not getting a hotel for $100...Not sure how far outside the city you would need to stay, but man.  Bowl game travel is not cheap.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

I think he could be an NFL Coach, but really, I think he would be great at a smaller school.  Colorado State would be a good fit.  They would love him there.  I live in CO and I heard a rumor they were going to reach out to him.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

VaTech plays a lot of Freshman. Their first "real" game (not the artificially confidence boosting FCS home beating) will be at The Shoe. At night. 

We have this game, completely.

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Nebraska plays McNeese State on Saturday, an FCS school. Pelini on the talent of FCS programs: “There are some FCS schools that could beat a lot of lower-tier Division I schools. That’s been proven time and time again.”

Uh, yea.  I think Michigan certainly knows this.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

UFM didn't change the culture. The culture of Ohio State Football was there before he got there. The culture of the marching band was there for Decades!  Most organizations have not even been in existence for as long as TBDBITL.  Culture is defined by decades of tradition, attitudes and behaviors. The Army. Hewlett-Packard. Ford.   Not a sociology class. How does someone even make that comparison unless they don't understand what culture is?

There are a multitude of books written on the subject, aimed at helping leaders change culture. It is extremely difficult and takes years. Approach it wrong and it will blow up in your face. 

Comment 05 Aug 2014

Spoken like someone that has never run an organization, charged with changing culture.  Ok. So I go into a high performing company, see something I don't like, something that has been engrained into the culture for decades, and start firing people over it. So everyone falls in line out of fear. That is not going to be a high performing and successful organization.

Not good advice, Al "chainsaw" Dunlap. 

Comment 05 Aug 2014

University investigations are a joke and far from fair and thorough. They all have an agenda. 

Furthermore, to create meaningful, cultural change in an organization that has been doing things a certain way for decades takes time. It's ridiculous that one man could both drastically improve the product and completely change the culture overnight. It would take cycling through seasons of band members to change it.

How ignorant for anyone to think culture changes just because someone says "stop". How many generations has it taken for more progressive thoughts to take hold in American culture in general?  Meaningful change takes time.

Comment 25 Oct 2013

Best back...MoC

But between beanie and hyde?  I'll take ElGuapo by a slim margin.  Beanie kept getting hurt, and was limited often...may not say anything about raw talent, but it influences who I take on my team...

Comment 30 Sep 2013

Pedal to the Metal.

C'mon guys - like your car accelerator being stomped down to the metal floor of the car...

Sorry if I have to go all Aaron Craft on some folks.

Comment 29 Sep 2013

To answer your rhetorical question: NEVER!

so, there's that....

Comment 29 Sep 2013

Yea.  There's that. Dude is a serious weapon at punter. I imagine he talks to Urbz before the punt and just asks him where he wants the ball....