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Broadcaster and sales professional at Feedstuffs, the weekly newspaper for agribusiness; writer and professional speaker.

If the pen is truly mightier than the sword, I may be the most dangerous man I know...


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being in the stadium when Ohio State defeated Arkansas in the now redacted Sugar Bowl.
    Close second: being in the stadium for Kenny G's near-miraculous last-minute drive against Purdue.
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Recent Activity

Comment 27 May 2015

Another case in point: look at the difference in Chance Warmack, playing for 'Bama at 330 lbs. versus after working with O-Line guru LeCharles Bentley.

Now, contrast that with "The Slobs" under Coach Mick. No way Mick would have had Warmack in that condition under his watch.

Comment 27 May 2015

I think based on all available evidence, one would be hard pressed to find any strength and conditioning program in the country better than Ohio States. When you look at the taxing the Buckeyes put on both 'Bama and Oregon, it was clear that the Buckeyes were stronger, faster, and had plenty left in the tank. The competition, clearly, had nothing left in the tank at the end of those contests.

Comment 27 May 2015

The subsidies graphic tells us two things:

1.) Gene Smith is a good athletic director, actually; and,

2.) Even with subsidies, some of these B1G programs are drowning. Yikes.

Comment 27 May 2015

Perhaps they were mad that you didn't comply with GAAP standards?

You have to mind the GAAP, man.

Comment 26 May 2015

Some of my least favorite things about the interwebz:

  • "Share this or you're the worst person in the world,"
  • "Like this or you don't love your mother,"
  • "Here's a listicle where you have to click 1,000 times to read the bloody story we've promised you with our clickbait headline,"
  • Clickbait headlines in general
  • "This thing happened, then the thing that happened next blew my mind!"

Boy, the interwebz can be tiring.

Comment 12 May 2015

the literal depths of hell, the female psyche

That's gold.

Comment 11 May 2015

until you made that age crack.

Damn. This is like navigating social situations involving women in the Northeast who find it offensive to be called "ma'am." Learned that one the hard way when I permanently turned my Mother-in-law against me without even knowing it...

Comment 24 Apr 2015

Good points, 0710, and I'm right there with you. If you go back and read the history of Coach Hayes' tenure, there are more than a few games where one could safely assume a slightly more "modern" approach to the game would have bagged a victory (and probably more titles), but it's important to remember that the game is more often than not evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Paul Brown proved that Ohio State could win at the highest level. Woody established Ohio State as a perennial football powerhouse who belonged in the same conversation as giants like Alabama, and made The Rivalry truly a rivalry instead of just a longstanding grudge. John Cooper turned Ohio State into a national entity rather than just a regional concern in terms of recruiting, and Jim Tressel restored the balance in The Force that was lacking during Coopers reign of futility in The Game.

Each of those frontmen had an identity that was wholly their own, and each was, in their own way, the right man at the right time for the program. Ohio State sorely needed Jim Tressel to call his own shot in The Rivalry, and deliver on that promise, as he did in spades. Ohio State needed Jim Tressel to prove that we were not a national also-ran in the national title conversation, and that we could win big games consistently. Ohio State needed Jim Tressel to build a wall around the state and make sure that our homegrown talent stayed home more often than not. He was both the coach we needed, and the coach we deserved.

And in fairness to the previous poster's comment, Urban Meyer was the guy we needed when his number came up. Tressel's offensive playbook was more Woody Hayes than was Cooper's, and the game has clearly evolved into this spread-to-run Urban Meyer/Chip Kelley style offensive mindset. Defense still wins championships, and Meyer is the guy who knows how not only to create the most consistently effective and explosive offense in the game, he also knows how to defend against it with equal effectiveness (hi there, Oregon, nice to see you).

Jim Tressel will forever be one of my favorite Buckeyes. Without Jim Tressel, we may not have been in position to bag Urban Meyer when we did, and we may still only be a 6-natty program instead of the reigning, defending, undisputed, 8-time world heavyweight champions of the world.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Glad you're okay Buck. Good to hear from you.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Hope he takes lots of photo's to share

Takes lots of photo's whats? Photo's toys? Photo's candy? Photo's wacky tobaccy?

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I have been having speed issues with U-Verse, I am always disappointed when I run speed test.

I'm just the opposite - I LOVE my U-Verse service. I just ran the speed test, over WiFi using their supplied WiFi router and got 18.5 downstream and 1.75 upstream - I'm on the Max Plus package, which promises 18 mbps downstream and 1.5 upstream, so they're delivering as promised here.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

If I grew up in LA I'd be an even more insufferable bag of douche than I am now.

...or be dead or in prison. Either way, Warren G. Harding would be proud. (But, would you still be a bloodrider for the aforementioned Commander In Chief... There's a philosophical conundrum for you.)

Comment 23 Apr 2015

And how did you know that...?

Google Image Search is a powerful skill to master.