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Bellbrook, Ohio (via Kettering, Ohio)

Member since 06 March 2012 | Blog

Longtime Buckeye Fan and alum. I was there in '84 when Keith lost his shoe in The Shoe!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1984, Buckeyes down 21 to Illinois. Come back to win. The game that Keith Byars lost his shoe!
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Anyone playing the Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: What is this Futbol you speak of?

Recent Activity

Comment 17 hours ago

I'm from the same town where Austin went to school. He graduated with my stepson.  Austin was in the same graduating class along with my stepson that the young man who was stabbed and killed off campus did back in January.  That whole bunch hung out and lived together and have lost two within a year to tragic incidents within a year.  Its very sad and I'm proud of the way my stepson is handling it.  But its very hard to watch

Comment 25 Nov 2015

The boy who died graduated high school with my stepson.  How many tragedy's do you thing we need before it's cancelled?  Do you think we need one more kid to die?  What more to the rest of the story do you want to hear or want to be out?  He was 22 years old and he died.  Let's not allow someone else to.  

Comment 24 Nov 2015

I'll be smoking my first turkey this year.  Any tips?  I won't be brining.  Possibly injecting some butter but mostly relying on the rub (sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano and some olive oil).  Do you recommend a specific wood?  I'm smoking in an electric Masterbuilt.  

325 degrees?

Comment 12 Oct 2015

And you're exactly the ones I'm talking about.  Get off your high horse and embrace the "tired gimick".  Why do you have to "buy in".  Just fricking be part of it and enjoy the experience.

Comment 12 Oct 2015

The level of arrogance and the "by god I'll wear scarlet cause they can't tell me what to wear" is nauseating.  Stop with the "our colors are scarlet & gray dammit" attitude and just be a part of something special at the stadium.  I would kill to be able to go to the game and wear black, but I don't have tickets.  Any of you jackelopes that don't want to go cause you don't have a black fricking t shirt and you don't want Gene Smith telling you what to wear, look me up.  I'll gladly take your tickets.

Comment 29 Sep 2015

Tacos can be very healthy if you use lean meat or chicken and whole wheat tortillas.  Also the worst part can be the taco seasoning.  Its VERY high in sodium.  Make your own.  Its easy and really good.  Try this...

1 teaspoon ground chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Just mix it up and store in an airtight container.  Make as much as you need.  This is good for about a pound of meat.  Just mix it in after you've browned your meat.  Add a little bit of water to coat evenly.

Comment 29 Sep 2015

I have 2 got to healthy recipes that are super easy:

Someone mentioned chilli already but try this...saute some onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes then add 1 lb ground turkey and brown it up.  Add 1 can of diced tomatos (you can get chili ready tomatos), 1 can black beans (drain most but not all of the liquid.  Use low sodium Bush's) add about a cup of salsa (try Herdez), one can of corn (drained).  Add about a tbs of chili powder, a tbs of cumin, and about 2-3 tbs of Tobasco Smoked Chipotle sauce.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for an hour or so.  Serve it over brown rice.  Adjust the seasonings to your liking.  You can also use lean steak or chicken breast as well.

OR try this...Cut a spaghetti squash in half and clean out the guts and seeds, place face down in a casserole dish or on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  While thats cooking saute up some onion & garlic.  Brown 1 lb of ground turkey or chicken.  add zuchini and yellow squash cubed into about 1/2" pieces.  Add mushrooms (either fresh or canned) and then about 2 handfuls of fresh spinach.  Add 1 16 oz can diced basil & oregano tomatos and about 1/2 a can of tomato sauce.  Add 2 TBS of italian seasoning and let simmer covered til squash is done in the oven.  When squash is done, remove it from oven and use a fork to scrape the "meat from the skin.  It will look like spagetti.  Get all that you can and add to your sauce mix.  Let cook for another 10 minutes or so and then serve.  You can substitute whole wheat pasta for the spaghetti squash if you like. Just start the boiling water after you have the sauce simmering, boil the pasta for about 7 minutes and then once you have drained the pasta add it to the sauce and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste

Comment 26 Aug 2015

I feel Sick for Noah.  Having said that, and seeing the discussion about whos up next, has anyone heard any updates on Jeff Greene?  Could he figure in there?  He has actual experience, he's a big body and he's been in the program now for 2 solid years.  Saw alot of special teams time last year.  Maybe the 11W staff knows something?

Comment 20 Aug 2015

One other note, he is in contact with Tress regularly.  He left that day for Youngstown to see him and Tress is the point guard on his charity basketball team

Comment 20 Aug 2015

I spent a day with Clarett during the Ohio North South game.  I brought him in as a featured speaker.  I found him engaging, enthusiastic, humble, genuinely interested and very intelligent.  He spoke to the boys, answered any questions they had and was brutally honest about himself, his career and what could have been but wasn't. He points the finger directly at himself for his transgressions and doesn't blame anyone else.  I heard him give several boys his personal email and I'm certain that he has answered them if they contacted him.

he signed anything that anyone brought to him, and would talk with each person.  Not just hi, thanks for coming, but an actual conversation.  He was in no hurry and listened to everyone that talked to him.

I brought along a player from our local high school to assist me with Maurice.  The two got into a conversation about nutrition and weightlifting for football and power.  Maurice said "call me and I'll send you a program to follow. The kid called him, he answered and sent him the program.  The boy is a sophomore and is now going to start at D tackle this season.  Coaches tell me that his strength and power have increased dramatically.  He was going to be the 3rd string qb.

he clearly has a message for youth, particularly young athletes and is genuine about wanting to get it out there.  If you get an opportunity to hear him in person, go.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

I personally enjoy the alt unis.  I would love to see a black one, and if anyone in college football should have had an all gray by now it should have been us!  All gray with Scarlet and black accents.  That would be sweet.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

I also found an incredible mac & cheese recipe that I have done in the smoker ad it is fantastic.  

Question:  I have been injecting my shoulders.  Have been told that brining is the way to go.  Any thoughts or experience?  I typically inject a mix of sugar, salt apple juice, water, soy and Worcestershire.  I would brine with the same I guess..

Comment 23 Jun 2015

I have one of these and also the smaller 30" one.  I swear by it.  Simple to control, maintains perfect heat and allows me to concentrate on the smoke, timing etc. better.  Have done many shoulders recently and also did some whole organic chickens in the small one.  They were fantastic!

Comment 20 May 2015

I had dinner at the North South Game Banquet with Taylor Deckers parents.  His mom was wearing his gold pants pendant.  It was an awesome moment to see a pair in person!  Maybe even cooler than meeting him! (By the way, great parents, great kid)

Comment 19 May 2015

Bruce is homegrown, came up through the system just like Votto.  

As for pitching, its the bullpen specifically, although against the Giants the starters sucked too.

Comment 18 May 2015

My name is Earle.  The music alone is worth the watch but its hilarious