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Member since 30 March 2012 | Blog


  • NFL TEAM: San Francisco 49ers
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics

Recent Activity

Comment 7 hours ago

I thought it was you, but I was too lazy to check. I didn't want to give you false praise. 

Comment 8 hours ago

Someone mentioned it in another thread, but I thought it was a good idea. You could place a high helmet sticker threshold on posting during games. It would lighten traffic and (hopefully) create better quality discussion. I'm not one of the people that like to post every thought during the game, but it is nice to converse with someone other than my wife during commercials. 

Comment 05 Oct 2015

I thought it was face mask/helmet too, but I watched the video on my phone. I didn't want to say that without watching on a bigger screen. 

Comment 04 Oct 2015

I like the idea of commenting during games, but the way it is now doesn't work. A helmet sticker threshold could work. I used to genuinely enjoy game threads when the site was smaller. It's virtually impossible to have any discussion at this point. Honestly, I always liked basketball game threads better because of the smaller crowd. 

Comment 04 Oct 2015

The question, to me, is does Indiana deserve to be ranked? There were a lot of "surprising" results today. Our shortcomings alone wouldn't do it, but considering the landscape, there's a chance. 

Comment 03 Oct 2015

[after Jalin makes a fumble]
Coach Meyer: What is wrong with you?! Why are you fumblin' my football?!
Jalin Marshall: My blockers were-
Coach Meyer: Your blockers! Your blockers don't have anything to do with you holdin' on the the ball! Did your blockers fumble the football, or did you fumble the football!
Jalin Marshall: I did sir.
Coach Meyer: Alright! how many feet are in a mile? How many feet are in a mile?
Jalin Marshall: I dunno.
Coach Meyer: 5,280 feet! You pick this ball up, you run every one of them! You're killing me Jalin! You're killing me!

Comment 02 Oct 2015

I have a 4 year old Beagle named Scarlet. She's the quietest Beagle you've ever seen, but she's a born hunter. She's wrangled 2 rabbits, a squirrel, and a skunk in our fenced in yard. My wife (girlfriend at the time) insisted we get a dog when we bought our house. It didn't take much convincing to get me on board, but I insisted on a Beagle. She's the best dog I've ever been around, and I couldn't imagine not having her. 

Comment 02 Oct 2015

Too funny that you have a cat named Garage Cat. My parents had a cat by the same name a couple years back. The vet always called him GC. 

Comment 02 Oct 2015

The bright spot is that Iowa would be ranked next week with a win. As they're undefeated right now, I'm pulling for that one. A bonus in that game is that a Wisconsin loss hurts the Alabama strength of schedule. 

Comment 30 Sep 2015

I normally buy Snap-On for the necessities. I'm not opposed to any brands, but have noticed a lot more made in China crap being sold by Matco, Mac, and Cornwell. These tool companies make an effort to distinguish themselves as American companies, yet push foreign tools. Price shouldn't be an issue for anyone who takes their profession seriously, so I don't understand it. Some things in life should always be purchased by quality. Tools fall into that category. My motto is "I'm too poor to buy cheap tools". Someone told me that once, and it makes sense when you think about it. The cost of replacing inferior equipment is more than buying the right stuff the first time. 

Comment 29 Sep 2015

I've always said I can put up with a job I don't like if the money is right. I can also live on less money if I enjoy the job. When I hate the job, and the pay isn't good, that's a problem. 

I genuinely enjoy 3 of my co-workers. That's about the extent of the niceties. 

Comment 29 Sep 2015

Part of what bothered me, which is something I never told them, is that I never felt truly appreciated. Their behavior in trying to convince me to come back leads me to believe they've realized how valuable I was. I haven't talked specifics with them yet, but a flexible start date shouldn't be a problem. Especially if that start date is earlier than expected. As long as moving my tools doesn't interfere with my anniversary weekend. I'd rather be jobless than hear about how I ruined the anniversary. 

Comment 29 Sep 2015

Appreciate that. It seems to be the consensus to take the high road. I'd like to keep my reputation in tact, but hope to never change jobs within the field again. The next time I change jobs, it won't be to turn wrenches. I'm young now, but I know I don't want to be doing this when I'm 50-60 years old.