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Elsmere, KY

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Probably would have to be the 1990 Reds winning the world series. I was 9 years old,and it was easily the best day of my young life. I've had some incredible life moments, but the joy I felt that day has rarely been matched.
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Jun 2016

I don't have a lot of sympathy for Pete Rose.  He hasn't helped himself over the years.  He even has a local commercial that plays during reds games on the radio ending with him saying something along the lines "You can bet on it".  Then the voiceover guy says, just like Pete says, you can bet on us!  Classic Pete Rose being a doucher, then he'll act like a victim.  I think his ban on baseball continuing all these years has made Pete far more relevant than him actually being allowed in the hall of fame ever would have.  

Comment 26 Jun 2016

Also, since the new commissioner took over they have deemed that Pete's ban is just from being employed in Major League Baseball.  It doesn't apply to Halls of Fame.  So Pete is eligible for the MLB HOF, but it's doubtful the HOF will take the initiative to put him on the ballot.  It's going to be controversal and they won't do it. 

The Reds, though, knew early on last year that 2015, 2016, and probably 2017 were going to be garbage years.  What's a better way to sell 120,000 tickets over 3 days than to have a publicity stunt like this one????  It's great PR by the Reds, and a slick way to sell out a couple games, and sell a bunch of Pete Rose and Reds HOF swag.  

Comment 26 Jun 2016

Pete Rose betting on his team (when he was managing by the way) was a HUGE deal.  He says he never bet against them, but not betting for them was a bet against them.  That's a big deal. 

Comment 26 Jun 2016

I think Ferentz gets shit on from the outside because people don't like that he won coach of the year so many times when Tressel never did and Urban probably won't very often.  He still has a job because Iowa is usually a really solid football team.  They made a couple of BCS bowls, last year they were in a New Years' 6 (yes they got boat raced) but they damn near made the playoff and played a better game against MSU than we did.  

Ferentz is a really good coach.  In my opinion during his tenure they've been better than Nebraska has, and Nebraska is a blue blood. 

Comment 26 Jun 2016

I used to work for Contemporary Services Corporation when they Bengals opened PBS.  We were asked to work an NSYNC Concert at River Front (before they blew it up) and I'll have to say, while the music wasn't my cup of tea, the show was pretty impressive.  I was working the railing by the stage to stop people from trying to rush the stage lol.  Anyway, the pyrotechnics were pretty impressive.  It was cool until I was being showered with sparks and fire and the smoke had a tear gas effect.  At any rate, I would imagine, if I were a fan and came to see them perform, I would have been quite entertained.  As a guy working there, I was impressed with the production of the show.  Maybe it's just that I really like fireworks lol. 

Comment 26 Jun 2016

Cincinnati used to have an awesome street concert called Jammin on Main.  They had 3 stages and a lot of local, regional, and national acts.  It was ruined by a riot that occured during Seven Mary Three one year, but that's another story.  By the way, I've heard of Seven Mary Three having riots at other towns music festivals too.  What the hell is up with that? lol 

I digress.  So one year we were watching the stage and this group from New Orleans took the stage and the drummer was the lead singer.  They were called Cowboy Mouth and they kicked absolute ass.  Anyway, ever since I try to catch them any time they are in town.  I travelled to Columbus to see one of their shows also.  Also, during that show, Better than Ezra opened up for them, and they were far better than I expected.  

Comment 26 Jun 2016

Well said!  I check in every day on 11W but don't have a lot ot say about recruiting really.  It changes so much and makes grown assed men act like a bunch of damn fools lol.  I don't care to discuss a high school kids character, and why "we didn't want him anyway".  

Comment 26 Jun 2016

Yeah, I'm glad it has blown up for Jason and company.  They had an idea and a vision of where they wanted it to go, and think they may have exceeded their dreams here.  That's awesome!  It just seems like people view this as a 24/7 buckeyes forum or something where all that matters is recruiting coverage.  I don't think it has to do with offseason like everyone is saying.  I people are making posts about a 2018 player committing or not.  A guy who will likely change is mind 2 or 3 times before he actually signs.  It's far more interesting to me, to talk about who we think may emerge, what games we'll have a hard time with, and things with the team than to try and guess where a guy who hasn't taken a snap as a Junior in highschool may end up going to school. 

It seems the majority doesn't agree, which is fine, but I just don't want folks to lose of what built 11w, and it wasn't recruiting. 

Comment 26 Jun 2016

I think I disagree here.  Just my opinion from being around this site almost since it's birth.  Even during regular season the hurry up and recruiting talk trumps talking about the games.  It's just my 2 cents.  

Comment 25 Jun 2016

I always thought this site was more than recruiting, but the last week or so with all the comments it's like people really only care about recruiting and recruiting news and not the amazing content outside of that.  I thought 11w was more than a glorified 24/7 or Rivals.   I know there is some really good recruiting content, but the site is so much better than just a nightly recruiting update. 

Comment 21 Jun 2016

Any detractors will be back if the new recruiting coverage guy or gal for that matter continues the excellence that was started with Alex and carried on by Birm.  Once they see the free content here is destroying that which they are paying for elsewhere, they'll all be back! 

Comment 21 Jun 2016

Knarcisi, I'm not someone who loved the Hurry Up all that much either.  Some days it was great and insightful, and I do really appreciate the work Birm put into it, but I didn't feel it was always neccessary.  I liked the info he got and he always had great insight, but I'm not sure outside of the Hurry Up which was very popular his work was better than Alex.  It's not a knock on Birm at all, just a testament to what Jason has built here over the years.  One really great talented guy steps down and another guy picks up where he left off with no real growing pains.  

At any rate, I've probably gone on too long, but there are others in your camp as well!

Comment 20 Jun 2016

I have 2 thoughts on this.  1) In his career Urban has DOMINATED rivalry games and "big" games and 2) In order for Harbaugh to actually get traction in the rivalry, Michigan has to win this year.  This is going to be the most vulnerable the Buckeyes will be for the next 2 or 3 seasons in my opinion.  If Harbaugh doesn't win this one, I can easily see him losing 1 or 2 more in a row before getting his first win in the rivalry.  

I'm also, not too sure, they win the B1G any year in the next three if they don't do it next year.  So, to me, this is the year Harbaugh MUST win The Game.  If not, are you all willing to go 3 or 4 years without a B1G title from Harbaugh?  

I could be way off, and maybe this year isn't as important, but I believe it's crucial. 

Comment 09 Jun 2016

I had a Michigan fan tell me Ohio State could lose 5 games next year.  I said wait a minute, do you think they could have a tally of 5 losses or there are 5 games on the schedule you think they could possibly lose?   He said no I think they'll have 5 losses.  I laughed, and said ya know I was thinking there were 4 games on the schedule that could end up in a loss, but I think you are on mushrooms or something right now if you think Ohio State actually loses 5 games total. 

The Oklahoma game will be EXTREMELY telling to me.  If they make it past that one, they'll be rock solid til the last 2 games of the year.  No other atmosphere on the schedule (even happy valley) will be a harder venue to play in next year.  They win that, look out!  If they struggle there, I could see them having another hiccup or 2 along the way.  

Comment 08 Jun 2016

The fact that all the committee members or people who do a "mock" committee say they don't factor in money and ratings makes me think, there was no real way Ohio State is left out of the playoffs in 2014.  Even had the game been a 17 point win, the story would have been, "well, Wisconsin was a really good team!!!!!"  

So I don't think it had to be the pasting we put on Wisconsin.  It was clear that everyone involved wanted Ohio State in there, and it worked.  Tickets were sold and the ratings set records for cable TV broadcasts at the time.  I still maintain, they were all cheering for a North Carolina win over Clemson to throw the Buckeyes in again in 2015.