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btalbert25

Elsmere, KY

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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  • 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.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
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Recent Activity

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I'm not paying any attention to Georgia radio stations saying he's been spotted in Alabama.  Remember how he was spotted in Tallahassee and it was a done deal too?  He's not going anywhere. 

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Do people really get upset that they get fake internet points or lose fake internet points from people they don't know or will never meet in real life on a blog about football?  There are times where I see a DV on something that I said and I'm not sure why it offended someone, but at the end of the day who really gives a shit?  Down vote me, upvote me my life doesn't really change any.  

What's crazy to me is we have 3 active threads going in the forum talking about votes. 

Comment 22 Apr 2015

It's Ohio State, Tatoos are free.  Plus, wasn't this picture from when he was a Jr in high school or something? 

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Why should he acknowledge anything?  I can make a rumor that any player is going anywhere and it'll pick up steam online in blogs.  That doesn't mean that said player has to give the rumor the time of day.  He's already been a done deal to Oregon, Duke, and FSU.  Now it's Bama.  He's not going anywhere and he doesn't need to say a word. The only people who are demanding answers are people on blogs and talk radio shows.  Braxton has no reason acknowledge these rumors. 

Comment 19 Apr 2015

I'd even take backfilling with 3 stars over signing a short class, then backfilling with schollies for walk-ons. 

Comment 19 Apr 2015

You know what?  I'm cool with that.  I'll take the majority of the best talent from Ohio, then a mix of the best from Florida, Georgia, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, and Michigan over all Ohio kids with a couple from other states mixed in. 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Texas cranks out great QB's.  It used to be Cali was where the great ones came from, but Texas cranks them out. 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

My door is always open!  We always welcome guests.  Especially if they are friends of Buckeyes and Bourbon!

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it!  I'm not proud of what I'm about to say, but I will be attending The Lion King on Saturday instead of the spring game.  I'm not ashamed of going to see Lion King as it was pretty cool, I'm just ashamed that it's taking priority this weekend.  You know what they say about happy wife and so forth. 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

I agree with what you are saying and in general I think you are correct.  The Oprhan Barrel stuff that is all over 100 bucks a bottle or damn near it, in my humble opionion aren't as good as Elmer T Lee, Blantons,  Anything Woodford does, Four Roses etc.  I will also say, that Pappy 20 used to be an 80-100 dollar bottle of bourbon and back when I could actually get it at those prices it wasn't impossible to find, but I didn't drink bourbon or know what was what. I will say, that no doubt in my mind, Pappy 20 is worth it.  I obviously didn't have trouble buying this bottle at that price point.  I wouldn't have a problem laying down that kind of cash for George T Stagg too. 

To each their own though.  Some like to spend a few hundred on pot.  Others gaming systems and video games.  Some gambling and strippers etc.  Bottom line, This could be the only time I could actually acquire this bottle.  I have quite a collection ranging from 9 dollar bottles, to this one which is by far the most I've spent on a bottle before.  I've been after this sucker for a long long time. 

Also, it's not a horrible investment.  I could flip this bottle for 800 to 1000 now.  Although, I really don't think I would do it. 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

I've always said one of these days on TV one of these signs in a hurricane will split someones head in half or decapitate someone.  Still amazes me those idiots go outside to report. 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Four Roses just does it right.  Same with Woodford.  My favorite distillery is Buffalo Trace, but can't go wrong with anything Four Roses or Woodford do in my opinion. 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Ha ha!  I was quite shocked to see that Red Velvet when he said he had a bottle for me!  I do go there for everything now though beer, cigarrettes and wine coolers for the wife.  It all started with me stopping in one night and looking around and the guy telling me he had "special bourbon" behind the counter.  He pulled out a bottle of Elmer T Lee.  I pretty much stop in every Thursday since September to see what "special bourbon" they have! 

Comment 11 Apr 2015

I figured that you were sophisticated Columbus and could identify sarcasm when it was being used.  

Comment 11 Apr 2015

Seems like most of the time when I'm traveling and meet people and we get to talking I'll say where are you from?  They say Buffalo, Cleveland, Indianapolis LA etc.  Except for Texas, God help Ohio if it's residents are going to be like Texans lol. Good on you for beaming with pride about the state you are in but let's not act like only people from Cincinnati tell people what city they are from in Ohio.  

Comment 11 Apr 2015

That just drove me nuts though.  A bad year for Votto yields a 900 OPS.  He and Choo were the reason that far less productive players like BP and Bruce got to 100 RBI's in 2013. I'd rather have him taking walks than chasing pitches out of the zone leading to someone not getting on base.  Sure maybe he sacrificed some power numbers there, but what would it have yielded an extra 5-7 HR?  Potentially 10-20 times of not getting on base because he K'd or made poor contact.  

I have no doubt he'll end up leading the league in walks again.  A big reason he's seeing so many pitches is that Hamilton is getting in the pitcher's head and Frazier is raking too.  Probably not the greatest idea for a pitcher to have 2 men on with no out and have to groove fastballs to Frazier. 

Comment 11 Apr 2015

I work with dozens of people from CIncinnati (whether downtown or in the surrounding suburbs on the Ohio side) My wife is a teacher in Cincinnati public schools so when we go out to events or go out in general we are with Cincinnatians.  I have not one time, in 1000's of interactions with Cincinnatians heard anyone say they hate the state of Ohio.  That's the point I was trying to make.  People from Columbus love to bag on Cincinnati all the time.  As someone said above it's not even Clevelanders.  That's my point about the inferiority complex.  For some reason Columbus folks don't understand why people from Cincinnati think Cincinnati is awesome.