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Toledo, Ohio (via Wauseon, Ohio)

Member since 23 July 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Even though it is technically vacated, attending the 2011 Sugar Bowl to watch the Buckeyes beat Arkansas. It's one thing to be among thousands of Buckeye fans in Columbus, but it's a whole different experience to travel far away from the Shoe and be part of the 'migration' of Buckeyes, especially when we win!
  • NFL TEAM: Dallas Cowboys
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: Atlanta Braves

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Nov 2015

Not counting my chickens before they hatch, but I'm the best man in a wedding the day of the B1G Championship....the groom is a fan of TTUN so I guess I understand why he has no concern his wedding falls on this day!

Comment 23 Sep 2015

My two cents.....One thing to remember is that while Cardale did lead the team to the three wins at the end of the season, J.T. had a record breaking regular season. His compiled a lot of yards and TDs, that's not to say Cardale couldn't have done the same thing with all of the playmakers, BUT at the very least it proves that J.T. is capable.

Secondly, I think that J.T. is a much more natural leader than Cardale. Coach Meyer and various team members have voiced J.T.'s leadership abilities and that shows since he was voted as a team captain. One of the intangibles that is really important for QBs to have.

Third, (and this is a bit more subjective (because I haven't spent much time researching it) it seems like J.T. tends to be a better decision maker and distributes the ball better as well. I always seem to feel more comfortable when J.T. is making a read option or reading pass defenses rather than Cardale. But again this is a more subjective point from my perspective.  

Lastly, I feel like the offense and Cardale do much better with a deep threat WR in the game, i.e. Devin Smith. Without that threat there's a lot more reliance on the run game and short passes where the QB must read the defense. And going back to my last point, I feel J.T. performs better than Cardale in that situation.

Sorry for the long post, but tried to put some thought into it like you asked. At the end of the day I'm not a coach and I hope the team focuses on the fundamentals regardless of the QB to produce wins.

Comment 01 Sep 2015

I went to school with Elliot, he and his family are some of the nicest, most humble people you would ever meet. It speaks volumes about him and Coach Tressel. Both genuine people that can appreciate people for people and put the game aside under circumstances like this. 

It's an amazing story of strength and triumph under some of the most difficult circumstances. I continue to wish the best for the Mealer family.

Comment 24 Aug 2015

As if I wasn't anxious enough for the season to start....only 2 more weeks!!!

Comment 20 Aug 2015

I've been told that's the place to be on Saturdays!

Comment 20 Aug 2015

If that means virtually year round temperatures in the 70s then I'm okay with that, ha! 

Comment 20 Aug 2015

Thanks for all of the feedback so far guys....up votes for everyone, I appreciate it! Sounds like the city has a lot to offer. I expected the taxes to be high and cost of living is about the complete opposite from Toledo. While I might not get use to the cost very quickly, at my new job I'll be making more even after accounting for the higher cost of living so if was hard to pass up.

We'll see how it goes, at the very least I will enjoy no snow and lows in the 40s not negative 40s during the winter! 

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I have to agree that the zoo is something to check out if you have time. The Mud Hens games are fun but they are out of town for the weekend. The art museum is pretty cool too if you're into that, and Imagination Station (formerly Cosi) downtown can be fun for the kids. If you're looking for something to do outside I would suggest going out to Maumee Bay State Park or Wildwood Metro Park. 

I also agree for downtown dining to check out Tony Packo's, Durty Bird, or Pizza Papalis for some deep dish pizza. If it's nice outside the restaurants down on the docks like El Vaquero, Seafood Co. etc. have a good atmosphere. Inky's is a pretty good affordable Italian restaurant in my opinion, and Shorty's has good BBQ. Burger Bar 419 is good as well!

Comment 09 Jul 2015

That's awesome! Certainly an accomplishment to be proud of as a parent. Bama is tough but it could be worse if she headed north. I had a full ride scholarship at tOSU so maybe she will snag one too and we'll have another Buckeye!

Either way, congratulations to you and your daughter!

Comment 20 May 2015

I'm a tropical paradise kind of guy. My favorite spots thus far are Costa Rica, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk. So many beautiful places and things to do in Costa Rica. St. Thomas is peaceful and beautiful, and snorkeling in Grand Turk was pretty cool!

Comment 20 May 2015

Definitely a neatly trimmed beard. I hate shaving and I rock the beard better than the baby face.

Comment 11 Dec 2014

C'mon these kids came to Wisconsin to play football, not to play school so of course not.

But seriously, I doubt you're going to get a bunch of college football players to buy into something like that. I don't buy it.

Comment 10 Dec 2014

I went to the Sugar Bowl when we played Arkansas a few years back. Definitely one of (if not the) best games I have been to. It's like Mardi Gras but with thousands of Buckeyes, doesn't get much better than that! 

One of my favorite moments on Bourbon Street was going to the dueling piano bar. One of the piano players played Hang on Sloopy and doing the O-H-I-O. It also helped that we "won" that game. Would love to make it down there again.