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Southaven, MS (via McConnelsville, OH)

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I was born and raised in Southeastern Ohio and after I graduated college I moved to the Memphis area where my brother lived (& still lives). Life-long Buckeye fan in SEC country.


  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Memphis Grizzlies
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Mar 2015

I live in MS and work in Memphis so I'm surrounded by SEC fans as well.  Last summer at a company event my boss asked how I thought the Buckeyes were going to be in football.  Just as I started my humble response that I thought they were going to be very good, another guy loudly proclaimed the Buckeyes to be the most over-rated team of all time.  I just let it go because it was a company event and he was a more senior person and I didn't want to cause a scene, but it's been amazing that ever since the NC every time we've been around each other he manages to avoid me.  I can't wait until the day that I have the chance to ask him if he still thinks they're over-rated, in the most diplomatic manner as possible, of course.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

Two things I expect from the upcoming season are 1)  We'll get everyone's best shot considering we're the defending National Champions (man, that still feels good to type that) & 2)  Opposing teams will game plan differently than they did last year.  After Va Tech stymied us with the bear front everyone else tried it in some form or another.  Since we successfully defeated that defense in all of its various forms they'll bring something else trying to slow down our offense.  Regardless, I have the utmost faith in the coaching staff and players to beat whatever's thrown at them in route to the 2nd National Championship of the playoff era.

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Sorry, Oyster, but that one's on you.  I don't have 1 of those any more which is why I have a leaf machine and a boat.  Not the preferred means of getting stuff though.  

Comment 21 Mar 2015

Yes, it does.  You run it with the mower on which starts to grind the leaves then they go through the impeller of the leaf machine then on to the hopper.  It takes a lot of force to push all that thru the 6 inch diameter hose.  There's literally a clean path behind you when it's turned on.   One thing I didn't mention was it comes with a vacuum hose that you could use to get in the tight spaces if you don't want to blow the leaves out.  It's the same 6" diameter hose and it's probably 15 feet long.  I don't really use that because I don't need to but that might be helpful to you.  IIRC they have a video on their website to give you a better idea how everything works.  I literally couldn't get all my leaves cleaned up without it.  Hope this is helpful.  

Comment 21 Mar 2015

Turning radius is horrible because there's a large hose that connects the mower deck to the leaf machine.  Turning left stretches out the hose and turning right bunches it up.  What I do for tight areas is use my backpack blower to move the leaves to where I can get them with the machine and that's not a bad work around.  

Comment 20 Mar 2015

I live in NW MS so I'm not sure you want to make the drive down here, but if you used it once you'd be buying one.  Since you don't have as many trees you could probably get one smaller than I have and be happy with it.   The only thing is you need to have a place to dump the leaves because they pile up quickly.  

Comment 20 Mar 2015

I have the DR Commercial one just because I have such a large lot with so many trees.   The ones they have now make dumping much easier and I'd love to have one but I can't justify buying a new one when mine still works great.  

Comment 20 Mar 2015

I'm not a Matta hater and I love your enthusiasm but asking them to beat a very good Arizona team is a tall order.  I'd love to see it but don't want to get my hopes up too much.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

I have 50 (yes, 50) mature oak trees and 2 walnut trees in my yard so leaves are my nemesis.  I have a machine that I pull with my riding mower that mulches them and puts them in a hopper.  It holds 415 gallons of dime-sized shredded leaves and I filled it up 28 times last fall.  It helps but it's still a lot of work.  Hope your lawn looks great this summer.

Comment 19 Mar 2015

Birm, I don't get the love for Corley, but of course, that's simply based on his (short) tape.  Is there more to his game than what we've seen?  Based on the tape alone he was the last of the receivers from my perspective from your article the other day.  What am I missing?

Edit - No disrespect to him, I'm sure he's a good player, but his tape just wasn't that impressive.

Comment 19 Mar 2015

It was Vonn Bell and Urbs was talking about Alabama.  

Comment 18 Mar 2015

I flipped backwards out of my boat trying to set the hook on a fish while holding a beer in the other hand.  Managed to keep the beer above water and drank the rest of it.  Didn't catch the fish.