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BuckNKY


Florence, KY (via Cincinnati, OH)

Member since 15 December 2011 | Blog

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Born and raised in Cincinnati. OSU Class of '98 Electrical and Computing Engineering. After graduation moved back to Cincinnati and have been an IT professional and consultant since. Married, three kids all learning the importance of the Buckeyes in this world.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State - Michigan 2002. Seats in the open end of the bleachers. Won the (right to purchase the) tickets in the Alumni Association lottery that year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Orlando Pace
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: What's an NHL?
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Dec 2014

About 20 minutes before the big reveal, athletic director Gene Smith bounded into the living room beaming and said, “We’re in!” The entire room responded in unison:“Really?” He smiled and replied, “I have no idea.” 

Gene Smith trollin'. 

Comment 29 Nov 2014
At the beginning of the late block of games I sent a text to my brothers that I won't watch the Fla St game because they always piss me off. Tuned in to get a score to see this "drive". Pissed off again. Dammit Florida. Never rooting for you again.
Comment 17 Sep 2014

Both Joes have or are adroitly tolerating a quarterback crisis. Both have been resilient in losses and remained stoic behind struggling offensive lines. Both are just mobile enough to not have it become a liability, but overwhelmingly both manage the fog of football acrimony with abiding grace. That leadership trait cannot be overvalued. It makes every single player on the field better.

Ramzy - wordsmith...

Eighteen seasons ago [Ed: Ugh, really?] 

+1000

Comment 17 Sep 2014

Did you watch Cincinnati vs Toledo?  Their defense was horrible.  It is their offense that worries me.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Thank you D11 for posting.

One of Ramzy's finest, and one that I make a point of reading every 9/11.  Special thanks to all the first responders across this country of ours.  

Comment 03 Sep 2014

Your sig.  Is there a pop culture reference there that I am missing, or just something that you came up with?

Don't get me wrong, it is awesome either way.  Just curious...

Thinking Natural Born Killers or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Dave Grohl is one talented dude.  Nirvana and Foo Fighters - an incredible bad ass.

On a side note, Dave and Tyler's induction speech for Rush into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is incredible!!!  Rush + Foo Fighters - two of my all time favorite bands.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

The fact that there is only one SEC team on that list (twice) proves how loaded the SEC is from Top to Bottom.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Crack open your favorite brew.

Place cast iron pan on the grill to get rippin' hot (technical term).  Sear steaks 2 min per side in the pan.  Remove steaks from the pan and place on the grill to finish according to your preferred doneness.

Don't drain the pan.  Add diced shallots and garlic for 30 seconds.  Then add 8 oz chopped shitake and 8 oz baby portobello mushrooms.  Saute.  At very end, add dry red wine and allow to reduce.  

Let steaks rest for 5-10 mins.  Crack open more favorite brews.  Enjoy.

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Some (including me) have wondered in recent years whether Ohio State fans would rather beat Michigan ten years in a row or the SEC ten years in a row.

And I say, why set the bar low.  I want both! 

Comment 25 Jun 2014

Both points above are valid arguments for their respective side.  The problem I have is Shangheyed's points are well documented throughout sports and general media, while the other points are not (that I know of).  Athletes get tremendous opportunity and benefits above and beyond the general student population, even those with academic full ride scholarships.  And with the cost of higher education skyrocketing, the value of those benefits rise as well.  Again, a point that I feel is lost in the argument.

Now - I do like what the B1G had to say - guaranteed four year scholarships covering the full cost of that education, plus the health insurance would be a great improvement.  I am just afraid that it is too late for this, especially given the latest media deals to come out of 'Bama and UK.

Comment 15 May 2014

I am curious - a part of the APR is retention.  What effect does the one-and-done in basketball have on APR?  Where did Kentucky hoops place in the SEC?  

Not a knock on KY or the one-and-done recruiting strategy - can save that for a different forum.  Just wondering if there is extra APR pressure on those teams than the ones that consistently get two, three or four year players.

Comment 13 May 2014

Good post.  And thank you for linking to Spencer's write-up of OSU-UM.  One of my favorite of his, and not just because OSU.