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CarolinaBuck 12th Warrior


Charlotte, NC (via Columbus Walnut Ridge HS)

Member since 20 May 2013 | Blog

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NC against Miami
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: "Pistol" Pete Maravich
  • NFL TEAM: The Browns..I've been with them for over 40 years.
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ...My home team
  • MLB TEAM: Indians....Why....

Recent Activity

Comment 21 hours ago

I'm mixed on Penn State. Yes, they are considered one of the kings of college football and yes it's a large public university with a huge  stadium that should fit right in the B1G, but their JoeBot fanbase is borderline creepy. I think a writer from Nebraska says it best. So Penn State would be my pick to get the boot.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

I can't believe what I'm reading. It's the 3rd week of JUNE for goodness sakes. There's nothing going on except rumors and more rumors. Give the guys a chance to get the best writer they can.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

I've got several. The 2002 Michigan game. We had won so many close games that year, I was afraid Michigan would ruin our undefeated season. The 2002 NCG against Miami. It had been so long since we played for a championship, plus Miami was juggernaut of a team. Third would be against Alabama. Same scenario as Miami. Alabama's players were 10 feet tall and had the feel of an unbeatable team. We won all three of these games and there was much joy in the CarolinaBuck household.

Comment 19 Jun 2016

Born at St. Ann's in Columbus. I grew up on the far east side and went to Walnut Ridge HS. From there, I went to College at the only school that matters and got a degree in economics. I'm married with four children (all girls) with two having graduated College (Duke and Ohio State) and two are still in school (Vanderbilt and North Carolina-Charlotte). I live in Matthews NC which is a suburb of Charlotte.

Comment 12 Jun 2016

I went to a Checkers game the I was in Cub Scouts and later on after High School, I used to go to the Owls' games. Remember Moe Bartoli?

Comment 11 Jun 2016

I watched the doctor in 71 when he was with the Virginia Squires of the old ABA

I think the ABA had more to do with changing the game of basketball than anything else. The NBA had the four year rule, while the ABA let players come out of college much earlier. The NBA had to change because they were starting to lose all of the all star type players in college to the ABA.

Comment 03 Jun 2016

If you really pay attention to the intricate moves these pilots make, there seems to be very little margin for error. The show I went to a couple of years ago here in NC, the PR women said they constantly train, not only in the plane, but i  the classroom as well.

Comment 31 May 2016

You have to give CBS and the SEC credit for one thing. They go out and get the best talent to broadcast their games, even if that means stealing them away from a rival network. First they got Danielson who was the best analyst at ABC and now they get Nessler, who's damn near the best.

Comment 31 May 2016

My first trip to Florida was in July about twenty years ago. I was dressed in a dark blue business suit and had to make a phone call from a pay phone because my bag phone couldn't get a signal. I saw a phone at a Circle K convenient store and got out to use it. I was probably on the phone a total of 10-15 minutes and when I got back in my rental car, I was soaked to the skin from the heat and humidity. I was literally shivering going down the road due to the air conditioner blasting my wet clothes. There's a reason you don't see come to Florida ads on the television in July. You might just die.

Comment 30 May 2016

Houston is not a desirable school for expansion to an existing Power 5 conference. No conference is going to do backflips if they add the Cougars. What Houston has going for it though is there are very few schools left that really move the expansion excitement meter. Although Houston isn't one of those schools, they aren't the worst option either. So basically what they have going for them is "we may be bad, but we're not as bad as some other teams."

Comment 29 May 2016

Cal finished 1st in the V4 and 2V8 and 2nd in 1V8 while the Buckeyes finished 5th in the V4 and 2nd in the 2V8. In all of the races, we got off to a slow start, sometimes rowing in last place, but putting on a furious finish to win the 1V8 and runner-up in the 2V8. In the V4, we were never really in it, but if we could have finished even in 3rd place, we would have won a fourth championship. Also in the 2 V8, the Buckeyes got off to a slow start and were in once  again in last place for part of the race, more than a full boat length behind Cal, but really put on an incredible burst for the last 500 m and lost by .8 of a second. Still finishing 2nd overall by 3 points is still great. So we'll see what kind of adjustments the Buckeyes make to offset those starts.