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Silverdale Wa. (via Akron)

Member since 09 September 2010 | Blog

Akron boy who's family moved to Vermont when I was in elementary school. Parents & Grandparents were wise enough to return me to "The Heart Of It All" every year for summer vacation. The Navy took me after high school, around the country & across the Pacific twice. After my hitch and a bit I called it good. Working now on the civilian side just West of Seattle. Been a Buckeye fan my whole life. All the Cleveland teams/sports have come & gone (Strike this, Players Union that...) August 2002 I dropped MLB and went full Buckeye. Holy Buckeye what timing!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slinging Ken Dorsey to the ground on the final play. I turn to my dad and say "Get your shoes & coat. Lets go!". I drove through the start of a blizzard to make it to the pub just in time for "last call". We ordered 2 each to toast those Buckeyes!

    Close second: Joe Germaine to Dimitrious Stanley over & over, then Joe Germaine to David Boston to wipe that smile off Jake's face & keep my buddy Staz from hanging himself.
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Comment 14 Apr 2017

But dammit, sometimes a clumsy moppet spilling Diet Coke on your shirt is a price well worth paying to see the light come on in the eyes of children as they watch a third string tight end catch a screen pass and get dropped for a two yard loss.

Oh you're killing me Johnny!! Great read!!

Comment 07 Apr 2017

Great comment about the O line there PHI. To me that's #1 on the list too. I'm hopeful that all the talk about offseason / spring improvement and cohesiveness is not all lip service. I'll tell you I've got a good feeling in my gut that having Coach Wilson calling the plays will aid the O line and make their job easier. Wilson has that OC gig down cold, he's comfortable in those shoes. I believe that having the plays coming in faster, plays working off of one another, will aid in the offense regaining that confidence. If that happens and the O Lind really does gel... Look Out!! It's going to be a very good year.

As for JT not making the list.

As such, it goes without saying J.T. Barrett enters the season with a tremendous amount of pressure to perform considering his experience, position, and a 2016 season that saw his effectiveness backslide for a host of reasons. 

Seems Chris sees JT as such an obvious pick that he covered him in the intro.

Comment 02 Apr 2017


I Was busy all day yesterday with my wife's half ironman. Woke up and hopped online to read yesterday's stories, saw this headline and immediately looked to see who wrote it. I saw the date and let out a sigh and laughed, skipped right to the comments to see who lost their mind / missed the joke. Going back now to read the article. Good job 11W!!

Comment 28 Mar 2017

Played county league / church league softball mid 90s thru 2012, always mimicked Thome when I was at the plate. The low bat swish, holding it out in front, and bringing it to the ready as the pitcher starts his delivery. I never could master the long ball but hit a ton of gap'ers to the track. Thanks for the clip SL!! That's my favorite Indian knocking one out against my favorite Mariner!! I swear ol' Bosio had some incriminating photos of Lou and a goat. I can't tell you how many leads I saw Bosio give up and Lou'd keep going back to him! LOL.

I'll give "The Kid" a pass on his comment cause I also can't tell you how many more games I saw him win for the M's with his bat and glove!! 

R.I.P.  Dave Niehaus!!!

Go Buckeyes!!

Comment 20 Mar 2017

The thing I'm most excited about is seeing an offense with a whole game strategy. Coach Wilson has the experience and comfort level calling plays. I expect we'll see the offense take what is given by defenses until it gets comfortable and then it will start taking whatever it wants. Wilson is like a boxer / tactician, he'll work you on the left til you drop your guard then hurt you with the right. He always did it against the Buckeyes, I can't help but believe that he'll be able to do it with them this year.

Comment 20 Mar 2017

I see it more like bringing in a backup or two to play out the rest of the game once the good guys get a big lead. When you can see the game is in hand give those backups some experience (hopefully the whole 4th quarter). I'd like to see that as opposed to using 8 receivers seemingly at random (I swear that's what it felt like I was watching last year).

Comment 25 Jan 2017

I still get a shiver down my spine everytime I see Jenkins make that catch!! and a smile on my face when I hear "Holy Buckeye"

Thank you Brent Musburger!

Comment 15 Jan 2017

40 miles may not have been your goal but it's still a hell of an achevement! 

Just to let you know the post you did (2 years ago?) about your Angeles Crest run started my movement toward long distance running. It took a while to really get out there on my own as I have young kids and we enjoy running 5k races. I finally made the jump and did my first full marathon (Portland last October) and it was sheer stubbornness that got me through those last 5 miles.

I have a couple of marathons scheduled this spring and plan on moving up to my first big boy trail run this summer (Sasquatch 100k). I'll probably seek out some tips from you as the race gets nearer.

Thanks for sharing your adventures with us here!!