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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being in Sun Devil stadium to watch Ken Dorsey throw a wounded duck helplessly towards the goal line after being hurried by a streaking Cie Grant. The rest, as they say, is history...
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Kings
  • NBA TEAM: who cares
  • MLB TEAM: Angels
  • SOCCER TEAM: My kids' AYSO teams

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Sep 2015

I may just have to stop reading your touching pieces once and for all, Ramzy... That said, I wish I had your writing skills.  Bravo as always....

Comment 11 Jul 2015

Tim Spencer, the guy who played the lieutenant in NYPD Blue, Ron Perlman, Peter Graves, Ricky Schroeder, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar SIDEBAR: he was not flying the plane; he was waiting at baggage claim with some tiny, buxom blond who was carrying two NBA sized basketballs inside her shirt and my dad, ever the discretion specialist yelled out within earshot "Hey, there's Wilt Chamberlain!"  But I digress...

I'm sure there are others but, with a list as great as this, why try to remember the others?!?! ;) 

Comment 09 Mar 2015

Sadly, Chuck E Cheese in my neck of the woods has been a Gangsta's Paradise for over 25 years and nobody of anything close to a reputable upbringing would come within a mile of the place. Fights are an every weekend occurrence and they stopped serving alcohol years ago (didn't help). I'm pretty sure the big singing rat wears a bulletproof vest, too. Anyways, point is, this is  not shocking to me at all...

Comment 05 Mar 2015

Spoiler Alert... Don't let all the turnovers in the NC Game (should they make it that far) get you down...

Comment 27 Feb 2015


Comment 27 Feb 2015

I didn't even need to click on the link to know that Sports Night would be a big winner on this thread.  The cancellation of that show was a freakin tragedy...

Comment 26 Feb 2015

Sat at a park picnic bench across from Tom Selleck at a Children's Hospital function in Los Angeles back in 2004.  He was very unassuming, didn't really say word.  Ate his hamburger.  My wife and I left him alone.  And then we finished our lunch, got up, and left... I'm sure Tom was kicking himself for not building up the courage to start a conversation with me...

Comment 19 Feb 2015

I've lived on the west coast the majority of my life, so the games I've attended are limited.  Still, I've been to a few memorable ones... They are as follows:

9/79 vs. UCLA at the LA Coliseum when UCLA and USC both played there.

1/80 vs USC at the Rose Bowl

12/82 vs BYU at the Holiday Bowl

9/89 vs USC at the LA Coliseum (hot miserable day)

12/93 vs BYU at the Holiday Bowl

9/94  at University of Washington (I'll never understand why Cooper chose to go for it on 4th down in field goal territory when down by 10 points...Put the easy points on the board.  Of course, they failed to convert on 4th down and sealed the deal for UW).

1/97 vs ASU at the Rose Bowl (a classic)

9/98 vs Mizzou at the Shoe (my first time inside the hallowed grounds)

11/00 vs. Michigan State at the Shoe

9/8/01 vs. Akron (Tress' first game and 3 days before 911)

9/22/01 vs. UCLA at the Rose Bowl (blazing hot painful game and first game after 911)

11/01 vs. Illinois at the Shoe (Bellisari # .08 arrested for DUI day before the game)

10/02 vs SJSU at the Shoe (SJSU is my alma mater but I rooted for their dismantling that day and was not disappointed).

1/03 vs. Miami (National Championship game...'nuff said).

9/06 vs. Texas in Austin (some of the nicest fans ever...)

1/09 vs. Texas at the Fiesta Bowl (heartbreaking loss)

1/11 vs. Arkansas at Sugar Bowl (Tat V and Tress' last game...Thanks Coach)

9/11 vs. Akron at the Shoe (The first game of the legendary Fickell era  and my son's first Ohio State game.  Damn, was it hot that day...)

9/13 vs. Cal up in Berkeley (Buckeye Nation west)

9/14 vs. Navy in Baltimore (with my son)

....So that's an even 20....   GO BUCKS

Comment 07 Feb 2015

Is this the same guy that had a deal in place to be head coach of ttun back in 2011 and then pulled a fast one and went to the NFL instead??!!  just curious...

Comment 04 Feb 2015

It's the sad reality of high profile athletes living in the twitter age.  I'm sure most of them are thick skinned enough to shrug it off for the chance to excel at any number of great schools/programs.  I know I'd find a way to deal with it if I had world class, God given athleticism...  Sadly, I don't.  So here I sit, pontificating about it....

Comment 24 Jan 2015

Hell, with Zeke in the backfield and the way the slobs finished the season, we could have Cam Johnston out there giving him the ball every play and the offense will average over 4 yards per down!

Comment 18 Jan 2015
As someone else born in 1973, thank you for putting all of the chronology into perspective. My parents made me a Buckeye at an early age and I find myself so lucky that A), I was with them both at the game in '03 and B) I was able to watch it with both of them on Monday. Such a poignant, well written article. Thanks for bringing it to the masses, Chris.
Comment 18 Jan 2015

Stephen Collier to get the nod for Labor Day....

   In all seriousness, I'm glad I'm not the one who has to figure out the shell game but there is no doubt UFM will have it all figured out when the time comes.  And I can't say thank you enough to Coach Herman.  You'll always have a home in Buckeye Nation....

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Mine shipped from "Fanatics" yesterday.  Purchased it on Tuesday.  At this rate, I'll have it before my "Won Not Done" shirt arrives from Sports Authority....