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Member since 11 October 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: going 5 for 5 in bb with 1 double and 4 hr's.
    1976 & 90 world series
    2002 NC by the Bucks
    any win agaisnt tsun
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jan 2016

Of course, selling alcohol and pre-game drink fests had nothing to do with the behavior. I hear the shoe will be selling it during night games too.

Comment 10 Jan 2016

Lewis should be let go because while he is the second longest tenured coach in the league, he hasn't won a playoff game. Now is the time to promote Guenther, make Vance DC and you can keep Matt Burke too. Let Jackson go as his team has been scoreless in 2 of the last 3 games in the first half.

Comment 12 Dec 2015

First of all, UFM is still HC and makes the calls. Second, what happened to in Urban we trust. I am in Jersey and before GS the major paper wrote a series how Rutgers couldn't win again and that they should shut down the program. With GS hysterica hit the state again. It is gone now.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

UK has 3 5 star point guards. Those schools get multiple 5 stars who don't need the development like normal frosh. I would like to see the classes equal in numbers. I do like seeing guys for 4 years like Craft as I get attached to them.  If I remember correctly Thad did get multiple 5 stars (Oden etc.) when he first came, but that was 10 years ago. 

Comment 06 Oct 2015

I used angie's for electrical. The guy was a little shakey, but did the job and didn't rip me off. He was very nice. I had a few assholes through them (tree cutting, gutters, paving). I had to get one of my kids (attorney) to write a get it together letter. I am finding out that many of these outfits don't return calls and few do quality work. I with to what my friends recommend now, but still belong to Angie's list.

Comment 03 Oct 2015

My first dog was a boxer. Still think of him even though got him in  '57. I have an east German shepherd right now. 120 pounds of muscle and energy. My wife has a cat.

Comment 12 Sep 2015

To go back in time and be 24 with my beautiful wife 22. One wonderful afternoon. it still is wonderful, but youth is very good.

Comment 05 Sep 2015

I just had to discard my 30 (?) plus year old "In Ohio we are nuts about Buckeyes" long sleeve tee. It had the earlier Brutus and several buckeyes.

Comment 31 Aug 2015


Jersey costs are higher than Ohio's so 7K isn't too much. This is the second wedding in 3 years that I am paying for as the Father of the bride. Expect costs of 35 K plus in Jersey. Invites, Photos, DJ, Hall, food, open bar, flowers, table decorations, hotel rooms all cost ( My wife watches every wedding show and lives for this stuff). The Photographer is 7 k too. There are many other costs as well. I offered the couples 20 K plus a European vacation, but I was turned down. They want to party with their friends. I thought they could do a down payment on a house or half a one in Jersey.

Enjoy your day and don't worry about the cost. Where is the bride's parents in all this btw?

Comment 17 Aug 2015

I had kids that are blessed with height. While they played in advanced leagues, one of my boys wanted to play with his school friends in a community league. The team was all the talk at school. Some of the opponents parents said he should not play because he was good. I said he practiced a lot, lifted weights and had instruction, while their fat kid was a playstation all american. My kids team won the league with the kids in their class. They were friends. It was all fair. They had a blast playing with their school friends.

I got sick of those parents right then. Maybe Urban shouldn't coach the Bucks because he is good.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

Nobody called them pitiful. I called the whole situation pitiful.  I especially  called people trying to make a wrong right by attempting to justify breaking a law very pitiful .  Excuses don't make an illegal action right. Wait until something is legal before you try justify it. The excuse was that others are doing it basically. We don't know if it will be legalized soon either. Listen to some of the candidates for president on it. 

Pitiful just pitiful

With that being said, we live in a forgiving nation and I believe in second chances. It is obvious that the University didn't believe in what was done, but believes in second chances for the guys. From what Urban said, one of the players has really grown from this. It is good for young people to learn that there are repercussions to one's actions. It is also good for them to see that an attitude adjustment, hard work and a caring community goes a long way in the maturation process.