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Member since 31 August 2013 | Blog

I'm originally from Columbus, but now reside in NC. I am a youth and worship minister at a church in High Point. Outside of the Buckeyes, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outdoors (skiing, hiking, camping, kayaking), riding roller coasters, playing frisbee golf, listening to/playing music, and watching movies and TV (LotR, 24, Psych).


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3, 2003 & January 1, 2015
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk, Zeke, Troy Smith, Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Scoonie Penn, Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Aug 2016
That USC game was like the Texas game all over again, except it was a freshman and not a heisman quarterback leading the final drive. I was visiting my future wife in NC the weekend of the Iowa game. I had to drive back to Columbus afterwards. I remember getting so mad at Tressel for going into conservative mode and letting them tie it up. Didn't end up getting home until almost 2 and had a 6am wakeup call... That Oregon game was Pryor's finest in the scarlet and gray. Good throws, great runs. Like someone said earlier, we failed to use the Rose Bowl as a springboard into 2010.
Comment 26 Aug 2016

Yeah, my now-wife and I were watching it in the lobby of my dorm, and I think I turned it off halfway through the 4th. Walked her up to her dorm with my OSU lawn chair (don't know why I had that). I just remember her saying, "Don't throw it," as she walked up the stairs, so I waited for her to go in the door before I chucked that chair about 15 feet.

Also, yes, that loss to Texas summed up our defense in 2006-08. Close but never good enough. Always falling apart at the most inopportune times.

LOL indeed!

Comment 25 Aug 2016

My almost 3 year old loves the Disney version of Tarzan. Recently introduced him to Remember the Titans. I wasn't sure if he would sit through it, but he loved it. Made me excited, because it's one of my favorites.

Comment 25 Aug 2016

My first date with Mrs. Cp was the evening of the Illinois game. Needless to say, I did not have a good afternoon. She said that she watched the game with her friends praying they would win so I wouldn't be in a bad mood. Surprisingly, I was able to not be upset about it while we were out. Funny side story - my roommate was good friends with her before we started dating and suggested she give me a chance. She asked "Who?" and he answered, "The guy that dresses like Jim Tressel." Funny enough, that North Carolina girl knew who he was.

Comment 23 Aug 2016

I've said on this site many times that the '05 team was the best in the nation by the end of the season. For whatever reason (partly due to Troy's suspension), it was like Tressel forgot about all the weapons we had and how to call plays for them for 1/2 of the season. He drove the Ferrari like a Taurus, and it cost them a shot at the title. By year's end, they were hitting on all cylinders, and were a complete team.

Comment 22 Aug 2016

Agreed. That Iowa loss was awful. I remember the revenge game in '05. It was my last season as a student, and other than Texas, there was no game I wanted to be at more after the way they blew us out. Loved it when Carpenter sacked Tate for about the 6th time and he spiked the ball and got a penalty. We were in their heads that game. Also, as ugly as that game was, it was worth it to get Smith on the field. And man, 2005 should have been our year. I still think by the end of the season we would have beat USC and Texas. Shame it took us half the season to get our offense going.

Comment 20 Aug 2016

Yeah, the fans had been through so much since the '68 title. The drought hung over the town like a huge weight. I remember how each win was like exercising the demons of past seasons. The celebration when we won was unlike anything I have seen since. That weight was something that the 2014 team didn't have on their shoulders, and to me, is the only thing that makes me favor the 2002 team over the 2014 team.

Comment 13 Aug 2016

As I have confessed before in our yearly confessionals, this ttun loss did me in for the rest of the 90s. My mom, an OSU alum, had never liked Cooper. By '95, I had been into college football for a good 3 years, and I loved the Bucks, but I definitely shared her sentiment. I vividly remember going to Senior Tackle on Black Friday, and chanting "Ed-die! Ed-die! Ed-die!" with everyone else there. With the heartbreak that happened the next day, though, I was done with Cooper coached Buckeye teams. While I hate that I bailed on the team for 5 seasons as a teenager (cheering for the nerds of Northwestern instead), I also saved myself a lot of heartache. It's weird for me to hear about those late 90s games now. I wasn't invested in them like I have been for the last 15 seasons. Part of me is glad that I didn't have to have my heart ripped out each year, but part of me misses being able to commiserate with everyone who stuck it out. Props to everyone who did. Much to my shame, my 11 year old self couldn't do it. 

Comment 07 Aug 2016
I got on this thread to post this same thing. Hated Home City Ice. The phones they had were never charged all the way. They told me I had to call them before I came in in case there was another order they needed me to deliver, but I was on a prepaid phone and wasn't about to waste my own minutes. I had told them when they hired me that I wouldn't work on Sundays due to church, but that first (and only) Sunday there they called me at church asking where I was. The last straw was sending me to Easton at 9pm to deliver a load only to find all the street vendor carts blocking the ice chest. I'm as loyal a worker as there is, but I lasted 9 days, and it was 9 too many.