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Washington, DC (via Cincinnati, OH)

Member since 23 November 2011 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 85 Yards
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Freddie Banks (seriously. And no, I can't explain it)
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Washington Capitals
  • NBA TEAM: Washington Wizards
  • MLB TEAM: Washington Nationals
  • SOCCER TEAM: Tottenham

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Yup, sure did. Jumped up to chest bump/hug his son who plays on the team and popped it when he landed.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Vitale is no longer fun.

I also can't stand Rafferty's "Onions!" or "And they go mantoman"

Comment 15 Mar 2015

I'm a Cincy bball fan who follows OSU as a second bball team (I know, I know, but I grew up in Cincy watching Buckeye football and CIncy bball. I didn't even know Cincy had football until I was older. Arguably they don't.) and keeps an eye on Xavier, I HATE HATE how often it seems like OSU gets put in the same section as Cincy or Xavier.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

He's the one who had the brutal leg break. Glad for him that he made it back to the tournie.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

After 5 years of marriage followed by a divorce, I can also say that staying single is a winner financially

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Agreed with everyone here- you want to pay down debt as fast as possible.

BUT- never give away free money. If your employer matches, make sure you are putting into your 401k an amount that maximizes what your employer will match. Then make debt priority one with what is left.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

I will third no debt in any form.

Just think of it like this- if you can't pay for it now, you can't afford it.


Some people will make an exception for a house. I can see the logic in that. I still wouldn't, but there are ways you can play it that make it a good call.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

This game is sick fun.

Our two biggest football rivals of late putting on a bball show.

Comment 14 Mar 2015

I have sympathy for Duck fans. In general, they're pretty cool. They thought they had finally made the big time and had the rug yanked out from under them. Now everybody assumes all the clichés about them are true- can't beat power teams, can't win big games, etc.

I felt much the same after LSU best us, and for years I've had to hear the general college football fan assumption that OSU lost all big games ad got beat by anybody with speed. It wasn't true, but truth didn't matter. It was soul crushing year after year.

I feel for the Ducks. Hope they get one some day. Against somebody else, of course, but still.

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Every championship, in every sport, is butt ass hard.

I'm 43, almost 44. I've rooted for teams consistently in football (pro and college), basketball (pro and college), baseball, hockey, and soccer.

There have been some rooting changes over the years due to living in different cities, but that's basically 7 sports over about 33 years- 231 seasons. You can mess with that math a little since there were some years I didn't follow specific sports, but for simplicity let's call it 231 years.

In 231 years, here is the complete list of times my teams have won a championship:

Ohio State football 2002

Ohio State football 2014

Cincinnati Reds 1990

That's it. Three times in 231 seasons of rooting. Championships are butt ass hard.

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Timing is an important part of life my friend.

In this case you've chosen the wrong century to be a Michigan fan trolling Ohio State fans, for example. The years all start with "20__" now. Have for awhile. In fact, people born in 2000 will be getting driver's licenses soon.


Playoff Era National Championships

BCS Era National Championships

Records since the end of the 1900's

Head to head since the end of the 1900's

Leather-helmet era, The 

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Yes, the guy that won the Heisman Trophy for being the best player in college football was one of the best we've seen in college.

I forget, how'd he play against Michigan? 

Comment 14 Mar 2015

I would change that slightly. Also, for fun, let's add Krenzel since we're talking championship winning QBs.

Maneuverability: XBrax (by a huge margin), JT, Troy, Cardale, Krenz (although arguably Krenzel over Cardale)

Arm Strength: Cardale, Troy, XBrax, Krenz, JT

Accuracy: JT, Troy, Cardale, Krenz, XBrax

Intangibles: Krenz, JT (see Penn State), Cardale (see 3rd down conversion rate vs Bama), tie Troy/XBrax

add in Reads/Decision Making: JT, Troy, Krenzel, Cardale, XBrax

Its certainly interesting. You have to take into account what offensive system you want to run too, though. For example, if RichRod is your coach the choice is Brax, no hesitation. A Georgia Tech system? Brax. A Baylor fire away system that goes deep a lot? Probably Cardale or Troy. 

I think the two best all around are Troy and JT. The best athletic style/frequent runner is Brax. The best straight pocket only passer is probably Cardale but we haven't seen enough of him. Best willpower and just don't lose-ability is Krenzel and JT. 

Seriously, you can't go wrong though. Really can't. Now add in Pryor. And Boeckman deserves more credit than he gets.

The twenty-first century has been pretty good for Buckeye quarterbacks.