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Raleigh, NC (via Smithville)

Member since 22 August 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NC and the Lebron 28 pt barrage Detroit Game in 2007
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Mar 2017

I used to work for Sterling Jewelers(owned Kays , Jareds etc) in level 3 collections, which is right before you get sued. That was an awful time as well. Good learning experience though.

Comment 27 Mar 2017

My mom made hamburger gravy due to my Dads parents making it in his childhood. If I remember correctly you place some lard in a cast iron skillet. The add ground beef with some onions, pepper and salt. Once the beef is cooked you add in flour to make a rue and then serve over top mashed potatoes(with butter of course). Is amazing at home; wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole in a restauraunt. 

Comment 21 Mar 2017

Larry Bird also had a relatively short peak due to injuries. Jordan took two years off in his prime. Thomas played 13 years which is how many Lebron is at now and Lebron is playing at an MVP level. They also have longer playoffs now. I'd say Lebron is being smart as the real answer is less games and that isn't going to happen.

Comment 18 Mar 2017

Take Myles 1st and if Watson and "Local kid not names Hoyer saves the day" falls to 12 draft them. If not, take BPA and re-rack next year.

Comment 18 Mar 2017

I want to know how the St Marys guy had a freaking bloody nose from getting elbowed and 1. He was called for a foul and 2. The refs didn't feel the need to check the video for "player safety" when a player starts randomly gushing blood.

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Slight side note but it does crack me up from a business perspective how often ESPN attacks the sports it covers. I can't count the number of times I have seen someone on air complaining about a union within the sport, or paying players, or stuff like this. I am not saying don't report actual news but it doesn't make any sense to tell your consumers that the product they consume on your network(and hence pay you) is bad. If you listen to some of ESPN football will be dead in ten years while also wanting you to view all their football games on their networks. It would be like McDonalds running ads telling you eating a Big Mac will kill you but don't forget to tune in to the next hour for Big Mac Weekly. 

Comment 09 Mar 2017

I like when smaller cities get an event they can highlight and excel for the year. Similar to Canton and the Hall of Fame game. Does New York really need another event? (Small town homer alert)

Comment 07 Mar 2017

My guess is someone brought up health issues and a naive recruit ran with it or exagerrated. 

Comment 04 Mar 2017

From an income perspective its better for someone to learn to become an electrician or plumber than a lot of liberal arts degrees. Plus you don't get hammered with 4 years of student loans(and thats assuming you graduate in 4).

Comment 03 Mar 2017

Off Topic on Gaming:

I have never played any of the Mass Effect Games but I am looking forward to Andromeda. I am also a HUGE Elder Scrolls fan although not a fan of MMO's but the thought of going back to Morrowind is very intriguing. 

Anyone buying the Switch today?

Comment 03 Mar 2017

If schools cared about the students and also efficiency they would not pad 2 years worth of Gen Ed's to get that sweet govt. loans(that eventually get passed to students via crippling debt). I know its about the "experience" but you can have an experience for less than 20K a year. / End Rant

Outside of that; I commend not having their parents situation being the reason or lack their of for a student to have options. 

Comment 24 Feb 2017

Whats frustrating more than usual this year is how bad the Big Ten is and the fringe tournament teams. On a good year we win the Big Ten title easily. On somewhat down year we still get a 7-10 seed with how bad the bubble is.

Comment 23 Feb 2017

I saw the other week our line in vegas was like 94. Seemed really high for a betting line. My heart says we can get close to 100 wins this year but my money would be closer to 90. 

Comment 22 Feb 2017

The biggest problem I have seen lately is who can you name that vastly improved while on campus? If you can't be Kentucky or Duke on the recruiting trial you have to make it so your Juniors are equal or close to other teams stud freshman. Not in talent, but in the ability to play the game and basketball IQ. Thats how teams like Virginia can play at a top 15 level in a loaded conference. Another thing is you have to have a calling card. Something that defines your team. Virginia plays amazing defense, other teams shoot the 3 well, others run a certain offense. For a while Syracuse had the 2-3 zone as their "thing". When you think of our basketball team, what is our selling point or calling card?

Comment 22 Feb 2017

I agree about Kelly but unless you are a true blue blood or have the academics of harvard etc; it is more what have you done for me lately. Have they been in Prime Time lately? Have they been discussed on Sportscenter, in the poll shows etc? If you are a Senior in HS now then Kelly was when you were in  4-6th grade or junior high. Marketing is all about brand saturation and relevance.