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hardkorethree

from Coldwater, Ohio

Member since 19 January 2013 | Blog

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Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana. Huge Buckeye, Blue Jackets, and Bengals fan

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Coldwater Cavaliers coming back from 21 with 7 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter against Kettering Alter to win in triple overtime by a final score of 59-52. They later went on to win state against Youngstown Cardinal Mooney.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Tyvis Powell
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Fair weather fan
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Team USA

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Aug 2015

I use Netflix to fall asleep and watch an hour or so..

Blue Mountain State- Freaking hilarious- I've watched every episode about 3-4 times and it's still funny for me.

How I Met Your Mother- The last couple seasons are pretty bad, but I've started to rewatch episodes from the earlier seasons I'm reminded why I loved it.

Bates Motel- I really liked it and started to binge watch it as you learn to "feel" for Norman Bates and want to see him succeed.  This series hit me pretty hard as I related to Norman in high school.  But, I got caught up in it and started to get depressed from the darkness in the show especially after season 3, so I have to call it quits.

Agents of Shield- I love it, good time to get active before season 3 starts up this next month.

Scrubs- Somewhat decent/funny.  It's nice to sleep to.

Sons of Anarchy- Binge watch worthy for the first couple seasons. Don't really like the later seasons.

The Following- I loved the first 2 seasons of this show, well done.

The Killing- Likewise the first 2 seasons were good.  Avoid season 4- that was horrendously boring to watch.

Comment 26 Aug 2015

It's not the brightest idea to celebrate winning a race prematurely.. There are some real silent runners/breathers that can come by unnoticed..  I'm a tremendously slow sprinter, so I've been beat in a sprint many of times unexpectedly.

Towards one of the last races of my senior year, I passed a teammate at the finish line when he was jogging it in and took the 7th varsity spot with only 2 races remaining in the year.  My team ended up winning the large invitational so I took home a nice free t shirt, a medal, and a varsity position nearing the post-season where we were seriously looking at going to state.  Man, I pissed him off so damn bad by doing that.  Him and his dad both started to complain about how what I did was unfair the next couple weeks. 

Comment 24 Aug 2015

Do you even watch special teams?  He was great at that.

Curious, How many people on this team do you want to have the black stripe put back on?  If he doesn't deserve to have his black stripe off, then I imagine not many players on this team do per your example..

Comment 22 Aug 2015

He didn't look injured.. No trainer or coach looked at him.. He didn't try stretching or testing it out. 

But, your theory explains why the rest of his team avoided hanging out with him like the plague that night.  Not one player talked to him, stood near him, or even seemingly acknowledged his existence.

He's got a lot of work to do in his compete level before I would extend him a scholarship.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I really think Prince Sammons is overrated by a few here.  I saw him play last November in the State Semi-Football Championships and he had a really poor game..  My alma-mater went right after him when he was at DE until he stopped playing defensive line by the 2nd quarter.  At offensive tackle he had a clear size/speed advantage but lacked heart/tenacity and he was getting beat on second efforts quite a bit by "outmatched" players on "paper. 

And for one of the weirdest things I have ever seen- At half time when they were down by about 14 or 21 points either the coaches or he himself took himself completely out of the game..He was standing 20 yards away from his teammates by himself with his helmet off while the other starters continued to play both ways, his quarterback who had to be carried off the field by teammates even came back in the game.  Only one person came to talk to him during that time- a coach who told him to put his helmet back on.. No players or teammates talked to him..

I've seen quite a bit of players get super upset and start doing low blows, cheap shots against my alma-mater a low division public school powerhouse, but I've never seen a player stand 20 yards away from everyone with their helmet and appear completely disinterested in a game.  I don't know if his coach took him out of the game for poor play, but I can't imagine he did himself any favors to any scouts or college coaches at the game.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

I really think Prince Sammons is overrated by a few here.  I saw him play last November in the State Semi-Football Championships and he had a really poor game..  My alma-mater went right after him when he was at DE until he stopped playing defensive line by the 2nd quarter.  At offensive tackle he had a clear size/speed advantage but lacked heart/tenacity and he was getting beat on second efforts quite a bit by "outmatched" players on "paper. 

And for one of the weirdest things I have ever seen- At half time when they were down by about 14 or 21 points either the coaches or he himself took himself completely out of the game..He was standing 20 yards away from his teammates by himself with his helmet off while the other starters continued to play both ways, his quarterback who had to be carried off the field by teammates even came back in the game.  Only one person came to talk to him during that time- a coach who told him to put his helmet back on.. No players or teammates talked to him..

I've seen quite a bit of players get super upset and start doing low blows, cheap shots against my alma-mater a low division public school powerhouse, but I've never seen a player stand 20 yards away from everyone with their helmet and appear completely disinterested in a game.  I don't know if his coach took him out of the game for poor play, but I can't imagine he did himself any favors to any scouts or college coaches at the game.

Comment 16 Aug 2015

My username is a combination of two of my nicknames that I used to go by when I was in college about 6 years ago.  Real name is Kory.  My dad was joking at the time and suggested that I try to give myself the nickname Hardkore.  It started to catch on.  Then my roommate's friend from college nicknamed me "Korthree/Kor3".  Since, that guy would call me "Korthree" for the next couple years whenever I would see him around, I kind of ran with that as well.

My avatar is of the Ohio State Hive.  It has always been my favorite entrance.  I used to emulate the Hive before my bigger cross country meets when I did runouts before a race to get myself jacked up.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

This is kind of difficult for me, I would like to go back to the players when I was a young kid- But, I caught the tail end of the Cooper years, and my dad is a "fair weather" OSU fan so I didn't catch many games.  First players I ever really liked were Doss and Gamble. Tressel really saved my interest in Ohio State football.  Took a liking to Hawk and Laurinitis story line. 

But, my favorite Ohio State player has to be Teddy Ginn Jr.  I often times find my favorite players in any sport being gritty, but Ginn was something else when he got the football.  Thanks to the person who provided his highlight tape on the forum, nice to relive some of his plays. 

Comment 10 Aug 2015

I couldn't watch it at a sports bar.. Too many people that scream and over-react after every single play, and if it's not going well the insane views start coming out.  Prefer to watch games with my dad, who doesn't care much about OSU football anymore, even-keeled and we can usually break down the games a bit and discuss strategy. 

Comment 10 Aug 2015

I think it will be Nick Connor.  Has the heads up in so many regards.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

The kid ahead of him is commited to TCU, so it's not like he is some bum..

There is a current NFL (practice squad) quarterback that I went to school with who didn't start a single game until his senior year.  Had a good senior year, got a D1 offer to a MAC school, improved even further and got drafted.  The school I went to had won the state championship his sophomore year with the quarterback ahead of him returning for his senior season so he had to wait in line.  Usually those type of kids don't get an offer to the University of Florida though

Comment 10 Jun 2015

Started tuning in at around the 30th minute of the 1st half.  I'm not much of a soccer fan except for the big international tournaments where we play our "A" team and it becomes about national pride almost..  Pretty fun game to watch though. 

It's hard for me to get behind and really follow soccer when our best soccer players leave to go to Europe, and with all of the "loan" agreements with European clubs.  Was curious to see where Julian Green was and come to find out he is left off of the squad due to a bad year of not playing in Europe on loan, I guess?

Comment 27 May 2015

My alma-mater got the opportunity to play Youngstown Cardinal Mooney twice around your high school years it seems in the DIV State Championship.  I'm from Coldwater. Your guy's 2007 Mooney team was seriously stacked with D1 college talent  that looked so much more built and bigger than our guy's from up in the stands. 

For a small town public high school that at it's highest point graduated around 120 students in a class we have produced some pretty legit talent across many sports.  We sent three players to Ohio State, one being a national top 100-150 recruit (Ross Homan) that eventually went to the NFL before a couple major concussions ended his career.  Last year we seen another player (Keith Wenning) get drafted.  A couple of my friends have received scholarships to run Cross Country at major D1 universities.

Comment 23 May 2015

Heck of a job by Tom Herman to land commitments from those players, but the fight ain't even close to being over yet.. I imagine it won't be easy to keep two very highly rated recruits like this locked in to the class for another 8 months, especially at Houston.

Comment 18 May 2015

I haven't seen anybody recommend "Blue Mountain State" yet.  I've went through each episodes about 3 times already and still like watching it.

Comment 04 May 2015

I passed NCLEX in my first try about 2 weeks after graduation.  I personally was fed up/burned out with school/studying and didn't want to wait a month or two to take it.  My recommendations- Review course of some kind, Don't overstudy, study weak areas/points of emphasis on exam, do review questions that offer rationale for the right answer.  Have her not get down on herself and let negativity sink in (I did that before the test, and it just caused added pressure and stress).  NCLEX is nursing "utopia" not real world nursing.

Some other recommendations that I was never recommended, but think would be helpful- If she knows how she learns best, have her try to learn by doing that.  If she knows she has a weak area for a particular diagnosis or field of nursing study that is kind of major- Have her talk to a friend in nursing that works with those particular patients where she can ask about patient signs, symptoms, presentation, drugs of treatment, side effects to the drugs.  It might register easier that way.

Finally, I recommend that she has activities that can reduce the stress in her life.  Try to relieve all "test day" stress- Get on a good sleeping schedule for a week before NCLEX, don't mess with the sleep schedule, be rested, Know exactly where the test center is, best way to get there. Get there EARLY.  At the test, have her do anything that calms her nerves (I used to pray, self positive talk, counter negativity with positive thoughts). If she gets added anxiety at question #76 if she's still taking it- Remind her she is still in the ballgame, and it doesn't mean she failed.  If she has to take a break, take a break.  I personally had to take about 30-60 seconds to do re-focus and energize myself.  It took me about 114 questions overall.

Comment 02 May 2015

It's still early of course..  For example, Michael Bennett was tabbed as a 1st round pick last year, now he's a Day 3 pick.

But for fun- Joey Bosa, EZE, Taylor Decker, Michael Thomas, Darron Lee. 

Comment 21 Mar 2015

Note, I come from an area that had little fast food options within 1 hour of me for most of my life.

Favorites- HotHeads Burritos- Love that place, like it better than Chipotle's.  My favorite fast food joint now that they've moved within a 20 minute drive from my place.  Five Guy's, Steak N Shake, Firehouse and Kewpee's probably round out my top 5.

Least- I've only ate at White Castle once as a kid, and I'll never eat there again.  Taco Bell is decent at best for me. 

Sadly, McDonald's is really dulling on me.  Remember, how I used to get so excited to go out to eat at McDonald's growing up as a special occasion as a elementary school kid.  Ate at McDonald's about 3 times a week when I was a freshman/sophomore in high school during the summer (I got hooked on their McChicken's and ice cream sundae's after lifting).  Used to go there after high school football games and chow down.  Nostalgia isn't enough to get me to come back by myself though..

Comment 18 Mar 2015

My early summer years consisted of a lot of baseball.  From little minor league games, batting cages, throwing with my dad, and playing rundown.  About once a week, my dad would get a kickball game going at my house with my neighbor friends.  I also lived at the local pool where I spent 5 hours a day there hanging with friends.  On Friday nights I was able to head to the local movie store, Mcdonald's (the only food option in my town), or the local ice cream place.  The greatest highlights were the Cincinnati Red's or minor league games I went to, even though they absolutely sucked at the time.  Loved seeing Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr as a kid.  Would go to King's Island once a year.  I always loved going to see my cousin's who were about the same age and lived an hour away on a huge open country field.

In late high school- my summer's consisted of working out for the upcoming cross country season, and for the heck of it.  I would run in the morning with my teammates.  On Tuesday nights- I would head to the track to do 8 800's in the 80 or 90 degree heat with the local adults I knew from running, and eventually one of my teammates started joining.  I hated every second of that Tuesday, but having a friend/teammate there held me accountable.  He was the star of the team, getting looked at for college, didn't need any speed help, had a girlfriend.  I was a JV long distance guy with no speed or aggressive nature, that lacked any life outside of running at the time.  With the help of that friend, I became a varsity runner that actually started to get competitive and had a legitimate shot at a dream. Highlights of those summers were heading to the 'courts and playing basketball for 2-3 hours at a time, turning on the lights and being out there til 10 pm at night.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

I hear ya!

Growing up in a small town located in the MAC- We would be playing football from August to March.  No matter if it was 20 degrees and snowing in December, I would be finding/starting a game.  I'd be outside til it was pitch dark.  That probably explains my straight C's and D's I got all the way from elementary to junior high.

I will never forget the memories of wearing a mock up version of my high school team's jersey on Friday's at school with my name on the back and the number 99 as my dad thought numbers in the 90's were the absolute best.  All I could think about was the football game, and possibly wearing that jersey someday.  Get out of school, play football for 2 hours or so with the neighbor friends until it was time for supper and heading to the football game.  At the games, unlike many other young kids who were running around, I sat with my dad where he taught me the in's and out's of football at a young age.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Ohio State is also interested in Prince Sammons from CHCA.  From, what I understand it's his first season playing football so he's raw, but he's got all the measurables to be great.  He's got some very good speed as well.

Take it for what it's worth as I've only seen him play once, but I didn't come away too impressed.  He was getting worked over pretty good on both sides of the ball.  Although, it looked like the opposing undersized D-end just WANTED it more with all the extra efforts after being initially contained.  But, eventually Prince sat his helmet down and stood 15 yards away from the rest of his team.  Meanwhile, several of his teammates were playing both ways at the time.  A coach had to go over and tell him to put his helmet back on.  This was during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the State Semi Finals game in which they were only down by 2-3 scores, and he never came back into the game.  No appearance of any injuries, no trainer's looked at him.