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from Coldwater, Ohio

Member since 19 January 2013 | Blog

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


  • 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.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Fair weather fan
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 07 Jan 2017

Maybe, it's just me.. But, I don't really like commitment videos like this.. Showing up in a limo, red carpet/lights on you, making a hollywood star for your commitment.  I get he's probably just trying to have fun with it and all, but I'm still not a huge fan.That wouldn't fly in my neck of the woods from parents, coaches, schools. (MAC Territory, Ohio).  This uninformed casual spectator is guessing he goes to UCLA/USC.

Comment 07 Dec 2016

I will say this as a self admitted "fair weather basketball fan".. Big fan of Ohio State basketball from the Oden/Conley years up until Craft's senior year.

I don't think we will ever get Tom Izzo, Coach K, Calipari here as the head coach.  I just don't see an Urban Meyer type hire.  I'm just being realistic.  We are not a traditional basketball powerhouse like football.  Incredibly hard to do in my opinion as well.  

I have defended and said let's keep Thad Matta around the last couple years, but I think a change needs to be made at the end of the year, if the program doesn't change.  We've seen little player development for the last 5 years as well.  Ohio State basketball is starting to really regress and I think we should make a change at the end of the year, rather than waiting another year or two for Thad to "turn it around"  I definitely think Ohio State basketball can be better than this.

Comment 14 Nov 2016

Huge Columbus Blue Jackets season ticket holder here-

It's been a better/good start to the season than I imagined.  Werenski is just a freaking stud at the age of 19.  Seth Jones and him look like a legit #1 pairing defense unit.  Bob has been great to start the season (last couple games appears he has struggled).  Alex Wennberg has made even greater strides than imagined. 

This is a different team, but I'm not quite ready to guarantee playoffs in mid-November.  It would help if Bjorkstrand could really find his scoring touch again up in Cleveland and be ready for the NHL.  As of now we are just rolling with 12 forwards so we can give prospects minutes rather than sit in the pressbox.

Comment 18 Oct 2016

1. Start reading the bible on a more consistent basis. 

2. Start trying to attend more family get togethers and spending some more time with relatives in the process.  Maybe even spending some time with my girlfriend's family.  In this past year, It's started to hit me more that family is important and I've tried to start doing family things when work doesn't interfere (it usually does)-

3. Start running more consistently where I can run half marathons with little difficulty and maybe in the process lose a few pounds.  Life's business and my weird sleeping/awake schedule has really made it hard for me to stay on top of it.

Extra bonus goals- Look at possibly buying a house in the next year. 2. Hopefully a continued relationship with my GF of about a year now

Comment 23 Sep 2016

I'm sorry, but that is a really rude and insensitive comment in my honest opinion..

I'm sorry that bikers might add a little more time to your daily commutes, but that biker is also a living human being that has family, loved ones in their life.  Making comments about hitting them while your driving a large vehicle with no qualms is very tasteless.  Hitting a biker with a large vehicle can cause serious injuries and death.  There was a woman in a town near me on a bike ride in town with her daughter just recently that was hit by a car and sadly ended up dying from the collision.

Also, your comment seems to display that you have some signs of road rage which is very dangerous for yourself and others. Everyone in this life can make mistakes, as we are human.  I don't think that makes it right to purposely commit vehicular assault on a pedestrian with no protection whatsoever.  I know I've made some mistakes when driving/running/biking, and I would appreciate it if someone would purposely not hit me with their car, just as I would likewise do the same for any other person driving/biking/running.

As hard as it is sometimes, I feel that we should treat others with decent human courtesy and respect, despite their mistakes/faults, as I likewise have my own.

Comment 21 Sep 2016

I like the optimism of folks thinking that Hooker and Lattimore should come back next year as well to further build on their resume's to improve the draft stock or learn more at their position to be better suited for the NFL.  But, I'm going to be realistic and say that they are gone at the end of this year.

To be honest, I don't think Lattimore or Hooker will need to build on their resume's with an extra year.  I'm betting they go very early in the NFL draft.  We all see the way this ball hawking defense and secondary is playing.. They are exceptional.

 I don't look at these guys and think "Ah, they should come back to Ohio State next year and improve their draft stock, prove they aren't just a one year wonder."

Comment 10 Sep 2016

Personally, I'm wondering if we are playing too many guys at WR right now (not a problem).. Receivers not getting seperation, couple of dropped balls..

So your solution is to put Malik Hooker who hasn't played offense in 3 years here at Ohio State and hope that he can suddenly learn how to play WR better than all of our other guys in just 

Comment 06 Sep 2016

Had to recheck it, because I remembered at least 2 commits during that time (Walker)

Kareem Walker, Shaun Wade, Bruce Judson.  I remember people were excited and I was calming my emotions about the commits seeing as how it was during a national championship game, enroll dates 1-2 years in the future, national recruit from Florida, New Jersey.

Turns out Walker ended up at Michigan and we signed Antonio Williams.  Bruce Judson decommited.  Shaun Wade is still a commit, but he has been seen as a possible decommit for a while now.

Comment 02 Sep 2016

Rewatched Weber's highlights again.. I feel he could be that small back that can power through the holes and come out of nowhere sometimes.

I like the fact that he doesn't go down easily.  You'll have to get low on him and solid wrap up tackling or else he'll fight through it.

Comment 31 Aug 2016

My family is season ticket holders in the club level which are pretty good seats overall if you want good seats, leg room, etc.. But, I end up buying seats off Stubhub in the upper deck on occasion to sit with friends or so my parents can sell good ones.  If you are a college student you can buy cheap seats through "CBJ Student Rush" the day of for 25 dollars lower bowl or 15 upper bowl.  

But, the other options for cheap seats through the Blue Jackets ticket site are Huntington Bank Green Seats but those are last row seats above the goal and only come available about 2 hours before the game.

Honestly, I think your best bet to save money is through Stubhub.  Seeing as how it is a weekday game and the Jackets will probably struggle again, the tickets will be really cheap there (especially upper deck).  I usually sit in the upper deck in a specific goal zone (like the 25 yard line in football terms) in the middle rows for less than 13 dollars per seat.  I'm guessing you can find seats in the lower bowl area for around 50-60 dollars (spitballing figure)

Enjoy the game! Hockey has became my favorite sport after going to a couple games.  Washington has Alexander Ovechkin, one of the best players in the NHL with a rocket shot.

Comment 31 Aug 2016

I bought cable, but I just got the basic "farmer's channels".. Been tempted to upgrade back to the full channels since football is starting up again with hockey, but I'm thinking that I'm just going to drive the 20 minutes to my parent's house to watch games.

Comment 29 Aug 2016

As hard as it is.. I'm choosing to remain neutral between both sides here..  As I do not know her or Torrance for this matter, I'm not going to assume that she is "just a wannabe girlfriend" out for revenge against him just from a rumor.

Fact is- I do not know what happened.  I do find it curious that Urban Meyer is sticking up for Torrance and saying he does not support the "university's decision".  I hope that this can be resolved and that Torrance can join the team next season seeing as how the appeal was supposedly denied.

Comment 27 Aug 2016

Ah.  Brings me back to watching my high school football team lose a state championship when I was 9 years old due to a blown call.. (Officials stated the ball hit the ground, it clearly didn't per my parents).  I don't remember it, but I take my dad's word for it.  He's always been honest about officials and giving them the benefit of the doubt.  He'll criticize the fans on our side for yelling at the officials when it's an obvious call.  

Your welcome, Justin Zwick and Orrville :)

Just giving them a hard time, my alma mater has won 4 state straight championships and 6 in the last 10 years, so we don't have much room to complain.

Comment 27 Aug 2016

I couldn't imagine being in her situation to be honest and I come from a family where my parents and I didn't talk to my sister for close to 2 years due to family drama and disagreements.. Very sad situation all around.  I am sorry for the victim and her family

Comment 23 Aug 2016

Maybe he texted Grimes/Lindsey or sent them a private message on Twitter or something..

Do we really have to say this is going to be a problem because he didn't send a congrats tweet to them for everyone to see..

For example- I haven't sent my girlfriend a message on Facebook in over 10 months, but that doesn't mean that I don't care about her.

Let's not overanalyze this when they aren't moving in to Ohio State for another year.  Shoot, they could even become best friends by the time graduate college for all we know.

Comment 21 Aug 2016

I'm pretty sure Urban Meyer and coaches a couple years ago kept saying that Sam Hubbard "would play this week' a couple times and he ended up redshirting.

Not saying Bosa would redshirt, but I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility.

Comment 21 Aug 2016

Galen Rupp got a bronze medal in the marathon today for the United States in only his 2nd career marathon.. Pretty impressive performance across the board from the USA in the middle distance and distance events in this Olympics that was previously being dominated by the Ethiopians and Kenyans.  

Comment 17 Aug 2016

Yes, high schools can be "clicky".. Lord knows, I was far from being popular.  I was made fun of and ridiculed by people younger than me for years at and past high school.  Some people were so mean to me, it still bothers me when I see them in public. I've had good football players, one of which is in the NFL refuse to acknowledge my existence when I tried to be friendly with them.  I only have 2 good friends from high school nowadays.

But, I still have attachment to my high school.. I'm proud of what my highschool has accomplished and I like to support the school.  I live about 20 minutes away from it and my parents still live there as well, so I still have that connection.  My alma mater has won 4 straight state football championships, 6 straight state final appearances, reached the playoffs 19 times in a row now..

Family, great football excellence, and being from a nice community is one of the reasons I'm attached to my school.  I may only be friends with 2 people from high school now a days, but that doesn't mean I can't support my alma mater or follow high school football.

Comment 17 Aug 2016

I actually really like this idea that was presented.  Gives players motivation as a youngster to want to become a LT and is a very achievable goal within a couple years.

I imagine that it would be nice as a new incoming freshman to know who to follow/talk to/speak from the get go to improve.  A team captain would probably be too overwhelming/not in touch with a position group. An LT is someone that you would spend most of your time with during as a season as is which develops cohesion/unity.  

Comment 15 Aug 2016

I'm from the MAC.. Specifically, Coldwater.  I like to attribute it to several factors-

1. Good genetics.  It's insane the amount of talent that the MAC actually produces across many sports considering the low population. 2. Good community- Kids are raised pretty well.  A lot have a good work ethic and there's very little questioning of coaches or open disputes/fights

3. Football is king over in the MAC on Friday nights.  Families pack up their cars and head to games on Friday nights.  I remember getting to games at 5 pm for a 7:30 pm game so we could get a decent seat.  Many kids dreamed of playing football.

4. Numbers.  Coldwater used to have about 80 kids on a football team in a given year without too much of a problem.  No soccer program helped boost numbers.

Comment 15 Aug 2016

I keep asking myself the question.. What makes any school think having female hostesses and encouraging them to interact with football recruits a good idea? I'm betting several people had a bad feeling about this like me just from reading the forum title.

And, I hate to say it.. I'm betting it comes down to getting said football recruit to come to Kansas at the expense of these female rowers.


Comment 11 Aug 2016

Real fight or not, I personally don't think it's a good look for the team.. I don't like it even if it is just "horseplay".

Comment 09 Aug 2016

I graduated from the same graduating high school class of a couple Ohio State football players.. For what it's worth on a second hand account, they were not big fans of Terrelle Pryor either (however, they were not "big name" or starting players).  The main complaint was Pryor was late for meetings quite a bit and would get a free pass from the coaches