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from Coldwater, Ohio

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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 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 10 Mar 2015

I'm going moderate.  I haven't seen much of him to form an opinion.  I'm aware he was a 4/5 star recruit out of high school that has battled injuries.  Larry Johnson's a good D-line coach. 

The kicker here- I don't think Ohio State NEEDS him to play at an All American level.  It'd be nice if he did, but I think Ohio State can survive if he can play solid all year, turn out a season like Curtis Grant, or just below that notch.  Here's to hoping he can have an injury free year and the backups can really improve.

Comment 03 Mar 2015

Voted pass.  Could this be the best recruiting class Ohio State has gotten in my 10 years of following recruiting-Possibly.  But, we do not know how they will fare once they get to college.

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. 

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Weather's a huge factor.  I remember going one year where I believe it was snowing.  Let's just say the attendance was very minimal.  I haven't went to a spring game since 2008, but I hope to attend this year, assuming I have the day off and it's not horribly bad weather.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I remember reading Bucknuts forum boards after that one.. Let's just say Urban Meyer was not very well liked..

Comment 05 Feb 2015

I'll pass.  I wouldn't hire him to a national championship caliber team to be an assistant coach because he had one good year at Ohio State as a RB.  He has also had his run-in's with the law in the past, doesn't have a college degree, so it's pretty obvious he won't be a candidate.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

I think people are just being realistic here and connecting the dot.  Let's be honest there are a number of coincidences here, and I happen to think that this blindsided Weber, which I could be wrong.  I'm on here because I like Ohio State football, the medium that it's provided in, and being able to see opinions other than myself at times, (unless it's of the variety of the delusional scarlet/gray glasses kind of viewpoint).

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Eh, I still think Weber is important to this class, whether he "starts" or not.  Fact is- We never know who develops in college, injuries that happen, transfers, etc..

I can go through numerous examples of player's that never develop, injuries that happen, transfers, but I'd be typing for days, so..

Cardale Jones was a 3 star commit in Braxton Miller's class that was a last minute offer, it's not like too many people seen him as a future starter.

Main point.. You just never know.  He's a 4 star RB recruit with power and speed, despite his short stature that looks to fit our system.  He's also from the Cass Tech pipeline in Michigan.

Comment 02 Feb 2015

To people that follow recruiting closer than I do- Does he seem like the quiet/reserved type of recruit?  Being painfully shy/reserved when I was in high school, I could very well see myself and others doing the same in a similar circumstance.  The most interesting thing is that he didn't even seem to want to connect to the other recruits/current players.  Usually the reserved people, gravitate to those people they would know well.  As, you also mentioned, it could also be the recruiting process taking it's toll.

You may very well be right, I would just hate to see another Malik McDowell situation all over again.

Comment 31 Jan 2015

Football.  I've lost interest in all levels of basketball since I've found a love for hockey in the last couple years.  I'm also a product of my environment, which lives and breathes football.  Basketball practices for my high school don't start til mid December.  If our team were to advance far in state tournament the general consensus in town would be "that's cool, good for them".  When the football team makes it to the playoffs, nobody is left in town.

Comment 31 Jan 2015

I've never understood why someone would actually want to follow a 16-18 year old recruit, let alone tweet them.  If they tweet something of even mediocre importance, I'm sure one of the Ohio State beat writers/11 Warriors will mention it anyways.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

I didn't get caught up too much in the hoop-la of recruiting commits and news that day.  Don't get me wrong, It's nice to see that 3 top notch recruits commit to us, but 2016 and 2017 are pretty far away, and there's a lot of recruiting left to do.  Like Urban says, "it shows us that we are in their top 3".  Keep in mind it's one of those "emotional" days where recruits can get caught in the moment and commit earlier than they are perhaps ready too.

I don't buy too much into Damarkus Lodge's comments "the winner" is now in his top 5 for now.  It could just be something he said in the moment.  Lord knows, I said some comments that I meant in even half/complete jest when I was in high school.  I'm sure we would gladly take his commitment if he wanted to come here, but make the best decision for yourself, and not just the outcome of 1 game.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Kind of wondered how good he could have been here in college if it wasn't for a poor QB coach and some very bad offensive lines.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

I just want to give a tip of the hat to Curtis Grant.  Of course we all know he came in as 5 star LB recruit that was projected to be an All American under Tressel.  He had to endure many transfer rumors, the 6-7 season, 2 coaching changes, and even the loss of his father.  However, none of these circumstances broke him.

Curtis- You might not have become an All American, but I'm sure myself and many other Buckeye fans will not forget your contributions to this great university.  I have no doubt that you continued to work as hard as you could to reach your potential, through many difficult circumstances.  There were no worries about academic uncertainty's, off the field problems, negative/cancerous attitude.  You eventually became a starter at MLB, a team Captain, and even mentored Raekwon from the start.  I'm happy to see you come out on top as a Champion.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

I'll be honest, all 3 QB's returning scares me a bit.

Possible dissension  My alma mater went through a similar circumstance with 2 players, it divided the team ever so slightly (players started taking sides).  One had won state as a QB with some extreme athletic ability, the other was a slightly younger player that had more long-term potential at the QB position as a pass pro guy with some mobility at that level.  In the end, the team never really clicked, we lost early in the playoffs to another powerhouse program.  BTW, that younger player is currently an NFL QB.

I also take into account the Stanley Jackson/Joe Germaine situation per the documentary on the Big Ten Network.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

It depends on the situation to be honest.  If your a first round QB on a bad team, yea you don't have much time to develop, your starting early on, ready or not.  But, I went to high school with a guy that was taken in the 3rd day by the Ravens and is able to suit up on gamedays and be a practice squad QB in his rookie year.  I would hope that the team that probably drafts him in the later rounds would do that for him as well.