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Member since 19 January 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January Third, Two-Thousand-and-Three.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 08 Oct 2015

Wilson Pickett and Skydog tearing the shit out of Paul McCartney's signature tune.

Fun fact: it was this guitar solo that prompted Eric Clapton to recruit Duane Allman into Derek and the Dominos.

Comment 07 Oct 2015

I'd upvote this a thousand times if I could. This record is ludicrously good—and "Key to the Highway" is a magnum opus.

Back in high school, I'd spin this every night as I went to sleep. 

Comment 06 Oct 2015

I hate shitty color commentary that adds nothing.  A good analyst knows when to interject, and can always add something of substance; a bad analyst just likes to hear themself talk.  

Comment 04 Oct 2015

Here's my Black and Tan Coonhound, Abigail.  She's an adorable little moron, and I love her so.

'How one deals with their Coonhound's slobber is the most telling way of how one deals with everyday problems; after all he is your best friend.' - Thomas Jefferson
Comment 28 Sep 2015

Pretty sure the BBC already tried to warn us about this...

Comment 28 Sep 2015

So much this, especially RE: Cardale.  Dude is a physical freak -- and gets away with shoddy footwork because of it.  Watch some of his deep balls to Devin against Wisconsin -- dude doesn't hardly even step into the throw, he just chucks it 40 yards with the Badger d-line drawing ever nearer!

Gotta imagine that JT's shaking off a lot of rust.  Coming off injury and taking the majority of his reps behind Cardale -- that "mental" work can't match up to actual live reps.

Comment 28 Sep 2015

I'm a fan of a whole host of musical styles, but I'm of the opinion that Kind of Blue is the single-greatest album ever laid to wax.  

Dude was a genius. 

Comment 25 Sep 2015

All four members of Zeppelin were boneafide vertuosos, but Bonzo just might have been the best of 'em all.

Here are two of my favourites, starting with "Bring it on Home" (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)

And "Achilles Last Stand" (Presence, 1976)

Comment 24 Sep 2015

Chulahoma won't top Junior, but it's about as close as you can get -- even better than Buddy Guy's work on Sweet Tea (in which he covered "Tramp" and "Done Got Old").  In all honesty, Chulahoma has some of the finest production work I've ever heard on a record -- think of it as a big-budget adaptation of Junior's slow, sensual sound, with a little dash of psychadelia thrown in for good measure.

Hell, the last track is actually a voicemail left by Junior's widow (by way of a common-law marriage), telling Dan and Patrick that they were the only ones "who really played like Junior played".  It and The Big Come Up are my two all-time favorite Black Keys records.  I also had the pleasure of hearing the Keys play Junior's "Everywhere I Go" (off their second record, Thickfreakness) at the Agora in Cleveland (back when they were still touring as a duo).  It was phenomenal.

Here's one of the Chulahoma's highlights, "Meet Me in the City".  Also, be sure to spin "My Mind is Ramblin'", another choice track.

Comment 19 Sep 2015

The other problem is that, as much as the league is trying to penalize them, the guys that make the big hits are oftentimes the most celebrated. Very rarely do you see a good, clean, form tackle on Sportcenter'a Top Plays.

No, as fans we like seeing the big, violent, slobber-knocking hits. Ergo, the players that make those plays get the most publicity, and it conditions everyone else to do the same. 

Comment 03 Sep 2015

That's one of the very few things I miss about the old layout -- along with the "Recent Comments" section.

\braces for Jason's wrath.