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Naperville, IL (by way of Columbus, OH)

Member since 21 February 2011 | Blog

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  • NFL TEAM: Kansas City Chiefs
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Haven't watched the NBA since Jordan
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago Cubs
  • SOCCER TEAM: Hahaha...no.

Recent Activity

Comment 7 hours ago

Did the woman Mixon punched provoke him?

[cough] Stephen A. Smith [/cough]

Comment 23 hours ago

Same.  It would be cool to see them play in Soldier Field, but doubt it would happen against a conference opponent (e.g. Northwestern).  Something like that could happen against a smaller team, such as Northern Illinois - like NIU did against Iowa a couple of years ago.

Or maybe they'd play Northwestern in Wrigley, post Wrigley renovations (Ricketts has said he wants the stadium to be able to host football games)?

Who am I kidding...neither will happen.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

How did I forget the beef?

Just how one this afternoon for lunch, with both hot and sweet peppers.

A winner is me.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Down votes for stating an opinion?

BARRY No, not nothing. What's wrong with the Righteous Brothers?
DICK Nothing. I just prefer the other one.
BARRY Bullsh*t.
ROB How can it be bullsh*t to state a preference?
BARRY Since when did this shop become a fascist regime?

[/High Fidelity]

Comment 18 Jul 2014

The Chicago-burb I live in recently took out red light cameras that they installed because people changed their driving habits and it was costing the town too much money to maintain...I couldn't believe it.

Red light cameras are a scurge.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Fast Food:

Portillo's...dogs, burgers, chicken, fish, ribs, salads, beer...if it's combined with a Barnelli's you can get pasta too...oh, and beer.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

For people, sports are an outlet, almost a fantasy world, where a combination of joy, heartbreak and living vicariously through others exists.

This.  And then some.

Sports is an amazing catalyst that can create community among people who barely know each other.  It can also be a distraction when facing hard life obstacles, or a supplemental force in enjoying what life has to offer.

Comment 08 Jul 2014

I had WOW! for about 3 weeks.

Their equipment was about 10-15 years behind what Comcast offered, and they were unable to get my service working after 3 visits from their techs.  They continued to bill me for 2 months after I had cancelled my service and dropped my equipment off at their service center.

Comcast is equally as bad.  I upgraded to their X1 platform and it took 1 month and 4 tech visits before it operated correctly - oh, and a help desk ticket to some tech support group in CO.  NORAD?

I hate cable companies.  I wish Verizon FiOS, or Google Fiber was available where I am.  I've heard good things about them.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

I'll give you my car when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!

Comment 19 Jun 2014

Don't be that asshole...

I see what you did there...clever.

Comment 16 Jun 2014

Not sure if you have a kid, but if you do his book is one of the funniest things I've read...


Comment 16 Jun 2014

Drew Magary over at Deadspin has a Hater's Guide to the World Cup.  He doesn't have much for Ghana, but this:

Ghana: Hey, they knocked us out of the last two Cups! THAT IS BULLSH*T AND THEY WILL PAY. Don't you warthog-eaters know we're the greatest country on Earth? USA! USA! USA! USA!

The rest is humorous light reading, if you're so inclined: http://screamer.deadspin.com/the-hater-s-guide-to-the-2014-world-cup-1588867715

Comment 13 Jun 2014
The quest for a third straight perfect regular season will end midway through in 2014, as OSU will serve as the sacrificial lamb for a rising Penn State team that will be the best team not playing in a bowl game this fall. 


Comment 12 Jun 2014

1. Beer

2. Individual folding seats

3. Student Seating in both end zones & 25 yard line & in

4. Maximized Wi-Fi and cell phone capacity

5. Over hang/roof around C deck to provide shade (retractable teflon fabric, maybe?)

6. No more Seven Nation Army (something unique to Ohio State can be crafted)

7. More/improved vendors and restrooms

Comment 10 Jun 2014

I've been out in CA a few times in the fall...it's surreal to wake up and have the games on already.

Comment 10 Jun 2014

One of the things I hate about living in Central Time vs. growing up in Eastern Time...those "nooners" (11 am games) start soooooo freaking early.

Comment 09 Jun 2014

The 1947–1949 Freedom Train was proposed by Attorney General Tom C. Clark as a way to reawaken Americans to their taken-for-granted principles of liberty in the post-war years.

I can see a need for this today.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

So am I the only one who had to look up the definition of alacrity?

brisk and cheerful readiness.

Comment 29 May 2014

Awesome flashback with the GeoCities reference...I admit, I had a website there myself that I created after "teaching" myself HTML from a book.  Just have to say, Cigar Man is an HTML baller - he has frames on his site!  Hey-oh!

Comment 15 May 2014

Very true.  I view Chicago as it's own entity almost, when compared to the rest of the state.  I know that once you get outside of the collar counties there isn't much love for Chicago - especially in central & southern IL.

Comment 15 May 2014

Hilarious. I was just going to say the same thing.  Glad I checked existing comments first.

I've lived in Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin and currently Illinois.  Out of that group Ohio, far and away, leads the pack with state pride.  I do think that Ohio is second to Texas in this category (CA & NY transplants aside).

People in Illinois have no pride about this state - for good reason.