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Naperville, IL (by way of Columbus, OH)

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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 18 hours ago

Take your 2.5 year old daughter to your neighbor's daughter's Frozen themed 5th bday party like I am...wait...no...don't do that...

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Jr year of college...woke up in my dorm room and turned on the TV to see the first tower in flames...I'll never forget it.  Went to class and my professor was in tears and told us to go home/back to our dorms.  My sister lived/worked in downtown Chicago.  I remember trying to call her to see what was going on - said it was a mad house...buildings were being evacuated left and right.  The feeling of chaos was like none other.

And what a beautiful morning it was too...even in Chicagoland...eery to think about it now.

EDIT: I look at my daughter now and it's odd to think that she won't know it (the raw emotion of the day)...and wonder what defining moment will happen in her lifetime.  Pearl Harbor, JFK Assassination, Man on the Moon, the Berlin Wall...this...it's crazy to think that the kids playing in the games this weekend, wearing the patriotic uniforms, were what, 5-9 years old when this happened?

It's hard to forget the anger and passion I felt then too...

Comment 10 Sep 2014

Well, if anyone is curious,,,

Penn State can offer the full 25 scholarships next year. It will be interesting to see how Franklin and his staff manage the rest of the recruiting cycle. They already have 19 commitments in what Scout.com ranks as the No. 7 class nationally. Suddenly they have the ability to take more guys, but they’re not going to hand those out to just anyone, either. They could try to load up now, or they could hold open a few spots for potential 2016 early enrollees to really go big in that class.

Either way, obviously, the restoration to full numbers is a game-changer in their recruiting efforts. For all the adulation of Joe Paterno pre-scandal, Penn State had not been a true national recruiting power since the late ‘90s. Under Franklin I fully expect them to dominate their region while at the same time extending the program’s reach into the South.


Comment 27 Aug 2014

Not really an "argument" per se, as we're not openly yelling/bickering, but it's definitely an ongoing issue that I don't think will ever go away.  I want to watch the pregame shows, the OSU game (of course) and any others - preferably with friends/neighbors - which can easily become an all day affair some Saturdays.  This, in combination with a family, makes things tough - and that we own a 45 year old house with a constant stream of projects...her wanting to do her stuff...it taking away from "family time"...it's a delicate balance.

Comment 27 Aug 2014

Luckily I have a wonderful woman in my life who not only allows me to do this but also WANTS me to.

I hate you...only because I'm insanely jealous.

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I have been dealing with this for 10 years...my wife isn't from Ohio, and grew up in a house were baseball was king between her dad and brother.

EVERY year it's an argument/issue about me watching football...for 15 Saturdays a year...

Comment 26 Aug 2014

Thursday - Fly to Baltimore, drive to Milton, DE and tour Dogfish Head.  Spend night in Rehoboth Beach, DE at Dogfish Head brew pub and Henlopen City Oyster House.

Friday - Wake up with a massive hangover (most likely).  Drive back to Baltimore, hitting up Annapolis on the way.  Check into hotel, see Fort McHenry (fitting in some history/culture), go to Max's Tavern, Alewife, The Brewer's Art, etc. Orioles/Twins game that night.

Saturday - Beers...game...beers...celebration...beers...

Sunday - Massive hangover & fly home.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

Same here!  I got some cryptic message about not being able to access the site, and that if I thought I was receiving the message in error I should contact my system administrator...I almost called the company's tech support desk!

Comment 26 Aug 2014

We used to use a beeper...if someone was calling us and the line was busy they would beep us to let us know they were trying to call...haha, oh man.

Comment 26 Aug 2014
I wasn't born in the fall of 1986, and I wasn't yet one-year-old in the fall of 1987 (SHOUTOUT TO MY #SWAGITARIUS SOLDIERS).
Damn man...you make me feel old like every other day!
Comment 25 Aug 2014


$250 for the ability to buy $5 beers?


Beer 1 = $255
Beer 2 = $130
Beer 3 = $88.33
Beer 250 = $6

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Anyone know when tickets for the CBS Sports Classic go on sale?  It would be cool to see them play NC in the United Center...


Found out...http://www.unitedcenter.com/events/2014/12/20/cbs-sports-classic/

Thanks Google!

Comment 14 Aug 2014

Of all those games I think I remember the Marshall game the most.  I was watching the game at an apartment of my wife's - then girlfriend - friends' and was really the only one watching the game.  Everyone else was milling about, drinking, hanging out, socializing...and I was the only one glued to the TV watching the game (this was in Chicagoland with a bunch of non-Buckeye fans).  Occasionally people would check in on my well being/stress level, and I remember at one point my wife telling me, "You're starting to scare people."

But, oh man, the euphoria and tension release I felt when Nugent hit that field goal!

...I may have a problem...

Comment 13 Aug 2014

My only concern is what this will do to the crowd. It was already packed last year. Plus I think needing a ticket might have kept away the visiting fans. 

Concur on the concern.  I went 2 years ago (one and only time) and it was awesome, but definitely got very packed near the end of the 'gate (I was there for almost the entire thing).  Can't imagine what it would be like if you're not requiring tickets.

Comment 01 Aug 2014

Have you seen Iowa's schedule?

It's possible.

Comment 30 Jul 2014

8-10 million gallons of water while they're in the middle of a massive drought.

Ugh for them.