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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2015 National Championship Game

    Attending multiple Yankees World Series games from 1996 on.
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Comment 8 hours ago

One of our regular customers was Herbie Williams who loved our Big Don with sauasage sub and would order 2 every time he came in.

Off topic, but man i miss those subs! I grew up in columbus but havent been back for over 20 years.  Does Donatos still have them? Do they taste the same!!?

Comment 8 hours ago

I had already ordered the Championship game, which arrived the other day, but i did order the Sugar Bowl dvd through the link above. Now, we just need the Big Ten Championship on dvd!  (a post-season three-game package would have been awesome, but i assume that wasnt possible given the FOX Broadcast for the Big Ten Championship and the fact that ESPN had the other two games?)

Comment 26 Feb 2015

Living in NY, bump into a lot of celebs, none of whom i bother. Rod Stewart shopping with a model, Al Gore walking into a law firm where his daughter worked, Robert Downey Jr at lunch, Seinfeld and Matt Damon often in my neighborhood.

Ran into a few at concerts:

I was at a David Bowie private show at a club in NY about 15 years ago or so. I made my way up to the second floor overlooking the stage and the guy next to me said "you would think i'd have a better seat" -- i turned around and it was Lou Reed!

Sat behind Peter Gabriel at the Led Zeppelin reunion show in London in 2007 - almost knocked over Paul McCartney the next day coming out of my hotel.

Sat behind James Gandolfini at a Stones show at MSG about 10 years ago.

Sat next to John Mcenroe at a Who show at MSG 10-12 years ago.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

Arnold Palmer- -met him at Bay Hill, which he owns. I played 36 holes and the starter introduced me in between rounds (he was on the range, in a private roped off area, getting ready for the ceremonial first drive at the Masters).  Very nice guy who stopped hitting balls to shake my hand and take a photo. I never would have asked but the starter said it was cool and asked for me. 

Urban Meyer, Kirk Herbstreit, Eddie George, Cooper and a bunch of other buckeyes at a lunch in NY honoring Eddie's inclusion in the College Football Hall of Fame. Urban had just been hired and gave an awesome speech.  

When i lived in LA, about 20 years ago or so, I played tennis with Paul Sorvino and his young wife. He was there looking for a doubles game and I lived nearby so the tennis club, which was very low key and inexpensive place in the marina, called me

I was in Philly in 2009 for a Pearl Jam concert and was staying in the same hotel as the Yankees, who were in town for the World Series.  On the way to the show, i shared an elevator with Posada, Jeter and Jeter's girlfriend at the time - Minka Kelley, who was spectacular in person.  Jeter had on a suit-- Minka was wearing a cap, belly shirt and jeans. I wished them well and they basically just nodded. Not much of an interaction, but it was pretty cool to see them.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

What's the most dominant half of football Ohio State has ever played? You just saw it. The best chance of ever seeing anything like it again is probably still on your DVR.

It is indeed still on my DVR, along with the MSU game, the Sugar Bowl and National Championship game, as well as various post-game coverage on the last two games.  The Wisconsin game helps me get to sleep at night- so peaceful to see the Buckeyes stomp an opponent on a big stage!  They should release it on DVD.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

This made me laugh .  . hard (NSFW - Language)




Eastbound and Down - brilliant show. 

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Nope - AC/DC & Cheap Trick at Veterans Memorial in 1978. Powerage tour with Bon Scott (heaven tonight tour for Cheap Trick).  Both bands broadcast live on Qfm96. The AC/DC recording eventually became, what i understand to be, their first bootleg. 

The Brian Johnson show was a couple of years later.  AC/DC was huge in Columbus at an early stage of their career -- they played two shows at the Agora (the Newport) in '77 on the Let their be Rock tour.  The Vets show was the next tour. I saw them the following year as well (If you want Blood, you got it Tour) at Fairgrounds Coliseum (is that still around?)  with UFO.  The next year was the Highway to Hell tour (Bon Scott's last) at St Johns Arena with Pat Travers (i believe this was the last US performance with Bon Scott).  That is where I stopped  (Never saw them with Brian Johnson, so dont know who opened).  I also saw them in NY opening up for Rainbow (with Dio on vocals) in '78 and at Cleveland Stadium in '79 at World Series of Rock (Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Journey, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and the Scorpions!).

Don't ask how i can remember all that stuff, but somehow, its stored in my brain!

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Nugent opening for Sabbath is pretty cool! I remember that Triumph show but didnt attend.  I did see some cool opening acts -  I saw Sabbath in '78 and Van Halen opened! I had their first album so i was very familiar with them.  Also saw Cheap Trick open for AC/DC same year. AC/DC opening for Rainbow, John Mellencamp opening for the Kinks. The Clash opening for the Who.  Pretenders opening for the Who. 

Comment 23 Feb 2015

yep  - only musician I've seen in concert that keeps that busy (bass, keyboards, bass pedals) is John Paul Jones!

as far as the best bassist I've seen, I'd put Geddy up there with JP Jones, Chris Squire. Flea and John Entwistle, who was probably my favorite.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

I still have my original 2112 (along with All the Worlds a Stage, Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres and Moving Pictures) on vinyl. Got my tickets for the MSG show this summer. While I took a break during some of the keyboard-heavy years, I've been a fan for a long time.  I've caught them on their last 3 or 4 tours and I saw them a few times when i was growing up in Columbus in the 70s -- '78 at Vets; '79 and '80 at St Johns Arena.  Always great in concert!

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Saw Bad Company with Paul Rodgers in the late 70s, which was awesome.  Saw them again open up for Queen in '82 and it just didnt work without Rodgers.  Irreplaceable.

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Deep Purple

Rod Evans/Ian Gillian/Coverdale & Hughes/Joe Lynn Turner/Ian Gillian again

I'd go with Ian Gillian. I do like the Coverdale/Hughes years as well but the '69-73 and '84-89 years with Gillian are the best. Saw them a couple of times in the '80s when they reformed and it was unbelievable.

Comment 19 Feb 2015

1) Genesis - Peter Gabriel / Phil Collins

Gabriel - but Phil was ok for a few albums, but then he proceeding to almost single handedly ruin Genesis and the entire music scene in the 80s

2) Van Halen - David Lee Roth / Sammy Hagar

Roth - but I liked the Hagar stuff too

3) Judas Priest - Rob Halford / Tim "Ripper" Owens

umm - is this really up for debate?!  Halford

4) Rainbow - Ronnie James Dio / Graham Bonnet / Joe Lynn Turner

Dio  but Turner was an upgrade over Bonnet. I saw them with all three singers and the band was always good.

5) AC/DC - Bon Scott / Brian Johnson

Bon Scott - though its probably just my personal preference. I grew up on AC/DC and saw them 5 or 6 times in the late 70s with Bon Scott - Brian Johnson was always the new guy to me and i grew out of them

6) Pink Floyd - Sid Barrett / David Gilmour


7) Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne / Ronnie James Dio / Ian Gillian

Ozzy but I loved the Dio years too.  And I'm a huge Deep Purple fan so was not upset with the Gillian era.  Saw Sabbath in '78 (ozzy on vocals) with Van Halen opening up and then again on the '80 Heaven and Hell tour with DIo. Both shows were fantastic and i loved both versions of the band. 

8) Iron Maiden - Paul Di'Anno / Bruce Dickenson


9) Journey - Greg Rolle / Steve Perry / Steve Augeri / Arnel Pineda

Perry, but I thought the pre-Perry stuff was more interesting.

10) Queen - Freddy Mercury / Paul Rodgers / Adam Lambert

Freddie and this isnt a close call.  Paul Rodgers was great in Bad Company but it wasnt really Queen without Freddie

11) Alice in Chains - Layne Staley / William DuVall


12) Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green / Bob Welch / Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks

Buckingham Nicks


Comment 12 Feb 2015

Breaking Bad

The Wire

Game of Thrones


Hill Street Blues



Mad Men

Twin Peaks

X files

The Americans


Only one season but i loved Fargo and True Detective


If i had to pick a top show, id probably go with  a tie between the Wire and Breaking Bad

Comment 11 Feb 2015

Well done, but i think this quote is slightly off:

 Another expression Jim got from his father is 

Attack this day with an enthusiasm known to mankind. And don't take any wooden nickels.

Comment 09 Feb 2015

Not sure i understand that one -- why would he hear negative comments in Columbus? from Buckeye fans?  I assume he will hear a few things at the BIg House, but if he has to hear it from Buckeye fans, that is truly sad.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

When's the last time we snagged the #1 RB in the class?  

Beanie was the no 1 RB in his class; no 3 overall (at least in the Rivals rankings)

Clarett was no 1 RB in his class; no 2 overall.