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Eastern Shore, MD

Member since 11 January 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Mike Doss, come up and lay the lumber on McGahee early in the 2002 NCG, looking to my Dad and saying, "Bucks came to play. Miami hasn't been hit in the mouth like that in 2 years!!!"
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Spielman, Hawk, Laurinitis
  • NFL TEAM: Lions
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Sonics (Kemp, Payton, Detlef Shrempf)
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers and Griffey era Mariners

Recent Activity

Comment 3 hours ago

So your name is Tetris?  That's awesome. 

Seriously though, my daughter was 6 weeks early, and she spent 24 long days in the NICU (to the tune of over $2500/day). She ripped her own feeding tube out when she was done with that, and now she just turned 4, she's close to 4ft tall, and about 51lbs (no fat, just solid). She had to be intubated because her lungs weren't fully developed, but more than anything, the involuntary reflex of swallowing saliva hadn't been developed, so she always thought she was choking, and would stop breathing. She had to go 3 straight days without doing that or they wouldn't send her home. We would make it 2 1/2 and then would have an occurrence. It sucked royally.  

Comment 3 hours ago

It looked like the Wings-Pens was on it's way, just from a competitive standpoint. The physicality never compared to Wings-Avs though.  

This was one of my favorite games of all time. Roy was the perfect antagonist.  

Comment 4 hours ago

I think it is, but that last few years, it hasn't had national appeal because of the Buckeyes dominating. UNC-Duke is one I'll tune in to just about every time they play. I don't usually watch a lot of the Iron Bowl, Red River Shootout, etc. unless there is national implications and/or Ohio State could be affected by the outcome.

As a Wings fan, the 5-7 years when the Det-Col rivalry was really heated was must watch TV. I hated the Avs. The teams were a cut above the rest of the league in terms of talent. 

Comment 4 hours ago

They might give next years B1G COY to Ferentz also, since this years was already awarded at B1G media days.

Comment 4 hours ago

Well put. And exactly where I was going with my comment earlier today. I don't understand the whole "regressing" point when it comes to the QBs. I understand they have a new coach, but does anyone really think they both forgot everything Herman coached them on over the last 2-3 years? I would hope Beck was using that as the base and going from there, as opposed to starting from scratch. JT was a very effective QB last year, throwing and running. Now, it's like he's only in there to run, which he can do, but isn't nearly as effective without the threat to throw. Cardale also showed much more in his time last year then he did at any point this year. 

Comment 10 hours ago

If Navy wins, they probably get the nod into a NY6 bowl as the highest ranked group of 5 team right? However, that matchup will be set before they play Army. I know they will be heavily favored over Army, and most likely win, but what happens if they lose, and someone like Toledo wins out giving them 1 loss and a conference championship, probably putting them as the higher ranked group of 5 when all of the games are played. Would Navy be subbed out for Toledo after the matchup is made?

Comment 12 hours ago

 "taking what the defense is giving us" 

To me this is the biggest problem. I said it in multiple forums after Braxton announced he was making the switch to WR, that I hope we don't get cute with the play-calling, while trying to get everyone their allotted touches. It seems that's exactly what has happened this year. Usually, teams don't want to let the other team dictate what they do. However, with the personnel on this offense, that's not necessarily a bad thing, because like you said, whether it's Braxton, Jalin, Thomas, Zeke, etc, any of those guys can take over a game if a team wants to shade help one way or the other, or cheat up or back. I'm cautiously optimistic we'll see an offense that is closer to what everyone expected coming into the season. I know that's not popular opinion now after last week, but they played tight last week, with next to no emotion. Hopefully, the loss was liberating for the team and coaches, and they can let it rip.  

Comment 12 hours ago

I remember wathing this game. This was a regional game on ABC that year, and I had the ACC game being in MD. I gave Comcast hell over it. Ended up calling around to the bars in the area to see who had it, and the Greene Turtle answered the phone saying "Hello, Greene Turtle, we have the Ohio State/Michigan game." I hung up and headed over. So I end up watching with a handful of other Buckeye fans, and a family of TTUN fans are there also. I think TTUN had a little momentum before the play, and they came up to the bar from the table they were at and starting talking shit. I'll never forget, the daughter of the family was the loudest of the bunch, and I just remember turning around and looking at her as Ginn housed it. Sweet Victory. 

Comment 26 Nov 2015

Good point about the helium whether joking or not. Isn't it a non-renewable resource? 

And Happy Thanksgiving. Go Lions! 

I filled out a few parlay cards last night while at the bar so I need them to at least keep it close.  

Comment 26 Nov 2015

I remember my uncle getting a brand new embroidered Ohio State sweatshirt the week of The Game. Whatever year it was that NW won the Big 10, (95 or 96 I think). After Ohio State lost to TTUN, and he took a permanent purple marker, and scratched out Ohio State and wrote Northwestern. Needless to say, my aunt, who bought the sweatshirt, wasn't too happy.  

Comment 26 Nov 2015

What made those losses hurt so much was that more often than not, Ohio State was the superior team in those games, but choked them away. Not that Michigan was necessarily a powerhouse.  

Comment 26 Nov 2015

Not sure about Best Buy, but just about every other major retailer is offering the exact same prices on line as are in the store this year. Also, can probably save a few bucks getting that TV at Walmart anyways. 

Comment 26 Nov 2015

As great as that '06 game was, I rarely watch the replay until the end because of what happened a few weeks after that game. Sort of loses the luster for me.  

Comment 25 Nov 2015
Worst part of being in the west was the 3OT games they'd lose in the playoffs. Lost a lot of sleep on those.
Comment 25 Nov 2015
Glad there's something to watch. Wife and I heading to our favorite sports bar for some wings and oysters (and beer) while the mother in law stays with kids.