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San Diego, CA (via Mansfield, OH)

Member since 12 February 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State's 2002 & 2014 National Championship Seasons
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Sep 2015

The safety was overturned after review.  I believe the booth ruled it was a fumble and recovery by the lineman instead of a forward pass. 

Comment 09 Aug 2015

I was in banking for 6 1/2 years, and worked as an intern in the corporate legal department of a large debt purchaser/collector during law school.  I've seen the other side of it.  Usually, the numerous calls will stop if you just answer the phone and have a conversation with them about your willingness and ability to pay.  In fact, under the FDCPA, if you answer the phone and tell them to stop calling and that you can't/won't pay, they have to stop calling (other than for certain notification purposes).

Regarding Sallie Mae, I think they provide a much needed service.  I couldn't have gone to law school if not for Sallie Mae loans.  The real problem is not the lenders who step in to fill the gap, but the extreme cost of a college education that necessitates student loans.  But I do not want to engage a political debate on that front.

Comment 28 May 2015

It's hard to believe you were downvoted for this.  Saying Northern Illinois might be better than Indiana, Maryland, and Rutgers isn't that big of a stretch considering the Huskies have won several MAC championships over the past few years and played in a BCS game a couple of seasons ago.

Comment 09 May 2015

Why use symbols instead of letters for the word "ball"?  It's not a profane word.

Comment 29 Apr 2015

Everyone says this.  I watched the video about what goes into hotdogs.  It's a bit gross to watch, but I never have problems eating them.  I think once you've killed, skinned, and cleaned your own food, not too much seems that disgusting anymore.

Comment 26 Apr 2015

Now, that's not completely accurate.  They have an Iowa transfer to hold down the QB spot.  And they also brought in a 3 star RB who they were much more excited about than Weber, so it's OK he signed with tOSU.  You've got to keep up.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

I love both the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.  I haven't read much else from her other than a couple of essays.  But those two books alone are full of great quotes.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

I wish I knew how to make a gif.  This is good, but I like Roark from The Fountainhead.   A guy trying to sabotage Roark asks, "What do you think of me now?"  Roark's reply: "I don't think of you at all."  

EDIT:  I had some of the words wrong, but the basic idea is the same. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

This is a simple issue for me.  It comes down to whether tOSU deceived Weber (by knowingly withholding pertinent info).  If so, you rectify it by offering an unconditional release from his LOI.  It's not only fair to Weber, it will help with potential negative recruiting later.  If tOSU didn't deceive him, you clear the air and put an end to the speculation.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

So true.  I live in San Diego about a 10-15 minute drive away from the San Diego zoo.  My wife, my four year old daughter, and I have year-round passes.  It's only about $120 for all three of us, and we go frequently.  My daughter loves it, and we don't have to stay the entire day because we can go whenever we want.  It's one of my favorite things to do with the family when we have time.

Comment 08 Jan 2015

Based on this, I can imagine tOSU winning like this:

Buckeyes jump out to an early two score lead (b/c they get out to fast starts, and Oregon doesn't).  Oregon catches fire in the second and third quarter, but because the Buckeyes still have a lead, they are able to be patient and continue to score points, keeping their lead on the Ducks.  Then, in the fourth quarter as the end of the game gets closer, the Ducks will be required to force the issue and start being pass happy.  In comes the Buckeyes rush D and secondary, forcing a late turnover to seal the victory.  Here's hoping anyway...

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I love the win.  I wish Ohio State wouldn't have spotted Bama two scores, or it would have been a blowout.  Also, I was annoyed at the announcers.  At the beginning of the game, they were talking about Ohio State having "SEC speed" and Ohio State being like an SEC team.  During the 1st quarter, I texted my friend: "Ohio State does not have SEC speed.  Ohio State has Ohio State speed!  Most of the SEC only wishes they had Ohio State speed."  Then Zeke ended up showing just how slow Bama really is....  Great win, now on to the Ducks (who I think may actually be better than Bama).

Comment 30 Dec 2014

I've been following Sugar Bowl coverage on to get a feel for how the Bama football blogs are viewing the matchup.  For the most part, I feel like they have been very realistic.  Obviously, they believe Bama will win, but they are not discounting the Buckeyes.  In fact, they have a segment, "Who in the Heck is ....?" in which they have been analyzing different Ohio State players.  They appear to view the Buckeyes roster favorably, and the comments on the message boards have been cautiously optimistic rather than overly confident.  It's only when you go to websites like espn where you get the idiots predicting crazy blowout scores.

Also, I recommend the segment they wrote about Joey Bosa.  It's a pretty good read.  It is really more about the OSU D-line against the Bama O-line.