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from Johnstown OH

Member since 23 April 2012 | Blog

I'm a 1996 graduate of The Ohio State University. I am also a 4th generation alumnus and hope my kids carry on the tradition someday. I was in the North stands when Eddie George fumbled twice on the 1 yard line against Illinois and was a senior when he had redemption with his Heisman year.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching my son, age 8, make a running shoe-string catch at third base to seal a win and the entire rest of the infield jumping in the air to celebrate the catch.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals - I love lost causes.
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Any team my son plays on.

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Nov 2015

I wonder if that waiver of liability that you accept every time you buy a ticket will play into their defense of this claim. From a cost of defense perspective and public relations perspective, I suspect they pay the claim, get a release of future liability and close this out. Best type of insurance claim is a closed (and settled) claim.

Comment 18 Oct 2015

Michigan's. For me, I saw the Alabama game and it was pretty clear Auburn had a guy back to return the kick if it missed. Alabama could have prepared for it. No one could have foreseen what would happen in the Michigan game. And, it's satisfying any time Michigan loses.

Comment 10 Oct 2015

They won and are undefeated. They have a really good QB who is Matt Bauman's stepson. The game was in Johnstown but I think Catholic still plays at White field. I haven't been to a game in years since I live in Union County, but it was cool to watch the game and see the kids of former classmates playing.

Comment 13 Sep 2015

It's all about meeting expectations. We saw what was done Monday night and expected the team would unleash an offensive assault on the Rainbows' defense that would set all kinds of records. Were our expectations unrealistic? Perhaps. I was a bit disappointed at first but then I just thought of all the times I watched John Cooper's teams lose when they should have won and decided to revise my expectations. Just win baby. That's all they have to do.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

Bad managers always get what is coming to them. It might take some time, but eventually they're found out. I've had 15 different managers at the same company, in the same job, since June 2007. One was so bad that I spent $100 buying Graeters ice cream for people in the office the day she was terminated.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

My favorite work story is when I worked on a farm in high school. One of the workers was an older man and a longtime friend of the family. He was hauling hog manure and using a Honey Wagon to suck the manure out of the pits. The line kept clogging so he kept reversing the pump on the spreader to unclog the line. If there was ever heavy lifting or a dirty job to be done, he would ask me for help which he did with moving the lines in the manure pit. I went to the bathroom to wash my hands when I hear a loud yell. I walked back to find him covered head to toe in hog manure and the barn, which was supposed to be white, covered with crap up to the peak. Seems the line had become clogged again and he reversed the pump, but it didn't work so he took the hose off, with the pump still reversed and it immediately unclogged and shot manure at him in a high speed and volume.  He took his glasses off and kept saying "go ahead and laugh, I'd laugh too if I was you" and then said "go get the power washer". Funniest thing I've ever seen when working. It was before camera phones otherwise I'd have an awesome picture.  


Comment 09 Jul 2015

Until it's your child and the principal has called you because your child got hit in the face in gym and told the teacher "that fucking hurt". It's not funny after that.

Comment 31 May 2015

I've told my wife that this is what I've wanted for my birthday every year since we've been married. Will be 15 years this September and I'm still waiting for it to be done. 

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Normally I couldn't care a thing about Michigan or its players, but Caris' story is different for me. He comes from a great family and his family, although they don't live there anymore, is well respected in the Johnstown OH area. His Dad was my junior high basketball coach and fun to watch in pickup games. Caris is named after his grandfather who was one of the nicest men you would ever meet. His aunts were tremendous athletes at Johnstown as well. 

Caris' father passed away several years ago and I hope he succeeds even if it is at TSUN.

Comment 07 Apr 2015

I'd say Hell No, but it might actually be maybe. I had a 2.7 GPA from Johnstown but had a 26 on my ACT. The score alone got me into Ohio State, but it was OSU - Newark and not Main Campus. Had no intention of going to Main Campus from the outset and transferred in my Junior year. So I say maybe unless the branches have the same requirements as Main Campus nowadays.

Comment 07 Apr 2015

I use my situation as a lesson to my children and for anyone who has ever asked me for my advice on college, which actually happens a lot. I was lazy in high school and my GPA reflected it. I was lucky enough to have a good ACT score which saved me. And even with that, I almost blew it. When I started, all Freshmen had to take a class called University College. It was a credit hour I think, and I got a D minus. Really, I almost failed the damn thing my first quarter at Ohio State. Somewhere I have a letter informing me that I was put on academic probation my Sophomore year. Is it boasting to post that I almost failed out of Ohio State?  I actually did drop out and delivered furniture for a year, busted my ass to get reinstated to Ohio State and graduated. 

So, if you're concerned people are boasting, then move on. This thread wasn't created for people to whip them out and compare against everyone else. A question was asked and people are answering. 

Comment 03 Apr 2015

How long does it take for that feeling to pass where you're expecting M Man to enter into a thread and write a 500 word diatribe on something not relevant to the actual thread? I know he's been gone for awhile now, but I keep expecting to see that stupid helmet show up in the comments.

Comment 01 Apr 2015

This is why I have instructed one of my team members to call my phone externally when certain people come in so I can say I need to get this call and make them leave.