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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 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. 

Comment 01 Apr 2015

There's a guy in my office who walks up to the urinal and then proceeds to sound like he's shitting his pants before he takes a leak. Does it every time and if I see him walking in to the bathroom before I go in, I go to another floor. I've heard people in our breakroom actually talking about him and the women in the office even know about it. Not exactly the right kind of recognition you want to get in an office environment. 

Comment 27 Mar 2015

I am in Orlando on vacation and have been wearing Undisputed or Ohio State gear almost every day. I've run into a lot of Alabama fans in lines at the Parks and they all basically look at my shirt and say "Ohio State fan huh?". Yes, yes I am and it feels pretty damn good to be the Champ. And feels pretty damn good that no one can take that away from us or talk trash about how the SEC is the best. By the way, I've heard a half dozen comments that they still can't believe they got beat by a 3rd string quarterback. 

Comment 25 Mar 2015

I did a vacation club spiel last year in Orlando with my wife and even wore a tee shirt I printed up that said "My favorite word is NO!" Even with that subtle hint, I had to say the word to three different guys about 20 times. 

Comment 05 Mar 2015

I'm not Internet Champion, but I was an unarmed security guard in college at Central Benefits on E Main. I worked 3rd shift and every night I'd rotate the roof camera over to my car and leave it on my car all night. Then if anyone approached it with bad intentions, I would get on the sound system and tell them to get away from my car and that police were on the way. Then I'd watch them run.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

You know, I kept reading the comments and half-expected some dissenting opinion to be posted. Perhaps something from someone with a Michigan bias but it never happened. And then I remembered the news of the weekend. 

Comment 28 Feb 2015

Edited, never mind.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

Uh no. Did you even read my profile? I'm thinking you meant to use another font.  I actually went to the same high school as another one of our 11 W members in Johnstown OH and as said before, I am 4th generation OSU alumni. I have encountered many stupid people in my life and also many uneducated people. Stupid and uneducated are not the same no matter what some people may think. I don't agree with the content that MMAN posts but he is most definitely many things but uneducated he is not. If I had to guess, he probably has a JD as he writes like an attorney and as we all know, he likes to argue his points. So Groveport, plus 1 for you for your paranoia and for making me chuckle. 

Comment 28 Feb 2015

What the hell did he do on Mgoblog to get banned? I've never seen rats turn on themselves.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

And this post here is another example of why I'm intrigued to know who you really are (as expressed in the "get rid of you thread") Either you're full of it, which I really don't think you are, or you're likely well-off financially, have good connections to and within UM, and are definitely intelligent and educated. 

Comment 28 Feb 2015

I'd actually like to know his real story. He comes across as not only intelligent but also perhaps connected.  Much better than the rest of the UM fans I've met in my life who never went to that university.