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Germantown, Maryland (via Cleveland, Ohio)

Member since 11 September 2013 | Blog


  • NFL TEAM: Redskins
  • NHL TEAM: Would rather watch olympics or boxing
  • NBA TEAM: Wizards, unfortunately
  • MLB TEAM: Orioles
  • SOCCER TEAM: whichever teams my kids are playing on

Recent Activity

Comment 25 May 2016

Although I shouldn't find what is happening at Baylor funny, it is nice seeing Ken Starr getting canned.  Hopefully Art Briles to follow and a nice long punishment, say 5 years without Bowl games.  

Comment 09 May 2016

Along with others I am puzzled with TTUN being considered better than OSU.  I would probably pick them as second best B10 team, passing MSU and Iowa.  Since after Bama, OSU and FSU generally have been considered the best recruiting teams so out of the top 10 in some polls seems weak. But besides the losses, have only one QB with any experience, who runs a lot, and has been hurt 2 of the last 3 years he played, is worrisome.

Comment 06 May 2016

As someone mentioned the scholarship reductions from Woody's time (105) plays a part.  Another is the more national nature of college football TV coverage.  I think pre ND cutting their own deal, a team could only be on national TV for 5 regular season games over a 2 year period.  When we moved to MD it was a freaking major event anytime I got to watch OSU play.  So if you moved across the country to play, your parents didn't get to see you (unless they were rich because plane tickets cost a lot more then, also if they wanted to talk to you phone calls were a lot more)

Comment 03 May 2016

Also agree Bias should be on the list.  As a MD fan, I think most ACC fans had similar thoughts of success for Bias and Jordan when they came out.  Another name that should be mentioned if we are going to bring up guys that died before playing, let's go old school and add Ernie Davis.  Bias playing with Bird and Ernie playing with Jim Brown, two combos its a shame sports fans never got to see.

Comment 02 May 2016

I almost never eat burgers I don't grill myself, and I gave up Barbecue years ago after I screwed up my GI tract on a bacterial infection in my old backpacking days.  Focus on biz trips is beer first since I home brew, then cheap live music since my wife hates live music.

Comment 01 May 2016

I hate the gambling, crappy shows, phony architecture and weird lights.  Plus I get stuck going there a lot for work to give talks at conferences.  Thank God for Hofbrauhaus, Double Down Saloon, Crown and Anchor, and Ellis Island.

Comment 01 May 2016

JT.  As a Washington fan, RG III looked really bad last time he was playing two years ago.  So even if he is healthy, he may get beat out by someone else on Cleveland's roster (which I can't see happening to JT this year).  Even with replacing a ton of talent OSU's line is going to do a better job than Cleveland's in pass protection.  Although JT will probably have a lot more designed runs.  Both have a history of injuries.

Comment 27 Apr 2016

I hate the Raiders and Las Vegas, so I hope this happens.  Also it would be funny to see the NFL get sued on this. I'll also wish for the Manziel to Raiders to happen.  If Namath was Broadway Joe, what would be Manziel's Vegas nickname?  Joker's Wild Johnny, Striptease Johnny, Roulette Wheel Johnny?  

Comment 13 Apr 2016

Like others have said, I would like to see that this person never got out of jail.  I did google what constitutes first degree murder in Louisiana.  You can read the whole thing here

I'm not a lawyer, but this looked like some of the key provisions from my quick read that I cut and pasted below:

§30. First degree murder

            A. First degree murder is the killing of a human being:

(3) When the offender has a specific intent to kill or to inflict great bodily harm upon more than one person.

C. (1) If the district attorney seeks a capital verdict, the offender shall be punished by death or life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, in accordance with the determination of the jury. The provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 782 relative to cases in which punishment may be capital shall apply.

            (2) If the district attorney does not seek a capital verdict, the offender shall be punished by life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. The provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 782 relative to cases in which punishment is necessarily confinement at hard labor shall apply.

Comment 28 Mar 2016

Not much of a story, but as a MD fan and long-time Duke hater, I still enjoyed this.  I think most people in the ACC hate Duke less for Coach K, and more because they have the most obnoxious fan base by far in hoops.  TTUN and Bama football fans would have to sink quite a bit to get to their level.  K on the other hand with the winning, players not screwing up, seems more like Knight without the random violence.

Comment 16 Mar 2016

I agree with the author's premise.  I do think if they started up the old college all-stars vs Superbowl champs the college kids would win some of the time.  But like in the olden days, because the pro's didn't take the games very seriously.  I get the argument that the pro's work out much more now, but so do the college kids.  Try watching the 69 Rose Bowl and then the 2003 Fiesta Bowl or the playoff semifinals with Bama or the championship with Oregon (if you have the DVDs/BDs).  Its insane how much bigger the players look in 2003 or 2015 vs 1969.  So I think the college kids still win every third or fourth time, assuming they don't do anything to make the pro's take it more seriously like offering large amounts of money to players on the winning team.  Then the college kids are toast.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

What was the name of the place?  I go to Phoenix just about every year for business, and might want to stop in its anywhere near the convention center.  Of course wearing Buckeye gear.

Comment 14 Jan 2016

As a Washington fan, not sure about the high maintenance comment on RG3.  At his size, he will probably be injury prone if he continues to run.  He seemed to get worse at holding the ball too long and having happy feet under pressure.  I was always surprised Chip didn't have Philly look at more running QB's, but maybe he will look at RG3 after he gets cut.