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Philadelphia (via Worthington)

Member since 24 September 2012 | Blog

Widener University '16
Widener Men's Lacrosse #22


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  • NBA TEAM: Lebron James until he returns to Cleveland
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Recent Activity

Comment 28 Jul 2016

My favorite personally is the weightlifting. After training for sports and doing clean and jerks/snatches for many years I find that a girl that weighs 100 lbs less than me can clean and jerk more weight than I can. It's such a technical exercise and everyone of them is so cool to watch. I also like watching a guy that weighs as much I do clean and jerk more than double what I can. Putting 500+ lbs overhead is awesome to watch. 

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Wow thank you for the response.

That sounds terrible. However, it's common enough. More than anything, keep in mind that you don't need to bang it out in three months. You can do it over a year if you commit yourself to that timeframe. You only need 75s. You don't need to shoot for 90s. You can hit that at 15 hours/week and a couple days off for crunch time over an extended period of time.

I know I don't have to get it done in three months but the absolute last thing I want to do is work 10 hour days doing accounting... only to come home and have to study more accounting. I'd much rather sacrifice now for a little easier path down the road. Hoping to hit BEC in 2 weeks, maybe try and squeeze AUD in in 3 weeks at the end of August before the dead period in September. I know it's probably out of reach and very ambitious, especially the AUD in 3 weeks, but I figure its worth a shot. 

 Absolutely not. They will teach you what you need to know for the job. At the entry level, the test will not at all reflect what you will be doing.

Great point here, I guess the order is all based on personal preference.  

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Thanks for the response, using Becker for the same reason and doing the self study as well. Did you feel Audit was easier because of your work experience? I would have to guess the answer is yes with a 97.  I currently have like 100 pages of notes for FAR and while I feel prepared, with the cost of retaking tests and the idea of having to restudy material again are still making me nervous and wanting to do it right the first time.  Buttttt on the other hand I want to get as many done as I can before I begin work and am trying to find that balance of being prepared and not necessarily over preparing.  I guess only time will tell.  

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Thank you wise sir.  Part of the reason I put new CPAs was to get some insight from people that have taken the current format because it is so different than what it used to be. I have heard from many people that trying to "prepare" for work is a waste of time.  Hopefully Audit and Business can get knocked out before I start work and then I'll tackle the tax one while working.  

Comment 15 Jul 2016

From what I've heard its essentially a comma and 3 letters you get to put after your name, and a reason to be paid more.  Obviously studying and passing will help gain basic knowledge and "help" but nothing compared to actually working.

Comment 05 Jul 2016

All the tweets I'm seeing are from Georgia fans.  Maybe their "Birm" broke something? I have NOT seen a national writer say he's gonna commit, but a lot of people are saying he's committing. 

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Great points. Before my rebuttal I want to say that from my perspective UGA is a top 10 coaching job nationally. Not OSU, ttun, USC, Texas, Florida but it's in that very close second tier. 

If Ohio state had that stat line that you gave, over 15 years, 2 conference championships, 6 division titles, do you not think the guy would be run out of town? 4/7 seasons finishing unranked.

My reason for thinking he's overrated is that I think that with the keys to a program as big and powerful as Georgia, he squandered an opportunity and should have been able to do a lot more. 2 conference championships at a program like that SHOULD BE unacceptable in my opinion. 

On the flip side to ruin my own argument he was coaching against 2 of the best ever in Meyer and Saban. And was going up against other occasionally elite programs in LSU and Auburn. But those schools all were able to find a way to win and Georgia never could. 

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Too young to make a comment on Bo, but Chip Kelly is a great pick.  SC Spurrier I don't know how much I agree with, it's not like they were expected to go win championships like oregon.  He actually from what i remember turned that program around and made them competent in $EC.  

My pick however is Mark Richt.  Arguably fourth best state for talent, in the south, big name program, and he did absolutely nothing with it. 51 losses in 15 years, with 4 of his last 7 teams finishing the year unranked.  And he somehow parlayed getting fired into an instant job at Miami (FL).    

I would also like to add every PAC-10/12 coach since I can remember (born 1994) not named Pete Carroll/Jim Harbaugh, Stanford only.

Comment 17 Jun 2016

Alright I may have jumped the gun declaring Worley a first round pick, but I certainly expect him to be a candidate for declaring early after this year. Lee saying there's no drop off, Worley being in the program another year, waiting his time for so long... I expect him to hold of Jerome baker and make a ton of plays this year. He's another guy that came in as a safety, grew into a linebacker, and if I remember correctly had a bit of a mean streak coming out of Glenville. 

And obviously this is all speculative, I think it's awesome that we can have these conversations about guys.

Comment 16 Jun 2016

I heard that if greens stay as fast as they were earlier in the week, experts wouldn't be surprised if winner was double digits over par. should be a lot of fun to watch professional golfers 3 and 4 putt like I do. Golf course is real winner, but the guy holding the trophy at the end of this I'm gonna guess is speith. 

Comment 25 Apr 2016

Awesome post BD, on the DT list, no Jarran Reed?  I haven't watched the film as you have but I remember him being a huge part of that very scary Alabama DLine. I don't think I've seen a mock draft where he doesn't go Top 25.  I'd love to hear your analysis on him.