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lhardeman


from Middletown, Ohio.

Member since 16 October 2010 | Blog

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Voting Record: 48 / 1

Proud Ohioan proudly serving in the world's greatest navy.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching the 2002 championship game onboard the USS Barry, with about 6 other Buckeyes. It was awesome!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Tie between Ryan Shazier and Troy Smith.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns.
  • MLB TEAM: L.A. Dodgers.

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Before my senior year in high school, I attended a football camp sponsored by Keith Byars and Bayless (sorry I can't remember his first name, but he played DB for Kansas City Chiefs) at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. It was awesome! I met so many great players such as Randall Cunningham, Andre Reed, and one of my all-time favorite players Jerome Brown. This was the summer before he passed away. It was definitely a highlight in my young life and it was absolutely free. I've always admired all the players who gave their time and efforts to pass on their knowledge to young players and I think it isn't something that is advertised enough. GO BUCKS!

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Before my senior year in high school, I attended a football camp sponsored by Keith Byars and Bayless (sorry I can't remember his first name, but he played DB for Kansas City Chiefs) at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. It was awesome! I met so many great players such as Randall Cunningham, Andre Reed, and one of my all-time favorite players Jerome Brown. This was the summer before he passed away. It was definitely a highlight in my young life and it was absolutely free. I've always admired all the players who gave their time and efforts to pass on their knowledge to young players and I think it isn't something that is advertised enough. GO BUCKS!

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Before my senior year in high school, I attended a football camp sponsored by Keith Byars and Bayless (sorry I can't remember his first name, but he played DB for Kansas City Chiefs) at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. It was awesome! I met so many great players such as Randall Cunningham, Andre Reed, and one of my all-time favorite players Jerome Brown. This was the summer before he passed away. It was definitely a highlight in my young life and it was absolutely free. I've always admired all the players who gave their time and efforts to pass on their knowledge to young players and I think it isn't something that is advertised enough. GO BUCKS!

Comment 02 Aug 2015

I usually have problems with my work internet with double or sometimes triple posts, so I'm praying that doesn't happen.  Now when I think of dominant I think of people who had longevity and are were unquestionably considered the best.  I know I'm probably in the minority, but I don't think you can say Jordan only for the simple fact that some people could say that Kobe or Lebron are only slightly worse.  Same with Barry Sanders, whom I absolutely love, because once again you someone could legitimately counter with Emmit Smith or Walter Payton.  So that being said I would like to give my list of athletes from sports that I follow:

1. Edwin Moses (400m hurdles)- What he did over such a extended period of time (almost 10 years!)  is unquestionably in my mind the greatest athletic feat in my lifetime. He also set the world record 4 times.

2. Jerry Rice (football)- Even with today's game turning into a passing league, I have doubts anyone will break many (if any) of his career records. Not only does he hold most records for receiving he has the most NFL records period.   

In all honest I don't watch hockey so I can't comment on Gretzky.  If I did, I would say he would be the only other one to make my list.  Any other athlete I can think seems to me to either not do it long enough or have someone else you could say was almost as good and almost as good to me doesn't mean dominant.

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Most sports you do have options, but not necessarily football. You can't join the NFL until you are 3 years removed from high school. If you don't go to college it is nearly impossible to play there. I know there are other leagues, but they probably have similar restrictions. For full disclosure I don't know their policies. Plus I believe my views could actually benefit schools. Their athletes could become better, which would increase the schools visibility leading to better recruits and potentially better results. Also the fact that their athletes after their careers are earning degrees is good public relations and maybe raises their academic standing. 

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Agree that colleges are for academics, but sports is way beyond entertainment. The NCAA makes billions a year, sports success has been found to have a direct impact on donations to schools, and the fact that schools like OSU  use profits from football and basketball to fund other sports teams, which frees up money that could be spent elsewhere, proves that sports are important to many schools.

Comment 14 Mar 2015

I understand it is ultimately up to the student to go to class and learn, I'm not debating that.  I know it is an extreme case, but Dexter Manley left college and couldn't read or write, only because he could play football. There has to be some culpability for schools and coaches who allow that to happen. If they are pitching the fact that their teams are families and they treat their players like sons then they should have some sort of accountability because you and I both know they would've gotten help for their own sons.

Comment 04 Mar 2015

I think most people don't understand that discipline doesn't mean making someone's life hell.  It comes from the Latin word meaning "to teach". So if taking this guy's car away teaches him that drinking and driving is bad and he doesn't do it again, then goal accomplished.  Everyone doesn't need the hammer to fall on them to teach them lessons.  Some people may need to be kicked off the team, some people may need to go to jail, the fact that Bert called his mom shows that he understands that everyone isn't the same and using the same tactics in every situation is unwarranted.  I think Bert is a probably a jerk, but I think he probably did the right thing in this case. 

P.S. Every time I post from work it ends up being a double or triple post.  If that happens I apologize, I just felt the need to share on this topic.

Comment 04 Mar 2015

I think most people don't understand that discipline doesn't mean making someone's life hell.  It comes from the Latin word meaning "to teach". So if taking this guy's car away teaches him that drinking and driving is bad and he doesn't do it again, then goal accomplished.  Everyone doesn't need the hammer to fall on them to teach them lessons.  Some people may need to be kicked off the team, some people may need to go to jail, the fact that Bert called his mom shows that he understands that everyone isn't the same and using the same tactics in every situation is unwarranted.  I think Bert is a probably a jerk, but I think he probably did the right thing in this case. 

P.S. Every time I post from work it ends up being a double or triple post.  If that happens I apologize, I just felt the need to share on this topic.

Comment 04 Mar 2015

I think most people don't understand that discipline doesn't mean making someone's life hell.  It comes from the Latin word meaning "to teach". So if taking this guy's car away teaches him that drinking and driving is bad and he doesn't do it again, then goal accomplished.  Everyone doesn't need the hammer to fall on them to teach them lessons.  Some people may need to be kicked off the team, some people may need to go to jail, the fact that Bert called his mom shows that he understands that everyone isn't the same and using the same tactics in every situation is unwarranted.  I think Bert is a probably a jerk, but I think he probably did the right thing in this case. 

P.S. Every time I post from work it ends up being a double or triple post.  If that happens I apologize, I just felt the need to share on this topic.

Comment 17 Feb 2015

I remember begging my grandmother to let me watch the original Nightmare on Elm Street. I even had her call my mother to get permission because I desperately wanted to see it. She finally relented and after 10 minutes I was too scared to watch the rest. I didn't watch it again until I was an adult and I still watched it with other people.  Also I want to give props to The Birds and a Japanese movie called The Audition. The first half of the movie you are like, "What the hell?" And the second half you are like, "What the hell!!!" Definitely worth watching if you are a horror fan. 

Comment 15 Feb 2015

Sorry for the triple post, these work computers are garbage.

Comment 15 Feb 2015

I'm surprised I haven't seen more votes for In Living Color.  That show was epic and launched the careers of the Wayans Brothers, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, and the Dancing with the Stars Lady (Sorry don't know her name).  I will be 40 this year and I have yet to see a funnier lineup than Fox's Sunday night during the early 1990's.  The Simpsons, Married with Children, In Living Color, all on the same night, amazing!  Then they would give you either a Herman's Head or Garry Shandling Show or Get a Life to top it off.

Comment 15 Feb 2015

I'm surprised I haven't seen more votes for In Living Color.  That show was epic and launched the careers of the Wayans Brothers, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, and the Dancing with the Stars Lady (Sorry don't know her name).  I will be 40 this year and I have yet to see a funnier lineup than Fox's Sunday night during the early 1990's.  The Simpsons, Married with Children, In Living Color, all on the same night, amazing!  Then they would give you either a Herman's Head or Garry Shandling Show or Get a Life to top it off.

Comment 15 Feb 2015

I'm surprised I haven't seen more votes for In Living Color.  That show was epic and launched the careers of the Wayans Brothers, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, and the Dancing with the Stars Lady (Sorry don't know her name).  I will be 40 this year and I have yet to see a funnier lineup than Fox's Sunday night during the early 1990's.  The Simpsons, Married with Children, In Living Color, all on the same night, amazing!  Then they would give you either a Herman's Head or Garry Shandling Show or Get a Life to top it off.

Comment 31 Dec 2014

Cardale will have to play well for us to win, so I'll go with him on offense. Defensively Bennett is going to have a huge game. He will have multiple tackles for lost change the offensive gameplan for Alabama.

Comment 23 Dec 2014

R&B

Luther Vandross and Anita Baker

Soul

Johnnie Taylor and Gwen McCrae

Pop

Michael Jackson and Prince

Blues

Albert King, Bobby Bland, BB King, and Freddie King

Country

Tim McGraw and Patsy Cline

Rock

Pink Floyd

Funk

Anyone from Dayton, Ohio. (Heatwave, Zapp, Ohio Players, Lakeside, Slave, Sun, Faze O)

Comment 23 Dec 2014

I have to disagree about Wu Tang, Public Enemy is the baddest hip hop group of all time.  Chuck D's delivery was on point and they reigned supreme when hip hop was at its best.  BDP and Eric B and Rakim also get props.