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lhardeman


from Middletown, Ohio.

Member since 16 October 2010 | Blog

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 09 Apr 2016

Firstly, I hope this doesn't triple post because I usually have that problem from my work computer. Secondly, I would without a doubt get out of there and quickly. She seems to have some sort of unresolved emotional issues. Thirdly, if you do decide to go forward with the relationship there should be some therapy involved on her part and as a couple. But don't tie the knot until you are completely satisfied that therapy has resolved the problems. My personal philosophy is that alcohol only makes you more of what you are, so if you are an douche without it you will be only a bigger one with it.  Whatever happens, best of luck to both of you.

Comment 25 Dec 2015

For my money, I'm going to say Ryan Shazier. I can't think of any big game in which he didn't perform. Freshman year against Michigan he had a injured leg and still put up close to 20 tackles. His Sophomore year against Penn State he played lights out, against Wisconsin he kept  them out of the end zone on a 4th and goal. He kept Ball from breaking the all time touchdown mark by making him fumble. I believe he had another great game against Michigan that year as well. His junior year he was our defense, no one played at a higher level. 

Comment 13 Dec 2015

Henry probably is a great person, still doesn't mean that he was the most outstanding football player. I guess my wording should have said voting is a sham. My apologies for that, but in my mind if you are only going to vote for offensive players then how can you not vote for the guy who just completed the most amazing offensive year ever. I will also acknowledge there may be some sour grapes involved, but still it still doesn't mean that the voting was correct. 

Comment 13 Dec 2015

If a Buckeye deserves to win it, but if one doesn't then it is still a sham. 

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.