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LouBuck35

Louisville, KY (via Centerville, OH)

Member since 03 October 2011 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being in Ohio Stadium for: Chris Gamble's pick 6 of Zach Mills and Will Allen's game clincher against M*ch*g*n in 2002.

    Rushing the field after The Game of the Century in 2006.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Zeke, Teddy Ginn, Troy, Terry Glenn, Eddie
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Dec 2016

Hasn't he been suspended from everything?  He hasn't sniffed a practice in 3 months.  Even in the extraordinary circumstance that he were available, is putting an unproven QB to WR convert who hasn't practiced all season into the lineup for the College Football Playoff just a little bit of a stretch?  I don't care what anyone says, we are not THAT desperate at the WR position.

Comment 15 Nov 2016

This all seems too easy.  Shouldn't we expect a Michigan State team similar to teams we faced the last 2 seasons as opposed to what we've seen from them so far?  I'm more anxious about this game than I probably should be.

Comment 04 Nov 2016

OP - if you don't mind me asking...who is paying for school?  Is your family fully funding, do you have loans, etc?  Because as someone who almost fully funded their education via private bank loans, I have plenty of real world shit to spill as it relates to paying those things back/hindsight motivation.

Comment 04 Nov 2016

Boom.  As others have mentioned, getting on campus (or anywhere near it) can help considerably.  If you are living at home, you are missing out on a lot of the formative things that happen outside the classroom in college.  No car?  Better make sure you are at the bus stop to catch the CABS at the right time.  No one there but yourself to get your ass out of bed, or to get your ass in bed so you can get your ass out of bed for the 8am class.  When you are finally out there on your own, it's sink or swim.   

Comment 04 Nov 2016

Agreed on GPA.  I have never once been asked about or been asked to provide my college GPA in a job interview or at work.  I got a high enough GPA in undergrad to get into grad school, and that's about.  Above 3.0 on both, but couldn't tell you exact numbers.  That's not a green light to just do enough to get by though, because that feeds into some of the motivation issues you are already encountering.  Self-competiton is great if you can muster it up.  Always try to be ahead of the bell curve in your class - if you can land above the average you are on the right path.  It also means you are learning and retaining the information, at least enough to do well on exams and presentations, and that's all you need to do especially to fulfill certain elective requirements.

Comment 04 Nov 2016

Shitty jobs are a different thing when you are living rent free on someone else's dime.  When rent and bills start to pile up, you will quickly realize that a shitty job will barely meet your needs, unless you live an extremely simple lifestyle.  Landlords and the electric company aren't exactly as forgiving as your parents may be. 

Comment 04 Nov 2016

Getting to the real world, realizing you didn't make all the connections you could have or didn't open enough doors because Call Of Duty sounded like a better idea, and slugging away at a shitty job that you don't feel passionate about is a real world example of why you should get more involved.  I graduated through Fisher as well, and there are so many ways you can use that to your advantage, but you definitely can't if you don't go to class, don't get involved in events, job fairs, etc.

It might not seem like it now, but there is a lot out there for the taking if you go for it.  More times than not, your average worker in society is going to do what is required, fly under the radar, and do enough to not get fired - it's not particuarly difficult to stand out if you put in the effort...and that's what employers, bosses, leaders tend to notice.