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MadDogMike


from Defiance, OH

Member since 18 October 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NCG
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Terry Glenn
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers, but not much of a fan
  • MLB TEAM: NY Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: we play that ?

Recent Activity

Comment 24 hours ago

27 isn't bad....hell, I got a 32 and left 10 unanswered before time ran out...and I'm a borderline genius...that's what I tell my kids anyhow...

Comment 17 Apr 2015

..but I found it a bit unrealistic to be honest with you.  Now, if they would have had two dozen people walking back and forth, everyone packing between 280 and 400 pounds, with food FALLING over the sides of the plates, sweating profusely with that glazed look in their eyes from already consuming a whole chicken, a pasta dish, four pork chops and 18 wings, then I maybe...sorta...possibly could have believed it....oh yea, would have needed a quick shot of Bubba Jr. with his finger in the chocolate fountain before he unexpectedly sneezed all over it.... 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

there are a ton of things that scare me about our world today, and I guess I'm fortunate that I don't crave pop/soda...Man, the Coke and Pepsi folks have done a great job incorporating that into our lives, haven't they ?  My daughter and step-daughter will head 6 miles up the road to Mickey D's to get a diet Coke any time of the day when the craving begins...have never experienced a monster drink, either... I figure, at my age, after experiencing black beauties and speed and coke in my youth, I don't want to deluge the ol' ticker with anything stronger than a good cup of joe...an Australian nutritionist told the wife and I, on our last cruise, that pop and soda and it's acidic effects on our systems is right next to formaldehyde on the "You-might-want-to-think-this-over-before-you-ingest-it" list...I believed him...

Comment 16 Apr 2015

same for me NOLA, only my Dad told me...Mom drank it with milk/cream, and he told me that someday I would find myself somewhere where there was no cream or milk, and it would be miserable to drink if I was used to it the other way...have started my day that way for the past 45? years...caffeine and nicotine to jump start my heart, two minutes later, I'm cranking up a fart....

Comment 15 Apr 2015

...story of my life....

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Comment 15 Apr 2015

...which is kind of mind-boggling, after reading about the relationship between UFM and Todd, which if I recall correctly, goes back aways with a lot of mutual respect for each other....In the Sugar Bowl and NCG, I thought both sets of announcers were blown away by the product they saw on the field...

Comment 14 Apr 2015

I was feeling like the Beast Of Burden, but then The Whip Came Down, and I was Shattered....Coming Down Again, so they say, and I thought, the hell with it, Let It Bleed..... I'm just going to be Waiting On A Friend...

Comment 14 Apr 2015

The Man experienced hell in all it's raging glory; cabinet in-fighting, a commanding general (McLlelland) who constantly told Abe and Washington that he was outnumbered at every battle site (WAS NOT) and wouldn't fight the Johnnie Reb's, a crazy, demented wife, a son who he adored, died while he was in office, the southern states who wanted to be their own country, a war that was killing hundreds of thousands of our OWN young men, the small, yet possible threat that France, or England, may get involved in this gruesome war, on the side of the south...one can watch him age 20 years by looking at the photographs of him from 1860 until 1865...and on November 19th?, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery, he has to listen to Everett for over 2 hours, reciting over 13,000 words, before he can recite his 273 word, Gettysburg Address in about 4 minutes...Abe didn't feel good at all that day, but his small speech lives on in the hearts and minds of America...truly, in my opinion, the best Commander-In-Chief we have ever had...Amen...

Comment 13 Apr 2015

I agree, FD5, Lou was the voice of reason on that set of chaos.  I always respected the Man, and can't think of anything that he ever did that would make one question his integrity or love of the sport.  I am glad he was able to achieve the National Championship with the Golden Domers, as I feel that further cements his coaching legacy.  I wish him well, and hope his health is good so he can tackle another challenge, if he so desires.  I cannot express how much I appreciated his support this past fall when  99% of the buttmunch experts thought we were going to get incinerated, if we did make the playoffs, like in '06.  He was that breath of fresh air, and I am tickled beyond all Biblical proportions that we made him look really  r e a l l y  clairvoyant....

Comment 10 Apr 2015

Hey Hey, Toledo Rocks !....well, O-K, we can waddle with the best of them...and yes, perch fishing can be great fun, but there is nothing more satisfying than hitting the big lake with thoughts and aspirations of just killing the walleye that particular day, and end up with the single day tonnage record for sheephead...sons-of-bitches...and I still slam-dunked 300-400 pounds of them back into the water...sons-of-bitches...ran out of beer before I ran out of them sons-of-bitches....

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Right on, O. Buck....I lost my Mother on 8/2/1980 to lymph node cancer, and there isn't a day go by that something occurs that will remind me of her...her love of smutty novels, the fact she worked everyday of her life, how she ever put up with my Father, her love of family and friends, she was always a "giver" more than a "taker"...the outpouring of love and people at the funeral home was overwhelming, and something I cherish to this day...she was one of my best friends, and I know children and parents shouldn't have relationships like that, but we did, and it was great...sometimes in life, we take things for granted, and I lost Mom at the early age of 25, and felt so cheated, but she has been with me every step of the way since...in fact, I bet there is a helluva euchre game going on right now beyond the Pearly Gates with her, Grandpa, Uncle Chub and Uncle Ray....

Hang in there, AngelHearts....

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Geez, I don't mean to sound like an old perv or nuttin', but Mom is a fine looking hunk of femininity...jus' sayin' .....

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Maybe this has been heard by you folks, but for, it seems, most of my life, I've used the word "whipstitch" in daily/weekly conversations, such as "every whipstitch, I'll plug Physical Graffiti into the boombox"....I used it last week at our Bible Study group, and the youngest couple's heads both perked up, and said "Whhhhaaaaatttttttttttttttttttt ?".....

Another one is, not sure of the spelling, but "put-in-ear", or putaneer? ...you all ever use it ?  An example would be "yeah, she's putaneer (almost) 40 years of age"....sigh......

AND the wife would kill me if she knew I was repeating this, but...and I'm not trying to be gross, but I just found this hilarious when she said it....so when one night, "love" was in the air, so-to-speak, and we had both showered, and there was a rumor about different positions, etc, and I asked if she had cleaned her pooper good, and she replied, "It's so clean you could eat soup out of it".......IknowIknow....

Comment 06 Apr 2015

...Funny how things can change over a period of time....I COULD NEVER SAY I WAS EMBARRASSED TO BE A BUCKEYE FAN, but I was irritated also that particular September Saturday evening...I will add, that "the end" of the 2014 season was also something that I thought of that Saturday night, if only we run the table.....WA- LA !!!!!

Comment 02 Apr 2015

I worked with an outside salesman (TTUN fan...Enough. Said. Period.), and he would stand outside my doorway while we were discussing business, upcoming projects, etc., and he'd start digging and scratching his genitals...and I'd point out how unprofessional IT looked, and he looked doing it, and he's just giggle, and keep on raking....

Comment 02 Apr 2015

I agree with you, O.B...many years ago, I worked for an ice cream company that sold franchises to people who wanted to run their own business.  A nice couple from Tampa bought a franchise, trained for a week up here in frigid Toledo, and the day before they left, they approached me and asked me to come to Tampa and run their store for them....At that time in my young life, I had a degree from UT, and attending part time headed towards the BS, no girlfriend (except Mary Jo Wanna), a car that was paid for, and nothing else holding me back, or down....lots...LOTS of thought went into this decision, and I tried to be as open about the opportunity as I could.....and finally, after a week of should I go should I stay, I concluded that "that" was not the type of guy I was....I valued friends and my huge family, I loved northern Ohio and the four seasons, and this is where I wanted to stay....I have never regretted that decision, ever...and have lived a good and full life here....after getting held up 3 times at the ice cream store over a 5-month period, THEN I decided to find a different line of work, and have been in this current industry for over 38 years...to each his own...like what I read today that 12-Gauge said, if you're going to go for it, go all in, give it 110%, if it doesn't work out, Ohio (or home) will always be there...

Comment 02 Apr 2015

Interesting comments and opinions....many many moons ago, I was tooling along in Mabel, my '73 Olds Vista Cruiser, 350, 4 bbl, moon roof, and we were on a rt 24 bypass around Defiance.  I looked in both rearviews, didn't see anything, so I just moseyed on over to the passing lane to ease my way around Grandpa...all of a sudden, I hear a cycle horn, sure enough, I had just cut off a very angry man on a Harley...I got around Gramps, pulled back into the left lane, and could hear him accelerating fast...before he even got parallel with me, I started mouthing "I never saw you", but I guess he wasn't taking apologies that day, because he looked at me with a Clubber Laing death stare, then proceeded to call me names I had not EVEN heard of...of course, the coup de gras, was his middle finger....up and down....at least 41 times, like he was trying to plug a hole in the bottom of a john boat....I felt bad, because I could have caused a serious accident.... 

Comment 01 Apr 2015

Keith Byars performance at the Horseshoe versus Illinois in 1984...I had bronchial pnuemonia, and was waiting on my best friend to come and pick me up, as we were headed to the Great Smokies to hike the Appalachian Trail through the National Park....I felt like shit, the doctor had strongly advised me NOT to do this, but was I going to cancel  a trip that had been planned for a year ?.....Uhhhh.....no.... So I was all set to go, the wife (now ex) at her Grandma's auction, and I turn on the game, hoping to get a little inspiration from my Bucks ....before you know it, we're down 24-0, and my misery has exponentially grown beyond Biblical proportions...Trudeau  tearing us up....  I am swearing, pissed...then, #41 just puts the team on his back, and proceeds to have one of the greatest games I have ever witnessed on TV...tOSU score 3 times before half to get the crowd back in it, Keith has two of them, opens the 3rd qtr with another rushing TD to take the lead, the Illini get a FG, then Byars breaks a 70 yarder (and I think he lost a shoe during the run) and we go up 8, they tie it, we go up 3, they tie us again, and with under a minute left, Keith scores his 5th and final TD of the day, and the Good Guys win, 45-38...after being down 24-0.... 274 yards in 39 carries...5 rushing touchdowns...I get goosebumps thinking about it....

Comment 01 Apr 2015

Blatz at $4.99 a case for 12 oz non-returnables 35 years ago was still $4.00 too high....

Comment 31 Mar 2015

...How many times in life has one wished he was fly on the wall ?.... I felt that way watching Andersen meet Urban after the game on the 50...They have been friends for some time, but man, that was a quick, very brief meeting....in my mind, Gary, talking with the same speed as the Jimmy John's commercial guy, said, "IThoughtWeWereFriendsUrbanGoodGodThanksForTheAssKickingButtStompingOn    NationalTVYouKnowWeWillNeverBeAbleToRecruitLikeYouBastardsAndShitTheBedFredYourWholeTeamIsUnderclassmenHowInThe      SamHellCanICompeteWithThatTypeOfTalentYouKnowWhatThisHasSealedTheDealIAmLeavingTheBig10OfficiallyMonday...

Comment 30 Mar 2015

I mostly understand this topic and all the crap and anger, but, _ichigan still sucks, right ?

Comment 28 Mar 2015

JLBNYC, THANKS for that extra info...I totally agree; the shortest rock concert I ever attended...the other tough thing about that show was where we were sitting...the old stadium had metal fins right behind us that encircled the openings clear around the exterior, to help keep the rain from soaking those folks in the uppermost rows...and every time Wyman hit a bass note, we could tell because they reverbed in those metal louvers...the main headline in the Plain Dealers next day edition was how there had been a man shot outside the stadium after the show...nothing about the music, but then again, the Stones always seemed to attract that type of publicity...ALSO totally agree on Mick Taylor versus Ronnie...Mick's guitar work on GH Soup and It's Only R&R is so far above and beyond anything Ronnie ever played...can't blame MT for leaving the band, he said later if he had stayed with them, he would have ended up dead...