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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 01 Sep 2015

perfectly stated...You have three? weeks to prepare to play a semifinal college football game, for a chance to play for the National Championship 10 days later, in the first BCS playoffs of it's kind, and you can't get motivated ?  If that thought doesn't get your blood pressure pumping, and your coaches cannot light a fire under your scrotum, then I'm sorry, young man, this is not for you...you ARE NOT who I thought you were...unbelievable bullshit, no two ways about it...

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Whew....as long as they weren't fraternizing, I guess it's O-K....

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Old school here, but Gales Sayers short career with the Bears was beyond belief back in the 60's.  I was a Packer fan back then, and I hated it when Chicago was our opponent.  He did things on the field that defied logic, like stopping on a dime on a sweep, then cutting back across the field.  He was like a quarter horse; he was at top speed in 2-3 steps, and Lord, he was fast. Tore his knee up at Wrigley when he tried to cut, end of the season back in those day.  Nowadays, he'd be back on the field in a month.  Somewhat amazing how far the medical field has grown in that time span. Gale played 7 years total, the last two a total wash, and in 5 years he rushed for just shy of 5000 yards and scored 58 touchdowns...he was truly one of those guys who could score anytime the pigskin was in his hands. 

Comment 27 Aug 2015

FP, which makes me wonder, where's BamaMike been ?  I'd like to hear his latest take on everything from Tuscaloosa to Columbus and in between....C'mon, BM, make your presence known !

Comment 26 Aug 2015

Early 70's, my buddy and I drop windowpane at his upstairs apartment.  We take a whole hit when we knew a 1/2 would get us to LaLa Land...two hours in, he's losing it, so he calls a female co-worker from the cafeteria to help him out....we're listening to Pink Floyd's Meddle, and I closed my eyes and all I see is exactly what the big screen showed when Hans Solo and Chewie put the spaceship into warp speed in Star Wars....I think I'm going to sue George Lucas, come to think of it.....

Comment 26 Aug 2015

Freshman year, U of Toledo, reside in Carter Hall East, the jock dorm...a Friday night.  The roomie and I just had an "herbal" excursion, and decided, that between us, since we had almost $3.00 in change, we were going to head to the Brass Bell for a $1.50 pitcher of beer. So we ride down the elevator with a couple of jocks, no words spoken, I felt like they "thought" they were better than us...just the vibe in the air.  We exit the elevator and start heading down towards the main campus, walking the road behind the visitor's side of the Glass Bowl.  Jocks A and B, meanwhile, had gotten into their car, and headed the same way we were...I didn't realize it was them in the car.  I stick my thumb out for a ride as they go by, and they slow down to a stop 60 feet away.  "Cool", Doug says, and I run up to the passenger side back door.  As soon as I put my hand on the handle to open it, he stomps the accelerator, and peels out down the hill...wow...

Sophomore year, still at Carter East.  I get a part-time job 3 days a week running the mail desk in the lobby.  All the mail comes in a huge USPS bag, I distribute it into the boxes.  Jocks A and B still reside there....them poor sons-of-bitches never got their mail on time, it was pitiful.  Ebony and Popular Mechanix and Playboys and the 8-track tapes they ordered always showed up days, weeks after everyone else's...God did they get pissed off....what could I say ?  You all know how the US Snail operates...it was pathetic to see the grovelling and anger they displayed....so sad...sometimes the 8-tracks came in broken packages, if they came at all, and usually the "best" ones had gotten destroyed in the mail and were nowhere to be found besides under the desk or in my room.  And one time, when Playboy did finally arrive in Jock B's box, the centerfold was "glued" together....can you imagine that ?  Who would be so sick as to do that ?  At least he thought it was "glue"....OMG, you don't think some sick bastard jack........no.....NO....!!!

Hopefully, the statute of limitations has passed and I can't be thrown into jail for messing with the mail....I mean, it was 1973 !!!!  There is a moral here somewhere...

Comment 25 Aug 2015

TV has changed so much since the early 60's...grew up on Lassie and 12 o' Clock High and Combat and the Rifleman and Ed Sullivan     ....nowadays, pick a topic of interest and you can find it   s o m e w h e r e   on TV.

Here's my vote for The Blacklist...love Spader and his character in this...only someone with OCB could play this role...and Chicago PD... in two years I have counted only two stinkers...I love the concept of "lawmen" doing things outside the law to get justice...imagine that !

Comment 25 Aug 2015

JDupler, 100% whole-heartedly agree...15? 17? years on TV and the writing and scripts are second to none.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

Nice, B3M...always enjoy a story where one of "privilege" gives back to one not as fortunate...too bad the entire world doesn't act accordingly.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

SwearToGodShitYouNot, there is a Doctor in Toledo who does these surgeries and his name is Dick Tapper...Dr. Dick Tapper.  My bro-in-law had it done by him.  A good friend of mine had this procedure done 10 years ago, and I asked him how it went.  "Not well", he replied. He had it done on a Friday, an easy, relaxing weekend planned.  Sunday night, as he was reclining in the la-z-boy, with his legs spread apart like a jumping frog off a lily-pad, and his nuts swollen to the size of lemons, he come to the conclusion that something went astray somewhere.  It just took him a couple of extra days for the swelling to go down.  I laughed so hard when he told me, and was always reluctant to do so, based on Russ' story.  But 6-7 years ago, Miss Alanea went in and had her plumbing removed, so...I'm good...

Comment 12 Aug 2015

I just finished watching the videos from Day 3, and I am going to try as hard as possible and temper my enthusiasm for this coming season.  Somewhere today on 11W I read where a fellow Warrior commented on the type of young men UFM and the coaches are recruiting, and I ditto his comments.  These guys appear dedicated to the 2015 season, they are saying the right things, Coach Mick has them in great shape, and they are listening to the coaches and buying in to what awaits them.  There is an outstanding group of veterans like Taylor, Josh, Tyvus, Chase, Adolphus, and Jacoby who should keep things in check inside the locker room and then kick freakin' ass on the gridiron....My God, is it Labor DAY YET ?????????????

Comment 05 Aug 2015

That TD pass to from JT to Devin of 45 yards right before the half at East Lansing was an absolute beauty...50+ yards in the air, dropped it right in the ol' bread basket in full stride....and his arm is supposedly stronger ????  Shit, Man....somebody pinch me...

Comment 02 Aug 2015

Jim Brown...hands down, the best RB I ever saw, and I was a Packer fan when he was toting the rock...defenses geared to stop him every week, and he'd still gain a 100 yards.

Michael Jordan...once he bought into the "team" aspect that Phil preached, from the age of 27 through 33, 34, I can't recall he and the Bulls losing a game they weren't supposed to...unbelievable competitor...

Mariano Rivera....a Yankee fan since '61, he was the most dominant individual to ever wear pinstripes.  The BEST at what he did for 17 years ?  Unheard of in practically any sport.  And one of the classiest people to ever play.  He never embarrassed a batter, or his team, and I am thankful to have had the pleasure to have watched his whole career.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

GREAT comeback Johnny....eff them FSU fans....

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I've been rooting for JT since last August' bad news re: #5...my 25 year old was all doom and gloom, "there goes the season" etc etc, I told him straight up this #16 from Wichita Falls is going to be special, and he proved it throughout 2014.  One thing that impressed me was a gif  from last weekend ?, Cardale was up here in Toledo helping Eric Paige at a football camp. Now, I don't begrudge 12 Gauge anything.  He has slid through a ton of shitty situations, won us a NC, and I hope life and football pans out for him to the fullest degree. His accomplishments has brought him some personal attention, which is great, and he has taken the bull by the horns and seems to have enjoyed himself since January 12th.  No complaints from me, not a one, I think it's super,  to be honest with you.  But the clip I watched was JT throwing to a couple of our wide-outs at the WHAC during the same weekend...practicing...working on the timing...repetitions...again and again...putting the effort and sweat in...and just my own personal opinion here, that type of dedication to improve his skill set does not go unnoticed by the guys who make decisions, and if #16 doesn't take the first snap out of the gun on September 7th, I will be very surprised...just my .02 worth.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Carefull, QBC, that's my daughter right there....just wish her and Derek would tie the knot so I could retire and camp at JeterGate a month or so every year.....

Comment 29 Jul 2015

HOLY SCHNIKEYS, B3M !!  Sometimes in daily life you see a picture of the opposite gender, and it sort of...takes...your...breath..............a w a y...     ....GoodLordAlmightyThisGorgeousHunkOfFemininityIsDropDeadBeautifulPleaseForgiveMeMyHigherPowerForThatImpureThoughtThat CrossedMyMindNotOnceNotTwiceButSevenTimes....

Thanks for posting the pic, Buckeye3M, ....I am not going to get Jack Squat down the rest of this fine day....

Comment 28 Jul 2015

I bet BGSU is happy with this information...there are just some number 1 positions you don't want to a part of...

Comment 26 Jul 2015

FWIW, Consumer Reports 2015 TRASHED practically every American made car, including Fusions, Chrysler products, Jeeps and most Chevy's.  Myself, I have driven Lumina's and Impala's for the past 17 years, and I swear by them.  A '96 Lumina was still purring at 321K when the college boy broadsided a guardrail on 75, I sold my '05 Impala to my son-in-law a year ago, and he's got her up to 285K and still clicking off 26-28 mpg, and I'm currently driving an immaculate '07 Impala LTZ.  The mileage isn't all that great (23-26), but I expected that with the 3.9L V6...I just enjoy the luxuries she offers...Nothing wrong with a 1-2 year old "factory" car either, still get a warranty and low miles.  GM and Honda vehicles seem to retain their resale value, something to consider unless you are going to drive them to their grave.

Comment 22 Jul 2015

Cheers, Ramzy.  I have yet to read an article by you and think, "Shit, there's 4 minutes I'll never get back".  Well done, my Good Man.

Comment 22 Jul 2015

Fall, 1971, a 16 year-old senior in high school, down to visit the campus to get the feel of the place for a possible life there as a student. My companion was a fellow classmate from High school, Mark Thieroff.  Somebody provided us free tickets to the Saturday afternoon game, and all I can remember about the game is that we won big.  I don't even recall who we played...My most vivid recollection of the game was, and an apology to any females who may read this, but Mark and I were climbing up the steps of the endzone bleachers to our seats, when TBDBITL began the Star-Spangled Banner.  We stopped, turned around, as all good Americans do, when I noticed two girls a step below us on the aisle, paying their respects, too.  However, they weren't wearing any bra's...and they were gorgeous...(the girls !!) now for a country boy from NW Ohio, who only saw these types of things in the old man's girlie mags, or the tv news, this was a huge deal... a lasting impression....HolyShitCakeMamaJesus...

So what happened ?  The old man convinced me that going to TU where my sister was a year ahead of me would be the proper thing to do..."You know, Mike, you're not going to be able to just come home whenever you want"....Columbus is so big"...yadayadayada... so Toledo it was...as for Mark ?  He went to tOSU, got a degree in Agriculture, and got into farming and raising animals Big Time in the greater Columbus area.  Two? 3? 5? years ago, a fellow classmate sent me a newspaper clipping that told the story of Mark getting killed in a car crash....funny how life progresses for some....and ends for others...any fellow 11 Warriors ever know of a Mark Thieroff ?

Comment 21 Jul 2015

For 27 months beginning in September of '86, I worked in Ann Arbor.  The building where I worked contained a couple of unique individuals in regards to the rivalry.  Both of these guys were class acts.  They never ridiculed excessively, or gave me excessive grief. The one guy was an usher at the Big House during the 1st half of games, then in the 2nd half, he could go down on the field and just wander.  Earle's last game up there was the week after he had been told he was done.  tOSU wasn't that good that year, but Spielman had a game for the ages and we upset those Maize and Blue bastards.  This guy told me he got to shake Earle's hand after that game, & he was genuinely tickled for the Coach.  I was a lot younger and way more vocal in my disgust of anything but Scarlet and Gray.  But this guy and an older guy we hired on as an outside salesman both said something to me that has stuck with me ever since then.  Jack was the salesman, and he bled Sparty green, and he said he always rooted for the Big 10 in OOC games, always. When I asked him why, he said the same thing as mentioned 30 times before in this blog; all Big 10 victories strengthen the overall appearance of the conference.  And since that time, save a time or twelve, that has been my mantra.   

Comment 21 Jul 2015

Nothing wrong with that, SilverHaven.  I have an 8 x 10 glossy hanging in my office of my Grandpa's '53 or '54 "G" model....Man, the sound that old girl belched out when she was turned over....always considered it music to my ears.