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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 22 hours ago

"Everything"  bagels with a couple of extra spoonfuls of the toppings to sprinkle over the cream cheese...

Comment 26 Feb 2015

I don't think I've ever met anyone famous...Good Lord, how sad is that ??....I saw Phyllis Diller walk through the Americana lobby in NY in '64....swam in a pool in Boston when Tony Dow was a lifeguard in '67 (he was the Beaver's older brother, Wally?)...was an altar boy in Bob Hope's sons' wedding in Defiance back in December of '67...he stood next to my cousin, Bulldog, who was carrying the huge silver cross, during the ceremony, and Bob kept leaning over and talking to Bulldog out of the side of his mouth, and my cousin was having a hard time keeping it together.  So, after the wedding, I asked Jim what was so funny, and he said Bob kept telling him he had gas really bad, and would whisper shit like, "Hope you don't whiff that one"....Man, my life sucks....

Comment 21 Feb 2015

618, I have battled Mr. D a lot during my adult life..Friends, family and my faith were the crutches I leaned on.  That may not be your cup of tea, but you can always reach out to ANY of us for someone to talk to...this community does care...if the latest that I have been reading is true, and you're still with us, then a lot of OUR prayers have been answered...we're here for you...you're not alone...

Comment 18 Feb 2015

Thanks, Hoody, for mentioning the Beguiled....I recall watching that by myself back in the early 70's, and was blown away with the plot line and script....Geraldine Page was awesome in any movie she was ever involved in... a superb movie...the story line would be tame by today's standards, but back then, I thought it was cutting edge. 

Comment 18 Feb 2015

...to show how far the NBA has come, back in those days with West and Wilt, Willis and Clyde, they would televise the NBA finals, on TAPE-DELAY, after the 11:00 pm news !  Orris Tabner, the CBS Channel 11 sportscaster on WTOL here in Toledo, would say, "if you want to watch the game and NOT know the final score, plug your ears for the next 8 seconds"... Bird and Magic revived the NBA like no one else could....hats off to them...

Comment 17 Feb 2015

Just my own personal opinion, but after Curtis fumbled in what, the VT game?, he didn't see a whole lot of action for the next game, and when he did get in, he seemed...slower, after that.  I also recall one of his ankles being heavily taped by the end of the year, and always thought he might have been dinged up but nothing more than any body else on the team...does anyone feel this way, or seem to think he may have lost a step ? 

Comment 13 Feb 2015

Thanks, P.D., I was wondering if anyone was going to show their "age" and mention Dallas and Snot's Landing...the ex used to love Dynasty, too...I would sit in my rocker with the headphones on, fire up a big phatty, then just watch until one of the most beautiful women of that era, Linda Evans, would grace the screen with that smile and that hair and low-cut dresses and cleavage and......BRB......

Comment 12 Feb 2015

...a sales rep I know lived outside of Findlay Ohio, at the time, and had to make an emergency trip down Rt 23 to Columbus that night.  He left his home about 9:00, and the trip normally takes about 90 minutes.  He laughed when he told me there was nobody on the road that night. Now, Rt 23 is 4 lane, down through, or around Upper Sandusky, Marion....usually quite a bit of traffic on a Friday night.  He told me that at one point, he drove 12 miles without seeing another vehicle on the road... I couldn't imagine anything that would pull me away from watching our team in the NCG...well, I admit I would flip the channel momentarily if Putin was getting bitch-slapped by a peasant...

Comment 12 Feb 2015

Actually, it seems sort of low....I made $144.6K 13 years ago coaching my 12 year old in Little League baseball, and the only perks and bennies I got was one stinkin' free t-shirt and a free soft drink at home games.  They also let me smoke my pipe outside the dugout between innings, and didn't call me out when I was overcome with flatulence while coaching first base...so I guess, considering the last two, it wasn't too bad of a gig...

Comment 11 Feb 2015

I don't think you CANNOT consider him for another position.  No matter what position you play in this game, contact is inevitable. That holds true for punters and place kickers, too.  The scary thought for me is watching Brax hold onto the ball until the last millsecond before throwing to a WR, and getting crunched. If #5 were to get squashed like MM in the NCG when Joey hit him, I don't think he gets ups. I honestly feel that would be a career-ending moment for him, and that saddens me...because in '11 and '12, he was the reason to turn on the game.  My thought is, right or wrong, you put him into a position where he has space to maneuver, where he only is worried about a CB or a safety to bring him down, and try to limit the amount of times that a 1/2 a ton of angry, sweaty linebackers and linemen are trying to plant his shoulder into the turf like a evergreen seedling.  This game is a violent son-of-a-bitch, and players are one hit, one crack-back block from never playing again.  If we were to limit his contact until he gets his "game" back, I see him as another secret weapon to be utilized to our advantage.  If he were to play part time this coming season, gain a 1000 all -purpose yards in a variety of ways, I still believe NFL GM's will take a shot with him...they all know what he can do with his legs and his speed...he deserves an opportunity based on his accomplishments so far, and I feel putting him in the QB position takes away from his chance to make a living for his family, at the next level...one of the great, GREAT Buckeyes in my lifetime...every time he touched the ball, he could take it to the house...every !@#$%&* time, and there aren't many I can say the same for...God Bless, Brax, Thanks for the moments you have given us all, and here's hoping 2015 is better for you and the Buckeyes.

Comment 11 Feb 2015

Rece, to my knowledge, has never been much of a B1G fan, much less tOSU.  Him moving to GameDay ? I thought Fowler did a decent job...I thought Nessler and Todd did a nice job at the Sugar Bowl.  Gus was OUTSTANDING at the B1GCG, and Herb and Chris were... well... uh....hmmmm... to me, it seemed as the game wore on, they both realized there was one, superbly coached,extremely athletic team that was kicking their opponents asses every play... I like Herb, and realize he is a tough situation when he calls, or comments on any OSU game.  On one hand, the majority of folks are looking for any "homerisms" out of his mouth, and Buckeye fans like me are wanting him to report like Keels and Lachey...ya just can't win...

Comment 12 Jan 2015

...watched it at home with my 13 year old, Luke, and his good friend, Aaron...just so happy to get the opportunity to play in it, and hoping it would be a good game...mid - 2nd quarter, it dawned on me that Aaron was cheering for the U...AREYOUFREAKINKIDDINME? ...asked who he follows and it was Meatchicken...I told him to be careful what he says, he laughed....I was dead serious...I was sick and tired of the U's players' antics and gyrations all season long, and if memory serves me well, I recall by the second quarter, they didn't do much of that....they realized they were in a slugfest...these northern boys could play smash mouth...and we did...so many moments, back and forth, but vividly recall hugging the boy when Cie tackled Dorsey on the last play...for I don't know how long, I remember waking up in the morning, maybe tired, dreading work, whatever, then thinking, Hey,Ohio State is the National Champions in College Football...I also recall in was on ESPN Classic in a day or three....

Comment 07 Jan 2015

...yea, played King Of The Hill in a buddy's barn loft 40? years ago....hot August afternoon....no air moving...6-8 cold ones in the gullet...one buddy was just an unbelievably strong farm boy, the other a big, sinewy, tall-drink-of-water, the 4th was a red-haired 5'8" dyanmo...huge stack of bales...went on for a 1/2 hour until we were all soaked with sweat and chaff and breathing hard....some wussy went outside and puked in the homeowners vegetable garden...o-k, it was me....

Comment 23 Dec 2014

Frank, that would be the Mealer boy...absolutely tragic...the boy's father, Dave, was killed in that accident, and another son was paralyzed, and still is, to my knowledge.  The mishap occurred on Christmas Eve, on a country road outside, or near Pettisville, OH... I went to school with Dave's brother, Tom, and used to bowl in a league that Dave was also in...good family...all the brothers were good athletes in high school.  As I recall, they were all huge OSU fans growing up, but Dave moved the family to Wauseon so that Blake? could possibly get some better recognition playing ball, and ttun recruited him and signed him up, thus the switch of allegiances...that particular Christmas Eve, my wife, three daughters and one son had left my sister's house north of Defiance, and the girls are just adamant about going through Archbold to drive through Ruhle? Park to see the Christmas decorations, which we did...then I heard the news the next day, and realized we were just a few miles from where the accident happened...

Comment 20 Dec 2014

... although born and raised in Defiance, I went to school at TU (what they called it in '72), and have lived in and around the Glass City for two decades...Toledo is O-K, it's life, after all, and you make it what you want it to be...family and good friends, decent restaurants, good amateur sports venues, hey, I'm good with it...we got a Great lake to the east, and one thing about northern Ohio ? It's flat....r e a l  flat... maybe that's why we head south to the mountains or east if we want to see an ocean...a couple of things said to me by Americans who moved here from other states always sort of stuck with me...one was that the wind always seems to blow here, which could be due to all the woods and forests we've obliterated for tillable soil...and another guy told me once he was on 80, the turnpike, and he recalls getting his ticket when he crossed into OH from PA, and 4 hours later he crossed into Indiana, and he couldn't remember one damn thing about the past 286 miles...yep, that's northern Ohio...gotta love it !

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Ragged Glory- Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Yessongs- Yes

Moving Pictures- Rush

Hard Rain- Bob Dylan

The Who- Quadrophenia

It's Only Rock & Roll- the Stones

Physical Graffiti- Led

Foo Fighters....uh..pick one...

Aladdin Sane- Bowie

New York- Lou Reed