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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 ?

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Comment 27 Mar 2015

The first; The James Gang with Joe Walsh at the Defiance College Basketball Gym...1970 ?... first time I ever smelled the herb...

The Best....CSNY at Cleveland Stadium, 8/31/74...with The Band, Carlos Santana ... CSN&Y played close to 30 songs...Neil hated to fly at that time, and was not happy with all the extravaganza going on...way too much coke, so he had a good friend drive a Winnebago to all the shows for him and his son....second half of the show, Neil's dog comes up on the stage, walks around, sniffing everything while the boys are just a whalin'....

The Best 1A...Neil and the Horse at the Palace, 2/2/91...the second or third song in, the stage goes dark, the fog is rolling, and you see him silhouetted against a background light, and he and Ol' Black, his '54 modified Les Paul, begin Dylan's Blowin In The Wind, in an unbelievably loud and distorted version...this is two weeks after the start of the initial Gulf war....goosebumps just thinking about it..

The Best 1B...I'm throwing a couple out there....Robin Trower at the Toledo Sports Aroma, 1974?, Bridge Of Sighs Tour, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers opened....that show was my initiation to the blues....four encores...we couldn't get enough....and I want to add FarmAid, 2001, at Deer Park, north of Indy, 18 days after 9/11, and the main reason is because of the vibe of the audience and the performers...Indiana's favorite son, John Mellencamp was doing Pink Houses, and there was a lull during the latter part of the song, right before the ending, and I turned around and looked up at the lawn area, and 4 out of every 5 people had a lit Bic in the air....Fucking A, you terrorist son-of-a-bitches, you will NEVER break the spirit of Americans...

Comment 27 Mar 2015

JLBNYC, I was at that Stones show in Cleveland in '78, too.  There were 8 of us, we had the furthest seats from the stage in that old stadium; upper deck, behind home plate, last row, on the aisle...Kansas opened...that was the tour where Keith had gotten busted with H in Toronto earlier in the year, (I believe these facts are correct, but it was a    h   a   z   y    day and period in my life, so...), and the great USof A Immigration Dept. was not going to let a pathetic user like him into our country so he could make millions of dollar$.  They told him he would have to be "clean", so he went to the Carribean and got a complete, 100% blood transfusion before the tour.  The Stones played for 80-90 minutes, tops, and walked off the stage.  The crowd down on the field went ballistic, screaming and hollering for an encore, or two.  But from our vantage point, we say a 1/2 dozen black limo's pulling away and out of the stadium within 2 minutes of Charlie's last drum beat...one of the very few times I saw a concert where the band DID NOT do an encore...for $16.00 a ticket, you would have thunk they could have given us one more...as we're exiting the stadium, us guys stopped in the bathrooms to take a leak (Good God, Municipal Stadiums' restrooms were Disgusting!!), and as we are walking past the actual toilets on the way out, there is some guy passed out next to a porcelain commode, pants down to his ankles, laying in all that urine....his mama would have been so proud....that wasn't you, was it, JLBNYC ?

Comment 27 Mar 2015

...Was fortunate to see them at the Student Union at Toledo U in spring of '74....maybe '75 ?  I believe their 1st album had been out awhile, because we all knew the songs they played....interesting note...The Student Union Auditorium, at that time, anyway, was  "T" shaped, and the stage was set at the top and middle of the "T"...whoever booked the band had installed a narrow corridor along the outside wall, and they came out at the bottom of the "T" area, and walked along the wall, around the perimeter, to get the stage.  I remember a commotion behind the "curtain" as they walked behind us....Anyways, we all got Stone Cold Crazy that night...amazing when one thinks about those early concerts and you see a band or performers and think, Geez, they might make a make a career out of this, and I would say that Queen has definitely left their mark on rock and roll...

Comment 25 Mar 2015

not to sound like Vic Valium, but the GS cookies of today CANNOT compare with their predecessors from decades ago....sorry, no offense to anyone, buy they just seemed to taste so much better "back in the day"...maybe they added all the bad shit to them back then, and if that's the case, BRING BACK MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATES !! 

Comment 24 Mar 2015

DJB, just want to say Thanks for the daily WMD's.  You have posted some seriously interesting articles and pictures and videos over my time with 11W, and I just wanted YOU to know that I appreciate them.  That chimp one from today ?...wow....shit, I almost had to pull the bandana out of my back pocket and....well, you know why....

Comment 24 Mar 2015

to each his own, ExT08, but song 3 on this album, Poles Apart, helped me rationalize why my ex walked out on me and left me to raise our three kids under the age of 10...a very tough period for me, but this song and album also helped me...uh... f o r g i v e..... ?  This is not intended as a knock on you in any way, shape or form...just my opinion, as was yours....

Comment 23 Mar 2015

...1970 Chevy Kingswood Estate Wagon...light yellow, fake wood trim down the sides, 350, 4- barrel, three seater, the 3rd seat facing the rear, the back tailgate could open like a regular car door, or fold straight down...powering that rear window down was a great way to clear the interior from any lingering hemp aroma that might have arisen from 6-8 NW Ohio young men riding around, sucking down Old Dutch and PBR's and Little Kings, and firing up Austin Torpedos as fast as Todd could roll 'em....I have named every car I have ever owned...no particular reason, I guess to build that bond that happens between a guy an his car...this old gal was named Nan, from the fruit baNANa, which is what she looked like with that wood trim....she met a horrible end one Friday night heading home south on Rt 66 south out of Archbold, and an old farmer in a Jeep pulling an orange McCurdy wagon with a ton or two of soybeans pulled right out in front of me and I nailed the wagon...and watch it   s  l  o   w    l     y  tip over and spill it's load on my front hood and all over the road....boy was I pissed...insurance company said to scrap it, $1650 to repair, book value was $1200....sniff.....sorry.....   

Comment 19 Mar 2015

Green Meadows Conference Cross Country Finals, Defiance College, fall of 1968, 120? young men total, 60 in heat 1, the remaining in heat 2, starting 8 minutes behind the 1st heat...I'm in heat one, starter shoots the gun, I run as fast as I can for the first 75 yards, look around quickly and realize that I am in first place....eventually finish 44th in the second heat, with the C/C officials yelling and cursing at me as I run through the finish line and grab a tag because I have just royally screwed up everyone's final standing....

Comment 18 Mar 2015

2010, chaperoning my daughter and step-daughter's class-trip cruise to the Bahamas...nice friend of their's, Tiffany, shows me her 9 stars she has tatted on the left side of her upper torso, from the shoulder area to her waist line, and all I can think is that by the time she is 56 years old, it's going to look like the Milky Way.....

Comment 17 Mar 2015

THUMBS UP, Brother !  Appreciate the fact that you feel you can share with all of us.  Many of us been down a similar avenue, and family and the people who care about us are one of the reasons I like to wake up every morning.  ...... and to think that Meatchicken still sucks....

Comment 12 Mar 2015

I HATE people who constantly interrupt conversations....like, seriously, your excuse of gray matter couldn't hold that question until the speaker was finished ?...my family hates me for this...because they'll interrupt me, and then when they're done blabbering, they'll say, "and what were you saying, Mike ?", and I just pause......and say "Never mind..."

I HATE being in the checkout line of ANYWHERE, and the smallest line is two carts deep, and you're carrying one, maybe two items, and you have to pee, the El Vacquero supper is boiling in your bowels, you have a headache, a piece of spanish rice stuck in your teeth, and the dirty sum-na-biptch ahead of you, with over 3100 items in the shopping cart, turns around, looks at you, at what you're holding, then turns back toward the register....uh...hello, WrinkleSaurus ?  Got a dime for an old altar - boy ?  Geez that fries my buttocks.... 

Comment 12 Mar 2015

Having scared so many people in my life with my uncontrollable outbursts during athletic events (Reggie's 3rd bomb in '77 WS, Tino's bomb in 2001 WS, Cie Grant's hold on Dorsey in '02 NCG, Shazier's fumble-inducing hit on Ball @ Wiskyin '12, Hoying's short slant to Glenn, who then burned two ND speedsters for a TD in '95, Don Chandlers GW FG in OT for the Pack against the Colts back in '65, etc etc), I slowly got out of the recliner when Zeke broke the line of scrimmage, slowly raised both arms, and smiled, bigger and broader as the yards evaporated under Zeke's flying feet...the two TV camera shots of Bama fans were priceless; the one of the 40? year old woman who appeared dumbstruck, and the Tide man, with a ballcap on, who was looking to his right (looking to the left for us watching the TV), who I think was staring at the replay on the jumbo screen....8 straight seconds of pure, unadulterated misery written ALL OVER his face...I loved it then, and I love it MORE TODAY.... 

Comment 11 Mar 2015

LEADERSHIP is huge....I have been wondering if Joey takes a bigger stance this year, in that regard.  With this likely being his last year, somebody, him ?, is going to have to step forward...I can also see J Perry being "that" guy....and Adolphus has been here for four years and there is such respect and notoriety that comes with being named a Captain...I see Decker out there for the coin flips...and #92 & #37...after that, it looks like a crap shoot ....

Comment 10 Mar 2015

I totally agree, S.L., only Freddie was a slut....and a genius when it came to musical arrangements....

Comment 09 Mar 2015

THANKS, All O-K JumpMaster, Yes, I have heard/read similar statements, but I appreciate this comprehensive version...actually, I'm a bit jealous... 8-)   I thank our lucky stars that UFM came "home", and in 3 short years, gave this Great State of Ohio a national championship. Honestly, I will still tab back and pull up the various "Drive-Throughs" of the final three games...just to "feel" it again...I will likely watch them time and time again because it's a feeling I never get tired of....National Champions of College Football...what a beautiful thing to say....

Comment 08 Mar 2015

Senior Day ?  Last home game for five members of this team ?  i was just blown away by the lack of effort ... AND I agree when my fellow 11W folks advise others NOT to pick on individuals and their performances, but this was ridiculous.  Besides # 12, I am glad they're all graduating.  This whole senior class has rode the coat tails of their teammates for their entire career here...Sully, Diebler, Lighty, Buford, D Thomas, they all stepped forward when it was their turn...Craft would have never let the bullshit occur that I saw today on national television...nobody stepped forward...and please, # 2, turn in your scholarship...I have heard rumors for the reason of your suspension, and all I know is that you haven't come close to being the player you were before your selfish act which lead to the 3-4 game dismissal.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching A Craft play here for 4 years, but I was anxiously awaiting what the new look Buckeye ballers would look like...disappointing is all I can say...Wisky played and looked like we did a few years ago...hats off to them...I wonder if UFM knows basketball ?

Comment 03 Mar 2015

I've hiked the AT through the Great Smokies National Park....especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing.  Hiked from Waterville, TN, to Newfound Gap in '84, finished the southwestern route in '87, to Fontana Dam...countless other 3, 4, 5 night stays in them glorious mountains...the solitude...the weather...the backpackers you meet and stay with at the shelters...how delicious a freeze-dried meal can taste after a strenuous day of backpacking...the joy of a drink of water...the personal satisfaction of a long, steep climb and you finally hit the summit, and the clouds clear, the sun warms you, and you bask in the beauty of what lies before you...as far as you can see...some of the most satisfying moments in my life have been spent in that National Park....God bless FDR and old man Rockefeller and the locals who had the wisdom to designate those 521,000 acres as a sanctuary for all to enjoy...

Comment 03 Mar 2015

...I'm smellin' a sulpher bomb here in the front row.....!!!...Guilty one ?  Step up here, drop, and give me 20....