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Pickerington, Ohio

Member since 22 August 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3, 2003
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 23 May 2016

Makes total sense since the Browns are loaded with WR talent.  Ha!

So who is going to be picking against the Browns all year long in their survivor pools?  I am raising my hand.

Comment 19 May 2016

Yes, I did.  That was the first time that happened on OSU Day.  The last few years, it was even easier to get on rides after dark as most families had left the park.  But they didn't open the park to season pass folks previously.  We luckily did the MF & Valravn prior to the season pass holders showing up, so we only waited 30 min for the MF & 45 for the Valravn.  The Dragster didn't open until late because they hadn't tested it thoroughly enough that week due to the weather.  The lines got out of hand quickly, so we skipped it this year as we couldn't stay very late (Little league games in Pickerington the next morning). 

Comment 19 May 2016

I've been to CP more times than I've been to KI.  I'm originally from the Cleveland area but now live in Cbus.  But I was just at KI about 4 years ago and have been to CP the last 3 years for OSU day.  if you like coasters, you're going to love CP.  KI is a "cleaner" park, but not quite the coaster park that CP is.

Comment 19 May 2016

I got to ride the Valravn at OSU Day at CP on May 6th.  The first drop was amazing.  You literally go straight down after hanging over the edge for a few seconds.  It's also a very smooth ride and you are harnessed in very well.

The nice thing about CP on OSU day, the park is like 25-33% full, so it only took about a 45 minute wait in line.  Not bad for a new coaster. 

Comment 19 May 2016

I agree with the Millennium being #1.  I'd have to say the new Valravn at CP is now a close #2.  I can't believe the Gatekeeper at CP didn't make this list.  It would be top 5 easily for me.  I'm not a fan of any wooden coaster.  Maybe when I was 18, but now that I'm in my 40's, I need a smooth, steel coaster for me to enjoy it.

Comment 04 May 2016

Yeah, but I'm just saying there's not much going on there in the Super Bowl era.  So my point is that the franchise is actually operating at status quo in the modern era of the NFL.

Comment 04 May 2016

"who's who of Hall of Fame players"???  I know there's more than you named, but I believe you named the only significant HOFers for the Browns.  Have they even had one in the past 25-30 years?

Comment 12 Feb 2016

This hits close to home.  We're the same age and I had mutual friends with Kevin at OSU.  I hung out with him several times at parties and bars.  He even let me try on one of his National Championship rings to see what it looked like. 

RIP Kevin

Comment 12 Jan 2016

DJ, as I stated on Saturday, why wouldn't you want Cardale to be a Steeler?  He can sit behind Ben for a few years and learn how to read defenses.  Plus it is a storied, top franchise in the NFL.  being a fan of both the Buck & Steelers, I love when they draft them.  They go from a top program in college to a top program in the NFL, and they remain winners. 


Comment 30 Nov 2015

Steelers' fans are ripping Shazier for being soft on blogs, sites, and facebook posts.  Many want them to move him to safety and some actually just want him gone.  They think he is just too small to play linebacker in the NFL.  He is a playmaker when on the field, but he can't seem to stay healthy.  I hope things turn around for him.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

Great read. 

Besides my freshman season in Block-O (it the closed end of the stadium back then, '90-95), I did not get to watch him as my season tickets were in the 5th row C-Deck.  Either right above him or a section or two away...I can't remember. 

Speaking of weeping openly at the games...I still shed a tear every time I'm there when the festivities begin (usually during the ramp entrance).  It always makes me reminisce of my college days.  And this year, I get to finally take my 2 boys (7 & 3 years old) to their first game vs. Kent St.  I'm sure a tear will be shed on that day.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Someone within the "one of nine former/current band members interviewed by OSU investigators" is tied to the right person (maybe a top official or high-end donor), or someone big enough within wanted him out.  So it has been done.  Most of you have already stated that in different ways.

It seems our overly PC society has claimed another victim(s).  Just like in pee wee sports when we stopped keeping scores and everyone gets a trophy (for participation).

It seems to me a probationary period or something like that would have been more justifiable.  Just like any other workplace.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

Hey, I'm friends with John.  Tell him Frosty said 'hello'.  Leaving on vacation or otherwise, I'd be there.

Check these guys out!


Comment 27 Jun 2014

First off, thanks for everyone's input!

I didn't know you could download the rosters.  I'm not very savvy with the PS3.  I usually play games and nothing online.  But I'll give it a try.  My boy plays it way more than I do.  I play very little these days but can still take him....for now.  Mostly because I've been playing Madden & CFB since the Sega days.  Jason, Corey, myself, and a legend named "JB" used to actually have Madden leagues years ago.  Of course, I dominated.  :)

We are heading out on vacation tomorrow and my wife an boys will be staying a few extra days, so I'll have a few days alone to give all of this a try.  His birthday would be the following weekend. 

Thanks again everyone.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

Already in the works.  I took both of my boys (6 & 2 at the time) to 2 hoops games last year as well as 2 hockey games.  They love it.  Probably aiming for the Kent St. game.

Comment 19 Jun 2014

After reading some of these, I'm disgusted by sympathy to TTUN by OSU "fans".  You are obviously too young to remember the Cooper years.