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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 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.

Comment 18 Jun 2014

I love it when Browns fans call Steelers fans frontrunners.  Most likely because Browns fans would someday, somehow want to be classified as "front"runners.  The jealousy shines through.

Comment 15 May 2014

I love having both Heyward & Shazier on the Steelers.  I was just about to update my Polamalu jersey with Heyward's #97 but now I may have to go with Shazier's #50!

Comment 15 May 2014

A lot of NFL teams often give local undrafted free agents try-outs.

Comment 08 May 2014

I still say things would be different if we didn't forget we had El Guapo on the team against Sparty.  I was the the Big 10 Championship Game.  I agree with most of everyone's comments above.  I have a little more respect for MSU than TTUN.  Even the fans.  I had several conversations with Sparty fans before and after the game.  There was some fun jabs at each other, some serious football talk, & discussions of our mutual dislike for all that is scUM. 

Comment 07 May 2014

Great read.  Very entertaining.  The only thing that ruined it for me is that I'm in my 40's & my ENT doc (that I've seen for my hearing issues I've had since childhood) has told me that I have some of the biggest tonsils he has ever seen.  But since I'm not plagued by throat issues yet (continuous strep, sore throats, or sleep apnea), we should leave them alone....for now.  Sigh.

Comment 22 Apr 2014

Hockey is the perfect sport for this city.  It can succeed if it has any success on the ice.  If the CBJ somehow wins these series versus the Pens, it would be the first stepping stone to that success and would build a nearby rivalry with the Pens (currently, the Pens dominate the "rivalry").  There is already a small, hardcore following.  A little success with a gritty young team & a great goalie, and the future is bright for the CBJ.