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MassiveAttack


Columbus, Ohio (via Toledo, Ohio)

Member since 04 June 2013 | Blog

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Computer programmer, college football fan.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Holy Buckeye!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy James Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Maurice Lighty, Jr.
  • NFL TEAM: Which one has the most former Buckeyes?
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Miami Heat, since Shaq days. And now Cavs, too.
  • MLB TEAM: none
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jun 2015

I was in Dearborn, MI last week (has a U of M campus), eating at a restaurant and a waitress asked me about my block O polo shirt.  Gave her my back story and she jumps right into how much she hates Buckeyes, yada, yada, yada.  I love the snarky waitress persona, especially when they are hot.  She was quite warm, but whatever, give it to me with both barrels...

This woman has the nerve to say, "We kicked your guy's ass in 2011!" 

So naturally I reply, "wait, you beat our worst team in almost 100 years by 6 points, at home, and you claim to have 'kicked our asses?' I guess losing 12 of 14 will make you savor any victory you can?" lol

After that she changed her argument to say how flat Ohio is and that we have "nothing."  Of course I countered with, "Oh, tell me about Mount Michigan, or whatever hills you have."  Another argument change.   You see how the conversation went. 

Comment 09 Jun 2015

Agree on Steph Curry statement, as well as when any offensive player does this.  Rule of Verticality allows for this, just as Draymond Green was legal in his defense of James.

"Intentional fouls" are allowed during the game, if there is no "Clear Path to the Basket."  After 2 minutes remaining in any quarter, these become the equivalent of "Flagrant 1", where it's two shots plus the ball back.  This 2 minute rule, is the "Hack-A-Shaq" rule.

Think about it for a second.  If I'm fighting you for position and neither of us have the ball, but the official calls one of us for a foul, it should not be more than a "Common Foul."  Your Intentional Foul/Technical Foul would not be appropriate here.  And basically, that is what is happening in the plays you referenced.  Tristan Thompson should learn to shoot free throws better.  It's an unguarded shot from a predetermined spot.  Everyone in the league should shoot better than 70%.

Comment 26 May 2015

Recently watched The Crew defeat the Seattle Sounders two Saturdays ago.  I sat next to some Sounders fans (Mom, teen daughter) who had traveled for the game.  They spent easily 70 of the 90 minutes of the game taking selfies and posting them on Instagram and changing filters.  Tickets are not cheap!

Comment 21 May 2015

Nobody said you have to become the same level position of the speaker you listen to.  But when your coach is so connected he can get the CEO of Chase to speak to them, you know the players are going to listen to the message(s).

You can never be sure who will be the next "Jamie Dimon," but that doesn't mean they can't learn from him.  Also, visiting Chase, sitting in meetings, reading reports, listening to phone calls; that's all Real Life stuff. 

Comment 21 May 2015

I used to work in Home Finance and Auto Finance, both at Chase Easton.  I definitely have several negative things I could say. Especially how the hourly staff is treated (I was salary).

Pretty much anyone who works in IT, in Columbus, will work at Chase sooner or later.
 

Comment 20 May 2015

You mean Jessica Biel (Justin Timberlake's wifey)?  This shot is from the 2005 movie, Stealth.

Comment 20 May 2015

It's true.  As a child, I never understood why anyone would root against Magic Johnson, or Michael Jordan.  But now that I'm in my 40s, it's all very clear.

Comment 20 May 2015

Having watched 4 years of Aaron Craft and enjoying his defense and hustle, but only one year of Matthew Dellavedova, I'd take Matthew.  While it appears Aaron has slightly better defense, Matthew has shown better shooting ability.