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MassiveAttack


Columbus, Ohio (via Columbus, Ohio (originally Toledo))

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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 they acquired Shaq
  • MLB TEAM: none
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 1 hour ago

Strictly adhering to your question about "The Media," I think I preferred Tressel's style, but only by a slim margin.

When I was dating, I never dated the same type of women back to back.  I always wanted somebody different, otherwise, why leave the previous relationship?  Going from Tressel to Meyer is like going from dating the "plain Jane, girl next door, take home to momma" type, to dating a flashy cheerleader.  Both have pros and cons, and I find myself going back and forth as to which one I prefer.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Most dudes can't control their Bridezilla, and this is why it happens.  Free lovin "for life" (yeah right) is usually the reason not to protest too much.  You know what "lovin" does to guys.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

My son was born 10/8/2005 @ 2:06pm, the day of the Penn State loss, where Troy Smith was QB.  I think it was a weird 5pm start time. We watched the game from the recovery room.  I wasn't too broken up, but it did sting losing to Texas and Penn State when we had such a good team.  At least we crushed Notre Dame and beat _ichigan!

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Brother-In-Law (wife's brother) got married in Florida during the OSU-_ichigan game in 2010 (37-7 Bucks).  I had tickets, attended The Game, and froze my @ss off!  But it was better than being on a Florida beach and watching him marry that fat psycho (apologies to fat, non-psychos). 

I told him when he announced the date what had done, and he was all "that's how we know who around real friends are". Yeah, real friends and family WHO LIVE IN OHIO should have to spend their own money to attend your stupid Florida wedding.  They got divorced May 2014.  Glad I'm not a "real friend"!

Edit: Forgot to mention she is a Purdue graduate, so she didn't care at all.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

I'm a huge Ninja Warrior fan, and have seen the first 27 Japanese seasons, and all 5(or 6 depending on how you count) of the American version. 

Kacy Catanzaro is a BOSS!!!.  I'm not convinced she would have have done well in round 1 of the Japanese courses, especially depending on the year.  Keep in mind that the American course has increased the distance and height of many obstacles to challenge our taller competitors, who average 5'8".  Kacy is only 5'0" and the average height of the Japanese contestants are 5'4".  (Sorry, I don't have a link to reference these)

Also keep in mind that she has only competed in the City Qualifying and City Finals (Dallas).  Once they go to Las Vegas for the finals, you can better compare the American course to the Japanese courses.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Thanks for the link!

I'm sure that was a fun day for the guys, and likely very well deserved.

I've been known to throw up the "devil horns/bull horns/hook 'em horns every now and then when having a good time.  It never meant any of those three things.  It just meant I was having fun.
 

Comment 17 Jul 2014

I absolutely love The Matrix Trilogy! People hate on the sequels, but The Matrix Reloaded is really solid.  Not just the action, but the way the story is woven together. If you are any kind of software engineer or programmer, it's an amazing story when realize that everyone in the Matrix who is not a "battery" is a computer program. 

I do feel like Matrix Revolutions had several large missteps, the largest being having 50% of the screen time go to actors who were not the main characters.  It also didn't help that 4 years took place between #1 and #2, and 50% of all movies released in that time did some sort of Matrixy type of spoof.

I have owned every form of DVD and BluRay, including the Box Sets, The Animatrix books, and source literature that the actors read to prepare.  Lawrence Fishburne is one of my all time favorite actors, as well.  Got the action figure of him sitting in that chair with the phone, right on my office desk.

My memory and follow-up research indicates The Matrix was released March 31st, 1999.  I'm surprised you're bringing attention to the anniversary on July 17, 2014, but I always want to talk about The Matrix!

Comment 07 Jul 2014

I see what you did there.   I knew it was sarcasm before I clicked on it, though.

Comment 07 Jul 2014

I'm assuming this is in jest, but you didn't use the sarcasm font.  Just an FYI, I got a Columbus Yellow Pages delivered on my front porch just last week.  Not that I'm going to be using it for anything other than ballast on my bookshelf....

Comment 07 Jul 2014

I think the 1992 major renovations were just done at the wrong time.  Sure they added an upper deck and press box, which brought capacity to around 35K, but didn't affect the fan experience in terms of convenience. In 2005 they got a new scoreboard and locker room renovations.  But they need to continuously reinvest to keep up.  Additionally the parking situation and exiting the game in mass are not the best.

Comment 07 Jul 2014

And herein lies the real problem: When drinking (to excess), you don't have common sense. Alcohol use also has it's effects on thinking straight. its hard to do.

I'm not saying don't drink, as it has it purposes.  But "mean drunk", "angry drunk", "liquid courage", and "beer goggles" are terms for a reason.  People with scholarships to major universities should drink at home.

Comment 07 Jul 2014

Used to have English 110 with him fall of my freshman year (1989).  Real quiet cat, headphones on a lot.  But he took his studies seriously.  He always contributed intelligently when called upon. 

I also worked Summer Conference Housing the year he left the team.  He was there when they first checked in, but he disappeared before the summer was over, and it was a big rumor mill for a while.  But what was stated in the interview above, was the final story I heard back then.  At least there is consistency.

Cooper was known for not being heavily involved with his personel or players.

Comment 24 Jun 2014

Arron Craft is like that funny guy to the hot girl (being the NBA).  The hot girls all say they want a guy who is funny.  Well there are more funny  guys than good looking bad boys.  Yet the girls always pick the bad boy with looks, then spend all the time complaining about them.

The NBA claims they want good guys who play great defense, well here you are.

Comment 19 Jun 2014

D'Angelo Russell - smells like another Rod Smith story. (late transcript clearing)

Comment 19 Jun 2014

It's one thing to have pride in your city, but what is really "great" about Cleveland that makes it better than Columbus or Cincinnati?  Fan support of it's sports teams or the number of professional sports teams?  Cause I know you're not talking about housing values, crime rate, total population, Fortune 500 companies, or total annual snowfall.

Comment 16 Jun 2014

I know you are just repeating the standard tag line on "Lebron's Reputation."  But seriously, the guy is no:

  • Ron Artest
  • Pacman Jones
  • Ndamukong Suh

I guess you can have a bad reputation for doing things right off the court, and being the game's best player on the court.  I guess Lebron should have had to foresight to tell his largest and most successful sponsor to can their campaign (The Decision) because it will make Cleveland fans hate him forever. 

But there was no way if he just said that he was not going to renew his contract that the same thing wouldn't have happened to Cleveland fans.  No Way.

Comment 16 Jun 2014

You can hate Lebron or whatever player you want to your heart's content, but what the heck does "Organic" even mean? 

Doesn't every professional team pay their players?  Doesn't every team have the ability to hire who they want, and how much they choose to pay them?  Whether Spurs, Heat, Lakers, Yankees or Red Sox, each organization has to craft an actual team from individuals.  Miami is no less "organic" than any other team.

Comment 13 Jun 2014

So much this!!!  If that guy blocks like he should on either 3rd down or 4th down, the Bucks convert a first down.  That doesn't give us a win, but we would not be talking about this play at all.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

Count me in the 8% of the survey.  I think going 24 and 0 made him successful, especially coming off the 6 and 7 season.  Now we just need to keep beating _ichigan, and win in the post season.

Edit: No sarcasm, all of the last 5 or so comments have been in Italics.