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mockjocks 12th Warrior


Member since 28 December 2012 | Blog

Joined in '12 after watching Amir Williams performances. Became active in early '15 with the only regret that I didn't do it sooner


  • SPORTS MOMENT: a luxury box. Pepper sprayed on field of The Game '02. In the stadium for 01, 02, 05, 06 wins against TUN. (unfortunate to be in attendance for '99, '03 TUN losses)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: 90s - Gary Berry (ask me why, lol); 2000s - Teddy Ballgame; 2010s - #Brax #EzE
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jamar Butler. My dude was underrated
  • NFL TEAM: Extreme levels of fantasy football since 2001
  • NBA TEAM: Indiana Pacers for as long as I can remember
  • MLB TEAM: Playoff baseball > any other pro sport playoff

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Apr 2016

My wife tells me the song they dance to was one of her favorites back in the day, smh. Here's a write-up on the OSU one:

Comment 11 Apr 2016

lol all good, PD. Trust me, I've never felt more happy to call the wife to tell her I'd be late coming home since Archie wanted to grab a beer. I was walking around the house and at work for a week like

Comment 11 Apr 2016

I golfed with Archie in 2014. Like, full on- Spieth-ing it in the water on short par 3s with everything on the line, fish-tailing the cart in the rainy conditions, pinch-yourself-to-make-sure-you're-not-dreaming...type golf with Archie Griffin. Clearly one of the coolest things I've ever been fortunate enough to do. 

A professional colleague of mine bought a round with him for the 2nd and 7 charity. He had me ride with him since i was the only one of the 3 of us regulars who wasn't a total hack (I am a total hack, btw). Everything you hear about how nice and down to earth he is, is totally true. He had lunch with us prior to playing, then stayed for a beer afterwards. No slouch on the course, either - he shot 39 on the front before falling apart on the back 9 in chilly and wet conditions. Insanely awesome. 

Comment 11 Apr 2016

Surprised you haven't caught him on the course at The Lakes at some point. I thought that was around your neck of the woods from prior convos. He lives on the par 5 16th hole there, that's where I played with him.

Comment 06 Apr 2016

It's a magical place.

I attended round 1 in 2013, and I'm not sure you could use a better word. I get the chills just thinking about it, it's one of my top sports memories. Good call on the food and beer - almost everything was a dollar, and the import beer was only $3. 

The facilities and layout are exactly as you would imagine them. I couldn't find a spec of dirt out of place, nor a weed on the entire grounds. For guys who love golf, it's just the pinnacle of sport. 

Comment 05 Apr 2016

Pleased he made some statements about it. I know they don't have to (and probably shouldn't, even) but I was hoping Gene and Thad would have formally addressed this last week and taken questions from the media. At the end of the day, their track record in hoops speaks for itself. Still pretty darn good, but room to get better and improve.

The one thing I'll say that I don't see on here much when people comment is how Thad's guys almost always stay out of trouble, are well-spoken, and are generally great kids from good backgrounds. It's incredible the type of character guys he brings in. Of course wins are all that matter in the end, but I have to admit I cut Thad slack a bit because of how awesome his kids are every season. Very few issues over the years. 

Comment 05 Apr 2016

He's out of his mind. I'm just happy I got to make that public in a relevant convo. Barely anybody knows who she is - let alone how weird and awkward it would be for someone to be going around telling people how much he's into her. She's gotta be 15+ years older than him, and she looks like it

Comment 31 Mar 2016

Any of you that are old enough to remember OSU hoops in the 90s probably remembers a young B1G freshman of the year, Greg Simpson, who played here for Randy Ayers. I grew up in Lima, so Greg was a childhood hero of mine. Things didn't work out so well for Simpson at Ohio State, and even though that was ages ago there could be a lil something still there mutually between the school and the family (Xavier and Greg are cousins, Xavier's dad grew up with and is close with Greg).

Xavier is a great student, hasn't been in trouble so there's no connection to any sort of behavior, but for the fact that there's a history with the Simpson family and Ohio State, it's safe and fair to speculate if Xavier ever had interest in Ohio State - regardless on whether we had the room or not. When we offered AJ Harris, I was pretty surprised, and felt Xavier would be a better fit - but Lyle's journey to Columbus wasn't straight forward and maybe Thad had to cover his bases at the PG position. He ended up with 2 in the '15 class so there was no need for one in '16. 

Comment 23 Mar 2016

I love how Ramzy called one of his pics "the Loving face". Hilarious.

Comment 23 Mar 2016

I went to his show in Dayton (his hometown) several years back at the beginning of his decline, and it was the most bizarre show I've ever been to. It was so awkward, and half the arena walked out during the middle of it - which pissed him off even more and added to the awkwardness of the show. Then it just sort of ended. Weirdest walk to my car after that, just thinking "wtf did I just watch?!"

UPDATE - I didn't see this until now, the 7th grader was 15 years old. Ok, forget about Katt Williams - how the hell can you be 15 and still be in the 7th grade?! I was a sophomore in high school!

Comment 23 Mar 2016

Thinking about it, it seems to be the obvious choice. Not sure what you guys think, but that mini-series is one of the best in sports. I find myself watching it regardless of what team they're covering that training camp.