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NCBuckeye1

Winston Salem, NC (via Winston Salem, NC)

Member since 11 August 2012 | Blog

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Dad was born in Canton, OH. Moved to NC before I was born. Representing Buckeye Nation on Tobacco Road since '85.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My best sports moment was getting to share my wife's first Buckeye game in 2011 against Wisconsin. The weekend got off to a rough start with my getting a speeding ticket in wonderful Meigs County, but quickly turned into something epic watching Braxton heave that bomb to Devin in the end zone. My wife finally understood what it was all about.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Randolph Childress
  • NFL TEAM: Carolina Panthers/Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Carolina Hurricanes
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals/Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Chelsea FC

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Apr 2014

If Calipari jumps, what do you think the over/under on violations at Kentucky will be once he does go? 

5? Too high or too low?

Comment 08 Apr 2014

Some on this board would argue that Cincinnati is actually a part of Kentucky, and as such, the money would not be staying in the state.

Comment 04 Apr 2014

When comparing the two devices, for me it was an easy choice. The Roku has better available apps, thanks to the availability of Amazon Prime, but with my wife demanding we buy an iMac for our desktop when all I really wanted was a good PC, it made the most sense to go with AppleTV for the user-friendly interfacing between our phones, the iMac, the iPad and the AppleTV all on the same network.

Whatever you do, do not waste the money on Chromecast. I got one as a Christmas present and am currently using it in my bedroom for my smaller TV, but you have to either stream everything from your computer using Google Chrome, or from your phone which ends your ability to do other things with your phone. I would not recommend that to anyone.

Comment 04 Apr 2014

I have actually been doing this for the past two or three years. My wife and I got rid of our digital cable, and have Time Warner broadcast cable (Four networks and a few local channels; but I have an HD antenna that can pick up TBS, FoodTV, and a handful of other cable channels), Wi-Fi and an AppleTV. I think we pay $70.00/month for it (I have RR Turbo). We also have a monthly subscription to Hulu AND Netflix. Hulu allows us to watch shows we may otherwise miss during the season, Netflix allows us to play catch up. I have sources for a few other streaming options on the AppleTV, HBO and ESPN, so I can watch most live sports and the HBO content (GoT starts Sunday, so excited). I also can stream BTN2GO and NBCSports from my phone to my TV over my network.

All told I pay about $85/month for everything, and there is not much that I cannot watch. We usually watch the CBS shows live since they are not available on Hulu, and catch up on all the rest when we have time. Works great.

Comment 17 Mar 2014

I voted against the Wright Brothers on the premise that just because they were born in Ohio doesn't mean that Ohio takes credit for flight. The first flight was done in my home state, North Carolina! North Carolina is, was, and forever will be, First in Flight!

***Ducks the volley of hatred coming my way***

Of course I fully recognize that the Wright Brothers and Ohio should get the majority of the credit for flight, but c'mon, without the beautiful sand dunes and steady winds of North Carolina, the flight never happens.

Comment 12 Mar 2014

I can't vouch for Vermont, but New Hampshire's rest areas on the highways are liquor stores. In most states, you get a nice picnic area, maybe a little building with some vending machines, but not in New Hampshire. They have drive-thru liquor stores.

Live free or die!

Comment 19 Feb 2014

Oh yeah, the Air Seahawks, available only in Seattle. Must show driver's license, proof of residence, etc. That was thrown in as cash considerations in the initial trade.

Comment 19 Feb 2014

Bumping this because it's my birthday and I wanted to see some JLaw GIFs. So sue me.

Comment 19 Feb 2014

"In the first round of the inter-sports draft, Charlotte trades the entire Charlotte Bobcats, that's right, the whole team, for AJ Green and a player to be named later, most likely Vontaze Burfict. With the compensatory pick received from the Panthers, the Bengals select Earl Thomas and from Seattle, and send a minor league OF prospect to the Mariners."

Comment 07 Feb 2014

Dang...I only got through page 2 of "Bucksfan Changing Icon" as I did not understand the rage until entirely too late apparently....that guy is not crying nearly enough for the sadness that I now feel.

Comment 07 Feb 2014

I thought the same thing. Traditionalists will argue that black is not a color commonly associated with Ohio State, and will constantly be yelling "Get off my lawn you lousy good for nothings!"

Comment 29 Jan 2014

Yeah, we were driving from NC to NH for Xmas and a family event, and had to be in NH by Sunday, but couldn't leave NC Friday night due to the snow in NC. It was just a giant cluster from the start.

Comment 29 Jan 2014

While a lot of the areas were expecting this storm, at least here in NC they were forecasting it to hit a lot further east then it ultimately did, so my assumption is that they diverted a number of the salt trucks that direction to help out in those areas, and by the time the forecast changed it was too late.

Not saying this is what happened in Atlanta, but for them to have had school yesterday to begin with, shows that this storm impacted them a lot more than was forecasted. 

I live in north-central North Carolina and the forecast for my area was that we were going to be missed completely up until yesterday morning.

Comment 29 Jan 2014

I was stuck on I-95 a few years ago for 11 hours during the first "Snowmageddon" just shy of Quantico, VA. We had been stopped so long when I got out to pee around hour 6 or 7, my car had 6 inches of snow on the roof. Unlike the OP, I was unable to get to anything that resembled a CVS.

Comment 28 Jan 2014

There is absolutely no need for reasoned and fair and balanced arguments in a place like this....

Unless of course, your arguments are fair and balanced. Good input.

Comment 23 Jan 2014

That sequence may seriously be one of the saddest sequences I have seen in a movie. I mean, every time I watch it, for some reason my vision gets all blurry.