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northwoods buckeye


Northern Wisconsin (via Shelby, Ohio)

Member since 15 January 2014 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State defeats the "unbeatable" Miami Hurricanes in 2OT.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All Time: Joey Galloway; Current: Carlos Hyde
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: All Time: Greg Oden; Current: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers (sorry Cleveland, I've moved on)
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Bayern Munich

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Mar 2015

I'm concerned about what that miracle lining is going to do with my innards when combined with the pot of black coffee I drink everyday. The mayo video is seriously disturbing.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

There was nearly one full page article in the Milwaukee newspaper about the stuff and its impact on the dairy industry in Wisconsin. Summary: mild paranoia about messing with what is considered one of two liquids worth drinking, but hopeful that it props up milk sales. It is pretty awesome, though.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

If I raised my kids with this philosophy, I'd probably be arrested for child abuse. Got an A on your math test? 4 laps young man. Punched a kid on the bus? Hit the showers, good job! 

Comment 25 Mar 2015

It seemed weird that SF didn't want to keep Hairball around. With every passing day and bizarre tweet/statement/philosophy , It's more surprising he wasn't kicked to the curb sooner. 

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Maybe you misunderstand. I hate excuses. You screw up, you take accountability, you learn and move on. No one is perfect, so everyone screws up. People are always tempted to not do the 100% above board thing. A person is the sum of their acts. I certainly would not want to be judged solely on the worst thing I've ever done. But, I own all of my mistakes, and try to do better tomorrow, even if I failed today. If Tressel (or anyone else) has done that, then I'm not going to hold a poor choice over his head, and deny that he's ever done anything good.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

If MSU, Duke, or UNC are on the table, go there young man. After that, it's a little tougher. UK? UCONN? Wisconsin? Kansas? All have some plus side, but also some questions. That's where it gets tough.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Yes, there was a lot of bad publicity from this incident. But, everyone is a liar or cheat at some point in their life (do you speed on the highway? Cheating. Take a swig of soda before paying for it? Cheating. Tell your spouse they look great when they don't? Lying.). Those are rather petty examples, but people weigh risk/benefit for lots of decisions  and don't make the correct "moral" decision, because the punishment for getting caught doesn't deter you relative to the chance of being caught/called out. He is human, and made a bad choice, and been caught and punished. It doesn't mean he's a terrible, irredeemable person with no good qualities. Woody Hayes punched a player, but he was still a good human being who had a positive impact on many lives.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

2 things I learned during my time in government service, both of which happened here

  1. your email is permanently stored. Don't do anything stupid with your emails.
  2. you get punished for misdeeds, but you get hammered when you attempt to cover it up.

I love Tressel, but he was an idiot in handling this. Gene Smith and E Gordon didn't help with some of their public statements, but ultimately, he was solely responsible for what happened (even if we all can agree that the rules broken might be really stupid)

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Given the "secondary market" for tickets, I'll say that number has not been reached for good games, but watching the football team pummel Kent State is only entertaining for a couple of quarters, so I'm loathe to drop serious amounts of money on that.

But, What makes me mad as an alumni is that when I was a good dues paying member, I always got crappy games. Nowadays, I just get my tickets from Craigslist, go to the game I want, support a student who is selling their tickets for tuition or beer money,and don't donate anything to the University.

possible solution that I thought of during the Super Bowl this year, when ticket prices we're going crazy, and the teams weren't seeing any of the money: auction off some of the prime seats, since that's what's going to happen anyways with the scalpers. Blind auction, highest 1000 bids get their pick of seats. Sell the remainder at a "normal" price.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

My most memorable WV travel experience involved a college buddy who was the son of  the judge of an adjacent county in KY. We went slumming it in a coal miner bar for cheap drinks and some local live music, and ended up in the middle of a real broken bottle and pool cue bar brawl. As best I could discern, the two primary parties had a disagreement involving a positive pregnancy test of ones sister. Had to duck and cover to get out the door, where the local law enforcement was arriving in droves. Had to give statements to the police since we were "outsiders" who would give honest statements. The police, recognizing my buddy as the son of the local judge, gave us a free ride back to Kentucky, and suggested that the cheap drinks at our establishment of choice probably weren't worth the trouble. Haven't stopped in WV for more than gas since.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

Ran the mile in 4:47. 

Was kicked out of 'D' league intramural hockey for being able to skate backwards.

Didn't swing at a pitch for my last eight games in little league, but still managed an OBP of around .400 between walks and HBP (I was absolutely terrible at baseball, but figured out that pitchers at young ages are terrible at throwing strikes)

Comment 11 Mar 2015

Cooking and photography. I've been cooking my way through La Repertoire de la Cuisine. I'll accept the onion soup challenge.
 

Comment 11 Mar 2015

I've had Firefox issues with several sites in the past couple of days. Haven't seen any bug fixes, etc on their site. Works fine in Chrome.

Comment 03 Mar 2015

My family (wife + 3 kids) go to Kiawah Island every year for a week. I was stationed is Charleston for a year, and my wife and I love the Lowcountry. If you're not familiar with that area, it's between Charleston and Hilton Head. It's a lot less crowded than Hilton Head, and the golf is phenomenal. The Ocean Course there hosted the PGA championship about two years ago. That costs crazy money, but there are four other courses that aren't so bad. The beach is very flat, so the waves aren't going to suck the young ones out to sea. There are bike trails everywhere, and when the tide is out, you can ride on the beach. You can rent from people who own houses pretty easily. 

Comment 03 Mar 2015

Roger Goodell's head would explode if he played today. 

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Great name for pho restaurant, but nothing will top this one I came across on a business trip in CA: