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Knoxville, TN (via Heiskell, TN)

Member since 17 March 2011 | Blog

From John Cooper's tiny hometown (Heiskell, TN). My dad grew up in Hilliard, graduated from OSU in the mid-70s. I became a Buckeye by default. My Tennessee fandom died after the 1996 Citrus Bowl. Proud OSU (class of 2005) and UT (class of 2007) alum. I reside in Knoxville amongst thousands of overconfident Tennessee/SEC fans. Go Bucks!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 OSU-UM game. Unbelievable to experience that as a student in Ohio Stadium.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Nashville Predators
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Mar 2017

I used to work down in Luling/Killona, Louisiana, and my grandfather was from Baton Rouge. I love Cajun food, but I've learned not to touch Cajun or creole outside of Louisiana (or southern Mississippi), with one exception. A couple from Louisiana opened up a hole-in-the-wall Cajun joint here in South Knoxville back in the early 90s called Bayou Bay. The seafood dishes aren't as good as what you can get in southern Louisiana, but the traditional stuff (gumbo, jambalaya, etouffe, creole) is as good as you'll find anywhere in LA.

For those in the Cincy area, Knotty Pine on the Bayou, which is just south of NKU, is pretty good.

Comment 22 Mar 2017

Such a great show. For three or four seasons.

After the reboot, everything changed once Seth MacFarlane decided to get snarky and preachy in many episodes. You can only pull that off if you are Trey Stone/Matt Parker and you make fun of everything, equally.

Comment 22 Mar 2017

That's exactly what they should stick to. It's what they do best.

Comment 21 Mar 2017

And now players are trying to make the most money for the least amount of effort?  Isn't that literally what everyone is always trying to do in a capitalist economic system?

I'll take that one step further. It's human nature to want to do the least amount of work, regardless of the payday. 

Comment 19 Mar 2017

Also read Northwestern had a real shot against Gonzaga before their coach a tech foul called late.

This has been shared a lot, but this play ended a 23-8 run by Northwestern. Huge momentum call. It's blown calls like this that ruin basketball.


Comment 17 Mar 2017

Crazy to think that scUM canned all of those 3s, at a >50% clip, and only won by 1. Great win, but their defense is atrocious. It'll be interesting to see what Louisville does to them defensively.

On another note, there are a lot of perfect brackets out there.

Comment 16 Mar 2017

ETSU is a major sleeper, especially with Florida's rim protector out for the tournament. The only thing that gives me pause is that they are playing in Orlando, so it'll be a home game for the Gators.

UNC-Wilmington is another one to look at. Wouldn't surprise me to see them beat Virginia in Orlando.

Comment 15 Mar 2017

Monaco is taking it to Man City. They lead 2-0 at half; if this holds, Monaco would advance on away goals (5-5 aggregate).

Scoreless first half between Atletico Madrid and Bayer. Bayer needs at least 3 goals if they want to advance.

Comment 15 Mar 2017

Eh, the front half of the schedule is definitely to blame. The win over Towson, combined with a good showing against top-ranked Denver, will give them a chance to make a big jump in next week's rankings.

Comment 14 Mar 2017

Leicester adds another goal early in the second half, to go ahead 3-2 on aggregate. Sevilla now playing a man down (2 yellows for Nasri), but they earned a PK in the 78th minute, only to be denied by Schmeichel. Great performance by the Foxes so far.

Comment 14 Mar 2017

Leicester City leads Sevilla, while Juventus leads Porto, both 1-0 at half. If these results hold, Leicester will advance on away goals (2-2 aggregate), and Juventus will advance on aggregate (3-0).

Comment 14 Mar 2017
Wes Morgan with a huge 1st half goal for Leicester City versus Sevilla. If this holds, the Foxes will advance to the quarterfinals, on away goals scored. Porto has work to do if they want to make things interesting with Juventus.
Comment 08 Mar 2017

Bigger French sports gaffe - Today's collapse by PSG or Jean van de Velde at Carnoustie?

Comment 07 Mar 2017

If Milwaukee wins tonight, they would probably rank as one of the worst teams to make the NCAA tournament (1996 Central Florida is probably #1 on that list). The Panthers had 8 wins coming into the conference tourney, with an RPI ranking of around 300.

Comment 06 Mar 2017

Community college s a great way to get a start on a 4 year degree at a generally much lower cost. UC Berkeley has (had?) a program with some 2 year schools to basically guarantee admission as a junior if certain GPA was achieved; that let students that might not be able to afford 4 years or were not accepted as a freshman a chance to get a degree from UC while UC kept a more steady enrollment at the junior and senior level.

Tennessee is doing something similar. Just about any public university will accept a transfer student in good standing from a local community college.

And if you are a high school graduate in the state of Tennessee, you are also guaranteed free tuition at any community college or trade school, which equates to a free associates degree. There is no high school GPA, ACT/SAT, or income requirement; you just have to file your FAFSA on time, maintain at least a 2.0 GPA while in college, perform community service every semester, and attend periodic mentor meetings. I think it's a great way for students to kill two birds with one stone - get your gen eds out of the way and have two years of college paid for. And when it's all said and done, you've also earned entrance to any public 4-year university in the state.

Comment 06 Mar 2017

I'll try to be a little less snarky than YSU. Bjorkstrand's most recent call up was not an emergency recall; since the Jackets did not send him down before 3pm on March 1st, he will be in Columbus for the rest of the season.

Comment 01 Mar 2017

The University of Maryland also has one of the world's only fire protection engineering programs. The demand for those guys is insane.

Comment 28 Feb 2017

My first word of advice is to watch out for the kinds of math classes you can get in college. At Ohio State, the honors math courses sometimes deviate from calculations to proofs. I figured that I would be just solving trickier calculus problems, but instead found myself writing pages and pages of proofs. For all of us in class it was a real deviation from what we expected coming from high school calculus. 

I wish I could UV that 100 times. I have a similar war story:

I scored a 5 on the AP calc BC exam as a junior in high school, so I took a diff eq course at the University of Tennessee my senior year. I cruised through it, so when I enrolled at OSU in 2001, I tested out of calc 1/2/3 and ended up in Math 190. I figured it would be tough, but it couldn't be any worse than diff eq. Boy was I wrong. That was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. Pages and pages of proofs is exactly what that class ending up being. I went to my advisor a few weeks later and reminded her that I was an engineering major, not a math major!

Comment 28 Feb 2017

I'll add my two cents. We have no choice but to evolve/adapt as humans, regardless of who we are, where we come from, etc. I'm an engineer in an industry that employs a LOT of skilled craft workers, and inevitably, many of their jobs will become obsolete in my lifetime. And rightly so. Whether they like it or not, automation will be a game changer for my industry. I also expect these craft workers to fight the changes tooth and nail, and understandably so. However, the moral of the story is that as the world changes, we have to adapt and change with it. Some may argue that Darwin's theories don't apply to the human race, but there are aspects that are very applicable, survival of the fittest being one.

"Fortune favors the prepared mind."