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Alamogordo, NM (via Columbus, OH)

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I grew up a Buckeye in the heart of Lion country, PA. My Brother-in-Law is an OSU graduate, so I visited his graduation in the 'Shoe when I was very young. Even then, I loved what I saw. That was the beginnings of what became my adulthood man-crush on anything Ohio State. Fortunately, I can actually call Columbus my home, as I moved there with my wife and kids in my early 20's! And now, I'm military, so we currently live in the sunny Southwest.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU upend Miami's world in the 2002 National Championship game.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Sep 2014
Unfortunately, that sounds about right. I might pick NIU over PSU and scUM though. They won ugly, and are about to get tore up in the East.
Comment 13 Sep 2014
Coaching? Coaches make or break the conference, but I'm really surprised at how mediocre our B1G coaching really is. Jerry Kill? Tim Beckman? Kevin Wilson? Bo Pelini? These guys were once up and coming. It seems B1G takes potential star coaches and ruins them. Jury's still out Gary Anderson and James Fanklin. They still have a shot. OSU and MSU seem to be solid. Kirk Ferentz... I don't pretend to understand the dynamic in Iowa. And anyone who coaches Purdue, Rutgers, and NW; they're going to struggle. But the middle tier of the conference seems to eat up coaches. TTUN should pay 7 million for Harbaugh. Period. They won't, but they should. The Nebraska needs to beg and plead with Osborne to go and and find them their next coach. While they're at it, FIRE any AD who stands in the way of the betterment of the on field product. I'm appalled with the conference right now.
Comment 13 Sep 2014
I generally root for the underdog, but RU beating PSU just feeds the ESPN hype machine narrative. I'm at the point where I'm hoping for any win that makes Mark May uncomfortable. Long live Lou Holtz.
Comment 13 Sep 2014
All this talk about NIU... Good coaching comes and goes. When they lose their guy--and they will--they will go back to losing to regional foes. I wouldn't take them over any school in the B1G. Not even close.
Comment 12 Sep 2014
+1 for drawing attention to the importance of high alcohol content.
Comment 12 Sep 2014
I've tried plenty of the hard ciders. Woodchuck is probably my fav, but I have a buddy who swears by Smith and Forge. Never had it, but it sounds like I need to give it a try.
Comment 10 Sep 2014
Why would you want to hurt the revenue stream of an academic institution? I know it's necessary. I suppose it's not so much that I disagree with the monetary aspect. It is a compelling decision making factor to avoid monetary losses. What I think is garbage is that the NCAA did it. Before it was really even in court. Before facts were legitimized. They did it because they were pressured by the media. Furthermore, they barely investigated it. They read the prosecutor-for-hire's report. A hire made by the board of trustees in order to find their scapegoat. Regardless of guilt, because I'm sure their was plenty to go around, the NCAA's involvement was more like a lynching than anything else. But to answer your question, the Justice system--as flawed as it is--is far and away the most appropriate way to handle criminal matters. From there, the B1G should address issues stemming from the schools shortcomings.
Comment 09 Sep 2014
Except Miami used experienced NFL linemen. I'm sure the running backs were NFL caliber too. You're not wrong, but you're not right either. NFL players understand the game better than rookie college players. There's no way our guys that took the field were going to grasp the all the concepts of countering that D during halftime. They are still learning the the base offense and pass protection.
Comment 07 Sep 2014
I dunno that this VT team isn't a lot better than we were/are giving them credit for. That defense played lights out. Hands up with pressure through the middle. Edges were contained perfectly. Their man D in the back stuck to their assignments well enough to allow the front seven to wreak havoc. Just very well executed. I had heartburn over the O-line performance but it didn't turn bad until Bud Foster realized they didn't have to worry about the middle of the field. What bothered me most was their uncanny ability to convert 3rd downs. Seriously, their QB was clutch. If they keep that up and continue to spread the field for their RBs, VT could very well be top 10. Bottom line: I don't think that was all about our lacking. They certainly looked the part of a quality team.
Comment 04 Sep 2014
Yep. It is opinion. Just like the guy who was quoted by the OP. I'd have to argue that by the end of the season at least one of our D-Linemen will emerge as elite. Possibly more than one, especially next season when Bosa is a junior and if Diesel or Spence choose to stay.
Comment 04 Sep 2014
Very true. 1 Senior, 2 juniors, and a soph entering the season. I can understand the overrated comment. There is no Suh. There is no Clowney. There are, however, 4 or 5 that COULD be. Truthfully, this is probably the season we find out. Well, maybe not Clowney. That guy almost deserved a 6th star coming out of highschool. Once a decade, freakishly mature athlete.