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Scottsdale, AZ (via West Liberty, Ohio)

Member since 02 April 2013 | Blog

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Retired Buckeye alumnus (BA, Ph.D.) soaking up the sunshine in Scottsdale.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anything John Havlicek did (e.g., "Havlicek stole the ball!")
  • NFL TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Zero interest
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool, Kilmarnock FC, VfB Stuttgart, Barca

Recent Activity

Comment 20 May 2015

Did forecasting for JPM for a few years.  Obviously not for everyone, but a great company nonetheless.  Smart, competitive people.  A great experience for those Buckeyes who want a taste of the real, albeit, imperfect, world of modern finance.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

The prose in Staples' SI NC piece was 'strained', at best.  Clearly, not the story he expected or wanted to run. 

Comment 27 Oct 2014

I've always been leary of MENSA haters.  They typically 1) fear high expectations - but not envy, 2) fail to grasp that group membership and 'results' are both rewarded by life, and 3) aren't aware that mental illness and intelligence are not significantly correlated. 

Comment 18 Jun 2014

Every morning I spend more time reading Eleven Warriors web columns than my daily stock charts.  I'm poorer - but much happier.

Comment 09 Jun 2014

Funny how seeing the end of an dismal NFL career can elicit fond memories of college.  OSU has moved on from the Tressel/Pryor debacle and so should TP.  On the other hand, Lord Jim might consider bringing TP to YSU as his consigliere.  Now there's a match.

Comment 27 May 2014

The lengths Tressel acolytes will go to defend their fallen idol is astounding.  If your questionable scenario is, in fact, true, it would have been a relatively simple matter for Tressel's attorney to back channel with the NCAA relative to the federal investigation and mitigate his client's liability.  Sorry, but, per the 'choices' of the new YSU prez are concerned -- what you see is what you get.

Comment 22 May 2014

It's not about the number of bad decisions you make; it's about the type and magnitude of those decisions.  Lying to your superiors and the NCAA is bit more than merely a poor decision.  It was premeditated and, in Tressel's case, breathtakingly hypocritical.  Good decision, HOF.

Comment 13 May 2014

Clearly, it's not about a Ph.D., per se; it's about a 'doctorate.'  And YSU is now the fourth D1 institution without a 'doctor' at the helm.  A new trend in higher education?  Hardly.

Comment 13 May 2014

Good, albeit unpopular, point, MTROTB.  Amusing to read the strained endorsement by YSU's Faculty Senate representative.  However, given the college's academic reputation, it probably is a good fit.

Comment 29 Apr 2014

As appealing as it is to many Ohioans, it's highly unlikely the faculty at YSU would allow a non-academic 'celebrity' to take the reins of their institution.  Tressel would no doubt raise some money for YSU, possibly even influence favorable legislation, but he's unqualified to be its president and won't get the job.

Comment 19 Mar 2014

Excellent points, Buckeye_Chick.  Apparently lies and hypocrisy should be overlooked as long as they are perceived to be less egregious than those of prior inductees. Brilliant.