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pcg396 12th Warrior

Scottsdale, AZ (via West Liberty, Ohio)

Member since 02 April 2013 | Blog

Retired Buckeye alumnus (B.A., Ph.D.) soaking up that beautiful Arizona sunshine.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anything John Havlicek did (e.g., "Havlicek stole the ball!")
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Raekwon McMillan/Curtis Samuel
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Zero interest
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool (YNWA), Kilmarnock, and VfB Stuttgart

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Oct 2015

Thanks for the Tom Wolfe link, DJ.  Excellent piece on a American literary legend. 

Comment 12 Oct 2015

Glad to see UFM figured out that he needed a Red Zone closer and gave the job to his mature leader, JTB.  The ripple effects of the move were obvious and just in time for the tougher part of the schedule

Comment 16 Sep 2015

Excellent piece and perspective, Ramzy.  There's always going to be tweaks and seeing the resulting improvement is half the fun.  And it doesn't hurt that we have the Master Tweaker at the helm. 

Comment 14 Sep 2015

Excellent points, BUN.  Your 'emperor-has-no-clothes' characterization is, in fact, right on the money, albeit, predictably unpopular.  It's a matter of public record, that Tressel lied to both his employer and the NCAA.  As a fellow alumnus (x2), I share your misgivings about the upcoming 'celebration.'

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.