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PHX (via CMH)

Member since 19 June 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: "Steely Eyed" Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs (although I really dislike the NBA)
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA & Colombia, Crew, Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Jan 2016

There are only 6 states that allow you to remain anonymous. Fortunately, Ohio is one (Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina).

Personally, I think that's outrageous. If this were another country everyone would be required to remain anonymous for fear of people blackmailing, kidnapping, etc.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

If you look at the list of schools that are both AAU and Research I institutions, the B1G has 13/14 as AAU and 14/14 as Research I. That could lead anyone in the direction that an added school would likely have both.

When you weed out all the non-D1 schools, the geographically challenging schools (USC for example), and the schools happy with their conference (Florida) you're left with the following list:

Georgia Tech
Iowa State
North Carolina
Texas A&M

Finally, even though it is in neither category you always have to consider Notre Dame because people say so.

Comment 04 Jan 2016

Returning Starters:


QB: Barrett

RB: Samuel (different position than '15)






LG: Price

C: Elflein (different position than '15)




DE: Lewis





MLB: Reakwon


CB: Conley




Comment 31 Dec 2015

No, it's not acceptable. I dont want you talking to me while my hand is on my junk, unless your a female, a 7.5 or more on a scale of 1-10, and you're saying something you'd never want your parents to hear.

Comment 27 Dec 2015

The truth is, anybody talking poorly about Al Jazeera America - emphasis on America - doesn't know anything about them. They're actually the single news network on TV that actually does investigative journalism and doesn't rely on 30 second stories. Not only that, but many of there pieces are very high quality and very nicely put together.

Now, with respect to the story let's see if Peyton Manning sues them. If he doesn't the story is probably true. And, I dont care if it is. Does anyone really care if someone uses HGH in a season where that person doesn't even play in the league? Certainly it didnt enhance anyones performance.

Comment 15 Dec 2015

Another one from my daughter...

When she was a little younger and I farted I would say "is there a duck in here".

Now, every time someone farts she says "you have a duck in your butt"

Comment 15 Dec 2015

My daughter was 1-1/2 and was sitting in the living room so I told her i was "going potty".

I left the door cracked so that I could hear her and that if she tried to find me she wouldn't scared.

I was going #1 and like any normal man I was standing.

My daughter walks in, stares at my _____, points and says "daddy, tail"

After laughing hysterically for a few minutes I took it as a compliment.

Comment 09 Dec 2015

There's value added in being a part of Urban's staff.

$600k is the salary but you have to look at the added benefits. How about the fact that he has the highest winning percentage in modern football history? That has to be worth a couple hundred K

Comment 08 Dec 2015

I am not sure that you have the budget for this... technically I didnt either... but when I proposed to my wife I went all out.

Planned a trip to San Francisco (was living in NYC @ the time). Called her bosses to ask if she could have 3 consecutive days off but not put it on the calendar to ensure nobody at work knew. Bought the tickets and booked a stay at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay. Backed her bag about 50% and told her when she got home she needed to pack some nice outfits she would want to wear. Created a trivia for her in the morning so that she could learn where we were flying on the limo ride to the airport.

Planned a tour of SF with a catamaran ride the first day. Walked around the pier visited some historic spots (full house painted ladies, etc) and a nice dinner.

Second day was a wine tour in Napa then back to the hotel for a romantic dinner. When desert came out there was a heart in chocolate on the plate. Then went for a walk on the bluff and proposed overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The third day was just for fun and flying back to NYC.

Before I did all that I thought of a couple corny ideas but I am glad I went with what I did. I didnt have the money at the time but in the end it was worth putting a little on the cards and paying it off a few months later.

Comment 07 Dec 2015

This is the pitcher the Reds didnt get.

Is it mean to ask how he can see the plate?

Comment 06 Dec 2015
Agree with this. Had Iowa played poorly I think we'd be in Pasadena but they were nails in that game and would be deserving of the Rose.