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RedsBuckeyeBoy


from Rayland, OH

Member since 13 September 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 09/28/2012 PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA: I personally witnessed Homer Bailey toss the 15th no hitter in Cincinnati reds history. I hadn't even planned to go to the game, but a friend gave me tickets since he couldn't attend. Never thought I'd get to see a no-no in person!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joey Galloway
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Scoonie Penn!
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Favorite hockey team:Emilio Estevez's Mighty Ducks
  • NBA TEAM: None. College ball for me, please!
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Real football is primarily played using your hands

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jul 2016

If he did it, it's a terrible situation. If she's lying, it's a terrible situation.

If my sports fanaticism can distract me from the depressing, every day atrocities that the inhabitants of Earth insist on putting one another through, it's a great situation! It just hasn't been working out too well recently.

Comment 15 Jul 2016

The 2006 seasons for basketball and football sure made me dislike Florida. After losing both championships, I fantasized about buying the largest gas-guzzling vehicle I could afford so that I could drive circles around my yard to speed up global warming and flood the entire state.

Good thing I didn't, or we might not have Urban today. You're welcome, fellow Buckeye fans!
 

Comment 08 Jul 2016

I feel your pain as a fellow Reds fan. I'm just trying to enjoy watching the young pitchers develop along with the great seasons so far from Duvall, Bruce (soon to be in another uniform), and Cozart (soon to be in another uniform). Of course a lot of that joy is usually sapped by that train wreck of a bullpen, but there do seem to be reasons for optimism down the road. As they say, "You can't win them all."

Comment 07 Jul 2016

One thing that I have noticed is the older I get, the more I enjoy the wins and the less that I wallow in the losses. A loss used to ruin the entire season for me, then it would ruin my week, then my weekend. Now, I can typically move on in a matter of a few hours. (It might take a little longer when it's a loss like last year against MSU. I still can't believe the play calling in that one!)

Some might think this makes me less of a fan, but I just try to maximize the joy that I get out of following the team instead of stressing myself out and being angry while I'm watching a close game that should be a comfortable lead. I enjoy teaching my 5 year old son about the game as he watches with me instead of cursing at the television. I enjoy texting friends about an amazing play instead of worrying about the easy dropped pass from the last series. I guess at this point in my life I have enough sources of stress that I don't want to make watching a sport that I love one of them.

If you can do it, my advice is to watch with zero expectations. Taking that approach has worked well for me and made watching football much more enjoyable than it ever used to be. Of course a 50-4 record since UFM took over doesn't hurt much either.

Comment 06 Jul 2016

1921 vs Oberlin College. Those smug bastards won't quit chirping about it!

Comment 17 Jun 2016

I never followed recruiting before you started working so tirelessly to bring us the news. Thanks for all of your hard work and contributions. You've definitely made your mark around here and I'll certainly miss reading your articles.

Having said that, congratulations! I'm sure you'll be a huge success, wherever it is that you're headed. 

Comment 02 Jun 2016

I'm also a bitter Reds fan, but I ventured into "who cares, it's not like they ever won anything with these guys" territory about 2 years ago. I say trade them all (not that there are many left with any value at this point) and try again in a few years.