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Rocket Man

Member since 05 October 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Buckeyes winning it all in 2003 . . . Tressel's first victory against TTUN 2001 . . . Reds Sweep! 1990
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: There have been many great ones, but Keith Byars was my first football hero so I'll stick with him.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Hamburger SV

Recent Activity

Comment 2 hours ago

A championship is a championship.

You can argue that in a league with only a few teams, the talent is a lot less watered-down.

Is it a Super Bowl?   No, that marketing term was not invented until 50 years ago . . . but they were NFL championships just the same.  They just happen to be very long ago.

Comment 9 hours ago

Do they have odds on getting a first round playoff game at home and choking it away?  I know my favorite team must be the favorites in that category.

They could use an extra Buckeye or two to get that eye of the tiger going.

Comment 07 Feb 2016

SEC East doesn't seem that tough either, but most of them finish pretty high in the recruiting rankings.

Comment 07 Feb 2016

I took my daughter up there recently for a college tour.  The Lincoln park area was beautiful, and had a very cool big-city vibe to it.  And everyone we met was genuinely friendly. But I couldn't help noticing that nearly every window had bars or storm shutters of some form or another, or 24-hour attendants.  And most places were behind very nice, high, sturdy decorative fences with pointy tops.  Generally, people only put up those architectural details if they need them.

Wasn't certain I'd want to live there. But I'm just an old country boy who's been trapped in the suburbs for the past 30 years.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

C'mon now, coach Cal has never been at an institution that is under heavy scrutiny for breaking the rules.

He always gets out a few days before the investigation begins.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Captain Skully -- nice Freudian slip.

I got to see the real Captain Sully speak at my company.  He is an amazing individual.  The sad thing is, I can't remember if I saw him live or on a big screen.  The mind is the first thing to go . . . or maybe it was something else.  I can't remember.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Isn't that the bone that's connected to the leg bone?

Comment 05 Feb 2016

When the Browns drafted him I thought he was a "loveable goofball" type.  But turns out he was something else entirely and not a joking matter.  Yeah, I hope he gets help, but first I hope his girlfriend gets justice.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Don't follow UD that much, although my wife is an alum.

I've blocked UD out of my memory banks since an NCAA tournament game not long ago . . . too many ribbings.