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Rocket Man

Member since 05 October 2013 | Blog

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  • 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 4 hours ago

Thank you for that advice, sir.  You saved me from losing my fish sandwich.

Comment 4 hours ago

I'm from Central Ohio and moved to Cincinnati after college.  Was a huge Browns fan.  When they came back I was very excited. But they wore me down, not just with the constant losing, but the complete lack of any cohesiveness or team identity. "There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost [his team]. Give him back something broken"

I eventually decided I might as well root for the team in my adopted hometown.  Go Bengals.

Always and forever a Buckeye fan, through thick and thin.

Comment 05 Mar 2015

That's weird . . . it's like half the comments just disappeared while I was reading them -- the ones that were sort of getting sort of political.

I'll risk 11W jail for that ugly old bad-ass plane.  My buddy spent a lot of his USAF career as ground crew for A-10s.  Got to see a few up close and personal. It's a very single-minded plane.

Comment 05 Mar 2015

There have been rumors for years and years that the Air Force has wanted to get rid of the A-10, but this time the rumors seem a bit more true.

I wonder if the Marines would be interested in taking over that fleet?  Seems like it would be the perfect Marine aircraft.  Maybe we should start a petition.

Comment 05 Mar 2015

From what I hear, the thinking among the brass is if they can kill off a whole line - such as the A-10 - then they get a huge cost savings by not having to stock any parts for that model any more.

But the A-10 is worth every penny they spend on it and more.

Comment 04 Mar 2015

I just hope he has as many chances as Clinton to kick it out of bounds.  8 - 10 chances a game would be nice.

Welcome aboard!

Comment 03 Mar 2015

He and 9Route are hanging out with Elvis and Jim Morrison in a secluded little bungalow away from the press.

I wonder if Bassdropper has joined them?

Comment 02 Mar 2015

They are beautiful . . . I did a hiking trip on the Wind River range a few years back, and also spent a day in the Tetons and a day in Yellowstone.  Some of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen in my life.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Usually head down to the gulf coast of Florida, the mountains of Tennessee, or the Carolina coast . . . but the best vacation I ever had was Hawaii -- a week on Maui and one on Kauai

Comment 02 Mar 2015

I'm of the opinion the NCAA was in a punishin' mood and if we'd have self imposed that bowl ban they would have just said, "Nope, you guys deserve another year of punishment" and it's still 12-0 and no post-season for us.  They were going to add another year regardless..

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Funny, when I read the title of the post without reading the text, I thought, "this must be the kill Hitler post" . . . but remember, if you'd killed him then somebody more competent might have led the Third Reich and we'd all be Heiling and goose stepping right now :)

I'd have picked the LSU game . . . I wonder if that would have sent Les Miles to that school up north?

Comment 02 Mar 2015

My son had to do a research paper in his technology class.  He chose the new 'black phones' -- encrypted phones aimed at executives, people in the defense industry, and the crowd that doesn't want the NSA knowing what they are saying.

Actually, they sounded pretty cool in a James Bond sort of way.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Ever go out to eat and see the table next to you and the entire family is texting?  (Shudder)

Oh, hell!  That's a mirror.

But I agree with you, all this new technology seems dehumanizing.