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Rocket Man

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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: Madeira U8

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Aug 2014

Sad loss.  Depression is terrible.  He brought so much laughter to so many, I never would have suspected.

Comment 10 Aug 2014

There definitely seems to be an OSU-Steelers pipeline building.  Not a Steelers fan, but the organization knows how to find good talent, and it makes sense they are getting so many Buckeyes.  Jordan Hall grew up in the Pittsburgh area, so he has a double connection.  Hope he gets a roster spot or at least a place on the practice squad.

Comment 10 Aug 2014

I agree.  He seems like a great guy that I would root for personally no matter what team he plays for.

Comment 10 Aug 2014

He'd be one of the few guys who could honestly claim his day job is tougher than football practice.

Comment 10 Aug 2014

Wonder if they can pick up some receiving help on the waiver wire . . . but even so it takes a while to learn a playbook.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

I agree that it's a friendly rivalry.  They play a very few regular season games that are for the most part meaningless in a 162 game schedule, and we were all very civil to the Indians fans and I expect they were civil to the Reds fans up there -- but if they should ever meet in the World Series, it would be a lot more serious. . . and the baseball bigwigs would be appalled that two relatively low-budget teams in 'flyover country' are killing their post-season ratings in the big media centers.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

Just got back from the game -- very nice pitching and defensive performance by the Reds . . . a bit of good offense . . . too many thrills and chills from Hamilton on the base paths . . . and Broxton strikes out the last two batters to secure free LaRosas pizzas for all ticket holders, plus the win.  It couldn't have been much better.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

I feel your pain PittBuckeye, that's why I only spend money on leagues where we all get together at a bar and draft.  At least that way I can try to stay more sober than those around me -- I still make the occasional boneheaded move, but at least I don't usually get the IR guys until the later rounds.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

My boss just gave us a kinder and gentler approach -- no death match, but no more OT is allowed.  And if we have to work late some days, we just work flex hours . . . so I'm planning on flexing into a few Fridays off.  Take that, Sith Lords.

Comment 05 Jul 2014

I'm old enough to remember Sam Rutigliano and the Inner Circle for substance abuse support.  That was back in the 70’s when the scourge of cocaine was going through the league.  If they don’t still have something like that program, I wish the Browns would resurrect it to help guys like Gordon.  Rutigliano was justifiably proud of it.

But in the short-term, I doubt he sees the field in 2014.

Comment 04 Jul 2014

A guy I know is working 12 hours triple-time OT each day of the weekend . . . I think he's making $1800/day this long weekend.  God Bless America.

Comment 03 Jul 2014

I'm always forgetting and asking the person next to me, "Hey, doesn't he have three strikeouts?" . . . then when the third and fourth go up, I remember.  The memory is the first thing to go.