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SaltyD0gg


Columbus (via Marion)

Member since 19 December 2011 | Blog

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I've seen the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Coliseum; I've toured Irish castles and African villages; I've walked the steps of Ukrainian monasteries and Guatemalan mountains, but I've never seen anything quite like Ohio Stadium.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002, 2015 National Championship game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Perry Carter
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Mar 2015

The Midtjylland article is fascinating. I've thought a lot about a model like that for soccer. I'm clearly not smart enough to write such an algorithm, but good to see that someone is. The numbers don't lie.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

Just remember, he pulled those clothes out of the same closet where he keeps his dusty Balloon D'Ors.He can wear whatever he likes and everyone else can shut up :)

Comment 20 Mar 2015

That Georgia State Vine is a thing of beauty. Aside from the guy falling off his chair there's the female assistant do a silly little jump and the guy on the end of the bench who throws his hands up in the air when the shot goes up intimating, "What are you doing?" and then goes nuts when it goes in. Great Vine. 

Comment 20 Mar 2015

Anyone else notice Tate try to do this last night?

Comment 19 Mar 2015

I think this is actually a good matchup for us.

1. VCU is small across the board. Clearly our struggles have come against teams with height in the post.

2. VCU doesn't rebound particularly well. Teams that rebound well have killed us: Louisville, MSU, Wisconsin.

3. VCU relies on the 3. We can man up on the perimeter reasonably well.

4. Their defense is based on the press. First, if we handle our business on defense, they won't have the opportunity to press as much. Second, Scott and Russell are heady ball handlers. I actually think that we'll have some good opportunities that come from our ability to break the press.

This team has frustrated the crap out of me this season, so I'm not just a blind optimist. I think we win today and get humbled by Zona.

Comment 19 Mar 2015

I once played a lunch time pick-up game against Katie Smith. She took exception to my tight defense and cleared me out with an elbow above my eye. I had a huge knot to show for it.

I had a nearly unblemished childhood wrestling record against my brother who eventually won a legitimate HS conference title. never mind that he was a few years younger than me and I obeyed no rules while wrestling in our living room.

I actually did play collegiate soccer and my son is a state champion gymnast.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

The pics of Ireland are fantastic. I lived in Cork for a few years and would regularly have lunch at Blackrock Castle. Thanks for this find!

Comment 13 Mar 2015

Call me old fashioned but if my son ever flew the double bird at anyone, oh my, we'd have words. He'd better make it worth it because he wouldn't be seeing the light of day for a long time.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

Those Miami team were stacked. Magahee replacing Clinton Portis. Sean Taylor replacing Ed Reed. Winslow replacing Shockey. That's not just a serviceable guy stepping in, those guys are legends. I hate Miami, but it's hard to overstate just how much talent they had stockpiled.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

The first time they played Florida in the regular season about 4 years or so ago. My niece was born that day and was just fabulous to watch the Bucks destroy them and set the table for a great run that year. I think that was Sully's freshman year, IIRC.

Comment 11 Mar 2015

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I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets. I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat 400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four-course meals using only a Mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

Not to nit-pick, because that whole sequence was sick, but it sure looked like a double dribble after he went behind is back.

Comment 04 Mar 2015

No one really expected Joe to be good. Amir on the other hand...