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Columbus, OH (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 18 June 2014 | Blog

Graduate of OSU. Father of 2. Husband of 1.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching the Bucks win the champions 2014 was sweet. Beating Bama in the Sugar Bowl was sweeter.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: None
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Jan 2016

The series as a whole is extremely well done. The episode on the south end was great. Second the truth village area comment as well. I think pretty much all of the episodes are up on YouTube. 

Comment 11 Nov 2015


Cardio on the elliptical 5 days per week. I'd love to get out and run but my knees can't handle it. 

Get back to a good fighting weight. I've lost 30 so far but have about another 10 to go. Also I quit smoking and haven't felt this good in 10 years.

Sounds corny but I'm doing it for my kids. My family has a pretty consistent/unavoidable history of heart issues and I want to be around for a while. 

I pretty much just wing it. 

Comment 31 Oct 2015

Not sure if anyone is actually reading comments this far down but I think there is an important distinction to make here. Being arrested doesn't mean being taken to the station and being booked into jail. Being arrested can simply mean being stopped by the police so that no further harm can be done.  It makes much more sense, based on the details given, that JT was stopped by the police, they conducted a field sobriety test and deemed him over the limit. Based on other details, unknown at this point, it would seem the police thought it to be ok to let his friend come pick him up and gave JT a court date. Outside of reading the actual police report, we shouldn't speculate. 

Comment 29 Aug 2015

He was a better qb. He was fast and very athletic. My favorite memory from that season was when we played Johnathan Alder. They had a db named Donnie Nickey. He picked off Groom and ran it back for 6. Those 2 would later be teammates.

Comment 29 Aug 2015

Just wanted to share a story about Andy Groom. I was a freshman at Hartley when he was a senior. In our first game, he handed me his kicking shoe and told me it was my job to make sure I was ready to hand it to him at every extra point and kickoff. This lasted for about 3 series until I looked like an idiot for walking the sideline with a shoe. 

This is the genesis of my screen name. Groom is a very good guy from a very good family. Glad to see he is doing well.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

My two cents - finish the degree. Once you finish, try consulting on the side if your schedule allows it. If you find yourself not liking the private sector through consulting, I would imagine you would have your answer. Luckily for you, you aren't carrying the financial burden and that will give you some flexibility when it comes time to make a decision. The good news is you're in a great city no matter which route you choose. Columbus has a great public institution that supports research and also a thriving economy. The future is bright young man. 

Comment 11 Aug 2015

My mom told me I'm the best poster ever and she will "helicopter parent" anyone who begs to differ.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

How to recruit an 8th grader:

Pass a note that says will you go to the college football playoff with me? Circle Yes or No. 

Comment 27 Jul 2015

Interesting. What do you think makes the difference?

Comment 27 Jul 2015

Makes complete sense especially the part about what the money for ticket sales, etc... Go towards. 

Comment 27 Jul 2015

I could see a couple of thousand people show up to root on the guy who did script Ohio with DNA. 

Comment 29 Jun 2015

The article was definitely well written - it was the content that bothered me. Not that it really matters but I have no issue with you linking to the story.

I honestly look forward to what you decide to link to each Skull Session. You put together an interesting mix of content. Thank you for that, sir. 

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Bull fighting is bad, actually. It's not an impressive feat when you realize how the animals are prepared for the events - often drugged, Vaseline over their eyes so they are partially blinded, noses and ears stuffed with newspaper or cotton to limit senses of smell and sound. I'm not a PETA guy by any stretch of imagination, but bull fighting is awful.