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steveoz49


Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Member since 21 September 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Hitting the game winning Grand Slam when I was 16 against a "top prospect".
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Current: Braxton Miller Past: John Simon
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers
  • MLB TEAM: Twins

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Feb 2016

I took a visit to the University of Illinois back in 1991.  I was a baseball player and I got to talk to not only Coach Jones but Coach Lou Tepper, who coached the football team.  They both gave me one piece of advice that I have always thought was the best advice I ever got in my recruitment.  They told me to commit to a school, not a coach, as coaches come and go.  I have always remembered that advice and have passed that on to all of my players over the years.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

In my mind, I always want more linemen.  Both sides of the ball.  I'll take 4 Bosa's, 5 Boren's and a tall Mr. Pibb.  Do I pay at window 1 or 2?  Thank you

Comment 03 Feb 2016

A couple things...He said that he'd say he's got no time for Michigan St straight to Bubba Smith's face.  Ummm.. sadly, we lost Bubba back in 2011.  Maybe next time he should do his homework a little better and at least call out someone who's actually alive.  2nd, it's ok that he hates us.  I prefer it that way.  He's been a fan to the Panthers, Gamecocks, Golden Gophers, 49ers and pretty much anyone else who'll give him a few bucks.  

Harbaugh has a shelf life.  He's worn out his welcome every place he's been.  Maybe he lasts a little longer at SCUM, but I still believe that if he has the chance to have complete control in the NFL, he's gone.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Please excuse my little rant here... I'm just frustrated at how people are acting like the SCUM recruiting class is all that.  It's not like Jim inherited a roster with no talent.  Rich Rod recruited some very skilled players, Hoke came in and won with Rich Rod's players early and Hoke recruited well, enter Jim, he wins with Hoke's recruits.  My point?  They've got talent up there, just because they got the #1 player doesn't mean anything to me.  Not that long ago, they landed Peppers and he was supposed to be all of that and a bag of chips.  Sure, he's talented, but last I checked, this is a TEAM game.  Hell, they're not even the best team in their state!  So until they can beat Sparty and get thru our Buckeyes, I don't have to admit to a damn thing.  Again, sorry for the rant and I'm sure that tomorrow morning I will have a more calm approach to this topic... just not now.  As it occurs to me, Texas always seems to have great recruiting classes.  How's that working out for them lately?  Should I give them credit as well?  Ok, I'm shutting up.. back to your regular scheduled programming.

Comment 31 Jan 2016

Do you think that after you "get even" with him that he'll have to get even with you once again?  By all appearances, he really seems to have thought out his prank on you and there's something telling me that he's got quite the sick thought process.  This could present a challenge to you if you can't keep up with his twisted mind. My suggestion is if you don't think you can keep up the process with him, just simply move on and chalk this on up to experience.. OR, if you think you can keep up, then by all means seek out your revenge.  I know this sounds petty but you could always put some lithium grease under his door handle.  Not only is it a bitch to get off of you hands, but it stinks.  Also, get some clear liquid soap and put that on his windshield.  Those are the simple things that I'd suggest to see if he does indeed retaliate.  If he does.... just like mentioned above, SLEEP WITH HIS WIFE!  (I laughed sooo hard when I saw that comment)

Comment 30 Jan 2016

The Godfather II

National Lampoon's Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Caddyshack

The Bellboy (1960 Jerry Lewis)

Comment 30 Jan 2016

Whenever we have a big turnover, I get all giddy.  Maybe I'm in need of medication or I'm just weird (I've been called worse).. I'm always excited to see who's going to be the next guy/guys that we feel are irreplaceable.  Could Gibson be our next Ginn Jr?  Could Wilson become our next Jordan Hall?  Whatever the outcome that is to be had.. I'm giddy about it.  

Comment 26 Jan 2016

This is my vodka of choice.  It's priced with the Kettle One's and just under the Grey Goose.  It's incredibly smooth... dangerously smooth.  I found it two years ago via my local liquor dealer.  If you great folks haven't tried this yet, please do.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

I've got a couple instances that I would like to share with you.  Back when Van Halen was touring with Alice In Chains (their Dirt album).  Jerry Cantrell told the story of how at the end of a couple songs, Eddie would throw in an AIC lick and while getting to know each other.  Eddie would give Jerry pointers.  During a break in their tour, Jerry came home to find that Eddie had sent him stacks of his signature amps and a few signature guitars.  I'll try to find a live video and post it showing Jerry playing an EVH guitar.  Another story for you.... when Dimebag was taken from us, at his funeral Eddie put a guitar in Dime's coffin.  It was the guitar that was on the album cover Women and Children First.  Now, I'm not saying that these two instances justify him as being a nice guy as I'm sure that he's had his rock diva moments (as we know about his battles with Dave, Sammy and Michael).  One final instance with Eddie was in '88 or '89, during the Monsters of Rock tour.  They stopped in at Alpine Valley.  I got to go as a guest of my bud's dad.  He wrote musical articles back in the day and we got to be back stage.  I watched Eddie give someone tips on the guitar and the guy said "what's the point, I'll never be as good as you" to which Eddie replied with "I don't care if you play garbage man... as long as it comes from the heart, it's gold".  he also told him that no one guitar player is better than another, it's just that some are further down certain roads than other.  I always remembered that.  I've been playing guitar 25 years (give or take) and I'm no where near Eddie.  He wills the guitar to do things that the rest of us dream about.  There is a guitarist from LA, Stephen Chesney, who can play some Eddie licks like few can.  I'll try to post Atomic Punk for you.

Thanks for listening...

Oz

Comment 23 Jan 2016

It's the ultimate show of respect.  The changing of the guards is spectacular.  I'm go to DC every year and I don't leave until I've seen the changing of the guard.  

Quick story, please bare with me... 2010, Easter.. my kids and I went to visit my family who lives near Arlington.  We go to Arlington Cemetery and on our way out, this older gentleman (had to be in his 80s) walks in as we are about to walk out.  He's wearing, what I would think is, his best church suit.   He cuts right in front of me and steps right over the rope.  I stopped and watched him walk past several markers.  He finally gets to the marker that he was seeking out.  He stood over it for a while and then knelt down and began to pray.  A short time goes by and I can see him weeping and then he just lays down.  I continued to observe him and then it hit me.  There are so many of us that go there to sight see and he went there to be with a loved one.  That moment was so powerful.  I wished that I could give that man a hug and talk to him.

Thanks for listening...

Oz

Comment 16 Jan 2016

I'm going to go with the one player that I didn't think was a possibility at all.  Until.....Chip Kelly left Oregon.  Dontre Wilson.  

Comment 15 Jan 2016

I'm still trying to figure out what the point of this was.  Seems like someone wants to paint Joey Bosa in a dark light and it really pisses me off (sorry for the language if it offends anyone)