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Tennessee (via Lancaster, OH)

Member since 09 October 2011 | Blog

Grew up in Ohio, the heart of it all. Moved to Tennessee after college for work and married a Southern Belle.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Grounding out every at-bat in little league.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Tom Tupa, Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dennis Hopson, Jay Burson, Jim Jackson, Michael Redd, Scoonie Penn, Ken Johnson
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets (not much of a hockey guy, but if I h
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Feb 2016

For sure. Without a doubt, he's the reason they are so successful. I give him all the credit for that. I just meant it's easier to recruit kids there now due to their consistent level of success. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Well, when you're still basking in the glow of winning a Natty back in 97' and using servers from the Rich Rod era, it's bound to catch up with you one day...

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Not taking anything away from Saban as a recruiter, but the product speaks for itself. It's a well-oiled machine. At this point, there's not much more he has to say other than: "Come here and you will win championships and play in the NFL." 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Yep. There is something to be said for developing talent, coaching it up, and etc. but it's been well documented that those who recruit in the top 5 or so are the teams that wins championships. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Yeah, but you get to wear 86 different uniform combinations.

So they've got that going for them...

Comment 02 Feb 2016

The Laurinaitis family will be missed in St. Louis. I have a friend who is on staff at a church in suburban St. Louis and James and his wife have been going there for years. My friend has said numerous times what a solid dude James is, how he's always willing to help out and do whatever he can and whatever is asked of him, whether it be to help promote something or to speak at a men's group or volunteer for countless activities from greeting people as they come in the building to attending youth group functions and etc.