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  • SPORTS MOMENT: #1 vs. #2--in '06. Killer Game. Mike Hart's tears were better than any drink i had that day...
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Recent Activity

Comment 23 Oct 2014

Where do I pick up one of those Bulldogs?!?  My boxer needs a shorter, rounder friend to keep company with.  

Comment 20 Oct 2014

I have to say, after watching all the games and being in attendance on Saturday, when the TEs are involved our offense is an absolute thing of beauty. I will also note, and not to get down on Heuerman, but I think Vannet has proven to have better hands... just my observations. 

Comment 13 Oct 2014

In 1902 Michigan beat Ohio State by a score of 86-0. I hope this is the year we return the favor. #neverforget Even though, of course i was about 80 years from being born...

Comment 08 Oct 2014

M, I have to say I like your tenacity and fandom for your team. After all, it wasn't too long ago that Buckeye nation (myself included) was blabbering and carrying on about the NCAA, SEC and the likes. I know, it's a little different, but NO ONE likes to see their School and Team fall from grace the way OSU did or UM has.  Albeit, there is one interesting non-parallel that came from these periods, OSU was able to collect itself and continue on whereas UM seems to be in a complete tailspin to the bottom. I actually find myself pondering the state of UM Football regularly right now for some odd reason because I despise the yellow and blue.  UM is seemingly on the path to setting the bar lower with the football team and is something that will drag on the entire Athletic Department. Frankly, and this is completely unfounded, but it seems that Dave Brandon is not competent as an AD. He's trying to focus on marketing gimmicks and recently promotional and even price gimmicks. In my experience, looking at the life cycle of a company or brand, this is a last ditch effort to hold onto relevance and more often than not is futile or fails. For an Athletic Department and school like UM, OSU, Wisconsin etc. the football team is the flag bearer for athletics and the truest way of all to judge the football team is W's and L's. Not skywriting, PSL's or Groupons. 

Not to be without mention, even as a Buckeye, the state of UM Football right now has me concerned for our yearly SOS, the conference, The Game, and on and on. The B1G in many ways could use a strong UM team. 

/endrant

Comment 08 Oct 2014

Just a hunch, UFM's resume probably includes a bit more on it than the outcomes of the last 7 games...

Comment 02 Oct 2014

I listen to Torg and Elliott every morning on QFM 96.3. Took a little while to get used to Torg but I have to say the comedy duo is pretty good wake up time radio. 

Comment 02 Oct 2014

M, it was a club local to Columbus. This was quite a while ago too, definitely before he became AD as UM, but i remember that being a topic of discussion during the round. It was kind of funny though because he had a few groups, majority were related to UM in some way and he was all jovial on the first tee, but by the time we got to around the 4th hole he was dogging on his guest pretty hard. It really made for strange day... but you're right, i remember him being a decent stick.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I caddied for Brandon one time and I will say, even if that article is mostly made up or exacerbated it definitely sounds very much like the man it is about. In a land made up of millionaires and even billionaires he managed to stick out as one of the most narcissistic, oblivious and aloof people I had ever worked for... just my .02

Comment 01 Aug 2014

I know those fillets from a mile away! Those are definitely from The Andersons market, House of Meats butcher shop. They're only $5 apiece! Yeah, it's not FDA Prime but I'll be damned if the House of Meats isn't the best product at the best price point around. I've grilled up hundreds if not thousands of those delectable cuts in my time and it never fails some guest always asks where I got them!  The Andersons. If you don't know you do now, so go check it out! 

Comment 01 Dec 2013

This version of The Game, much like the '06 version, was a celebration of football. Even though, I had to go home and shower three times to get the hotdog water smell off. 

Comment 01 Dec 2013

Oh how I wish you could hear the sports talk radio in Ann Arbor after the game!  Lulz all around, especially the scUM fans that blamed the loss on other scUM fans that sold their tickets to Buckeyes!  Loved it.