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The Vest-er

Washington D.C

Member since 21 May 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Dorsey's pass getting batted down harmlessly to the turf
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Mike Doss, Braxton Miller
  • NFL TEAM: Bungles
  • NBA TEAM: Pacers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Mar 2017

As a strength and conditioning guy, I love the combine. Either your training worked, or it didn't.  As a metric for future success as a football player, it has its flaws.  A 2011 study found that the biggest predictor of success in the NFL was............collegiate success.  That being said, I think the combine serves as a confirmation for what is on game film.  An NFL player is the most "generally skilled" athlete.  They have to call on a lot of skills often in a short amount of time.  While Zeke and Bosa didn't make the record books, they performed well in a general sense.

Comment 03 Feb 2017

Sneakers.  Loved it as a kid. Still love it now.

Comment 13 Jan 2017

The skipping breakfast study is a bit flawed. It still comes down to total calories consumed.  The new-ish (last 4 or 5 years) trend in diet is called intermittent fasting.  There are several types of IF, but basically you limit your eating by time.  The most well known for is 16/8 IF.  You fast for 16 hours and eat in an 8 hour window, normally breaking their fast later in the day (noon or later).  This type of diet isn't for everyone, but it does increase glucose sensitivity and is extremely helpful for type 2 diabetics.

Skipping breakfast ain't killing anyone.  

Comment 08 Dec 2016

John Glenn's response to Howard Metzenbaum's accusation that he'd never had a job.

"I've spent 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I lived through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on twelve different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, it was my life that was on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.

I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day, to a Veterans Hospital and look those men, with their mangled bodies, in the eye and tell them they didn't hold a job. You go with me to any Gold Star mother and you look her in the eye and tell her that her son did not hold a job.

You go with me to the space program, and go as I have gone to the widows and orphans of Ed White and Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their Dad didn't hold a job.

You go with me on Memorial Day coming up and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags. You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell me that those people didn't have a job.

I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - some men - who held a job. And they required a dedication to purpose and a love of country and a dedication to duty that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible.

I have held a job, Howard."

Comment 29 Nov 2016

KMP, I normally would agree with you.  Tigers can't change their spots, etc.  But the 2010 Rose Bowl is a recent exception I can remember.  The vest and TP came out slinging it which was something that was missing during the regular season.  Not saying all the ills of pass protection/passing game will be fixed in 30 days, buy I'm not not saying it either.

Comment 08 Nov 2016

I recently had my spine fused.  I told the doc I would not leave the hospital while on opiates.  Two days post surgery, I left the hospital with a prescription for 15 oxycodones.  7 days later at my check up, I left the office with another prescription for 15 oxycodones.  A month later, the doc asked if I needed any more oxycodone.  In a 30 day period I could've had 45 oxycodones or more if I had wanted them.  I never filled them because I know myself.  I took tylenol and ibuprofen and was for the most part comfortable. 

This was at Walter Reed Military Medical Center where there is now enormous scrutiny as is relates to prescription pain pills.  These docs need to be a bit more judicious when doling out these prescriptions.  As patients we need to realize that discomfort is okay sometimes.

Comment 26 Aug 2016

Louisville.  My in-laws are obnoxious Kentucky fans (is there another kind?) so I really like it when they lose at any and everything.  I also pull for Charlie Strong because of the Louisville connection, so I hope Texas rights the ship.  Had a friend who was a Utah fan so I kind of pull for them.  Had another friend who was a FSU fan, so I hope they lose every game.  I know too many USNA grads (Marine) so I can't root for them like others can.  Plus, I hate that Navy's athletic department is run differently than Army's as it relates to funding which gives them an enormous advantage. 

Comment 13 Aug 2016

[Dr. Mark Adickes]
Dr. Mark Adickes‏ @jocktodoc
Odds of tearing ACL 1:1750. Once you have an ACL tear, odds of reinjuring repaired knee or the opposite healthy knee increase to 1:33.

Comment 18 Jul 2016

I think they should be banned.  Not because I care about PEDs, but because failing a drug test at that level is like failing a stupidity test.  PEDs are way out in front of testing.  If you don't update, change, or adhere to the protocols to beat the tests, you deserve to be on the outside looking in. 

Comment 14 Mar 2016

Go destination and keep it small.  I left for officer candidate school in January and we were having a small beach wedding.  10 weeks later, it's a more formal, not fun, family event.  The food was bad.  Both sets of parents were teetotalers.  My father in law dropped a small fortune.  And it was in Louisville, Ky.  I didn't even get a vacation out of the gig.

If I could redo it, I'd go to Napa Valley.

Comment 21 Jan 2016

Mass transit is great within the DC metro area. But the closer you get to DC, the more it costs. The median salary for a resident of Arlington, VA is 82,000. I'm in the military and housing allowance for Arlington is 2800 a month. In Arlington, that is a 1200 sq ft townhouse, so most people just live with a commute. Door to door, I'm at almost 2 hours.

Comment 07 Oct 2015

Managing 110 players' diet is near impossible.  I'd guess there is a calorie requirement and a macronutrient goal.  After that, it's probably a crap shoot.