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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 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. 

Comment 17 Aug 2015

In all seriousness, OSU will soon begin tracking their athletes' sleep.  Fatigue is the number one predictor of injury and mitigating that by ensuring they get 7-9 hours is great.  Given how much they are probably already tracked with omega waves and catapult systems, it just makes sense to track something as basic as sleep. 

Comment 08 May 2015

I'm like a light bulb.

To your second question, some do.  Most don't.  The quality control within all levels of junior coaching is 'meh' at best.  Selfishly, I would like to see a mandatory strength coach at the high school level.  Athletic trainers are mandatory, but they are largely reactive and not preventative in nature.  A full time strength coach might be able to prevent some of these non-contact injuries and make athletes more resilient to contact injuries.

Comment 08 May 2015

All non-contact ACL injuries are preventable, but it is a process.  Most females land incorrectly (knee collapsing inward with an almost straight leg, less than 20 degrees of flexion). You take a great athlete who has repeated that movement pattern over and over, and a high level, it is almost impossible to undo that in a year or two.

It's an incorrect assumption the best athletes have these amazing movement patterns.  The best athletes are often the best compensators for poor movement patterns.

With year round basketball, coaches are receiving a more skilled player.  Strength coaches are receiving a more ingrained and incorrect movement pattern that they have a short turnaround to try to correct.