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WC Buckeye 12th Warrior

San Diego, CA

Member since 12 January 2011 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being present in Tempe to see my Buckeyes win their first national championship since I was a child.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JT Barrett
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: Chargers
  • NBA TEAM: Clippers
  • MLB TEAM: Braves

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Jun 2016

It fortunately isn't all doom and gloom, Chief. You know already, I'm sure, how important it is to know your kids' friends, because they will influence where the kids will go, what they do when they get there, and also through their own social network, who else will be there. Teach them to respect themselves and others, emphasize the importance of critical thought, and be consistent and constant, and it will all be good. Not saying I had the perfect formula, was a perfect dad, or had perfect kids - none are absolutes. However, they listened and therefore minimized their risks when they did make bad decisions. That's about the best you can hope. Good luck!

Comment 08 Jun 2016

Agreed. "My child would never do something like this" is something that we hear far, far too often nowadays, and this doesn't apply to only sexual assaults cases - it's everywhere. When my kids would come to me with an issue (or they had gotten into trouble of some sort, usually minor), my first question was always, "What did you do?" The point of emphasis isn't either on individual accountability or critical thinking anymore, sadly.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

I always told my daughter, who is now a married wife, mother, and stepmother to two boys who sorely needed a good one, when she was growing up that she should do certain things to protect herself when she was in the company of those she didn't know: don't accept a drink that you didn't see poured; don't share a drink with someone you don't know; pair up with someone so they can bail you out or so that they have someone to bail them out; don't overindulge; have a way out. In short, don't let your guard down or let someone take it down. Thankfully she took the advice and never got herself into a bad situation.

This in no way puts any of the blame for what happened to this girl on her: none whatsoever. Young people with altered minds will continue to make bad decisions as long as there are young people and mind-altering substances. I wish someone would have given this stupid young man that same advice and I definitely wish someone would have taught him a few lessons on appropriate behavior toward women and personal accountability - same as I did for my two boys.

Comment 26 May 2016

Yep. Having an Ohio State alumnus and SEAL come in and talk about these principles is just awesome, as is the commitment to recognize and honor veterans and their families.

The other thing I thought as I read this (and maybe it was mentioned by the SEAL but not recounted here) is another SEAL slogan, especially from their BUD/S training days, and that is "The only easy day was yesterday", something that I know Urbz would love for all of the kids to take away. Not just as a football ethos necessarily, but as a life tool.

Comment 27 Apr 2016

I hope that he uses the critical eye in recruiting and evaluating talent that only one who played like he did can have. I hope that he recruits hustle, tenacity, selflessness, and industry, all traits he carried in spades as a player.

Welcome home, Chris - how firm thy friendship!

Comment 12 Apr 2016

Exactly. And unfortunately, our "news at all costs" media is enabling this bullshit. I hate what our 24/7 media has become for this exact reason. I "cut the cable" and don't watch any TV news at all anymore. If I want to develop my own opinion of what's going on in the world, I turn to the internet; while it is far from perfect, at least there are lots of views of the truth instead of just one, and I can make up my own mind.

Comment 18 Mar 2016

Should be "walking trails" in/around the CBus environs, but I will say Hocking Hills are quite nice - I stand corrected. Did quite a bit of hiking in said Rockies myself, and even in your fine state - Rock Creek ring a bell? Lolo National Forest?

Comment 18 Mar 2016

1. The Columbus Zoo: world class

2. Central location: easy drives to King's Island (or Dominion, whichever it's called now), Cedar Point, The Greenbriar, Indy, etc.

3. Center of Science and Industry (COSI): outstanding

4. Great hiking/biking trails and many other outdoor recreation activities

The list goes on and on, but these are great for starters with your wife and kids. They'll never want for things to do, that I can assure you. I miss and think about Columbus all the time. GOOD LUCK and GO BUCKS