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Buffalo, Ohio (via Noble County, Ohio)

Member since 29 May 2012 | Blog

Teacher, Curriculum Director, and Future Superintendent. Live and Breathe everything Buckeyes!!!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being in Dallas for the 2014 National title game. What an experience...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: John Simon, Eddie Georige, Carlos Hyde, Joey Bosa, EzE
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft and D'angelo Russell
  • NFL TEAM: Browns and Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Braves
  • SOCCER TEAM: Is that really a sport???

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Jun 2016

There are 100s of reasons to love Meyer when it comes to on the field things, but as an educator, this is the reason I love him and his staff running our program.  Things like real life Wednesday and this job fair allow great guys like Burger, Fada, Collier, etc. to make great connections and be given the opportunity at great jobs right after college.  Meyer gets it this time around...

Comment 31 May 2016

I also thought of Hubbard and Lewis because this team will only go as far as our DL allows us to go.  It will be the weakness of the team this upcoming year.  I think both are ready to have a big impact and play nearly every down.  However, I am worried that our DT play may not be up to par to start the season.  Hope they can get comfortable quickly and be ready for week 3 in Oklahoma.

Comment 03 Apr 2016

GUARANTEE half the people on here bashing him, have had 3 or 4 beers at dinner or a friends house and drove home.  Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house people.  Fortunately, no one was injured, and hopefully he won't repeat this.

Comment 01 Feb 2016

I have probably enjoyed watching the Big Kat play as much or more than anyone else.  However, I don't think OSU can find better people to represent them than Archie, Eddie, Troy, and Braxton. 

Comment 25 Jan 2016

The ex gf and I went to the 2014 game and we really enjoyed it.  95% of the people were really nice to us and invited us to join them for food and drinks.  Really the only problem we had was some drunken college age kids heckling us on the walk to the stadium, which should be expected.  I probably did the same thing when I was a college student and going to OSU games. 

Comment 22 Jan 2016

I really hope OSU, but the information in yesterday's hurry up that Meyer has never reeled in a player from Louisiana is alarming.  However, he has to land one sooner or later, so why not start with a big fish.  If he wants early playing time, he'll go to the good guys. 

Comment 10 Jan 2016

JT Barrett, Stephen Collier, Joe Burrows, Dwayne Haskins, Torrance Gibson...  :)

Comment 29 Dec 2015

I'm certainly cheering for Sparty to beat Bama, but I think Oklahoma will win it all.  However, if Sparty beats Bama, the talk definitely has to swing to whether the B1G East is better than the $EC West.  If MSU wins it all, it will leave no doubt the best division in college football is B1G East.

Comment 16 Dec 2015

sorry I just now saw your question.  I started out following this video and kind of adjusted to my own personal flavor.  I backed off on the pickling spice just a lil.  You will really need to do a few and tweak each time to suit your own taste. 


Comment 15 Dec 2015

I have actually done both and have honed it down some.  As someone mentioned above, I would not take your ham directly from your brine and put into the smoker.  At least 24-36 hours in advance I would remove it from the brine.  This is when I would inject it and put your rub on it.  I typically use an apple cider to inject mine.  I don't think you want to inject the brine into it.  I typically use apple wood and mix in a little hickory or mesquite depending on the flavor you want to obtain.  Hickory will keep it more mild, while mesquite will really add smoke to the flavor.  I typically only use mesquite for large cuts of beef.