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1-Iron


Charlotte (via Port Clinton)

MEMBER SINCE   June 05, 2015

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 1984 Iowa game. They came in ranked #1 and we beat them in the Shoe in the rain. The place was rocking. Then I met some cute Iowa coeds later at the Hineygate. A great day all around.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Pete Johnson
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Clark Kellogg
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Oct 2019

I went to the game with an umbrella (this is back when they allowed them) and went home soaked to the bone and no idea where my umbrella went to.  Most fun I ever had at a game!

Comment 30 Sep 2019
This would address a few issues. First, the ilicit bagmen. What in California's law would prohibit a booster from paying a star player at USC a million dollars for a game worn sock? Nothing that I can see. Also there is the issue of Title IX. While many will argue that there is at best, a tenuous connection, someone will make a court case out of it. Let the NCAA create a trust fund for all this and split it evenly at the end of the year to all the member schools. Maybe not an ideal solution, but I think Homey's idea is a step in the right direction.
Comment 27 Sep 2019

Another interesting, but small factor is the lack of quality walk-ons from the western half of the state.  If you remember back in their glory days, they always had a few starters that began their careers as walk-ons.  These walk-ons were often from the 7 on 7 teams that existed in the small towns in the Western part of the state. The problem is that as the populations of these small towns declined, the 7 on 7 teams slowly disappeared to where there are very few left anymore.  Consequently, there are fewer farm-strong high school football players that want to play for Nebraska.  (There was actually an interesting long read article about this in the Omaha World maybe five or six years ago.  I don't have a link - sorry.)

Again, it is not a big factor, but a couple of extra quality starters a year would certainly help.

Comment 23 Jul 2019

It is also the 150th anniversary of the golden spike driven at the transcontinental railroad in Utah.  Though more likely it is for the sesquicentennial for the City of Muskegon.  Could be that.

Comment 18 May 2019

Both absolute gentlemen who did things the right way.  The class and kindness they both showed transcended either of their records.  If I had a kid who played basketball I would be thrilled if they played for either man.  I wish them both the best. 

Comment 29 Jan 2019

As much fun as it is to poke fun at the millennial Gen-Z'ers (or whatever they are now), frostbite is nothing to mess around with.  I remember one winter day in '83 I believe, the sun was out, there was no wind but the temperature was about -5.  (This was a Saturday, so there were no classes to close.)  I almost froze my ears off.  Literally.  There was a layer of ice on them when I got inside and when they thawed out it was the most painful thing I can remember.  Later that week, I was surprised at the number of students around campus that had ears and fingers bandaged from frostbite or near frostbite.  Given the amount of walking between buildings the average student does in a day, I am good with no class tomorrow.  We Ohioans are simply not as mentally prepared for this sort of cold like they are in North Dakota or Canada.  Canadians can point and laugh and call me names all they want.  Whatever,  I hate Winter.