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AC1972

Louisville, CO (via Canal Winchester, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   October 05, 2011

Proud graduate of tOSU in Engineering. MBA from UD. I have lived all over the country and love being back in the mountains.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I have two:

    1) Being on A Deck, 45 yard line, when Eddie George ran all over Notre Dame and the crowd started chanting "Ed-die, Ed-die, Ed-die!"

    2) Being in the Louisiana Superdome and mockingly chanting "S-E-C, S-E-C, S-EC!" when Ohio State beat Arkansas. It DID happen. I was THERE! You can wipe the record books, but not my memories.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George. He belongs on Mt. Olympus.
  • NFL TEAM: Denver Broncos
  • NHL TEAM: What's the NHL?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester City

Recent Activity

Comment 14 May 2019

I also don't want to sound like a fuddy duddy, but I kind of agree with EB. And yes, I'm a small hypocrite because when I got my first job out of college the first thing I did was buy a new car. Except mine was much cheaper. And my college care was about to literally fall apart. 

So Haskins has a big paycheck, and he could have bought a lot of nice cars... something just under 100k no one would have batted an eye at. Lots of sweet Mercedes and BMW's and Audi's. But you only buy a Bentley or Maclaren, etc because you want to make sure people know you are a big deal.  If you drive one it's because you ARE a big deal OR a shallow fake. 

So while I don't think less of Haskins (who's to say I wouldn't have done the same thing) this is one of those things that wisdom tells you is a bad move out of the gate.

Comment 09 May 2019

Saban would recruit white walkers?  Did anyone ever doubt this?

So I just wasted a part of my life reading the overly histrionic story about the dude who was surprised his cousin tried to kill him.  I mean, clearly his cousin was a d-bag his whole life.  The kind of relative you try and avoid (we all have them).  The author is an overly dramatic numb-skull and I feel bad I will never get the precious minutes I spent reading his stupid story back.

Comment 28 Mar 2019

That story about sneaking into the national Championship game brought back memories for me when my roommate and I were able to do the same thing at Ohio Stadium in the 90's for a Buckeye game.

Here's how we did it:  My roommates hobby was photography.  He spent plenty on gear.  He decides that he wants to get on the field for the game to take pictures.  Now because of my roommate had a thinning hairline in his early 20's, he looked older than your average college kid, which might have worked in our favor.  Regardless, off we go to the stadium wearing "old-guy" wind-breakers, polo's and random arm-bands (we noticed that some of the press folks had arm-bands on at games).  We were trying to NOT look like our normal game-day college students.  He was holding an absolutely massive pro camera with a huge lens, and I was carrying his camera bag filled with lots of extras, a tripod, etc.

We used our student tickets to get into the stadium well before kick-off, while the teams were warming up.  Once inside, We then proceeded straight down to the field.  The security stopped us briefly and we just dead-panned him, showed him all the gear and let him know we were there for pictures.  I forget exactly what we said.  Something like "Yea, we're here to get photos for [some obscure but real newspaper in the state of opponent] and acted like we were pissed to be working on a Saturday.  He waved us right in!

We cruised around the field, taking pictures, before finally settling in the corner of the end-zone with the gaggle  of other photographers there, taking a knee and even making a bit of small-talk.  Whatever they did and acted like, we did.

We stayed there the majority of the game, just acting and taking pics.  After halftime, we started getting a bit bored and more adventurous, so we started walking down the sidelines closer to the teams, acting like we belong.  Finally a security guard stopped us and asked for our press passes.  My buddy  turns to me and asks me to get them out of the bag.  I rummage through the bag and then exasperatedly tell him, I don't know were they are, I thought I put them in the bag.  Of course my roommate starts acting pissed and berating me for being so stupid, and we really thought that this might get the guard to  let us stay, feeling bad for the stupid dolt that forgot the passes in the car.  No such luck, he said "sorry, no passes on display, you have to get off the field".  So we left the field still putting on the show, but as soon as we got off the field we started laughing at how easy it was to get on the field!

Not sure if that would work today, but it's true that if you dress the part, act confident, and don't attract too much attention, you can get into a lot of places!

Comment 26 Mar 2019

I’m not sure why, but I sat laughing at the word of the day for five minutes before being able to continue reading the skully. That was just, brilliant. 

Comment 23 Feb 2019

Jack Tatum certainly did have a brand. He was and will always be "The Assassin". That's more than a nickname. He wrote a book that played off that name. That's a brand. 

We all have a "brand" regardless if we like it out not. BrandU teaches to protect that brand and invest in personal equity. If you're not a team player, that's a brand too. So I see nothing wrong with teaching these kids to "maximize" their brand. It's a 21st century skill required to survive. And most definitely a great recruiting tool. 

Comment 18 Feb 2019

A state bill in California won't do a damn thing. NCAA determines who is eligible or not. That said, it's ridiculous that any person can't profit from their likeness, etc.  If you have time to appear in a print ad or do a commercial AND keep up with being a student athlete, go for it. NCAA needs to allow this. The schools themselves offer a great experience and free tuition, no need to pay them, but actual cost of living schollys should also be the norm. Way more than most get. 

Also, I'd rather 11W not link to trash artlicles from The Guardian:

1) If anyone with at least a HS education doesn't know about US territories, the that's another topic, poor education. I don't think there is a conspiracy to hide anything.

2) The political tone of that article is trash and should not be linked from 11W. It's subtext is to make readers beleive the US is an evil and repressive imperialistic power. Nevermind the economic propsperity, peace and stability the US has brought to their territories. Hawaii chose to become a state. You're on the clock, Puerto Rico. 

Comment 07 Feb 2019

I honestly did not read it this way. He could have been more clear and polished, but I interpreted his responses as:

1) I left GA for a particular reason, that I would rather not discuss and instead focus on the present and future. 

2) Once I made the decision to leave GA, I wanted to go someplace I felt could best develop me for the NFL and that was tOSU and Ryan Day. 

Two different decisions for different reasons. 

Comment 16 Jan 2019

I truly wish him the best of luck and hope he's happy. Seems like a dream to play with the guys you won all those games with in HS. 

I respect his decision to transfer, but the way he handled things were horrible.  I hope he learns from this.