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Mesa, Arizona (via Bryan, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   December 06, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1968 Rose Bowl
  • NFL TEAM: Arizona Cardinals

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Mar 2020

Been to RigaTony's in S. Tempe a couple of times.  Been a while, but seemed pretty good!

Comment 12 Dec 2019

My memory of my first game in OSU Stadium is a little fuzzy.  It would have been in the early 1960's as part of the Boy Scout troops that were utilized as ushers at that time.  I was probably 11 or 12 then trying to get people to their right seats.  The game ????

Comment 30 Nov 2019

My couch in Mesa, Az.  Although I usually only sit for commercials and timeouts - I stand in front of the TV for most of the game.  Just the wife and I, and she is also an alumnus so is OK with the volume up (on both the TV and me)!

Comment 17 Oct 2019

What kind of piping are you using?  Black Poly? - Must be very flexible to allow the sprinkler head to move.  I always use PVC pipe (Schedule 40) which is usually pretty stiff and I would not think it would be able to bend enough to allow the sprinkler head to "float up".

Comment 27 Aug 2019

Thank you for your service and am sure you will enjoy your retirement, especially with your family. I was an engineering manager for several pieces of equipment on Seawolf and Virginia Class subs and was able to get to both Northrop Grumman shipbuilding yard in Virginia and Electric Boat in Groton, Ct.  Never actually got to go on one of the subs though.  Also looking at retirement in a couple of short months - so again - enjoy your retirement and I am planning to do the same.

Comment 23 Mar 2019

We used to go to Sedona twice a year, but has been a while now - diverted by Grandkids in Michigan.  A couple of restaurant recommendations are Mariposa Grill in Sedona on 89A just before Airport Road (a bit pricey).  A more casual choice is Miley's Cafe in Oak Creek - just more simple, but good food and a little more kid friendly.

One more thing to do in Flag (especially great with kids) is to take in the ski resort at Snowbowl - open all year round for rides to the top of the mountain.  Great views and fun ride to the top whether there is any snow or not.

Comment 17 Feb 2019

I got to play Poipu Bay just ahead of the 2001 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.  My favorite memory is of the 3rd hole, a long Par 3 and I managed to actually hit the green.  Then watching the Grand Slam and seeing Retief Goosen completely miss it.  I think he still beat me by 20+ strokes, but at least I parred that hole.

Comment 10 Jan 2019

Here is one of my all time favorites exchanges from MGoBlog:

From DON - "Now why the hell would we want to rethink that game?"

Re-thinking the OSU game to feel better is like suggesting to me that when I'm feeling down and depressed, I should re-live the time I got a case of testicular torsion in 8th grade. My left nut swelled up to the size and firmness of a small lemon and the pain was like somebody squeezing my nut with a pair of pliers for about 2 hours. 

In reply to "Now why the hell would we…by Don

The Mad Hatter

January 9th, 2019 at 11:40 AM ^

That may be the most upsetting thing I've ever read.

- Fellow 8th grade ball injury sufferer here. 


January 9th, 2019 at 11:45 AM ^

Wow Don, that's a perfect description of how many of us felt during the OSU and Florida games.

Comment 04 Jan 2019

I have made the drive several times, most recently from Mesa to Detroit area last May - it is almost exactly 2000 miles.  Only a one way drive the last time as I bought a car in Az and left it in Michigan so I can fly and have my own car back there.  Also just bought a condo that we are fixing up as we usually spend about 4-5 months in Michigan now, seeing grandkids. 

Looks like I am a couple years older, so for me - it is a three day drive with stops in Amarillo and then just east of St Louis (around Collinsville).  I even made the hotel reservations in advance this last time to take some of the pressure off.  Once, when I was younger, I made the return trip (gaining 3 hours during DST) in two days, but 1000 mile days are way beyond my current capabilities.  Going west, I usually make it to around Springfield, then 2nd night around Albuquerque.  My wife is always with me but I do 100% of the driving.  We also stop every 200 miles to walk around,bladder stops, etc, so it is not too strenuous.