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The Braden

Somewhere in the south...

MEMBER SINCE   November 21, 2011

Giddy-up, y'alls.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Buckeyes over Michigan, always;

    Buckeyes National championship, 2002; 2014

    Red Sox ALCS victory (4-3), 2004 (suck it, Yankees)

    Red Sox World Series 2004, 2007, 2013, AND 2018!!!
    Bruins Stanley Cup Champions, 2011;

    Greg Lemond's 1989 Tour de France win.

    Phil at Augusta in 2004.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Richard McNutt, Joe Germaine, Joe Staysniak
  • NFL TEAM: meh...
  • NHL TEAM: Bruins
  • NBA TEAM: Seattle Superchronics
  • MLB TEAM: Red Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA Men's 1994 World Cup Team

Recent Activity

Comment 18 hours ago

You know, I thought about this (my avatar) during the past thirty days while my account was suspended.  Would 11W force me to compromise my avatar once reinstated because during the past three weeks ill-informed members of our society have been trying to erase history and throw the undesirable bits down the memory hole, hoping to never have to deal with them ever again?  Would others on this site find it to be offensive?   Note - it has been around since 2012,

If that is the case, and if you do not want to do a bit of reading (you know, books) and understand how President Jackson aided a young state of Ohio during a financial crisis and how his siding with Ohio during the War of Toledo (look that up, too) would ultimately benefit Ohio with her final size and border, then I just don't know or care, anymore.   My freedom doesn't end where your ignorance begins.

America's history is NOT a buffet line wherein you can choose just the parts that you want to keep and cast away those that don't fit a new narrative.  You have to take the good with the bad and there is a lot more good than there is bad.   I know that many of you want it that way, thinking that this selective approach will solve problems, but history just doesn't work like that.  

Feel free to complain to 11W and Jason.  I won't change it.  

If you want to delete my account, then that's fine, too.  

Go Buckeyes.

Comment 19 hours ago

I also had a Cherokee a few days after "back in the day", and that thing (though beautiful) was really good at hauling bass equipment and bags of sod and for driving to music festivals.

My point is that sooner or later, we are going to have to wag a finger of shame at Chrysler and sell our vehicles in disgust.   

Comment 03 Jun 2020

For those of you who were too busy staring at her hands or who never cracked open some Tolkien, chapter 6 of The Hobbit is titled, "Out of the Frying-pan Into the Fire".

It was a veiled jab at how I felt about Drake and his attitude towards that athletic department and how the incoming president may be even worse - for a couple of reasons.

But yeah, I see you.  I called her a hobbit.  Gee, that's clever.

Comment 02 Jun 2020

I was in this prematurely air-conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps that you could buy which had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them.  They were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy one but I was reminded of the fact that I had been avoiding the beach.

And these are the days and these are the days.

Comment 13 May 2020

I once got into a heated argument with a friend at Larry's about whether the Ramones were punk rock or rock-n-roll.   Empirical evidence says punk, but a strong case can be made for rock-n-roll based on the structure of their music.   

Many Black Labels later, a decision had yet to be rendered.

Gabba Gabba Hey