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btalbert25

Elsmere, KY

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Probably would have to be the 1990 Reds winning the world series. I was 9 years old,and it was easily the best day of my young life. I've had some incredible life moments, but the joy I felt that day has rarely been matched.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • NFL TEAM: N/A
  • NHL TEAM: N/A
  • NBA TEAM: N/A
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Jan 2018

Good for him, when he was in Cincinnati, he was a frequent customer at a place I worked in college.  Just a genuinely nice guy!

Comment 03 Jan 2018

Maybe it's best for both sides of this debate to just go ahead and stop it.   Both sides have resorted to name calling, and we all lose when these sort of back and forths break out.  

Comment 31 Dec 2017

I think Haskins can run well enough, I think Haskins can throw a receiver open instead of waiting til a receiver is open to throw, and I think he's just going to be a very good QB.  Cardale, and I love the guy, was a big arm who seemed to love clowning around (which is fine) and his own celebrity.  In short, I think Haskins is better built between the ears to be a successful starting QB. 

Comment 22 Dec 2017

I guess I had them and Florida flipped, I see they are tied with Ohio State. 

Comment 22 Dec 2017

Isn't Georgia rated higher academically than Florida?  I thought Georgia was routinely top 10 for public universities. 

Comment 21 Dec 2017

I was on the site, and I probably never called him anything like that, but I sure as heck didn't like him.  Now I love him.  People can believe he is a completely different guy or whatever, but he's probably not much different.  The colors a coach wears can make a huge difference.  If Dabo got the job in 5 years, everyone calling him a douche would say he is eccentric and they love his antics!

Comment 17 Dec 2017

I'm just going to go ahead and say it, Penn State is a fucking rival.  They have had more success the last 15 years than anyone else in the conference.  Franklin has been recruiting well and is a villain character.  No one else in the conference poses as big of a threat.  They are our rival finally. 

Comment 15 Dec 2017

As for the actual article, these people who were acting as guardians in Nevada were clearly acting in their own best interest.  They were looking for leads from doctors and facilities.  They were throwing people into facilities, selling their possessions, charging exhorbitant fees, but able to defend the move as in the best interest of the people who had their freedom ripped away.  Technically, while preying on people who don't actually need to have a guardian, they were making moves financially in the best interest of the people.  They were also making money hand over fist.  This article made me sick. 

Comment 15 Dec 2017

We do have a DOL rule in place in the industry now that says you must be a fiduciary.  Of course they keep delaying enforcement on it.  The funny thing about it, though, is that most of the large institutions that the majority of 401k and IRA money is held actually are handcuffed by being fiduciaries.  I work in the industry and it used to be, I could be very blount with clients and say, hey we've discussed these 5 things, because of it, this investment makes sense, or using this account makes sense etc.  Now we have to use a tool that generates a report and read the results and not comment outside of the answer the tool spits out.  Being a fiduciary, I actually help people less today than I was allowed to before. 

The reality of it is, large institutions like Schwab, Fidelity, and Vanguard were already acting in the customer's best interest because their own compliance departments made sure they were acting well within FINRA rules.  If I was suggesting an IRA, I had several questions I had to ask and points I had to touch on to give a fair shake to consolidating to a 401k or IRA etc.  

 

Comment 03 Dec 2017

All year long I have waited for this team to "show up".  They just never have.  Every week we had silly mistakes, dumb turnovers, gave up big plays, had horrible special teams and on and on and on.  I kept thinking, man once this team figures it out, they are going to be special.  I'm still thinking that. 

The season has been great, though.  A B1G title is nothing to be upset about and better teams have failed to do that!   

Comment 03 Dec 2017

It really doesn't, if you watched the game, were you really happy with his passing tonight?  2 HORRIBLE INT's, overthrew 2 wide open receivers who would have walked in for TDs, and missed Dobbins late on that little roll out where Dobbins had nothing but green in front of him.  I do think with Haskins under center tonight we scored at least 45 points, possibly more.  

JT is a warrior and I love what that guy has given to the program, but he didn't play a very good game tonight.  Haskins may have had an INT or 2 tonight as well, it's impossible to know, but I also think he hits all those overthrows/missed receivers JT didn't connect with.  

Comment 03 Dec 2017

It's all for ratings.  They have, by the way, touted Ohio State in years past (like last year).  Get Bama all riled up so when they don't make it, their fans all still tune in to say TOLD YOU SO, when we ulimately lose, or they'll be watching to cheer Georgia/Oklahoma/or Clemson on against us. 

Buckeyes are getting in. 

Comment 03 Dec 2017

All that being said, ESPN is trying to drub up ratings for the Selection Show tomorrow.  All this debate is really good for business for that show tomorrow.  

Comment 03 Dec 2017

I think we still sneak in, but honestly we won't win with JT.  He overthrew 2 wide open targets for TDs, he had 2 really bad INTs, he missed Dobbins on that little swing pass at the end which may have been 6.  We actually dominated Wisky tonight, and had a chance to fall behind late.  

I love JT and everything he's given this program, but we can't beat elite teams with him.  I really think we would have scored 50 tonight with Haskins under center.  I'm not saying this to start a big debate or anything, JT just really does handcuff this offense. 

Comment 02 Dec 2017

Not at all!  Last night when I put it out there I was like eh, maybe not a great idea, but I just don't really believe there's any information about us anymore that is private.   That said, I'll end up getting blown up with junk calls lol. 

Comment 02 Dec 2017

I guess I'm not really worried about my phone number being out there.  I post stuff to Craigslist a lot, I have a Facebook business page too.  I also believe, nothing is ever private anymore.  I'm sure Verizon, any company that asks for my phone number when I purchase stuff or put it on an application, Facebook,  etc have sold my number a few million times anyway.