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Woodbridge, VA (via Wintersville, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   November 14, 2015

Graduated from OSU in '97 in Metallurgical Engineering. I almost went to Michigan, but my dad told me I'd have to change my last name. He was the smartest man who ever lived.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: #1: Zeke's run through Alabama. #2: Cie Grant throwing Dorsey to the ground on the last play in '03.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George, Braxton Miller, Kenny Guiton, Joey Bosa.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Pirates

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Sep 2019

I graduated from OSU and grew up in Ohio 34 miles from Pittsburgh, which is a shit-ton closer than Cleveland or Cincinnati for all of you math majors.  I went to multiple Pirates games every summer, the regatta, Kennywood, followed the Pens when they sucked, watched every Steelers game as a family after church, was with my dad when UPMC saved his life, hung out in the Strip District when I was home from college, listened to the WDVE Morning Show every day (still do - thank you, iHeart!), and enjoyed every goddamned beatdown of the Browns and Bungles, which I freely acknowledge may be harder to come by this year.    

So, yeah, Go Bucks on Saturday, but kindly f-off on Sunday.  No conflicts here, win or lose. 

Comment 20 Sep 2019
I like how you described the Sept-Oct-Nov timeframe, Zona. I hadn't thought of that before. Nice.
Comment 19 Sep 2019
"Wariner and Beck calling a game still makes me want to vomit" Me too. Which is why, for the life of me, I can't understand how the offense turtled so badly after those early successes, especially at Oklahoma. It was like they decided that turning all of those playmakers loose against the B1G and Clemson was suddenly a bad thing. I'm still shaking my head over that and 2015. Disgusting.
Comment 19 Sep 2019
Great soundbytes from these guys. If I were the TE coach, I'd replay the missed TE block on 4th down in the 2013 B1G CG every day as an example of their importance to the team. The FAU game demonstrated that the routes and opportunities are in the playbook. Just hearing these guys' collective mindset tells me they're going to be just fine.
Comment 13 Sep 2019
I'll go ahead and cast a wet-blanket vote here. While it's cool that the kids get more exposure, these manufactured matchups to feature the top prospects facing off just seem kind of, well, weird. I was going to say "exploitive" to benefit ratings and star-hander-outers, but that's too strong, I think. I know I'm probably in the minority on this, and that's ok, it's just my opinion. This is coming from a guy who grew up in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, where local rivalries are pretty fierce. I suppose a lot of the private schools with national names probably have to schedule this way in order to get anyone to play them.
Comment 13 Sep 2019
I watched the 2013 TTUN game with a buddy at a bar, and all of their fans acted the same way as you described IU's. I responded that I'd been waiting for years for TTUN to claim moral victories. It worked.
Comment 12 Sep 2019
Good thoughts, Blu, but it goes without saying (so I'll write it anyway) that you may have saved yourself on here with that last sentence.
Comment 12 Sep 2019
Well said. It's a shame we have to wait a week to see TTUN vs. UW. The entertainment value will be huge if Wiscy can run the ball.