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Canton, Ohio (via Rocky River, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   September 11, 2010


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Any time Ohio State beats Michigan.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Unsure at the moment...
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Seriously?
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: What?

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Jan 2020

I stayed in one of the towers one night only - I don’t remember which - for freshman orientation a month or so before fall quarter classes were to begin in September, 1977. The place made me sick to my stomach. Requested and was assigned to Baker Hall.

Comment 04 Oct 2019

451. And they’ll win by at least 24. I don’t give a you-know-what about the betting line. 

Comment 22 Aug 2018

I want to know where the lawyers were in this. Look: they had to be advised to get a court decree (Courtney had the divorce decree sealed) or another court document, like a restraining order, in order to fire Smith. To fire him without such documentation would have left the university with a potential mega Title IX lawsuit to contend with. To not ask your legal counsel before firing an employee like this would not only be unprofessional, it’d be entirely bush league, regardless of what you knew about his conduct. Under Title IX, you need the proof. Notice that Smith was fired the first business day after the restraining order was granted. First. Business. Day. 

Urbs stays.

Comment 03 Sep 2017

My understanding of this situation is that he had some running issues while in high school that were covered up. Can't say too much more here, but odds are that he will be gone and will probably not find a new school. Just a prediction on my part, though...

Comment 17 Aug 2015

It's the miracle of modern medicine, man. Arthroscopic Menisectomy takes about 75 minutes, and you walk away from the procedure.

I haven't had the surgery, but I've blown out the meniscus in both of my knees. Never stopped walking, though I was slowed a bit when it happened. Occasional popping and pain (especially after walking a round of golf), and getting on my hands and knees to set up new equipment on the home theater is somewhat painful/tricky, but most of the time I have no issues.

He'll be fine in a month, and in prime shape by mid-season, when odds are we'll need him more. No worries.

Comment 29 Nov 2014

First game I've attended in years. Had a wonderful time. I have serious questions about the person playing music over the P.A., though: there were times where the music was inappropriate, either in selection, or in simply playing anything at all. I kept wanting to tell him (or her) to STFU.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Bell's pick was not a pick, in my opinion. Replay is supposed to fix these things, but they don't always play out that way. Not sure why.

But the clock is another matter: the official clock is kept by the referees, NOT the TV station - and there's no connection. If the refs start the clock a second or so later than the TV guys do - as I've seen happen many times - it could appear as if there is a delay of game. I'm not sure about 2-3 seconds, but a half second or so isn't unheard of. I'm willing to say that ESPN was incorrect, as they usually are; I'd rather trust CBS's or NBC's timekeeping before ESPN's - and even the on-screen talent at CBS and NBC will point this potential discrepancy out when talking about it.

Comment 30 Sep 2014

I agree that our prosecutors need to spend their time with more important matters. Given the state of our society today, that much is clearly apparent. 

However (there's always a "however," isn't there?): he's clearly guilty. He hired a lawyer - same one who defended Messrs. Mewhort and Stoneburner for what we up here in the Eastern 'burbs of Cleveland have come to know as "Liquid Littering" (thank you, Willoughby Police Department), and "demands" a jury trial. 

And he wants to be my mechanical engineer!

If I were the City Prosecutor, or County Prosecutor (oh hell, it's state ground, I know an Assistant State Prosecutor - why not?), I'd prosecute him all the way to the jail for being an insolent smart@$$. He could've just waived the complaint and paid his fine, no harm, no foul. But nooooooooooooo...

Hang him.​

Thanks for the use of the sarcasm font.