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GOOMBAY 12th Warrior

Washington, D.C. (via Worthington, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   August 24, 2013


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 4th and Goal: Cie Grant v. Ken Dorsey (*Ohio State); attending Jordan Zimmermann (and first Nationals) no-hitter with my son (*all-time)
  • MLB TEAM: Washington Nationals
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT (*by birth); KNVB (*by heritage)

Recent Activity

Comment 7 minutes ago

I used to be in the camp that got anxious about not winning the way/to the degree they should per opponent. 

Not sure what happened (I’m older—no comment on whether wiser), but: 10-0. Yadda, yadda, yadda chance to go 11-0. Taking care of that W column tends sort out a lot. 


Comment 15 minutes ago

From the moment they cut to the live feed, including the 3:30 lighting and half-empty venue, this game had a blah vibe to it. 

Totally get that no game can be overlooked, but also can only imagine trying to get up and stay focused as the hours tick away in Piscataway. 

Comment 36 minutes ago

The PSU route tree is: (1) hitch; (2) release down the sideline 25-30 yards downfield and wave hands; (3) Franklin huffing and puffing while making “throw flag” motion.

That’s it. 

Comment 44 minutes ago


This is near the top of my list of keys to the game. 

Comment 12 Nov 2019

Joe Isuzu! 

My son and I sat in a heavily Rutgers section in C deck for his first game at the Shoe. They were raucous for their team and completely self-aware when it got out of hand for the Buckeyes. Solid home-away fan give-and-take for a kid to see.

Comment 10 Nov 2019

It could happen.

If D.C. can pull it off for a catcher (WIIIIILLL-SSSONNN Ramos), then the Horseshoe could be thunderous. Enlisting TBDBITL could make it epic.

Comment 19 Oct 2019

That took impossibly long, but.............................. Somehow worked. 

Comment 19 Oct 2019

Has Black Shoe Diaries waved the white (out?) flag that is whining about holding calls?

Comment 18 Oct 2019

Fields accounts for 5 TDs: 1 rush; 4 pass.

Dobbins breaks 150 yards, but Teague scores the other rushing TD.

TTUN loses fumbles in each quarter.

Franklin alternates between misty and salty postgame re: some unsubstantiated slight/adversity.

Comment 12 Sep 2019

Lincoln Riley is the hottest thing in college football right now. I'd suggest it's mostly deserved per the "QB whisperer" rep with the succession and video-game-like success of Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, and the apparently metamorphic Jalen Hurts (albeit after two games).

Contrast that with wacky yet dour Jim Harbaugh and his Fullback U-based offense (or whatever nonsense they are fielding this season), and you get all the makings for lazy, shiny-object sports media narratives, regardless of actual numbers and results within the lines.

I'm not suggesting it's fair or that it's not 10 times more fun to watch the Sooners offense versus the TTUN not-defense, but it's what is easiest to wash, rinse, and repeat for hours each day on the airwaves without much effort.

Comment 10 Sep 2019

Big Ten blue blood schools have money to burn — we agree on this, correct?

Setting aside the Tressel natty and the Meyer natty/mud-holing of TTUN (and the B1G in general) . . . 

Can you imagine Buckeye Nation reacting to:

- Bizarre shirtless head coach appearances?

- Bizarre self-invited recruiting sleepovers?

- Loosely-defined, international off-season team trips?

Aside from his guaranteed win when he was QB of los AA Shitbags, he’s a certifiable weirdo. Weirdo. 

I pride myself in being “weird” in an irreverent way. 

This guy is weird as does bizarre as does concerning in the worst way.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

“Be strong, and if you do good things, you will be rewarded,” Jermaine states in the video.

Just wanted to point out that a 6-year old -- who gets it -- said this.