Ann Arbor, _ichigan (via Troy, _ichigan)

MEMBER SINCE   June 05, 2016

Long-time lurker living in enemy territory (AA) and loving every minute of it as a Buckeye. Reading 11W articles, posts and banter was a major player on my road to recovery from MS. I appreciate this place.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 with my dad, 2014 with Michigan fans ;)

Recent Activity

Comment 09 May 2020
+1 bump. thank you. when I saw the thread I damn near had a heart attack of sadness (no idea what that is, going with it) thinking he may have passed on his birthday. amazing life.
Comment 25 Apr 2020
Joe's going to say LSU and he should. He's a Buckeye for life and an OSU graduate; that will never change. There's no reason for him to slight the team he finished with, won a NC and Heisman with. It is absolutely enough for him to always have OSU and the state of Ohio in his heart and speak glowingly of the brotherhood here. Announcing LSU on TV won't garner backlash or alienate a fan base. Announcing OSU would. He's a businessman now too; can't forget the cache he now carries after draft night one.
Comment 12 Apr 2020
know your role, buddy. when two others ask to have it dropped first, we'll be all ears. joking and I'm with ya. happy easter everybody.
Comment 10 Mar 2020
Just want to pause for a moment and aknowledge the amazing responses young Mr. William's gave to this reporter's questions about his development. He has clearly bought in to the culture and goes "team-first." How in the world we keep finding top-100 kids with these mature attitudes (or potential for growth) is incredible! So shut down campus as long as you like, but keep these kids in the public eye to the extent they're comfortable with it. Love.This.Team.
Comment 10 Dec 2019
I fully support you here. humility with humor. good save.
Comment 30 Nov 2019
dickless is fair. he was asked what the difference was between his team and OSU and he said he would answer questions, not respond to insults. the reporter was like, "um, that was a question, not an insult..." he does not change. not even to give them a chance. owned.
Comment 06 Oct 2019
perfect thread timing. I just purchased the 11w tshirt. and I'll wear it at the game. and I dont give a damn who is offended. and I will do my best to make it on the big screen. so i hope that lady is watching from home.
Comment 23 Sep 2019
I know we ultimately control our own destiny, but as a former player and current commentator, do you ever find yourself questioning the SEC's stranglehold of the top of the rankings as each season begins? Things will play out as they should, I assume, but is it a disservice to other conferences that there's already talk of possibly three SEC teams in the playoff? Would love to hear an insider's thoughts, to the extent that you can share them!
Comment 28 Feb 2019
Nice. If Mr. Jordan still resides it Canton, he'd pass on the consolation prize. He's around 30 minutes from AA and probably knows that town well. I live up here in Canton too and its the same as it is all over the state- the feigned moral and intellectual authority will simply not allow the consideration that another school could be a better fit for a young man. Y'all know how it goes. Dont be shocked to see MJ in a Michigan football ad that touts "the best are from here" or something to that effect. All considered, savage post by Mr. Jordan. He's dancing all over that hornet's nest with wreckless abandon and I support it. Oh, and thank you and your son for his service, Soldierdad.
Comment 24 Jan 2019
Excellent! I go to a lot of IEP meetings and you'd be amazed at how many parents leave treatment up to ill-equipped special education school programs. They do their best, don't get me wrong, but then the supports disappear during the transition period (high school to whatever's next) and advocacy for accommodations is every man (student) for themselves. We've recently started referring students and parents to an ABA derivative that focuses on the soft skills necessary for work, and we have parents take part in training concurrently, so the behaviors can be practiced at home, and then translated into work experiences we authorize for the students (generally a paid, two-week community-based assessment in an integrated workplace). It's a safe way to introduce them to work with a job coach who assists them and reports back to us so we can determine further training needs. It's a process, but the results thus far are wildly successful. If we can integrate those skills into an area of interest that really catches a student's focus (often hyper-focus to the point of obsession with some ASD kids), then they can do really well. Of course, we educate employers and offer them supports too (to all but eliminate training costs/risk), so it's really a community effort. I am happy to share the curriculum with you. Just shoot me an email at if you're interested. Yeah, I work for that state up north, but this stuff transcends the rivalry (I'm all OSU, anyway, for what it's worth). Keep doing what you're doing for them, and when the time comes, if you think it'd help, look for a VR program in Northern Cali. Your kids should be entitled to these programs for free based on their eligibility (diagnosis). Apologies if none of that is new info to you...I get jazzed about this stuff.
Comment 24 Jan 2019
I'm with ya...not offended, just feel like we're reaching here. I'm a voc rehab counselor (nope, not drugs) and ASD referrals are common. There are some really innovative services available for natural supports and their kids/students out there that we utilize and the results speak for themselves. I'd be happy to share, if you're interested, NorCal. You too, Ramzy. I hold your Wednesday contributions in high regard (and your tweets are fire), but you may have ventured out of your element with this one.