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MEMBER SINCE   March 25, 2015

Buckeye love goes back to the 1960's.

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Comment 22 Nov 2019

If you played long ago odds are to broke your nose from your helmet smashing down on the bridge. Found that out years later after I had to have an Xray. Doctors first question was did you play high school football?  Yes why, the bridge of your nose has been broken, probably several times years ago.

Comment 22 Nov 2019

In high school hit a team member in practice as he was running a screen, helmet to helmet. I knocked him out and am pretty sure I had a concussion. Was not right for the rest of the week. Ran into him years later and he told me he did not remember any of it.

In college freshman year I was on kickoff team. Running down I hit one guy in the face mask with my left hand. The top of the mask where it screws into helmet ripped out a huge chunk of the pad of my hand below the thumb area. Blood everywhere. I keep going and the ball carrier is running my way. With my left hand messed up I lower my shoulder and lay him and me out. Hop up and I feel something weird in my shoulder. By the time I made it back to sideline I had a third degree separation of my AC joint. Trainers were focused on the blood while I was trying to tell them about my shoulder. Sideline doc came over and sent me straight to hospital. Still have a scar on hand and right AC joint is probably 1" higher than the other.

Not a good day or play. Ended my season right there.

Comment 21 Nov 2019

Sounds good, pizza is a universal meal for me. I like cooking it on my Kamado type grill.

Upgraded my instant pot with an air fryer and trying out different recipes. Will be making Fiery Sausage and Cheese balls. Like everything I cook there are a lot of options and possibilities with these.


Comment 21 Nov 2019

Count me in that number, I don't own a suit, do have a few sport coats and dress slacks. I also have a massive tie collection of two. As mentioned by others fit has been a problem. Size 50XL jacket and 38 long rise pants aren't readily available although they seem to make polyester suit separates. Last suit I did buy was from ebay. It was nice suit by an expensive company who I can't remember, pre owned probably by some jock. 

Work for me is shorts at home and usually a button down shirt with fire retardant pants and boots in the field.

I'm pretty close to retirement, don't expect to ever own a suit again. 

Cool thing about this site is the wide width of experience here. Some good advice on getting a fairly priced suit. Unless you are working on Wall Street can't imagine buying an expensive suit.

Comment 21 Nov 2019

We have some commonality. I was/am from Summit county. Scrimmaged Mogadore in the Rubber Bowl against Bert. He was good but they took him out of our scrimmage as he was taking a lot of shots. We beat them but they were proud they kept it close. I remember that game for two reasons. It was hotter than hell on that turf and i wanted to play defense but also got put in as left tackle and played the entire scrimmage. Sealed my fate that day.

I have mentioned I also played against Todd Blackledge and Paul Campbell just to name a few.

Yes there was some hazing but we were lucky as we were a true team when I was a sophomore. It helped that we partied together after the games. Many of us sophomores played Friday night and then we had an all sophomore JV team that played on Saturdays because we wanted to. Undefeated so we knew we had something good going.

I will head to Ohio next week to deer hunt, lot more drinking, eating and watching football than hunting. Have been doing for 20+ years. The guys I hunt with are the guys that I played football with back in junior high school. It is just a game but for me it has allowed me develop some long term relationships.

Comment 20 Nov 2019

Ancient history. Played on a high school team, undefeated, lost a total of 4 games from Junior high through Senior year. Our defense scored more TDs than we allowed. Was a stand up defensive end but somehow made all state as an offensive tackle. Think 6'4" 185 pounds. Several of my high school coaches had NFL experience. Back then we were ahead of the competition based on film study and scouting. Many of my teammates went to play in college but none of us finished college playing.

Had good grades and a high SAT? score. Recruited by some good schools, Duke, VT, Northwestern and most of the ivy league. Wanted to go away but not too far. College team was bad, lost more games that season than my entire career. Was one of the thinner, weaker LBs. But was mean and smart. My coach used to say I was a defensive player with an offensive personalty.  I key on defense during games, last year was a nightmare. I am pretty good at anticipating the plays and the defense.

Have bad knees and arthritis in my shoulders, the rest of my body. Would not change anything.

Comment 24 Oct 2019

I went through a phase where I tried SPAM about every way possible. Perhaps this was the missing link?

Comment 17 Oct 2019

Another school that recruited me decades ago. Just didn't feel the vibe. They were 1-10 back then if I remember correctly. I played in an all star game with a kid from Wadsworth that was going there on a football scholarship. Let's just say he did not represent the brand.

I have worked with two NW MBAers. Neither was that impressive. I used to joke with one, How much did your MBA cost again? He got very defensive. He is probably doing better than me now, last laugh?

Good school, good reputation. I just have not seen it on a first hand basis.

Comment 17 Oct 2019

Yes and the weather will mess up the NOLA BBQ and Blues Festival and deer hunting! Windy and wet is the forecast, of course they keep changing it.

As for the sprinklers might try some wire, think coat hanger bent into a U and drive it in over the sprinkler piping next to the sprinkler head. Now how deep, I'll leave that to you. Have any old croquet wickets? They make "staples" to keep weed block down perhaps that will work.

I had the opposite problem. Some idiot hit my mailbox so I moved it to the side street. Three feet of solid clay, think close to cement. Once we get some rain and it settles that mailbox post might never come out!

Comment 16 Oct 2019

Was riding with my rep in Houston, he was driving. You know you go from 70 MPH to stopped constantly. Looked across to the car next to us, actually below us we were in a truck. The lady had TWO phones perched on her steering wheel texting on both of them. About then I realized this was going to destroy society.

Comment 15 Oct 2019

You can add us to the list. My girlfriend had her dog for 14 years, got him as a pup. He predated me, I've only been around for 12 years.

He had bladder cancer but kept going until he finally stopped eating. The only thing he would eat toward the end and the last thing he did eat was my pulled pork. He was my back porch buddy. If I am at home I usually end every evening on the back porch with a adult beverage. He would hang out with me.

The house is quieter now. Still find myself looking for him from time to time. She wants another dog, I want to wait, we are both gone a lot. You can't replace the personality. 

Comment 27 Sep 2019

We are still cranking the mid 90's here. I just get my old ass early to ride my bike before it gets disgusting. Dark for the first 30.

Tomorrow is work day at hunting camp, expect to be drenched by 9:00AM. Ticks and mosquitoes don't seem to mind.

That being said it is better than freezing cold and ass deep snow!

Comment 23 Sep 2019

Well worth the 30 minutes. the life i was meant to live. I need a dog like that!

Comment 23 Sep 2019

I miss fall in the midwest. In Louisiana our "average" in September is mid 80s but has been in mid 90s all this month. 

Our leaves do not change color, they just turn brown and fall.

But it has dipped into the 70s in the AM and my morning bike ride is cooler, but definitely darker.

I'll be traveling the next month so hopefully get to experience autumn somewhere.

Comment 20 Sep 2019

I hate them because many, many years ago they recruited me. Back them I had a long pony tail hanging out the back of my helmet. They told me before I could visit I had to cut my hair.

Never did. Never visited, F'em.

Comment 20 Sep 2019

I ain't leaving. It is too much fun to tell them the best QB they have had in years/decades is from OHIO.

Lived and worked all over the south. Yeah their fans are over the top. Not like we are immune.

Comment 20 Sep 2019

My grandmother worked at Gardner? pies in Barberton. I ate a lot of different pies for breakfast. Still remember eating about half a strawberry pie once while in elementary school. I was wired all day.

Yeah, I have been in the beer for breakfast crowd. Of course it helps if you stagger in in the AM after never sleeping.