kgratz's picture


Philadelphia (via Worthington)

Member since 24 September 2012 | Blog

Widener University '16
Widener Men's Lacrosse #22


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Maurice Clarett diving touchdown vs. Miami 2003 NC
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Lebron James until he returns to Cleveland
  • MLB TEAM: don't care
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA Women's Team

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Dec 2016

sports gambling i at least feel like you have a choice, you can research and make an informed decision. pulling a lever on a machine or guessing red or black lacks that decision in my mind. 

Comment 28 Dec 2016

100% agree, and that's why I think the line isn't moving. I think at this point Vegas is expecting the sharps to hit the Bucks heavy that's why they won't show the -2.5 that I would think the money that's currently in would warrant. Same thing happened in NC game vs. Oregon. At one point 80% money was on Oregon -7 and they wouldn't move it. Sharps hammered OSU on gameday and Vegas got crushed on the game and futures. 

Comment 04 Oct 2016

I think most people would see those stats and say below, but I think he's meeting if not exceeding.  His "lack" of stats can be attributed to a lot of things.  His production is certainly not where we expected it, as I think a lot of us thought he would have already eclipsed 100 tackles and 10 sacks by this point of the season /s.  However looking at some of the stats...

Ohio State's defense has had.....

139 rushing attempts against (2.74 ypc) 
124 passing attempts against, with only 56 completions (10 yds/completion, 4.5 yds/att)
You could assume at this point there have only been 195 opportunities to get a tackle (completions + rushing attempts), and that doesn't include guys running out of bounds etc.

The argument here is that while his number's aren't gaudy, he still leads the team in tackles, hasn't given up a rushing touchdown, is the leader of arguably the best defense in college football, and has hardly been tested by a team that likes to run the ball. His stats will come against wisco, sparty, scum, etc. I would bet a shit ton of money he has 10+ tackles against Wisconsin in two weeks because of the style of their offense.

Comment 02 Oct 2016

Gotta be zeke, strictly because of their respective teams. So awesome that zeke got the opportunity to be drafted to a great team unlike Hyde.  Still can't believe the bengals drafted Hill over him. 

Comment 02 Oct 2016

As everybody that has ever watched an OSU football game before knows, Sam Hubbard played lacrosse in high school.  My senior year, his sophomore year  we played against him and Moeller.  This was before he was being recruited by OSU and was "only" a notre dame lacrosse commit.  At the time he was probably 6'4" 220 and was an absolute monster on the lacrosse field. I never covered him as we were both offensive players but I ended up with 4 goals and 2 assists to his 2 goals so I'm basically better than him #humblebrag

Comment 28 Jul 2016

My favorite personally is the weightlifting. After training for sports and doing clean and jerks/snatches for many years I find that a girl that weighs 100 lbs less than me can clean and jerk more weight than I can. It's such a technical exercise and everyone of them is so cool to watch. I also like watching a guy that weighs as much I do clean and jerk more than double what I can. Putting 500+ lbs overhead is awesome to watch. 

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Wow thank you for the response.

That sounds terrible. However, it's common enough. More than anything, keep in mind that you don't need to bang it out in three months. You can do it over a year if you commit yourself to that timeframe. You only need 75s. You don't need to shoot for 90s. You can hit that at 15 hours/week and a couple days off for crunch time over an extended period of time.

I know I don't have to get it done in three months but the absolute last thing I want to do is work 10 hour days doing accounting... only to come home and have to study more accounting. I'd much rather sacrifice now for a little easier path down the road. Hoping to hit BEC in 2 weeks, maybe try and squeeze AUD in in 3 weeks at the end of August before the dead period in September. I know it's probably out of reach and very ambitious, especially the AUD in 3 weeks, but I figure its worth a shot. 

 Absolutely not. They will teach you what you need to know for the job. At the entry level, the test will not at all reflect what you will be doing.

Great point here, I guess the order is all based on personal preference.  

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Thanks for the response, using Becker for the same reason and doing the self study as well. Did you feel Audit was easier because of your work experience? I would have to guess the answer is yes with a 97.  I currently have like 100 pages of notes for FAR and while I feel prepared, with the cost of retaking tests and the idea of having to restudy material again are still making me nervous and wanting to do it right the first time.  Buttttt on the other hand I want to get as many done as I can before I begin work and am trying to find that balance of being prepared and not necessarily over preparing.  I guess only time will tell.  

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Thank you wise sir.  Part of the reason I put new CPAs was to get some insight from people that have taken the current format because it is so different than what it used to be. I have heard from many people that trying to "prepare" for work is a waste of time.  Hopefully Audit and Business can get knocked out before I start work and then I'll tackle the tax one while working.  

Comment 15 Jul 2016

From what I've heard its essentially a comma and 3 letters you get to put after your name, and a reason to be paid more.  Obviously studying and passing will help gain basic knowledge and "help" but nothing compared to actually working.

Comment 05 Jul 2016

All the tweets I'm seeing are from Georgia fans.  Maybe their "Birm" broke something? I have NOT seen a national writer say he's gonna commit, but a lot of people are saying he's committing.