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Mark


Pickerington, Ohio

Member since 22 August 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3, 2003
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Aug 2017

I used to deliver food for Takeout Taxi in the mid 90's in the Reynoldsburg/Pickerington area while I was at OSU.  There wasn't much going on in Pickerington even then.  

I moved to Picktown in 2010 and my boys play little league sports.  The town is overflowing with kids.  Just counting 10 year old boys (my oldest is 10), there are 6 football teams, 7 Fall baseball teams, and 6-7 soccer teams.  And these boys all only play one sport.  

Comment 10 Aug 2017

 A team like our Reds can never really compete.

Keep faith.  I felt the same way as an Indians fan after our 2007 run (which we should have a ring for...blew the 3-1 lead on Boston...we would've killed the Rockies!).  Then we traded away Sabathia & Lee in back to back years after they both won the Cy Young.

As a small market, you have to sometimes break it up and trade proven stars to get younger talent.  You have to build from within.  Via trades for young talent (Kluber, Carrasco, Brantley, etc.) & draft picks (Lindor, Chisenhall, etc.), and then fill in the pieces with high profile free agents (EE).  And if the season goes well enough, trade for proven talent (Bruce), when you have a chance to do something with your nucleus.  

Comment 19 Jul 2017

Louis Irizarry.  There's a name I haven't heard in a long time.  I recall him being a highly recruited, pass-catching TE as well.  What a disappointment he was!

Comment 08 Mar 2017

Thanks to Jason & Chris for honoring CC Rider (Corey) in this 11W community.  I know it wasn't easy to write this post.  I couldn't agree more with anything you stated above.

The one thing that ties ALL of us together is our love for the Buckeyes.  So a 11W farewell is fitting.

Rest easy CC, we love you.

Comment 12 Jan 2017

Pick Central is my local HS. Although my boys won't be there for several years, we still go to plenty of games each year. The field is walking distance from our house. This school puts out a lot of talent recently in both hoops (C. Levert, J. Tate, etc) and football (D. Hamilton, T. Charlton, Roger Lewis, the Borden brothers, etc....I'm missing a lot). But Ellison is right up there. He's a stud and only committed to OU and a 3 star because of those injuries. I'd love to see him in scarlet & gray. And I'd hate to miss out on another stud RB in their backyard like L. Bell (Groveport).

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I took a few evening classes.  The one I remember most was a Phys Ed class on football officiating.  Like you probably think, there were several football players in there.  I thought it wold be easy since I played football from the time I was 6 years old through my senior year in high school.  I was dead wrong.  I think I had to study harder to get a good grade in that class than I had to for Calculus.

Comment 16 Aug 2016

This was one of several articles about Grant from BTSC I've ready the last few weeks.  He has been playing very well, from what I can tell.

And I love the my Steelers keep investing in Buckeyes.  Shazier is a superstud in the making.  As well as Cam (who may already be there).  They also invited Donald Washington to camp as well.