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Moo Strength

Beaverton, Oregon (via Pickerington/Bexley Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   June 19, 2015

I'm a former tOSU student, and I also worked as a System's Specialist for CAMM, a research group in the Mat Sci & Engineering department under Dr. Fraser (former Buckeye Simon Fraser's father). My wife is also from tOSU, she has her Bachelors, Masters, and PhD from the Mat Sci & Eng department.

We both work for Intel here in Portland OR as Engineers, she's used to be pre-Silicon in fabrication, and now works in final approval for all chips... I'm post-silicon in functional validation. I test and verify that a new as-yet-to-be-sold CPU line works with all the components and peripherals on a computer platform (USB, Video, Audio, etc). I've been in the IT/IS field for the better part of 25 years, and I'm happy to help with any computer questions if someone here needs it.

There's quite a few Michigan Alumni here at Intel, and we regularly give each other a hard time when we see each other. I try not to stomp on them too much since they have a lot more to be sad about then I do, and like me, we tend to root for each others team all but one day each year, since it doesn't do Ohio State any good to beat a 2-9 Michigan team in the polls.

We have two boys, born in 2012 and 2017, and both wear Buckeye gear far too much. There's no mistaking that my kids like Ohio State thanks to all the clothing outfits they get from extended family and friends.

My older son always wears his J.T. Barrett home Jersey on Friday's. If I'd let him he would wear it every other day. He's getting a Dobbins jersey for his birthday in 2 months... He frequently plays basketball and football and pretends he's Ohio State playing Michigan or Clemson. He also calls Michigan Meatchicken on a regular basis. Since my younger son is just a baby, he's not yet pretending to be someone from Ohio State, but my older son routinely says that "Ethan michigan'd his pants" when referring to poop.

I'm an avid vintage motorcycle collector, as my avatar is actually one of the bikes, I inherited the interest from my late father, who when he passed away in 2009 had over 180 vintage motorcycles. I also enjoy reading about history, aircraft, military, and science. I am a huge fan of Mp3 music, having been making my own MP3's since the late 90's before most people knew what they were...

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Close tie....

    a) sitting in the A section for the OSU Michigan game in '06 with my future wife.

    b) flying the OSU flag all week after beating the locally favored Ducks after the 2015 CFB NC when all my neighbors kept telling me how bad Oregon would smash Ohio State.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: current: Nick Bosa or JT Barrett, past: Orlando Pace or Joey Galloway
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: none
  • NFL TEAM: Browns :sigh:
  • NHL TEAM: none
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs (with or without Lebron)
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Barcelona/ManU

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Jan 2020

I also think it’s worth mentioning that as good as UFM was, I think Day is better. Meyer had a horse blinder weakness, he couldn’t seem to adjust when coaches presented a better game plan. 

Day is more like Saban in this regard, I think he presents the wisdom that Meyer had for prep, but the cold business sense to not continue hammering the same way when the nail stops going in. Meyer just seemed to not have the ability to alter his game plan, I think that’s why Day was always so much better in the 2nd quarter/2nd half. He saw what failed, and changed it completely. 
 

saban never let his personality loyalties get in the way of winning, I think Day is much more like that, and I’m fine with that. Loyalty should not blind you. 

Comment 19 Jan 2020

For me, even though we lost, the sheer dominance we displayed this past season was the #1 team/season I’ve ever seen in 35 years of watching Buckeyes on the Gridiron. As much as losing Okudah and Young and Dobbins will be, I think the next two years worth of teams are quite possibly going to be better. 

The receivers we now have are as dominant a group as I’ve seen, and we have a QB to match along with a returning OL that’s loaded. 
 

and I think with Tyreke and Harrison coming up, they’ll do better; I think ZH is further along as a Freshman than CY was. 

Comment 03 Jan 2020

It’s fine, we can’t replace chase young (though in 1-2 years Harrison might, if not Sawyer), but he will be another force in the NFL, and an ambassador to the Larry Johnson “school of DL ass-kicking” for the incoming high school recruits. 

Comment 26 Dec 2019

As good as I think Clemson is, I think they're going to be in for a rude awakening. Day is NOT Meyer. He'll adjust in the 2nd quarter for any issues Clemson schemes up.

This will likely be like that Sugar Bowl against Alabama, where the favored team was caught with delusions of grandeur, and was promptly thrashed.