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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...


  • 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
  • NFL TEAM: Browns :sigh:
  • NHL TEAM: none
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs (with or without Lebron)
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Barcelona/ManU

Recent Activity

Comment 20 hours ago

If Ohio State goes undefeated, and so does Oklahoma and Clemson (both likely), then there is absolutely zero chance that the SEC sends two. If they do, then the whole thing is a complete farce and we should flat out boycott the entire CFP, sue them for antirust violations (/s) and demand the voting structure has to change. 

When voting, there should be two representatives from each conference, and one each from each conference in the group of 5. Out of those 15 total members, it  should stipulate that no conference rep can vote for their own conference, eliminating this sec bias bullshit. 

In other words, all 15 vote for their top teams without picking their own conference. With 5 conferences in power 5, teams who go undefeated should get an automatic birth, if all 5 conferences were to go undefeated, then SoS should dictate the final 4th spot. 

Notre Dame is also forced to join the ACC and f**k this independent BS. 

Comment 13 Sep 2019

Well to be fair, Ohio State has their share of asshats. Jeffery Dahmer went to OSU, and we have that Chester the jock Molester doctor that’s all over the news lately. 

Still, at least we didn’t have that douchebag Sandusky. Poor Penn State will forever be known as “Pedo State” I’m not sure there’s anything worse than being associated with child molestation. 

I agree with #1, Notre Dame is probably the one team I loathe as much as Michigan. If ND actually joined the Big10 I’m not sure who I would root for, maybe the refs.

As it is, I do root for Michigan since it helps us to beat a winning Michigan team. 

The only good thing about Indiana is it only takes about 2.5 hours to drive thru east to west. 

Comment 05 Sep 2019

I have always thought that LF was a great guy and a great def coach, but he was thrust into a head coaching position too earlier too fast with the departure of JT. He was clearly out coached in several games in that lone year before Meyer. 

I will always root for him, but he’s no where near the coaching acumen of Day. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet both of them at different times and Day is far more polished. I get that Day isn’t an OSU alumnus but he is not a RichRod type hire like Michigan did, or a UT Lane Kiffin hire; both of those guys tried to change what worked so radically it blew up in the faces. Day has clearly embraced what worked best for UM, and added his own wrinkles. 

We would not be where we are now if LF had been given more years, and I doubt we’d have the talent or the success that UFM and RD have done either. I wish LF well, but we have the better man for the job. 

Comment 14 Aug 2019
I think we've seen the end of back to back top tier QB's being recruited. Until the transfer portal stops being a revolving door for disgruntled quarterbacks, I think the realistic choice is to hope for 1 back to back high quality QB, but likely relying on a graduate transfer or sub 10-15 ranked QB by position for the second position, unless you're Clemson.
Comment 14 Aug 2019

I don't think I need to wait, I think the consensus is Davis sucked. There's a reason the man never lasted longer than what 3-4 years at any one location right?

Look, I'm not saying that Werner and Borland made  no good plays last year, but a great LB coach teaches good players the right way to play so they minimize those kinds of mistakes and look like great players, and great players to look like legends. Gant didn't figure out how to be lights out until his last year. Shazier wasn't even ranked in the top 5 of his position. 

Maybe we also expect too much from Borland and Werner, and when you look at the LB's OSU has recruited over the past 20 years, both are right in the middle; not every player can be a Laurinaitis, Hawk, or Carpenter. Our LB recruiting has not been spectacular over the last 15 years, in fact it might be our weakest positions actually, especially considering how good the DB and DL has been.

But with the talent at Davis's disposal in his tenure, especially Browning, Mitchell, Hilliard, McMillian, and Jones, our LB play has woefully under-performed.

I loved having Meyer as our HC because he elevated Ohio State back to a national threat level every year, instead of occasionally like Tressel, (and I lived thru the Bruce/Cooper years no less so frankly a pregnant llama could make better decisions than Cooper).

But Meyer also made repeated bonehead decisions that seriously left me wondering if he couldn't separate friendship from professional choices. Zach Smith had no business coaching our WR, the released emails/texts proved that. Davis had no business coaching the LB based on their regression at the position.  The apparent lack of communication among the entire defensive staff last year makes me wonder what Meyer was thinking.

Arguably, Meyer had the best success really with many of Tressel's players. Ironically Tressel did the same with Coopers players. As others have mentioned, every year there would be one game were we were flat-out out coached or unprepared.

That is the difference between the great coaches and the legends. Saban has demonstrated an uncanny ability to churn out great assistants over a 10 year period. This year he has something like 10 of the top 100 players in all of CFB on his team. And it seems Clemson is soon to become the next Alabama.

Success in CFB is adapt or die. Day I think/hope is recognizing that you're measured by what you did yesterday, not by what you did last year. Meyer never seemed to be able to pull that trigger and release dead weight. Here's hoping Day doesn't let his personal loyalty's get in the way of producing success.

My heart and TV remote can't take anther Purdue or Iowa frankly. 

Comment 12 Aug 2019

Honestly at some point you have to accept you’re mistakes. I think growing up in LV and being Mr. Gatorade probably have Tate an inflated sense of entitlement and a huge ego. 

Hes probably never really experienced being 2nd best and his abilities finally caught up with him. Bishop Gorman may be a good school for HS football but I seriously doubt he got that challenged in NV. His stats I think looked great because he wasn’t playing against higher quality players. He has talent, don’t get me wrong, but he’s no longer a big fish in a little pond.