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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 22 May 2019

I zoomed in on that twitter image of him holding a Heisman trophy, wondering which player he most identified with (and shocked to think anyone, even a top ranked recruit, could hold one of tOSU’s holiest of holy icons).

 But it’s got his name etched onto the bronze plate, not Archie or Troy... which begs the question: did Meyer ever do this?  

Because I don’t remember seeing that before; and frankly I think that’s pure genius to have a recruit holding their own personalized Heisman.

If that’s Day’s touch that’s awesome that he came up with this...

Comment 01 May 2019

For a chance at Super Bowl ring and for the glory of immortalizing Ohio State forever, I think those high paid skill position players would all take a one year pay cut, especially if they all got to play together once more, with Meyer, Tressel, Vrabel, Coombs, etc. 

but you left out one complete aspect; who would be all the coaching positions? 

Furthermore, can you guys write up another one like this, but make it include ALL Buckeyes in history (just so we can have Ryan Shazier and Woody Hayes on the same roster)

Comment 19 Apr 2019

Spilled milk. We had one of the greatest coaches in CFB history lead us for the past 7 years, I'm beyond content with what he produced, both with his results and with his players.

I almost wonder if anymore we should recruit a high 4 star or 5 star QB1 every year, and one 3 star or low 4star in every class. Going after a strong QB1 every 2 years might slow this tide of transfer QB's that we're starting to see.

So if we get Jack Miller in 2020, in 2021 we don't shoot the moon for another QB1, but rather pick up a mid-grade QB instead and hold off until 2022.

Comment 02 Apr 2019

IMO the best single role cameo ever had to be Daniel Craig as the storm trooper in The Force Awakens, although the sheer number of cameos in Anchorman 2 in the Anchors Battle is still incredible.

I still can’t believe all the sheer number of big actors who signed up for that, especially Harrison Ford...

The best line by far had to be:

What’s MTV? 

I think it’s a venereal disease. 

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Somewhere, Curt Flood is clapping.

FTR, I support this, college sports are no longer an amateur endeavor, universities are making millions, paying coaches millions, with players basically serving as under-paid players until they get a chance to join the NFL.

This isn't the same sport it was 30 years ago, the old arguments about protecting amateur status no longer apply. I'm sure people will disagree, but I doubt they'd support the position if they were gifted with a multi-million dollar talent and told "sorry, you have to risk injury/buried on the depth chart for a full year because your million dollar scheme matching coach quit, left, was fired, etc."

You wouldn't have to do this in your own job, why should they?