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Alamogordo/Las Cruces, NM (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 12 November 2012 | Blog

I grew up a Buckeye in the heart of Lion country, PA. My Brother-in-Law is an OSU graduate, so I visited his graduation in the 'Shoe when I was very young. Even then, I loved what I saw. That was the beginnings of what became my adulthood man-crush on anything Ohio State. Fortunately, I can actually call Columbus my home, as I moved there with my kids in my early 20's! And now, I'm retired military, currently living in the sunny Southwest.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU upend Miami's world in the 2002 National Championship game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Buckeye flavor of the year.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Basket-Buck flavor of the year.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jan 2018

Right vs wrong?  This is an ethical or moral dilemna? Quite literally, this is a matter of convenience and entertainment.  Granted, there are SOME rules in order to maintain organization, but this doesn’t seem to break them.  It’s a worthwhile, stand alone subject that does not need to be lumped into whatever accompanying subject matter you personally deem as appropriate.

So yes, the group wins.

Comment 02 Jan 2018

I dislike Auburn the most in all this.  Just lose that game against Bama and this never happens.  This is basically what the SEC championship game SHOULD have looked like.  One of the two would have been eliminated along with Auburn.  Instead, here we are, and the lone undefeated in all this is UCF.  Now we get to deal with Scott Frost at Nebraska.  Yay...

Comment 28 Dec 2017

NO but really.  My ideal scenario:

Clemson and Oklahoma both win BIG, leaving the SEC winless in Bowl season

Baker Mayfield gets rulled academically ineligible for being a tool and is forced to give the Heisman back.  Their back-up quarterback then leads them to an improbable 100 to nothing win over Clemson, which causes Jackson Carman to flip back to the good guys.  

Everyone goes home a winner.  Or at least I do :)

Comment 28 Dec 2017

Nah.  I’m hoping Oklahoma blows all of them outa the water.  100 to 0 each game.  I don’t like Baker Mayfield, but I dislike him a lot less than the entire SEC.  And Clemson needs to be stopped.   They’re gaining too much momentum—don’t really have a problem with Clemson either tho.  

Comment 20 Dec 2017

Mixed feelings about this one.  Part of me hoped we landed him because of the sheer talent level.  The other half is staring at red flags left and right.  Did this kid just pick a different team to go against the grain?  Or because he wants to be under less pressure?

I do find some irony in the decision he made—not wanting to let others dictate his choice.  Yet in the end, that appears to be what he did.

We’ll probably never know.  This is a total recruiting mindf**k.  Either way, good luck to him at Clemson.  It’s a great program with a great coaching staff.  

Comment 08 Dec 2017

Lavar Ball destroyed his sons huge Nike deal because it wasn’t better for Lavar. 

Lavar Ball took his 3-Star bench, riding son out of UCLA because it wasn’t better for Lavar.  

Lavar took his son out of Chino Hills HS because it wasn’t better for Lavar. 

And yes, Lavar Ball wouldn’t say thank you to the man who got his kid out of a foreign jail because it wasn’t better for Lavar Ball.

I could care less what Forbes thinks about his marketing genius.  Lavar Ball cares about Lavar Ball more than anyone else.  And he’s a disgusting human being for it.  There’s a hot take. 

Comment 21 Nov 2017

I couldn’t agree more.  Nebraska—the university and it’s fans deserve better.  The B1G West division deserves better.  With that said, I also think the Frost camp is throwing up some smoke and mirrors.  He’s leading a team that is undefeated and needs to stay focused in order to position themselves for a New Years Six spot.  As good as they have looked at times, they still don’t have the margin for error to lose right now.  I think that’s why they’re doubling down with staying at UCF.