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Member since 31 December 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Championship or maybe the 11/18/2006 win over TTUN (#1 vs #2).
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ted Ginn Jr., Shaun Springs, Chris Gamble
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Lawrence Funderburke, Jimmy Jackson, Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns

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Comment 15 Jan 2018
First - Phish at Star Lake '98 Last attended- Ween in Seattle 2017 Best -hmm Phish Big Cypress New year's '99 into '00 but that was a massive festival. For a single concert, either Keith Jarrett solo piano show, Punch Brothers, or Medeski Martin and Wood acoustic. Idk too many great shows over the years.
Comment 29 Dec 2017

Especially a bowl game. It'd be like Darnold having a mediocre game tonight and Browns fans deciding he's a guaranteed bust.

Comment 10 Sep 2017

I'm also over JT after years of sticking up for him. I argued with family members and friends all offseason about how JT deserved to start and how it would be different with Wilson as OC. After these first two games I am done. He is a mental case this year. It seems to me that the pressure of being OSU's qb and all the criticism that comes with it has him frozen. He's uncomfortable at all times and just seems lost. He was the same last season, and he had all offseason to improve. That didn't happen and it seems like it's only gotten worse. There's plenty of blame to go around, but without a change at qb I fear it's only going to get much worse. 

I'd like to see what the receivers could do with a qb who can throw the ball on time and in the right placement. If they aren't any better then we know for certain it's time for Zach Smith to also move on. Otherwise, it is difficult to know how much blame to put on his shoulders. 

Comment 22 Jul 2017

If Phil was still in charge of the Knicks this could probably get done, but I'm not so sure with situation there now. Melo and Porzingis for Kyrie, Shump, and Tavares. Doubt the Knicks would go for it, but damn.

Comment 17 Jan 2017

I'd love to but I am slammed with work for the next month and my evenings are packed. I'll know for sure by the weekend what my schedule looks like next week. Right now it's hard to tell. 

Comment 17 Jan 2017

FYI- Holy Mountain and Urban Family are known for their Belgium sour beers and they do an incredible job with them. Fremont brews great IPAs and stouts and everything else is solid. Cloudburst and Reuban's are also good breweries. As for Fremont - Paseo is close by as is the Brouwer's Cafe. I'd say Paseo and Fremont would be a solid evening. Holy Mountain and Urban Family are both in odd locations -- worth it for the beer, but not surrounded by restaurants within walking distance. 

Another option might be the Beer Junction. It's a beer bar/bottle shop with a massive tap list that is south towards the airport. You could try beers from all the Seattle breweries and across the west coast, but I don't know the food options in that part of the city -

Comment 17 Jan 2017

Also, if you're looking for a place with a big beer selection and pub food there's Brouwer's Cafe, Toronado, The Pine Box, The Noble Fir, etc

Comment 17 Jan 2017

The traffic should be clear heading to the city from Bellingham at 6pm. I live in NE Seattle and could offer some recommendations for places to grab food and a drink. What do you like? If want to try out the best breweries in town swing by Fremont, Holy Mountain, or Urban Family. If you want seafood, I'd recommend Chinook's, Ray's Boathouse, or The Walrus and the Carpenter (probably my favorite place though it's usually packed with a long wait).

Some other food recs: Un Bien or Paseo for incredible Caribbean sandwiches, 45th Stop and Shop Poke Bar for the best Hawaiian Poke in town (highly recommend), Yoroshiku Ramen for Japanese noodles, Delancy's or Dino's (get the Sicilian) for the best pizza in town, Chuck's Hop Shop if you want to grab some west coast beers to take home (1000+ beers), Little Uncle for Thai, Rainier Restaurant and BBQ for incredible Vietnamese.

These are my Seattle foodie highlights and you can google them for menu and directions, but there is good food and drink all over this city. Enjoy!

Comment 06 Jan 2017

I hope Urban has an open competition and I hope that JT wins it. Well I hope the best qb wins regardless. But I know no one will work harder and keep more focused than JT. He's a true competitor and Buckeye. He goes hard until the end -- look at all the games over the past few years he got this team through in the 4th and OT by willing it (eg. PSU overtime in HV and The Game this year). I have no doubt he can get it fixed, especially with the new coaches on board to help. It's also about the Oline and WR corps improving. If he doesn't get it together then I hope Urban goes with the next man up. I have no doubt JT will support his decision and be a leader regardless. He's the man. 

Comment 30 Dec 2016

I miss those days. With a wife/kids, a career, etc my New Years weekends are much more calm to say the least. But damn the mid-late 90s were a good time - part of my mind is still somewhere in the enchanted forest at big cypress. :) Glad to see kids can still have fun. I'd bet he's just now falling asleep...

Comment 08 Dec 2016

I'd hate to see any of these guys leave, but they do deserve promotions for the damn good job they've done in Columbus. I'll definitely miss Fickell and Coombs if they head to UC. Hopefully Schiano sticks around for another year or two.

I think Vance Bedford would be a solid hire for the DBs if Coombs leaves. It'd be a step back for him but he is currently out of a job. Maybe he'd also have to get that co-DC tag. He has strong crootin connections in Texas and Florida, and he coached for Urban at UF.