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Portland, OR (via Cincy)

MEMBER SINCE   June 10, 2013


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Muhammad Ali light the torch at the 1996 Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Bill Robinson. Who else?
  • NHL TEAM: Avalanche
  • NBA TEAM: Blazers
  • MLB TEAM: Rockies
  • SOCCER TEAM: Timbers

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Mar 2020

Nice! Bandon is gorgeous, and that's doable. It's about a four hour drive from Portland to Bandon, and it's stunning most of the way, particularly if you take the coast (which will be slower). Eugene is exactly in between. It's an hour up the coast, then an hour inland from Bandon to Eugene. And, weather doesn't get any better out this way than that time of year. That sounds like the perfect plan. 

Comment 02 Mar 2020

Love these threads. Some of my current favorites (seen them all live):

Billy Strings, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Hiss Golden Messenger, Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell, Marcus King Band, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Gary Clark, Jr., Drive By Truckers, Barr Brothers, Lucy Dacus, Black Pumas.....

Comment 10 Feb 2020

Such a smart move by Fickell. I grew up in Cincy, and left more than 25 years ago. UC is a completely different school than it was a generation ago - most of their students now live on or around campus, their enrollment is thriving, and they have some great academic and athletic facilities. Yeah, there's the P5/ G5 thing and some of the discrepancies are real, but UC operates like a P5, and better than most. Their conference is heads and shoulders above other G5s (and likely the ACC), and they're always going to be in the conversation for a NY6 bowl. 

Comment 16 Jan 2020

The American was impressive this year - they're clearly better than all other G5 conferences, and better than at least the ACC, PAC-12 south, and a good chunk of the Big 12. It's a solid conference.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

Can't wait for this one! Autzen is a great place to see a game, and this will be one of the biggest home games in program history. If you're looking for a fun road trip, September is pretty magical out this way. Spend a day or two in wine country, and a day or two on the coast, each within about 50 miles of Eugene.

Comment 04 Nov 2019

Love these threads. Just finished Dopesick, a brutal and riveting accounting of the opioid crisis.

Also just finished Don Winslow's Power of the Dog series, a fictional account of the Mexican drug war over the last 15 or so years. Great read.

Comment 06 Sep 2019

I couldn't be more pleased that we're getting a solid UC squad in here, especially considering this is the one year where we don't have one of the marquee teams on the schedule. UC will give us the kind of game that we need in order to prepare for the Big Ten schedule. Their defense is rock solid, and - as was stated - they have a great running game and Tight Ends. Their vulnerability, though, is on the line. Two of their starters are brand new, and one of those is newish to football. He's a mountain of a man - a 6'9" athletic German, but last week was his first start. He had a few false starts last week, and he's going to be susceptible to our rush. I believe that's where the game is going to tip. 

Comment 30 Aug 2019

Yep. I'm psyched for next week. UC is a good opponent, and we need them to be a good test in a year when we don't have a truly marquee out of conference team.