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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 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.

Comment 08 Feb 2019

Nice, Calgary. I'm a guy who was steeped in classic rock and toured with the Grateful Dead before moving on to bluegrass. Much to my surprise, I've caught a few DJ acts that I really dig. In particular, Grammatik blew me away. And I wasn't the oldest guy there!

Comment 07 Feb 2019

Gray - I'd love to hear those recommendations, particularly in the jazz realm. I used to be a regular NOLA Jazz Fest attendee, and got exposed to a ton of artists in small tents at the Fairgrounds and in clubs around town. I feel like I've lost some of that, though. Please fire away!