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Columbus, OH (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 18 June 2014 | Blog

Graduate of OSU. Father of 3. Husband of 1.


  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: None
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Oct 2016

It's relieving to see how rational and level headed everyone is being after an event happened that will have no lasting effect on 99% of our lives. Great that everyone can take some perspective and be so supportive of a group of young men who work exceptionally hard for The Ohio State University. Really inspiring. 

Comment 02 Oct 2016

Maybe I'm missing something - I'm having trouble following the points per quarter graphic. Is the x axis showing time or qty of points?

Comment 13 Jul 2016

I think the main reason the triple option works for mid tier teams like Navy and Georgia Tech is precisely because they are mid tier teams. 

The teams they play spend (I'm exaggerating) 5 minutes preparing for this offense. 99% of those two teams opponents see more traditional (spread or pro style) offenses for most of the season. 

When teams prepare anymore for a spread offense, I'm sure they plan a base defense and stress what the responsibilities are against the triple option for just that week. That is precisely why those games are viewed as "trap" games. Games that should be won on talent alone - but blow one coverage or gap responsibility and it can be a major problem. 

Also the increased speed at which defensive football is played takes away some of the big run threats from this type of offense. It's a lot easier to recover from a mistake than it used to be.

Its interesting to me that one of the most traditional offenses of the game is starting to be viewed as a novelty. 

Comment 24 Jan 2016

The series as a whole is extremely well done. The episode on the south end was great. Second the truth village area comment as well. I think pretty much all of the episodes are up on YouTube. 

Comment 11 Nov 2015


Cardio on the elliptical 5 days per week. I'd love to get out and run but my knees can't handle it. 

Get back to a good fighting weight. I've lost 30 so far but have about another 10 to go. Also I quit smoking and haven't felt this good in 10 years.

Sounds corny but I'm doing it for my kids. My family has a pretty consistent/unavoidable history of heart issues and I want to be around for a while. 

I pretty much just wing it. 

Comment 31 Oct 2015

Not sure if anyone is actually reading comments this far down but I think there is an important distinction to make here. Being arrested doesn't mean being taken to the station and being booked into jail. Being arrested can simply mean being stopped by the police so that no further harm can be done.  It makes much more sense, based on the details given, that JT was stopped by the police, they conducted a field sobriety test and deemed him over the limit. Based on other details, unknown at this point, it would seem the police thought it to be ok to let his friend come pick him up and gave JT a court date. Outside of reading the actual police report, we shouldn't speculate. 

Comment 29 Aug 2015

He was a better qb. He was fast and very athletic. My favorite memory from that season was when we played Johnathan Alder. They had a db named Donnie Nickey. He picked off Groom and ran it back for 6. Those 2 would later be teammates.

Comment 29 Aug 2015

Just wanted to share a story about Andy Groom. I was a freshman at Hartley when he was a senior. In our first game, he handed me his kicking shoe and told me it was my job to make sure I was ready to hand it to him at every extra point and kickoff. This lasted for about 3 series until I looked like an idiot for walking the sideline with a shoe. 

This is the genesis of my screen name. Groom is a very good guy from a very good family. Glad to see he is doing well.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

My two cents - finish the degree. Once you finish, try consulting on the side if your schedule allows it. If you find yourself not liking the private sector through consulting, I would imagine you would have your answer. Luckily for you, you aren't carrying the financial burden and that will give you some flexibility when it comes time to make a decision. The good news is you're in a great city no matter which route you choose. Columbus has a great public institution that supports research and also a thriving economy. The future is bright young man. 

Comment 11 Aug 2015

My mom told me I'm the best poster ever and she will "helicopter parent" anyone who begs to differ.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

How to recruit an 8th grader:

Pass a note that says will you go to the college football playoff with me? Circle Yes or No. 

Comment 27 Jul 2015

Interesting. What do you think makes the difference?