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Orlando, FL

Member since 07 December 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey "Miracle on Ice" game
  • NFL TEAM: Miami Dolphins
  • NHL TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians / Philadelphia Phillies

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Dec 2012

I needed no prompting to come up with the same answers. My response to the final questions was "We don't want Georgia Tech." In related news, we are SO getting Georgia Tech.

Comment 26 Oct 2012

Whatever QB you've got when your back is against the wall, how about Devin Smith as your WR? Kid always gets out his Harry Potter invisibility cloak when you really need a play (Wisky, Cal, Purdue), or just flat out burns you (MSU).

Comment 23 Oct 2012

The best thing about the 2-point play is that it was sort of (unintentional) trolling. Purdue successfully ran a few throwbacks of their own on Saturday, including the opening 83-yard play for a touchdown (although that particular one was a RB wheel route and not to a TE).

Comment 11 Sep 2012

I am in for sure. Would love to sample the Oval Brewing products but due to budgetary constraints will be forced to go with Helping Hand level admission. Don't sell out before payday, please!

Comment 07 Aug 2012

Wow, look how balanced Ohio State's offense was against Indiana that day. /hurls

I was at the home loss to Indiana and it was pretty much rock bottom.

Comment 25 May 2012

"Check back next Friday for part two."

You are such a tease.

Comment 10 May 2012

Sounds like you had a worse case of Gatoritis than I did when I went to the Gator Bowl (and my seats were on the Florida side). The worst I got were some "Urban liar" chants. Some of the fans by me were actually cool, but there were a lot of drunk, rednecky ones as well (which happens basically everwhere). Like Orlando Buckeye, I live in Orlando and I'm unashamed to proudly sport my Ohio State garb.

There are exceptions, of course, but as a group Florida fans are a deluded bunch that believe the writings of Mike Bianchi and Matt Hayes. There is still a ton of butthurt over Meyer leaving ESPN to take the OSU job. One thing I noticed when I moved here was that there were a lot more FSU fans than Florida. That changed in 2006/7, but I already see less Gator stuff after the last two seasons, so if FSU becomes relevant again, I suspect that the fickle will flip flop back to the Noles.

Comment 30 Apr 2012

"Pittsburgh fans are by and large high on the Adams pick"

What you did there. I see it.

Comment 10 Apr 2012

Um..."five with sights on the top five" - RichRod, Paul Johnson, Tom O'Brien, Butch Davis? At least Gary Patterson is legit. The best line under RichRod is "Don't let year one fool you."

Comment 16 Mar 2012

Frustration with Buford's recent inconsistency can skew the view of his overall body of work sometimes.

In eight NCAA games Buford is averaging 14.1 points, and has been held to single digits only twice (Kentucky last year and Georgia Tech in 2010 - he had nine points in each of those games). He's shooting 40.4% from the field in eight NCAA tourney appearances, with that awful 2-16 against the Wildcats dragging the percentage WAY down (otherwise 45.8%). He's shot less than 40% only twice in the tournament - once as a freshman - and he's put up 17, 18, 18, 16 and 15 in five of the eight - not bad, and certainly not horrid. He also chips in with rebounds, assists and generally good defense.

I'll be the first to say that the WB has been inconsistent, especially this year. Being a senior doesn't automatically make you a leader. There's no magic switch for that. Some guys simply make a better Robin than a Batman.

Nobody hated Buford until the Kentucky game last year. Some of the residual of that, combined with inconstent play while he's been trying to do too much, will have the WB remembered by some in a much harsher light than he should be. And I think that's a shame.

Comment 16 Mar 2012

At Michigan State wasn't big? It's ok to bag on Buford for inconsistency, but you can't say he sucks during big games because that's only true part of the time. I don't know how much Loyola-MD qualifies as a big game, but Buford turned around his 1-5 first half with a 4-6 second half. Again, inconsistent.

Comment 05 Mar 2012

The Mentalist is a good show. Didn't realize they were showing a Friday episode this week.

Comment 17 Feb 2012

I'm not sure how to live my Friday without hearing about the fast food craving du jour. Preferably from a place like Cane's, In-and-Out or Jack in the Box...someplace they don't have near me, in other words. Orlando is a culinary wasteland in all phases except food truck.

Comment 15 Feb 2012

Greetings, commenters and lurkers of 11W! 


And greetings right back at ya, Sarah. Thanks for the shout-out.

Comment 11 Feb 2012

Yes indeed. And then Peter Boyle tried to shoot Timothy Hutton out of the scaffolding.

Comment 10 Feb 2012

Yes! I do recall her turns in Police Academy and Mannequin. Also Turk 182, Masquerade, Star Trek VI, an episode of Tales of the Gold Monkey, etc.

Comment 10 Feb 2012

Are these Friday posts going to continue now that you're going to be a big star writer, Elika? :)


Also, HELL NO I'm not turning in my man card. I know who Carrie Bradshaw is because I used to tune in for the 5 seconds of gratuitous Kim Catrall nudity. Had a thing for her ever since her Big Trouble in Little China and Porky's days. That probably makes me a bad person though, so forget I said anything.

Comment 30 Jan 2012

I pretty much never "O-H" someone, but if I get O-H'd, I will "I-O" right back at someone. This happens to me all the time living in Orlando, as there are a lot of transplants and tourists. If I wear my colors to one of the theme parks I get as many as 10-12 O-H's over the course of a day. To me it feels pretty good because it's easy to feel disconnected to Buckeye Nation when you live among the SEC Speed crowd.

As for the "O-H" on the scoreboard, I found out yesterday that it was a video of a player on the scoreboard being shown in the arena. I hated it because it sounded so inorganic. It comes off much better when initiated by a full cheering section, like Block O. On television, it seemed silly. for Harlan/Raftery...I don't mind them calling the game, usually, but when you use only one inconclusive camera angle to "prove" Tank flopped, you're just going to look stupid. The elbow disappears behind Thomas' face from that angle and then you see him fall. You don't actually see the contact, but the elbow disappearing autmatically leaves room for doubt. It's not like being in the front row for Wrestlemania and watching those guys miss each other by six inches.

I get that they may not have had any other angle to view it from, but it's just idiotic to say that it was "obvious" he wasn't hit when it wasn't obvious and when closeups of his face indicated otherwise. Players who flop are also not trained thespians who continue to wince for several minutes after the play. 

Comment 26 Jan 2012

Probably because that's where the game is being shown, and it's an important game in the B1G. Just guessing. Until the games go elsewhere, ESPN is a necessary evil. Just don't watch for anything but actual games and the occasional 30 for 30, like me.