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Greenwood, Indiana (via Frankfort, Illinois)

Member since 19 July 2012 | Blog

U of Dayton graduate living out his 20's in the south suburbs of Indianapolis.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2010 Rose Bowl, 2016 Game @ Oklahoma
  • NFL TEAM: The Bears
  • NHL TEAM: The Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Pacers
  • MLB TEAM: Indianapolis Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Indy Eleven (?)

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Aug 2017

My wife is a huge UNC basketball fan. I've watched all their games the past few years (football and basketball, I truly am a UNC football fan now due to that, obviously they are a far distant second to the beloved Buckeyes). We went to Chapel Hill for a game a couple years ago.

That place is magical for basketball. The same feeling you get walking into Ohio Stadium, translate that to basketball. The Dean Dome and the atmosphere is electric. For that reason, I will never be surprised to see a kid pick UNC over OSU, until we truly turn things around.

Holtmann has got this. We're going to continue missing elite and local kids in the short term, but once things start turning around and fans actually show up to VCA to watch and not knit or read the newspaper, we will start landing an elite guy here and there. If I've learned anything over the past 4 years, a great team can beat great talent. Holtmann kind of proved this the last couple seasons at Butler. We will be fine and we are heading towards a future where local kids want to play at OSU again.

Academic scandals be damned, I don't care, I love watching the way UNC plays basketball, I would kill for OSU to play even a percent of the unselfish team ball those dudes played the past 2 seasons.

Comment 10 Aug 2017

Thank god they got rid of Dave Richardson.

Now I realize the new strength coach probably didn't have a whole lot to do with this, and this was probably just Kaleb working his ass off, but my comment stands

Comment 26 Jul 2017

That's random...I had to take an extra semester too, because I switched from computer engineering to computer engineering I graduated in December 2010. JUST WHAT THE HELL IS YOUR NAME WHAT IF WE KNOW EACH OTHER

Comment 26 Jul 2017

Sir, I graduated in 2010. I would gladly drink a Beast with ye.

I was not responsible for the transition from Natty to Beast, but I feel like I could have done more to try and stop it from happening.

I'm just glad it was never a Keystone campus. God, that shit is undrinkable. 

Comment 26 Jul 2017

1 - I hate Ohio's pro sports teams. 

2 - Qdoba is better than Chipotle

3 - I would much rather party at UD than OSU (don't @ me, just meet me on Kiefaber at 5pm with a 30 rack of nattys thank you)

4 - I'm from Chicago and think that deep dish pizza is just okay, not great.

Comment 26 Jul 2017

Mac is good for doing music projects, Garageband is really easy to use and Logic is pretty straightforward and powerful as well. That's the only reason I have one. I realize there are windows based softwares that do the same thing, but I prefer Mac for that.

The owner of my company uses a Mac running virtual machines for windows and I never understood why you would want to make your life difficult like that.

Comment 18 Jul 2017

Seeing all of you profess your love for Harbaugh...I drank many alcohols this weekend but I think I feel much sicker now than I did Sunday morning.

Yeah, football is meaningless in the grand scheme of things which is something that it took me longer to get over than I'm proud to admit (as in letting losses ruin your entire weekend and so forth), but how could you actually like the self promoting man-toddler that is the coach of the rival school? 

Comment 18 Jul 2017

-I hate the thought that you can't be a fan of a team if you aren't an alum. I was hellbent on OSU until I visited Dayton and fell in love with the campus. What am I supposed to do, stop rooting for OSU?

-I think I like OSU hoops more than football. I don't care that they've sucked the last four years, I still watch every game and am thrilled with the Holtmann hire. I hope people start caring again.

-I've never tweeted at a recruit or player, and think grown adult people who do have sad lives (so tennessee fans)

-Ohio Stadium atmosphere blows. Went to the Oklahoma game last year and it was way better. East Lansing in 2014 was too.

-I truly don't care what these guys do off the field. I hope they make wise choices but I'm here to watch them compete.

-I indirectly was to blame for the 2007 Florida loss by losing my lucky headband.

Comment 18 Jul 2017

I went to Dayton, they don't have a D1 football team, I'm all Ohio State (especially for basketball, I can't stand Dayton hoops). You can cheer for whoever the hell you want sir

Comment 17 Jul 2017

Archie got rich off beating A10 cupcakes and riding the easiest path ever to an Elite 8 and everyone thinks he's a coaching god. I hope Holtmann absolutely clowns him for the forseeable future.

Yes I am still mad Aaron Craft's college career was ended by freaking Dayton. Good luck to Jerome except for when he plays against us

Comment 17 Jul 2017

Well this sucks.

I really don't care what state our basketball players some from. It still sucks to lose a kid from Columbus though. The truth is we were way too far behind in his recruitment anyways, which was another massive recruiting failure by the previous staff. I'm sure Holtmann and company worked their ass off to try and gain ground.

Comment 17 Jul 2017

Tim, thanks for the article. Also, have you heard anything about Eric Ayala?

I know he's been a long shot all along regardless of if he reclassifies to 2017 or not, but I saw a Maryland insider crystal balled him to OSU this weekend, so hopefully there's something more than just a guess there

Comment 12 Jul 2017

Man, I really don't want to play Appalachian State, we love those guys.

Should make for an interesting broadcast and Twitter commentary!

I'm officially a homer and think we're still nationally being overlooked just a little bit more than we should. North Carolina lost a lot of good dudes, so did Gonzaga. Now that we have a bit of a talent infusion with Kyle Young and Musa Jallow, I think that we have chances to win those games. Do I expect us to? Still no, I'm still in a wait and see type of mindset, but damn with everything that's happened so far (Kyle Young, Musa Jallow, Torrence Watson and Scoonie) I am on Cloud 9 boys.