MLS player Michael Parkhurst is a great soccer ambassador

| February 6, 2017

This past weekend while killing a few minutes, I had an enjoyable conversation with a nice young man about 2017 Superbowl LI. After finding out I always lived in Ohio, he introduced himself as Mike and ask how I liked growing up in the mid west, saying that he grew up on the east coast. […]

Patriots outplayed the Falcons to win Superbowl 51

| February 5, 2017

The Atlanta Falcons as a team deserve some credit in playing Superbowl LI impressively for three full quarters, until they didn’t in the 4th quarter.  The New England Patriots basically slept during the first part of the game and came to life in the 4th quarter. In cardiac arrest inducing fashion, New England mounted the most […]

Thumbprint Radio, Pandora and a friendly, but snidely jab

| January 8, 2017

This WAS going to be a positive and upbeat post about enjoying Pandora’s Thumbprint Radio feature … UNTIL a "friendly" text message came in from my Florida (soon to be Savannah, Georgia)  sailing friend Mark telling me he had a cold beer in the fridge waiting for me. How nice to have friends anxious for […]

Tom Brady over 400 yards in win against the Ravens on MNF

| December 13, 2016

Once again the England Patriots lead by the 39 year old Tom Brady pull off another win, this time against the top defense of the Baltimore Ravens. Even with injuries, Brady is able to find new targets and amassed 400 yards to win on a Monday Night Football game. The Ravens didn’t give up as […]

Chicago Cubs are finally World Series Champions

| November 3, 2016

I had the best of intentions in updating a more complete rundown of World Series Game 7 between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, but with extra innings and a rain delay, the game went into the wee hours. Maybe more tomorrow? For now, congratulations to the 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs […]

Cubs dominate the Indians in game 2 – CHC 5 – CLE 1

| October 27, 2016

The World Series is likely the most watched fall classic by midwestern Major League Baseball fans in a long time as the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs have now split their first two games at Progressive Field in Cleveland. It has been exciting to watch and cheer but ticket prices are shocking even those use […]

Election year burnout relief: The Cubs vs Indians World Series

| October 23, 2016

The Indians will host Games 1 and 2 as well as Games 6 and 7 (if necessary), as a result of the American League’s victory in the All-Star Game this past July. Games 3, 4 and 5 will be played at Wrigley Field. The official schedule for the 2016 World Series (all times Eastern): Game […]

Congratulations 2016 MLB ALCS Champs: Cleveland Indians

| October 20, 2016

It was a great series for the Cleveland Indians and #believeland fans. After only a moment of doubt (last night), the team effort by the Indians made both the series against the Boston Red Sox (3-0) and the championship series against a power hitting bunch from Toronto … the BlueJays (4-1). Tuesday afternoon’s 4th win […]

Tech changes: Another free cloud storage service is gone

| October 19, 2016

Wouldn’t you know, about the time the Cubs find themselves inching closer to a World Series (drought since 1908), the Logmein FREE cloud storage component know as Cubby is being retired. I highlight "free" since paying PRO customers will continue to keep their storage. For me, Cubby has been a regular file exchange option, although […]

Ugly election, Middle East unrest, Economy – October surprise?

| October 18, 2016

Maybe it is just me being a little nervous, but there are a lot of potential triggers for panic. The craziest presidential election I’ve ever seen, a stock market that has risen longer than average between recessions (with tepid economic growth), unrest in the middle east (of course always on fire) and both the Chicago […]

Loving postseason baseball – Indians sweep 3 games

| October 10, 2016

Great to be a Cleveland Indians fan this postseason. They swept all 3 games (3-0) over Boston winning tonight’s game 4 -3. Go Tribe!

Cleveland Cavaliers Win NBA Championship

| June 20, 2016

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors, 93-89, in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the first title in franchise history. Led by hometown star LeBron James, the Cavaliers fended off the defending champions to give their city its first major sports title in over 50 years. The victory also marked an unprecedented […]

The Great Peyton Manning announces his retirement

| March 7, 2016

Watched a grateful Peyton Manning emotionally announce his retirement today after 18 remarkable years in the NFL. He is a great quarterback (perhaps the greatest), terrific team leader and classy man. Fans of football, no matter which team they favor, will miss his play on the field.

An amazing wave and impressive ride #surfing

| February 22, 2016

The 2016 Daytona 500 thrilled even this casual NASCAR fan

| February 22, 2016

Ah … the good ol’ days on Daytona Beach Florida (1958 above) … well before I was born BTW! Last week was SpeedWeeks culminating in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. The biggest NASCAR race was enjoyed by millions of viewers and did not disappoint. The restrictor plate race was tighter than ever and had the […]

The Denver defense dominates Carolina in Superbowl 50

| February 7, 2016

The Denver Broncos defeated the “team to beat, the Carolina Panthers,” this entire season in Superbowl 50. The game was not pretty as it was dominated by defense … particularly outstanding in SB50 was MVP Von Miller. He and his Bronco teammates shut down the self-proclaimed superman Cam Newton and the the high powered Panther offense. […]

A little varnishing before the NFL playoff games

| January 24, 2016

Really, I did plan for a full Sunday afternoon and evening of football watching with my friends Mark and Dar, but couldn't resist the warm sunshine to add a little Cetol (marine varnish product) to the shaded trim around the companionway. Hopefully I won't be too late to miss anything worthwhile in the NFL playoff […]

Alabama over Clemson to become National Champions

| January 12, 2016

College fooball doesn’t get any better than Monday night’s National Championship game between Alabama and unbeaten Clemson. The game came down to the 4th quarter where both team gave it their all. The playing was almost unbelievable on both sides of the ball. The game eventually turned on an Alabama score and surprise short on-sides kickoff […]

Bengals lose in losers fashion – PIT 18 – CIN 16

| January 10, 2016

As a long time Cincinnati Bengals fan, I officially am no long going to declare them “my team.” Marvin Lewis needs to go as he has permitting poor sportsmanship and penalties all season long … and the stupidity continued Saturday night in self-destructive fashion. The costly misbehavior and penalties in the final seconds of the […]

VW should hire a new FAST – the Bengals Andy Dalton

| November 11, 2015

An uncanny resemblance: Volkswagen's “FAST” and the Cincinnati Bengals Andy Dalton.  

The Cincinnati Bengals remain undefeated: 8-0 #TNF

| November 6, 2015

It was an exciting night watching the Cincinnati Bengals host the Cleveland Browns on CBS's Thursday Night Football. We call it “the battle for Ohio” and the game pits my TWO home teams against each other (we lived 13 years in Cleveland). This year it is more important than ever for the Bengals as they […]

Bengals 16 – Steelers 10. Not pretty but another win.

| November 2, 2015

This should have been a weekend working on autumn chores like raking leaves or closing the pool, but instead I tinkered around in the garage (and “on” the garage) on Saturday while the weather was “so-so” and then watched football on Sunday when the weather was nice. The excuse I'm using is that the Cincinnati […]

Future Olympian, maybe — No pain, no gain. #fail

| September 15, 2015

Ouch! That’s gotta hurt …

New Balance Shoes: Great product and made in the U.S.A

| June 11, 2015

Although I still own and wear an old pair of New Balance athletic shoes, this is a reminder post to myself (posted before) to consider the New Balance brand when replacing my current Sketchers (no complains as they are great shoes too). I liked the comments in the video (below) and article on CNBC about […]

Enjoyed the 3 wide racing in the #Daytona500 this afternoon

| February 22, 2015

Joey Legano took the win in 2015’s NASCAR’s season opening race, the Daytona 500, with an exciting finish with the yellow flag waving due to a wreck in the rear of the field. The racers bunched for a restart after cleaning up with 3 laps to go and there was no looking back for Legano. […]

Superbowl XLIX Patriots vs Seahawks — still tied?

| February 1, 2015

(Edited image above to reflect final score) Ok, so that was a bit of a tease since it’s still a few hours before the 6:30 PM kickoff as we wait for what is debatably the biggest sporting event of the year, the Superbowl (thinking World Cup). Anyway the marketeers have been out in force prepping […]

NFL Playoffs … and then there were two

| January 19, 2015

Football was on call for Sunday afternoon and evening with the final two NFL playoff games. First was perhaps the most exciting game I’ve watched in a long time seeing the conservative play-calling of the Green Bay Packers dominate the first 3 quarters of football. Then last years Superbowl champs lead by Russell Wilson came […]

The Big Game: The Bucks vs The Ducks in Arlington, Texas

| January 13, 2015

The first ever College Football Playoff Championship game will determine this season’s best college team as the National Championship game starts in about and hour. The game with see the Pac-12 champion Oregon Ducks against “our” Big Ten champion Ohio State Buckeyes. Odds makers favor the Ducks by 7. Both teams have have had an […]

Oregon Ohio will make a name change for a day

| January 4, 2015

This story hits home on two accounts … 1) Oregon, Ohio is a suburb of Toledo, Ohio where I went to school until moving to Sidney, Ohio in high school. 2) As an Ohio State fan and resident of Ohio my entire life, I’m excited to see my Buckeyes play the College Football National Championship […]

Test post from iPad — Surfing at 1000 frames per second

| October 31, 2014

Chris Bryan Films

Wild card teams will face each other in MLB World Series 2014

| October 17, 2014

  Nicely done Nicki and Tim Bluhm (Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers mentioned multiple times on my blog)! They sang the National Anthem in game 5 of the NLCS as San Francisco clinched the pennant in a 6 to 3 win over the St Louis Cardinals. Nicki & Tim Bluhm (mp3) NLCS Game 5 It […]

Video: Slo-Mo shooting clays with a silenced shotgun

| July 24, 2014

A miscellaneous filler video that I found interesting both for the silencer on a shotgun (haven’t seen that before) and the slow motion.

Obit: Hawaiian paddle-out ceremony for Hobie Alter

| April 21, 2014

Hundreds of people paid tribute to sailing and surfing icon Hobie Alter to fulfill a request of a traditional Hawaiian paddle-out ceremony this past week. Surfers paddled out  to a spot off Doheny State Beach in California to celebrate the life of surf and sailing pioneer (photo below). Hobie Alter was a 1950’s California surfer […]

Ohio approves straight-walled cartridge rifles for deer season

| April 10, 2014

The 2014-2015 Ohio hunting season calendar and new straight-walled cartridge rifles option for deer gun season were announced on Thursday 4/10/2014. Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2014-2015 Hunting Regulations COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Wildlife Council approved new white-tailed deer hunting regulations at its meeting on Wednesday, April 9, according to the Ohio Department of Natural […]

Earhoox: A cure for loose fitting earbuds

| April 5, 2014

Although only one of my ears is truly working as it is suppose to due to Ménière’s disease back in the late 1990s, I still enjoy “an” earbud in order to listen to music, news or the occasional phone call on my iPhone.  Unfortunately the newer Apple earbuds do not fit my ears as well […]

A flop of a Super Bowl and a few personal likes

| February 3, 2014

My apologies to Peyton Manning … probably the most complete football quarterback to ever play in the NFL … but you and your team stunk. The fine performance by the Seattle Seahawks aside, Super Bowl XLVIII was a dud of a game to watch. The festivities that now are part of the entire Super Bowl […]

America’s Cup remains in the U.S. after an impressive comeback

| September 25, 2013

A shocker to be sure — I had given up on America’s Cup Team Oracle and declare New Zealand the sure winner a week ago. I was convince that after the first few races that the U.S. team was over matched and in an inferior boat; they just couldn’t keep up tack for tack. Oracle’s […]

Enjoyed Monday Night Football on Slingplayer for iPad

| September 17, 2013

A little geeky for Monday Night Football, but I watched some of the Bengals vs Steelers game on my iPad2 while streaming from the Slingbox. Obviously a bigger high definition television, like the 51″ Plasma that Taylor and I looked at today, would be a better way to watch. (he is planning to buy a […]

Diana Nyad completes her record swim

| September 2, 2013

It is not like my long distance swimming wife needs an additional incentive to keep swimming further and further, but hearing this is sure to keep Brenda’s motivation alive. Congratulations to long distance swimmer Diana Nyad in succeeding in her open water swim “without a shark cage” from Havana to Key West this Labor Day […]

How to strike out with only one pitch

| August 6, 2013

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.