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12/08/2018 - 11:07am Go Army!

In 2001, my…

Go Army!

In 2001, my battalion had a goat roast following what would be the last Army victory for 14 years. I had never eaten goat before and it was delicious. I soon found myself in Afghanistan and was able to eat it all the time even though we went on an epic losing streak.

02/06/2018 - 4:37pm From the ground it looked good.

They were just white dots against the sky and falling fast. Amazing!

02/06/2018 - 4:11pm Lots of delays but worth the wait!

The launch was amazing to see up close and the best part was watching the left and right boosters freefall through the sky!

12/06/2017 - 2:28pm It's far from idea deal for sure!

I just wanted people to know the options. And I forgot Wing House on Columbus, which is actually directly across the street from the south lots.

12/06/2017 - 11:50am Miller's and Duffy's both new since 2013

Miller's is an easy walk, Duffy's slightly further but still nearby. Brick House and Sports Emporium are both 5 min drives.

12/06/2017 - 11:08am Duffy's, Brick House, and Miller's are all very close.

Duffy's is on Dale Mabry just north of 275. Brick House is also on DM immediately south of 275. Miller's Ale House is on Columbus just west of DM and an easy walk from any lots south of stadium.

12/06/2017 - 9:53am Selling tickets to your tailgate?

I'll be meandering through the lots pre game.

12/06/2017 - 9:51am Supposedly they updated the food options in Raymond James

I haven't been to a Bucs game this year but I've heard that they brought local restaurants into the stadium similar to what they did at the airport. Could make for a slightly more enjoyable experience.

12/03/2017 - 10:51pm Depends on what you’re after.

Beaches are in Clearwater, but the food is not. Stay at the Epicurean on South Howard and you can walk to any number of great restaurants. You might catch Jeter getting coffee in the morning or see Joe Maddon at Ava.

Another great food option is downtown St Pete, but you’re much further from the stadium.

12/03/2017 - 10:40pm Epicurean is a good hotel choice in Tampa

5 min walk to many great bars and restaurants on South Howard.

12/03/2017 - 9:10pm Stay on 7th and park in the Centro Ybor garage

There’s a cayenne-caramel latte at King Corona to top off your night.

12/03/2017 - 9:05pm Columbia is ok if you’ve never been...

Bern’s dessert room is a must see. Dinner is great too, though my favorite steak in town is the off-menu wagyu ribeye at Charley’s near the airport. (Disclaimer: Nothing else about Charley’s is memorable)

12/03/2017 - 9:00pm Aloft is next to Sheraton, also cheap...

Both are centrally located downtown. Can take the river walk and do New Year’s at Jackson’s at the Westin, and take the Kennedy bridge over the river to get breakfast at Oxford Exchange.

12/03/2017 - 8:54pm Ciros is good...

Also check out Ulele at the beginning of the river walk. Boca makes the finest Reuben in town (better than Datz or Wright’s), and make sure you get to Better Byrd in St Pete for some excellent fried chicken!

11/11/2017 - 9:26am Thank you!

Army from 2001-2006, and a few Yesterdog verified tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

09/29/2017 - 11:13pm I hear it too

Going crazy!

09/10/2017 - 2:14pm Boarded Up and Waiting

Our power is getting turned off at 8pm. Tampa is in it from about 11pm until 6am. Going to be a long night!

08/15/2017 - 6:49pm I wasn't there when it

I wasn't there when it happened. I suspect he was willing to act out publicly since it was only my wife and our 4 year old. One of the changes we've made as a family is that we limit the times she runs errands with the kids by herself. We also bought guns. When my son and I were spit on at Publix there were about 5 or 6 guys in a work crew standing by their trucks in the parking lot. I felt enraged and would have loved to break that guy's face but I was powerless in that situation. They saw my reaction and laughed.

I want to emphasize that in 5 years of raising our boys we've had only a handful of negative experiences and many thousands of normal and even great experiences. We receive more smiles than rude comments by many magnitudes. As a Dad of a trans-racial family I am proud of what our country is today while also harboring greater hopes for what it still could be. Events like Charlottesville don't change my idea of the United States. We've always known those ideas were out there. But from our oldest's birthday in 2012 until the summer of 2016 we never had a single incident. Since then it's been a different matter.

08/15/2017 - 4:53pm Oh yes, I absolutely agree.

Oh yes, I absolutely agree. And I'm not asking you or others not to find enjoyment in the tweet. I'm just asking for understanding of those who don't.

08/15/2017 - 3:57pm Some of us actually have to care about this topic...

...which makes it difficult to joke about. I adopted two African American boys and my family stands out in public. At Lowe's a man decided to grab my 4 yr old by the arm and yell at him and my wife, saying he wanted to buy some slaves and wanted to know what aisle they were in. In a Publix parking lot, a man spit tobacco on me, my son, and our cart of groceries. We've heard obscenities countless times. I've had to answer questions no 4 year old should have to ask. I think about these things when my family goes anywhere and does anything. I search the faces of the people around us, always trying to stay ahead of the situation and protect my kids. Thankfully, the overwhelming majority of our fellow Americans smile or ignore us as they would any other family. But it only takes one asshole to ruin your nearby grocery store for your kids and send you shopping somewhere else. You change your lifestyle when this is your reality. It is neither high horse or PC to find the blending of this topic and sports offensive. If you think it's funny, that's fine. But please understand why others cannot.

08/04/2017 - 6:20am Haha, I'm sure he does! It's

Haha, I'm sure he does! It's got a distinguishing number engraved by hand with a dremel tool so the right resources will make all the difference!

I did reach out to the equipment manager but getting a response could be a long shot. Either way, I'll be wearing it proudly in one of Tampa's largest sports bars on opening day!

08/03/2017 - 7:39pm Great choice...

I'd also consider Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom.

08/03/2017 - 6:34pm The Schutt sticker inside the

The Schutt sticker inside the helmet says it was ordered in August 2007 and there's a Capitol Varsity sticker saying it was refurbished and certified in 2011. So I first reached out to Elliott Mealer, he said it might be Frank's, but Frank said it wasn't. I then sent a picture to Adam Kraus, but haven't heard back yet. If he doesn't recognize it, then this might be a practice helmet or maybe an equipment manager slapped a #57 sticker on it and sold it? I don't know, but I'm enjoying the research!

08/03/2017 - 6:17pm Was Just Tweeting With Him Yesterday...

...trying to figure out the past history of my #57 helmet.

06/20/2016 - 10:24pm Hello Bar Friend!

It's wherever we decide to go! I prefer Brick House because it's slammed full of SEC fans on Saturdays and I walk in proudly and smile at their hatred. Duffy's is opening a new location just north of Brickhouse by Total Wine. There is also the Sports Emporium which is the original sports bar in town. Overall, Brickhouse has the best food, beer, and college football loving atmosphere. 

06/13/2016 - 9:26pm Motion of Galaxies

Sounds like an exciting possibility, but I have a follow on question. If we previously assumed a galaxy, say something nicely formed like a spiral or a barred spiral, were rotating in a massive soup of dark matter, the additional mass from the dark matter would be roughly evenly distributed in the curvature and would account for the galaxy's even formation and rotation. But if that additional matter were now compressed into a few separate points, how does the galaxy still form and rotate evenly? Are the primordial black holes evenly placed around the galaxy like a crazy oort cloud? Have they merged into the center of every galaxy and that's all the activity seen on LIGO? 

01/29/2016 - 7:15pm I'll probably use that 3 or 4

I'll probably use that 3 or 4 times tomorrow. Thanks!

01/29/2016 - 5:08pm Tonight is Gasparilla Eve

The drinkin' starts tonight! Then it's day drinking in the AM and pirate parties all afternoon and evening. Yarrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

(Tonight it's Cigar City and at some point around 10am we resort to Four Loko to keep ourselves going)

12/31/2015 - 9:51pm Cigar City

Fortunately for me Publix began carrying Founders this year, but I've been surviving with the best brew in Tampa which is by Cigar City Brewery.

12/01/2015 - 5:26pm This presents an opportunity

When I was in the police academy in Lansing, we would run on the MSU campus 2-3 days per week. We took the path along the river by the Breslin, Sparty, the stadium, and then somewhere further into campus. I always wore maize and blue and returned any obnoxious comments with devasting wit.

Early one November morning I found myself approaching Sparty and the cadre of students guarding him. The large M on my chest signaled impending danger and they all climbed out of their sleeping bags into the freezing air. We exchanged pleasantries and I carried on my way.

11/29/2015 - 6:20pm Florida in the Outback Bowl

I was spoiled in 2013 when Michigan came to town and I'd love to be spoiled again. Although I was seriously hung over at the game after stretching the New Year's party until 7ish. I promise to be better this year. 

I'd also love a game against Florida so I can trash talk my entire office. 

11/28/2015 - 3:17pm Avoid the Overreaction

5 wins last year.

Is 9 wins a good start with a new coach?

Yeah, it's actually pretty great.

And f*** OSU!!!!

07/16/2015 - 6:01am I always wondered what my first post here would be...

And it's this:

I bought Mizuno Wave Rider 18's for $79 after shipping.