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Super Bowls and National Championships

One of the great things about Ohio and especially in Columbus during the fall is that we get a little football crazy.  There are lots of things to do in Columbus, but on Saturdays and Sundays there is a good chance somebody somewhere is debating the merits of our home state teams (yes, that is even true in our group study meetings on Sundays). 

In my first quarter as a Working Professional MBA student, I have learned that time management is crucial.  Since I have to focus on studying and work, it’s important that I keep some diversions in place to keep sane.  Fortunately around here, my diversions tie in nicely with lots of folks, so let me share some thoughts about our beloved teams….

Around two weeks ago OSU lost to Wisconsin in a thorough drubbing.  The Cleveland Browns were beaten by our hated rival the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Some team in Cincinatti probably lost.  In two sports.  Badly.  A low point in Ohio for sure. 

As with all valleys, however, the peaks are equally high.  This past Sunday the Browns declared their intentions to win 10 straight games.  They started this future ascent by dominating the former Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the Big Easy.  If past results predict future occurences the Browns must be going to the Super Bowl!  It’s true! (Can you tell how Browns’ fans savor victories a little bit more than other fans)?

OSU rebounded and avenged last year’s loss to Purdue in a big way.  I predict the Bucks will find their way back to the BCS championship yet again.  Trust me Oregon will lose a game.  So will Auburn, Michigan State, and Missouri.  You think anybody wants to watch Boise State play TCU again?  In a championship?  Hold on, I just threw a mug at my 104 inch HD TV.   Nobody wants to watch that!  All OSU needs to do is win.  Were used to that and it won’t be that hard to replicate.  Just remember you read it here first. 

Oh yea, that team from Cincinatti lost again.  Can’t win ‘em all, but 2 outta 3 Ohio teams ain’t bad.  At least they made solid contributions to fantasy football, though reality football wasn’t so kind.  I’ll be back next week with more diversions from studying and work.  Thank you football!!


Weekend Update

Ah, the fan-demonium begins

Probably rooting for TP's return

Game time

Windy & Crisp, perfect for football

I tried to tell 'em a storm was brewin....

Well boys and girls, I promised a few pics from last weekend’s bachelor party debauchery in Chicago.  The nice thing about making promises, is the ability to break a promise.  Don’t worry this post will have pics.  It just won’t have any from what happened in Chicago.  Oh no.  That is absolutely classified info.   I could tell you but then … well, some things are best left unsaid.

So what pics will I post?  Funny you would ask.  We do have some great pics from Champaign IL where we helped infuriate middle-aged Illinois fans who didn’t realize OSU fans bring the pain.  By pain I’m referring to our ridiculous hangovers, incessant chanting, and of course 50 beach balls with the groom’s face plastered all over them.  Yea for a weekend we were those guys.  No worries,  at our advanced age we may never have fun like that again.  And on that note enjoy the pics….


Road Trip!

I promised a preview of this weekend’s trip out west to Chicago for a friend’s bachelor party.  This is a family website (OSU alumni, Faculty, MBA Nerds, Future Students, Brutus) so I will not reveal any details that would make my mother blush, but here is a general outline.

Friday

10:00AM-Road trip! Hit the road with the groom who happens to be an alumni and a huge Buckeye fan.

3:00PM-Check into hotels and head over to various friends homes to get ready.

8:00PM-Once everybody is in town we will meet at some place called the Beer Garden.  Over 300 ‘frosty beverages’ on tap.  A place for our group of 15-30 to meet  and talk about how great Tressel is.

9:14PM-First group bathroom break.

10:30PM-We’re renting some vehicle called a trolley.  Said trolley will take us wherever, whenever across Chicago.  At least until 2AM….

Saturday

7:00AM-Shake out the cobwebs from previous night.

7:24AM-Rented bus will take us to Champaign for OSU v. Illinois.  We got tix

12:00PM-Gametime.  I think I know how this story will end.

3:00PM-Attempt to be humble after crushing the “Fighting” Illini (please)

4:00PM-Back to Chicago.  I will let the remainder of the night remain a mystery…

Check back next week for a full recap and pictures of the weekend (what I can show at least).  GO BUCKS!!


Please allow me to Introduce Myself!

Hello everyone, this will serve as my initial, official, and influential first blog post! My name is Cuyler (rhymes with Tyler) and I am a Cleveland native, tragically cursed to root for the Browns, Cavs, and Indians.  Thankfully being a Buckeye fan is not only fun, but it usually pays off.  After 6 years living in Atlanta, GA and Flagstaff, AZ I made the trek back to Ohio with my fiancee close by.   I no longer deal with cocky SEC fans (winning championships will do that) or indifferent Pac-10 fans (USC can’t even sellout this year).

I can ramble on about Buckeye football all post, but this one will actually focus on something more important.  I moved back to Ohio after getting into the WPMBA program but I also left my job in the process.  That sounds like a crazy thing to do in this economy and it was.  Fortunately I planned for the occasion but it would have been a harder process if not for Fisher’s career services.

I know from casual conservations that many of you are considering switching industries, getting promoted or maybe starting your own company.  Before you get too deep in your plans I highly recommend talking with a Career Beam counselor and using the tools they have.  My counselor was not only nice and personable, she was able to give advice on virtually any industry or business etiquette question I had.

They helped refine my resume, touch up my cover letters and provide a sounding board for ideas and strategies.  I can assure you my search would have taken longer and been more stressful without their help.  For that reason you have to give them a call and at least visit the Career Beam site.  I’m sure your experience will pay dividends for you.

Alright, I promise this blog will be informative and entertaining.  This weekend, to prove the point, I will be traveling to Chicago for my buddy’s bachelor party and the OSU-Illinois game.  I may preview the weekend if I have time, but if not, expect a detailed (PG-13) post next week.  GO BUCKS!!



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