Diesel

Well, I was born under the moon of economic prosperity…it was called “The 80’s”; back when greed was good and Metallica was king.  I won’t take full responsibility for the downfall of modern civilization, but I have made a few small, yet notable contributions.  I grew up on classic rock like AC/DC, Boston, and Ram Jam, and like a Viking warrior discovering iron ore in a mystical cave and smelting it into a shining sword that shoots lightning bolts and thunder claps my musical tastes evolved into bands like Pantera, Black Sabbath, and Slayer at the wee age of 12.  I also drink mead for breakfast.  What can I say?  I rock.

So that covers the 90’s.  Now I’m into anything exceedingly manly, like 4-wheeling in Jeeps and collecting reptiles as pets (I have three snakes: a Dumeril’s boa named Siren and two ball pythons named Kaiser and Faust, and a bearded dragon named Oden).  In the summer find me mountain biking and in winter find me with a snowboard strapped to my feet.

Nights with Diesel is about poking fun at life. I do this through sarcastic commentary and ridiculous phone topics. I’m passionate about working out and being fit. I spend my recreational time building and babying my Jeep as well as playing classic video games. My other addiction is college football. Off seasons are terrible. I’ve been invited 4 times to speak to students graduating from Appalachian State University, The University of Georgia, and The University of Tennessee who are interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting.

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    sports, fans, crazy
    December 03, 2019 - 5:08 pm

    Fan. Short for fanatic.

     

    There's a reason fans don't get to make big program or franchise-altering decisions. Fans are fickle. Fans are emotional. Level headed professionals make...

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    October 29, 2019 - 7:47 pm

    So, now college football as we know it is doomed and when it becomes unwatchable what are you going to do with your Saturdays? Take up cricket? Perhaps badminton? Or even lawn darts?

    It’s...

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    October 22, 2019 - 11:23 am

    Expand the playoff you cowards.

    The argument that the college football regular season is a playoff is a farce. Really? Alabama vs Campbell has playoff implications? I don’t think so.

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    October 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm

    Why is the NFL doing this to us?

    The NFL is bad football, bad marketing, and bad people.

    I myself have never been into pro football. I’ve tried, but I just can’t stick with it. I...

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    October 01, 2019 - 2:58 pm

    In a ground breaking and potentially paradigm shifting move, the State of California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday, September 30th, 2019, signed a bill into law that would allow athletes...

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    September 25, 2019 - 12:28 pm

    To call many college football fans “soft as Charmin” would be disrespectful to the fine people who make Charmin, a premium tissue product. In truth, most college football fans are as soft as the...

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    September 17, 2019 - 10:55 am

    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

    To be honest, this concept as churned my stomach until this point. I’ve vehemently fought against this idea as “un-American”. But after watching...

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    September 10, 2019 - 9:43 am

    I cannot believe this is an argument we need to have in 2019.

    At Saturday's 24-10 domination over Texas A&M we witnessed multiple Aggie players go down throughout the game. Normal, right...

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    August 27, 2019 - 3:27 pm

    It’s time for college football to re-adjust and re-consider its competitive nature. Mostly in the spirit that (right now at least) there isn’t much.

    Look at the preseason top 25, it’s...

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    August 20, 2019 - 10:23 pm

    I could spout off some tired statistics about student engagement and campus life, but honestly it's boring.

    College football is penultimate because it's by far the single biggest billboard...

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