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  • in reply to: Port Columbus (CMH) Airport News & Updates #1121412
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    Some pretty cool & recent plane spotting I filmed at KCMH!

    in reply to: Wheels Unlimited Nelson and Main (POOR SERVICE) #1093231
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    in reply to: Lifeincbus –Experience Columbus website #1069536
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    While I applaud the attempt to bring more exposure to the city and bring millennials to the area, IMHO this video falls short in showcasing Columbus’ potential for prospective residents.

    Is this video supposed to be a marketing tool to get people to move to Columbus? To me it seems to be selling Columbus to the people that already live here. I didn’t see anything in this video that would make me think, “hey Columbus might be a good place to move, or at least check out as a possible destination.

    The video is very random and generic to me. It reminds me of an H&M ad or something along those lines. It almost looks like a class project in film school or something. It does nothing to show how vast or expansive Columbus is and the various exciting things that are going on around here.

    Not being a Columbus native, if I saw that video before moving to Columbus, to me I would say “hmmm, now what exactly can I do once I move to Columbus”? Go to the library and read? Walk up the street with some friends? Watch a girl run through a sprinkler? I don’t know about you, but none of that seems very exciting or a reason for me to relocate to Columbus. Moreover, it is highly unrepresentative of the amazing things that Columbus has to offer.

    Perhaps, some shots of the construction projects going on would be exciting for someone who doesn’t live here to see. That may be exciting to show the city is growing and expanding. Perhaps a couple of shots of a Blue Jackets game may have helped.

    I have lived in many different cities and States; Florida, D.C., Virginia, New York, and the perception about Columbus is that we are a little college town, with maybe 200,00 people and The Ohio State University.

    For example, I was watching American Idol this season because I knew they had some auditions here last year and I was eagerly awaiting what they would say about Columbus. Finally about the 6 or 7th show into the auditions they mention that this is first time they have been able to visit a lot of the smaller cities around the Nation that don’t get much recognition.

    Keith Urban said something along the lines of, its great to be able to get to see talent from these smaller cities like Tallahassee and Columbus, Ohio. I almost fell off the couch when he said that. I found myself highly annoyed by that statement, that Keith Urban would compare Columbus to Tallahasee in front of 17 million people or whatever.

    This is the perception many people have about Columbus that it a very small city where OSU is. This video does more to perpetuate that view than debunk it in my opinion.

    in reply to: OSU Football 2015-16 Season #1059432
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    Yeah, it’s easy to say ‘he should have taken the money while he could,’ but let’s be real, actual NFL money is made on second and third contracts, not on rookie deals. Sure, a 500k signing bonus would be wonderful, but it’s not going to last him a lifetime if he’s not good enough to earn a second contract.

    Coming back to school should help his development process and make him more ready when he does decide to come out. No doubt it’s a roll of the dice, but what if he comes back and has a great season? He could be a top-10 pick in 2016.

    Remember, this guy is just starting to understand college defenses, let alone NFL schemes. That’s like jumping from algebra 1 to calculus. Whole different ball game. At the end of the day none of us know whether he made the ‘right’ decision or not. But we do know he has matured greatly over the past couple years, and that’s commendable.

    I agree 100% that he is not ready to play in the NFL at this point and I think any team that would have taken him would probably drill that into his head during the first interview with him. He has a lot to learn. My humble opinion is go to the NFL sit behind a starter or even be a 3rd stringer. Take a few years learn the NFL system. Be taught and maturated by NFL QB coaches/players for a few years. Learn the NFL system like an Aaron Rogers did, or countless other QBs. In the meantime make your 500,000 per year and learn the game. In a few years when the time is right maybe he will be in a position to start and get more money. Instead of potentially sitting back on the bench at OSU for free and learn around college coaches and risk potential injury.

    For whatever reason it seems like everyone is looking at him making the move to the NFL as an absolute stoppage of his education. It would only stop ones education if the person allowed it to. Many NFL, NBA, and countless other athletes have gone back to school while being professional athletes and earned their degrees.

    Just because a young man or woman decides to go pro. That does not mean that their educational pursuits stop completely. All that means is that if a person is truly dedicated to their education they will still get their degree while being a professional. It is no different than me as a professional. Sure I could have went straight through undergrad to a Masters program. However, I decided to go to the workforce directly after undergrad and worked towards my Masters while being employed full-time because it was a goal I wanted to reach. If education is what you want you can still be a professional in mostly any trade and still get whatever education you feel you need.

    I guess he made his decision, so it is kind of futile debate. But, it’s fun to talk about :)

    in reply to: OSU Football 2015-16 Season #1059241
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    The way he runs, I would be concerned he blows out his knee no matter if he’s in college or the pros. As exciting as his runs can be, taking on linebackers and nose tackles without fear, he needs to learn how to protect himself.

    I agree, but if he blows out his knee in an NFL game at least he’ll have 500,000 or 800,000 in the bank. If he blows it out next year. Urban Meyer and the coaching staff will still get their millions. Cardale will get a deree that will earn him on average 61,000 a year as a certified financial planner.
    Like I said before money is not everything in life. However, it makes life much more comfortable.

    in reply to: OSU Football 2015-16 Season #1059237
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    I personally think coming back is a horrible decision. Sometimes in life its not about doing the, so called right thing all the time. Sometimes you have to make what some people/society would look at as a drastic or radical decision to find success and look out for yourself and family.

    I am not advocating against education whatsoever. However, there are many means to an end when it comes to education. If the NFL did not work out Cardale could always go back to school for Financial Planning if that what he wants to do. I think he is just trying to do whats “right” instead of taking advantage of the opportunity presented to him.

    Go to the League, learn behind the pros. If the ultimate goal is to go to the NFL. GO TO THE NFL! He has reached in the pinnacle of College Football. Albeit in only 3 games, but that’s neither here nor there. Money is not everything of course, however it does make life much more comfortable. So if he goes back, blows his knee out next year, I doubt he is going to look back at the decision and say. We’ll at least I have my degree.

    Its just not a smart decision in my opinion. Some opportunities only come once in a lifetime.

    in reply to: Broadmeadows Boulevard? #1052579
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    I lived off Broadmeadows about 2 years ago, so things may have changed since that time. However, while living there (Broadmeadows Plaza to be specific) I had my car windows broken two times. Other residents had theirs broken as well. CFD/CPD would make runs up and down the street in the wee hours of the morning at least 3 to 4 times a week for whatever reason. At that time there were a lot of mischievous kids living in the area that would be a bit of a nuance. This was a couple of years ago so things may have changed, but I wouldn’t move back there personally.

    in reply to: NRI to Redevelop Byers Chevrolet Site in Franklinton #1011967
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    Unfortunately, I believe it is.

    in reply to: Airport-Downtown Rail Line Proposed #559498
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    Walker said:
    Good question. There has been a lot of growth in the past 10-15 years Downtown, and more development in the pipeline. Do we build something based on measurements from 10 years ago, or do we build based on where we’ll be in another 10?

    I’m a regular bus rider, but it’s still worth acknowledging that rail-based ridership is going to be higher than bus ridership.

    It sounds like for this type of line to be successful though, it’s got to serve more than just airport travelers. If it can also connect to Easton and/or OSU, I think that would be a pretty huge boost to ridership from the start.

    I agree. Its hard to go look to future while focusing on the past. The city has grown substantially. But, you are right it would have to incorporate more than just down town. Connecting Easton would be a major step and selling point. At the end of the day there has to be a starting point. I guarantee that whatever that starting point will be, not everyone will not be happy about. But it is time for Columbus to take this step. I think the majority of people would agree with that.

    in reply to: Airport-Downtown Rail Line Proposed #559495
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    Years ago COTA did have a bus line that ran from CMH directly to downtown. It was called the Capital City Flyer. It ran straight from CMH down 670 to downtown and had stops set at a few hotels, I believe. However, it was dissolved due to low ridership. Maybe in 1998 – 2000 (not exactly sure of the year). I am not sure when it was dissolved, but it does beg the question to me if the city (downtown specifically) has grown enough with businesses, conventions, etc since that time to support a direct bus or rail line from CMH. I think it is a great proposal and I think it could work to attract some businesses or conventions to the city. But I am skeptical if the City is quite ready for it right now. I would love to see it though! It would be more of a building for the future type model which I support very much.

    in reply to: Sneaking Alcohol at Comfest? #545346
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    I missed that.. Well in that case they shouldn’t drink or try to sneak it in.

    in reply to: Sneaking Alcohol at Comfest? #545344
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
    Participant

    If being buzzed at Comfest is the goal. I would pre game at the crib, get a hearty buzz. Them spend a few bucks and keep the buzz going by buying at the fest. That way you can support the fest, not spend as much money, not get ticketed, and still enjoy a hearty buzz. Or as the other poster said, just pop into one of the bars and grab a long island or something

    in reply to: Buying a Home in Columbus (FHA Loans) #545307
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    Snarf said:
    If I were considering an FHA loan I would first consider buying a Fannie Mae foreclosure property that was eligible for Homepath financing or if it was in rougher shape and needed repairs a Homepath Renovation loan.

    Key benefits being:

    Benefits to You, the Buyer

    No lender-requested appraisal

    Low down payment — at least 3 percent can be funded by your own savings; a gift; a grant; or a loan from a nonprofit organization, state or local government, or employer.

    Flexible mortgage terms (fixed-rate, adjustable rate, or interest-only)

    No mortgage insurance; ask your lender for cost details on loans without mortgage insurance.

    Expanded seller contributions for closing costs.

    Available for primary residences, second homes and investment properties.

    http://www.HomePath.com

    Very cool.. thanks for the advice!!

    in reply to: Buying a Home in Columbus (FHA Loans) #545306
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    ChrisSunami said:
    Definitely look in the King Lincoln District. The houses around here are incredible, and there’s a lot of history in this neighborhood as the former center of the black community in Columbus.

    Awesome! thanks for the advice. i am very familiar with that area of town. Very historic and will probably be a really great place to live within the next 7 to 10 years. but I’m looking for more of a SFH in New Albany, Dublin, Canal, Hilliard, etc… I’ve lived in Urban areas and concrete jungles most of my life. Iam ready for a white picket fence and a John Deer lol.

    in reply to: Buying a Home in Columbus (FHA Loans) #545303
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
    Participant

    whew! very cool. Always nice to cut anywhere you can. I am trying to be as modest as I can during this search. plan on being in this home for at least 7 or more years so i definitely want something I can grow into to, but at the same trying to keep the price low.

    But, the housing market in Columbus is phenomenal compared to other places I’ve lived (DC, Alexandria, New York(. Should be in interesting search!

    Going to also try to get on HGTVs House Hunters… See if I can put Columbus on the Map a little bit :)

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