I am a devout Christian. I live and die with Notre Dame Football. I am almost as crazed about Chicago Blackhawks Hockey. I am very happily married to my lovely bride Donna. I am a dog lover with two great dogs, Butkus and Cookie! I love everything about Austin, Texas but most especially the Live Music Scene.
I love movies with my favorites being Braveheart, Apocalypse Now, Pale Rider, Bourne Identity, Liar Liar, Terminator 2, Forrest Gump, Dances with Wolves, Rudy, Dirty Harry, and Happy Gilmore.
I am an avid music lover. My favorite artists are Joe Satriani, Ronnie Earl, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Marino, U2, The Duke Spirit, Soul Hat, Vallejo, The Stone Temple Pilots, Jane's Addiction, The Rolling Stones, Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Michael Tait. On TV, I only watch sports and The O'Reilly Factor.
I believe the NHL Playoffs to be the most exciting playoffs of any sport on planet earth.
Thank you very much! I appreciate the kind words. The Hawks are playing unbelievable hockey right now—in my opinion, they look better now than how they looked in 2010. Let's hope the Blackhawks continue their exemplary play throughout the rest of the season. Thanks again!
Michael, I appreciate the kind words. I try to put my Wings hat away when I write and call it how I see it. Everyone has their opinion on certain things and I just try to paint mine in a way that will most certainly offend but will also make people laugh whilst being offended. P.S. Didn't see many of the loud and proud Canuck-nation jumping to their (Keebler twins) defense either!
Michael, I saw your dialogue with BR writer Mike Chiari. Unfortunately, he hasn't taken your advice all these many moons later. In a day and age where quality seasoned professional writers with sterling resumes and large followings are getting the axe, you'd think a 21 year-old fresh out of J school would take a gracious heads-up like you sent him, but no. Sigh, what's the old saw - Youth is wasted on the young?
I miss Gandy's Seafood on Niagara Falls Blvd. I summered with my grandparents just outside of Lockport.
Thanks for being a part of my fan club bud, appreciate the kind words. Stay classy :-)
Thanks Michael, I really appreciate the feedback on my article! I wasn't so sure how it was going to go over considering how subjective "toughness" is. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future and am glad you aren't a big NASCAR fan-- I've been warned not to go too hard on the sport! :)
Thanks a lot for all the praise Michael, I appreciate it.
How can I become a fan of Micheal Merritt? Mike, you really should write for Bleacher Report. It is a blast if you have the time.