Monday Skull Session

By Luke on November 15, 2010 at 12:00p

Good Monday to you and yours. I know personally sometimes when I wake up after hitting the hay with a bit of the Sunday Blues only to wake up and realize it's garbage day and that I've got a full five days of work to look forward to, it makes things, well, frankly kind've unbearable.

Then I discover that Girl Talk's new album is not only out (SURPRISE!) but available for free from the artist direct and suddenly Monday seems like a pretty okay place to be. Seriously, if you're on a smart phone out on lunch, push over a couple of old ladies, hop a few mailboxes, and get from the train/subway/your car to your office computer, break every HR rule in the employee handbook, and cop this puppy ASAP. You can thank me later.

"So, besides that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?" Natch that's directed towards our PSU educated/geographically allegiance aligning brethren. PSU played pretty mistake free football for about 28 minutes following a zany, unnatural (at least in 2K10) DeVier Posey catch before the wheels went off the spokes. Maybe the divisional era will fare a bit better than the 2000s did for the Lions against Ohio State. I suppose, at worse, they can always go back to tirelessly speculating that Terrelle Pryor is on the take and not understanding that varsity athletes actually wind up with pocket money after traveling per diems and especially after particularly lucrative bowls (remember A.J. Hawk and Bobby Carpenter's safe?).

 dMR/dQ < dMC/dQ I know personally after I finish shaking off the cobwebs my first thoughts on a Monday morning often drift to wondering which firms out there are determining the price and output levels that maximize their returns with the greatest of efficiency. Alright, so maybe not exactly, but the Lantern's Blake Williams greeted us this morning with a fun research project that accumulates a lot of the costs associated with putting on an Ohio State football game:

The department made almost $31.4 million on games last year, good for nearly $4.5 million a game. Department officials said they expect similar numbers for expenses and revenue for the 2010 season.

Profits from each game remain relatively constant throughout the season, but the expenses vary drastically, even though the price tag per game covers similar services. The difference between the most expensive game for the athletic department, Navy, and the least expensive, University of Southern California, was $945,784.

Because of agreements with contractors, the cost of electricity, cleanup services and payments to game officials is fixed. The disparity in overall cost comes largely from game guarantees.

We'll give ol' Blake a pass for the unakin reference to how many scholarships the Athletic Department making millions of dollars would "cost". Dude also does work graphically [via 'riding the USA Today waves']:


Pretty sure that makes Blake more productive this weekend than I was in all 4 years (and change) I was a student. Good work, sir.

 TROY! TROY! TROY! TROY! TROY! TROY! (E'RYBODY!) In his second start of the 2010 NFL season, Heisman trophy winner and lifetime Buckeye Troy Smith did what we're well accustomed with him accomplishing leading the once lackluster Niners to a 23-20 overtime victory. Troy completed 17/28 passes for 356 yards and a late go ahead score (that unfortunately would be undone to an extent by a Josh Brown field goal to force overtime). And speaking of undone, Smith had multiple impressive strikes that were negated by holding penalties each time. C'mon Niners o-line; don't do our boy like that. 

There may be better quarterbacks on the run in the NFL, but I don't want to know who they are:

Big ups, Troy. Don't ever change.

 mmmmmmmmMOXIE The Ohio State/Penn State game of this past weekend was quite an asset to the meme loving quotient of the internet. Besides Brent Musburger's (over)phenomenal use of said noun, the game also channeled Sad Keanu in the best way imaginable:

(H/T: Ramzy on the assist)

I strongly encourage any of the fark inclined amongst us to take Sad McGloin and run with it.

 HEY LAAAAAAAAAADIES It's been said before (and undoubtedly will be stated again) that we often overlook the non-money sports. This is probably true most days, but today is not that day. Special shout out to the 17th ranked Ohio State women's soccer team who advanced on penalty kicks, 4-2, over perennial power Dayton Sunday at JO Memorial. OSU moves onto women's soccer's version of the the Sweet 16 to face 2nd seeded Virginia (FWIW, the Lady Bucks were a 3).

Kudos are also in order for the women's field hockey team who earned their first Final Four berth in school history downing Syracuse, 3-2, in overtime yesterday. The ladies move their season mark to 18-4. Quite impressive. They'll now face highly regarded Maryland Friday in College Park (PAGING: DENNY MAYO).

 Where is your God now? If you needed a brief reminder this afternoon that the world is a dark, dark place and the universe is totally unfair, welp, here you go. Makes me want to go drink hemlock or worse, go read Ayn Rand or something.


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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Re: Cowherd TV Show: Every time i see a promo for 95% of shows on CBS I think to myself "who is the ass-tard that green lights these shows???!?!?!"


Add the Cowherd show to the awesome lineup of

"mike and molly" - ever seen a commercial for it? WTF?!

CSI Happy Valley/CSI NY/CSI Miami/CSI your mom's basement

Two and a half men plus a weird 18 year old kid, was this show ever funny?

Hawaii 5-oh 2.0

Survivor( this is still on?!?!?)

Big Brother

And last but not least....

"the defenders" yeah, the guy from according to Jim who had a funny brother and Rebecca Romijn's husband who was in "stand by me" a long time ago. 

"The Talk" - looked it up, think "the view" with less Whoopi and more "who the hell is that?"


the list goes on and on. CBS is a television sinkhole in a west virginia mining town that caught on fore 30 years ago and never stopped burning. 

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Joe Beale's picture

Based on the latest ratings information available (for the week ending 11/7), CBS has 16 of the top 25 programs in overall ratings, and 11 of the top 25 in the coveted 18-49 age group.  By contrast, NBC has only two shows in the overall top 25 (Sunday Night Football and Sunday Night Football Pre-kick) and 4 in the 18-49 top 25 (the two previously mentioned plus Football Night in America and The Office). In short, when it comes to ratings, CBS kicks the crap out of the other 3 networks.

That being said, Cowherd is a worthless windbag.

poguemahone's picture

CBS and the lowest common denominator are besties

Joe Beale's picture

If only it was just CBS.  ABC has 6 shows in the top 25 on the 18-49 ratings. Want to hear the list?

I thought not.

(Modern Family, Dancing With the Stars, Dancing With the Stars results, and 3 soap operas: Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, and its spin-off Private Practice. Talk about LCD.)

btalbert25's picture

I do enjoy CBS shows, not so much the CSI's of the world, but I do think 2 1/2 men is hilarious.  How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory are pretty funny too.  But, I will not like anything where I have to hear that whiny sounding, drunk grandpa/Marge Schott voice doing promos during some of my favorite shows.

osukdawg76's picture

I'm glad you left one of my favorite shows out of that...The Big Bang Theory.  Love that show :)

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.



ToledoBuckeye's picture

Isn't outsourced on NBC.  I pretty much only watch football, the office and outsourced.

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes

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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I like How I Met Your Mother, and have heard good things about Big Bang Theory. However, I don't watch either regularly.


the fact that CBS has a lot of the top shows only proves that most shows on TV are the suck. 


2.5 men was funny..... 6 years ago when the 20 year old with 5 o'clock shadow was still a kid and the stuff he was saying/doing was funny.

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Nappy's picture

You are all missing out on the 3 best shows on TV. Boardwalk Empire, Eastbound and Down and Its Always Sunny.  If it werent for sports and those 3 shows I wouldnt even own a TV.

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I'm not missing out ion Sunny at all. DVR is set, I watch it every friday. 

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iball's picture

Cowherd has always had Seinfelds' Johnson in his mouth. He tries to incorporate Seinfeld jokes in every situation possible. Let it also be known that Cowherd is a failed stand up comedian and I will thouroughly enjoy watching him bomb one more time. Stick to pissing off huge fan bases for profit.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

btalbert25's picture

Cowherd has a face for radio, please let's keep him there.

Is there any need to even vote for the Houndie this week?  Troy Smith, 2010 season 2 starts 2 Houndies, right?   His TD pass to Crabtree was a throw that not many QB's can make.  It was a damn lazer.  You have to think Alex Smith will never see the field again as a 49er at this point.

Denny's picture

Girl Talk 4eva.


poguemahone's picture

less indie poop and more METAL plz

Joe Beale's picture

I'm kind of partial to Dream Theater and Symphony X myself.

Buckeye Black's picture

+100 for more METAL

BuckeyeSki's picture

You could've also gone with South of Heaven or Angel of Death as well....

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Luke's picture

Holy crap man... I don't have flash installed on the Snow Leopard partition here at home and at first a Google ad loaded in the place of the video soliciting Ohio State ladies apparel. I wish I'd screen capped it out of sheer hilarity.

poguemahone's picture

That's hilarious

I'm actually not particularly into Slayer, or even metal really. 11W just seems indie-centric and I wanted to throw in a little more diversity.

Luke's picture

I personally find a hybrid of Black Sabbath and old school Ludacris pretty metal \m/

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

The Cowherd things a joke, right?

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Gotta love The League. That show is effing hilarious and don't even participate in fantasy football. Since we are talking TV Shows and all. Also, Tosh.O is effing the awesomest!

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

Jason Priestas's picture

Love, love, love The League.  And I don't play fantasy ball (anymore) either.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Speaking of Cowherd: I must apologize for ever defending him; The dude is on point at times, but other times is just a mean f*cking prick. We all know that Greg Oden is an injury prone bust. We get it. Oden is depressed as shit over it. He didn't do drugs, didn't suck, just can't stay healthy. So why does Cowherd have to bang on dude every day? I don't think he goes 2 days in a week about it. It's like picking on a disabled kid. It's just not funny.

What is starting to grate on my about sports in general is that we have a ton of guys who never played a damn sport being payed to muckrake and drag people down as analysis and entertainment.  Brett Favre? Who cares he sent pics. You would do it too if you had a chance with Jenn Sterger.

Cowherd is at this point a two bit chump who flaps his gums for a living who has accomplished nothing but being good at talking. Defend Lebron but dog out Moss? Kill Oden, ignore the fact that at this point every good player in Portland (BRANDON ROY!!!) has SERIOUS knee issues???? Last week really just pissed me off about him, and I am a long time listener, but when it comes to the point where I agree with Jim Rome more than him, well, that makes me sick.

"2014 National with it!!!"

BuckeyeChief's picture

And another thing, since his lackies troll blogs to see who is talking about him: F all of ya'll.

"2014 National with it!!!"

Squirrel Master's picture

Blah,blah,blah. Cowherd show.

Blah,blah,blah Penn State

Blah,blah,blah other crap I passed over.

Troy Smith is the story! The man is getting his chance and blowing up. Anything other than buckeye football and basketball should be about Troy Smith. I am so glad he is showing the NFL that he is for real. Keep it up and show them pros how its done!

Sorry, I'm a bastard! The women's soccer and field hockey stories were great too. Go lady buckeyes!

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