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aboynamedtracy 12th Warrior


Member since 09 March 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Holy Buckeye! there were tears in public
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: yawns
  • NBA TEAM: yawns
  • MLB TEAM: yawns

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Oct 2016

I was in Seoul 2 years ago and this is the website that worked for me:


Good luck!

Comment 17 Oct 2016
Sugar Bowl wins have been brilliant. Beating Bama in the first ever playoff year won't be topped, but taking out Arkansas was pretty sweet too. Had a blast this Saturday at Camp Randell, though it was only a 3 mile walk and perhaps not eligible for road trip consideration. Congrats on knowing tolerable ND fans, most are arrogant pricks who dwell in yesteryear when folks still thought them relevant.
Comment 16 Oct 2016
I'm at Icon and I'm buying for the 1st 11 Warrior I see. Probably the second too. Go Buckeyes!
Comment 14 Oct 2016
It's a shade under 2 hrs from Chicago, less at night if that helps.
Comment 14 Oct 2016

Any time, have a blast! Go Bucks!

Comment 14 Oct 2016

Tornado is where I recommend you appease your wife, though the buzzy, swanky steak spot now is Rare. Tornado is more old school supper club - more character and the food is spot on.

You're in the rowdy-neutral area now in the Square. From there, rowdiness will increase heading west (up State Street) and decrease heading east.

Jordan's is pretty decent, good beer selection & bar food is pretty good. It'll be a bit rowdy most likely, but not as wild as the places on State. Paul's Club is one of the more nifty bars on State closer to the square. Icon is next to it and is more low key and emphasizes wine selections.

No idea about Game Day, figure it's gotta be close to the stadium.

Comment 14 Oct 2016

There is no shortage of either. As a resident, I can provide a list a mile long, but it would be better if you gave me some idea of what you're interested in. For example, you drinking beer, shots, cocktails? You want high brow or low brow? Do you want rowdy or subdued? And what are you hungry for? 

Comment 11 Oct 2016

The people have already spoken, I'll summarize:

The right thing to do is to DVR one for later (just don't talk to anyone, pay attention to the scores being broadcast in the stadium, or use the internet so the outcome is still a surprise!)  and listen to the other on radio while you're sitting in the stands at Notre Dame to revel in the glory of the 4 loss home team taking on a formidable challenger with a semi-realistic shot at climbing into the top 25... meh up the echoes!

Resist, I could not.

Comment 11 Oct 2016

So does The Count's face...

Comment 07 Oct 2016

Sticking to what I know, a fun NYC-type place for a drink is the Raines Law Room at The William. Raines Law actually has 2 locations, but the one at The William is in mid-town where you will apparently be most of the time and is easier to find than many NYC speak-easies.

Good pies are all over NYC, but my favorites are in Brooklyn: Paulie Gee's and Roberta's. Williamsburg and Greenpoint are both great areas to explore as well, and they have the best views of the Manhattan skyline.

When looking for shows, Broadway has some amazing stuff obviously and is a must do, but interesting shows can be found elsewhere too. My favorite place to see something quirky but with great production is New World Stages.

Haven't been to an exceptional steakhouse in NYC. I'm sure they exist, just cannot recommend one.

Have a blast!

Comment 07 Oct 2016

A little help with restaurant recommendations: are you looking for Michelin stars, a good pie, anything more to go on would make this easier as NYC is the culinary capital of the US and you can find anything. Aside from that, NYC is also best in show for cocktails, indie music, comedy clubs, and mass transit. So what do you & the gf like?

I second the endorsement of the HighLine - my favorite NYC park.

Comment 07 Oct 2016

Another coach (along with the guy who won't be acknowledged on a Friday) who has more threads about him on 11W than our own.

Comment 06 Oct 2016

With all due respect, you and I apparently have very different perspectives as to what is  to be considered premiere. To me, this looks like a classic all salad and no steak match-up between a team that's never as good as its ranking (at least not in the last 3 decades) and a team that's very relevant but noticeably down from previous years.

And who do you cheer for here? The home team just because? I understand that stadium has a lot of history, but I cannot fathom the experience being better than any Buckeyes game (live or televised) because I'd have no investment in the outcome. I mean, I'm sure I'd enjoy the spectacle if the Buckeyes weren't also playing at the same time. But I'd be out of my mind knowing the team I care about and follow closely is playing a huge game in a hostile environment while I'm sitting watching 2 teams that won't be in the playoffs and I could give a flip about.

I'd just like for someone to please articulate beyond "live games are cool / it's a legendary place." You are always one to provide thoughtful responses which is why I've dropped my mini-rant / plea to understand on your lap, Mr GTH. Thanks and Go Buckeyes!

Comment 06 Oct 2016

As a guy who has live-streamed a Buckeyes game on a small laptop in the middle of the night from the eastern side of Iceland, well you can see where my allegiance lies. And this is likely to be one of the best games on the calendar too. Not to mention, ND vs Stanford is more of a slap fight this year.

Surprised many others do the DVR thing so willingly, I'll never get it. I don't even see how it's up for debate, but to each her / his own.

Comment 03 Oct 2016

He'd make bank at Texas, USC, or LSU and all offer great opportunities for massive success. So what to look at next when comparing the situations: location. Not sure how Tom feels about the potential destinations (which is the important thing here obviously) but I'd rate Austin >> L.A. >> Baton Rouge. I also believe there's a slim chance he'll stay at Houston if he can get them into the Big 12 and / or make the playoffs this year and eventually have a statue built for him.