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Comment 11 hours ago

The athletes now are unbelievable.

The athletes then weren't too bad either.

Comment 24 May 2015

Birm, you've made comments like this before, and I was hoping you could elaborate a little either on why you think this number is important, or why the staff is committed to bringing in such a number of Ohio recruits in each class.

Comment 24 May 2015

I'm not saying that this is good or bad, but according to the 247 data base, only in 2012 (16/25) did Urban Meyer recruit over 50% of the class from Ohio. In '13 it was only 10/23. In '14 9/23, and in '15 12/27. As I mentioned earlier, this class might even have a smaller percentage of Ohioans. That's a trend.

Comment 24 May 2015

Right now, the '16 class is right around 50%, depending on whether you regard Tyler Gerald as an Ohio commit (which he was when he commited) or a Florida commit (which he is now). However, if the Buckeyes fill this class the way Birm predicted, we might see only two more commits from the Buckeye state. That could be the highest percentage of OOS commits we've seen at OSU.

Comment 22 May 2015

Welcome to the board BG&W. Happy to have Sparty represented here at 11W. You'll find this board is pretty much split on whether we want Michigan to ever be good at football again. I am firmly in the "they can suck until I die at the age of 1000" camp. So, as long as MSU can keep their foot on Harbaugh's throat, I am a Sparty fan.

Comment 20 May 2015

Nah, I'm just kind of into Viking fashion.

Comment 20 May 2015

I "learned" to ski in Ohio at places like Boston Mills and Brandywine. The first real skiing I did was in junior high on a family trip to Vermont, and you're absolutely right, after figuring out how to carve down Ice Mountain (AKA Killington), any of the groomers out West are pretty forgiving. Still, it wan't until I started skiing out west with regularity that I figured out how to ski powder; you can't just dig in with your edges looking for hard snow to carve.

Comment 20 May 2015

Honestly, I'd even add summer to that list. My mother used to live down there, and there was always a nice breeze by the beach. It never got much hotter than Chicago gets in the summer, but the ocean was just a short walk away.

Comment 20 May 2015

I've been to nearly every resort in Colorado, including Beaver Creek. I loved the runs off the Westfall lift, but the mountain and resort as a whole were a little too cushy for my taste. The mountains I prefer are a little wilder. As far as Tahoe goes, I've heard great things, but I live in Chicago, and can never justify passing over the Rockies to go skiing.

Comment 20 May 2015

What? No skiers? Here are three of my favorites:

Jackson Hole
Telluride

And the hidden gem where I met my wife:

Big Mountain, Montana
Comment 20 May 2015

Glad to see another Rome fan out there. I worked there for four months and loved every minute. Great food, beautiful women, art, history, and a real city, not some Euro-Disney tourist trap like Venice or Florence. It's the best walking city I've been to, and that includes Paris and New York. My wife cringes anytime we're around someone who took a one-week tour of Italy and comes back to proclaim how dirty and crowded Rome is because she knows it means things are about to get uncomfortable.

Comment 20 May 2015

I grew a beard because I hate shaving, not a big fan of trimming either, but things might be getting out of hand.

Comment 20 May 2015

Family is Croatian, so I might be a bit biased, but I've always loved the Adriatic coast. Spent a week with three buddies sailing around the Kornati islands a few years back now, and it was one of the best vacations I've had. Morning swims, fresh fish we caught ourselves each day, good wine, good company.

Comment 19 May 2015

Theon earns his redemption by burying a knife in Ramsay's back before he rapes Sansa. That opportunity is gone, and Sansa's rape shouldn't be treated so cavalierly as to provide only a platform for Theon's character to develop. I hope the show-runners give her the opportunity to figure her own way out.

Comment 19 May 2015

The depiction of Sansa's rape was certainly unsettling. Viewers have been following her story for five years now, and we had all hoped for better for her, but good things happening to good people isn't really the GoT way, so it's hardly surprising. Rather than dwell on the orthodoxy of thought as to whether Sansa's rape was gratuitous or necessary, I'd say that once Jayne Poole was excised from the story it was clear that this was going to happen. Since it does not happen in the books, it'll be interesting to see what the show runners do with Sansa. I am not one of those criticizing the show for that scene, but I do think the show now has to do something with this story line.

Comment 14 May 2015

Different shape, Origami, but paper's still paper. The easiest way to expose a Michigan fan (bizarrely) pretending to be an Ohio State fan (yet again) is to bring up Sparty. They've learned to accept their Buckeye overlords, but the fact that Sparty now owns them is still too bitter a pill to swallow.

Comment 14 May 2015

PSU and UM on the rise.

That rise is mere speculation. Right now MSU is a superior program to both, and by a pretty wide margin.

Comment 13 May 2015

The writer is mistaken. Bama lost because they knew they were better than OSU and therefore didn't have to do anything too effortful to prove it, like winning the game, for example.