So, what I'm getting from this poster is "You don't date crazy."
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and American Gods are favorites of mine - Gaiman writes beautiful prose and throws in lots of wordplay. Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens is perhaps the funniest book ever written about the Apocalypse: The Antichrist is growing up in a suburb after being switched at birth, and the Four Horsemen tool around on motorcycles wreaking havoc.
Also a big fan of Isabel Allende - check out Zorro, her fictional biography of the character. Zadie Smith's On Beauty. Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale. Ooh, and definitely try Hillary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which are about the politics of the Tudor court during the reign of Henry VIII.
Second Devil in the White City. Erik Larson's book about American diplomats in Nazi Germany, In the Garden of Beasts, is really good too.
YES. The Harry Hole books are excellent - The Snowman in particular is riveting. And gross. But mostly riveting. Nesbo's writing is like Larsson's, but with less legalese and more murder.
WRT your parenthetical, Nebraska uses NU to designate the university system (campuses, administration, sports teams) and UN+campus initial for the campuses (e.g., UNL is Nebraska-Lincoln, the flagship campus that houses the D1 sports programs; UNO is Nebraska-Omaha; UNK is University of Nebraska-Kearney, etc.). The NU regional campus system is a lot like Wisconsin's.
I think you meant "LOL Miss." Flows better.
The trustees might support the president but I seriously doubt if anyone else on campus does at this point.
Er, I don't know if I'd say that. I teach at OSU, and I've yet to hear students bring up Waters's firing in conversation. As long as there's a halftime show at every home game, I don't think the majority of the student body (or the faculty) cares. The band is an entity unto itself, and it seems as though most of the people who are really fired up about the situation are a) current band members; b) band alumni; c) friends of the aforementioned; and d) people who spend a lot of time discussing OSU-related things online.
You...are not wrong.
Though, to be fair, A&M's fanbase is more along the lines of "we are a RICH STORIED PROGRAM FULL OF HISTORY AND PRIDE while barely staying afloat in a good-to-middling conference" delusional, while PSU fans deify the enabler of a serial child predator. That's a whole 'nother level of creepy.
In England they sell hard cider in 2-liter bottles. Ever played cricket while carrying a 2-liter of alcoholic beverage? You have not lived.
Hard cider is a pretty good mixer. Big fan of cider and black (Strongbow or Magner's with blackcurrant cordial, which I still haven't found Stateside after six years). Snakebite (cider and beer) will get you hammered in one pint. Bars in England won't sell it (makes the locals too rowdy), so you have to order two drinks and mix them yourself.
Or so I've been told.
Yeah, after seeing the rest of the collection, I wish even more that the OSU athletic logo consisted of the simple Block O without the wordmark. (Confession: I hate that damn wordmark.) The buckeye leaves are cool, though.
I think emphasizing the "The" in the name is obnoxious and a silly way to try and differentiate from other schools.
When I moved to College Station and, later, to Lincoln, I stopped adding the "The" because so many people would make preemptive cracks about it.
"I'm from Ohio." "Oh, did you go to THE Ohio State?" [Insert smug facial expression here.]
Also, I realized how douchey it sounds when you're the only one saying it.
There is nothing worse than watching a noon game at the 'Shoe in September.
Even though it's elitist and ridiculous, I still get pissed off by bandwagon OSU fans who use first-person-plural pronouns when talking about Ohio State. And who somehow manage to get season tickets and/or prime tailgating space. I...just can't help how I feel.
We are, collectively, one of the rudest fanbases in the B1G. Nebraska's is the nicest (some of them actually apologized to me when Brasky beat OSU in basketball), and even UM's fans were super-polite at last year's game in AA.
My older sister brought home a piece of turf from the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. We killed it by overwatering.
I took a certain amount of masochistic pleasure in Michigan State's B1G championship and Rose Bowl win. It's a bit of a relief to not have to carry the conference on our shoulders, right?
Also, I love Dino, and I kind of wish he were coaching the Buckeyes right now. ("Kind of" being the operative phrase.)
After spending a year in Lincoln, Nebraska, I am absolutely not surprised that all it took for Husker fans to forgive Bo for his faux pas (paws?) was a Twitter account and a cat.
Seriously, most absurdly nice people ever.
Well, their September Heisman trophy case is pretty impressive.
He mentioned how Michigan went 7-6 because of the coaching and the coaches lack of trust in the players. Michigan coaches would have you believe it is the players fault. He mention that OSU recruits the SAME TYPE OF TALENT that Michigan recruits and he won 24 straight games while Michigan goes 7-6.
Ah, yes. Coming from ESPN or other media outlets, this is a fair assessment of the state of the Michigan football program. Coming from Urban, it's the slanderous defamation of a storied athletic tradition.
Urban's shit-talking is funny 'cause it's true.
If nothing else, the ownership is trying. I guess they sold like 300 new season ticket packages immediately following the second pick.
The reactions of my friends in College Station ranged from "Oh, shit, we have to be Browns fans?!" to "I already ordered my Manziel jersey." Cleveland just managed to plant an orange flag in that very, very maroon town. Regardless of whether Manziel pans out at the next level, the next few seasons are going to be fun.
Buffalo's pick at 9 and their first- and fourth-round picks in 2015.
And now we'll spend the whole season rooting for Buffalo to fail.
Since Penn State, I think we've seen the NCAA take a hands-off approach to sexual assault cases (see: Notre Dame, FSU, TSUN).
Honestly, what I find most disturbing about these cases is that the onus now seems to be on the victims to follow through on complaints. The moment rape survivors are labeled "noncompliant" their cases seem to be tossed by the wayside, even when there's a preponderance of physical evidence.
Last year's basketball Buckeyes looked a lot like this in January, too: world beaters in OOC play, mortal in early B1G games. I think Matta likes to tinker with his rotations, and it's not until late in the conference schedule that his teams start to gel as a result.
Which is lot like where they were when they were the A&M of the Big 12.
It’s not going to happen.
Herbie is basically the Regina George of ESPN, so this makes sense.
I don't really see this as a good thing for OSU. It inevitably hurts the team's ability to recruit in Texas, while not much improving the team's ability to recruit in the South.
Saban landing at UT would be a great thing for Ohio State - and the rest of the AQ conferences - because it hurts AT LEAST top three SEC teams in pretty substantial ways. It hurts 'Bama for obvious reasons. It hurts Texas A&M and Sumlin's ability to gobble up all the quality players from Texas. It hurts LSU's regional recruiting.
I'll take a dented and damaged SEC in exchange for Saban's rebuilding project at Texas.
My suggestion after the game was to fire the entire defensive staff and offer Dino head-coach money to come back and retool our defense.
Hey, it could happen.
Seriously. All we needed to do was run Dave!
(Is there any way to denote partial sarcasm?)
Herman's play-calling was mind-boggling, but those pass interferences? Defensive players out of position? Consistently giving up 80 yards on TD drives with Conner Cook under center? That's inexcusable.
Looking on the bright side, at least we don't have to fake-root for Bert and the Badgers in the Rose Bowl this year.