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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Standing on the field after the 2006 meeechigan loss to OSU
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: James Laurinaitis
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago White Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: Aston Villa FC

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Apr 2015

Bo Ryan is still an insufferable ass. Even friends I have in Madison say he is that way in "real life" when he is around town. He has however collected some talent that has been better than expected, and they play hard, though with the caveat of being floppers here and there. As long as they shoot reasonably well from the perimeter they are insanely efficient. Begrudging kudos to the team for elevating the Big Ten, but not so much for the man who looks suspiciously like the team's mascot. 

Comment 19 Mar 2015

An entertaining Skully as always, but a reference to Aston Villa to boot? My day In the Central time zone has begun with a smile. Let's go Bucks, and Villans this weekend as they host Swansea City. 

Comment 28 Feb 2015

Have to say Point Pleasant, though I may have been only one of maybe a few dozen people to watch all dozen episodes. Really dark, and many gorgeous ladies to boot. Should have been much longer. 

Kudos also to the mention above of Midnight Caller. Extremely underrated, and had Bill Lumbergh as the star. 

Comment 28 Feb 2015

Absolutely true Opus. The football itself was not always very good, but the concepts, camera angles, etc have been integrated into the NFL with nary a word about where they came from.

as a Chicago Enforcers season ticket holder, it was great fun (save for the weather in February). Where does anyone think that Jerry Jones got the idea for his "touchdown decks" that the cheerleaders use? Yup, the XFL. One of many things pirated from the McMahon brainchild. 

Comment 16 Jun 2014

Very well done. Cannot argue with any of the choices, though leaving John Heisman off the top 10 is one that I might take issue with after more consideration. Just not sure right now who would be taken out to add him. 

Comment 01 Jun 2014

Well put about The Vest. He was considered a fine coach, but not so sure that he was expected to win a NC so quickly or go a ridiculous 9-1 vs TTUN. He was successful by any measure. 

Urban Meyer can certainly be a success without winning a NC. There has to be some gray area here-and what he has done thus far is pretty damn good. Keep beating meeechigan, win the conference and make it to the final four a few times and it is all good

Comment 16 May 2014

Ahh, the new World order. Hulk said it was going to change rasslin' and it did. Hogan turning heel was a genius move on his part and made WCW more relevant than ever. Great link for a Skull Session, on a Friday in particular. 

Comment 15 Sep 2013

About that Wisky game, I am not so sure how that was stolen by the referees. Stave never put his knee down, nor did he spike the ball. If anything, why wasn't Arizona State awarded the ball when their guy fell on it? If the play was not blown dead (and it should not have been) then that should be a live ball and an ASU recovery. End of game. 

Akron got screwed at the end by having their first down taken away, and by a minimum of 6 seconds being run off that should still have been on the clock. Not a great day at all for the officials, but many difficulties are self-made (I am looking at you Stave)

Comment 26 Aug 2013

+1 Boxley

incredible story. Always look forward to the Ramzy column, but this was exquisite. 

Comment 03 Aug 2011

As a born and bred Chicagoan and Buckeye loyalist, I have to weigh in on the pizza and hot dog conversation.  All of the typical deep dish places have been mentioned, but if you want to try a pizza with the best ingredients you will find and a medium-type of crust (not a paper thin nor deep dish) then you must try Home Run Inn pizza.  There are now half a dozen locations, but the original on 31st street is the place that White Sox fans have frequented both before and after games since the late 1940's.

For hot dogs, I would definitely choose Gene and Jude's in River Grove.  Not downtown, but worth the trip.  Best french fries you will eat, and they are loaded on the dog and bun when you order.  Check them out online if you want more info.

Keep up the great work, and we are looking forward to Eat Too Brutus later this year. Go Bucks!