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Comment 28 Nov 2013

Scott as a student affairs professional, I completely agree with you and think what is getting lost here is what administration is worried about primarily is student safety, not lawsuits. Echoing what you said, watching students engage in something like this know that it is your job/moral duty to make sure they are safe can be nerve racking, no matter how much the students (and you) enjoy the event. I don't see this as administrations attempt to eliminate the event. I see this precautionary, nothing more.

Comment 26 Nov 2013



I was not indicating that ESPN (or any other outlet for that matter) is saying OSU would be better opponent for Alabama or FSU. What I was saying is ESPN is subtly softening its position that OSU is overrated and emphatically does not belong in the NCG.

And I think you hit the nail on the head with the "Bama vs. ND" hypefest. No one in their right mind really believed Notre Dame was going to knock off Alabama. However, ESPN coverage leading up to the game kept pushing the "Noter Dame has a chance" narrative all the way up to Corso picking them to win. Again, the chance of a competitive game is more intriguing than a blowout.

Lastly, this was not a "OSU should be in the NGC" post. It was commentary on the article and what is occurring at everyone's favorite WWL in preparation for what is now more of a possibility (in the eyes of ESPN) now that several of the other undefeated teams (more "beloved" by ESPN this season) have fell.

Comment 26 Nov 2013

This is occurring over at ESPN, as well. I think it is an example of ESPN hedging their bets. Now that it is looking like more of a possibility that OSU may make it into the NGC, it is more advantageous for ESPN to advance the narrative that OSU is a Top 2 caliber team. From a ratings standpoint, a game that features two teams that are on a equal plain is a more intriguing match-up (to the neutral fan) than a game featuring an "overmatched" opponent. I think this is especially true when one of the potential opponents is Alabama. Neutral fans need a reason to tune in, and watching Alabama "steam roll another overmatched team" is not must see TV like watching "two traditional powers" on an equal field, slugging it out.

Comment 18 Oct 2013

I agree that the report is still credible, however, the way they chose to present it in the example I cited before allows others to dismiss (and ultimately discredit in their own opinions) their reporting.

Comment 31 Jul 2013

I agree with the above comments that this video is inconclusive as to whether Hyde made contact or not. However, the victim appears to stumble backwards a little stunned after Hyde makes his move towards her. Additionally, after Hyde walks away, the girl to the victim's left looks at the victim and appears to cover her mouth with her hands in an "OMG, I cannot believe that just happened" kind of way. Again, these actions are inconclusive, but if I were a betting man, I would put my money on he made contact.

Comment 27 Jun 2013

I'll have to check out Gaslight then. Whole heartedly agree with you about Duffy's (and its counterpart, and Steelers bar, Durkins). Thanks for the info!

Comment 27 Jun 2013

Got it. I am looking to go to the Northwestern game as well. Vaughn's is a usually a good time. There is a dedicated core group that is their for every game. Although, this past year it became the Ohio University official alumni bar, so was very crowded when the teams' games overlapped. The Buckeye fans don't have a problem with the Bobcat fans, but they seem to have a problem with us.

I agree about the bars too. McGee's is a bit undergraduate-ish for me. I know a couple of people who go to O'Donovan's on Irving Park and like it. I think I am going to check that out and Gaslight next year.

Comment 27 Jun 2013

Nice. I'm near Sheffield and Diversey (we go to Vaughn's on Sheffield for all the Buckeye games). Used to live at Broadway and Wellington.

Comment 27 Jun 2013

I've been living in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago for 4 years now (originally from Cincy). Love this town.

One "must do" I would add is taking an architecture boat tour along the Chicago River through the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Its extremely interesting and you get to take in the city on the deck of a boat (with a brew, if you so choose). Its always one of my visitors' favorite things they do here.