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One day I changed my icon, and the entire internet almost collapsed in on itself and destroyed the known universe. Good news is that we're all still here and can laugh about it. Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My friends and I getting our picture taken with Brutus Buckeye on the field after beating Michigan 14-9 in 2002 to finish 13-0 with the scoreboard in the background.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Trying to give up the NFL. Entering a 12-step pro
  • NHL TEAM: ?
  • NBA TEAM: ?
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: No. Just...no.

Recent Activity

Comment 14 hours ago

"Disregard Trolling, Acquire Currency

We enjoy friendly banter with fans of other programs. Even the fans of the cesspit located 45 miles west of Detroit. Feel free to back your school with all of the pride you're accustomed to, but know your audience. Anything that even slightly resembles a trolling attempt will lead to a quick ban and the original comment being changed to "HURR DURR", "I LIKE PONIES" or any of a number of things.

Likewise, you're encouraged to avoid feeding the trolls. If the comment is that incendiary, it will be dealt with soon, so you can save your breath."

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Sorry, Les, when I hear the word "Federation," my first thought is to "make it so."

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Common sense test?  Yeah, if you read everything on a thread as literally as you do, of course it wouldn't pass the common sense test.  Good luck finding the square mile of ND where it both doesn't smell and is fun to visit.  When you do, let me know...I'll be happy to put it on my list of destination vacations.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

But then why are you calling me on something, for which I provided links, on the basis of a first hand account (I never claimed in the first place to possess a first hand account) if you aren't planning to refute it with your own first hand account and/or links to first hand accounts?  Do you have any links to refute my links?

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Except now the entire state of North Dakota smells like petroleum and the industry causes you to get sick.  It's got about the same amount of scenery and things to do as, say, Kansas...but less sports teams and smells like oil.  I'll pass...a thousand times pass.

Texas sucks, too.  Vast areas of flat, dry wasteland as far as the eye can see.  There isn't a single sliver of picturesque landscape in Texas beyond a few portions of its coastline, all of which take a day's drive to get there from anywhere else.  Houston and Dallas are concrete jungles of sprawl.  Austin is alright, but now fighting serious transportation problems as a result of the population influx.  It also sucks for a whole host of other reasons that we don't need to get into here.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

No one is going to agree in 5-10 years that these were horrendous, and that's because in 5-10 years no one will even remember it...probably because no one actually ever saw it:

Funny story:  When I was at the Rose Bowl in 2010, a douchey UCLA fan wearing aviator shades and a UCLA popped collar zip-up was whining very loudly about the not-moving line of people standing in the aisle at halftime trying to get to the bathrooms.  I said, "You're not used to this kind of crowd here, are you?"  He smiled and flicked me off.  I laughed.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

I find it absurd that a lot of people have voted "yes."  The answer is assuredly no, particularly if one can't agree on who that 2nd rival is...because you can't have 5.  Look, conference games are conference games, and you grow to dislike pretty much everyone you play every year.  But rivalry?

I'd say the only other team that could come close historically is Illinois, but the Michigan thing got out of hand maybe 80 years ago?  So, yeah we still do the turtle thing, but Michigan is too much an arch-rivalry that all others simply don't measure up.  We compete with Michigan on every single level of our pointless lives, from football games and recruits to whose city sucks less Cleveland or Detroit.

Wiscy and MSU are competitive teams and those have been entertaining matchups over the past half decade - 15 years or so.  But go back to the 80s...Iowa was a big matchup every year...in the 70s it was only Michigan...in the 60s Michigan St. was a big game...beyond that you're getting into the area when people don't remember.

So, no.  No 2nd rival.  Penn State is our doppleganger that we are trying to avoid.  Eventually we may acknowledge them as a 2nd rival, but I can't say when that will be.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

I also can attest.  Left for the pacific northwest in 2005, and lived there until last year.  It is really awesome up there in a lot of different ways.  But, Ohio never left me.  Looking back on it, I'm sure I annoyed the hell out of everyone up there with my OSU/Reds/Bengals pride, about which I was highly vocal and it never mellowed.  It is great to be back in the land of Skyline, goetta, brats, metts, local butchers, creamy whips, real Oktoberfests, church festivals, and the Redlegs.  It's really great to be able to say I lived out there in a really "cool" place for a long period of time.  But I really identified with what Lebron dictated in the SI article, much like Ramzy and others have reflected here.  Sure, Lebron may have been enticed by a few #1 draft picks, but how is that any different from being attracted to the burgeoning microbrew cultures and urban renewal developments that the 3 C's are experiencing?

Ohio is home.  And it's also becoming a cool place to live beyond that.  If Ohio is good enough for the best college football coach and the best basketball player to call home once again, then it's good enough for a schlub like myself.

Comment 15 Jul 2014

You can't get everyone and there is only so much space.  Urban Meyer recruits very, very well.  He's attacking the nation's best athletes, not just the ones in Ohio like Tressel did.  He's going to lose some.  I wouldn't sweat it as long as the depth chart is full.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

That is so unfair.  3 of my all-Saturdays tickets this year featured 10 strikeouts in each game...no pizza.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Well, by that criteria, good luck to your Dodgers.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Mes has what feels like about three dozen tag-outs at the plate to his credit this season.  I don't know much about the pitch framing you're talking about, but Reds pitchers are 10th in the league (5th in NL) in strikeouts and have the 3rd-least number of stolen bases committed against them.  The catcher has as much to do with that as the pitcher.  So, I'm not sure what ship he needs to right.  He's kicking a lot of ass back there.
 

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Billy is electrifying, Toddfather is incredibly likeable, Meso has the workings to be the second coming of Johnny Bench, the outfield arms are some of the best in baseball, the Missile is what Missile does, and not enough can be said about just how good this starting rotation is.  It's a fun team to root for...the batting averages are very mediocre from top to bottom, and the runs can simply disappear at times, but many guys can hit the long ball to change the outcome of any game.

Reds, baby!