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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Germaine to Boston, '97 Rose Bowl

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Comment 16 May 2017

If you're wanting All inclusive, I'd recommend Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. There are many cheap flights out of Cbus and Cinci (if you're in Ohio) and websites like CheapCaribbean or PleasantHolidays often have special deals.  Be careful when booking any inclusive vacation, pay close attention that it's not just "domestic alcohol" included, or you'll be drinking whatever local brew they make on the island.

The Caribbean is the land of all inclusives.  Cabo is beautiful, St Lucia, Belize, DR, St Thomas...all very awesome.  Puerto Rico is pretty cool too.

Comment 12 Apr 2017

The Four Major networks are available OTR (over the air) with an antenna.  Additionally, at least in Columbus, CBS is available as a live feed over PSVue.  The other four networks currently only have their online content.  However, ALL channels on PSVue give you access to all of your subscribed channels' online content in addition to the live feed.  This removes the need for a DVR in most cases, as you can watch any show after it's aired.  Another bonus of these services is the month to month flexibility.  If you only care about the sports channels during certain months, you can add them or subtract them for any given billing cycle.  BTN, Fox Sports Ohio, et al are included in the bigger bundle on PSVue.  Additionally, you can use your PSVue login credentials for any specific channel's app (e.g. BTN's roku app, android app, etc)  and access content on your device of choice, or say a buddy's house if he wishes to watch a certain channel's content (cough* split the cost *cough.)

I'd recommend a Roku, PSVue, a digital (Mohu leaf and other fractal antennae are good) antenna for OTR major broadcasts, and the Roku channel XTV - a free channel with a ton of content, live streams, but not always HiDef.  If you are looking for a way to record Non-Shows on major networks (news and such) check out an HDHomerun tuner.  It'll hook up to your antenna, and give you recording, watching, and playback options via its roku channel.

There are several other options, jailbroken firesticks will give you a truckload of content.  Plex allows you to roll your own media server...it's all in how far down the rabbit hole you want to go.

Comment 12 Apr 2017

One of the many nice features on PSVue is the online\ondemand content.  If you're recording shows, everything is accessible via that channel's on demand content usually the next day, which makes the DVR sorta unnecessary.  I'd imagine Sling is similar.

Comment 12 Apr 2017

I'd highly recommend the Short North\Downtown, or Grandview.

Short North\Downtown:

  • Bakersfield: Tacos, Bourbon, great Guac.
  • The Eagle: Southern comfort food and beer
  • Hubbard Grille: Casual American
  • Wolf's Ridge Brewery
  • Bernards: Pub Grub, with several allergy friendly options

GrandView Yard:

  • Hofbrauhaus: Bavarian beer garden; beer, kraut, and several things shoved into an animal casing
  • Eddie Georges 27 Grille: Casual American (great tater tots)
  • Miller's Ale House: Sports bar\Pub Grub (a love child of Applebees and Bdubs)

Good luck!

Comment 07 Apr 2017

Processor speed helps, but isn't the focus.  It's like having a corvette in a subdivision, pretty but rarely used.  SSDs help with boot speed, and caching, and are likely the first thing to look for.  You'll sacrifice storage, but it's worth it for the performance boost.  They don't have moving parts, so you gain durability. If you're video streaming, I'd suggest a nice display rating (go for 4k to future proof yourself) and a 15 - 17 inch screen.  For 10 tabbed browsing, you'll want more RAM vs a souped up video card.  I'd suggest 8gb of ram at least, preference towards 16gb.

The purposes you listed don't take a lot of system resource vs gaming, video editing, etc.  "Best laptop" is a tough call, as you can't pick and choose the best components and have it built.  Most, not all, are but a pretty box wrapped around the same 3 manufacturers components.

Comment 29 Mar 2017

Remains to be seen how it's enforced.  It could be liability lip service to pacify the players union that the league takes steps to ensure player safety.  It'll likely be called twice, which gives the talking heads something to talk about, and everyone a chance to pick a side to be upset by.

Comment 24 Mar 2017

If that is the size you're after, the Glock 42 or Diamondback DB9 (essentially the same gun) have a much better trigger pull.  The BG has such a long trigger pull it's not evident when it'll actually fire.  Both of these guns are the easy to clean glock style break down.

Comment 13 Mar 2017

CE takes time to develop, especially in such a young, soft, passive group such as athletes. They need more, no doubt, as they look passionless at times.  The cause of that might be more pressing, as it may stem from not being challenged or developed on the practice court.

Comment 08 Mar 2017

It's nice to see the University trying an initiative like this.  The Stadium Scholarship Dorm program eroded since the renovation of the Shoe moved the program.  It's good to see they're making efforts to assist underprivileged high performers.

Comment 28 Feb 2017

"Three things happen when you throw the ball.  Two of them are bad" - W.W. Hayes

Good passer, but elite is subjective.  Rodgers, Manning, Brees, and that dude from New England are Elite quarterbacks.  JT has been coached to pull the ball down, run, and live to fight another day vs trying to force things.  His footwork needs some polish compared to previous years, but his numbers are not too out of line from previous years considering the change of talent he's had around him; and more conservative play calling.  The OLine wasn't what it has been, and the receivers were young in the system.  Put those together and there are a lot of timing issues.  Being an elite passer doesn't matter much if you are running for you life and no one is open.  I'll take a good leader in a team game like football.  Tebow willed teams to victory, and couldn't throw open a 7-11.  It takes a leader with at least "good" passing skills to be an elite quarterback.

Comment 06 Feb 2017

He has the numbers, and the rings so it's tough to argue by those measures aside from Otto Graham.   Another point of view is who did the most with the least, or who had more command during any given game: I'd throw Peyton and Joe Montana into the discussion.  Brady was lights out last night.  Gotta respect the accomplishments, but no guy should be that successful, have that hot of a spouse, and be that good looking without having gone to Ohio State.

Comment 04 Jan 2017

Doesn't anyone use WAZE?  Real-time traffic, maps, with a social media twist.  Users can tap a button and report a cop in any area.  This is immediately displayed on the map.  Basically, Navigation with police alerts.

Comment 04 Nov 2016

RR makes many other far superior beers.  Pliny the Younger - vastly superior to the Elder, and only available at the brewery is my favorite RR brew.  If you sign up for Craftshack's newsletter, you'll get an email notifying of its (the Elder's) presence.  It sells out quickly, but they usually post it a few times per month.  Rumor has it that Tavour.com is working on getting it.  They're pretty good for getting smaller crafts from the Pacific NorthWest.

Zombie dust is amazing.  3Floyds makes great stuff.  Cigar city Jai Alai, Sabertooth Tiger by Rhinegheist....so many beers, so little time...

Comment 03 Nov 2016

Pliny is available on craftshack.com...It's worth the hype.  Right there with Heady topper, Sip of Sunshine, and my favorite: Fuzzy Baby Ducks.

Comment 18 Oct 2016

Bucks Game: 1996/7 Rose Bowl....52 hours straight across the country in a Buick Century Wagon with 3 other poor , 4 hours of sleep, Rose parade Then Rose Bowl... Germaine to Boston....50 hours straight back....

Comment 10 Oct 2016

B deck box seats are a value.  They're under the lip, but not behind a pillar.  The individual seats, with backs, insure you've a clean place to sit that hasn't been walked on, nor will you be pushed aside by someone requiring an airline seatbelt extender...or two...