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Member since 09 March 2012 | Blog

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.


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Comment 16 Jan 2017

I think it's perceived as a big (or bigger) deal because he plays for Duke, so he gets a lot of coverage. That along with his apparent lack of remorse and crybaby attitude. He might not be worse than others in the past, but he's a Dukie and doing this in an age with instant video.

Comment 16 Jan 2017

+1 for Jens Voigt reference. That's an amazing man.

Comment 15 Jan 2017

I see your perspective. I should have put more into it. I'm not on here much so I can see how that is frustrating for people who are. The edit was still messed up and "elitist"

The edit was snarky. I appreciate the new title much better.

Comment 15 Jan 2017

I thought it was nitpicking, snarky, and unclever. Don't let the power go to your head.

Most threads are deleted or the title is changed without snarky comment. Yes, you got caught with a snarky comment. That does occasionally happen. Probably hoping that the changed title draws a little attention to try a little more. My personal preference would be that these posts are simply deleted. The number of forum topics with little to no effort is frustrating, and usually get people rambling about other topics.

But the complaint about the title wasn't nitpicking. While I don't mind the concept of the forum post, the amount of effort was minimal, from the title to the content. There was little in the body of the post and more thought could have helped to make this something better. For example, are you just listing an endless list of names of people that didn't go to OSU? That list is endless. Or those that committed and then backed out? Or those that OSU was sure they'd get and then went elsewhere? The responses are all over the board and I think a bit more explanation on your part could help make it more clear.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

 ...CalPoppy sent a message about nappy fat pants. She's really confused.

She wouldn't have understood the string of texts complaining about goody-two-shoes Hove and Linga. When they're not around, I have to talk crap.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

My banner would be a golden poppy on a black background, with two silver axes crossing just below.

If it "really wasn't you" on the title enhancement, I'm glad your style rubbed off on the others.

It was the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

Every MOD noticed that the title was lacking. Is it too much to ask to put a little more effort into the title and the post? If it's such an important thing, then why not spend more than a minute putting it together? The concept of the forum topic was fine but it was definitely a low effort post.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

Get 'em, LA Buck!

Comment 13 Jan 2017

Don't want to sound like the "grumpy old man" here, but why waste everyone's time if this was nothing but a joke to you?

Eh...not a big deal, IMO. It's not like he wasted hours of their life. He cost them maybe a minute total time just for him (even counting redos and prep time). People regularly try out for teams and write about it and those situations are even approved by teams.

Comment 12 Jan 2017

I'm glad that after careful thought and consideration, you've chosen an Ohio State blog to launch your social crusade. I'm sure you will change everyone's minds in no time.

Just what I'd expect a special snowflake to say.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

...She whacked him in the head with the hand piece, he came to work with a black eye. :-)

My brother used to answer the phone and inevitably it would be for me. When he handed me the receiver, he would wait for me to say hello, then he'd hang it up with his finger. After about 3 or 4 times of this happening, I hit him upside the head with the receiver. Then I ran like hell so he wouldn't beat the crap out of me. But he never did that again.

Comment 06 Jan 2017

This would be an excellent point if the vast majority of America knew even 10% as much about the American military and war strategies as they think they know about college football.

I don't think it needed fixed. In both instances, people think they know much more than they do, so I considered that assumed. My point was that, right or wrong, people know and care much more about college football than war strategy.

Comment 06 Jan 2017

I know you're a Navy man, here's an analogy. If the country's in a war that's not going well, do people get pissed off at the generals or at the president?

This would be an excellent point if the vast majority of America knew even 10% as much about the American military and war strategies as they know about college football. That's a tough comparison.