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  • SPORTS MOMENT: going 5 for 5 in bb with 1 double and 4 hr's.
    1976 & 90 world series
    2002 NC by the Bucks
    any win agaisnt tsun
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Comment 20 hours ago


Jersey costs are higher than Ohio's so 7K isn't too much. This is the second wedding in 3 years that I am paying for as the Father of the bride. Expect costs of 35 K plus in Jersey. Invites, Photos, DJ, Hall, food, open bar, flowers, table decorations, hotel rooms all cost ( My wife watches every wedding show and lives for this stuff). The Photographer is 7 k too. There are many other costs as well. I offered the couples 20 K plus a European vacation, but I was turned down. They want to party with their friends. I thought they could do a down payment on a house or half a one in Jersey.

Enjoy your day and don't worry about the cost. Where is the bride's parents in all this btw?

Comment 17 Aug 2015

I had kids that are blessed with height. While they played in advanced leagues, one of my boys wanted to play with his school friends in a community league. The team was all the talk at school. Some of the opponents parents said he should not play because he was good. I said he practiced a lot, lifted weights and had instruction, while their fat kid was a playstation all american. My kids team won the league with the kids in their class. They were friends. It was all fair. They had a blast playing with their school friends.

I got sick of those parents right then. Maybe Urban shouldn't coach the Bucks because he is good.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

Nobody called them pitiful. I called the whole situation pitiful.  I especially  called people trying to make a wrong right by attempting to justify breaking a law very pitiful .  Excuses don't make an illegal action right. Wait until something is legal before you try justify it. The excuse was that others are doing it basically. We don't know if it will be legalized soon either. Listen to some of the candidates for president on it. 

Pitiful just pitiful

With that being said, we live in a forgiving nation and I believe in second chances. It is obvious that the University didn't believe in what was done, but believes in second chances for the guys. From what Urban said, one of the players has really grown from this. It is good for young people to learn that there are repercussions to one's actions. It is also good for them to see that an attitude adjustment, hard work and a caring community goes a long way in the maturation process.

Comment 26 Jul 2015

Couldn't agree with you more. It is always the game and always will be.

Go bucks.

Comment 06 Jul 2015

Jim Harbaugh and his son walked past a bar.

Comment 21 Jun 2015

Love it when self appointed critics think they need to comment on everything.

You did find it worthy to  waste time reading this and commenting. I guess that says a lot about your day. 

Comment 31 May 2015

Well the place is right for Pryor. An OC that likes him. A team that likes local players and some middle range talents at QB. I know they want him to do good.

It is up to him. This is a big chance.. 

Comment 28 May 2015

It is so sad that this is the scripture most know. It is an easy way to deflect anyone's view of one lifestyle. It lets people get away with anything, afterall, don't judge.

The deeper truth is that the word judge here is krino in koine greek meaning delivering a verdict and punishment. People we are to decide between right and wrong which we all do everyday. This is just stupidity of the bible. IWhen using it like you did you actually judged that opposition to spence was wrong.  You're judging. Not really, but think what you are saying. Don't use don't judge as a way to do whatever you wish to do. There is right and wrong even though many don't want to admit to it. I would tell my children that doing drugs and public drunkeness is wrong. Would you?

Afterall In that same chapter people were called dogs etc.

 In Cor 6:2-3 we read 

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

 1Co 6:3

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

We are to make proper decisions. We are to stand for truth and right and oppose evil.If you are going to bring the bible into this forum, please do the proper exegesis of the passage. That goes for all who agreed with him.

In other words, know what you are talking about before you lay your morals (or you, yourself do the same as Spence).  on others.

The police said Spence was wrong. The Big Ten said Spence was wrong . Urban said Spence was wrong. Spence is wrong and right now, he thinks he can do no wrong even if he has really messed up his life.  It is not ok and the young man needs help in turning his life around.

Comment 23 May 2015

I think with an emphasis on a legit pre-conference schedule instead of the joke that Thad has used in the past, we will have to wait to see how many 20 wins seasons he puts together.

Also with a few National Championships every coach, including Calipari, looks pretty good. What has he done besides recruit one and dones. Thad's best season was a one and done one and what about the next couple years centers and then last year with Russell.

Comment 23 May 2015

we heard that same mantra when he brought in this year's senior class. Just about every coach grows stale and fresh blood is needed. Only a few coaches last forever at their school. Thad badly misjudged these seniors picking them over Ohio kids who were real winners. As Urban says, recruiting is the lifeblood of the program. Who is ultimately in charge of the recruiting.

Comment 05 May 2015

That hell no we won't go was very selfish. What consideration was given to those who went. It was the in thing sorta like a rite of spring to many protestors. Thankfully streaking replaced it the next spring.

Most didn't understand why they were really protesting. I wish that they had pub crawls back then. I agree with the above that there were many professional protestors, but a lost life regardless is unacceptable.

That was the me generation to the max. Civil unrest was fun for some till there were consequences. Then there was streaking.

I saw many "brave" people talking about the meaning of it all later in the safety of the classroom etc., but these were just sentimental viewers and music lovers.

The real protest song by country Joe and the fish wasn't the upbeat "Fixin to die rag" but  this one  "who am I"

Who am I to stand and wonder, to wait
While the wheels of fate slowly grind my life away?
Who am I?

There were some things that I loved one time
But the dreams are gone I thought were mine
And the hidden tears that once could fall
Now burn inside at the thought of all
The years of waste, the years of crime
Passions of a heart so blind
To think that but even still
As I stand exposed, the feelings are felt
And I cry into the echo of my loneliness.

Who am I to stand and wonder, to wait
While the wheels of fate slowly grind my life away?
Who am I?

What a nothing I've made of life
The empty words, the coward's plight
To be pushed and passed from hand to hand
Never daring to speak, never daring to stand
And the emptiness of my family's eyes
Reminds me over and over of lies
And promises and deeds undone
And now again I want to run
But now there is nowhere to run to.
Who am I to stand and wonder, to wait
While the wheels of fate slowly grind my life away?
Who am I?

And now my friend we meet again
We shall see which one will bends
Under the strain of death's golden eyes
Which one of us shall win the prize
To live and which one will die
'Tis I, my friend, yes 'tis I
Shall kill to live again and again
To clutch the throat of sweet revenge
For life is here only for the taking.

Who am I to stand and wonder, to wait
While the wheels of fate slowly grind my life away?
Who am I?
Who am I?