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Charlotte, NC (via Lakewood, OH)

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Comment 19 Nov 2015

I did a "boot camp" at the CIA in NY. It's basically a full week of classroom and kitchen work (eating for lunch what you cook in the morning), and each night we ate in a different campus restaurant. It was a great experience. If you're into cooking and want to jumpstart your skillset, it's a great (though expensive) way to do it. 

Comment 18 Nov 2015

Referenced but not mentioned.

A full third of the team is from Ohio as are several of the coaches, including Dantonio. They even have a Tressel on staff. The system, organizational philosophy and framework have Ohio roots. 

Comment 18 Nov 2015

[E]ven when Michigan enthusiasts - whether they hold college degrees or are simply busing your table at Applebee's... 

Comment 18 Nov 2015

As Ramzy's wedding diatribe states, bye weeks are not the solution. What's a bye week this year, won't be next year (so instead of going to the game next year, you have to stay home to celebrate your anniversary with your wife). And just because it's Team X's bye week, doesn't mean it's every team's bye week. Less of an issue if everyone is Team X fans, but the issue remains.

Comment 18 Nov 2015

Yup. It definitely would not happen with neutral sites (guaranteed loss of home game every other year), and it's unlikely it would work even with home-and-homes. And there's no way the SEC would travel north after mid-October. 

Comment 17 Nov 2015

The jury's out on Riley in Lincoln. They're 5-6 with a remaining date with (10-0) Iowa. If they miss a bowl game this year, I'm sure there will be large factions of NU fans wishing Pelini would have remained on the sideline. Sure, Riley is "nicer" and better behaved than Pelini, but niceness doesn't win football games.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Likewise. Unfortunately, most (if not all) of the breweries making beer with flavor don't have the marketing budget to be the (un)official beer of The Ohio State Buckeyes. Sam Adams, maybe? Yuengling and SAM are the 2 biggest craft breweries, but I don't think either of them would have the budget for it (maybe SAM would). Sierra Nevada is #3 on the list, but even if they had the money I don't think it would make sense for them. So we're stuck with BMC sponsors....

Comment 13 Nov 2015

CAVEAT: I do not know the Ohio law on DUI and this is not legal advice. 

Every state's laws are different, so maybe it's not a good idea in Ohio (I'm no longer an Ohio resident). If you're drunk, the automatic license suspension is not a determining factor -- you'll either lose it for refusal to submit or for failing the test. I don't think a judge can extrapolate your BAC when you were on the road from what your BAC at the station was -- it could have decreased from stop to test, but it also could have increased from stop to test (e.g., if you were stone sober but did 3 shots and immediately got in the car). 

Just my $0.02; YMMV.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Sure, if you feel confident (maybe not the right word for a person who's been drinking), blow in the field. But if you are worried about it, respectfully refuse to take a field sobriety test, stating they are inherently faulty, and that you'll submit to a test at the station. If you're drunk, you're going to lose your license whether you refuse the field test or blow 0.08+, so that's not a determining factor. 

But I totally agree with your last point, "really don't drink and drive and all is avoided."

Comment 13 Nov 2015

In fact, a lot of defense attorneys recommend you refuse the field exam (physical tests as well as breathalyzer) and say you'll only submit to the breathalyzer at the station. Then, you have the possibility of sobering up a bit before any test is run. Probably won't help if you're well over the limit, but if you're 0.083 when pulled (and on the downslope), you may end up under 0.08 by the time the test at the station is administered.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

True, but is there really another beer that (1) has the marketing budget to pay for OSU sponsorship and (2) isn't horse piss? Coors Light, Miller Lite, Bud Light, Bud, MGD, etc. etc. all are crap beers. At least there's the "silver bullet" tie-in. Though I'm a bit surprised they didn't go with the 'home town' brewery, AB Inbev (the Bud brewery is still north of town, isn't it?).

Comment 12 Nov 2015

I never understood why we as a culture drifted away from casual workday drinking

It did?? *finishes martini; goes back to work*