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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Eddie break one against Notre Dame in '95 from the sidelines.

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Comment 25 Nov 2015

We will be crashing a _ club tailgate…it is always a “good” ti_e….like others said, the golf course _ay be really soft.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

Don't smoke it without a full stomach.  If you start to feel the buzz eat some sugar that will keep it in check. They typically mellow with age.....

Comment 10 Nov 2015

Remember last year?  They looked damn good up until the Sugar Bowl......if you are afraid to face the best you aren't the best!

Comment 09 Nov 2015

Missed this one...good right up.  Currently smoking an Opus X "power ranger" as I catch up on some work.  A few fingers of W.L. Weller 12 to go with.

Comment 09 Nov 2015

Been a long time since I played...most of my courses were in Kentucky parks...  I do know that Whittenburg has a course that funnels through their campus...

Comment 05 Nov 2015

They have a point especially in the Caribbean/Mexico.  Europe is a bit different.  I have seen fakes at LCDH stores too....but your odds are better as they are supported by Habanos S.A.

Over the years, I have become very adept at spotting fakes.....even the really good ones.  Getting to know date codes and factories, dots on labels, box markings and even standard lengths down to even the rolling patterns of the filler/binder.  You have to be careful, some people get really offended if you point out their "Cohiba" cigars they bought on the beach or in Miami are fakes.  I typically won't volunteer unless you ask me.  I am a customer of some companies where they will often bring me boxes of "Cuban" cigars.....I graciously accept, however, every one of them have been fakes.  Some really good ones sometimes.  I will typically smoke them anyway (toss early if horrible and dissect them) and some have been actually very good cigars.

Comment 05 Nov 2015

You can find them ( I bought several on cigarbid) although if you are starting out and just need to keep something humidified a tupperware style container is one of the best you can get.  Buy a few 65% Boveda packs from the cigar store and throw them in with the cigars and seal her up, you will be good as gold.  Many people use coolers to store their larger collections.  I worked my way up through those and now have a walk in humidor and a very understanding wife.

Comment 05 Nov 2015

May favorite Daily is a Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Sungrown.  Can’t go wrong with most Padrons, and have been sampling many of the Drew Estate non-infused collection lately.  Currently working through some Nica Rustica Toros that are quite nice.

Word of caution, 98% of the "Cubans" you can buy from someone in the US are likely counterfeit.  If you are out of the country the odds aren't much better.  The only place you can be confident you are getting the real thing is at a La Casa Del Habana store in the typical large cities you may travel.  If it is cheap....counterfeit.  If it has a Plexiglas top....counterfeit.  If  comes from someone who has a friend's brother's sister's cousin who works at a factory or travelled to Cuba, it is likely counterfeit.  Cuba is even overrun with them but in some cases it very well may be a Cuban cigar but it isn't necessarily the real deal.  I have seen some strange stuff in counterfeit, name it.  Real ones can be had, but many times they do better with age.  Fresh ones can be a bit harsh especially in between 6 months and a year or so from rolling.  This is often called a sick period.

Comment 05 Nov 2015

Even better if you want to really have fun, go to cigarbid......I will let you search it but I warn you it can be dangerous....

Comment 04 Nov 2015

Damn our office used to have motion sensors/timers on the lights in the bathroom.  Things were set to like 3 minutes.....youd be sitting down and "click" lights off...