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Comment 21 Nov 2014

Soccer Bucks Win!  Soccer Bucks Win!  The Buckeyes beat Akron 1-1 / 13-12 PK shootout and will next play Notre Dame in Round 2!  

http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-soccer/recaps/112014aaa.html

Comment 18 Nov 2014

They were loading a barge with fireworks for New Years Eve when something ignited.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Investigators were trying to determine Friday what caused a truck loaded with fireworks to explode during preparations for a New Year's Eve show, killing two technicians and critically injuring an off-duty deputy.

The blast, which happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, blew the top and sides off the white cargo truck.   Employees from Classic Fireworks by Events Inc., a New Orleans-area company, had been loading fireworks on a barge at a wharf on the Harvey Canal. The barge was to be towed up the canal to the nearby Mississippi River, where it was scheduled to be the launching point for the midnight fireworks show held every New Year's Eve on the New Orleans waterfront.

Authorities say a decision had been made to scale back the show, so workers were taking some of the fireworks off the barge and putting them back on the truck.   One man was in the truck and another was just outside it when the explosion took place, said Austin Banks, a spokesman for the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  The dead were identified as Jason Stamps, 24, of Slidell, and Scott Benoit, 29, of Harahan.

``Scott and Jason were trained pyrotechnicians.  They worked with Classic Fireworks for some time,'' Banks said.  But, he added, any work involving fireworks is risky.

On Friday, ATF agents were examining the truck's skeleton, looking for clues to what caused the blast.  Benoit's brother, Eddie Benoit, 41, of Harahan was in critical condition Friday with burns over 50 percent of his body.  The elder Benoit was a sergeant with the traffic division of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. He was off duty and it was unclear whether he was employed in any capacity by Classic Fireworks or simply helping his brother.  The company's president did not return telephone calls 

Comment 18 Nov 2014

Fatpants, I was there, too, but I didn't see you.  ;^)

'98 was the year that the fireworks barge blew up.  Bourbon Street was pretty wild - I've never been to Mardi Gras, but I was told that it was a mini version of Mardi Gras.

Comment 12 Nov 2014

Your timeline would jeopardize FSU's chances of making the playoffs and/or being considered for a bowl game.  "Ain't gonna happen."

Comment 10 Nov 2014

It's interesting that this guy is now coloring his 'stache red.  I am totally disgusted with how much air time these guys get. I hope my theory that these guys get preferential treatment when requesting tickets is wrong - "Dear Ticket Department, this is Buck-I-Guy and I would really like to get tickets to the National Championship game."

Comment 02 Nov 2014

Just curious, but what was your "omission"?

hopefully the Bucks practice on grass all week rather than the field turf outside the Woody.  I agree with the others that we have more to worry about than the surface we play on.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Too many posts to see whether someone has already posted something similar, but a couple of random thoughts:

1.)  Our loss to VT was 12 days after learning that we would be without Braxton and the staff had to prepare JT (and the rest of the team) for Navy versus VT who was playing William and Mary.  I'll wager they spent most of their preparation scheming for the Bucks.

2.)  Why is it that two of our "tougher" opponents get a bye week before playing us?  PSU and MSU have bye weeks immediately before playing OSU.  Both are night games, on the road, in hostile stadiums.

3.)  Will Tom Herman learn from watching the PSU offense using the wide receiver screen to near perfection?

This was a tough win in a tough environment for a young team whose offensive line had </= starts compared to the PSU offensive line.  Keep improving and let the chips fall where they may.  We might only be able to be Big10 Champs and win our Bowl Game with the current playoff system.  I would be happy with that for this team.

Hopefully everyone came out of this game healthy but we need to run JT less to keep him healthy for the MSU and UM games.

Go Bucks!

Comment 05 May 2014

Minor correction, it is the Van Wert Cougars, and Bath and Kenton Wildcats, along with the Celina, Defiance, and Elida Bulldogs, the Shawnee Indians, Wapakoneta Redskins, and Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in the WBL.  I will be surprised if Sherman sees the field if he is lucky enough to go to a D1 school.  He has a side-armed delivery that will not work at a higher level and he isn't as elusive as either of the Mauk boys.

Comment 23 Apr 2014

I think it will tell the young guys that OSU has as much to offer as 'Bama.  Getting a 'Bama grad to transfer instead of playing another year for Saban might put thoughts in their heads that all is not right in 'Bamaland.

Comment 22 Apr 2014

Could it possibly be the roller skating rink that later became the Big Bear that was torn down when they built the River Watch Condos?

Comment 22 Apr 2014

Similar to Gene Smith's contract bonuses for Olympic sport National Championships, I think Mark Emmert receives a bonus for every professional contract that is signed by an NCAA athlete.

 

my sarcasm font isn't working - it shows up in italics while typing, but not when posted.

Comment 16 Apr 2014

The NCAA proposed in committee today to allow more meals for athletes.  If approved it will go into effect August 1.  Non scholarship athletes would also be allowed to eat at training table.  This is a step in the right direction.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

I am in favor of athletes receiving a scholarship for the "true cost" of their education, including proper room and board.  Athletes shouldn't be living in Taj Mahal dorms or apartments when I've seen some of the off-campus housing that the average students are subjected to.  BUT, they also shouldn't be going to bed hungry and should be able to eat nutritious meals that will meet the needs of their rigorous workouts.  Perhaps Mr. Napier should be spending more on food than on his body ink.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

The more important question is "Was the pig okay with this?"

Comment 07 Apr 2014

While I am in favor of the athletes receiving a scholarship for the "true cost" of their education, I would argue that the outbreak of ink on some of their bodies indicates that they already have spending money.  I would also like to put at least some of their stipend in a trust fund that is given to them upon their graduation.  That would be an incentive for them to finish their education and improving the graduation rates for the university and their respective sports.