I think it's the more sense of community & family with tOSU and the Univ of Dayton, having spent much time (and money) at both places. They have had a profound effect on my life. With pro teams I'm a fan but from a distance. Being a Reds fan or not being a Reds fan wouldn't have changed my life too much.
I use both. I tend to use "we" more with college teams and "they" with pro teams.
In all seriousness Cueto & Chapman are (and should be) gone, Leake might go and Bruce may go too if they get the right offer. I can see ol' Walt trading Brayan Pena and Marlon Byrd as well because they can add some value to and depth to a playoff team. I think only Frazier is untouchable. It would take the perfect offer to get Billy Hamilton because he makes nothing and is still very young, makes no sense to trade him. I don't think anyone will want to take on Phillip's contract, no offense for all that money.
Thanks for this post Hov. I didn't even get through the 1st paragraph and I was was skipping to the comments. Went back and read the whole thing. The actual football part of the post is a nice read, the rest is garbage.
Maybe I'm just not getting it but I don't understand how killing the resale market would make more tickets available. I would think it would make tickets harder to get as there would only be one source (the university) and one transaction. If you don't or can't get tickets from the 1st level of the market (again, tOSU) you're out of luck. With the current system tickets are always available, for a price, determined my the market. Eliminating the resale market would mean the season is essentially sold out today with virtually no opportunity to get 2015 tickets. The only tickets I could see coming available would be if an opponent school returned some of their allotted tickets before a game.
This is a horrific idea. I know several people who are season ticket holders and rotate the tickets through family members (myself included)
who actually WANT to go
to the games.
Exactly, they have yet to outprice their market.
Smart people in Vegas. Those buildings weren't free.
I absolutely agree that if there are good offers out there it's a bad baseball move to sit on your hands until after July 14th.
The reason they're waiting to deal Cueto (and Chapman, and maybe Leake) is because of the All-Star Game being in Cincy this year. The owner Castellini is a competitive guy who takes pride in his team and his city and he's not going to deal their best player before the eyes of the baseball world are upon them.
No reason to have a quality top line closer if you're going through a rebuild. He's a fan favorite and super fun to watch but if the Reds are going to blow it up, Chapman's gotta go too.
While this may be true, a loan would have an end date when the principal is paid off while their lease would go on indefinitely.
It's a tough pill to swallow but a fact of life. Sometimes employers are going to put limits on things you can do, even outside of work. Particularly when the employer/employee relationship is contractual and not at will like a lot of us work. I hold a license for my employment that restricts me from certain actions and excludes me from others. So basically its a sucky situation but get over it.
Well color me jealous. Holy Warren Gamaliel Harding that's a great gig.
Kingy's, Grapevine, Ange's, and Marion's! Delicious. Now I'm hungry...
He must follow the golden rule; he who has the gold, makes the rules.
Is that Ricky Stanzi's music I hear?
At the end of the day did he do major harm to his program? Probably not. But wow it's endlessly amusing!
Yes exactly! If he didn't want to do the interview say no when they ask. Don't go on national radio and make a fool of yourself.
I started down the mgo rabbit hole, got about 20 posts in and had to stop. I'm not a masochist.
I'm headed down to Cincy for the All-Star festivities, this takes it up a notch. Makes sense that in 2015 you can't have an All-Star anything without Urban weighing in, can't wait! #votefrazier
Kip is a lock, he's not going to start but he's leading
the world the league in WAR and the tribe has to have someone in!
I understand, to a point, that fans of a team and university will defend and support their people. But I don't hear OSU fans falling all over themselves to support or defend Art Schlichter. Maybe I'm wrong and there's a subculture of Schlichter defenders out there, but I haven't seen them, certainly not on this site. I do understand that we live in a grown up and complex world where things aren't always apples to apples. My point is simply that comparing the offenses of lying to the NCAA about trading some gear for some tattoos (which is not a crime) to lying about child rape (which is a crime) is not a strong comparison.