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Comment 21 May 2015

The explanations offered at your link are not at all satisfactory - the meaning of the lyric, as written & sung, is clearly a defense of George Wallace, & specifically of his tenure as the Governor of Alabama. If we can't take it as a given that George Wallace, when he was the Governor of Alabama, was a total racist in both word & deed, then I guess you're right that for some people the word "racist" is meaningless.

Comment 21 May 2015

That's me :) I used to try to engage with rational Michigan fans every once in a while. Sometimes I succeeded, more or less. I think MGoBlog is great, & that Brian is a great writer, even if frequently a dick. I also used to be a regular at Vico's old blog Our Honor Defend.

Comment 12 Mar 2015

Holy shit, I remember Jimmy Ratliff. Didn't Gerald Eaker shoot at Killer's car or something like that?

Comment 11 Mar 2015

This sounds right to me, though it seems there should be quote marks around a lot of it, maybe even a link :) My 1st thought was, well, that's just creating a pain in the ass for somebody else someday, but that's just like me to be thinking of my own lazy needs 1st, ha ha.

On the other hand, I don't know BuckeyeGroove, so I guess it's possible he's got a few acres somewhere, & he/his wife are very knowledgeable & conscientious people, & that they will have done what's needed to ensure that these animals are cared for properly.

My sense of it is that if an animal could *generally* be called *exotic*, & you are just a regular person, then in the vast majority of cases you don't need that animal.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Ha ha, Jack, well done :)

I cannot, in truth - at least not with certainty.

Comment 01 Mar 2015

Oh, I'm relaxed - like I said, I love you :)

Also, there's nothing at all that bothers me about "off-color" language; I use it all the time. Lots of my comments here include it. I'm also not worried about some kind of reign of terror where users get banned for *unpopular* opinions, or anything like that. I just thought, & think, that you were out of line in the 2 specific instances I mentioned. Like I said, ugly. Not impolite.

Comment 01 Mar 2015

Sometimes people get called idiots because they've done something idiotic - like using their ownership of an online forum to say that another person has a half-inch penis, or to call another person a "miserable pig fucker", over a disagreement about the use of that forum. You made a bad choice when you "chose the latter". I'd be interested to know if any staff member here has ever used words like that towards a user of this site.

Sorry, I love you, Ramzy - & I know I'm risking getting burned by the hotness of this #take - but I couldn't not weigh in. It's ugly.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Olbermann was right in the 1st place. While $13M is indeed a whole bunch of money - especially free of context - philanthropy is just one of the things that gets done at colleges. PSU & its students deserve no *special* credit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesson_of_the_widow%27s_mite

Comment 24 Feb 2015

The beauty of it is that, aside from teams with the Buckeyes' level of talent, & notwithstanding the randomness of college kids' performances on a given day (both individually & collectively), it doesn't *matter* how much or what kind of work the opposing teams do. Urban & Co. have an adjustment ready for the adjustments you make, & they can do it seamlessly most of the time because all of the adjustments are already part of their *identity*.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

right on this is bullshit :)

Comment 21 Feb 2015

My own opinion about our QBs notwithstanding, I don't like - not one little bit - George Whitfield lobbying for his client Braxton as the starter. His interests would obviously be better served by, say, a Braxton-led Buckeye team that loses in the playoff than they would be by a Cardale/JT-led one that repeats.

Which makes me glad that George Whitfield has exactly zero influence on who starts at QB for the Buckeyes this fall :)

Comment 11 Jan 2015

As a returner, absolutely you play him. He was (only slightly) more secure with the ball than Jalin as a punt returner, it seems to me, & a MUCH better decision-maker in the same role. It it still sometimes hard to figure out what Jalin is thinking back there. On kickoff returns, any planting/cutting issues should be minimized, & even at 90-95% he is still dangerous.

On offense, the lack of game reps with Cardale should limit him to mostly a decoy role, but again, absolutely you play him some even in that limited role, just to give Oregon something else to think about.