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Comment 29 Apr 2015

I am explaining this to you from an Iowa residents perspective.  This is what I get told all the time here.  

The dude did well his first few years, took them to the orange bowl, etc.  So it would be like Jim Tressel his first 5 successful great years, then going into mediocrity.  

The two programs are apples and oranges so it's impossible for most Ohio State fans to understand.

Comment 29 Apr 2015

Basically guys the reason they like him is the money he brings into the program and the support he has provided the community.  He has strong support from the alumni and school because of hte work he has done outside of the football program.  It has made it difficult for the people here to just boot him.  

Iowa fans are passionate, but they also know its hard to find a decent human being AND a good football coach.  

Basically think of Tressel without the 10 win seasons.

Comment 27 Apr 2015

I'm glad i'm not a fan of Tennessee because every time I see that kids name in a headline I think guantanamo and wonder why they are sending some poor football player there.

Comment 27 Apr 2015

Nah no concerns, i'm just a huge history buff and world war II is at the top of my list next to the civil war.  I really enjoy learning about those great men and what they did and how much their decision influenced where we are today.  I just don't want some young kid reading these forums to think MacArthur is a badass :) and instead point them towards Patton.

Comment 27 Apr 2015

The Japanese Constitution was largely constructed by MacArthur, and his leadership there post-war led to one of the most successful economic recoveries in history

Yes.  As I mention below he was an excellent politician and a smart man, but those two combinations do not make a good general.  I can get by the egotistical crap, for instance Patton was had a bigger ego than this guy, but Patton was an amazing tactician who was loved by his men.  Doug, was not very well liked, and for a lot of reasons.  

Like I said below, the guy deserves respect, but he was no amercian badass. 

Comment 27 Apr 2015

Sorry DJ, but anybody that pays attention to WWII history knows MacArthur was a drama queen and a halfway decent leader at best.  He relished the camera and the attention more then any other general outside of Montgomery who was in a world of his own.  In other words, the guy was a politician who was slippery as they come. This was proven in several of MacArthur's failed invasions and poor tactics and bad decision making throughout the war (and future wars).  He was often credited for winning battles despite his planning because he happened to have some excellent leaders underneath him that either ignored his orders, or won despite them.

Not trying to hammer the guy, he obviously served his country very well and deserves respect, but he is no american badass.

Comment 27 Apr 2015

Sure, but if you read into it the reason he was in that situation in the first place is because he refused to attack initially when the Japanese first started landing and eliminate their beachhead.  He was asked to do this by his generals several times and simply ignored them.  He also failed miserably at getting much needed supplies to the phillippines before the Japanese attacked, there were literally millions of pounds of supplies sitting around in the US months before the Japanese attacked Pearl.

The guy thought he was superior to everybody and if anybody went against his strategy he either straight up ignored them or whined to the chief of staff.

Comment 27 Apr 2015

Well darn I should have read the comments before posting my own #take at the bottom.  Live and learn.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I get 27 down and 3 up for 53 a month including taxes.  So F all of you with higher speeds and cheaper costs.  Mediacom is a fucking shitty monopoly that must burn to the ground.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

what?!!! I'm in the friggin quad cities and we get nothing like that at all.  

Comment 23 Apr 2015

the easy solution to your mosquito problem DJ is to launch a Dragon Fly attack.  Dragon flies eat mosquito larva when they are just babies, then chase them around and eat them in the air.  Dragon Flies are the F35's of the mosquito world.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

No.  Their quarterbacks are amazing, they are just so fast with their SEC speed they appear slow to mere mortals.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

lol the link even says "Bayern Munich" (even though it's Bayern München but I won't fault DJ for that :) )

Comment 22 Apr 2015

It has been also proven that pets reduce stress levels in humans to a point that improves their health and the risk of those diseases are much less then the positives of owning a pet, especially for those that live alone.

There is a catch of course like anything, if you own 50 pets, then you will probably die of a strange disease.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Careful criticising Texas on expanding their educational opportunities internationally, Ohio State is well known internationally because we do that ourselves.

As for Mack Brown and the AD, to me this seems more of a fun little trip at the expense of that surplus athletic budget, you know, so they can claim they don't make any profit.  Wink Wink, nudge nudge.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

I can only drink 2%.  I tried Skim Milk once, and was very upset someone put water in my glass.

I have a similar argument with my wife, she keeps buying NesQuick to make chocolate Milk and I have to buy a giant bottle of Hershey's syrup on the side like i'm some kind of criminal.  I proved her wrong by giving my daughters chocolate milk with Hershey's and they refuse to drink "mom's chocolate milk, I want Daddy's".

Comment 20 Apr 2015

Until Terrence commented I thought it would be us.  Now...