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Comment 22 Nov 2015

There is something about Ohio State football coaches writing books and bad things happening that is weird?

Comment 19 Nov 2015

Frampton lived in the Cincinnati suburb, Indian Hill, for a pretty long time.  He married a girl from Cincinnati.  They recently split and he moved to Nashville.  You would see him occasionally at the Kroger's in Mariemont.  

Comment 12 Nov 2015

There used to be a Three Dollar Cafe on Rosewell, near Lenox.  Actually, just ask anybody where the nearest Three Dollar, Taco Mac, or Jocks and Jills is,  and you'll be fine.  OSU fans everywhere in ATL.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

Let's frame the question another way:  of the five other teams in the Top 6, who would you like to see lose before the end of the season and be eliminated from consideration?

I'm guessing, deep down, it would be Bama.  

Comment 04 Nov 2015

Many great recommendations here.  I prefer Macanudo Crystals, with a tumbler of Glenmorangie LaSanta in the fall and winter, and Four Roses Single Batch or Woodford Reserve bourbon in the spring sand summer.  

Comment 11 Oct 2015

Remember the Alamo!

Remember Pearl Harbor!

Remember Ann Arbor 1969!  

I think the length of Michigan sucking time is longer than some of our fans' attention spans.  I agree with many here that we are getting everybody's best shot.  But everybody's best shot will not be as focused with the hate that Michigan will be bringing this November in Ann Arbor.  We were a two point conversion away from losing to a terrible team, coached by a caricature two years ago.  

Those who disregard Michigan do so at their own peril.  Fortunately, I know the one guy that won't  be taking this game lightly, and he our head coach.   

Comment 06 Oct 2015

Saw the Gunners at the Nutter Center at Wright State during the Use Your Illusion Tour, early 90s.  Soundgarden warmed up.  They were great.  Chris Cornell might be the purest rock singer ever, even better than Axl, but still ... anyway, GNR was late.  Very late.  Slash eventually came out around 11 p.m. to claim there were "technical problems", but to be patient.  Thank God they stopped selling alcohol.  The crowd was getting very restless.  Eventually, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the lights go down and you hear the first chords of "Welcome ...", Axl shoots out of from backstage like a rocket and bounces off a large speaker bank.  It was on!  They were immediately forgiven for all their transgressions.  Later we learned, from a  Rolling Stone interview, that Axl was having flashbacks of a trip to the nearby Air Force Museum as a boy, with his hated stepdad, and had to be coaxed on stage by the shrink who traveled with them.  Whatever ... GREAT. EFFING. SHOW!!!  They could have been the American Rolling Stones, but they let it get away ...

Comment 01 Oct 2015

Carson was, is, and will always be the benchmark.   I was 10 when he took over the Tonight Show and 40 when he retired.  Don't trust the youtube clips only.  Most of those shows are from the Hollywood era, when Johnny was pretty much on cruise control.  He had the show down to four nights a week for an hour each night.  The first ten years of Carson - the NYC years - are lost.  NBC destroyed all the master kinescopes of those shows.  Occasionally, footage will turn up from that era and it is as if a Dead Sea Scroll is discovered. In NYC, Johnny was on five nights a week, for 90 minutes.  It was less a talk show and more of a cocktail party.  In those days, the guests would stay for the entire show, moving down the couch, as the next guest was added.  It was impossible to script because you did not know how that night's particular chemistry would work.  And even better, there would be the occasional big name celebrity out on the town who, after a few drinks, would decide to drop by and see Johnny unannounced.  Those shows were gold.  Imagine hosting a party and "that guy" shows up?   Anyway, I loved  Dave, thought he was the logical heir to Johnny, and always resented Leno for big-footing him.   I was sorry to see him go, but it was time.  I think he was as bored at the end as Johnny was.  Conan, Fallon, and Kimmel each have their strengths, but I think Colbert comes closest to Johnny's skill set.  He can do the silly Hunger Games parody of the Republican primary, and pivot to a serious conversation with the Chairman of the UN or Malala, the 18-year old Nobel Prize winner.  And that reminds me of the nights Johnny could do Carnak the Magnificent, talk to a dumb starlet, and end with William F. Buckley or Carl Sagan.  

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I'm fine either way.  I trust Urban to make the call.  That said, I think it would a little easier to start Cardale knowing next year, the QB controversy is over.  J.T. knows he still has two full years. 

Comment 05 Aug 2015

Don't knock Kamchatka, people.  It was Marge Schott's drink of choice. 

Comment 04 Aug 2015

The Leftovers is one of the few television/film adaptations that is actually better than the original novel, which was quite good.  They tweaked a few things from the novel that improved the TV series (the author of the novel, Tom Perrota, is one of the producers, so he to be onboard).  The first season pretty much covered the novel, which ended similarly with the TV show season finale.  Now, we are entering new territory. 

Comment 03 Aug 2015

I know how you feel.  It took me 16 years to get back, the last 12 in Atlanta.  Whenever I have a bad day, I try to remember that at least I am where I want to be.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

Huge Reds fan.  I can understand the sentiments, but Chapman is a luxury a non-contending team does not need.  Granted, they have misused him - I think he could have been better than Randy Johnson - but that is water over the dam.  They are currently paying him close to $10 mil a year and he is pitching 50 innings.  If you can unload him for decent prospects, you have to do it.    I am worried more about them dealing Jay Bruce.  He seems to have put things together since early June.  They still control him, cheaply, for two more seasons. 

Comment 22 Jul 2015

I agree.  He is a super competitor and he has a chance to be the greatest college coach of all-time, in terms of national championships.  On top of that, he seems relaxed and happy.  Watching him on Letterman and at the White House, and reading about his appearances at camps and conventions, it just seems he is really in life's sweet spot. 

Comment 20 Jul 2015

M just closed.  The owner of Via Vite on Fountain Square is taking over that space.  Next door, though, is the Café Mediterranean which is good.  Plus, you have Hap's for a nightcap.