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Comment 4 hours ago

Does DJ not remember Sullinger, Diebler, Lighty, Buford, and Craft being upset by Kentucky a few years ago?  Does he not remember how gracious their fans were?  Go North Korea!!!

Comment 4 hours ago

Lew Alcindor's UCLA team went 88-2, with three NCAA titles and a 47-game winning streak.  Plus, he graduated.  Bill Walton went 86-4, with two NCAA titles, a loss in the semis to eventual champion NC State, and, at one time, had a 74 game winning streak (part of an overall 88 game winning streak).  Plus, he graduated.  Kentucky might go 40-0, but they will never be great.  At least, to me. 

Comment 4 hours ago

True this!  Those tucked safely within the confines of inner Ohio don't have to put up with Big Blue Nation.  Like Alabama, the state lags behind in so many important measurements, yet the elites use the success of their sports team as a distraction for the general populace.  They don't have to fix their education system, or address infant mortality rates, or health issues, or crime, or social dysfunction, as long as the Tide is rolling and the Cats are going.  They're #1, baby, in the ONLY thing that matters.  I hate Notre Dame, but the emphasis there is still on education.  Brey is not recruiting kids to put in their one year and turn pro.  Calipari, the guy with two final four appearances vacated at two different programs, has finally found his ideal situation.  A program big enough and with enough resources to shield him from the rules.  I might be an idealist, but I don't think Matta recruited DAR with the argument that priority number one was getting him to the NBA ... 

Comment 22 Mar 2015

"Run For Your Life" was a great show.   There was a similar one about a guy who ditched his job and took off on his    Harley looking for adventure called "Then Came Bronson".  It was similar to "Route 66", but a little darker.  I always loved "The Avengers", which ABC would show during the summer.  I was in love with Diana Rigg.  It is unsettling to see how much she has aged now on Game of Thrones, and I havent!   Also loved "The Prisoner" with Patrick MacGoogan (sp?).  

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Me too.  I think I heard too much about it before seeing it.  I love Bill Murray in almost anything, but Carl really bugged me.  Did anyone else find it hard to believe that the character who played Danny in Caddyshack was the alcoholic CIA station chief in this season's Homeland??

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Tootsie.  When Emily Kimberly reveals herself to be the long-lost brother, Edward Kimberly, Dabney Coleman's take "Oh, God, here come the terms"  And Bill Murray, sitting at home, observing "That is ONE nutty hospital" still kills me. 

Comment 15 Mar 2015

We do owe them one.  Ever since they upset the Sullinger/Buford/Lighty/Craft/Diebler team, I have pretty much reset my expectations per OSU hoops.  If we could not win it with that team, I can't see us winning it.  The UK fans here in Cincinnati are pretty obnoxious and that was a tough loss to swallow.  

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Forgot about Last of the Mohicans!  Excellent movie.  Magua is one of the most loathsome villains of all-time.  Evil incarnate.  Chingachgook with one of the great revenge killings in movie history! 

Comment 14 Mar 2015

I am wrapping up a career in I.T.  I can't say that I enjoyed a single day.  Some were better than others.  I made some great friends and worked with some really smart people.  It was secure and lucrative, but many days were a pressure cooker and I was never passionate about it.  I think back to a backpacking trip a good college friend and I made through Europe immediately after graduating in '75.  A couple of guys who lived in a double on Lane Avenue had an arrangement with a charter company that provided cheap flights from NYC to Brussels and back.   When enough people had signed up, the flight was scheduled.  It was dirt cheap, like $400 round trip.  You just had to get from Columbus to NYC and back.  Anyway, we bought three-month Eurailpasses and a copy of Frommer's Europe on $10 a Day, and wandered the continent from top to bottom and back.  Made it from the fjords in Norway to the Greek Isles, from Barcelona to Vienna.  Ran with the bulls in Pamplona.  Got thrown out of the casino in Monte Carlo.  Met all kinds of interesting people, and a fair number of American coeds.  There isn't a day that passes that I don't think about that trip.  The kicker is when it was time to go home, the same rules applied, you contacted the office that the Columbus guys were partnered with in Munich and let them know that you were ready to go home.  They then would let you know when to be in Brussels.  It just so happened that when we were in Munich we decided to drop by and meet the guys in person.  It turned out to be an American couple.  It also turned out that they also were looking to come back home and needed two people to take over the operation.  My buddy and I thought about it, but it seemed risky.  We were 22, what did we know?  We had just spent four years in school and were ready to get our lives started.   I look back on that decision as the one I would like to revisit.   I see Rick Steves now and think "he stole my life." 

Comment 06 Mar 2015

I can't believe he would sell his varsity jacket!!??  I think if I ever earned one, I store it in a fire-proof safe until it came time to be buried in it. 

Comment 02 Mar 2015

In addition, there was already talk about that team being the greatest college team of all-time.  Plunkett beat them the next year in the Rose Bowl, which was also painful, but had they beat Michigan in '69, I think they would have had a legit shot at running the table for three years and back-to-back-to back National titles. 

Comment 02 Mar 2015

We rented wave runners and did a tour around the key.  A blast. Took about 45 minutes.  Restaurants are great.  Duval Street is great.  Sunset at Mallory Square is great.  Everything is in walking distance.  The Hemingway House is fantastic, especially if you are a fan.  Also worth visiting is Harry Truman's "Little" White House, where he would visit while president and the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

230 yards against Nick Saban and #1 ranked Tide is a pretty solid argument.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

I enjoy M Man's perspective.  I also enjoyed BamaMike's.  I don't recall seeing anything from him for a while?  I hope the Sugar Bowl didn't run him off.  I have a sneaky feeling that his Buckeye girlfriend dumped him, or he was posting with the magnanimous ease that comes when your side is crushing the other.  Or maybe, he is BuckeyeMike on the RollBamaroll site now?  With a Bama girlfriend?