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Member since 06 August 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I struck out the side on 10 pitches once in little league.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: I am indifferent to the NHL
  • NBA TEAM: I am indifferent to the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Feb 2017

That was where my head was going. In my opinion whiskey not made the way the marketing leads you to believe does not count as "Snake Oil." I thought snake oil was something that supposedly gave you a benefit but doesn't or that harms you instead. 

Comment 03 Feb 2017

For all her accolades Ms. Streep like any other actor is a mere craftsman. She flatters herself with the term "artist." 

Art is the elevation or transcendence of craft. Under which view we can see football players especially the likes of a Brady or Montana or Elway as far more of an artist than Ms. Streep.

Comment 01 Feb 2017

With "not small" I was speaking more to the overall human population and the likes of the 11W intern who went to the walk-on tryouts with regards his size. He's big enough to be of use on scout team at a B1G school and probably could earn some playing time at a MAC. And obviously this kid may flourish in the right strength dojo and grow some more and he probably has his head on right but even with that why does Sparty need to offer a guy like this?  

Maybe I'm just uninformed about how many "not small" guys there are. 

Comment 01 Feb 2017

Details? There are no new details here. There was an incident with the tutor that got him hauled in front of the campus kangaroo court. That information was generally floating about if unverified. But connect the dots of female tutor, accusations of sexual impropriety on Gibson's part by said female, scholarship football player, and a campus student committee. Coach Meyer stood up for Gibson and given Coach Meyer's attitude towards protecting women (look how fast Dunn went down the memory hole along with the Klein and Hyde situations) it doesn't seem a stretch to say that Gibson was "done dirty." 

Comment 30 Jan 2017

Just putting them in boxes even without bubble wrap and even with trying to pull the cart up the keep-blind-people-from-walking-into-the-street bumps would likely have prevented this. How did they even get out of the original building without seeing the looming disaster?

Stupid and lazy is no way to go through life. 

Comment 26 Jan 2017

Yes. "Jedi" is both the plural and singular form. So "The Last Jedi" could be just Luke (he is called such in the opening crawl of TFA I think) or just Rey or both Luke and Rey or there could be a whole passle of them hiding somewhere. It is still clunky and amounts to the conductor shouting "All aboard!" as the hype train prepares to leave the station. 

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Indeed. Eloquent. Brutal though.  A shiv right to the spleen. 

Comment 25 Jan 2017

It doesn't really seem like that should be next in the series. Clunky. 

Ep. VI -- Return of the Jedi

Ep. VII -- The Force Awakens

Ep. VIII -- The Last Jedi

I guess they couldn't just call it Luke Skywalker. Or is that Luke is going to stay a hermit and refuse to learn the ways of the Force from Rey and she'll be off to be the last Jedi? 

Comment 25 Jan 2017

I always like to joke that the hobby isn't actually brewing. The hobby is cleaning that pays you in beer.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Biggest DO to improve your brews is making a yeast starter. I don't think it is what you mean but when you write "two week lag time" my first thought is "You didn't pitch enough yeast." 

The other big DO is controlling your fermentation temperatures and being sure they are appropriate to your yeast. 

Comment 23 Jan 2017

I disagree. I tend to think we got in a lot of trouble this season because The Buckeyes were going to run their offense. Maybe this just goes to the sequencing you're talking about. Take that sweep from under center against Clemson. That should have been some sort of play action so that the next time they could actually give it to Curtis. They always seemed to caught up in the run/pass balance instead ot the actually important balance: the one between taking what the defense gives and dictating what the defense will do. 

Comment 19 Jan 2017

We have essentially the same understanding. If you have to document how you'll be at 85 come fall camp then you don't have any "wiggle" room and you haven't taken 3 over and you're within the league rules.

I will say though if they're going to take more guys than are on the signee list with having to document how you'll get to 85 that's a level of roster attrition not due to graduation and jumping to the NFL that I find disturbing even if it is within the rules.