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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 16 Aug 2016

Wow, it is one thing to not answer but you have to at least have a "non-answer" answer. He's at least got have some sort of lackey/assistant who's going to remind him that he'll be asked and should be ready for it.

Comment 16 Aug 2016

That was a crazy race. Good on Simpson for sticking to her race and still having something in the tank at the end.

Comment 16 Aug 2016

Some forms of evil are summoned by speaking their names. "Bloody Mary" being a prime example in this. 

While Ms. Granger does have a point that point does not apply in all cases nor in the case of TTUN. We do not speak their name not from fear but from a place of power. Why does PeeSU want so bad to be called "Rival" by us? So they can take power out of that. 

There is power to be given and taken in the naming of things. Hoke tried to name us but couldn't make it stick and though he did get a win (over a man not NAMED head coach) had little power over us. He tried to take some of the power we have by being able to call them by something other than their proper name and not some lame childish taunt like "Suckeyes" yet everyone knows who is meant. 

That we call them TTUN is not a sign of our fear but of our confidence. 

Comment 16 Aug 2016

Girls, for the most part, don't cut off all their hair until after they leave college. Also probably trying to stay "girly" though they are athletes i.e. doing a "boy" thing. Look at the female athletes in the Olympics. Short hair is the exception. 

Comment 15 Aug 2016

Disassembly was not required. After clearing the ice that allowed the basket to be removed I could see the collection tray and drain. I just kept doing the hot water via turkey baster and mop it up thing. Just about the time this was growing really tiresome I heard water running into the drain pan beneath the unit. Did a few more bowls of water mopping up and emptying the drain pan. Gave it a rest. This morning the unit had done the "self-defrost" thing as there was water in the drain pan. 

There is still some ice built up but the major issue seems taken care off and I'll do some more of my own defrosting this evening. I'll get all the remaining ice cleared and be sure I've got the drain cleared but disassembly should not be required. Which is good because all of the what appear to be hex-head machine screws holding everything together are too shallow/small for my crescent wrench and do not fit any of my sockets or nut drivers (neither inch nor metric.) 

Barring a power outage before I get home most potential disasters seem to be averted. 

Comment 14 Aug 2016

It is mostly an "operator error" I think. Something that should have been caught well before this but that just doesn't get thought about until it gets sideways on you.

Comment 14 Aug 2016

I've finally gotten the basket out and it is quite obviously a drain issue. Should be fairly easy to sort out now that I can get at the back of the freezer. I'm guessing that there is a clog or the pan is not on enough of a slope after decades of opening and closing and instead of running out and to the pan underneath where it can evaporate it pooled up, froze, and so on.

Comment 11 Aug 2016

I'm sure it is very difficult. A stone 44 pounds first off and there is the whole standing around on ice thing. It is however the only winter sport that doesn't involve imminent danger to life and limb and there is the not a lot of running part. And:

Comment 10 Aug 2016

Love it. Too bad she didn't medal.

She beat Sabrina Massialas (sister of the Rio '16 men's foil silver medalist) for the 2016 NCAA title. The Buckeyes are becoming a force in fencing. They finished second in this year's NCAA championships. 

Comment 10 Aug 2016

I could get behind this idea as well. Isn't Modern Pentathlon on the "potential cut list" for upcoming games? 

They ought to come up with a "modern" Modern Pentathlon. Some sort of dirtbike or offroad driving race, rifle/pistol/mma, swim, climb sort of thing. 

Comment 10 Aug 2016

Assuming I didn't have to keep holding down a day job I'd go with the above folks talking about the shooting sports. While talent helps you get the good stuff out of hard work I think the gap there would be smallest. Also running not required, flipping upside down not required, getting wet and appearing in public in a swimsuit not required, getting sand in your shorts not required. 

I might have a shot at fencing but I don't think four years would begin to get you in decent enough physical condition to even get to come in last in a qualifying event. 

With the winter games giving curling a go might be an option. 

Comment 10 Aug 2016

Thanks. I figured it was something like that. I don't know that any country would be a fan of it. I'd think a small nation would want bigger teams. Then they don't have to find four great at everything gymnasts and would be able to field a more capable team overall since they'd have room for specialists. I'm also a bit unsure of how making already small teams smaller will grow the sport. 

And they're still going to be behind the large and prosperous nations. 

Comment 10 Aug 2016

So Costas mentioned when interviewing the victorious women gymnasts that they are again reducing the size of the women's gymnastics squads for the next games. Does anyone know the story there? 

Comment 09 Aug 2016

There's sneaking on to elevenwarriors at work to drop a quick post while something compiles and there's watching sports at work. And I don't have a Roku.