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Frimmel


Classified (via Martins Ferry, Ohio)

Member since 06 August 2014 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I struck out the side on 10 pitches once in little league.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie
  • 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 28 Jul 2016

I've noticed a dreadful habit of only putting the stuff on in primetime that the US is doing well at or they'll only show the US athletes. The gymnastics coverage last go around was dreadful for that. 

I miss Jim McKay. 

Comment 28 Jul 2016

Taking you at your word, that's baggage broader society has dumped on you that you'd do well to set down. There's crap wrapped up in there you'd do well to get sorted for your own sanity. 

Comment 28 Jul 2016

Agreed on the sports that aren't normally broadcast. Fencing and archery and handball and water polo and rowing and the like. 

On the one hand I get the being fed up with the corruption and crass commercialism around the games. On the other though I think the whole thing is marvelous and even with all the grime it is a shining example of humans being awesome. 

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Well there is another application for the various anti-crash auto-stopping precursors of self-driving car technologies we're seeing. The car takes over and pulls over and stops until you buckle up. 

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Manual transmission is going the way of the dodo. Emissions regulations make manuals problematic. Automatic transmissions have also advanced considerably taking away the performance loss that used to come with an automatic. Plus no one wants them according to the dealer who had to call around to find a manual for my new car purchase. 

I'm of the opinion that a manual transmission is likely a considerable theft deterrent at the moment. 

Comment 27 Jul 2016

I'd be happy to oblige. Typing "/s" is faster than using italics anyway. I only use the italics as it is this board's convention. I also agree with the "shouldn't need them" contingent. That being said, it isn't always a bad thing for a group to have their own way of doing things. Getting hazed a bit about the ellipsis and sarcasm font is one of my fond memories of being new here. 

Comment 27 Jul 2016

I heard that saying "I've never unbuckled a dead person" from an Ohio Highway Patrol well before the billboard. He'd come around about prom time and passed stacks of gruesome accident scene photos around, "None of these people were wearing seat belts." I took it to heart. 

Comment 27 Jul 2016

With Coach Warriner up in the box they eliminate an entire step and things that aren't obvious from the sideline likely shine like a beacon from the box. It isn't just sped up communication. Warriner gets the information he needs quicker and clearer. Warriner and Beck can already have whatever they talk about done before talking to Coach Meyer. 

Comment 26 Jul 2016

Grimtonio is in the middle of the pack because of the respect he has earned. If they put him and Meyer last it seems reasonable that you'd have more correspondents showing up only at the end. With Grimtonio in the middle there is likely a fuller house for the less popular coaches. Probably makes for better TV as well. Folks tuning in earlier to hear Grimtonio and sticking around till the end to hear Coach Meyer. 

Comment 25 Jul 2016

I passed on the event assuming that none of the big names would be making it. Also the whole weekday night thing and it being too much for tickets for a friendly even if those guys were playing.