Like him or not, he's a passionate man. I like that about him, and it's obvious that Meyer sees something in him too. I don't think he was spouting bullshit about OSU, either; he probably loves this school more than anyone else on staff (including Meyer).
Apparently, they're no longer accepting applications for beta testers...bastards.
Pro tip: check out Kroger's Simple Truth bacon. It's not with their other bacon, but really close (it's with all the other "natural" sausages). It runs a bit pricey (~$8 for 20 oz), but it's incredible: thick sliced, applewood smoked (as best I can tell), and made from certified-humane pigs in Canada. Best bacon I've found in the supermarket, and believe you me, I've eaten a lot.
Clay Travis; gross.
I'm going with Thomas, but don't sleep on James Clark -- homeboy seemed poised for some solid contribution before blowing out his ankle.
Let's get this out of the way, first and foremost: this isn't Columbus. Dayton's a city that peaked back in the early 20th century, and has been suffering the subsequent exodus of most of its skilled labor force as plants have closed and companies have moved (NCR, I'm looking at you).
That being said, Dayton's becoming something of a hub for White Collar workers. Wright-Patt is a mecca for aerospace work (there's a number of engineering firms dotting the landscape around it), and the city has lunged at this newfound identity to become something of a destination for computer-related "Fresh-outs" from college. In doing so, the government's put a lot of money into revitalizing downtown (it's not there yet, but it's getting nicer), and making the city befitting of its self-proclaimed "Tech Town" moniker.
As someone who saw Columbus grow up right before my eyes, it feels like Dayton's in the very early stages of such a resurgence. For someone who was used to the "culture" of the Capital City, I was a bit shaken when I came out here, but I've found quite a bit of fun here. Rec league sports are pretty popular here (I play broomball and indoor soccer), which isn't terribly surprising considering the significant military presence in the area, and the cost of living is low (especially compared to what you're accustomed to in DC).
If you plan on moving here, I'd check out Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairborn, Yellow Springs and the outskirts of Xenia -- they're all nice areas with some really cool places to hit up. Remember though, this isn't Columbus or Cincinnati: you're going to have to work to find the gems. They are out there though, like my favorite bar, The King's Table: an absolute dive with cheap, greasy food (they sure know how to work a deep fryer), and 40+ beers on tap. It's almost a metaphor for the city itself: rough at first glance, but wholly rewarding nonetheless -- provided you can adjust your frame of reference and not expect it to be a big, bustling, high-culture city.
Michael Bay is the worst.
Yeah, like everyone of consequence -- including Spielberg and Williams -- completely mailing it in.
But does this mean that the staff no longer is feeling confident about Gibson?
I'm pretty sure that Rodriguez just outclassed Keanu Reeves's performance in Speed.
Granted, that's not saying a ton, but it's impressive nonetheless.
It's really sad that this it's 2014 and the Big Ten is finally doing this. Things like this underscore why we're so far behind the eight ball, and only now are starting to catch up.
At least Star Wars is on Spike, so the day's not a total loss.
There's no way that he believes all of that. To go that far off the deep end over a self-reported, eight second phone call? He's gotta be pandering to the thousands of lunatic-fringers who either (A) hate OSU, (B) hate Urban Meyer, or (C) hate all of the above.
And if that's what he's really doing, it makes him that much more of a hack for doing so. I wonder what it feels like to not have a soul.
I can see Matt Hayes's erection from space.
I'm sure some of it is apprehension to the functionality of, as well as nagging bugs with, the new site. I'm still adjusting, but I find that the more I use the site, the more I start to get the hang of it. Like any big change, it takes time to adjust -- and even though this new site is a drastic improvement over the last, we're still habitually conditioned to the old site's layout, which is making it hard for some people to adjust.
The loss of the "Recent Comments" section has been contributing a bit, since it not only told you what conversations were taking place, but where the "hot spots" of the site were. Granted, it wasn't anywhere near perfect -- I used it in conjunction with the auto-updating forum list on the front page -- but I think that bringing it back could help to assuage this issue. Perhaps, instead of a scrolling list, there was a smaller box, displaying a slideshow of the first ~100 characters of the last 10 comments in block quote format, with the user and and thread displayed as well?
Couple that with the fact that we're in the depths of a (relatively) lackluster basketball season and a (relatively) slow part of the recruiting cycle, and it's pretty easy to see why commenting seems down. Give it a few months and everything will be back to normal.
Personally, I'm commenting less because it feels like the overall discourse has been a bit down lately (most likely due to the aforementioned reasons). I peruse the forums quite a bit, I just haven't seen much that's really drawn me to comment.
Okay. Let me preface this by saying that I love "The Wire" and it's definitely a great step in the right direction.
I was just commenting on another thread, and realized that the loss of the "Recent Comments" on the front page has hurt the discourse of the site (granted, it's a combination of many things), since it's much more difficult to track where the "hot discussions" are, and what's really being said.
That said, I wonder if there's not a way that a small box could be added to the front page that combines the features of "11Wire" and a "Recent Comments" box: perhaps, instead of a list, a scrolling "slideshow" of sorts could be employed to display the first ~100 characters or so of the 10 most recent comments, along with the user who wrote them, and the thread they were featured in? That way we don't just know what's being said (a la the old "Recent Comments" section), but who's saying it and where (a la "11Wire").
Just a thought; but I think it might go a long way toward improving the very aspect that made the old site so great: the superb discourse and community.
Including Florida in this was a terribly bad idea. Everyone knows that jorts are the exclusive game-day attire of Gainesville.
I don't know that I'd necessarily say that 'Bama's dynasty has crumbled. They've won three out of the last five championships.
Sure, they've lost two straight, but I think it's putting the cart before the horse to really say that 'Bama's dynasty is over.
... “(The Office for Civil Rights) has determined it is appropriate to proceed to investigation on the following issue: that the University failed to promptly and equitably respond to complaints, reports and/or incidents of sexual violence of which it had notice, and, as a result, students were subjected to a sexually hostile environment.”
So I'm a tad confused, didn't Ann Arbor's Police Department investigate the incident in 2009? Is the accusation that UM didn't do enough to drive said investigation? Did they not report it?
I see they have tequila, do they stock any mezcal?
Here's a few of my old standbys. Whenever I'm in town, I make it a point to hit at least one of these.
- Hang Over Easy: Greasy diner food and drinks -- best breakfast around.
- Los Guachos Taqueria: The best tacos al pastor this side of Mexico City.
- Ray Ray's Hog Pit: Best brisket north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
- Betty's: Pinup-themed dive bar in the Short North. Great cocktails, craft beer, and food. Apparently, they're moving to Gay Street in the future, something that makes me very sad.
- The Brazenhead: My second home when I lived in Columbus. Friendly bartenders, ~10-15 beers on tap (can't remember anymore), good food, and relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
- Barrel 44: Whiskey bar in the Short North. Nice selection of whiskies (predominantly Bourbon and American whiskey with a decent Scotch selection -- predominantly Speyside) with good food to boot.
Major props to all you Buckeye daddies and daddies-to-be. You all have far more patience and discipline than I can ever imagine having.
Blazing Saddles is an incredible film.
Fun fact: Slim Pickens wasn't Mel Brooks's first choice for the role of Taggart. He wrote the role for, and first offered it to, John Wayne. Wayne took one look at the script and said that while his image would never sustain such a performance, he'd "Be the first in line to see it."
BBC's Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the titular character, and Martin Freeman as Watson. So far, they've done three seasons with three episodes apiece (all 90 minutes), and it's really compelling stuff. Not as deep as some other shows, perhaps, but it's just a damn good time.
True Detective seems phenomenal, I've only caught one episode so far, I take it it's living up to the hype?
My favorite show on television currently. Superbly written and really good character development.