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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January Third, Two-Thousand-and-Three.
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Comment 17 hours ago

While I think he'd be a great hire, I have a hard time believing that the UT brass would pull the trigger on an AAC coach.  I think Texas realizes that this next hire is a make-or-break one for them, and they're going to go all-in on landing a bonafide rockstar.  

I hope Herman gets his shot at UT (and I'm doubly afraid of the monster he'd create there), but I'm betting they'll look to someone with more experience.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

God, I love "The Show Must Go On".  Even though it's a tad too '80s for my taste, the lyrics are incredible -- a vivid portrait of Mercury's struggle in the face of certain death.  

Apparently, May thought that, due to Freddie's rapidly-decreasing health, there'd be no way he could preform the vocals.  So when the day came to lay the track down, May said "Fred, I don't know if this is going to be possible to sing."  To which Freddie replied "I'll fucking do it, darling!" before throwing back a measure of vodka and completely crushing the vocal.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

I'm told I puked all over my future wife's bed, before trying to piss on her dresser.  Then I was moved into the shower, where I was so unresponsive she almost called the ambulance.

I had to work the next day at 5pm.  My stomach was so shot on the way over that I literally had to hold puke back twice.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

Sophomore year (2009).  Ten shots of bourbon in two minutes.  From what I'm told, I had a good time; unfortunately, all that I have to go on is a hazy blur.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

"All is lost?"  Fuck that.
Disemboweling Michigan
will do us just fine.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

"T many Mike Webbers and Torrance Gibson or dare I say Kareem Walkers?"

Yeah man, who needs guys like Raekwon McMillan (GA), Joey Bosa (FL), Eli Apple (NJ), Vonn Bell (GA), JT Barrett (TX), Zeke Elliott (MO), or Mike Thomas (CA) anyways?

Comment 20 Nov 2015

Great write up of one of the all-time greats.  I heard he actually lived off Indianola in Clintonville (must be a good area for music talent, as RJD2 grew up on Maynard).

Also: Barnstorm is criminally underrated.  It contains the original version of "Turn to Stone", in all its raw, bombastic glory.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

Flamenco Sketches or GTFO.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

According to Dave Biddle it is (so take it with a large grain of salt).  For what it's worth, he felt comfortable enough to report on it a year afterwards on Dayton sports radio.  He said it was the reason why OSU scored their last touchdown against Nebraska to go up 63-38 with 30 seconds left on the clock in 2012.  It also kinda corroborates why he replied "Why would it?" when asked if he'd feel nostalgic being in the 'Shoe again.

Error apparent, indeed.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

Probably my all-time favorite film composer.  Glad to see I'm not the only fan on the board.

Here's one of my favorites, "Eternal Movement" from Giuseppe Tornatore's seminal The Legend of 1900.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

Thanks for posting the final duel.  To me, at least, that's the single-best music/film sequence ever laid to celluloid.

Comment 02 Nov 2015

I try to see both sides in most arguments, but the Big Ten is just so fucking stupid here -- it kills me.  

On the plus side, thanks to our natty and the relatative decade of shittieness from the rest of our conference, noon games are starting to comprise the vast minority of our schedule.

Comment 02 Nov 2015

Big college football games are played under the lights.  The Game is a big college football game; ergo, you play it under the lights.

The Big Ten's aversion to November night games is the pinnacle of lunacy.  NFL fans in Cleveland, Foxboro, Green Bay, Buffalo, and elsewhere have no problem with night games in the dead of winter; why should the Big Ten give a shit about temperatures in late November?  All this arbitrary ban does is limit our league's exposure during the most important part of the season.