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hodge


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Comment 29 Jul 2015

Fun fact: the three beers in this picture are worth $7.50.  Because Ballast Point sucks and charges 15 goddamned dollars for a bloody sixer.

It's good beer, but it's not $15-a-sixer good.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

But that's the funny part: the owners and the players' union gave him that power.  Goodell isn't just employed by Kraft; he's employed by the rest of the owners as well.  And his whole "dictatorial" power trip is the direct cause of the CBA that the players' union approved.  They wanted to get paid, and they did -- and Goodell got unlimited power in return.

I'm no fan of Goodell, but it's not like he's acting outside of his responsibilities.

Comment 23 Jul 2015

To be fair, Bailey was on the upswing when he was signed in 2014 -- he'd had two no hitters and was coming into his own as the Reds' #2 pitcher alongside Mat Latos.  And while Cueto (or, arguably, Latos) were better pitchers, Bailey had the higher ceiling and was the only one without injury history.  I mean, for chrissakes -- Cueto sneezes wrong and gets injured.

I hate Bailey's deal as much as the next guy; but it wasn't like it was completely without logic.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

Kerr winning over Meyer is a fucking crock.  Kerr beat a Cavs team that was down two of its three best players; Meyer won a goddamned title with a third string quarterback and a bunch of super sophs.

Comment 09 Jul 2015

Two-lane highway all the way.  Nothing more American than travelling the nation's original Interstate system (remember, Eisenhower was inspired to develop our current freeway system after seeing the efficiency of the German Autobahn) and seeing their one-of-a-kind sights.

This site (and the accompanying book) is fantastic, chronicling 11 two-lane jaunts (and points of interest) across the country.  Route 2 (the Great Northern Road) is on my bucket list.  As is the full Pacific Coast Highway.

Comment 09 Jul 2015

Technically, by this logic Jim Harbaugh is part of Woody's tree.  From ol' Jimmy Boy's wiki:

"During his final eight seasons in the NFL (1994–2001), Harbaugh was an NCAA-certified unpaid assistant coach under his father Jack Harbaugh at Western Kentucky University (WKU). Serving as an offensive consultant, he scouted and recruited high school student-athletes throughout several states including Florida, Indiana and Illinois. He was involved in recruiting 17 players on WKU's 2002 Division I-AA national champion team. His father was a football coach for 18 years, including 14 years as head coach at WKU.[4]"

Jack Harbaugh was a DB coach under Bo Schembechler, who was an assistant of Woody.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

I think Meyer has said that he prefers to set his depth charts in the spring -- but I don't think that means he does it exclusively.  Remember when Miller went down early in fall practice?  JT had just eclipsed Jones on the depth chart, something that wouldn't have been possible if it had been set in stone during the spring.

For what it's worth, my money's on JT starting against VT. 

Comment 23 Jun 2015

He missed one in overtime against Northwestern in 2004.  It would have put us up 30-27, with the Nerds getting a chance to tie it up.  

Instead we lost 33-27.  As far as I can recall, it was about the only clutch kick I ever saw him miss at OSU.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

"Marijuana is a gateway drug, alcohol is not."

If alcohol were a controlled substance, it'd be a gateway drug too.  

Comment 22 Jun 2015

I haven't googled it yet, but if the main lodge is what's pictured, then it doesn't appear to be Mad River.  Looks more like Snow Trails's lodge to me.  Granted, I haven't been there in years; but I do go to Mad River ~5 times a year, and I don't recall the structure looking that symmetrical.  

Comment 05 Jun 2015

Might just be the rumour mill, but FWIW:

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Yeah, I don't do the whole "Woo Girl" thing (I'm generally more of the "quiet bar" type haha).  But, as you sages have already noted, I'll likely be so obliterated that I won't give a shit if/when it happens.