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Comment 31 Jul 2014

Since Michigan wins lots of September Heisman's and September Championships, maybe moving it to the last Saturday in September would give them a better chance at actually winning?  Plus, after we crush them 4/5 games into the season, it really gives them nothing to play the rest of the season for, so we can mock their futility for like 4 months!

Comment 31 Jul 2014

She raises an interesting point -- and I will refrain from exploring and debating that point -- but there is such a thing as escalation of force.  If you are being threatened, such as by a drunk woman in a bar that is repeatedly harassing you, you use the minimum force necessary to resolve the situation.  In the military, violations of this rule have severe consequences, even in times of war such as in Iraq (ever heard of rules of engagement?).  I'm pretty sure that breaking her face in 4 places was excessive force.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

Unless, of course, they handle it improperly in the other extreme.

From reports I have read on here, it appears that the parent who complained had her complaint dealt with according to the proper protocols that were in place.  In addition, it appears that prior to that event, and continuously throughout his tenure, Jon Waters has done everything he can to change the culture without losing control of the band.  I have heard that he attended midnight ramp, and my initial opinion was that he was a participant and he was rightly fired.  Now, it appears that he attended, and promptly declared that it would not be allowed ever again.  Paints a different picture of him, yes?

He has a legitimate case for "wrongful firing".

Comment 31 Jul 2014

If this article is true, then I truly believe that he was fired due to Title IX pressure from the DOE without due process.  

Comment 31 Jul 2014

If you are talking about the OIF/OEF wing at the Columbus VA, then I know which doctor you are talking about.  

Comment 25 Jul 2014

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Comment 24 Jul 2014

The funny thing about consent is that, in regards to sexual harassment, is that nobody asks for it.  You only know if it is given after you don't get sued over a comment you make, or an activity you participate in.

I guarantee you that people participate in the midnight ramp who do not want to.  Why?  Because they don't want to be shunned for not participating or for being a prude.  They want to be a part of one of the most prestigious traditions at OSU, and the most famous marching band in the world so they put up with it.  The existence of the midnight ramp, whether voluntary or not, constitutes a hostile environment which is the very definition of sexual harassment.  It has no place at OSU.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Waters was a former member of the band -- he knew all about it before he took up the position.  He could have acted to eradicate it outright from the beginning.  He did not.  Instead, he endeared himself to those participating in it to the point where he participated in it himself.

No, this isn't Penn State.  Thankfully there have been no reports of rape by any of the band members or staff.  But that doesn't mean it couldn't come to that if left alone.  OSU compliance and the administration got it right.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Apparently there has been a culture of sexual harassment in TBDBITL for decades.  The OSU administration and compliance office get wind of it and take swift action to shut it down.  People here complain that it wasn't Jon Water's fault and he shouldn't be held accountable.

At PSU, there was a culture of sexual harassment and rape for over a decade.  The PSU administration knew about it and did nothing.  People here condemn them and think they are the worst ever.

Can anyone else see the hypocrisy in this thread?

Comment 24 Jul 2014

That doesn't mean that kicking rocks isn't fun and that we shouldn't do it anymore.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

How long have you been out?  If they do approve your pension, that back pay is going to be NICE.  As a fellow veteran but with no known service connected medical issues, I'm glad I never had to go through this.  I went to the VA in Columbus one time for my obligatory inprocessing, and never went back.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

146 and 153 people felt the need to favorite these tweets.  Because obviously, we all want to be able to remember this historic event years from now.

This is why I don't twitter.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Everyone in this thread needs to burn their man card.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

I've always felt that using browsing or search engine history for targeting advertisements was an invasion of privacy.  Seems like maybe your neighbor has a legit case against the practice and could file a suit.

I do know that Google advertisements do have an opt out, but I couldn't tell you how to do it as I have never bothered to figure it out.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Were you living in a cave during The Decision?

Have you been living in a cave since then?

Comment 21 Jul 2014

I work in Grandview and we make it up to Miller's Ale house for lunch regularly.  I probably can't say enough good things about that place.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

Wide Receivers.

We have two that have done anything meaningful in Devin Smith and Evan Spencer.  However, I do not trust either to get open against teams with good pass defense.  Beyond them, we have a lot of unproven talent and I'm not confident that we have a good coach at that position to help them turn the corner in their college careers.  And I believe this position group will be the difference in whether our offense has any success this year.  We are not going to be able to rely on our running game in the same way that we did last year, so the wide receivers will need to step up and Braxton is going to need the confidence and accuracy to hit tight windows.

I am confident that this group will be more than serviceable, however it is the biggest weakness (and possibly the most crucial to our success) of all the position groups this year.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

It also might be against Amazon's policy.

What might be interesting is to have a weekly/monthly "top 5 weirdest 11w purchases" column.  We could then click links to the amazon product page and make fun of any reviews that might have been written on them -- and then try to match the reviewer to 11w members.

This might also be against Amazon's policy, but it would be awesome.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

Rather than worrying about what should be on the FAQ page, how about this:


As far as voting policies, I'm of the mind that those who abuse their voting privileges probably don't read or care about what the FAQ/Commenting Policy/Voting Policy says about it.  A confirmation box on a downvote button click might add some deterrence, though.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

I feel like debating those two is like debating the winner of the special olympics of fast food.  But I'll weigh in here -- Gold Star usually tastes better between the two, but the stores are waaaay more ghetto.  However, on most days, given the choice between the two, I'd choose to go hungry.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

They actually have a little picnic area with a charcoal grill outside my building...  but I arrived at work without charcoal and without steak so...  ugh it's only 10:00????