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I_Run_The_Dave


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Comment 21 hours ago

I'm waiting for Houston to make the playoff and TCU/Baylor to be watching from home again.  If we met in the title game?  That would be epic (and we'd better win).  

I also think it's impressive that he pulled a 5* on the defensive side, I would be less surprised with a QB or offensive athlete of some kind wanting to play in the kind of offense that just won a national championship and had backups setting records.  Defensively?  Looks like he's building a juggernaut faster than any of us could have expected.

Comment 21 May 2015

It is, actually.  I took one for the team and clicked it in an incognito window just to see what would happen.  It takes you to a video that drones on and on about nothing and eventually I think it's supposed to be for a new vitamin that they "discovered".  Most of the video content is rambling on about life expectency and aging and how some 100 year old guy in another country can run a marathon, etc etc.  The video autoplays and has no controls so once it starts it's going forever until you close the window.  I didn't have the patience to watch the entire thing, I got about 5 minutes into it and it still hadn't said what the product was or the purpose of the video, so I closed it at that point.

Since then, every time it comes up on my work computer, I click the X on it and report it as inappropriate.  Even though it is "robots", the page it links to has nothing to do with the robots, and I don't want a half naked "robot" on my screen if/when anyone walks by my desk.  I have flagged probably 4 different versions of the ad at least 5 times each over the past few days and I'm getting sick of seeing it.  I get it more than all other ads combined.

Comment 21 May 2015

I've said for a while and I still believe that Arkansas is going to surprise a lot of people this year and could be in the running for the SEC West title.  It would be refreshing to not see Alabama or Auburn in the SEC championship, wouldn't it?

Comment 21 May 2015

And it says nothing about player development either, which I would say we have an edge over Alabama in.  The fact that we ended at #1, and are #1 in returning starters on the list, and are not at #1 for this coming year is completely stupid.

But statisticians can make the numbers say whatever you want, so just because some clown threw some numbers into some arbitrary algorithm doesn't mean that the results mean anything or make any kind of sense whatsover.  Any system that doesn't project OSU as #1 this fall is flawed and anyone with rational thought inside their head will agree.

Comment 18 May 2015

My wife laments the fact that she never got to sit in the "love booth" at Stan's before it burned down.  I never went there but she used to love the place before we met.

Comment 18 May 2015

How about if a team is in the bonus, then they can elect to take the ball out of bounds with a new shot clock rather than the free throws.  It makes fouling to win a poor strategy late in the game, but if they play good defense they could still force a turnover on the inbounds play.

Comment 18 May 2015

It wasn't just the diamond formation, that was just the example I could remember.  Urban used to rave about the San Francisco offense and how he wanted to use many of the schemes in his own offense, and that was quoted many times on this site back then.  In any case, the offenses are similar so it's not as if much of what we will do offensively will surprise him in November.  That doesn't mean he can stop it, it just means it won't surprise him much.

Comment 18 May 2015

Yes its still there, but the Columbus one isn't actually the original, I believe it started in Texas and itself was a rip-off of the Old Spaghetti Factory.  A lot of Columbus-ites (I used to be one of them) mistakenly believe that we invented it.  The alfredo lasagna is still as good as ever, though.

Comment 18 May 2015

If I'm not mistaken, Chi-Chi's still produces packaged products for grocery stores, and I wouldn't be surprised if that was the distribution center and is still active.

Comment 18 May 2015

I used to live on those.  I'd make my family drive all the way to 161 on my Birthday every year, but I still never got a sombrero.  The building is still empty and you can see the outline of the old sign on the outside.  I drive past it at least once a week now.

Comment 18 May 2015

There used to be a Bonanza restaurant on Olentangy River road near where the Kohl's is now.  I don't remember much about the food quality (I was a kid) but they had sticky rolls that were delicious.  I'm sure it was mostly like a bad Ponderosa other than that, but I loved that place when I was growing up.

Comment 18 May 2015

Rax >>>> Arby's.  I loved Rax as a kid, getting an Uncle Alligator meal (my mom must have hated all the cups we'd bring home) and the salad bar for pudding and mac & cheese.  There are several within an hour's drive of Columbus but I've never been able to make it to one.  I've been meaning to for a while now...

Comment 18 May 2015

I used to go to the one on Olentangy River road growing up.  Visiting there in the early 2000's, it was pretty much dead but still open for business.  Sunday lunch and only half a dozen people there and most of the dining rooms closed.  Sad state, really.

Comment 18 May 2015

The Abuelo's at Easton in Columbus is over-priced and not that great.  There are tons of great Mexican places in Columbus that are cheaper.  My current favorite is Blue Agave, they have locations at Polaris and Gahanna -- their Guacamole is made in front of you and is amazing (and they even customize it for you).  

Comment 18 May 2015

There's still a Gatto's Pizza in Clintonville on High St., not sure if it is related at all to the Hilliard one.  Greasiest pizza ever but delicious!  I haven't had that place in years, I ought to get some sometime.  

Comment 18 May 2015

Actually, Bo only beat Woody in '69 because he was pissed that Woody stole his helmet sticker idea that he himself certainly didn't steal from Illinois or the handful of other schools that were doing it prior to him doing it at Miami in 1965...

Comment 18 May 2015

I wouldn't be so quick to say that.

Back when Urban was first hired, and also after the 2012 season, there were a lot of articles on here where Jim Harbaugh was cited as an influence for Urban Meyer.  Remember the diamond formation that he used?  Urban Meyer implemented it in practice, although hasn't yet used it in a game (other than a Spring game).  There are a lot of similarities between the offense that Harbaugh ran with Colin Kaepernick and Urban Meyer's offense.  Granted, I would say that Urban Meyer's offense is more advanced and diverse, but to say Harbaugh doesn't have a pretty good notion on what to expect from Meyer is a little naive.  The only difference is that Harbaugh isn't a former assistant of Urban's.

Comment 15 May 2015

What does Steve Spurrier have to do with it?

On a more serious note, how do we know that Urban didn't help motivate them on their current run?  All he has done at Ohio State is maximize the potential of every player on the team from top to bottom.  His words could have helped them buy in, and then they have continued to reinforce it internally since.  It's possible.  We don't know, nor will we ever, but it's not implausible.

Edit: After actually clicking your link (I already knew what the term meant so I didn't feel the need to read on the subject), I submit that the correlation between Nicholas Cage films and pool drownings is not, in fact, spurious.  Every time I see him in a movie preview I want to throw myself into a pool, too.

Comment 15 May 2015

I looked at the stat sheet from last night's game, and there were like two bench players for Cleveland that were +20.  And then Joakim Noah was like -26 for the Bulls.  Excellent!

Comment 15 May 2015

Is there a winged animal that tastes like pork? Cuz those would be the best tasting wings ever. #randomthoughts

Wolverines, and they may not have real wings, but they have winged helmets.  Not sure if they would taste all that great though...