Came across a pic of Len Dawson, full Chiefs uniform/game day, smoking a cigarette.
Just wait until you hit the down hill side of your 30s...
The hop article is interesting. I have a college buddy who farms ~750 acres west of Chicagoland, and I've been on him to convert 20 acres, or so, of it to hops. I also have a neighbor who has about 20 acres of family land in SW Michigan (home to Hop Head Farms - supplier of a lot of Chicago breweries), and he's been talking about it for a while.
Big challenges: 2-4 years until fully germinated, and the harvesting process/harvesting equipment are super expensive.
Also, there is apparent talk that it may be peaking (even though brewers today are signing hop contracts 2-3 years out)...
From the Financial Times:
Hop experts are urging caution about further expansion of production. US sales of craft beer rose 8 per cent in the first six months of this year, according to the Brewers’ Association. They climbed 18 per cent in 2013 and 2014.
Earlier this year, the Hop Growers of America highlighted the cyclical nature of hop demand, with Ann George, executive director, noting: “We have seen the downside of this market before due to oversupply.”
Welcome to the least productive Monday of the year. When I'm president, it will be a national holiday.
Unless you're in Finance...Business Day 4! wOO!
Also, this is pretty much the consensus at every large organization.
It's that moment when an Urban Meyer football team gels and comes to the confident realization that it is unfuckingbeatable.
Let's all be unfuckwithable.
-Eddie Vedder, Wrigley Field, 8/20/16
It's already Wednesday. I thought this week was cruising until Whitney told me, after today, she doesn't have to work again until Jan. 3.
I'd be in a coma by Fiesta Bowl kicked off if I had that much paid free time.
After tomorrow my wife is off until Jan 10th!
I found this humorous this morning - thanks!
This is one of my favorite weekly articles/posts...great work.
I watched a lot of those games that summer on TV with my windows open which served as a spoiler due to the broadcast delay; you could hear the cheering from Wrigley while the pitcher was still in his windup so you knew before the ball left his hand that you were about to see a hit. It was entertaining, and the Cubs were also somehow good.
HA. Same here! I was in an apartment a block east of Wrigley on Waveland. That summer was amazing.
As a life long Cubs fan (thanks to my mother, who originally hails from Mt. Prospect - a Chicago 'burb)...GO CUBS GO!
"It's not time to go dive into people, it's time to correct issues."
Brian Kelly: This is the perfect time to dive into your players...*cough* people *cough*...I mean people...
I'm assuming this is a play off of the dinner clubs in Wisconsin, which are still a thing.
Skor is nothing to be ashamed of...
It's always will over skill.
Hawk Harrelson: Did someone mention TWTW???
Buddy of mine has been to Ann Arbor and to Happy Valley for games. Said Penn State is far and away the worst experience he's ever had with opposing fan bases. This is hearsay, but he claims to have witnessed batteries being thrown at OSU fans and the marching band.
I work with a guy, and both he and I agree that the closer one gets to Philadelphia, the worse fan bases get.
Wake me, the No. 1 Los Angeles Dodgers fan, when Los Doyers lead in the 7th inning of a decisive World Series game.
Got to get past my guy, the rest of the boys in blue, and their goat first!
We're into our third ironic decade of LOL The Big Ten Can't Count and that tingle has only gotten weirder.
But it's 40% MORE!
(unless you're a 36-year-old factory worker with three children that swears this next rap mixtape will make the Billboard Top 40)
I'm a soon-to-be 36 year old...already with 3 kids...who swears my next home brew will take my neighborhood block party by storm!
Me and two buddies of mine are staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Bricktown...across the street from the baseball stadium. The area looks/sounds awesome....http://welcometobricktown.com/
11W meet up? Where do I sign up?
A couple of buddies and I are arriving for a 4 day weekend on Thursday morning - we're staying in the Bricktown area of OKC (seems to be a big nightlife destination). A place where beer and food is served, in exchange for money, in that part of town may be as good of a spot as any on Friday night...just throwing it out there...
Saturday, before the game...need to do some Norman recon...
Like someone once told me..."The days are long, but the years are short."
You can get it pre-mixed in Chicagoland...not available in CBus?
EDIT: I think it's awful.
There were no questions for Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald this week following the Wildcats' 22-21 loss to Western Michigan.
Your geography matters.
I think about this a lot during the college football season. My 'formative' years where spent in Columbus, so while I did not attend Ohio State (life directed me elsewhere), I have been a diehard fan for a majority of my life.
However, I originally hail from the great state of Kansas, and spent some pre-formative time in Oklahoma and Virginia. I sometimes wonder what my allegiances would be should I have stayed in any one of those areas...a Kansas State Wildcat, like my father? A Sooner, or Cowboy? A Hokie, or Cavalier? Would I have been as big of a CFB fan as I am now? Even growing up in Cbus, for a few years - in the early 90s - I was probably a bigger KC Chiefs fan (thanks, Dad) than anything...helped by a) my father, and b) Joe Montana. It can be interesting how it all shakes out.
As the 2016 college football season kicks off I'm reminded - as I am every year - we don't get to choose how many of these rides we get to enjoy.
That number is chosen for us. I'll take whatever I can get.
Glad to have these back!