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Kurt


Brooklyn, NY

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Comment 23 Jul 2014

Find a way to make that new facade not look so terrible.  That's honestly the thing that bothers me the most, inside you see the old concrete of the original facade and it's beautiful, but the new stuff on the outside just doesn't work.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Love those uniforms, especially Maryland's.  Now I'd like to see a slight variation to rugby which will come in handy when football finally abolishes the helmet.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Ended in the dark, maybe that's what you're recalling.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

I'm not terribly familiar with who Stanford is returning from last year, but I'd like to know what the odds are for their visit to Eugene this fall in comparison to Michigan State's, my guess is Vegas thinks it'll be a lot closer.  Now, not only did MSU just happen to beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl last year, but each team pretty much looks like a mirror of the other.  I'm not saying that spread isn't correct (for July), but the Stanford spread should be relatively equal as well.

Comment 10 Jul 2014

I respectfully disagree with you DJ.  I think programs in the past were built purely on talent hauls whereas today not entirely.  You cite the mid-2000s Florida team but then don't compare their recruiting rankings to ours (almost certain ours were better).  Urban was up and coming with a great offensive scheme and what he refers to as the greatest coaching staff ever assembled.  

I think what we're seeing more and more is a lot of parity which is brought on by more talent on everyone's rosters and also greatly by very good coaches that are maximizing that talent more than ever.  

Just have a browse of last year's bowl games, look at the results and think about the talent on each team.  The gulf between most of them is probably not that much.  Although in some cases the talent gap can be rather large, but a coaching staff making smart decisions can make up a large part of that gap.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

As the city has embraced quality urban infill development, encouraged the renaissance of old neighborhoods like German Village along, invested in walkable and bikeable streets, the more successful its become both regionally and nationally - these things are correlated.  A great city provides its residents and visitors with a great diversity of choices whether it be entertainment, parks, neighborhoods and transportation and Columbus over the past 10-15 years has really been making huge strides on all of these fronts.

Comment 03 Jul 2014

Glad to hear that you are ok and were so lucky.  I had a close family friend who was on the other end of an accident caused by a drowsy driver (he was also probably about your age) and this friend was not as lucky as you.  If you're tired, you should not drive and if you do and something goes wrong I see no such thing as salt in the wound - a citation should be in order.  Pull over and take a nap.  Honestly, in the years I was going to OSU and occasionally driving from my hometown back to Cbus I would get tired and simply pull over to rest for a few minutes.  It's simply not worth the risk.  

Comment 03 Jul 2014

Wow, coming so close on the heels of Philip Lutzenkirchen's untimely passing this sobering.  Glad that he's ok.

So wait...you don't think someone should be cited for something like this?!  Not only could he have injured or killed others alcohol was apparently involved which may have indeed put it very much in his own control.

Comment 03 Jul 2014

This is ridiculous (sigh...off-season), but a couple observations:

1. An unbuilt scoreboard shouldn't get ranked.

2. Not sure that a scoreboard in an NFL stadium (Miami) should be ranked.

3. Bonus points should be given for scoreboards that use the least amount of real estate for advertising during games.  Showing an image of the USC's scoreboard at the Coliseum not during a game is useless.  Likewise for the Texas A&M rendering.

Comment 02 Jul 2014

While invented in the US, basketball was invented by a Canadian.  

Comment 02 Jul 2014

With 45 minute halves, it's two hours and done.

Thank you!  I also love this and honestly support every measure taken in college football to shorten the games.  Before anyone gets bent what I mean is that more measures should be taken to eliminate the dead time in college football.  The true beauty of soccer is that the close never stops.  Our beloved sports here have been built too much around commercial breaks.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

I actually went to the event last night.  Had no idea what it would be and was shocked at how cool it was an who was in attendance - from Eddie George, to Jerry Lucas and Jimmy Jackson, Mike Rozier and Johnny Rodgers, Randy Edsall, Kyle Flood even Darrell Hazell and Brady Hoke (I introduced myself to Hazell, he was such a nice and actually took interest in talking for a bit and asking questions to my girlfriend and I) (we looking around for Brady in the crowd when my girlfriend astutely said, 'I bet his in the buffet line'...ZING!).

Finally I also got to meet Eddie George which was a bucket-list thing for me.

EDIT: It was also very cool to think about being at a Big Ten event in Midtown Manhattan a block away from Grand Central Terminal and that a similar event will be happening in Washington, DC.  Regardless of the current state of Rutgers and Maryland athletics, planting the B1G flag (pun!) in these cities is huge for the conference in looking forward to the coming decades.  Congratulations to the SEC for gaining College Station, Tx. and Columbia, Mo. and the associated cities of Dallas, Houston and St. Louis.  I'm very happy taking the schools with proximity to NYC and DC.

Comment 19 Jun 2014

That's and interesting observation (I was also shocked when I saw Essien trotting on as a sub: how was this guy not starting?!).  Perhaps there's chance the managers from Ghana and Ivory Coast could be swayed by money to alter their lineups?