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Kurt


Brooklyn, NY

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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Comment 17 Jul 2015

Now that the Olentangy's been naturalized and the water level lowered significantly I wonder if this is a real possibility.  As I understood after the renovations the field was lower than the level of the river.  After the changes to the river is this still the case?

Comment 16 Jul 2015

I couldn't agree more about the lackluster facade addition.  I wonder if Columbus had a better landmarks conservation agency/program if the university would've been held to a higher standard on the renovation. 

Also, this has been discussed before, and I've made about the same comment, but it's been quite a while, maybe even over a year.

Comment 14 Jul 2015

What I am really getting at is that there must be a more quantifiable method for making the determination than just a gut decision.  Or maybe not.  

But anyway, for all of the (endless) talk amongst us fans about the competition, does any really know how it gets determined?  I'd love to hear from Ross on this.

Comment 14 Jul 2015

Maybe this is dumb, but I have a question: With all of this talk about the QBGeddon, does anyone know exactly how a QB competition is actually resolved?  I assume there's some point tabulation scoring system.  I'm curious how that works and what drills there would be which ultimately lead to the coaches being able to say: QB X is the starter.

Comment 11 Jul 2015

I just signed up for sling last Saturday.  So far so good.  I'm especially excited to be able to watch more international soccer which I haven't been able to do regularly for a long time.  And my fiancee is happy because she gets HGTV.  

Comment 03 Jul 2015

Yea in this case the cyclist should've certainly been going more slowly - strictly out of self-defense (he needed to recognize something was amiss with the slowed/stopped traffic) - because he certainly did have the right-of-way, High Street is a Sharrow.  

Regardless, I believe that he can cause the most harm should be the most cautious.  I say this as I'm nursing a broken rib from an accident I had a week ago in which a pedestrian unexpectedly turned into my path (and into the bike lane).  While technically he was at some level of 'wrong' here, I believe I was too in that I saw him moving indecisively and I should've slowed my speed more than I already had.

DJ, you should get back on a bike!  It's really the best and Columbus is such an easy city to bike around.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Lars failed to mentioned Beamer said those same words on every green before every putt.  Then he finally sunk one to give him a quote with a heart-warming story.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

Harbaugh will never win more than 10 games.  Which is perfect.

Comment 20 Jun 2015

Haha!  Yes I'm in Brooklyn, but I've always managed to be able to enjoy the outdoors here (I grew up in rural Ohio after all).  I had a (small) backyard for a number of years which was great for gardening, grilling, and late-night bonfires.  Now I live very close to Prospect Park and have worked out a pretty good system with a portable grill to get to a good spot in the park to grill and have a good time.

Comment 20 Jun 2015

Depends not just on your preferred level of convenience, but also greatly on your taste.  Charcoal alone is going to give you much more added flavor, not to mention if you toss on a piece of nice wood like Cherry, Apple, or Hickory.

Comment 10 Jun 2015

Living on the east coast I take Amtrak pretty frequently and have no terrible experiences to report (like a few people above), and generally positive experiences.  I've traveled to Boston a few times, both on regional trains and once on the Acela (which was very very nice).  Took Amtrak to DC last October for the Maryland game.  Did the Adirondack route back to NYC from Montreal a few years ago - that's a beautiful ride, particularly along Lake Champlain, highly recommend that.  And I've taken Amtrak to go home to visit my parents via the Keystone route to Pittsburgh.

I like it, plenty of legroom, you're free to BYO, but they also have the Cafe Car.  All of my travel on Amtrak has been shorter distances though (less bullshit hassle than flying short distances - why would I fly from NYC to Philly, Boston, or DC?  Digression: it's the long distances that have been plaguing the system.).

I'm sure you could piece together a pretty nice trip with some train, some rental car, and some flying and take in some amazing scenery.

Comment 10 Jun 2015

Can't disagree with any of that.  Wasn't Lebron even saying not too many years ago that the NBA expanded too far with teams and that the talent was too thin?

Comment 10 Jun 2015

I think the big thing is the supporting cast.  Would Jordan have won all those titles with 3 former Knicks and an Australian?  Everyone must be able to agree that the pressure on Lebron to carry the team must be higher.

Comment 08 Jun 2015

I definitely think there's some truth to this.  Thing is it will come down to the luck of the matchup draw when it comes to the post-season for the most talented pro-style teams like Michigan, Alabama, MSU, FSU, etc.  Because even when a top-level pro-style team meets a top-level spread team, they have no hope - see Ohio State vs Alabama circa January 1st, 2015.