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Comment 14 hours ago

I can't believe I'm joining this discussion because the number of times I think about Herman taking a job somewhere is zero when I'm not reading posts on this site. That said, why do so many people think he'd go to USC? I live here. I don't see it. I don't see him being a cultural fit at all, and I'm not sure why he'd want to live here.

Comment 16 Sep 2016

I have an Oklahoma fan coming over to my place tomorrow for the game. He's probably not on 11W, but one of the nicest guys in the world. I think it's fun having "the enemy" over during games. At least, it is when the good guys win. I'm not sure having my USC fan neighbors over was that fun when we lost at home to them.

Comment 07 Sep 2016

A friend who is a big Oklahoma fan will be coming over to my house with his son for a barbecue and to watch the game. He doesn't sound super positive about it, but is just hoping for a good game. I'd be pretty excited about a good game myself, preferably with us coming out on top. I certainly wouldn't complain if we blew them out, though it might make for some awkward conversation late in the game...

Comment 07 Sep 2016

I saw a variety of opinions here on cursing and kids. I've always thought the concept of a curse word or "bad" word is a silly one, but I respect that it exists and try to keep my language clean around kids. An example of a recent failure of mine was when I crewed a friend in his successful 100 mile trail race recently. I brought his young kids to the finish line. It was an emotional race finish. At some point afterward (and this happened because I was up all night with the crewing duties and was somewhat delirious myself), I grabbed him by the shoulder and said "congrats, man, that was pretty f**king awesome!" He shushed me, and of course his son decided to start parroting that everything was "f**king awesome!" after that. Kinda funny as I'm typing this, but he didn't think he was funny at the time...

Comment 06 Sep 2016

Running with my wife on Sunday, a bear cub passed about ten feet in front of me. I shouted "bear!" down to my wife, and the momma bear stood up on her hind legs and looked down at me from a patch of dense poison oak about twenty feet upslope from me. I froze, then the bear started to move, then I backed off toward my wife as the bear charged downhill. It didn't continue toward me, though. It ran across the fire road where I was standing, then turned around and ran back across. It then meandered with its cub back uphill. I had a hard time convincing my wife to keep going the same way we were going.

Comment 06 Sep 2016

I agree with you DannyBeane. My background is as a biologist, and someone who spends enough of his non-working time outdoors to be familiar with viewing cats at a distance. If I saw this video with zero context whatsoever, it would never for a second occur to me that this would be a "big cat", other than wondering why someone filmed it. The proportions are not correct for a puma, and it actually doesn't appear to be that big. It's certainly not a bobcat. It doesn't resemble any other wild cat species that I'm familiar with.

Comment 04 Sep 2016

KCAL/KCBS here in Los Angeles anointed Barrett the leader in the Heisman race, saying he "set the bar impossibly high".