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Lomar


LA (via Columbus)

Member since 29 August 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching the 2002 season unfold as a freshman at OSU.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Orlando Pace
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd
  • NFL TEAM: Browns (for reasons I cannot fully articulate)
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians (what is wrong with me?)
  • SOCCER TEAM: Reading (the Browns of the EPL/FLC)

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Oct 2014

I read a few...  beginning to think the value of a PSU degree may be inflated.  At least it reminded me of one of the better scenes in Mad Men.

Comment 13 Oct 2014

I'm not sure.  There was a pretty strong push in Europe to try and open an easier water route to Asia and India.  Other ships were going west.  I don't think it's a case of he was a necessary component of discovering the Americas.  Maybe he jumped it a year or two.

I'm down with recognizing that he was the schmuck who arrived first, but celebrating a day in his honor?  Do we really have to do that?

Comment 11 Oct 2014

I think DJ was offering up that as a joke rather than a relative comparison.

That said, rather than look at the twerking thing negatively, you could say she's going from a normal job with a subsistence salary to six figures, taking advantage of that exact kind of dude who finds twerking "cool".  I don't know, if I had a daughter and she went from in debt teaching assistant to that, I'd be ok.

Comment 02 Oct 2014

The company I work for has an office in Dublin, and I have to head out there a few times a year.  Your only hitch is there's a major rugby game starting two hours earlier.  The Irish are batshit about rugby, so you'll probably have to compete for screen time initially.

Four options I can think of:

1) Fitzsimon's (Temple Bar) - Tons of giant plasmas, plenty of  typical US beers (read: the bad stuff, not craft), rooftop bar...  it's the closest thing that vibes to a large American sportsbar.  It also turns into a drunken shitshow at night.  Best atmosphere for a game by far.

2) Porterhouse (Temple Bar location.  For the love of god, do not go to Centre) - Not a sports bar per se, but good TV coverage and they should get ABC.  Food is decent, and they actually do have, in this 11Wer's opinion, the best craft beer options in Dublin... if you're into that sort of thing.  I doubt they'll get as much rugby traffic, so you might be able to score a win there.  TV coverage is mostly by the bars (three levels), but a view shouldn't be too tough.

3) Bruxelles (Inner South, Grafton Street) - Definitely not a sports bar (more of a hipster place).  I can confirm they have ABC, though.  Probably no rugby traffic to speak of, so likely your easiest bet to get beer and a TV.  Their selection on booze is kind of weak, but a safe pick.

4) The Woolshed (Five minutes' walk north of Temple Bar) - It's an Australia/New Zealand bar, but they have a ton of TVs and show a bunch of college and NFL games regularly.  They usually pre-schedule games, and I didn't see OSU on there when I checked, and they're sticklers about the schedule.  The two times I've gone there, OSU wasn't on "the menu", and I got the game, but with serious hassle.  First time I had to haggle down the bartender for about ten minutes; second time I had to buy a round for some dudes to get them to clear a TV for me.  It's a good place, but knowing what I know now, I'd keep it as a safety.

TLDR: If you're watching the game with people, definitely Fitzsimon's (or if you're solo and feeling sociable).  Otherwise, try Porterhouse - they're three minutes apart.  If that strikes out, Bruxelles should be safe and is about ten minutes' walking south of Temple Bar.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

It's unacceptable?  What exactly is it that you feel you're owed?  I'm genuinely curious.  Did you pay for the waterfall in the locker room?  Are you Les Wexner?  If yes to either, then ok, I'm beginning to see your argument.

Otherwise, I have to admit I'm a little mystified what Urban Meyer, or anyone else on that team, specifically is obligated to provide you.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

Far superior TLDR to my own.  It's not my fault, though.  Steak's way tastier than anything high fiber.

Comment 31 Aug 2013

Jordan Hall is living up to his bidding.  The amount of optionality Herman will have on play calling with Hyde back and Hall also in the backfield is just crazy.  The good kind of crazy.

Comment 31 Aug 2013

I'm not ready to sell Decker down the river just yet.  In his first real game he gets absolutely exploited by a future (high) first round pick.

Did his start-to-finish performance today stink?  Yes.  Is it conclusive enough to say he needs to be benched and can't possibly be coached to where he needs to be?  Hardly.

i think we are forgetting just how young portions of this team are.  Not trying to defend today's performance, but I also think the predictions of doom and gloom are, well, a little nutty.  Too soon to tell, and if I am going to trust any coaching staff in the country to drive improvement...  Let's just say I feel pretty good.

Comment 30 Aug 2013

And I finally stop lurking just so I could hat tip this piece.  Moby Dick into LotR capped off by Dark Souls.  Literary gold for the nerdy football fan.

To me the most impressive part is that you finished Dark Souls.  That's the closest gaming comes to masochism, IMO.