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Michael 12th Warrior

Austin, TX (via San Jose, CA)

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 National Championship.
  • NHL TEAM: San Jose Sharks
  • MLB TEAM: Oakland A's

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Sep 2015

Hit up a bunch of bars (Big Al's, Top of the Stairs, Sharkey's, and a couple others I don't remember), ended up at this tailgate. Every VT fan was incredibly nice, there wasn't even playful smack talk (on either end). And while the lack of animosity was a little atypical, it made me appreciate their downtown/tailgating environment and stadium experience much more so than had they been assholes.

Comment 12 Aug 2015

Link: http://ohiostate.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductSearchCommand?displayImage=N&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=33552&extSearchEnabled=G&search=nike%20free

Just purchased a pair, hoping this works!

Comment 12 Aug 2015

The Nike page now has a countdown for 8 days, 18 hours (Friday the 21st)?


Comment 12 Jan 2015
I am surprised they had the players in the Atrium rooms. The Anatole has two room locations. The atrium rooms are near the front of the hotel, surrounding the food and bar options. The tower rooms are located at the back of the hotel, near the conference rooms, and are configured as normal hotel floors. If they were concerned about noise, they should have put them in the tower rooms.
Comment 09 Jan 2015

It is/was probably a bad Google Adsense ad that contained some sort of redirect. Looks like it happened on multiple sites:

  • https://forums.dragcave.net/index.php?showtopic=165804&st=0&#entry8576172
  • http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=146574668
  • http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=11246618

You should be fine, Google is usually pretty quick about removing these kinds of intrusions.

Comment 03 Mar 2014

Have you guys possibly thought of having all content fall in the main column but highlighting the top stories in the marquee?

It is kind of a weird user experience seeing stories change positions depending on browsing session.

Comment 03 Mar 2014

I'm confused about the story flows and where the newest content on 11W is first displayed.

Right now the three marquee stories are "Bucks Fall in Bloomington" (Mar 2 @ 6pm), "Time to Flush the Rush?" (Mar 2 @ 8:15am) and "Can Buckeyes Beam Up Kirk?" (Mar 2 @ 5am).

These all seemingly fall in line in chronological order, but the first story in the main column is "Net-Cutting Lessons Sold Separately" (Mar 2 @ 6am).

I'm also fairly confident that earlier today, the Christian Kirk story was not one of the three marquee stories, but rather, the first story in the main column.

Do new stories begin in the marquee, then funnel down to the main column? Or are the marquee stories the three "biggest" articles currently relevant? I'm just trying to figure out how I'm supposed to be navigating the site.

Comment 30 Jan 2014

San Diego is good, but Irvine, Santa Barbara and Davis are all very much run-of-the-mill.

Santa Cruz, Riverside and Merced are all sub-par. When I graduated from HS (2005), Riverside was guaranteeing admission to anyone with decent grades/test scores and Merced was taking anyone with a degree.

Comment 15 Sep 2013

In return, Cal showed Ohio State what it's like to play football at a fabulous new facility with integrity and ingenuity. You know, with great weather and amateur players and all the rest.

The recently renovated Cal Stadium has to be the absolute worst stadium I've ever had the displeasure of watching a game in.

They don't have proper bathroom facilities (instead opting for Porta Potties), have exactly one entrance/exit per section for sections that have 70+ rows, the sight-lines are terrible because they put this elevated concrete platform between the 40s for the cheerleaders to dance on (and for some kid to tell their student section when to cheer) and, oh yeah, that stadium is about $500m in debt because they have no alumni support.

Their AD is so tactless that she actively endorses the article:

Comment 29 Dec 2012

She didn't "get what she deserved," no one 'deserves' to be sexually assaulted.

That being said, I'm pretty certain she didn't invite two guys back to her hotel room at 2am on Friday morning for a civilized debate on the current financial state of the United States economy.

Comment 29 Dec 2012
A heavily-redacted police report says a 21-year-old woman told police she believed she was assaulted around 2 a.m. Friday after inviting two men to her hotel room. The report shows only that the men are students and that one is 21 and the other is 20.

The woman told police that she had had several drinks when she invited the men to her hotel.

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

Comment 23 Oct 2012

Given the tatgate scandal, I think it would have been interesting had you asked about Lydell Ross selling his National Championship ring on eBay.