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Charlotte, NC (via Delaware, OH)

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Comment 18 Sep 2016

Yeah, but winning the national championship kind of corrected the VT loss...

Comment 07 Sep 2016

(For the record, I wasn't the one who DV'd you)

Fair points.  I suppose part of it comes down to parenting style.  I totally get wanting to expose your kids to a variety of people and environments - but I choose to still be careful with the degree to which I expose them.  For example, I had a conversation with a co-worker who suggested I bring my kids to a gay pride parade to introduce them to other peoples' views.  While I have no ill feelings toward gay people, and of course want my kids to treat all people with respect, I drew the line because I don't feel that's an appropriate method to accomplish least not yet with them being so young.  I think part of the challenge (and fun) of parenting is making those decisions and doing your best to mold your kids based on values and beliefs.  It's a tough balance between letting them experience the world and teaching/protecting them in ways that reinforce your values and beliefs.

Comment 06 Sep 2016

I read all of the back-and-forth comments and agree with the logic on most of it.  I do raise an issue, though, in regards to the "teaching your children right from wrong" logic as a means of excusing any and all language in a setting like an OSU football game.  That can be applied if your kids are older and at a point where you can have that conversation with them, but not so easily when they are young.  I have 4 kids, ages 6, 5, 3 and 1 (my poor wife, I know...) and if I wanted to take my 6 and 5 year olds for example, it's not a pleasant atmosphere to have to use someone's foul mouth next to me as a "learning opportunity."  By your bar logic, would it be said that "I shouldn't have brought them to a football game?"  I think we could agree that 5-6 year olds should absolutely be introduced to Buckeye football, early and often.  If they were older, having that conversation about the foul language during or after the game would suffice, but not when they're younger.  I think at that point, the person should (hopefully) have the self-awareness to see the younger fans and try to clean it up.

Comment 30 Aug 2016

Buying low & selling high would, unfortunately, mean buying Michigan stock now but selling just before we kick their ass.  Come on people...investing 101.  It would also mean buying undervalued Bucks who should shine, not necessarily all of the stars who are fairly valued.