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NapervilleBuck


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Comment 08 May 2015

You are probably too late for reservations now this close to the season for hotels within walking distance.  I would check now....

Comment 06 May 2015

Earle wins the prize, well done.

Comment 06 May 2015

Leave the gun, take the cannoli. 

Comment 06 May 2015

Quiz (don't google).  What movie is that quote originally from?

Comment 28 Apr 2015

I lost a sure thing bet to a Hokie friend last year.  Loser shows up in a TuTu.  He was drunk making the bet, gave him every opportunity to back out but he stuck to his guns.  Now I am the dumb-ass that still has to pay up.  It won't be pretty.  LOL

Comment 10 Apr 2015

The rule does not state you have to bet and throw a game, it simple states you can't gamble on baseball games.  Period.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

No offense but persecuted by MLB?  Give me a break.  They did not have to prove he threw games, only that he gambled on baseball.  He gambled on baseball, got caught, accepted the ban.

This is the one golden rule in baseball that is not forgiven due to the Black Sox scandal.  He knew the rule, posted it on the clubhouse wall, yet gambled on baseball and was arrogant about his innocence until the agreed upon suspension.

And anyone who says "hey, he bet on the Reds to win" is naive to think that is actions/decisions in a game could not be influenced by the fact that he had $$ on said game.  And what did it say to the gamblers/bookies about the Reds games that he did not bet on?

Comment 10 Apr 2015

Picked up my son from Ball State and went to that game, memorable run.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Here is the Finebaum show the day after with calls from Bamer fans.  Again, pure gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajAiYZBFsco

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I DVR'd it and watched 3 or 4 times.  Finally deleted, sorry.  I will check around.  It is definitely worth a watch.  

I will say, the broadcast team did a pretty good job with it.  What was totally off the hook were the periods of uncomfortable silence after a big play, swing in momentum, etc.  PURE TV GOLD

Comment 08 Apr 2015

With all the crap that is going on in the world, especially with terrorists and terrorist states, this is what the University chooses to focus on?  This is where the country (and universities) have gone where people are not allowed to make decisions for themselves (to see or not see a movie).  We are smarter than you all and have deemed this movie as unfit for your eyes and it may offend someone.  God forbid it provokes thought.

Censorship plain and simple.    

And *ichigan still sucks!

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Plenty of examples/opinions in the thread and long history (google).  He always seems to slither away when the NCAA comes knocking and the banners come down (although never "implicated").  Smoke and fire, the guy is just plain sleazy.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

I flew in an out of Philly for over a year and know what you mean.  It was explained to me by a pilot once that the main reason for all the delays there is due to the fact that they are right smack in between NY/NJ and Washington DC airports.  If either of those have to change flight paths due to weather, Philly draws the short end of the stick.  The only thing that sucked more was when Air Force One would come through but being in Chicago, I see that a lot.  Ugh.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

When I see Buckeye Gear when traveling, it's O-H time!

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Being out of Chicago I am a United guy (over the last 6 years avg 90+ flights a year) and Premiere Platinum with about 425k miles in the bank.   I don't have any problems flying anywhere I have needed to on business, almost always with direct flights.  Pretty good with upgrades but everyone that flies United frequently out of Chicago has high status so that can sometimes be a challenge in the consulting travel windows of Monday morning and Thursday evening.  BTW, if you don't have TSA Pre Check and or Global Entry for international travel, get it.  Nothing better.  Have used my miles for great trips with wife and just got tickets for my son's/fiance's honeymoon in June.

Used to be a Delta guy when we lived in Atlanta.  Have flown American a few times and hate them (probably because always crammed in one of those damn MD80's, ugh).  I know people that swear by SWest, I might consider them in the future but no international flights.

Because my wife and I like the breadth of locations/properties worldwide with Marriott, I use them exclusively.  Being lifetime Platinum Premiere, I may shop around some for other opportunities.  Currently have about 900k points in the bank with them.  Have stayed at insane properties that I would never pay for ($800-$2500/night) on points.  Locations include Virgin Islands (Ritz Carlson at St. Thomas USVI and Scrub Island in the BVI), Champs Elysees in Paris (suite on top floor with two balconies with direct views of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees below), London, Hilton Head, Key West, Orlando, Nashville, Raleigh/Durham.  So many good properties and we can generally fly to them all with United or a partner.

Have always used National Rental car due to corp policy and choice of car when you get there (Mustang convertible?  Yes please!) and all the free days you can earn for vacations.

My recommendation, if you can, is to always pick a vendor and stay with them.  Accumulate the most points/miles you can.  Business travel can really wear on you but if you have to do it, it's nice to be able to go on insane vacations for next to nothing.  Problem will be when it ends.  The wifey is spoiled.  LOL