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Comment 8 hours ago

+1 Citrus.  That is a truly beautiful part of the uniform.

Comment 8 hours ago

My first attempt at peanut butter balls was a disaster. Once I set them out on the wax paper, the balls ended up falling... almost flat.

Nobody wanted them... except Tom Brady.

Comment 8 hours ago

12.  Darron Lee's sack on Sims in the Sugar Bowl.

13.  Darron Lee's 2nd sack on Sims.

14.  Darron Lee's 3rd sack on Sims.

15.  Darron Lee overpowering and jumping over a blocker, and still making the tackle for loss in the Sugar Bowl.

Lee OWNED Alabama.  We won this game in no small part because of Darron Lee.

Comment 8 hours ago

I drove tractor trailer for 20 years... great minds think alike.  Saw a lot of really amazing things during that time.  Some really dumb things too.

Comment 20 hours ago

texting can do that.  you lose control of your vehicle and try to over correct... flipsy-doodle.

Comment 20 hours ago

This is a good post.  Waiting it out actually works.  So does eating.

Some facts about alcohol absorbsion:

There is roughly the same amount of alcohol in a 16oz beer, as there is in an 8oz glass of wine, or a shot of liquor.  Makes it easier for a responsible drinker to keep track of their consumption.  Keeping track is key.

Very important is the body type of the drinker.  The higher the body weight, the more tolerance.  It isn't fair... but it is true.  Men can handle more alcohol, generally, than women.  I have cut people off simply because of body size.  A 24 year old skinny runner/athlete who weighs 160 lbs cannot handle a third pint of IPA, even though we allow three drink max.  We had a kid last week that fit this description.  I cut him off at two... because he had a DIPA which is a stronger beer.  The kid didn't like it, not one bit.  But tough shit.  I told him to order some food, and I'd let him have another 10 oz in an hour.  He didn't stay, but he was not impaired because we cut him off.

Also important, is the time between drinks.  You can metabolize drinks over time, but if you consume too much in a short amount of time, your BAC will rise very quickly.  Drink slower.  Enjoy your beer.  Spread it out over time if you're out having fun.  Mix in a glass of water between beers.  Or a soda.  Especially if you're watching a football game.  People can drink a lot during a game, because they are emotional, and they are generally focusing on the action and not their behavior.  And games last a long time.  It is important to pace yourself and spread it out.

Another great tip (that everyone has heard) is to never drink on an empty stomach.   Eat food before, and eat while you are drinking. Also, the TYPE of foods you eat can make a big difference.  Eating fatty, high protein foods is especially beneficial... not only tastes good, but fatty foods like burgers and bacon and brats slow down the body's ability to process alcohol because of the way those foods are metabolized.  When a normal person with an empty stomach might get to peak BAC in 1-2 hours, the same person who has had a bacon burger and fries might take 2-6 hours to hit peak BAC.  So eat that pub food!  Let's face it... if you're a health maniac, you probably shouldn't be drinking anyway.

We train our servers to analyze body types.  We also keep track of drinks.  When we change shifts, we always leave notes on individual patrons. If Maria is taking over John's tables, John always lets Maria know how much each patron has had during her shift, so nobody slips through the cracks.

Funny how different people are, in their alcohol tolerance.  We have one gentleman who comes in with his laptop for beer... at least five days a week. He works while he's in the pub.  He's a writer I think.  Anyway, he always gets a 22oz IPA and sits down.  He usually stays about 2-3 hours.  He almost always has three 22 oz beers.  That's a lot of beer.... and our IPA is over 7%.  But since he eats while he's there, and since his body type is conducive to handling more alcohol, and since he stays almost three hours... he is fine when he leaves.  When he first started coming in, I was worried... I would sit down with him and just visit.  He thought I was being a good host, and of course I was, but I was really trying to detect signs of intoxication.  Never did.  He could handle his drinks, as long as he obeyed the principles of time, food, and body type.  A lot of people can have the equivalent of what this gentleman typically has, which would be five 12oz cans of beer during a football game.  I'm sure many people reading this post have had more, counting tailgating.  But many people would be three sheets had they consumed this much.  Everyone is different.  

The key is what Socrates once said.  KNOW THYSELF.  

Please understand I am not advocating for people have 5 or more drinks during a game.  I am merely pointing out that knowing some facts about alcohol absorption can help each individual make better decisions.  I love me some craft beer.  But I never have more than three pints.  And if I have that third one, my wife drives.

The problem is, we cut someone off, they don't like it, so they they go to another pub.  This is out of everyone's control.  All you can do is watch people and try to determine if they can have another drink.  There have been times when I have literally taken a full beer away from a customer who has been hitting multiple pubs.  I pay for the beer they didn't finish, offer to buy them a sandwich and  soda, and I call a cab for them.  Generally, they are pretty decent about it.  But some become belligerent.  You just gotta deal with it and make sure you do what you can to see that they don't get behind the wheel, which includes warning them that we will be calling the police with the make, model and license number, should they decide to not take a cab.  We will literally follow them out to their vehicles.

Anyone who drinks, should understand these facts, and should evaluate themselves.  It's well worth it.

Sorry for the rant.

Comment 30 Jan 2015

You're joking, right?  If not, may I ask what makes your opinion valid?  Have you played or coached D1 football?  Were you involved in team practices in any way?  Were you present in the team meetings?  Were you on the sidelines?  

BTW... while every single team we faced was triple-teaming our defensive Consensus All-American, there was one player who single-handedly picked up the slack to utterly terrorize opposing quarterbacks.

That player, Darron Lee, was a high school quarterback and safety who was not even on Urban's radar.  The kid wanted to be a Buckeye real bad.  But Urban wouldn't give him the time of day.

Lucky for us one defensive coach saw some potential in this kid as a linebacker.  And he INSISTED Urban sign him, which he did.

Without Darron Lee, we probably don't beat Bama.

This coach is single-handedly responsible for getting the Silver Bullets back and for turning TOSU into linebacker u once again.

I'll give you one guess who this coach might be.

Comment 30 Jan 2015

Not sure TCU or Baylor could beat the Ducks.  They are all the same type of team.  The Ducks have an outstanding defense.  Probably could have stopped TCU and Baylor enough for MM to rack up the points.

Only reason they looked bad in the NC was because they were playing the best team in the nation.  Think of it.  This would have been a WORSE blowout than 2007 had we not handed them the ball 4 times... twice in each red zone.

Comment 30 Jan 2015

Been married 26 years and I can honestly say I had no problems ripping one even before we were married.  I figure I want my wife to know who I am.  Funny tho... before marriage, I didn't think women farted.  After marriage, we all know that isn't the case.  It's just that women don't enjoy it like men.  My wife doesn't usually gripe about my farts.  She only has a problem when I lift my leg.  In company.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

I wouldn't say that.  Earle was a great coach.  Players loved him.  He also had a few pretty good students under his wing... one of them you might have recognized accepting the championship trophy in Dallas.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

Yep... so does Lee... altho a bit more subdued.  Check him out winking at Urbz right before the trophy presentation... then he goes to the other side of the stage with a shit-eatin' mischievous grin...

All these kids were having fun.  They earned it.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

There's a little difference between a 35 year old Terrytoons artist's animation, and the epic series of films created by Jackson.  I wonder tho... for those who read the books... if the films would have been so well received had they made Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli female.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

+1 on freedom of speech.  That was kinda my point.  A guy makes a totally innocent post, yet still is asked to answer up to it.  Doesn't matter that his post wasn't specifically clear.  Shouldn't have to be, if there is true freedom of speech.  That said, my second comment was out of line... had no business adding that in there.  Apologies to you Sir.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

Sons of Liberty has been pretty good... while waiting for the upcoming season.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

The OP has a right to think what he wants to think.  It's stupid to remake a great movie with an all-female cast of three male characters.

I know!  Let's do an all-male remake of Charlies Angels.  Yeah.  That's the ticket!

Comment 29 Jan 2015

You know, I have met some dumb blondes in my life, but you take the taco, pal! Only a *Carpathian* would come back to life now and choose New York! Tasty pick, bonehead! If you had brain one in that huge melon on top of your neck, you would be living the sweet life out in Southern California's beautiful San Fernando Valley!