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NW Buckeye

Poulsbo, WA

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Coaching my kids through HS sports.
  • NFL TEAM: Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

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Comment 25 Mar 2015

There are a lot of college athletes who rep Advocare.  I knew a FB athlete from Arkansas who started into it while he was still playing.  According to him, there were a lot of athletes from many schools who use the products and sell them - this was about 4 years back.  Seems like someone figured out how to tap into the college athletics scene and they are still doing it.  Makes some sense, the product line lends itself well to people wanting tone up and who better to hit up than athletes who need every advantage they can get?   And, the younger the target the less likely they are to be wise to the ways of binomial progression marketing. 

Comment 18 Mar 2015

That word has several different meanings.  Only one of the meanings is derogatory: 

1. a female dog, wolf, fox, or otter.

2. informal derogatory
a spiteful or unpleasant woman. synonyms: witch, shrew, vixen, she-devil, hellcat, harridan, termagant, virago, harpy;
archaic grimalkin

a woman.
a person who is completely subservient to another.

3. informal
a difficult or unpleasant situation or thing

4. informal
a complaint.

1. express displeasure; grumble.

Hovenaut was not using it in the derogatory context.  Insinuating that a female (or anyone for that matter) is a ***** is derogatory use of the word. 

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Vitale is no longer has never been fun.

There, fixed that for you!

Comment 15 Mar 2015

I know that I would absolutely feel that way if the tables were reversed.  I love the Buckeyes, but an association with them does not necessarily make one a good TV personality.  Coach Cooper once did color commentary for a bowl game.  I thought it was possibly one of the worst jobs in any bowl that season.  Dick Vitale is obnoxious any way you look at him - with or without a connection to OSU. 

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Used to love to have a beer during the game, but beer is not so nice to me now.  I opt for a bloody mary or a nice red wine, or a glass of bourbon (preferred).  The food can be just about anything, but I prefer something done on my Traeger - brisket, pulled pork, baby backs or wings.  Gotta admit, the baby backs are my favorite.  Simple prep on the Traeger.  I make my own rubs as my wife is allergic to all bell peppers, so my rubs lack any cayenne or such.  We get the giddy up from other things, including cinnamon, garlic, onion....  As a result, my BBQ sauces are a little sweet, but not overly.  Tang is delivered via lemon juice or vinegar.  It actually comes out pretty good.  Had a lot of friends from TX ask me for my recipes.  

Comment 13 Mar 2015

It is fortunate, indeed, that the creators of this site are a compassionate bunch.  They created a forum with a conscious that quickly gets rid of the trolls that would egg on a person in need of help.  Thanks Jason and all the staff for having the wisdom to keep this site sane and safe. 

Comment 09 Mar 2015

His clinics work with hormone dosing, specifically testosterone.  There are several other 'men's clinics' that push the same thing.  Ah, the quest for the fountain of youth!  It is alive and flourishing (bringing in big bucks). 

Comment 03 Mar 2015

You can get into the atrium at the WHAC during business hours without a reservation.  However, touring the facility requires an appointment.  You need to contact the Athletic Department to arrange such.  There was mention of a revamp of the atrium to better showcase the trophies - don't know if that has started or not.  Here is the web page for the center:

Woody Hayes Athletic Center

Comment 24 Feb 2015

It would only be a matter of time before we became irrelevant, just like ND, BYU and UTx (their downfall has more to do with demanding a bigger piece of the Big 12 pie and the launching of the Longhorn Network).  If you think there are a lot of OSU haters out there now, that number would certainly grow if we were to become independent.  Just a bad idea all around.

Comment 22 Feb 2015

Yes, you have driven home your point on Title IX in past discussions.  Let's just say that there are many opinions on this and it is difficult to get people to agree on the success/implementation/ramifications of it.  I personally do not believe that Title IX is the driving force behind the Freshmen ineligible discussion.  It may be a part of it, but I sense it really is the frustration over one and done athletes (how can a school purport to be all about 'student' athletes when that school actively participates in the one and done farm league for the NBA?).  That said, Title IX does present a problem when discussing the anti trust stuff the O'Bannon case and the Feds try to force on college athletics.  I mean, when you have the Feds basically demanding that Title IX be the rule of the land, how can they get on their high horse and scream 'foul' when discussing the anti-trust issues?  And, how can any court ignore the impact of Title IX on college athletics?  Yes, it is a sticky, interwoven mess that has been created.  However, Title IX does have positive attributes.  Please note, that I coached HS sports (male) and at many times I was frustrated with the implementation of Title IX, but I did acknowledge the need for and benefits of its implementation.  

Comment 22 Feb 2015

The proposal is not about the O'Bannon case so much as it is about all the one and dones in college basketball.  Some of our esteemed educators think that by making freshmen ineligible they may manage to keep those players in school a bit longer, or perhaps just have them jump to a professional league right out of HS.  The biggest problem with the one and dones is how it screws with your academic progress / graduation rates.  This is most definitely a basketball problem, but the proposed fix will hurt all sports.  Very short sighted fix in my opinion.  

Comment 21 Feb 2015

Oatmeal pancakes - a family recipe - with or without blueberrys, thick sliced bacon, melon medley - honey dew and cantelope.  And, of course, Geauga County maple syrup. 

Comment 18 Feb 2015

The system ain't broke.  Essentially you open up a can of worms with an expansion to 5 years of eligibility.  Scholarship limits would have to be raised.  And, the savvy kids would understand that they can essentially be "free agents" in their 5th year if they do their school work.  This would lead the way to the rich getting richer in many instances.  Let's see, this was proposed by an SEC admin, right?  The same league that wants to just offer one year scholarships?  Figures.........

Comment 17 Feb 2015

Zeke the freak!  Loved his salmon antics on the podiums.