Concur, Bro. Brought tears to my eyes. As someone said on the other thread, you get auto UVs from me.
Can't believe you used Justin Bieber and LeBron James in the same sentence!
I think I love you, BuckeyeOfTheTiger!
The wife and I did the Bourbon Trail in KY several years ago - Buffalo Trace was closed to tourists at the time (?!?!); Jim Beam was undergoing massive renovations but still had tastings; Four Roses was also closed (again, WTH, it was August for pete's sake!)... Maker's Mark (a good tour), Heaven Hill (the other love of my life was forged there - Elijah Craig 18 year old single barrel), Wild Turkey (meh), and Woodford Reserve (set in horse country outside Lexington - beautiful surroundings and great whiskey) were all open for tourists/tastings. If you're a bourbon lover, it's a definite must (stay in Bardstown, convenient to most of the distilleries, and they have a bourbon/jazz/cigar festival there in September, if memory serves).
Thumper, not from Putnam, but grew up in Findlay and live in Wood. I know Putnamians (?) can down the brew - If memory serves, wasn't it ranked the #1 beer consuming county in the Buckeye state?
Mr. Green, you bring up a very interesting point (and have a great icon, by the way). Would Urban leave for the NFL? Would his family want him to do so (it could be argued that there is much more stability as a rock-star college HC)? Inquiring minds want to know...
It didn't look like Troy's intestines were in cement in the NC game, more like his feet (or maybe it was the O-line's collective feet).
If the D-line performs anywhere close to what the Goiter's did in January 2007, it's going to be very, very ugly for opposing QBs and O lines.
Lol! Thought the same thing, Johnny!
You mow your yard in November? You must not live in the North, or the thought of losing to scUM really must make you unhinged!
I've always had a much better outlook - when we used to lose to the Skunk Weasels on a regular basis under Coop, I'd sit in my car and scream obscenities until I was hoarse, not answer the phone, and sulk for the next few days.
OK, something is wrong with both of us...
I like 3:30 or 4:00 PM starts.
I don't think you're all that new to 11W, BWH - DJ is well known to most of us here as a staff member that uses some off-beat hyperbole to make analogies (I'm pretty good at using them to make Margaritas, but that's another story...). Many of us can relate to "consum(ing) enough mind-altering substances to incapacitate a baby rhinoceros" when we were in college. Personally, I laughed out loud, thinking about the adult rhinoceroses that would have been staggering around High Street due to the hallucinogens, alcohol and other brain-cell-killing substances imbibed by many of my acquaintances (but not by me, of course).
I love Spiels - one of the greatest to ever wear the S&G - but I think he proves UFM's point when he repeatedly mentions Shazier as standing out last year. There were times the rest of the LBs were exposed in games, and I hope it had a lot to do with the conflict about schemes and overall defensive philosophy. Bringing in Ash is seemingly a good move, if the Spring game was any indication. Did anyone else notice that Urban slid in a little "motivation" for Fickel & Co. as well: "There are players that have not been developed..."
Keep on pushing, Zen Master, keep on pushing...
If you watch old clips of Jesse O, he ran with a fluidity and grace that is amazing even today. Also, that upright style was (and still is) really unique. An incredible athlete and even better human being.
The wife just asked me what the he** was so funny, Oyster! Thanks.
"We're the winningest program in the history of college football..."
I have friends that are scUM fans who, of course, always trot this out whenever we get into a "discussion" of our respective teams and their merits. My response is, "So what? If you're not looking forward, you're probably going backward." This may be one of the main reasons the Skunk Weasels are mired in mediocrity - yeah, their great-grandfathers, grandfathers and dads celebrated lots and lots of wins and championships, but they also drove Model-Ts, watched "The Honeymooners" live on B/W TV and thought lime-green shag carpeting was a good idea! Living in the (idealized) past is always easier than dealing with (harsh) present reality.
UFM is bringing in the Kights to teach leadership and esprit d' corps, Brady is doing BBQ. A metaphor for the difference between tOSU & Meatchicken...?
I don't know, AV, my wife says I act like a 12 year old most of the time :)
Can we start talking about his public speaking skills, then? That should be good fodder for at least a year or two (if he's still around!).
Hmmmm... I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say neither! That's why God made GA's!
Well reasoned and articulated, KHolmes. Thanks for the insight. I'm going to pass your insights on to some of my *ichigan friends - might help a couple climb down off the ledge...
DJ, I have two graduate degrees in theology - I can't find Him speaking well of *ichigan anywhere in the Good Book!
EPH97, the smoke was actually around Arkansas...
Awesome, MMan, awesome!
I agree Sparty's is far and away the best... two thoughts, though: I really liked Minny's; and Purdon't/Wiscy - WTF?! Did they have some 4th graders design those?
If Jabba the Hoke was grabbing anything, it was probably a rack of ribs, some 'taters and gravy, some doughnuts...
Urbz presser was very encouraging - especially about the linebackers. We all have known that the O-line was the major question mark entering this season (because, well, the secondary could only get better, and with Chris Ash, it seems we've turned that corner). I have total confidence in Ed Warinner's ability to coach a very talented, if young, group up to Buckeye standards.
Li'l Animal was awesome. Probably a great forum topic on who the best linebacker ever would be...
Back in the day I lived on W. 10th Ave. There were outdoor basketball courts on W. 11th across from the dorms. Went to play some pick-up ball one afternoon and Pete Johnson was there goofing around - he was all of 6' and probably 250 lbs. or more, a very large man! I was blown away when he jammed it from a standstill - amazing athlete!
If you're able, KHolmes, can you comment on what TTUN's fans feel about Brandon? Bacon mentioned "spreading the wealth" around to other sports like basketball - but to be totally objective, *ichigan's b-ball team has been pretty darn good for a long time (I'm gagging as I write this!), and the other sports have been competitive as well. He (Brandon) seems to be able to do pretty well when it comes to $$$ - I know the football team's struggles have grated on a lot of alums and fans (yes, I have some friends that are huge supporters of U*). Or, like the ways of love, is it really, really complicated?
Clark Kent-Superman; DJ-9Route?!