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Comment 3 hours ago

We had them show up once. They saw a bunch of middle aged moms and dads and said they were "looking for the kids lighting off fireworks by the school..." We helpfully pointed out we hadn't seen any kids lighting fireworks but would let them know if we did and they were on their way.

Comment 4 hours ago

In that case, don't worry about your UG school. Get good grades, score high on the GMAt and shoot for a top B-School MBA. If you want to stay in the south a UA degree won't hurt you either. Just get ready to get beat by Auburn on a regular basis. War Damn Eagle...

Comment 4 hours ago

Bama is working hard to up its academic standing so they look for students with high SAT/GPA. They have a strong draw in the south but the Hope scholarship in GA has made it harder for them to draw the kids they want and charge OOS tuition.

Comment 4 hours ago

St John Arena. I have fond memories of playing intramural BB there as a student as well as Skull Seasons. It helped connect students to the teams because many intramural teams played in the same facility as the variety teams.

It's a real shame it is being demolished but time and change...

Comment 26 Aug 2016

Yup. The Monsters of the Midway and where fun goes to die....

Comment 26 Aug 2016

I understand your position, but i don't hate recruiters per se. Some are good and straightforward (mine was) and others are snake oil salesmen. It all depends on leadership in the command. We have had them try to hang around the NJROTC unit and the previous Captain refused to let them on campus because his focus was getting kids to go to college, not be a fertile hunting ground for recruiters looking to hit a quota.

You did, however, miss a chance to pay back recruiters in general...

Comment 25 Aug 2016

+1. the Gus Bus is likely to lose its wheels if he doesn't live up to expectations soon.

Comment 25 Aug 2016

You can always tell when a recruiter is lying: their lips are moving.

A Navy buddy of mine was an insurance salesman before a divorce made him decide to join the Navy to get out of dodge, he wound up as Nuke recruiter in his last active duty assignment... I'll give him credit, though, he was real smooth with the ladies so being his wingman was both a learning experience as well as profitable...

Another friend is a retired Chief, she showed up at the recruiter's office with a friend's son when he was ready to sign up. She said the look in the recruiter's face was priceless when she started telling him to "put that in the contract..."

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Longaberger is another MLM company that, IMHO, is legit. They sell an (expensive) product that people like and you can make decent money selling it. They are pretty generous with their reps and don't push seminars or other things on them. Their problem is they were expensive, and despite a collector's market for retired items people stopped buying $200 baskets during the downturn. Not sure how they have faired since  they were bought; their appeal was in part the "Handmade in Ohio" and when they started sourcing from China people got upset. The family has been generous to OSU over the years as well.

A key, to any MLM or home sale based business, is how do they protect your territory. If anyone can come in and compete, that's a red flag for me.

As a side note, my dad sold Tupperware years ago (probably one of the few men to do so then)  and I learned a few key lessons from him:

1. Always sell something you believe in and use

2. Don't have a canned speel, instead tell people why the product is good and how you use it; not only is that genuine but people will relate to what you say and buy the product

3. If you're playing poker and a friend borrows money to stay in the game, stop playing; never play against your own money

I still have some of his samples with the old Tupperware Seal and they still are going strong.

Comment 25 Aug 2016

War Eagle. They're my #2 for family reasons. As for other teams,the Maroons are also up there,as is Navy since I served in the Navy despite growing up an Army brat.

Comment 25 Aug 2016

I've had a couple of friends try to rope me into MLM schemes. It's like a cult with the meetings, "developmental" seminars (all on your dime) and how anyone who isn't in the "business" is a loser and will be jealous when you are making millions. There are legitimate home sales products where you make money by actually selling something and the company gives you or sells at a high discount your samples and you actually get money for sales rather than try to convince you that the way to success is to enroll others as your down line. It's sad to see someone you know waste tons of money pursuing a dream that only enriches those at the top of the pyramid. As an engineer and economist I understand the math doesn't work but have given up trying to convince those trying to enroll me in their "dream" as all it does is frustrate me and they write me off as a "loser."

As one of my Econ profs said, when you find a $100 bill on the street the first question to ask is "Why me?"

Comment 24 Aug 2016

Yup, but it was better when Sachem and Bucket and Dipper exchanged it at midfield during halftime while passing around a false and pipe...

Now, GET OFF MY LAWN...

Comment 24 Aug 2016

I am Ok with NG2.5 but Airplane 2 never lived up to Airplane.  Now, Wrath of Khan made up for ST:TM.

Comment 24 Aug 2016

Probably a lot of Buckeyes will call in all fired up over Pawwwl and add to the dumpster fire. O have to hand it to Finebaum, he knows how to draw viewers and play to an audience, and in his defense will call out callers from time to time when they get too crazy. The guy went from being a local talent to a national one so he knows what he is doing. If I were him I'd laugh all the way to the bank each time I cashed a paycheck.

Comment 24 Aug 2016

Well said, Hove.

As much as I like beating TTUN I respect them for running a clean program as well as can be in today's environment. Harbaugh may be a weird dude in many ways but there's a difference in doing weird stuff and being dirty, and then distancing yourself from, or downplaying, violations like in the SEC. I also think to many kids believe all the hype and press they get while being recruited and then have problems adjusting to the reality of actually using their talent and conforming to rules after being told how great they are and then disicovering that everyone is great at the next level. Some hit the wall and bounce back, others go splat just like in real life. To paraphrase Silent Cal, unrequited talent is legendary, persistency and determination alone is omnipotent, press on.

Comment 24 Aug 2016

I can respect a kid who screws up, takes responsibility and works to get back on track; as well as a coach who is tough but fair. No need to throw a kid under the bus for a first mistake but let him know what it takes to get back and earn a chance at redemption. We've been there as well. OTOH, at some point you have to say you've been given a chance but didn't learn and do what was needed to have the privilege of being part of the university and team. It's a shame when a kid wastes his talent but maybe a wake up call is what he needs and a fresh start helps him get back on track. Of course, that doesn't stop some opposing fans from enjoying a bit of schadenfreude when it's the rival that is in that situation; or being all righteous when it is their team that is doing the same thing. 

Comment 16 Aug 2016

I am with you on the verbigation of nouns. A noun turned into a verb by adding I've makes me fringe. Don't get me started on large majority or small minorities. It either is or isn't; it's a binary thing.

Now, get off my lawn... 

Comment 16 Aug 2016

 Do you think Ohio State would even take a phone call from the Big 12?

Sure. How else can they ask to be put on their "Do not call" list. 

The B12 needs to add some good schools with the potential to become contenders in order to stay together.  Houston and UC fit that mold. Ultimately I think the end game is 8 super conferences so still standing when that happens is important.