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osu78 12th Warrior


Member since 22 August 2013 | Blog

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Comment 5 hours ago

I feel your pain. I just had a water heater burst, not leak, with 6 months left on the warranty. Redoing an entire finished basement, including my Buckeye man cave. Good news is none of my memorabilia was damaged, but working through new carpet and walls with Mrs. OSU78 asking when it will be done. Good news is putting in a bar and bathroom but my contractor, who does great work, is on his own schedule. At least football season is still a ways off so the cave will be ready by then and I am on the road 50% of the time.  

Comment 5 hours ago

Knowledge is Good. But Animal House is more like a documentary of fraternity life in the 70's than a comedy. Been there, done that, got the T shirt...

Comment 5 hours ago

Years ago I worked at a Big 6 consulting firm. They were explaining some things and said it wasn't rocket sciences and the asked if there were any rocket scientists in the room. Being an OSU Aero Astro, who actually study astronautics and worked at NASA for a very short time, I raised my hand. Yes, I am a nerd...

Comment 5 hours ago

My favorite beer is "Free." That, and Piel's Big Mouths at $4 a case at the package store while at jump school.

Comment 5 hours ago

One of the local bars had their version of the Gong Show where people would get up and do stupid acts. One of our chiefs decided to participate. He ran out, bought some dental floss, snorted some and proceeded to floss his nose. We were asked, not so nicely, to leave and not come back. Some people have no sense of humor.

Comment 5 hours ago

I had one, while on liberty, went to a police station to loudly complain about a shipmate who got arrested. The local cops told him and his shipmates to leave or they would get a free night in the Norfolk jail as well. They all left, and he decided they couldn't talk to him that way so he went back and got a free night on the City of Norfolk. I couldn't stop laughing when I got a 3 AM call that he got arrested and the duty officer told me the story.

He later was topped by an MM who decided to drive his lifted truck over the hood of a car that had blocked him in his parking space...

You can't fix stupid.

Comment 6 hours ago

After watching my dad come home from the field tired, wet and exhausted, I decided I would join a service that that had a climate controlled environment and served hot meals regularly, so I joined the Navy. Wound up in submarines where it never rained, food was good and the a/c almost always worked...

Comment 6 hours ago

I'll add an up vote for Archie. I met him in the new Ohio Union before a game and he was very gracious; took time to talk to my daughter who had no idea who he was. He took time to talk to anyone who approached him and to me epitomizes what it means to be a class act. 

Comment 10 hours ago

The best part of the rivalry is that you can respect the other team and still hate TTUN. Woody and Bo epitomized that, IMHO.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

Things have gotten better but we still have places that fail to stay in compliance. Maybe it's because I had safety beaten into me in the Navy, working in power plants, and some other places that i reflexively look for exists to verify escape routes, see if they look usable, and leave a place I find overcrowded. If I see anything that even suggests a fire escape is blocked i won't go in because if a place does that what other code violations are present?

Hell, I even count how many seats to the emergency exist on a plane so if visibility is low I can still find an exit (thank you, helo dunker).

Comment 20 Apr 2017

It lead to a number of fire and safety code changes, as well as how burn victims were treated. There were a lot of things that made it much worse such as many exits were chained shut or opened inward; preventing guests from escaping the fire. Some guest died so quickly they were still seated at their table.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

I was in KW years ago before it became a cruise ship destination and have been back since (on a cruise ship, FWIW) it's not the same. I would ask locals at the hotel where they eat to find some good places that are not touristy. IMHO, the cruise ship area has turned into yet another tourist trap. Worth a walk but not where I'd hang out. Last time I was there I looked up a buddy in town and we went to local places and got caught up on former coworkers.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

+1 for "burnt worse than a log on a fire." I'll have to steal that line in the future...

I'd like to see Haskins get some mop-up time to develop behind Burrows. Get him used to teh big game atmosphere and be ready to be #2 if something happens to #1 and Burrows has to start.

Comment 19 Apr 2017

I understand your desire to be able to start threads, but I suggest following the commenting policy:

STAY ON TOPIC

All viewpoints are welcome, but comments should remain on the topic set by the original story, user blog post, or forum topic.

The commentariat here are pretty good about UV people with low stickers so find some threads and add good comments and you'll be at 100 in no time. One of the good things, of many, about 11W is the threads are (mostly) on topic and people respect each others opinions; even those of opposing fans. Welcome and enjoy.

For the OP - StubHub has a feature that lets you set a price and be notified when it is hit; sometimes you can get a panic seller price.

I concur with just buying them through IU, but you may wind up on their mailing list. I bought Fiesta Bowl tickets from KSU a while ago and was on their mailing list for years.  Same with navy, but that was OK as a Navy fan and submariner...

Comment 19 Apr 2017

I hadn't played foos in years until i went to grad school and the on campus pub had a table. Nothing like "an old guy" slamming a shot from the goal to surprise a few young hotshots.

Old age and treachery overcome youth and exuberance every time....

Comment 17 Apr 2017

I'm not in favor of neutral site games, unless it is an additional game prior to the regular season like the kickoff classic. Otherwise, you either lose a home game, which impacts the fans and Columbus negatively as well as whatever MAC school gets replaced. You couldn't just replace an away game since they are either part of a Home and Home series or a B1G game. You could drop 1 B1G game but that still cuts into revenue and makes scheduling more difficult; especially since schools would all want to drop the same set of B1G schools meaning some would get hit harder. Financially the B1G could share revenue but how do you makeup for the loss of exposure for say a Rutgers when they miss playing tOSU, UW, etc. 

Comment 17 Apr 2017

Roger that. I grow up near Baltimore but was still surprised to see how lacrosse has grown. It's a boys and girls sport down south as well. One thing I don't get is why the girls don't wear headgear.