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Comment 6 hours ago

Why not? Tickets are probably pretty cheap so you can take a family and the level of play is pretty darn good; probably in much better seats than any NBA game. You see guys who will make it to next level so if you like BB it's not a bad deal, just like AA ball for baseball. 

Comment 19 hours ago

I do not deny the continuing tradition of partying, however, it isn't the same nor as lively as High St used to be nor as the name truly implied.

True. It hasn't been the same since when cops would be every 50 ft and store windows boarded up after The Game.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

I'd like one that is clearly knowledgeable about the sport and gets to ask questions beyond "SO, coach, what do you have to do the second half" so we get the "Well, clearly do stuff that is stuff that results in stuff like points. Gotta go..."

Comment 28 Feb 2015

Was it just me, or does Tyler's father look like Herbie?

My Onion story:

I was doing some consulting work with a hospital and at one of the meetings with the docs I passed around a copy of the Onion with the headline:
Healthcare Reform: Congress debating how to best f* over the US public again.

Several of the docs were from UW so I felt pretty safe passing it around; one doc wasn't familiar with the Onion and the ensuing discussion was hilarious.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

Campus Partners has destroyed the atmosphere of High Street from the day Papa Joes burnt down (was set on fire due to big payout).  They are a consortium of rich people that only want to line their pockets, they do not/didn't care about what the students think (or thought) of High Street and its atmosphere.  It has never been the same since.

I have faith in the weekend drunken revelry capabilities of Ohio State students to carry on faithfully the traditions of our great University. Time and change will surely show ...

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Same here, especially since my dad and many other adults his age in my hometown fought there. There are many great little known stories there as well, such as General Patch in the south of France. 

Liiving in Dixie has interested me in the Civil War. The idea of a monolithic South rising up agsinst federal power is far from the real story. For example, the South was all in favor of, and demanding, the Federal government use its powers to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act when Northern states refused to comply. It wasn't until their ox got gored that they decided they didn't like the Federal government's power.  

Comment 25 Feb 2015

"We’re an independent team playing an independent schedule,” Holmoe said. “That’s what we’ve got and that’s where we are. We’re not really looking back, we’re looking forward because there are possibilities, and I have to do my due diligence on that.”

Meanwhile, Holmoe also said he foresees another shift in conference alignment coming, and "it’s our intention that we would be playing in what they commonly call a 'Power 5' conference sometime in the near future."


We thought we were like ND but discovered only ND is like ND and now need a face saving way to get into a conference before we fade away into obscurity when we can only schedule other irrelevant schools.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

No worries. That period in history is very confusing and a lot more complex than most people realize. Southerners fought in units in the Union Army such as the 1st Georgia Infantry Battalion (Union); there were many Union sympathizers in the South but they tend to get overlooked in the retelling. For example, Marietta has a Union cemetery on land donated by locals and a separate Confederate one to avoid burying rebels with union troops.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Go to an auto parts store and have them test the battery. Most do it for free, or if you have a voltmeter with min/max functions you can test it yourself. If it cranks but doesn't start until you spay in starter fluid that sounds like a fuel line problem - maybe a plugged filter or bad pump. Also check to be sure air filter is not clogged. Next step is spark - could be fouled plugs or other electrical issue. 

Comment 25 Feb 2015

I emailed the seller a jpg of the style I wanted to ensure the patches were correct as well as specified the name and number I wanted on the jersey. That avoids any confusion and I've found the sellers more than happy to verify the exact design via email to avoid problems after the order shipped.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

I think this is aimed at the NBA and NBAPA (who are responsible for one and done via contract agreements with NBA). Right now, the 1 year rule lets the NBA assess potential by pitting the potential one and does against each other to see if they are really good and worth a high draft pick. Changing it, either by lowering or raising it, would require negotiations and depending on what is done one side or the other will have to give up something.

Making freshman ineligible changes the dynamic. Now a kid will sit a year, not develop, and be less of a known quantity in the draft but have lost a year of playing time at the pro level and the accompanying paycheck at the end of his career. As a result, playing overseas becomes more appealing. Play a year, show what you can do, and bolt for the NBA; except now that involves contact, potential transfer fees, etc which complicate matters. A team could draft a player in the first round and not be able to sign him if they could not come to terms with his current team, for example. The NBAPA potentially loses high profile members who give them a stronger position when bargaining, plus any dues they might pay. So the B1G (and PAC12 and BIG12 which also have floated the idea) has basically said "if you don't fix this we will and you may not like the result. Your call..."

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Yup. The one and only and the reason I went to Ohio State to study Aero.

When I was there it was a small department; and full of a bunch of good professors who were real characters.

Dr. G was famous for having test that had a result that was strange and him realizing afterward a decimal point had shifted a place or two when it was prepared. As a result, stable airplanes were unstable and it took 1 N-s to launch a payload into orbit.

Dr. Bailey was at war with every other structures guy, or so it seemed. My favorite quote is from Dr Bailey " Nature doesn't give a damn about your calculations or theory, she does what she damn well pleases." He also used a monkey wrench to calibrate test equipment; saying you knew where to hit it because the paint was gone at the right spot.

Another professor whose name escapes me once gave me a C in his class. When I asked why because I had an A going into the final he said I flunked the final; so I asked to see what I did wrong. Turned out I skipped a few pages in the answer book, since I did't answer the questions in order but jumped first to the easy ones; he never went past the blank pages so I got like 2 out of 10 correct. The regrade turn out a bit better.

My class wound up with several working engineers (one of whom still works but as a civil), some military and commercial pilots (it seems many of us were studying Aero because we wanted to fly), and a submariner.