Always forget you were a Griz, DJ. I was a Bobcat before I ended up in Ohio and then came to OSU. Only went to Missoula a few times for Cat/Griz games as a member of the MSU marching band, and once to visit a friend. But I sure do miss the mountains.
Oh, I know. I took some time off and moved around trying to make a living without a college degree. I've got my eye on vet school (obviously), just need some time off to recharge again.
5 blocks from campus (until I graduate in May).
My chili is in the slow cooker already. I'm going to bake some delicious cornbread to go with it, and that will be all I need to enjoy the game.
I want him to be happy, and I think right now he's doing what he's best at- taking care of people's kids.
They just can't handle the narrative not going the way they want it to...
Lots of yards, but I think our D stiffens when it counts and we pull out the win.
I'm going to see Les Mis with my sister this weekend... on Friday. She was well aware it had to be Friday, heh.
That's a really misleading map in Montana. Most people I know there care more about Montana State or U of Montana football than any "big time" program. The 'Cat/Griz football game is a smaller scale, but just about as intense in person as The Game.
Edit- Zooming in, the Oregon "fandom" represents 10-20% of the population in Montana counties, and is just the highest percentage for any of the 82 teams in the survey.
Cubs fan here. All the Northsiders I know root for Northwestern or whichever Illinois school they went to...
I've seen more Sox fans wearing TTUN stuff.
What Adrian Peterson did is 100% child abuse. What could a 4 y/o child possibly learn from being whipped with a tree branch so hard that he suffers serious injuries? That's not discipline; it's violence, plain and simple.
As an alumnus of the band, he marched, yes. The Dispatch posted this video:
I was never a member of TBDBITL, but I have played in the OSU Athletic Band for the last 4 years as a student here. Whatever you feel about the investigation and firing, if you know Jon (and I do) this is heartbreaking to watch. NO ONE loves this band more than he does.
Yeah, This. Individual band alumni in the stands might try to have signs or something, but there is no way that current members will jeopardize their own seasons or Chris Hoke's job.
But of course that isn't even part of the numbers being thrown around by the administration. They have defined "sexual assault" as any unwanted contact with any sexual connotation. So trying to steal a kiss and being rebuffed is a reportable "sexual assault." "Grabbing" without any force at all is a reportable "sexual assault." Verbal threats without any physical contact are reportable "sexual assaults."
This is where you're crossing the line for me. This one set of statements is offensively invalidating to anyone who may have felt violated by someone else. Just because a penis didn't penetrate, does not mean that sexual violence did not occur. The point of the 1-in-5 number has never been "this is how many women we know have been forcefully penetrated by a stranger in a dark alley"; the point is that we are changing our definitions of sexual violence, and that is a good thing. Because these troubling acts you speak of as being so innocent are the gateways of disrespect towards others that lead to the "rape culture" that pervades our society.
That cute little boy trying to "steal" a kiss from the little girl that clearly doesn't want him to kiss her while all the surrounding adults coo and talk about how adorable it is? He's learning that girls should always want him to kiss them because he wants to; that he's entitled to it. That little girl is learning that her feelings don't matter; that no one will believe that she actually didn't want him to, because it was just soooooo cute. Then, as they both grow up, he'll learn that sex is a currency that is bartered for with dinner dates and gifts, and if he puts in those efforts he deserves it. She'll learn that if she won't have sex then she's a prude, but if she will (and heaven forbid- actively enjoys it) then she's a slut/whore. That it's okay for people to grab her "without any force" (I'm not even sure what you meant by that) even if it makes her supremely uncomfortable. The whole mentality is completely f*cked up.
Whatever your thoughts are about school's involvement in the investigations of reports of sexual violence, please do not belittle the feelings of those who have been subjected to violation of a sexual nature that did not involve an out-and-out rape.
While it is concerning to see our beloved university under any sort of investigation like this, I think that many schools in this country have been woefully remiss in their responses to sexual assault allegations. If the goal is to reduce sexual violence, one crucial step is to ensure that more cases are reported, which is hard to do when victims feel like no one will believe/help them. Sometimes there really isn't enough evidence to get a criminal conviction (which has a very high standard for obvious reasons), but that doesn't always mean that it didn't happen. If this investigation leads to reforms to help victims, I welcome it.
What an amazing game this was! I'm here in St. Paul playing with the OSU Athletic Band, and it was definitely a home crowd for Minnesota tonight. I think I counted a total of 15 Buckeye fans in the whole place; though we did have quite a few Wisconsin fans overtly rooting for us. We were getting lots of dirty looks as we played and cheered (we also received a Marcus Hall salute after our second goal from a rather inebriated fan down below us).
I still almost can't believe we won. I'm going to have to rest my voice all day tomorrow in preparation for the final.
Go Ohio! Beat the Badgers!!
The crowd at the hockey game last night was probably twice the size it normally is. I don't know if it was the meet-and-greet afterwards, Wisconsin fans making the Saturday trip, the USA win over Russia drumming up hockey excitement, or the fact that it was cub scout night... Come to think of it, it was probably a combination of all four, though it didn't feel like there were that many Wisconsin fans in attendance. I would love to see that crowd size become a more frequent occurrence, because I think our hockey team is definitely on the rise and B1G Hockey is going to be exciting for years to come.
You want to protect your and/or every one elses' daughters? In reality, the most important thing that you can do is teach your sons that girls/women are human beings, not some alien species or prize to be won. That trying to touch/kiss/etc. someone (anyone) that doesn't want you to is not okay, even when you're both four years old and it's "oh so cute". We shape our children's attitudes from the time they are very young, and as a society we obviously need to do a much better job.
Sorry if this sounds adversarial, but I look at the high school cases that have happened recently (Steubenville, etc.) where both the victims and perpetrators are legitimately children and my immediate thought is who taught those boys that treating a person like that is funny, acceptable, or anything other than horrific? How did they get to the point that they see so little value in the victim that such a violation is nonchalant?
Yes, the male gender can be scum sometimes; the reality is that there are a lot of aspects of our society and culture that normalize the idea that women carry little value beyond their ability to fulfill the sexual fantasies of men. That violence is power and the subjugation and objectification of women is necessary to embody a "real man". Our responsibility to future generations of daughters and sons is to combat those ideas.
I play in the OSU Athletic Band, and my absolute favorite sport that we play for is hockey. There is still a small contingent of students (The Knucklebucks) that are at most every game. It does seem that recently the bigger games have drawn larger numbers of students, but certainly not the way I imagine Miami does. That might be because now we play all teams that the average student actually recognizes in conference play. It's a lot easier to get them excited about playing Wisconsin than Ferris State. Honestly, I think that the if the hockey team thrives in the new B1G conference for a few years, we could see an even bigger increase in student interest.