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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Current: Ryan Shazier -- All-time: Troy Smith
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals

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Comment 11 Apr 2015

Just calling it like I see it. People from Cincinnati consider themselves Cincinnatians first, Ohioans second. People from anywhere else in the state consider themselves Ohioans first, city (if at all) second. Like I said, very city-stateish.

Comment 11 Apr 2015

Boy, starting this thread is really shattering those stereotypes.

I like Cincinnati. It's a pretty city with some nice areas, but there are times where I just have to roll my eyes. If someone from Cincinnati travels across the country and someone asks them where they're from, they'll say "Cincinnati". If it's someone from anywhere else in the state, they'll say "Ohio".  It's this attitude that gets me the most. If it came across more as pride for the city rather than disdain for the state it would be more tolerable. Very insular. Very city-stateish.

As long as you like the Buckeyes though, I don't care where you're from.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Poor comparison or not, the overall point remains;  there are still expectations that both parties are supposed to fulfill.  You're telling me that a player has a RIGHT to be on the football team even if the medical staff and coaches are uncomfortable with the status of their health and physical abilities?

If they are capable of putting on pads and practicing? Yes. Just because he was graded as an "A grade" player when you offered him a scholarship, doesn't mean you should pull that offer if an injury is going to limit him to being a "B grade" player.

Comment 06 Apr 2015

I know times have changed in terms of safety, but it's just as dangerous these days on the internet with bullying and predators as it is outside in the neighborhood.

It's actually safer today than in days past, but the media just covers these cases much more now. It's the same way with air travel. If you watch CNN, you'd think there was a plane falling out of the sky every 15 minutes when in reality, flying has never been safer..

Comment 23 Mar 2015

This one from OldGregg in the Deadspin comments had me dying:

Commentators later added that Hayes has a flashy, naturally-gifted vocabulary, in contrast to his gritty libraryrat teammates.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Pick every team with a 1, 2, 3, or 4 seed to win at least two games and reach the Sweet 16.  If upsets happen here, they are exceedingly rare and hard to predict. Advance those 1 seeds an additional round to the Elite 8.

Pick one 12 seed to upset a 5 seed, one 11 seed to upset a 6  seed , and at least one 10 seed to upset a 7 seed. Don't pick those teams to win more than two games though. They usually get bounced out in the Sweet 16 round.

Once things get to the Elite 8 and beyond, it is perfectly acceptable to pick some upsets (3 seeds and 4 seeds can and often do upset 1 seeds or 2 seeds). Don't put anyone below a 4 seed in the Final Four (unless it's Michigan State because Izzo is a fucking wizard).

Pick Kentucky to win it all. 

Comment 13 Mar 2015


Kaylee from Firefly. Mechanic. Fixes all our vehicle needs.
Elliot from Scrubs. Doctor. Every team needs a doctor.
Thirteen from House. Doctor. Everyone who has played Oregon Trail knows you need two doctors.
Lana from Archer. Spy/Guns. Can scout out and infiltrate other groups. Recruit them or steal from them.
Molly from Fargo. Deputy Sherriff. Keeps her cool in dangerous situations.


Omar from The Wire. Guns. He robs drug dealers. Think he's scared of anything?
Boyd Crowder from Justified. Explosives. Surely will come in handy.
Philip from The Americans. Spy/Guns. Can scout out and infiltrate other groups. Recruit them or steal from them.
Robert Irvine from FoodNetwork. Chef. I'll be damned if I'm eating bad food.
Castle from Castle. Entertainment. Lots of downtime. He's a writer and a joker.