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Comment 31 May 2015

The biggest rule change I want is to go to the soft reset shot clock where on offensive rebounds, the shot clock only resets to whatever the shot clock is minus 10 seconds. If college goes to a 30 second shot clock, on an offensive rebound it would only reset to 20 seconds.

If you think about it, those 10 seconds are supposed to be there to get the ball up the floor during a change of possession.  If you are retaining possession on your own end of the court, why are you entitled to that additional 10 seconds? That would eliminate all of those times where on an offensive rebound, they kick it out to midcourt and hold it for 10 seconds. Get rid of the coach micromanaging every possession.

Comment 29 May 2015

B1G is still working on a decade-old T1 deal (all other conferences are working off of recent deals). After they sign their new T1 deal in 2017, they will match or slightly exceed the SEC IMO. Regardless, it's going to be the B1G and SEC way ahead of the Pac12, Big 12, and ACC.

Comment 28 May 2015

My primary objection was that a network billing itself as "American MOVIE Classics" was producing serial dramas.

Of all the reasons to not watch a show, I don't think I've ever come across a more inconsequential reason. 

Comment 23 May 2015

If Ohio State can't win it, I'd rather see another B1G team win it. Perceived conference strength and strength of schedule are realities that we live with.

Why not just say thanks instead of being a total frat bro for 5 seconds?

Comment 18 May 2015

I just watched The Red Road and the first season was really good. Only 6 episodes too. Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones) has a great role as the outlaw. Good acting and writing all around.

If you're into BBC shows, Luther and Broadchurch (only watched season 1) are both great.

Those were just a few that I hadn't seen mentioned. Aside from them, I'll definitely vouch for Breaking Bad, Justified, and Sons of Anarchy. If you want comedy, go for Archer, Bob's Burgers, or Party Down.

Comment 03 May 2015

I'm not a Steeler fan, but damn do I respect the stability that organization churns out. I can't see how anyone landed in a better spot than Grant, especially given how little time Manning has left in Denver.

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.