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Comment 12 May 2016

Doing this to a poor, adorable guinea pig is despicable - completely beyond the pale! These lacrosse players should do real jail time. 

Doing this to a cat would be sort of bad, too. Maybe like a $50 fine. 

Comment 10 May 2016

Let me get this straight: Harbaugh/Michigan and Paramus Catholic are holding a camp together in NJ. Other NJ coaches don't like how the camp was set up, so to speak, and are urging their kids to go to another camp instead. Yet the complaints about the Harbaugh/Paramus camp have nothing to do with Harbaugh? 

I don't think that's what you meant to say. Maybe you meant to say that the animosity between some NJ coaches and Paramus Catholic predated this camp? 

Comment 09 May 2016

Doesn't Tennesseee supposedly get on a roll at the end of every season, come into the following season with big hype, only to flame out once again? What if they get on a roll late in seasons because they play several SEC East teams at the end, including Vanderbilt, then play in a crap bowl game?

Comment 06 May 2016

I thought Burrow's performance in the Spring Game was pretty darn good. The first series was a mess (largely caused by a drop on first down followed by blocking breakdowns), but after then, Burrow showed flashes of being really good. He threw two or three passes in particular that made me say, "wow!" that had a nice combination of accuracy, timing, and ball placement.

Comment 26 Mar 2016

The only way I like to eat it is spam musabi. Probably like it is with spam fried rice, the sushi rice cuts the fatty richness of the spam and together they really complement each other. 

Comment 20 Mar 2016

The segment of that film that will always stick out for me was when Van Sandt sings, "Waiting Around to Die," with everyone sitting around the kitchen table. Very powerful.

He says in that clip that it was the first song he ever wrote. Well, I have only a passing familiarity with his work and outlaw country in general, but that clip is the best thing I've heard from Van Sandt. So, maybe his first was his best (which happens a lot in art, writing, etc.).

Comment 02 Mar 2016

The Velvet Underground is one of my all time favorite bands. I don't have time to get into how much I've loved this band, but just wanted to say that one of my favorite underrated VU songs is sung by Maureen Tucker . . . After Hours. As you say, VU was tremendously influential, but there were also a bunch of other proto-punk and garage bands during the 60s that were influential in the later rise of punk and related genres. 

Comment 21 Feb 2016

I don't have any idea, but normally you'll start to hear some rumblings of hype coming out of the locker room before you see a new star emerge on the field.

Comment 21 Feb 2016

The way I see it . . . Ohio State is currently not even in the bubble, but if they win two out of the last three, they blast right past the bubble into the NCAA tournament.

If they only win one of those games, they'd need to win three games in the B1G tourney to get into the NCAA tourney because they don't stack up well as a "bubble team." 

I know that doesn't make any sense, but I just feel like 12-6 in the Big Ten regular season would essentially require the committee to select Ohio Sate, but if the Buckeyes get into a beauty contest, that's when the antiquated RPI comes into play, etc.

Comment 12 Feb 2016

Breaking: Area businessman doesn't understand why taxpayers won't fork over millions of dollars to his organization and a shitty NFL team run by an owner who could be indicted; more news at the top of the hour.

That's a compelling argument, DJ, but care to extend it more broadly?

Every month in Ohio, taxpayer money is forked over to businesses/organizations, most of which will underperform or fail, for the stated public purposes of economic and/or community development. And many of those organizations are run by people who do shady things and might get in trouble with the authorities.

The very same NE Ohio politicians that led the fight against this Browns training camp deal have arranged dozens of such deals in the past and will be lining up at the trough the next time it suits their agendas.

Comment 08 Feb 2016

I'll be very excited to see the 2016 offense. The big losses were Decker at LT, Thomas at WR, and Zeke at RB. Braxton Miller had a great career at Ohio State and is an amazing athlete, but they were working out the kinks with him at WR/HB this season. I love all the Borens, and Jacoby Boren is tough as nails and was part of the heart and soul of "the Slobs"; but he was also undersized. Chase Farris had an up-and-down season as the starting RT. Both J. Marshall and Vannett were really good players, but I anticipate that the incoming starters will be able to match their production.

So, to me, it mainly comes down to whether the OL - which will be loaded with talent - can gel as a unit and stay healthy.

JT Barrett has the ability to be one of the top 2 or 3 QBs in the nation.

The WR corps will miss Thomas, but the size, athleticism, and depth of talent overall might end up surprising folks. I don't know which two or three WRs are going to light it up this year, but I am confident that the numbers are in their favor.

The Weber/Samuel/Dunn/Wilson RB/hybrid stable can't match Zeke's all-around production in every facet of the game, but still has the potential to be an elite group.   

And look out for this sleeper, listed as #2 TE by Eric above: AJ Alexander.

Comment 06 Feb 2016

The worst Ohio State team in my lifetime was 1988 - John Cooper's first year. That team didn't just go 4-6-1. They literally oozed crappiness. That was the team that led Cooper to complain that he had "too many slow white guys."

And, if we put a bookend on Cooper's career, maybe the least likable Buckeye teams - which had good talent but underachieved - were Cooper's last two teams, 1999 and 2000. I always defended Cooper, but even I threw in the towel at that point because Cooper lost control of the locker room.