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Comment 2 hours ago

No, maize is a word for a color. If they'd copyrighted/trademarked a specific color, presumably they'd give the RGB value, or something to that effect. Different people might wish to describe a bunch of different RGB values as "maize." IIRC, Michigan - when it was under contract with Adidas instead of Nike - wasn't prohibited from using a certain RBG value; it was prohibited from calling whatever RGB-valued yellow they use as "maize." I.e., they couldn't use the marketing word "maize" to describe their particular palette of yellow. 

Comment 5 hours ago

Please explain to me again how a corporation was granted copyright over a common word like "maize"? 

Hate to break it to you guys, but I own the copyright to the word "the." You'll need to pay me $0.25 every time you use it. 

Comment 6 hours ago

Yes! The cryptic/pointless clickbait titles are even worse. At least with the obscene titles, I know what the forum topic is about.

Comment 8 hours ago

Actually, this has been going on for a long time. When you're stuck in the State Penn, they give you like $8 per day (for 12 hours of working at the facility). That way, when you leave the State Penn, you have some money in your pocket, which makes the transition to normal society easier. Most who leave the State Penn end up back in the system, but the more industrious State Penn "grads" do become productive members of society.

Comment 8 hours ago

The NYT's article on that "most dangerous game," calcio sterico - which DJ linked to above - reminds me of what it's like when Miami, FL and Florida International get together for a football game.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

I agree. The 2014 Ohio State offense was so tough to contain because they could both vertically and horizontally stretch the field with speed and dynamic athletes - they had an A-level "speed game" - but also had an A-level power game. If both Ohio State and Bama make it into the 2015 playoffs and Kirby Smart wants to spend a lot of time scheming and trying to guess how Ohio State will sequence their offensive play calls, rather than concentrating on how to tackle someone like Cardale Jones, good luck to 'em.  

Comment 02 Jul 2015

True, but not as bad as this forum post. So, we basically have a non-descriptive clickbait forum post that links to a very poorly written article.

Yes, Fido must be grumpy this morning, but I will take the Harbaugh defense: in my experience, when I give crabby responses to forum posts, I've found it takes 2 to produce a clunker! I'll take 50% responsibility 4 for being so bitchy about this clunker.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Speaking of surfing . . . when we open this forum post, it would be nice to see a brief summary of why Mariota has yet to sign, rather than having no idea what Airbuckeye is talking about until after we leave his post (by "surfing" the link he provided).

Heck, one or two sentences would have sufficed in this case. Something like: "Marcus Mariota hasn't signed his contract offer from the Titans yet because it has a no surfing clause. Mariota, a native Hawaiin, is an avid surfer." 

I won't even get started on the "clickbait" title of the Forum post . . . 

Comment 30 Jun 2015

To be fair, if Hoke were still coaching Michigan, that would have beefed up Florida's schedule. 

Comment 30 Jun 2015

I would pick Hankins over Heyward in park because Diesel has earned the opportunity to slide over, out of the thankless nose tackle position. With Hankins regularly eating two blockers on the interior, it wouldn't just free up the other players on defense to make plays; it would help their morale.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

That's a very good point. Even if Brewer comes out this season with better command of V Tech's offense, etc., he'll still have shown certain tendencies - which throws he can make and which he cannot deliver accurately, which side of the field he prefers to roll out to, and so forth. Ash/Fickell will have a good game plan for V Tech, too.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

DJ, that looks like nice garden suburb. Did Frederick Law Olmsted design that neighborhood back in Marion's golden era? Don't tell me that you observed the seedier sides of Marion's mean streets from the safety of a suburban tree house? I don't know, DJ, but this image might save your lawnmowering reputation only to kill your street cred. 

Comment 30 Jun 2015

I watched the two chatbots talking and it wasn't as horrifying as I expected, given DJ's warning. I thought that the two bots would talk each other into devising a plan to kill their masters. After watching the video, though, I am now convinced that, in the future, the bots will destroy each other. 

Comment 30 Jun 2015

I can easily see it being a tough game, too. As we know, V tech had a ton of injuries last year and had to rotate in a bunch of new guys. In the meantime, they've been recruiting well the last few years. So, their depth of talent looks to be pretty strong on paper.

It'll now be Michael Brewer's second year in the program. He played his best game last season against Ohio State, so he'll be able to tap into that confidence-boosting memory/visualization going into this game. Because it's the opening game, Brewster will see it at as a fresh start after last season's struggles. Expect him to play out of his mind again.

V Tech's OL doesn't figure to be great, but better than last season's mess. 

And we know Bud Foster will have spent all August cooking up something for the opener (they play Furman after Ohio State).

I am confident that Ohio State will win because, even with Brewer pulling a few things out of his a--, V Tech's offense will struggle to score and the Buckeyes' offense and special teams will eventually breakthrough for some big plays, but I expect it to be a . . . ahem . . . dogfight.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

In the movie Jaws, Captain Quint talked about how horrifying it is when Buckeyes attack: "Bosa, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about Bosa, he's got... lifeless eyes, brown eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he tackles ya and those brown eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the field turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' the other Buckeyes all come in and rip you to pieces."

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Thanks for your excellent comment. Well supported argument. The great majority of regular commenters here warmly welcome smart fans of other programs including good spirited debates. So please drop by more often. 

Unfortunately, I all too painfully remember the  1990s when ILL seemingly owned John Cooper's teams. I also remember some amazing Illini bball teams with the likes of Kenny Battle and [what was his name again?]. 

Comment 29 Jun 2015

I would trade Michigan to the Ontario University Athletics league. They could join other Canadian universities in that American-style football league, including University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario. A lot of the schools in that league would be within close driving distance of Anne Arbor.  

I'm not proposing the trade because it would be good for the Big Ten; only because it would be hilarious to send Michigan back to Canada where they belong. 

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Oyster, you are the man, but nice try . . . Dirty Harry growled that "nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog." He did not say, "nobody puts only ketchup on a hot dog." On numerous occasions, I've observed hot dog neophytes get scolded for putting ketchup on their dogs even though also put mustard and/or mayo on the same dog. As you know, when you start mixing mustard, ketchup, mayo, etc., you basically get "secret sauce." Why would it be okay to put hot sauce on a dog, but not secret sauce? 

This is the point in the argument when the old school types say, "Damn it! What I mean to say is that no other sauce but mustard should be allowed on a hot dog, at penalty of death!" 

Comment 29 Jun 2015

I used to support the fatwa against ketchup on hotdogs . . .  but the "gourmet comfort food"/food truck movement stuff eventually wore me down. If you spice up the ketchup (e.g., with Sriracha) to complement some non-traditional hotdog fixin's, then it becomes okay to use ketchup on a dog.   

Comment 29 Jun 2015

I also saw, in Mitchell, a player with good body control who can finish around the rim. Yeah, it will be even better if he can hit open jump shots if/when his defender plays off him, but he already looks like a better creator, distributor, slasher than anyone currently on the team (not counting the other incoming frosh). And that team already has several guys that are pretty good at hitting from outside (Loving, Kam Williams, Bates-Diop), but lacks a playmaker who can penetrate and kick the ball back out to those shooters or drop the ball inside to Tate or whichever other big emerges.

My concern would be: Can Mitchell play defense?   

Comment 27 Jun 2015

One of my all-time favorite Buckeyes. My fan experience during that the terrible 1999 season mainly consisted of "asking" (through the television screen) Donnie Nickey and most of the other guys on that team, "Why can't you be more like Mike Doss?"