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Comment 12 Apr 2016

I concur on both accounts. I like Cardale and don't see the need to start a thread throwing shade. Cardale has impressed me with the various clips that I have seen showing how he breaks down the defense and other things. I'm sure that he can improve even more and have a successful NFL career. All that being said, I am off to start a thread conveying my dislike for corn flakes. Man, I hate those things!

Comment 09 Mar 2016

Definitely need to have Schmidt on that list. He is the one that was responsible for the eventual creation of the Gold Pants Club.

The 1934 game against the University of Michigan was not a season-changer, but it did give then-new coach Francis Schmidt a special place in the hearts of Buckeye fans. Ohio State won the game 34-0, its largest margin of victory in the series to that point.  Coach Schmidt changed Buckeye lore forever when, before the season, he was asked about beating Michigan.

Schmidt downplayed concerns; after all, he said, the University of Michigan football players “put their pants on one leg at a time same as everybody else.”  This comment created the “Gold Pants Club,” a group of businessmen who award a miniature gold football pants charm to all players who participate in a win over the Wolverines.  The charms are engraved with each player’s initials, the date of the game, and the final score.

Comment 29 Feb 2016

The neutral and ground are basically at the same zero potential. The ungrounded or hot wires are at a 120 volt difference in potential energy as compared to the neutral and ground and at 240 volt potential energy between each other. The neutral/ground is actually derived from the same wire coming in from the utility. It comes in on the uninsulated wire and when it is landed on the neutral bar of the electrical panel, it is bonded to the grounding system. At that point the neutral and ground are separate wires that go out to each device or load. The main purpose of the ground is to provide a ground fault path to help facilitate the opening of the overcurrent protection. (Tripping a breaker or blowing a fuse.) The neutral provides the 120 volt potential, but also carries the load imbalance back to its source. That's why you sometimes can get shocked by taking apart the neutral when a load is on the circuit. There is a lot more theory and practical application for the ground and neutral, but this is everything off the top of my head.

Comment 27 Feb 2016
A truly 240v circuit doesn't need a neutral. A neutral will give you a 120v circuit. On typical residential 120/240 each "hot" will give you 120v potential to ground and neutral and 240v potential between each separate "hot".