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Comment 10 Oct 2014

Life

Crispix

Quaker Oatmeal Squares

HN Cheerios

Raisin Bran (in memory of summer mornings with Grandpa)

Comment 10 Oct 2014

I'm with you Lucy... Life is the best.  Also, haven't seen any love for Quaker Oatmeal Squares.  I usually eat those right out of the box.

Comment 03 Oct 2014

Exactly Chitown.  I said the same thing last year when Oregon passed up tOSU after beating Portland St in week one.  And they'll probably lose to Stanford again (if Stanford plays Stanford football).
 

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this article because I'd only be mad at myself for not showing up.  Looks like a good time.  I will not be making the same mistake next year.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I met John a couple years back.  Happen to sit next to him at a bar in Gahanna when he was in town for the HS hoops playoffs.  Really nice guy who just loves sports.  He's used his "celebrity" to create a scholarship fund.  I know some of these guys annoy us, but they're not all the same.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

I sometimes wonder if I'm the only one who doesn't really care for the NFL.  I'll watch it if I'm at a bar with friends, but I could care less who wins.  I agree it is so much more corporate than college ball and I can't stand the extra TV time-outs.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Wilson - 73

I ordered 2 of these last week and they should be delivered on Saturday (I'm counting on you USPS, don't let me down here).

Comment 28 Aug 2014

Just got a pair of each.  Pint glasses for pre-game/in-game; rocks glasses for post-game.  I know, I know... that just leads to hangovers, but I ain't scurred

Comment 27 Aug 2014

^This 100%.   Yes, Braxton is amazing with the ball, but he's one guy.  Every time Braxton does Braxton, it means another play-maker isn't getting the ball.  I have the feeling that changes with JT running the offense, meaning defenses won't be able to key as much on the QB.  JT can still run (at least in his highlights) but will spread the wealth.
 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

According to Mike Florio on Bishop & Rothman, it's a suspension for the season.  He won't miss next year's preseason.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

I keep hearing people taking issue with midnight ramp and I think this tradition needs to be understood in context.  The point of this is to be prepared to perform in front of a crowded stadium, for which there is no dress rehearsal.  It's not like the band can sub mid show for a member who wilts in this situation (unlike the football team).  If you can do it in your underwear, you can handle the crowded stadium.  This isn't to say that the tradition hasn't morphed into something else over the years; just referring to it's original purpose.  And to be clear, I was not in the band, but have heard of this tradition and it's origins from actual band members, so any TBDBITL members feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

I had an experience with a culture change in my time with OSUMGC, and it was nothing like what we're talking about here.  This was merely bringing in a new director with a different way of doing things and some of the older guys didn't take it real well.  I'm not sure what the long term effects of it were, but I know some older memebers chose to leave the group after 1 or 2 quarters with the new guy

Comment 25 Jul 2014

One thing I will say is that there was a "group within the group" in OSUMGC for those who participated in our "rite-of-passage" and the cost of admission was to participate (to an extent).  But I don't ever remember a time in my 4 years that anyone was pushed from Club for not participating.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

Oyster, I agree.  This was definately a lack of respect issue.  I was in the OSU Men's Glee Club and we have similar traditions, especially the first-year "hazing".  It was definetly a rite of passage, but it was always voluntary participation, always done in good fun, and there was always a line.  That line was not established by the director; it came from the older members who understood the importance of the group's reputation.  It also probably helped there were no women in the group, as it's a little awkard to over-sexualize in an all male group.

That said, those holding up the University as "doing the right thing" in this situation are somewhat deluded.  I have no doubt the university was aware of some of this stuff for years and chose to ignore it.  Especially midnight ramp.  You're telling me that in a post 9/11 world, in one of the largest and most significant landmarks in Ohio, if not the country, a group of 220+ students could go in and march around in their underwear and the University PD, facilities management, and leadership would not be notified!?!  Com'mon man!!! Think that through!

Comment 20 Nov 2013

I was thinking about this the other day...

Can you image what it'll feel like to be the poor hapless bastards that have to face us in the Rose Bowl if we get left out.  You thought Urban created a pissed-off football team last year?  And odds are we'll face Oregon... If they were dominated by Standford's power run game, imagine what El Guapo will do to them...

Comment 20 Nov 2013

By that same logic, why hasn't FSU passed 'Bama?

#narrative "Because they were last years champs and remain 1st until they're beaten"

Oh, so we count last year too?  tOSU went 12-0 and are now 22-0

#narrative "last year doesn't count.... they didn't play anyone... they weren't eligible"

So, despite having scholarship reductions and nothing to play for in the way of a championship, UFM still got his team to win every game, and that's not an accomplishment?   I think this is the common conversation we tOSU fans are tired of.  It's an obvious double standard.