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Comment 7 hours ago

I get that the gambling was not good for the game and all that, but some who still see a double standard may not be old enough to have seen why Rose would be treated differently than someone else who behaved the same way. But I've posted about that stuff here so many times I'm like a broken record, so I'll just shut up for once. Congratulations to Pete (for all that he did right) and thanks for all the memories.

Comment 23 Jun 2016

I've been a huge fan of Todd Rundgren since Something/Anything in 1972, and I'm still exploring his music to this day, especially all the work he did with Utopia.

Todd's career as a performer really peaked during my time at tOSU, starting with the solo project Hermit of Mink Hollow in 1978, and then the double-live Back to the Bars later that year, followed by three very good studio albums with Utopia over the next three years. I guess that's why their killer show at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles in November of '82 was one of the best I've ever seen. And yes I was at the awesome outdoor show with Eddie Money, Cheap Trick and the Cars that some others have mentioned. (I'll have to disagree a bit with LoudBuckeyeGirl a bit here, because I really liked the Cars in those days too; to me they were boring in their later years even though they were more popular.)

Back to the Bars is still a big favorite of mine. I've always wondered how much of it was recorded in Cleveland; after the second song Todd teases the crowd by joking that he has no idea where he is, and then exclaims "Oh, I know, it's Cleveland, Ohio!"

Speaking of Hermit of Mink Hollow, I'm willing to bet a hundred dollars that I'm not the only guy with an ex-gf who thinks "Can We Still be Friends" was written about her. Well, you know, us. (Todd followed that on the album with "Hurting for You", quite a one-two punch...)

Thanks again to Whoa Nellie for another entertaining and informative write-up about one of the great ones.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

Unbelievable...NOT. As soon as I saw the thread title I knew exactly what went down. I've been expecting it. And no the NCAA isn't going to take it into consideration for any reason, as far as they are concerned it never happened. You can expect to see Mr. Robinson at right tackle when the Tide start their first offensive series of the season this fall. 

Maybe Coach Saban will make him work harder at conditioning just to send a message. He'll probably play better than ever.

Comment 19 Jun 2016

Congratulations to the Cavs and all their fans, you all have waited and worked for too long.

I cannot wait until September, there is going to be some awesome energy in the Shoe.

Comment 19 Jun 2016

Kinda late here, but while I enjoy the day I spend a lot of it reflecting on how fortunate I've been and how good I have it. My kids are awesome! My dad's been gone quite a while now but he was a good one and I miss him.

Comment 19 Jun 2016

Aside from perhaps the 2015 Sugar Bowl, I would say Game 7 of the '75 World Series. The Reds had their work cut out for them playing one more game at Fenway after Carlton Fisk's spectacular home run won Game 6 for the Sox. But this is the Big Red Machine we're talking about, and they came from behind late to win it all. I can still remember the last out.

Comment 19 Jun 2016

Seems to me that getting rid of the dog isn't likely to happen, unless there has been a pattern of incidents. Is it possible to get on friendly terms with the pooch? What kind of dog is it? How big?

In many places, it's no longer legal to tie out an unattended dog, so if the neighbors don't have a fence to keep it in then that could be a problem for them. It's not really safe for the dog.

Comment 17 Jun 2016

If you see one, maybe you should rub its belly. 

(Tip of the hat to Jim Lahey.)