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Comment 24 Aug 2016

I still tend to think Bosa didn't want to go to the Chargers. Maybe it's the state tax thing or the organization or that 3-4 day 1 isn't exactly the best scheme for him or didn't like the coaching staff?. He seems to have a good head on his shoulders and i'd imagine LOTS of kids coming out of college moving forward are going to have much shorter careers. Get in, get paid, get pension money and retire. Bosa and his camp seem to be saying "pay me now so my money can start earning"...

Think about it. They knew Bosa's agent was with CAA. They knew this was coming and yet they still drafted him. Bosa and his agent presented the Chargers with a blueprint BEFORE he was drafted knowing they've never wanted to do a deal like that before. At the time it sure felt like a subtle way to say "hey don't draft me..the deal we want you won't offer"..

I fully expect the Chargers to trade him.

Comment 19 Aug 2016

Did anyone else think Bolt's "I wish I had someone in the final to push me to a better time" was a shout-out to Gatlin? Gatlin wouldn't have beat him but he has pushed to keep it close enough that Bolt has to keep running. Bolt shut it down at like 175M easy.

Comment 18 Aug 2016

I don't know how it will end up but if they stay healthy this Browns squad will give some defenses straight up fits.  Should put up points and be fun to watch.
 

Comment 18 Aug 2016

I think I'm more confused tonight after watching the video. Unless there is additional video ( could very well be) if you are Brazil and trying to prove to the world Lochte is lying why on earth release and edited version of the video that shows almost nothing. The minute plus video doesn't show the bathroom door being vandalized and it doesn't show if they were robbed at any point exiting the gas station or after the video stopped. All you see if 4 guys exiting a bathroom clearly drunk ( they try to get into the wrong cab) and then heading to the right cab and the video ends.

The truth is going to end up in the middle. Their story.... They were coming out of the bathroom and a police officer pointed a gun at them and robbed them of their money...

Is going to work out to be something like.... they busted the gas station door and someone employed by the gas station pulled a gun and demanded their cash to pay for the door...

Comment 18 Aug 2016

The whole Lochte thing is odd. I'm not sure what the upside to lying is? You'd think if they lied and were questioned for hours they'd just say they lied and be on their way. Being reported now the swimmers in Rio were questioned tonight and will be interviewed again tomorrow and are sticking to their story. Keeping them in country and taking their passports just seems like a LOT of police work for either a random hold-up or some drunk guys lying. Just seems odd that the whole thing seem to kick up to another gear after the video was released of them entering the Olympic village. Brazil saying "how could these guys look "normal" and "okay" after being robbed" and then some speculating that it's possible the fact that only their money was taken might suggest real cops vs fake cops ( the theory being real cops wouldn't be stupid enough to steal anything that could be traced or traced back to them)... that would sure explain two days of questioning... the fact that only the US Swimmers are being detained and questioned is odd as well as other athletes were robbed and submitted reports and no one batted an eye....

Comment 17 Aug 2016

I'm not sure if I haven't really been paying attention in the past or maybe it's all the new fancy slow-mo cameras but I can't believe all the people losing on the track by xxx number of hundredths of a second that seem to be doing some combination of having their eyes closed and or leaning way too early before the finish line. Seems to explain the number of people stumbling over the line as well. There was an American last night ( Byron Robinson) who had his eyes closed and wasn't really near the line and started leaning and he missed making the finals in the 400m hurdles by .01 ( 48.64 got you in the finals and he had 48.65). Although after he pushed the camera out of his face wasn't really a fan of the dude but .01 would haunt me for years.

Comment 17 Aug 2016

In the past was always first week of August but it seems to be slipping a little later every year. But that may be because a couple of years here lately we have had August games??

Got in touch with OSU and they said the tickets have been printed and are shipping this week via first class mail. I'd guess Monday at the latest and some people will have them Friday/Saturday.

Comment 08 Aug 2016

Nope. Tress always put people above wins and losses. That's amazing from the human being side of things but not exactly good for business in terms of hoisting trophies.  Tress wouldn't suddenly be a different guy and I wouldn't want him to be.

Comment 07 Aug 2016

The tape delay is a straight up NBC thing to try and offset what they paid. They lost like $300M the last Olympics and they try and limit that with ad space in primetime ( that's the reason they taped delay the opening and drug it out forever as well). Biggest ad sales are in primetime. Plus NBC says women want stories in primetime not "sports"...  ( on the positive side ratings are WAY down so there are rumblings that 2018 and 2020 will be all live on TV with packaged highlights show in primetime. They went through the same thing with the Ryder Cup and finally gave in to showing it live and tape delay the same day...

from the chicago tribune...

Women don't watch the Olympics for the live results; they watch it for the narrative. Or that's the reasoning of NBC, anyway. As the network's chief marketing officer John Miller explained:

"The people who watch the Olympics are not particularly sports fans," he explained recently to Philly.com. "More women watch the games than men, and for the women, they're less interested in the result and more interested in the journey. It's sort of like the ultimate reality show and miniseries wrapped into one."

Comment 07 Aug 2016

I'm still shocked that in 2016 you can't watch live on a TV every freaking event. ( in other countries you can but not in the States). Glad they started doing the online thing. Just crazy. Not really into gymnastics but would root for the stars and stripes in anything so just odd to me that anyone with a laptop/phone/ipad knows what happened today but NBC is going to wait to show it "live" in prime-time tonight. Heck they even tape delayed the opening ceremonies.

Comment 31 Jul 2016

As crazy as the stunt was if forced to make a choice I'd much rather do this then a lot of stuff other people try. Like that Alex Honnold guy who climbs all those rock faces/mountains with no ropes etc... NUTS...

Comment 31 Jul 2016

Read the other day 3 out 4 USA women have a sexy pic on their phone/ipad.. which I guess I can sort of understand. Guys having similar pics I will never understand...

Comment 31 Jul 2016

Sorry, didn't mean destinations... just meant stops..  and Polaris just makes a ton of sense regardless of county. The Chase campus is one of the biggest work campuses in the world. Close to 10000 people work there.

and disagree on the dent. Light rail is like $30M-$35M a mile.. Billion dollar donation ( he's worth close to $10B) would be a lot more than a dent..

Comment 31 Jul 2016

Yes... key to me is getting someone like Wexner to get on board later in life with a LARGE donation and naming rights as some sort of lasting legacy project. " I took the "wexner" out to Easton. I'm sure you could get suburbs to chip in some or be left off the line and same for Polaris and Easton.

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Probably one of two things... should be blocked but not listed correctly... or OSU like google has a very minimal definition of p*orn. I know from an advertising perspective these days google will ban sites that show cleavage and remove them from being able to use google adsense...

While I don't agree it should be blocked lots of employers block all sorts of sites to keep employees working :)...

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Women's soccer team, swimming and love the short stuff ( 400m or less) in track and field. Like golf but have zero interest in olympic golf. Same for basketball.

Comment 15 Jul 2016

The biggest reason they are "back" is because they have an easy early schedule and the narrative drives gambling in Vegas. It's free money for the casinos. The team gets hyped and people place bets and then they fall apart as the season wears on and Vegas cleans up. At 12/1 plenty of people are jumping on that. If they had them closer to where they should be at like 50/1 only the die-hards would put cash down.