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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Natty
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT / Man U

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Comment 18 hours ago

Sabol was a Buckeye!? Sad to say I don't think I knew that...but it's great news. I remember many late summer nights as a youth watching his NFL films. He was the voice and narrator for my pro career dreams (they did not pan out in any of the 7 sports I thought I could make it as a pro when I was 12). 

Comment 06 Feb 2016

DiGiornos or Freschetta. 

I like em with the cheese stuffed crust. 

Comment 06 Feb 2016

Man I love Bob Marleys music. Very interesting story and there are some great documentaries on him as well. Nothing like jamming some Marley on a nice summer day. 

Also, in college my buddy's frat had the Wailers play in their front lawn. I got to hang out with Bunny Wailer in their basement for a few hours and just listen to stories. It was so awesome. All I will say that my memory of the tales are extremely hazy

One love. 

Comment 05 Feb 2016

There are a couple Andersons down here in Columbus. As a native Toledoan and an alum of St Johns (formerly Andersons property) I've always love the Andersons. In drive well out of my way to go the House Of Meats at the Andersons. It's a great store and feels like a little slice of home every time I go. 

Also,if you're I the T, they have aTony Packos stand inside the Andersons. 

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Of the many facets of coaching that Urban is great at, it's grand standing for the momentum he wants. He's done it with travel allowances. You see him do it every year with his teams when he slow plays their growth all season then at the end of the year you hear him saying they could beat anyone in the land. He uses the media as a tool to push his messages better than most coaches I see. 

I'm not qualified to comment on the nuances Urban is speaking about here but I'm guessing he'll gain momentum in his view. 

Comment 04 Feb 2016

I agree with this analysis. Grand Rapids is actually a pretty cool town. It's Michigans 2nd largest city, not many folks realize that (or give a shit). Nice little brewery/bar/restaurant scene and close to Lake Michigan.  I would add skiing/snowboarding to BadApples list.  I felt like it was more Sparty and Western Michigan fans than UMich. 

I may get flamed for this but outside of southeast Michigan, the north and west parts of the state are very cool. 

Comment 04 Feb 2016

It's not that $32MM is a massive sum to a university's coffers, it's that Purdue athletics collects other folks earnings while offering nothing in return nor properly investing that money to help the cause. We know the big university dollars are in research funding, medical and academia endowments...but in the world of an athletic conference, Purdue is operating at a deficit despite basically receiving an escalating conference endowment.  They're not working out and need to be sent to a Turkish prison...for good.  

University endowments and research dollars leaves Purdue around top 30-40 depending on the metric you're viewing.  There are certainly other universities that offer similar academic qualities while aiding the collective athletics wellness of the B1G much more so than Purdoodoo.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

I don't know if you know this but football drives the TV deals which drove the revenue. But booting Purdue is not "simply on the basis they struggle at football" but based on the fact that they offer nothing to the conference. The B1G already has IU in Indiana. Name one other B1G school that is a distant 3rd in its own state...you can't. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Have you been to Ross Ade? It's embarrassing. Purdue is taking in over $32mill this year alone from the BTN so a mediocre upgrade to their MAC level facilities was long over due. 

Its Delany. 

Basketball does not matter in terms of revenue and TV deals.  Purdue is only ahead of Nebraska and Rutgers for hoops revenue in conference. Indiana already has IU. So Purdue brings nothing to the table as IU has a lockdown on that hoops market.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Yes. They have been for years. Theyre just phoning it in and collecting checks at this point. They need to be booted. Nobody cares they were an original memeber of the B1G...they are the 3rd best school in a shitty state. Their academics are not that great and their engineering school is vastly over stated. The only thing they've ever done is produce a couple astronauts 50 years ago. 

Trade those fools for someone who is willing to at least try. Even MAC schools can win a few B1G games every now and then. And basketball doesn't matter and matters even less when you realize Purdue hasn't mattered nationally since 1980 (their last final 4 - no national titles).