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TheBadOwl


Member since 07 January 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anchoring my high school's 200 medley relay that made the state championship meet my senior year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde, Ryan Shazier
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Sep 2016

Ward's 5-10, 180 pounds.

Andrews is 6-6, 250 pounds.

Denzel Ward crushed a guy who's got 7 INCHES AND 70 POUNDS on him.

Comment 18 Sep 2016

There's certainly an argument for Darboh/Chesson/Butt starting here too, based solely on college production.

Lattimore/Conley have been crushing it, but Jourdan Lewis is one of the best corners in the country, so he's got an argument, too.

But across the board? Yeah, we're better in pretty much every unit. 

Comment 18 Sep 2016

Evans would not start here. At best, he'd be the third back.

Peppers would take one of the safety spots (moving Webb to nickel, where he's awesome) and Gary would absolutely be a starter at DT.

Comment 12 Sep 2016

jalin was awesome two years ago. last year, they pigeonholed him into that outside receiver role and he struggled a bit. i think curtis is on another level, but jalin was a very good slot receiver here, and will be at the next level, too.

also i've been really impressed by dontre this year. he was really impressive during the beginning of that 2014 season before he got banged up, but he looks better than ever right now.

the offense is going to flow through that position, no doubt about it.

Comment 03 Sep 2016

he's been a successful producer in pop/hip hop for a while (see: all i do is win)

also, all of his album/mixtape covers make it look like he's always suffering from some serious headaches.

but recently, he became the most prominent celebrity on snapchat. or, more accurately, the best celebrity to follow on snapchat. interest in his snap stories has tapered off a bit, but it was a huge cultural thing this past winter. it was just him doing rich people shit while saying really motivational (and unintentionally hilarious) stuff.

turns out he's actually a really likable dude.

but yeah, he basically took something that millions of people use everyday (snapchat) and used it to propel himself from "producer with a couple of hits" to "megastar/household name" with a very fun and likable reputation in a matter of weeks. tough to call him an idiot for that, more of a marketing genius. 

Comment 01 Sep 2016

Wasn't there just a thread to post your location on a map? That's probably a pretty good indication. 

Hmm, I looked around and could not find that thread.

Congrats on the man cave, though! 

Comment 01 Sep 2016

THUGGA THUGGA BABY

My Name is JEFFREY was a surprisingly great project.

Also the king of drinking rap right now is Rae Sremmurd. Swae Lean and Slim Jxmmi know how to put out some crazy entertaining stuff. 

Comment 01 Sep 2016

Such an incredible intro track.

That whole album is really a big screenplay. Listening to it is like watching a movie.

It's actually really interesting looking at Kendrick's last three albums (not counting untitled which is just a random EP that was still great). Section.80 is like a book, split into chapters. GKMC is like a movie. TPAB is like a longform poem.

Comment 31 Aug 2016

As a parent I understand wanting everybody to be friends with your child, but also understand that my little guy simply doesn't give a crap if anybody sits with him or not.

This is really fascinating.

Comment 29 Aug 2016

'diversity' [die-versity, for emfeces] is anathema to University, in morals, purpose, method... and destiny.

that seems a bit out of left field…

diversity means more perspectives. more perspectives means you get new context on what you already know, ergo, more knowledge.

more knowledge is the purpose of learning.

learning is the purpose of the university.

so, i disagree. and thankfully, so does the university. 

Comment 29 Aug 2016

Student Affairs governs the students.

Torrance Gibson – and all of the other players – are students first, athletes second.

Student Affairs (and Academic Affairs) are (and should be) more powerful in this (and every) instance than the football program. If they weren't, what's the point of a player enrolling in classes?

Let me ask, do you reside in reality, or are you a spokesperson for this body?

Yeah I live in reality.

No, I'm not a spokesperson for Student/Academic Affairs.

But with that said, I'm a recent alum who actually worked as a football tutor (and have nothing but good experiences to talk about from that job), but knowing how the university works, there was probably way more investigation and due process here than you seem to think.

Comment 29 Aug 2016

why do you believe him disagreeing with the punishment handed out is seeing the university as "an obstacle or enemy of the football program"?

because people are disagreeing with the punishment after hearing rumors about a *part* of *one* side of the story – very strong disagreement – because it's the football player's side of the story.

nobody on these boards has nearly enough information about this to say one way or another whether it was a just punishment, but the strength of the reaction – and of people acting like TG was 100% not in the wrong – shows that people are more invested in the success of the football program than they are in the university's mission.

disagreeing with the punishment is fine in a vacuum. but to those who disagree – on what grounds are you doing so?

this was something that was appealed, so the final decision to uphold that was based on more than "uh, i saw a tweet of a rumor that torrance dumped her and she wanted revenge."

good on urban for standing up for TG, but he and the program did all they could to appeal it. at other universities, a football program could *easily* get that dismissed. that OSU is not one of those universities is actually a good thing.

Comment 29 Aug 2016

You guys do know that flirting with a girl and asking her out on a date can be construed as harassment. 

are we jumping to the conclusion that this action (which would cast TG in the most innocent light possible) is what happened? because we have no way of knowing.

the university investigated. torrance and the coaches appealed. the provost's office investigated, heard the appeal and upheld the suspension.

jumping onto the "OMG THE PC POLICE STRIKE AGAIN !!!!!!!!" train so quickly is pretty shortsighted and shows a lack of respect for the university's academic offices and the process that they go through to investigate possible harassment of/by their own students.