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TheBadOwl


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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 27 Jan 2016

Afroduck was always there for me, from the first day of my freshman year to graduation last May. Goodbye, friend.

Damn, life's too short. RIP Afroduck.

Comment 21 Jan 2016

There's two ways to do this.

1) You go 4-5-2-3-6. Episodes 2 & 3 function as a flashback and give Return of the Jedi more emotional gravity/background

*OR*

2) You go 1-1-1-1-1-1 and sink into a bottomless pit of self loathing. See how long it takes before yousa goes super bombad! 

Comment 19 Jan 2016

Remember 2013? When Jalin Marshall AND Mike Thomas both redshirted? Guess who didn't? Then-freshman James Clark. If that ankle's healthy, he could shock some people.

Dontre's health is an issue, but he's got a lot to prove and a ton of talent. I'm expecting him to take over at the H spot. Think we'll see Curtis play more running back.

Parris Campbell not a receiver? He's got receiver size. Played RB in high school but he's been a receiver since the day he stepped on campus.

Terry McLaurin was a monster on special teams this year.

Torrance Gibson *is* a converted QB, but his upside at receiver is the highest of anyone on the roster. If they stick him there full-time (which they probably will) and he buys in, he could be an All-American.

Comment 31 Dec 2015

Third-degree burns on the labia and extensive, emergency plastic surgery ≠ frivolous.

In fact, she originally wanted McDonalds to cover her medical bills. They refused, she got a lawyer, and the rest is history. Unfortunately, most people seem to think that she was trying to use her horrific injury as a way to get rich. 

Comment 31 Dec 2015

How about Ray Lewis?

Dude tore his tricep – which typically takes 6 months to recover from – at age 37. He came back 10 weeks later and plays the best stretch of football in his professional career. 

Or Adrian Peterson, who tore the ACL and MCL in the same knee near the end of the 2011 season. Comes back healthy for camp and runs for 2,097 yards – by far a career high – the next season. Should be a ton of scrutiny there. 

Comment 31 Dec 2015

As someone who actually works in the media...

Al Jazeera is one of the most reputable worldwide news organizations. They have a bigger presence in Europe and the Middle East than they do in America.

They were the outlet that acquired the Osama Bin Laden tapes after 9/11. This makes sense, as they are the biggest news organization in that region.

That's how most people in America seem to have found out about Al Jazeera, which was already well established internationally at that point. So, understandably, most people here seem to associate Al Jazeera with Bin Laden.

Releasing tapes acquired from the most wanted man in the world isn't "being a mouthpiece," it's what literally any media organization would do. 

If Bin Laden had sent his tapes to Fox News or CNN instead of Al Jazeera, would people here be calling those outlets terrorist mouthpieces? Nope. It's a matter of proximity, really. Al Jazeera is essentially that region's CNN/whatever.

So.... yeah, he's wrong, dude. And so are many Americans who heard of Al Jazeera through their release of the Bin Laden tapes, heard the Arabic name, and immediately made that association. Before I started studying the media, I honestly had the same sentiment that many of you guys do. 

Comment 29 Dec 2015

Eh, this model worked out for the Astros and Royals. Being awful for a stretch, stockpiling prospects, not giving out crippling contracts, etc.

Paying $10M for a closer doesn't make sense for a team that's not going to sniff the playoffs this year. Getting back a few solid prospects and cutting costs makes sense for them.

Sucks for the fans, but in the long run it's probably the right move. 

Comment 26 Dec 2015

Rey = such a badass. Daisy Ridley stole the show

Finn = incredibly charismatic. Boyega did a great job.

Poe Dameron was awesome. They nailed the "ace pilot" thing in that tracking shot when he took out like 8 tie fighters and a bunch of ground troops. The scenes with him and Finn were awesome.

BB8. Can't say enough about how great BB8 was.

Kylo Ren was awesome, and was what Anakin should have been in the prequels.

Harrison Ford was amazing as Han, too. Such an iconic character, and he took it to another level.

Comment 15 Dec 2015

Unpopular opinion: KOTOR 2 is better than the first one – so long as you install the restored content mod. Essentially, Lucasarts pushed up the schedule and they shipped an incomplete game in an age before DLC was a thing. Obsidian did an incredible job with it.

I still replay KOTOR 2 once or twice per year. And I'll play the first one once a year, too. Usually around the holidays. Easily my favorite game series and I'm still holding out hope 11 years later for a third one.

Could you imagine an HD re-release of the first two on the next gen consoles? 

Comment 28 Nov 2015

 abilities aren't consistent and even change over the course of an episode

I think that the rationale for that in the comics (which to be fair, I haven't read) is that she doesn't really know what she's capable of, so her powers kind of fluctuate.

I do like that she relies a lot more on her private eye instincts than on her powers for much of the show. And Kilgrave makes the whole show. 

Comment 28 Nov 2015

Rosario Dawson's nurse character from Daredevil is also supposed to appear

Minor appearance late in the show.

The whole supporting cast is great and it's one of the better written Netflix miniseries that I've seen. Plus I love the noir style.

Comment 27 Nov 2015

Recent grad, did the Mirror Lake jump three of my four years (plus at night after graduation with a friend). My thoughts:

• The "it's just one death out of thousands" mindset is callous and disrespectful to someone who was a Buckeye, was on his way to great things and it's a damn shame that we lost him.

• I am 100% ok with changing the tradition after his death. And the Mirror Lake jump was my favorite tradition while I was at OSU (graduated in May 2015)

• Some sort of a charity supporting a cause he was close to would be ideal.

Here's what I hope happens, although it's unlikely: Keep the jump, but drastically change it.

• Make it a Pelatonia sort of thing. "Hey, I'm jumping in a lake to support XXX cause (and beating TSUN!) – please donate!"

• Take alcohol out of the equation (yeah yeah yeah, I know)

• Add a LOT of temporary facilities/tents with heat, towels, etc. for after the jump (and hot chocolate to spectators)

• Jump goes in waves to keep crowds down

• Moment of silence for the student who died this year

• Only those who pre-registered and fundraised may jump

• Get TBDBITL to play and make a big, festive spectacle out of it

• Group/team that donates the most gets to jump in with Urban (all for a good cause!)

Comment 27 Oct 2015

We're strictly ranking soups here, not soups with other items.

Tomato soup on its own isn't even in the discussion. But pairing it with grilled cheese makes it magical.