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Triv

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Comment 02 Sep 2015

Turns out, if you cancel within 5 min of requesting there is no fee, according to the policy

https://help.uber.com/h/074d9f51-b9e2-4c71-b976-c8cf25ea5a7f

But yes by no means are they perfect, I've had some bad experiences with a couple drivers but Uber is usually very good about compensating people for their trouble

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Huh, strange. You should take that up with Uber, because I believe it is written in their policy that only cancel's within 5 min will be charged. I've cancelled numerous times because the driver missed an exit or something and the ETA went from 4 to 10 and was never charged

Comment 02 Sep 2015

A note on the $5 fee, it is charged to you if you cancel when the driver's estimated arrival time is within 5 minutes. As long as they aren't inside of 5 min from picking you up you won't be charged

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Driving for Uber is 100% optional, and the ones who choose to make a full time career out of it still make more than a Taxi driver. Average salary for a cab driver in NYC, busiest cab city in America, is roughly $30,000. An Uber driver driving 40 hours a week is said to make about $90,000 in NYC. Uber driver's take home 80% of the fair on every ride they make. So, in a nutshell, taxi drivers are exploited 3x as much as Uber drivers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2014/05/27/ubers-remarkable-growth-could-end-the-era-of-poorly-paid-cab-drivers/

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Edit: Duplicate post

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Uber, for a number of reasons:

1. Cheaper. Campus to downtown Columbus is about $10-$12 in a cab plus whatever you tip. Uber is about $8 and you don't tip Uber drivers.
2. Faster arriving. Takes Cabs close to an hour on busy weekends, never waited more than 10 min for an Uber
3. Don't need cash for an Uber, as someone who rarely carries cash this is the main reason I haven't used a cab in almost 2 years
 

Comment 31 Aug 2015
Young Keyshawn is not going to be paying for college, unless he turns down a full ride to walk on and free up an extra scholarship since money isn't an issue in the Johnson family. But the kid is good enough to earn a free education if he chooses to accept
Comment 31 Aug 2015

I was going to say this, but decided if he STILL doesn't get the point after countless posters have made the same one to him, its not worth wasting the 30 seconds to try and convince him for the 2819837th time.

I look forward to his reply that ignores this post and discusses my lack of knowledge on Dan Mullen's beloved read option

Comment 31 Aug 2015

That they can, and I look forward to who trots out for the first snap a week from today

One thing though, you mention the pass to Thomas against MSU as evidence of JTs ability to stretch the field. That was a 5 yard slant that Thomas took to the house, JT had nothing to do with that other than putting the ball on the money 5 yards down the field (which he did better than almost anybody in the country last year). That being said, JT showed off his ability to throw the deep ball plenty of times last year and I believe he's more than capable of stretching the defense and keeping safeties honest.

Comment 31 Aug 2015

Yes, he was a Heisman candidate with a 900 yard Devin Smith and an 800 yard Michael Thomas. I wouldn't say Dontre/Samuel didn't make significant impacts last year however. Samuel as a true freshman amounted roughly 500 yards of total offense while not getting a touch in 3 games and having only 1 touch in 3 other games, definitely not a small contribution. Dontre had 400 total yards in 9 games. Not blow you away stats but definitely a solid contributor. You have Marshall taking Thomas' catches so you did answer that question. I guess we could potentially have different definitions of what we consider a "mediocre" season as you predicted for Samuel/Dontre/Braxton because if we get any improvement out of Samuel (likely) I would consider north of 500 yards better than mediocre. Dontre is a wildcard, honestly have no idea what to expect out of him as we have seen flashes of greatness and other moments where he did not look the part. And Braxton Miller is the most electric athlete in football, even if he only gets touches on jet sweeps and swing passes I have a hard time imagining him not having at the very least a solid season. Thankfully we don't have to wait much longer to find out!

Comment 31 Aug 2015

Also, if Dontre/Samuel/Braxton all have rough seasons and you don't see Thomas reaching 1000 yards, where do you see the production that gets JT to win the Heisman? I am actually genuinely curious as to who you think will be the major playmakers for this offense based on those predictions

Comment 31 Aug 2015

If Zeke amasses 1500+ yards and we stay undefeated, he will be a Heisman candidate and potentially the favorite. The Heisman is all about hype, and Zeke has the hype train rolling as he is already the odds on favorite to win the stiff arm trophy. Racking up over 100 yards a game is most certainly not going to drop him from Heisman contention

Comment 28 Aug 2015

I still do not care who starts, but I do believe Jack's antics in a few of these threads have actually moved some people into JTs camp for no reason other than they are annoyed with Jack shoving Cardale down everyone's throat and disregarding any post that suggests JT should start lol

Comment 28 Aug 2015

It's the way you present your argument that brings you opposition, Jack. I do not have any personal beef with you, and I actually enjoy a good banter. Your inability to acknowledge any opposing viewpoint is what makes people come at you in such an argumentative way.

And yeah, if you don't understand Cincy its because you haven't been around long enough. He's a long time poster around here, and he's strong in his opinions and thats made him some enemies. But I always enjoy a discussion with Cincy, and I wouldn't call any of his stuff "unsolicited crap"

Comment 28 Aug 2015

You won't ever hear me argue that Cardale doesn't have a higher ceiling. I agree with you on that front. I just enjoy playing Devil's Advocate and presenting opposing viewpoints, makes for good discussion as long as all sides stay civil and logical.

Both Cardale and JT are fantastic quarterbacks and OSU is going to succeed regardless of who is at the helm. I enjoy the discussion for both sides but I'm going to let the man making millions of dollars to make calls like this do just that.

Comment 28 Aug 2015

If I recall it was mentioned in one of the wonderful analysis posts made by our staff here at 11W, but like you I do not care enough to go back through months worth of posts to find it lol

Comment 28 Aug 2015

While your ESPN stuff can get old at times, you do not discount anything and everything said by an opposing poster if it goes against your narrative. If I had to guess based on his posts, Jack is somehow related to Cardale Jones, God's gift to quarterbacks, and Dan Mullen, the single greatest offensive mind to ever grace this Earth

Comment 28 Aug 2015

So when someone other than you uses stats to prove a point, any (completely admittedly non expert) opinions they may have made in the past makes those stats moot?

Yup. Got it. You just lost even more credibility than you already had. All you've done is referenced stats as your end all be all to the QB dispute, but when one goes against your narrative it is irrelevant

We also have very different definitions of the word vehemently. I made a single post stating that was my understanding of the read, and also stated in that post that I was no expert on the option. If that is your definition of "vehemently" I'd love to hear what word you use to describe your thoughts on Cardale.

Comment 28 Aug 2015

I watched your videos, and I admitted before hand I was no expert on the read option. I still do not feel as if I am even close to Urban, Mullen, or Kelley's level of expertise on the subject although you seem to believe you have the same level of knowledge. The stat I just presented you directly contradicts your claim that Cardale is more effective because he lets his playmakers do more of the work and you chose to ignore it.

Comment 28 Aug 2015

One could argue the RS Freshman, after spending a good part of his RS season rehabbing a torn ACL, has more room for growth than someone who's been in the program for 3 years

Comment 28 Aug 2015

OSU's offense is dependent on the QB being a running threat. Don't believe me? Look at the playoff stats. In the Bama game, Cardale had more carries (17) than all but 3 of JTs games, and the Oregon game (21 carries) was the second most carries an OSU QB had all year.

But keep telling us how Cardale does a better job of giving the ball to his playmakers. We just love hearing your totally unbiased opinion\