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Comment 05 Jan 2017

Oversigning? Not really, but is this the coaching corollary to oversigning? Where will our coaching attrition come from? The NCAA better be giving us another coaching scholarship in April.

Comment 08 Nov 2016

In Vermont all of our ballots are paper.  If you can fill in a circle with a black pen or pencil next to the name that you want to select then you are all set.  Back in 2004 when I lived in Columbus I thought that the electronic voting machines were kinda creepy.  You never know if the vote is actually recorded correctly  and counted properly.  I can trust a paper with a circle that I fill in with a black pen, it is tough to trust that the software isn't doing something improper (see VW dieselgate).  Every single vote should be verifiable by a third party (local voting commission...think Florida recount 2004) at a later time.  That is the extent of my political rant. 

Comment 11 Nov 2015

If you want a great read about wild weasel pilots you should check out Viper Pilot by Dan Hampton.  He was a young wild weasel pilot during gulf war 1 and one of the veterans flying the F16CJ during gulf war 2. 

Comment 12 Sep 2015

They didn't switch here!! F*cking BTN network!! Hello, Nobody wants to watch maryland vs BG, not even MD fans (do these actually exist?).  Put your money maker on (dish network) in Vermont.

Comment 12 Jul 2015

The only thing missing was somebody throwing them a football as they flew through the air on their way to the water.  Bonus points if they hold onto the ball all the through the landing in the water.  

Comment 10 May 2015

My 3 year old and 5 year old qualify this morning.  Instead of waking up at 6:30 to 7 (usual wake-up time), the two of them were playing with toys, and making noise at 5:27 this morning.  Mom wanted to go for a hike before it rained (this worked out).  Now the two of them are tired and whining.  The 5 year old is being an a-hole to his sister and mother.  Is 5 years old too young to receive a kick to the balls?

Comment 08 May 2015

2011 F150 Super Crew 5.5' bed.  Extang solid fold.  I can put it on/take it off by myself.  No problems with snow (I live in Vermont and we get snow).  The only issue is that even though it folds part of the bed remains covered.  I have been tempted to get a bed cap, but I don't trust my 5 year old or 3 year old to help remove it/reattach the cover and my wife wants no part of it.  It would be better for hauling our bicycles out of the weather with a cap, but the hard tonneau cover works well most of the time.  The truck makes a trip back to OH once or twice a year to visit my wife's family and with the solid fold cover it becomes a great place for all of our stuff.  I wouldn't do a pickup without a cover or some kind, though I would strongly lean towards something that can be easily removed (preferably by one person).  

Comment 02 May 2015

Undisclosed injury???? I have no idea, but it is inexplicable for a good guy, hard worker, quite productive in college player to fall like this without some kind of extenuating circumstances.  

Comment 20 Apr 2015

We traveled to visit family, but timed it for this week because of the spring game.  It was my 3 year old and 5 year old's first time in The Shoe. We traveled from Vermont (12.5 hours) with two small children. It was nice to be back in the stadium.

Comment 22 Nov 2014

Not that you can take away the long runs, but the three long runs (colman 90, colman 52, QB 53) were most of Indiana's offensive production.  If you take those away IU averaged 2.6 yards per carry overall and colman averaged 3.4 YPC without the big runs.  It sucks that the long runs happened, but they can happen if one or two players are out of position/miss tackles/get blocked out of a play.  It is far more concerning if the other team consistently gains 7-10yds.  Consistently getting gashed for 7-10yrds would show that something is dreadfully wrong with the defense. The same plays that coleman broke for big plays would be successful with Gordon, but our defense should be able to bottle him up otherwise.  

Comment 05 Oct 2014

I understand the "you don't lose the job due to injury," but if JT plays well, why should he lose his starting job just because the other guy comes back from injury.  If it were a few games (see 2013 with KG) then I get it, but if you are out a season the other guy should have a chance to earn the starting job with his play on the field.