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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.  

Comment 05 Oct 2014
The penalties that bother me the most are when penalties offset, but the second penalty would not have happened if the first didn't occur first. Example: Holding by o line frees the rb for a big play downfield or allows the qb extra time too throw the ball deep, then there is a face mask penalty or pass interference down field and the penalties offset. If the first hadn't happened the second world not have had the opportunity to occur, smoother example would be the defence jumps offside art the snap, but an olineman holds that defender, penalties offset, but it should be 5 yards for the offence if only the play was whistled dead right away.
Comment 11 Sep 2014

You don't want to talk about losing, then quit f'n losing.  That would be the corollary to you don't want us to run up the score, then stop us from scoring.  

Comment 01 Aug 2014

I have been thinking that for a long time.  Vrabel played LB in the pros but how well did he actually coach the LB position.  After all  it his first season as a coach.  How much did that year hurt Curtis Grant's development? How much did it set back the LB position as a whole? That in addition to the LB attrition/recruiting misses adds up to what we had the past few seasons.  Hopefully the new scheme as well as the new blood will result in a significantly improved unit.

Comment 25 Jun 2014

10 years ago (has it really been that long??) my wife and I (not yet married) split the cost of one parking permit.  She kept the permit in her car and I occasionally paid the $3 fine for not displaying a parking permit.  Usually I parked on Neil/off Neil between 5th and 10th where street parking without a permit was legal.  Only got towed once (street sweeping).  The worst part of the towing was not being able to understand the guy who was telling me where the cars were towed. 

Comment 10 Jun 2014

I know this isn't how the game is officiated but if when running the ball into the endzone it is a touchdown as soon as the ball breaks the plain of the goal line, then the play is over when Braxton crosses the goal line.  If the play is over then any further contact is a late hit/personal fowl/penalty of some kind.  How is tackling a player that was in bounds with the ball in their possession after they crossed the goal line any different than tackling the same player after the have crossed the boundary line on the edge of the field? I understand that things are different if it is a receiver catching the ball in the endzone (establishing/maintaining possession through the hit...) but if a player is running into the endzone things should be different. Our QB should not get lit up like that across the goal line.  That particular play was close, but if there is a personal foul penalty for it maybe the DB comes out of the endzone to make a play that Braxton could hopefully avoid/mitigate. (rant over)