So yesterday a coworker casually mentioned her cousin Archie Griffin. Another coworker who has worked with this person for years was surprised she had never mentioned this before and the lady said she never really tells people. Well 5 minutes later, me still rambling including saying things like "my dog is named after your cousin", she turns back to same coworker and says "see, this is why I don't tell people"
Goal: introduce Archie the dog to Archie the Ohio State great. He deserves to meet his namesake
Best of luck. I hear Archie is a cat man, though.
Los Angeleno by birth; Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.
That just sounds like a bad superhero
"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect" - Benny Hill
Archie the dog has a pretty booked up summer schedule of stealing shoes and chewing up kid toys. As his PR manager you can have Archie the RB's people reach out to me for a face to face. Archie the dog has a public barking fee of minimum 2 pig ears.
Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted.
This is awesome. My dog is named Archie as well.
There are several members of the Griffin Family in Picktown. My oldest son played with Duncan's son, Chris, a few years back.
In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...
Is Hoke still wearing that ugly hat even though he works for Tennessee now? Not that the Tennessee hat is much better.
Success - it's what you do with what you've got. - Woody Hayes
It's a "Power T" Tennessee shirt. (Pro tip: Troll Tennessee fans by saying 'Hook 'Em Horns!' to them repeatedly.)
As a Texas Ex operating out of Cincinnati, my dad can confirm the efficacy of this move
"Let's go make some noise."
The guy in the ugly hat is an ex Urban assistant, not A Hokie.
Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!
The M and the T ... axis of evil
Looks like Hoke and Mattison switched bodies.
Hoke is an inspiration! Maybe Michigan makes people fat. Mattison looks a bit chunky.
"The future is bright at Ohio State."
"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"
I feel bad for all the lame "HOKE FAT" jokes I made and laughed at, but I will never stop laughing at the gym in his $2.9 million Ann Arbor castle.
But for real, props to him. People who go out of their way to dump on other people's physique obviously have issues of their own, so it's always good to see somebody rise above the grind required to alter your body. Especially a legend like Hoke.
I'm guilty of laughing at those jokes too. That picture has some good stuff in it. Did you see the trampoline (rebounder) on the side and what looks like 2 lb weights on the right? Some high intensity equipment. LOL.
It's a good reminder satire will never equal real life.
It's not the weight that is important it's the reps that count...said no man ever.
Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP
Actually, there's truth to both, but most weight loss is achieved through aerobic exercise; weight builds bulk, reps & aerobic lose weight and improve stamina. All this from the former runner who is now 40 lbs over & napping when he can.
Most weight loss is due to changes in diet. I was a former runner 40 lbs over napping when he could. Then I was officially diagnosed as ADHD, prescribed some Adderall (Speed), and as a result of it suppressing my appetite, I'm now an over 40 former runner that naps when he can, that weighs he ought.
If you do the math, exercise as a calorie burner is barely an improvement over taking a nap. If wanna weigh less, eat less.
That gym looks very lonely.
Brady ate the rest of the equipment.
(One more fat joke for the road)
PG <3 PG
I'm 100% positive Hoke ran through that room with his arms out like he was a plane and crop dusted it. That is the only "exercise" that went down.
Can Brady Hoke take off on a treadmill, tune into a very special episode of mythbusters to find out.
I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.
Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan
Coach needed a squat rack in that dojo! We have one of those rebounders in the home gym... you know who uses it? The 4-year-old.
My son loves his fisher-price trampoline.
Part of the workout is bringing in all of the equipment and taking it out of the room.
Life comes a day at a time, enjoy it.
Cant we just transfer our Hoke Fat Jokes to Mattison? We're not doing anything illegal?
"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."
Its quite funny to see an old man wearing Jordan gear. Especially the shoes.
Who are you calling OLD??? (said the 61-year old guy)
Cool your jets, there, sonny boy-- some of us white-haired 11Wers were buying OG Jordans back when you still needed your momma to wipe your ass for you.
Now get your disrespectful, no-historical-perspective-having, momma-cleaned punk ass off my lawn!
"Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." -- Woody Hayes
BornAndBred - AMEN brother, AMEN! Beautifully done.
The Irish video is fantastic. Not sure I completely understand why it exists, but that is beside the point methinks.
Props to "Mr. Elite" PJ Fleck for messing with the NCAA and the B1G. I hope he rolls the west.
Good luck to James Clark. Hate the Hokies but I am fine with him doing well.
Another fine day to be alive. Make it a good one.
"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen. I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie
i have been thinking about that irish video for the last 30 hours. i also have starcat crawling for their social media to invite them to my wedding. those guys have their priorities straight on this cosmic rock.
Good to see the Irishman keeping Balboa couture alive.
1) Thad had the hoops team competing for B1G championships from year 2-9 so it is possible. Hope we see this again soon.
2) Speaking of Brady Hoke, did you know his record after 2 years at TSUN is only 1 game behind Harbaugh? (19-7 vs 20-6) and Hoke has more BCS/NY6 wins after 2 season's as well. Good times.
They're all chickens. The rooster has sex with all of them.
2) Speaking of Brady Hoke, did you know his record after 2 years at TSUN is only 1 game behind Harbaugh? (19-7 vs 20-6) and Hoke has more BCS/NY6 wins after 2 season's as well. Good times.
this is something a lot of Michigan fans forget. They also forget that Brady Hoke never lost to OSU by 4 touchdowns
I'm praying for a scenario where Jim Harbaugh retires with a worse winning percentage against Ohio State than Brady Hoke.
That would be the ultimate poetic justice. It is very possible since once JimBaugh loses another time or two he will bolt back to the NFL.
Speaking of beatdowns, I was watching only yesterday the 42-13 shellacking Urbz laid on him in the mitten state. Forgot I had it on the dvr and just had to watch from beginning to end.
Have to give props to Harbaugh on one thing, first win @Rutgers in school history. That might give him another year or two
Brady is thinking 'Life comes at you fast' while standing next to Mattison lol
I'm not sure why the writer from cleveland.com thinks competing for a regular season title every season is unrealistic for OSU basketball. Thad averaged almost a title per year (9 in 13 seasons - 5 regular season and 4 B1GT), and even the year before last we went into the last weekend in contention for a 2nd place tie. Oh yeah, and let's not forget that OSU has won more regular season B1G titles (22) than anyone except Purdue, and for about 10 years the B1GT was basically the Ohio State invitational. So yeah, I expect to challenge for the title every year, period. Anyone who doesn't is settling for subpar results.
i assume if you click you'll find your answer. i agree, though. the expectations would be too high if they paid holtmann 400k a year. with the contract he landed, it's entirely fair to demand B1G contention every year (barring 2017-18 of course).
So yeah, I expect to challenge for the title every year, period. Anyone who doesn't is settling for subpar results.
Amen. There is a certain self-loathing segment of the fanbase and press corps (thankfully, none of the latter are employed by ElevenWarriorsWorldCom.LLC) who think championship aspirations are terribly unrealistic and that fans need to be content with 20-wins and occasionally making the second day of the tournament. I can't reconcile with that.
As with football, the "win the Big Ten" mindset should be the basic goal of every team we field. Look at the sports we have competing now perennially for national titles, for crying out loud.
Competing for the B1G should be the bar for ALL sports at tOSU.
And thankfully it is! We're really, really, really spoiled. I tell people this all the time. I mean we've got an ALL-TIMER football team in terms of history, tradition, and success and that has disbursed throughout the school. It's part of why I love being an Ohioan. It's historic in its ways; and especially as it relates to football, home of the Hall of Fame and pretty much the greatest coaches ever and some of the greatest players ever collectively as Buckeyes, let alone Ohioans.
But that as extended to basketball, wrestling (arguably the GOAT in Snyder), tennis, the sync swim team, pistol team, hockey, lacrosse, men's volleyball, fencing, women's rowing, etc. Like ALL of our programs have been competitive and or winning B1G or even NATIONAL championships.
Say what you want about Gene Smith, but this guy has only continued to get better in his tenure. He's easily the best AD in the country.
Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington
Once upon an offseason, the boards were festooned with Brady Hoke jokes.
Get the hell out of Knocksville, coach.
Ok. So Penguins, Warriors...
Guess this means the sports gods have shine light on the Buckeyes next, it'd only be fair.
Hindsight is, and in, 2020
Thanks to Coach Marta
Coach Marta you are alway cool with me home games at the Shoe Big Ten Tournament's in Indy Thanks for a Heck of a Run pic.twitter.com/T5UCBKE4JM
— Buck I Guy (@RealBuckiGuy1) June 13, 2017
my goal this week is to write 1500 words on how buck i guy is good
Perhaps u missed the memo, Bucknut: Buck I Guy raised money for Marion's fight against cancer. He switched from bad to good. Plus his Twitter game is amazing. Life is too short to be angry.
I don't know who Thad Marta is but good for Buck I Guy.
"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
You can praise a good deed and still think the person is a shitbag. For example, Hitler was actually very adamant about animal rights and did a lot to advance conservation efforts.
And yes, I just equated Buck-I-Guy and Adolf Hitler.
I can tell you from experience, he's a really nice guy. About 4 years ago, a friend of mine asked him if he could come to his son's Eagle Scout ceremony about 30 miles east of Cbus and he did; shook hands, took pics, and openly socialized with everyone like he'd lived there his whole life, and all for a young fan & a piece of cake. Nobody's perfect and some have different sides of themselves, but that day he was a good dude.
Maybe ESPN can check his amount of followers (387) and THEN they'll realize he's no official mascot or "super fan"!
I can't believe how young Matta looks in that pic. Did he also have a presidential term somewhere I missed?
It's the gig. Look at the differences between Urban's first day as OSU coach and now.
94, it's not easy typing on an iPhone 4 with gloves on. Being a super fan ain't always easy.
That's BJ (Byron) Mullens in the background of that pic with Thad and Buck I Guy.
Wow, good catch!! I noticed that the kid was tall, figured he was a basketball player, but never would have guess it was Mullens. Never seen him with that much hair.
I used to go watch him play at Canal Winchester, and he is wearing his CW Varsity Letter jacket so that was what first caught my eye.
One of my sons played some American Legion baseball and we ran into Byron in Jackson, Ohio at one of my son's games. I think his wife (or SOP, not sure) is from Jackson.
A decent young man and a better than average basketball player. He should have stayed at Ohio State for at least 3 years.
The Vols are my SEC favorite now, too.
LOL, won't Bama fans be disappointed. Spoken like a true chump-ass Yankee.
Though it lists as number three, the Hasty Tasty is number one in my book. One little known fact is that Columbus once had our own Hasty Tasty in Parsons Avenue at the site of the current Tee Jayes restaurant. In its hey day it had drive up menus with awnings ala Sonic, curb service, and window trays. I would say they were most definitely affiliated, although I know not the history or details.
"I miss Brady Hoke."
Tee Jayes also took over the old Jerry's Drive In on High St near Graceland. Jerry's had one of the most iconic signs in Ohio.
"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott
DJ - could you please have one of the interns just ask Gene Smith where they ate? The Brunch Club and Hasty Tasty are both off of 35, which seems a bit far off I-70 for them to meet. There are at least 3-4 Waffle Houses along 70 north of Dayton. Why hike all the way into south Dayton when you can have it smothered, scattered, etc?
If they did drop down into the UD area, they may have hit the Butter Cafe on Brown Street. Line is usually down the block on weekends.
This is why I'd be a bad reporter. Others would be chasing scoops while I would hunt down the "amazing location." I want to believe it's Hasty Tasty but Brunch Club seems more of their scene.
We weren't impressed with the Brunch Club. Long wait on a Sunday and the food was average. It's breakfast - how hard can that be? The Golden Nugget Pancake House in Morraine off Dixie Highway has better service and the breakfast is just as good - huge portions. I recommend the blintzes.
I was thinking the Golden Nugget as well. As a Daytonite, The Nugget is where I would take someone to get the deal done!
I'm torn between 'Daytonite' (which sounds just a bit like Dynomite) and 'Daytonian' (which sounds like a branch of physics).
How about Daytoneer?
You are the man....both are great!
A bong and blintz?
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
When I saw the list of options, I had the same reaction as Navy, particularly that there were several Waffle House franchises right on I-70. I'm choosing to believe that they inked this deal over some hashbrowns scattered, covered, smothered, chunked and capped, just the way the Creator intended.
My place of choice would be good old Bob Evans; the 4 things that need planted here in Fort Worth,Texas, are Bob Evans, Donatos, Velvet Ice Cream, and someone to teach these people what ham salad is & how to make it. Anytime we visit back to Thornville, I buy 10 or so 1 lbs containers of ham salad from TC Market and smuggle it home; that & my wife's favorite Spice Loaf lunch meat get rationed.
First we have to set odds before Gene Smith tells us the location.
I'm in. Can we call it "The Bread Pool"?
I can't believe some waitress hasn't leaked photos to TMZ by now.
I'm guessing it was a country club or some other fancy place with private meeting rooms. Gene Smith meeting with a candidate in public would've made twitter.
If that's the case, my money is on the Dayton Country Club in 'West' Oakwood.
I agree Butter Café would be better meeting spot than Tanks but I can't see anyway of having a private conversation at either location or in the UD area, just way too many people that would have recognized them.
Now for a pre game meal before a UD Basketball game, hands down it's Tanks for me, just get there early.
"CAN THEY CATCH HIM - NO THEY CAN'T - TOUCHDOWN"
I dunno...THE Ohio Turnpike, which I drive daily(especially the western end), is pretty damn boring.
I guess the lesson is: Michigan coaching puts 100+ lbs. on a body. Just look at Mattison.
And it's a really good thing that the writer from cleveland.com isn't coaching at OSU. He probably feels the same way about the Browns.
DJ might be right about I-70 being the most boring, but he's got the wrong stretch. I have driven across Kansas end to end and on the local radio at noon, they gave the previous nights bowling scores.
Not just the guy who got a 256, but "Mary Lou Sneed had an 85". We prayed for a tornado or something exciting to break up the endless monotony that is Kansas.
Made the same drive while in the Army a few times. Once at the end of the day a hotel clerk laughed at me. I thought I had a booger in my nose until I got to my room. The left hand side of my face was bright red from sun burn. The right side looked more like Casper the ghost. The road is flat and straight forever with nothing but wheat to the left and to the right.
Now you know where they got that scene for Dumb & Dumber.
No the worst is driving from Chicago to Champaign on I-57. That drive is horrendous, especially knowing I have to watch my wife's alma mater try to play Big Ten football.
You win with people.
F GOLDEN STATE. That is all.....
i now want to have children so i can tell them that gsw wasn't that good, actually. kevin durant is worse than darius miles, too.
Darius Miles, that's a name I haven't heard in ages.
I'm still of the opinion that the entire NBA is rigged. LeBron gets Cleveland it's trophy in an historic series. KD finally gets his ring in the biggest trade/media frenzy in the NBA since 'The Decision.' What's their storyline for next season? What's going to generate the most hype and viewers?
Rubber match that comes down to a game 7 slugfest, literally. Someone gets nut-punched, benches clear, the only ones that don't get ejected are miraculously curry, kd, lbj, and kyrie. They play 2 on 2 for the last 10 minutes
the only ones that don't get ejected are miraculously curry, kd, lbj, and kyrie. They play 2 on 2 for the last 10 minutes
I think they'll keep three from each team, so add back in Love and Green. Then they have the 3 on 3 to showcase the new Olympic event.
?? We all KNOW it's rigged if Green isn't the very first player ejected.
I was assuming that green would be the nut-puncher
I quit watching the NBA back in the 90s, when they went away from promoting the teams and made it all about the individual. I'll keep my memories of the 80s & 90s Lakers' fast breaks and the stars earning their praises instead of getting them by promotion & commercials.
I get to enjoy all the smug bandwagoners walking around talking about how amazing an achievement it was and how great it is to be a fan (for a week or two each year).
I was really hoping to see those insufferable window flags disappear. Now I'll have to wait until their Championship Celebration Parade locks up the BART with amateurs looking to pretend they watched more than 2 games this year. At least I'll be able to watch their little parade from our office windows.
Now that I've slept it off I think everyone is overreacting to the whole "Warriors ruined the NBA" story. Their 2 titles now put them equal to Miami, and still less than halfway to both the Lakers and Spurs (5x each) - and that's just including the last 20 years. They're really good, but historically they're still just barely a blip.
How did someone miss the concierge lounge at the Marriott? Per Finebaum, the natives are restless in Knoxville and Brady maybe looking again after this season. There are only so many games of life you can win without winning the SEC east.
a hard rock miner from Butte, Montana
F*** Finebaum - I wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire, not even for the pure satisfaction of pissing on him.
Recondite: I think I am one. Vietnam Recondo 68-69. s/
There is no such thing as "friendly fire"..
Were you a shakeandbake NCO?
Yes I was. Class 16-68.
Damn - Hoke resembles Mike Golic a little bit now!
Finding loopholes is why the NCAA rule book is so large. Harbaugh has doubled it since he's been there/s. If you can't win honestly then find loopholes. Congrads to Hoke for losing weight.
That wire article is a bit depressing. I just started watching it for the second time through and have to agree with the article that it's a pillar of American television. It's so goddamn good.
Relevant quote from the episode I watched last night. "The king stay the king." Lebron's still king and KD is still a bitch.
Is this good?
Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don't. #DevelopedHere pic.twitter.com/YL4fyGHwZE
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) June 13, 2017
I still don't know how I feel about OSU taking credit for Urb's players at Florida but regardless, pretty good.
Yea this is the kind of thing we would make fun of Harbaugh for. But thats ok, because sports.
I like the graphic. Good to see Fragel Rock chilling in the middle.
With the way that tweet was worded let's be thankful the graphics person was smart enough to leave out a certain #81 Patriots Jersey off of that...
Expecting the visit of Mr. Pope to go very well today. Hopefully he decides to solidify in his future.
Dayton, Ohio, which you might not know is halfway between Indianapolis and Columbus on I-70, the most boring interstate in the country.
Clearly you need a trip across Iowa and Nebraska on I-80.
Or a Waltz Across Texas on I-10.
I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes
The iowa/Nebraska I-80 is bad, but I-70 across Kansas is worse.
On my quest to see all 30 MLB ballparks, I made the I-70 drive from KC to StL. It was the most boring drive I can remember. Although I have heard about Texas interstate drives.
EDIT-I guess that would be Missouri. It was so boring I cant remember.
I have done that drive several times actually and yes, it is pretty boring. But at least you have decent radio to help you through. I saw the worst wreck ever just outside of KC...we were stopped by the cops in a driving rain and had to watch them load up a few people that it looked like from the wreckage, didn't survive. So weary from a day of driving, I made my husband take the next exit with restaurants. Just as they are serving our meals, who sits behind us? 3 of the first responders to the wreck. They start talking about how bad it was, 2 were killed. "Waiter, check please!" and we're back on the road, catching up with the storm.
Maybe. And I-70 is 100 miles longer from Toledo to Denver than is I-80. And when you hit Nebraska, the speed limit is 75 mph and mostly flat, slightly uphill. So that is a plus, but still boring.
...or any Interstate in TX where you're almost always bored while going fast (or bored and sitting still if between Dallas and Austin). OK, granted, when two TX interstates collide, those 4 story high flyovers do remind me a little of childhood trips to King's Island.
So Scottie Durant finally won his NBA title. He should be so proud.
I take comfort in the fact that Golden State didn't have a snowballs chance in hell at beating the Cavs without Durant. Hell, it took some friendly refs for them to win WITH Durant. Scumbags.
Ohio State: The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
LEGEND LOOKS GOOD. Brady Hoke, the (Dayton!) Ohio patriot who set Michigan football back a decade, looks svelte as Tennessee's defensive line coach.
He certainly knows how to take out a QB, so maybe that will work for him.
One day closer to Buckeyes football
I think PJ Fleck will have Minnesota competing in the BIG West in the next 3 years. I hope so, because Wisconsin being able to waltz to the BIG Championship Game every year is getting tiresome.
Sparks fly from the second story of a school where ISIS has positioned one of its heavy guns. Dust surges inside the Humvee as a mortar or RPG explodes in front of it, and the ground seems to ripple. There is an ear-splitting eruption as the Iraqis fire from a tank. “They are firing at you — be careful!” the driver shouts to Abbas, whose phone has been ringing nonstop. Finally, during a brief lull, he stops to answer it. A worried aunt is on the line. Like many of the battalion’s soldiers, Abbas has been lying to his family about the extent of the danger, but his aunt has seen reports of the increasingly deadly Mosul battle on TV. Ducking down into the Humvee, Abbas tells her he is miles from any fighting. “I swear to God, nothing is going on,” he says. “Everything is okay.”
This is surreal and sad and ironic all at once.
Damn. And for that reason alone they should just do work from the cockpits of A-10's. Hate to hear about our guys pinned down and taking fire.
Abbas was killed a few weeks later at Mosul defending his fellow Iraqi troops from an ISIS suicide car bomber.
I-70 isn't even close to the most boring interstate in the country. Some of those interstates out west are far worse. I spent a week on I-40 one day.
When I moved to Amarillo, TX (I don't recommend this), I started to think I was in Purgatory on the drive out, and that I was destined to continue driving west with no exits in sight until I had paid for each and every one of my sins in this life. I thought those billboards for the Big Texan were taunting me every half hour or so.
If you ever feel like time is moving too quickly, just get in the car and head west.
Someone above mentioned I-80 in Iowa and Nebraska. That is also really bland.
Good to see you 'round, Citro. You may be around more, but I've been on and off lately due to real life.
Thanks, been kind of an occasional lurker but also busy with real life. Always good to check in here.
The Golden Nugget (Pre fire was better), but the best would be simply to go get some Bill's Donuts.
"But after an initial rebuffing of Gene Smith, Chris Holtmann and his wife met the Smiths at an "amazing" breakfast spot in Dayton, Ohio"
Saban on a cart eating cold pizza
If not for that damn tornado if could have been here.
I-70, the most boring interstate in the country
Try taking I-71 South to Cincinnati from Columbus if you want boring.
It's been a while, but the I-75 stretch from Atlanta to Valdosta was no picnic. I agree that I-70 through Kansas was the worst I've been on
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I must say that the most boring stretch of highway is I-71 between both Columbus & Cincinnati and Columbus & Cleveland; but I-70 from Columbus to Dayton is a close 2nd.