and the horse you rode in on.
Started laughing at this comment and my wife asked me what I was laughing and shared. I got a unrecognizable grunt of some sort and now I wonder if I should go to sleep tonight. I don't think she found it funny. LOL
My favorite comedians - George Carlin, Sam Kinison, Andrew "Dice" Clay, Johnny Carson (He was fucking funny), Benny Hill (and most British humor) , and Richard Pryor.
Dark, dry, sarcastic, slap stick, and down right wrong in most aspects. I laugh at shit I'm not suppose to. Get the dirty looks I deserve but don't really give a shit. When you have seen what I have seen in life you tend to stop taking life so seriously because it's so fragile.
Also, I am the type of friend that will greet you with a hardy hug and call you a fucker at the same time. Maybe that's the reason I only have a few friends.
Oh and the psychotic broad / cat meme captions are the greatest thing going today on social media.
Wow. This was a pretty intense episode. Agree with most that there was some lazy writing but all in all not bad.
Here is a theory that wasn't brought up. While I feel Dany lost her marbles. I feel she destroyed King's Landing the way she did to completely destroy the wheel she mentioned in the earlier episodes. Maybe in her own way of thinking that King's Landing was the hub that supported all the spokes. So maybe her intent is to move the Iron Throne from KL. Who said the Iron throne had to remain in KL? Just a thought.
Interesting to see how this ends for all characters. What happens between Jon/Dany? Tyrion/Dany? Sansa/Jon? Still much to tie up on the last episode. My big question is: Does it finally come out if Tyrion is a Targaryen? Imagine Dany finding out that Tyrion released Jaime and sentence him to death and gives the command and Tyrion survives? Wow that would be pretty epic.
Interesting list. In my opinion, this is what I think plays out:
Captain America - Death through sacrifice. I just have a feeling, he saves the day.
War Machine - Doubt it. I'm one that thinks Iron Man retires and War Machine fills the role in later movies. Truth? I do not think the Avengers are finished. Just this phase of the MCU movies.
Nebula - Probably does die. I think Thanos (or another character that is introduced) kills her off.
Mantis - Would not be surprised if she dies.
Vision - Unless he remains dead from Infinity Gauntlet. No. But he is an Android and could be re-born for future roles. So he is an easy character to re-create.
Scarlet Witch - I hope not. House of M would be to good of series to pass up for the MCU.
Drax - See Mantis.
Hulk - No way. With the possibilities of World Breaker Hulk and other great story lines. Can't see them killing the big Green Guy off.
The MCU, even in the comics, change periodically. As most know, the MCU is going into the next phase of movies so anything is possible. I think only one of the big three actually dies in this movie and I'm in agreement with most that Cap is the one that dies. Really seems appropriate. No telling which direction the characters of Stark and Thor go.
Also, check out who is "suited up" to go to the Quantum Realm. So much for Stark dying in space.
That scene was from either Winter Soldier or Civil War when Agent Carter died.
How can a coach who was given an Interim tag be fired?
This guy wants to feel like he is plugged in to the situation. My thought: Whatever I (CR) am planning to do is none of your business and I am not going to tip my hand because you will go out tell everyone.
My guess on what CR does: The pull to stay home is too great. OSU offers more money, LSU gives him a raise and he stays home. But I do think OSU has been in touch and have made a offer to him. Too much smoke.
I have been following recruiting consistently for about 20 years at every Buckeye site you can think of 247 (Bucknuts when it was simply Bucknuts), Rivals (Buckeye Grove), BP, and 11W to name a few. The best sites today are BP and Eleven Warriors IMO with the team here at 11W a couple of paces ahead. With that said Kyle Lamb, Nevada Buck, and Bill Greene (The Bank) have been very reliable with their information for as long as I can remember. Not perfect but still very reliable with their info. Kyle has covered most of the sports at Ohio State and I enjoy the information he puts out there.
While I'm at it SpoonerBuck33, I appreciate all the information you provide. Keep it coming brother!
For one, is this hire really a down grade? My thoughts is simply this: This was the worst Ohio State defense in recent memory. Wholesale changes is warranted in my honest opinion. The Mattison hire is short term while bringing in a young fire pisser to replace him after a year or two. After watching this defense last year, I welcome the change.
1. Clemson and Dabo - That team was never relevant until Dabo came along and now they are the GOAT. F@#$ Dabo.
2. The SEC in general- When your team is so bad and don't win shit and Bama is your flagship, all you can say is SEC! SEC! SEC!
In my opinion, we knew something like this was going to happen when UFM retired. Truth of the matter, recruiting has been very underwhelming since the summer but all in all I had a feeling this was going to be a small class, maybe 20.
As of today, what I read from everyone that posts on this board, we will lose Battle but like many of you that has been a foregone conclusion for a while now. Nester I feel 50/50. Other than that, I feel we hold on to everyone that has verballed.
Day walked into a tough job of following in Urban's foot steps. Urban Myer, as some has said, is a rock star. However, Urban is not perfect and made some mistakes. While he is a rock star, he is still a human being capable of making mistakes. Some of those mistakes are with some of those hires he has made (Davis, Stud, for example). Right now the best thing for Day to do is play it close to the vest about the future of some of the coaches, two who might be gone after the Rose Bowl are Stud and Tarver. Why those two? Because they are a liability on the recruiting trail. But have a plan in place to bring in some one soon afterwards.
This most important thing Day can do is keep the current class together and add a few pieces by Feb 19. The 2020 class will be greatly affected by how well the team plays next season. Go out, kick ass on the field, and let the results on the field be the distinguishing factor on recruiting. That is the best we can hope for at the moment. In the end, I think we will fine. I am more confident with Day being the HC with this team than when Fickell was forced to take over for Tressel and that team.
Change is never easy but we'll be okay.
Of the three in NYC, my feeling is D. Haskins will be the only one playing football on Sundays.
Boom!!! I think Eichenberg is going to be a beast. Also, I don't think this influences Stover one bit. Just think he is going to sign in Feb. I have family back in Ohio who knows Cade and think he is an awesome kid and knows he is a diehard Buckeye. Take it for what's worth.
Problem is simple. Coaching and schemes call by the coaches on defense. With it this bad, people will (or should) lose their jobs. We miss Coombs terribly but Grinch and Davis need to go. O-line coach. Gone. But the biggest issue is on defense. Heads need to role and that is where it starts.
Retired 30 Nov 2006 from the Army. Still working for them as a DA civilian. Thank you all for your service!
Does the media have a clue? No for the most part.
The biggest issue the team has it has lost its identity. Power run game and strong defense. Can this be fixed? Yes.
O-line - Have them maul defenses. They have the size, it's a change in mindset. If they need to make changes, make them, especially on the interior.
Get the running backs running down hill. Hit the holes hard and fast.
The defense is scheme and coaching. We have the athletes. Do not bottle neck the linebackers and let them play in space. Play aggressively and change the looks.
Discipline - the stupid penalties is a combination of a poorly disciplined team and over-effort. The failed block punt effort by Hamilton is an example of that.
Most of this falls on the coaches. PERIOD. Re-establish what you do and what you do best historically. Nebraska is a game where this can be (and better be) fixed because the next three games after that will be fights including Maryland.
Losing Bosa hurt but the issues were there before he left. This team can make the changes and we have the players to do it, the coaches simply need to have the balls to make those changes.
I have been married for 29 years and have four kids (three of them daughters). Never once raised my hand to my wife and never will. I have discussed with each kid the dynamics of relationships to include DV (Including their significant other). What pisses me off is how people that are not married, never been in a position of leadership, do not have the professional expertise in counseling, and (hopefully) lacks the personal experience of domestic issues, can sit back and talk about what Urban did or did not do as it relates to DV.
MODS- My question to you is, "Are the personnel on this blog experts on DV?" Are they in-the-know about every single event that transpired? Do they personally know all individuals involved? If the answer is "NO", they are no better than the national media that is trying to crucify parties that made some mistakes.
No matter what the University did to Urban Meyer, the media would never be happy even if they fired him. Then the University would be attacked. The media is no longer happy with simply reporting FACTS. It is all conjecture, rumors and opinions. I call it irresponsible. I could get more accurate and factual information from a room full of drunks at the local bar.
I had a long drawn out spiel but deleted it. The bottom line is: The people (the people who had led this discussion) give the appearance of being infallible and generally self-righteous (like the rest of the national media). Ban me if you will but I am embarrassed by the "experienced insight of this expert panel."
There you go, you got my click. Pathetic!
If this is accurate. This should be a no brainer. Fire Drake.
If this was a simple reinstatement, why not come out and just tell everyone? There has to be more to it and I think the BoT wanted a suspension and UFM told them in no uncertain terms, piss off. Today's activities does not make one iota of sense.
One thing for certain, this has beaten the hell out of the longest thread (combined) in Eleven Warriors history.
Checked The Ohio State University BoT website. Next scheduled meeting is 28 August and no minutes shared since June 2018. Just thought I would throw it out there.
I will not venture to guess the outcome of this fiasco. I've seen everything from immediate reinstatement to Urban being fired to everything in-between.
In my opinion, I thing the best thing for the BoT to do is reinstatement UFM immediately and ride the wave of PR backlash. It will pass. If the BoT buckle to the media and fire UFM, the long term effect on the University and the program will be felt years to come. Like a previous poster said, who wants to work for an employee that you cannot trust, let alone does not support you when the going gets tough? They fired Smith. That should be enough. Remember, the media, in general, does not care for Ohio State for one reason or another. So stand up for what you believe is right and screw the media, ride the wave of negative media reporting, and lets get on with our Buckeye football. O-H
During the hot summers in the south, I stay with lighter beers: Lagers and pilsners. Recently while visiting my daughter and her family in Maryland, I went to the local beverage shop and lo and behold, I see a demon from my days in Stuttgart, Germany:
Dinkelacker - A local favorite for both Americans and Germans. (Kind of like the US with Budweiser). Wacka, Wacka, Dinkelacker!!
Some other recent tastings:
Devils Backbone came out with a Black Lager which is pretty tasty but does not touch the Guinness brand that came off the shelves a couple of years back.
Michelob Ultra Organic isn't a bad beer to sip on a hot day in Georgia. More crisp and fuller bodied that the standard Ultra.
Once cooler weather arrives, I will gravitate to the darker beers. Some of my favorites are the Highland Coffee Porter and Oatmeal Stout.
Going to a beer fest this weekend in Augusta, GA and I will provide some feedback on what I come across.