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MEMBER SINCE   August 03, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Standing on the field after the 2006 ttun loss to the #1 Buckeyes
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: James Laurinaitis
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  • MLB TEAM: Chicago White Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: Southampton FC

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

A waiter is shot for not bringing a sandwich quickly enough. In France that does shock me, since they typically do not rush people at restaurants. Then again, if the restaurant is in a rough neighborhood, which this one seems to be, then maybe this is no shock after all. Odd no matter what. 

Joe Bachie is the best player out of Ohio? The guy with his own initials tattooed on the backs of his arms, just in case he forgets his name I guess? Whatever works for the list I suppose. 

Comment 16 Aug 2019

– Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
– Anything that’s invented between when you’re 15 and 35 is new and exciting and revolutionary.
– Anything invented after you’re 35 is against the natural order of things.

this is from the article about language deteriorating, but could also be known as the "get off my lawn principle" eh? 

Chase Young may be more destructive than the brothers Bosa have been of late. If the other fellas can take some of the inevitable double and triple teams away from him, hello quarterbacks broken in two. 

Comment 15 Aug 2019

The first item sold on the internet was a Sting album. I must say that would not have been my first, or 103rd guess as to the #1 secure sale, but still a fun read. 

Harbaugh – being far from a normal human

This is already my favorite line of the day, and will not be surpassed even though it is only 5:42 am here. This takes me all the way back to what, last week when we were lucky enough to read about and see photos from the 20th gathering of the Juggalos. All of a sudden things are falling into place-JimBaugh and the rest of his "friends" in AA must attend that festival every year. Maybe Jimmy is even the guy with the plungers....

Comment 14 Aug 2019

Banning all new drive-thru windows is a bold move Minneapolis. One that I have no issue with at all. But then again I rarely use drive-thru’s so I am likely not the target audience of this ban. I do take on board that folks with small children end up losing out here as I remember the days of having to go through all the steps to unbuckle and hoist the carrier just to stop at the store. Don’t miss that at all.  

McLaurin has a real chance to do some things. Seems like half a dozen of the top receivers in the league may well be former Bucks-we already know Can’t Guard Mike, but now Samuel is tearing it up and there are multiple rooks with a shot. Maybe I will watch some NFL after all. 

Comment 13 Aug 2019

The Amelia Earhart possible news is very wild. If they can actually find the plane after all this time it would be impressive. 

My take on The U may be a bit different than others. It seems to me that Manny Diaz had three options to be the starter, but one (Perry) was so bad last year that he had no real shot at winning the job. This leaves a freshman and Tate Martell. Now if you name the young kid the starter and he struggles/fails then you can turn to Tate and it is just a young kid not ready for the job. However if you go the other way and name Tate the starter and he struggles and has to be replaced, it would be incredibly difficult to go back to him later on if need be due to his having a track record already. 

Maybe I am way off, but I can easily see the kid getting pulled and Tathan coming in to save the day as it were, maybe even as early as week zero vs the Gators. Time will tell. 

Comment 08 Aug 2019

Kevin, the make or break for me is speaking to the betting staying “clean” and not having all kinds of insider knowledge when it comes to injuries. I will not profess to be an expert, but my masters paper back in 2005 concerned legalizing sports betting and what it would take to make it happen, and have control over it. 

I will fully take on board that a Belichick injury report is a joke and that helps nobody, but if college programs don’t release something to the public then we always run the risk of info getting out to a few rather than the masses. All a bettor would need is one low/level guy in the training staff to say “hey our wide receiver X is dinged and won’t play this weekend” or “top cover guy X has a hammy and won’t even be able to cover a top receiver” or whatever, and that becomes an insider thing that changes the entire spectrum of the betting, which in turn will cause other problems. 

Comment 08 Aug 2019

I am blown away that the ICP are still a thing after all these years. The Gathering still looks insane-I have never been but know people who have and that is as close as I want to get. Hilarious to me that WCW back in the day tried to bring the ICP into professional wrestling. 

There needs to be some kind of injury report, however they figure it out, or college betting has no chance of staying/being on the up-and-up. 

Comment 07 Aug 2019

No toothpaste in hotel rooms. Not sure I thought much about it until now. My guess would be that most people have a particular toothpaste that they gravitate towards and will likely have their own, while soaps and shampoos might not be quite as important to have just the right one. Doesn't surprise me that there are different classes of amenities and toothpaste would be more expensive. What I did find intriguing is that to get the AAA top rating it take some into account the number of amenities as opposed to the level of them. 

More Curtis Samuel news. Man I hope he stays healthy this season. I already have Can't Guard Mike as a keeper, and Curtis would be a nice second wideout for my roster. 

Comment 06 Aug 2019

I love the Trabant link. I have always liked oddball cars and bikes, but I must say that is one I knew zero about until today. Kinda classic ride in a way. Cool stuff. 

JimBaugh is somewhat entertaining, though more in the way of a car crash rather than Wile Coyote. Comparing the goofball to a cartoon character is a slap to the great WB cartoons of the past. 

Comment 05 Aug 2019

Sandwiches-very disappointed that the French dip is so low on the list. Somewhat surprised that the PB&J is down there also, but with a sample size of 1200 there are bound to be misses. 

Lacuna-wonder which of those possible definitions is the one that fits for the band Lacuna Coil?

Chris Tapley-genius. We need to find out more about this patriot. 

Heisman-since it has become a quarterback award, is it really shocking that the guys who handle the ball the most both throwing and running would be the guys up for and winning the trophy? 

Comment 02 Aug 2019

The state list is mostly chalk as in expected, but the highlight is Hawaii Resident. Good for the islands for not bowing to the pressure of adding an -item or an -er to the end. Hang loose. 

If Urban can go through a season as a talking head and not once say the name of the school up north, that would be tremendous. Someone in Begas should create a line for that possibility. 

Comment 01 Aug 2019

So the diet and training regimen for the Rock's stunt double is the same as the regimen for the Rock. Go figure. That however is insane, so props to him for keeping up with Dwayne. They do seem to have different ideas on cheat days, but otherwise that is impressive. 

I look forward to Tyreke Smith being able to do his thing. He very well could lead in sacks simply because the blocking schemes have to lean toward the other guys. Will be fun to watch. 

Comment 31 Jul 2019

The Philistines originally came from Southern Europe. Not even sure where to go with that one-certainly didn't see that coming. Everyone assimilated but it is still surprising to find that connection. 

David Pollack generally dislikes the Buckeyes almost as much as Desmond does, so initially I was going to discount what he said, but considering the Fields/UGA connection maybe I won't ignore Pollack entirely. I certainly think that his numbers can be ridiculous, it is just weird to think of Pollack being right since it seems to happen so infrequently. 

Comment 30 Jul 2019

Ohio State has had so many fun players to watch over the years, but in the last decade I am hard pressed to think of a guy I enjoyed more than Curtis Samuel. Great to see him still doing his thing in Carolina, and hopefully he stays healthy and the Panthers do get him the ball. 

As a near-sighted contact lens wearer, the idea of a lens that would allow me to zoom by blinking sounds perfect. Make this happen for all of us with bad eyesight. 

Comment 29 Jul 2019

I am sure most of America should cut down their sugar intake by 2/3 as the link suggests. I have tried to be better but I certainly do have a sweet tooth and that is sometimes tough to ignore. So many people have health problems, quite often due to sugar, that it is kind of scary. 

That rivalry list came out last week and I looked it over on Thursday or Friday. Overall it is ok, and yes it does have OSU/ttun at the top so kudos to that. However Army/Navy seemed way too low and Bedlam looks way too high. I enjoy watching OU/OSU the other, but when the overall tally is 88-18 I am not sure how much of a rivalry that truly is. 

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Every 15 minutes is quite the idea, and I could see how it may have an impact on some students, but also not on others. It did remind me of the old Scared Straight from back in the day. 

The assistants-now-head coaches answers don't surprise me at all. I would guess that the majority of people get into coaching to actually coach, and to have that taken away as you move up the ladder seems counterintuitive in a way. Understandable due to the way things are now, but if the head man is a CEO then how much time does he have to coach? This is why I like the idea of Day continuing to call plays-to stay more involved in the nuts and bolts without getting into real minutiae. 

Comment 25 Jul 2019

Motion smoothing is a term I was unaware of until today, but I know what it is talking about. I probably watch more sports than movies, and have not upgraded to an UHD tv yet, but there are times that movies seem a bit off. Who knows, maybe my brain is just too slow for 24 fps is the only issue. 

It is hilarious to me that there are entire articles about how OSU can take 3 star kids and make them good. Like a 3 star is so far off the radar that it seems unlikely they could be good. A MAC school might only get 2-3 three star kids in an entire class with none higher, and yet they manage to upset the big boys here and there. With the resources and planning that the Buckeyes have it should not be a shock that good players are made better, and I like it. 

Comment 24 Jul 2019

Obsolescence as a concept is intriguing to begin with. But to compare what has gone and what may go is a tough one. I do like the scholar who predicts the neck tie as likely to disappear. 

I would love to know the espn formula for those rankings. It really doesn't matter, but I was reading that article yesterday and was amazed at some of their ideas. No Purdue under qb's even though they had Kyle Orton and Drew Brees. No OSU under rb's. This is what espn does best-create their own narrative. 

Comment 23 Jul 2019

That story was even more odd than the headline made me expect it to be. So he worked there, but wasn’t actually working when he went missing. And as you say, if this was an area where employees took breaks, how could nobody have noticed anything at all? A noise, a smell? And if the spot he fell into was only 18”, that must be one small dude. I am no Schearzenegger, but no way am I fitting into a space 18” wide. 

Terrible story, but way weird as well 

Comment 22 Jul 2019

The story about the guy scaling a building to save his mother is a nice one. Not a lot to it, but still nice to read about a human going above and beyond to help another. 

Okudah certainky has a chance to be another in the long line of really good ones from OSU. And why not? If he can button down a side it is all good for him and everyone. Looking forward to seeing it. 

Comment 19 Jul 2019

I love the moon hoax article. I didn't realize that Kaysing is quite possibly where that started. I am no flat-earther, but the moon? Seems fishy-but most importantly it keeps people talking one way or another. 

The "kids" taking the 90's quiz is pretty entertaining I must say. They did ok for their ages, which I suppose is the point. Not sure I would have known which boy band that was to be honest and I had to live through them all.