blueblazer22's picture


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
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago White Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: Southampton FC

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Oct 2019

The I-dotter video is about as cool as it gets. Need to watch that a few times, especially on a football Friday. 

Read the book link, and while we have all known that this was happening, it is still sad to read how pervasive the loss of books has been and will continue to be. I had no idea how long it takes to scan books to make them digital and "save" them.  I guess I never really thought about the sheer breadth of collections and how much manpower it would take to scan and save.

Bucks should cover, as should Penn State. Time for football on a Friday-wish it was on Saturday, but here we are. Go Bucks

Comment 17 Oct 2019

I cannot fathom taking a 20+ hour flight for any reason. 8 put me at the end of my tether, and that was before back problems. I suppose I am not the target demographic for Qantas in this, but just the idea makes me shudder. If they can figure out ways to combat jet lag however, maybe it will be worth it. 

I love Burrow, and the Bengals certainly need a qb, but I have a real hard time seeing that pick happen. If it does, more power to Jeaux. 

Comment 15 Oct 2019

The 3:30 does seem to work nicely, for the reasons you lay out. There is enough time to get in a frenzy, but not so much that it gets overwhelming. Never hurts to be the better team, which should make the kick time borderline irrelevant. 

Also as I get older the less I like late start times. Will blow off going to the N’W game this week since it falls on a workday and won’t be over until like 11pm. TV will be the choice there

Comment 15 Oct 2019

The Shakil Afridi story is something. Guy has been in prison and is now coming up for an appeal. But not only could his sentence for aiding in the Bin Laden situation be shortened, his sentence could also be added to. What a concept. 

Noon start is fine for Wisconsin. If the crowd can’t get pumped by noon for that matchup, I don’t think that adding 7 hours of drinking will make that much difference. As long as the front 7 stays in their lanes and doesn’t let the main man run wild, it will be all good. Coan may be better than the typical Wiscy qb but I don’t see him leading them to a victory in Columbus. 

Comment 14 Oct 2019

Leonardo Da Vinci continues to get it done, way ahead of his time as usual. What an amazing mind he must have had. 

It is wild to realize that a guy as good as Okudah had to sit behind guys that were just as good as him. This has certainly been a golden age of defensive backs and lineman of late, and so much fun to watch. Even more fun now that the entire defense is actually playing well and stopping teams. 

Trying to get to the game this Friday since it is in my area-have not been to N'W in a few years but a weeknight to get the entire from where I am is not fun at all. There's is always tv I guess. 

Comment 11 Oct 2019

Saw the Purdue story yesterday. I can see the theory behind it, but I am really not sure how they will be able to enforce this no betting policy. I guess it looks good to have it on the books, but whatever. 

The wins graph is a fun one to watch, even if ttun still resides at the top. Not long now however. 

Good choice rolling with Temple. Rod Carey may not be the second coming of Woody Hayes by any stretch, but his offense and defense are along the same parallels and he has a history of winning games against teams he is supposed to lose to. He did it at NIU and seems to be doing it at Temple. 

Comment 10 Oct 2019

It is wild to think that there was a wooly mammoth population that existed until only 4000 years ago. Pretty neat story and hypothesis as to why. Good read for a Thursday. 

I have to agree with Kevin. I do believe there is even more to see with Justin Fields-between continuing to feel more comfortable in the offense and having good enough competition to need to use his bag of tricks, we have yet to see the full Fields on display. 

Comment 09 Oct 2019

Why is the world so loud is a long and depressing read I have to say. And the issue isn't going away, pretty much ever with the way technology has grown and become a necessity. 

I love the header photo today-just a damn good man looking damn content. 

I don't see who is going to reign in Wisky in the west. Unless Pat the Cat gets things together in a huge hurry, or maybe the Boat gets Rowed to a level way above the usual for Minnesota, it looks like two matchups with the Badgers. Bring them on 

Comment 08 Oct 2019

Other than the Steelers rooting, I am with you on basically all of this. The NFL is mostly annoying at this point-I even have a hard time watching the Packers when they are winning. Otherwise, fantasy football does help me have a little interest in the pros, but a little is about it. The college connection does make it more enjoyable for me as wel

Comment 07 Oct 2019

Tide pods of alcohol. Just what we need. The highlight for me is that the alcohol was "The Glenlivet", with emphasis on The. How fitting for a Skully link. 

Anyone that has watched college football this year can see that OSU has looked better than anyone else. That said, while I hope it doesn't happen, there is zero reason to assume that Clemson will continue to sleepwalk for another couple of months so we shall see. 

I will have to read the entire committee piece, as I am very interested in how it comes across. Just think-ifnit is impossible to pick 4 from 130, what must it be like for the basketball committee?

Comment 05 Oct 2019

Glowee is a cool idea I must say. Creating lighting out of luminescent bacteria is pretty sweet, and it can even be turned on and off and as such is useful while also shrinking the carbon footprint. Win-win for the French woman. 

What will also be a win-win is Ohio State manhandling Sparty on both sides of the ball. MSU defense may be good, but Bachie and friends haven't seen this yet. And Lewerke stands zero chance of doing a whole lot of anything. Looks to be an easy cover for the Scarlet and Gray. 

Comment 04 Oct 2019

Weird to read about John Hinckley this morning. Not a name I had thought about much since I was a mere youngster way back when he lost his damn mind. I had even forgotten that his "rationale" was to get Jodie Foster's attention. Remembering that, letting him head out to California doesn't seem like a good idea, even if we are almost 40 years after the shootings. 

91-9 is insane, period. And what is the next-best record in the B1G over that time? I would guess Wisky would be it, and that ttun would be down in fourth or fifth over that span. Hate it when that happens. Golden age indeed. 

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Correct Iowa. I certainly could have googled and searched but it was early and by being linked to the Notre Dame story twice I figured it was a sign to read that one anyway. So I did, and it was interesting. I do wonder why Macron would consider changing the spire when it is rebuilt-that i do not understand one bit. 

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Wanted to read the Abbey Road link, but it takes me to the Notre Dame link. The Notre Dame link also takes me to the Notre Dame link, so I guess I will be reading that one. 

I still say that while Chase will dominate as usual, the entire line should feast on Lewerke and his patchwork o-line. And I greatly look forward to watching it over and over on almost every play. 

Comment 02 Oct 2019

Aliens. Making contact with a bunch of Thai folks. I love it. Good read for a Wednesday. 

Also read the ttun link, and this is precisely why everyone dislikes them. If you have nothing to hide, why are you hiding it? Admit you are like other schools and move on, but apparently those up north are incapable of doing so. Good for them. 

Comment 01 Oct 2019

You are correct. He seems to have found it and appropriated the spot for a dwelling. I certainly wouldn’t want to be in jail, but spending almost two decades without any other person doesn’t exactly sound ideal either. Like a kid raised by gorillas or something. It did (we can assume) keep this idiot away from kids which is a plus. 

Comment 01 Oct 2019

Well that didn’t seem terribly difficult for the hoodie guys to pull off after all. I loved the witness that they talked to-“hey that’s porn”. Thanks for the link MB.

I was really hoping for some hillrod to make it on the live report saying that he sat by the side of the road and watched for 10 minutes trying to figure out who the actors were. 

Comment 01 Oct 2019

Fun “not sports” links thus far today. No way to avoid clicking on the porn billboard, though I didn’t expect a lot. Much to my surprise the explicit video lasted for close to half an hour, which is hilarious. 

The one about the guy in the cave is quite odd to say the least. On the run and made himself a cave to avoid detection, ok. The cops catch him and the report blurs out his face? For what purpose? I would not have thought his rights would mean a bunch at this point, especially if he has been secluded so ling that he seems to have forgotten how to talk to humans. 

Comment 01 Oct 2019

I cannot see how Sparty even makes a game of it this weekend. Lewerke is mediocre on his best day, and if their line is this beat up he is going to be mincemeat by midway through the second quarter. I know Dantonio has had some success, but I don’t see it here. Chase Young will get his, but he won’t be the only one

Comment 30 Sep 2019

I have no issue with Herbie either, but my entire family of in-laws subscribes to the theory that he has gone too far to not be a homer for OSU rather than just playing it straight as it were.  He is still an espn guy which means I am sure that he has to say nice things about the SEC according to his contract. 

Not a Buckeye obviously, but I have really started to enjoy Joel Klatt on color and studio stuff. He seems very straightforward which I enjoy. 

Comment 30 Sep 2019

A weird day for not sports links. The apple story is truly that-someone stole 50,000 apples but at least that is only a small percentage of what the apple farm has. The demon story-not even sure what to make of that. And the "dangerous inmates" story-maybe I read too much into the headline, but when I saw that in quotes I expected it to say the inmates were four senior citizens who had jaywalked or something, but it reallly is dangerous guys. Go figure. 

Buckeyes have looked as complete as anyone, period. Are they the best team? We shall see, but at this juncture it is hard to say they aren't. Even Herbie and Finebaum say so which should be enough for anyone. 

Comment 28 Sep 2019

The half-houses story is a great one. And oddly, it barely covers the half-houses. The architect is doing some wonderful things, and I have now learned more about Chile than I ever knew before. It is hard for me to believe that there is a city anywhere that its own inhabitants describe as being tied inexorably to a river and that river is owned by a group of 15 families. Not the surrounding land, but the actual river is owned by people while the abutting land is not. There is much more to the story, but that stood out to me. Anyway, onto football. 

While Nebraska has gotten better, so have the Buckeyes. I would not be shocked to see the Huskers hang around due mostly to the nighttime atmosphere, but then the Bucks take over. Big number but I see an OSU cover. Maybe the over as well. 

I would like to say NIU will stay within the number at Vandy, but I am doubting they can. Had hoped to attend that game but couldn't make it work. Would also love to say Northwestern, and maybe this is the week Pat the Cat shows up, but again taking the favorite in that one as well.