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MEMBER SINCE   August 03, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Standing on the field after the 2006 ttun loss to the #1 Buckeyes
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Comment 21 Jun 2019

Mary Richards Bowser has quite the backstory. A free black teacher, posing as a slave, and spying for the Union in the South? How amazing. If the letter mentioned at the end of the story turns out to be real, what a fitting addition to her story. 

JK has the skills to close in on 2000 I am sure, but will the line be strong enough to block for it? And will a Master Teague or a DMC take enough touches to make 2k impossible? Time will tell, but seeing Dobbins make a run at it would be tremendous. 

Comment 20 Jun 2019

I am certain that Newbury College is not the only one that is shutting down due to budget issues, but that would still have to absolutely suck to be a student who then has to start somewhere else in the middle of their academic journey. 

Hafley is saying exactly what I want him to be saying, but that said I hope the coaching staff has some idea by now of who is best suited to play the different roles, even if they aren't telling us yet. The talent should be there so make it work. 

Comment 19 Jun 2019

The Suso monastery is just the kind of place I would like to visit, if I ever make it to that part of the world. It is very cool that they can essentially trace the beginning of the Spanish language to this particular place, and that it is still standing today. 

On a completely unrelated tangent, just last night I found out that we have a bit of special geography right in Wisconsin. Check out this address on Google Maps: 5651 Meridian Road, Athens, WI 54411. I have relatives that live only about 25 miles from there and I had no idea this spot existed right in the middle of Wisconsin. 

Michael Thomas should get paid, and as long as Brees is still tossing him the ball he will continue to put up huge numbers without a doubt. 

Comment 18 Jun 2019

Not getting Jeudy and DPJ wasn’t shocking, but it is good to hear (if true) that ZS and co still did their due diligence and tried to get those guys. 

Day answered that query exactly as I would want him to. Sure we may lose at some point, but if we don’t won’t all of the doubters be surprised? Keep doing you coach, and keep winning. 

Comment 17 Jun 2019

I think I will avoid Narcisse, Manitoba. I generally like everything about/in Canada, but this snake mating thing is too much for me. While it sounds different and these snakes are basically harmless, it still gives me the creeps a bit. 

Doubt that you could go wrong taking Troy or Dwayne, but it seems that Mr. Fields could turn out to be the choice in a couple of years if his name is added to the mix. Hoping so at least. 

Comment 14 Jun 2019

The Prohibition article certainly doesn't have any absolutes, nor would I really expect it to I guess. We do know that alcohol was a problem then and still is to this day. All that said, the link is worth it to me simply for the photo of a Miss Carry Nation (and yes that is the spelling) as she just looks badass for the 1930's or the 2030's. 

Yay for mixing up coverages. Unless you have a secondary of Champ Bailey, Darelle Revis, Ed Reed and maybe Charles Woodson (pros not ttun) then you probably need to change things up now and again. 

Comment 13 Jun 2019

MB, Cubs fans are about the worst (other than Boston fans probably). There are so many “Cubs” fans who simply enjoy Wrigley Field and that there are games in the afternoon to go to while blowing off work. The bandwagon for the Cubs is overwhelming and long has been.

Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s the White Sox were the favorite team in Chicago. Then Reinsdorf and Einhorn decided that putting the Sox on essentially PPV by going to the early cable channel made them harder to watch and allowed WGN to pick up the Cubs and turn into the superstation, thereby making the Cubs “America’s Team” since everyone could watch them. The bandwagon truly began there but has snowballed since. 

Comment 13 Jun 2019

The history of the Fender Stratocaster is a fun read. I am not versed in guitars enough to understand all of the little nuances some of the guys mention, but reading about how the guitar was developed and how many different guys had input into specific areas is cool to hear about. I have a Strat, but have never played it since it is autographed-looks great on a wall regardless. 

I am fine with JimBaugh and Franklin staying around as long as they want to. Cannot stand either of them, but as the numbers show they are both paper tigers who haven't won anything of consequence. 

Comment 12 Jun 2019

My first thought at seeing the list as well. Fields behind a bunch of guys who have played and won more is fine, but behind Shea? I just don’t see it. That is like having JimBaugh ahead of Day on a coaching list: Day hasn’t done a ton to deserve being higher, but would you take the goof up north over him? No. And nobody in their right mind would take Patterson over Fields. 

Comment 11 Jun 2019

I love that scientific journals are getting pirated. Not sure why i find that somewhat amusing, but I do. Cannot say I had any idea that reading the typical journal is so expensive. Way back when I used to use law journals for references in papers, but that was so long ago that I actually found the hardcover journal in the library. Now these things are behind a paywall?

David Pollack should just shut his yap. I can all but guarantee that he has not said a bad word about Mathis flipping to UGA. In principle I agree that the portal is problematic with all the movement, but a goof like Pollack shouldn’t pick and choose which situations bother him. 

Comment 10 Jun 2019

The Euro design is fine by me, but I find it odd that nobody knows where it really came from nor what other designs it was up against. Not that it really matters I suppose, but mildly interesting. 

I guess I can see why ttun would be favored this early, but it still seems ludicrous. Yes, there are more question marks on the OSU side than there have been in ages, but really what has JimBaugh done to instill any confidence that his team is capable of beating the Buckeyes? Let them have their fun of being favored in June and their September Heisman and then watch them fail miserably as usual. 

Comment 07 Jun 2019

Hard to say if Winovich wised up on his own or was lambasted by Belichick, but either way I am simply glad that he is gone from my general vicinity and would like nothing better than to never hear from him again. 62-39 should have made that happen, but if it took going to NE then so be it. 

I really cannot fathom how difficult the Omaha landings had to be. Moon, tides, and oh the Germans and their soldiers and booby traps as well. Amazing then, now and always. 

Comment 06 Jun 2019

I love that the FBI tested hair to see if it was from Bigfoot. That is fun, but the even more fun item from that link to me is that the Army Corps of Engineers back in the day had a page in the state of Washington map atlas that showed supposed Bigfoot sightings. Now that is great. 

D-Day remembrance today. I had a great uncle die in the war and my dad was born on June 6, 1944. Keep everyone that was involved in some way in your thoughts. 

Comment 05 Jun 2019

From the Eat at Arby's links, match fixing in Europe is no shock. Had to spell it out to give props to Kevin on the name just for fun. The story says that Valencia were not involved, but if they were that would be a huge blow and a much bigger story than Valladolid. 

Go Lexi-pulling for you to come back from that horrific knee shredding. This may be the first time I have seen the word menisci, and as such I learn something new every day. I cannot imagine being flexible enough to do any of those floor exercises etc in the first place, but certainly not after a total rebuild of a knee. Wonderful of OSU to keep her scholly during it all as well. 

Comment 03 Jun 2019

The music link is so depressing. Not that there is anything in there that was earth-shattering I suppose as we have known for awhile that streaming doesn't make the artists any money, but seeing it all laid out as to what the label makes as opposed to the musician is sad. There is money to be made in music even now, but the model is slanted against those actually making the music which certainly seems counterintuitive to say the least. 

Between all the receivers, a guy that can throw, and good Rob's things are looking sweet on the offensive side of the ball. Now if we can really get the qb under center, even occasionally, I would be thrilled. That would simply add another dimension to a trains that looks unstoppable. 

Comment 30 May 2019

Props to Victor Gensini of Northern Illinois University for being maybe the only person to predict the recent rash of tornadoes in these parts. I like to see someone from NIU doing good things in general, but if we can now look at what is happening in the Indian Ocean and have an idea of what may happen in the plains states then somebody is doing their homework. 

So am I to assume that when the article says "total recruiting budget" it is referring to each school having a budget for the entire athletic department, and the percentage mentioned is a portion of that?  Even after reading most of the Lantern link it isn't completely clear, though I assume this must be the case. And one would have to guess that a larger school like OSU or ttun has more to spend in general, so the percentages would be skewed in comparison to say a Minnesota as far as total dollars spent. Too early for my brain on this one, but suffice it to say the Buckeyes are doing ok on the recruiting trail.