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Comment 24 Sep 2018

I prefer Apple, but I generally see it breaking down like this. Apple is better for standard use. More reliable OS. Android is better for people who like to do more than call, text, web browsing, basic app usage. No doubt Android is more customizable and widely compatible. I think that’s the trade off for the inevitable Android bugs. 

Comment 18 Sep 2018

On Golic and Wingo this morning, they were hitting Urban pretty hard for repeatedly addressing the situation without saying anything new. Golic then said something that I think is the truest thing I’ve heard the media say. He said that Urban doesn’t seem to believe the allegations, but he can’t say that, so he’s repeatedly dancing around it.  I think that’s a pretty accurate opinion. It’s not going away, though, until he stops talking about it. 

Comment 17 Sep 2018

Win or lose, I’d rather play than sit the bench. I think that trumps all. It’s not like they’re waking up on Saturday expecting to lose. Every player is (should be) thinking they’re going to win when they step on the field. 

Comment 28 Aug 2018

I don’t think Haskins will throw picks because the corners are good. More of a combination of inexperience and too much confidence. I’m expecting a season of frustrating mistakes. I hope I’m wrong, but Haskins seems like a gunslinger type QB. 

Comment 28 Aug 2018

Haskins might throw an early pick or two and they’ll get some false confidence, but this is at worst a smaller than expected victory. There’s just too much of a gap right now. 

Comment 18 Aug 2018

The anti-seize won’t hurt anything, but it will annoy any mechanic to take the wheels off. You wear one drop of that stuff all day if you don’t notice right away. 

Comment 06 Aug 2018

I think we’re off the rails already. I’ve seen McMurphy called more names than I can count. Historically, that would get you down voted faster than anything. We’re not quite to Facebook levels, but there’s no doubt been a serious drop in comment quality. It’s kind of an echo chamber for unintelligent rambling and ignorance. So, basically, we’ve caught up with the rest of the population. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

If you owned a company and your best employee was all over the news as an alleged criminal, would you not cover your ass? Or just go all in with an advertising campaign? “Here at Gmac44135, we employ *murderers”. 


Yea, maybe it’s a knee jerk reaction, but you can’t take the PR hit by not suspending pending investigation. There’s exceptions to everything, but generally speaking, people who do the right thing don’t get accused (falsely or not) of these things. Sort of like nothing good happening after 10:00 PM. 

Chris Hardwick was recently cleared of abuse allegations. He probably knew his ex was trouble and he would’ve been better off to get away from her sooner. Maybe (definitely) the social climate has swung too far in that direction, but that’s kinda how a correction happens. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

If you’d like to read that again, I compared the fan base reaction to allegations against a coach. I could compare the actual events to what happened at Baylor, albeit on a lesser scale. But I didn’t.

Coach is accused. Fan base refuses to believe coach could’ve done something wrong. Seems similar to Penn State when you put it that way, right?

Comment 03 Aug 2018

It’s a fine line between arguing against premature firing and blind support. Administrative leave is that fine line. In my opinion, there’s a lot of people taking one side or the other. Perception is reality. Speaking objectively, the OSU fan base looks like it’s blindly supporting Urban. Right or wrong, I don’t see many defending Urban who don’t have OSU ties. Probably because the sensible ones who err that way know better than to publicly support him without knowing everything. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

The media is overzealous and Urban admitted to lying at a press conference. But sure, let’s throw stones at the media. I think it’s pretty early to sling mud in any direction. The blind support from this fan base is a bit disgusting to me. The same fan base that still blasts Penn State fans for their blind support of Paterno. Just say less. Let this play out rather than put yourself on the wrong side in hindsight. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

Disagree wholeheartedly. It matters what a public figure says publicly. His statement acknowledges such. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

Don’t look at it as lying to the media. It’s lying publicly. The media is just the outlet of the information. You can’t lie to the world and get caught in it. It’s a matter of dishonesty/morality. If it ends up that he lied in that quote, he has problems. He could walk that comment back and apologize for that with some explanation. “I didn’t know how much I was allowed to say, I shouldn’t have commented on it” would be one such instance. 

Comment 01 Aug 2018

I don’t see how it plays out any other way. Maybe the exception of Shelley falling on the sword. Her saying she never told Urban is pretty much the only proof you could have that he didn’t lie at the presser. That’s really what this is. At best, it’s a botched press conference that could lead to firing a Hall of Fame coach. At worst, he ignored DV until it became public knowledge. 

Comment 31 Jul 2018

I don’t think Bieber has an extremely bright future, so I wouldn’t hesitate to move him. There’d have to be a little more in it for the Indians, though. Harper and a lower level prospect with untapped upside. Harper is just as much a psychological upgrade as he is a performance upgrade. Getting him in that lineup gets the guys fired up, and fixes a hole in the batting order. Don’t get crazy, but go after him. 

Comment 11 Jul 2018

115 pitches to record 9 outs and allow 14 runs. That’s spectacular. Almost unbelievable. 

Comment 09 Jul 2018

Yes and no. There’s an argument to be made for recruiting location bias. Urban isn’t scouting kids from Nowhere, Ohio. These kids get missed in recruiting all the time. You need some sort of stage to get discovered. It’s not like these schools play a national schedule. There might be more talent in Georgia or there might just be a bias towards southern states. There’s no way to know for sure.