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Comment 15 Oct 2019

not complicated, here is the high school rule on what  a legal towel is, per ohsaa

TO: Athletic Administrators and Head Football Coaches FROM: Beau Rugg, Senior Director of Officiating and Sport Management Angie Lawler, Director of Officiating and Sport Management RE: 2019 Football Weekly Word-Number 4
Player Equipment The equipment problem “Du Jour” this year has to do with towels. The NFHS Rule on LEGAL towels states: “One moisture-absorbing solid-colored towel that is not ball- or penalty flagcolored; is no less than 4 inches in width and 12 inches in length; no greater than 18 inches in width and 36 inches in length; has no more than one visible manufacturer’s logo/trademark reference that does not exceed 2 1/4 square inches in any dimension; and if worn by a player, must be the same color must be the same solid color for all players wearing a towel.”

Comment 15 Oct 2019

We really have no idea if the games were officiated better long ago or currently.  The training programs and preparation is certainly much better now with improvements in communication and technology. Now days there is super slow motion high def on every play, , often from multiple angles. I will say that the rule book has become much more complicated and trying to officiate exactly where a player can be hit only makes it more difficult , what is and isn't a catch are prime examples.

There was no  retired official in the booth or studio, no social media to rebroadcast every play right after it happens. You have people wagering on literally every play now days, tv networks more open about betting plus it is easier to blame an official than criticize your team for every play the mess up.

Then I read a story about a coach in Newark getting arrested for assaulting an official after a game involving 12 year old kids, little wonder they are finding it more difficult to find people who want to be officials


Can the officials do better, most certainly, what is needed  more than anything is consistency.and fans that actually know the rules and how they are interpreted.

Comment 08 Oct 2019

Minutes to Memories may be my favorite song he ever recorded

You are young and you are the future
So suck it up and tough it out
And be the best you can

Comment 01 Oct 2019

the passport card can help but you still need a proof of the date you entered the country to prove you are not in illegally or are overstaying your visa. in addition you can't use the card for international air travel, domestic  is ok.


Comment 30 Sep 2019

just budget time and money for the replacement costs. helps if you look middle eastern or eastern european

Comment 30 Sep 2019

certainly agree on the jewelry part, i don't wear any so it isn't an issue,

Comment 29 Sep 2019

One little thing to add, in most countries you are fine walking around with just a copy of your passport id page with photo and copy of the entry stamp. most  hotels will make the copy for free or very cheaply, then lock up your passport and drivers license in your in room safe or the hotel safe if you don't have a safe in the room. Passports are very valuable to thieves and it can be a hassle to get a replacement so you can get home. However if you need to exchange currency they will require your original passport not a copy. I like to use what i call a street wallet that has the copies of the passport, an old expired drivers license as a back up photo id and just a few dollars in currency. Keep the larger amounts of cash not in the wallet.

Most country will only exchange bills in good condition and do not try and exchange any torn bills, the will reject them, they are many don't want 100's to exchange , they are more comfortable with 20's and 50's at the highest denominations.

Cell phone theft is also a big business in many areas, don;t walk around flashing some 1k phone, keep it on your person as much as possible.

Comment 29 Sep 2019

If you have enough time, look into and open a charles schwab  checking account, they will reimburse any fees charged. Just make sure you transfer money into account at least a few days ahead of time so it is available for withdrawal

Comment 29 Sep 2019

It was well documented that Peart changed his highly successful technique in the middle of his career, few musicians let alone drummers would be bold enough to make a significant change in style while still at the top of the game.

from 1996


Comment 26 Sep 2019

Bad news hearing he is injured, I think this may be a make or break season for him. If he not in the regular rotation by December he will be buried on the bench and may be looking elsewhere for playing time considering the competition for playing time.

Interested to see what progress Young has made on offense, he needs more than a 2 foot layup in his game. he has been banged up and played against bigger guy most of the time

Comment 19 Sep 2019

Tuition is just one part of the expense of going to college. It is not clear if the term tuition also includes things like books, lab fees, other expenses such as room and board or some type of stipend. Many majors have some very expensive lab fees or costs associated with them. 

If the lab fees or other costs were covered I would channel people toward the aviation field, that program probably has the highest amount of extra costs associated with it, the fees for ground school and plane rental is very high compared to other majors. There is a growing shortage of qualified pilots due to costs of training and plane usage costs.