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Comment 16 Aug 2017

Agree on drinking any bourbon drink out of a rocks glass.  I always ask them to put it in a rocks glass.  Martini glasses are just for that, a martini.  And no faux-martinis, either a martini made with gin, or as is my preference, vodka with a twist.  No veggies in my martini. 

Comment 17 Apr 2017

Why "The" Ohio State? Because it's "The" law.

3335.01 The Ohio State University.

The educational institution originally designated as the Ohio agricultural and mechanical college shall be known as "The Ohio State University." 

The leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agricultural and mechanical arts.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .

Comment 19 Dec 2016

I grew up in Youngstown but live in Philadelphia now.  I was home for Thanksgiving and went to the Samford game.  Disappointed to see only 5,322 show up, and that may have been generous.  Weather wasn't bad, tickets were $15.  Drove back to see the Wofford game.  Great game, a bit cold, but crowd of 8,066 was also kinda disappointing. I'm sure folks there will be excited, but they should be excited enough to show up to the games.  

Comment 19 Dec 2016

So much for concern for the ''students."  Three weeks off until the championship on January 7th.

Wait, isn't that the argument made for not having a playoff in 1-A, that it would bleed into the next semester?  Nah, I must be dreaming.

Comment 19 Dec 2016

I've been advocating this forever.  11 D1 conference champs and 5 at large.  The hoops tourney has all the conference champs, and while some will make the argument that the MAC or WAC will never win 4 in a row over the big boys, either give them a shot or reclassify them.  The segregated system in place is crap.

Comment 22 Oct 2016

Geography is overrated.  Get the best players and coaches from wherever.  That's why I didn't understand the thinking when looking for head coaching candidates for the Bucks that a lot of people insisted on having someone with ties to OSU. While that is nice, if you look at the top coaches and teams, few, if any, have ties to the school they're coaching.  I'd have wanted Urban Meyer even if he was never an OSU assistant.  Saban had no ties to Alabama before he went there.  

Comment 22 Oct 2016

We had a reservation at that Ramada in 2007.  We couldn't check in until AFTER the game Saturday night, because the Bucks were staying there. I think they flew out after the game. We checked in sometime after the bars closed for a few hours of "sleep" before driving out in the morning.

Comment 03 Aug 2016

1985 was my first sophomore year (5 year plan).  I was at the Pitt game, around 7C I think.  Don't remember much about the game because we started tailgating for the game as if it were a regular noon or 1:00 kickoff.  The only thing I remember was having to climb over people who were sitting in the aisle on my frequent trips to the restroom.  Was in South Stands for the Iowa game, don't remember much other than the rain and the charged crowd.  I did make it onto the wet Ohio Stadium turf after the game to celebrate.  Saw the goalpost being carried off. 

Comment 23 Jul 2016

Even Ohio State opponents are getting into the act of gouging fans for tickets.  Face value for last year's Ohio State-Rutgers game was $175.  If you don't believe it, check Ramzy's Twitter or Instagram accounts for his pic with his ducats.  I went, but I was able to get 3 on eBay for $250. 

I have a good job and I'm making more than I ever have before. I can certainly afford the cost because I'm single.  I'm someone who prefers the live experience over watching a game on television.  I'd rather sit in the worst seat at the game than watch it on TV.  You don't get the same experience of being on the field in 2002 after beating Michigan when you watch a game on TV. 

But there's a limit to what I'll pay.  I'll pay $15 to watch Youngstown State play on a Saturday night when the Bucks aren't playing.  I've gone to Pitt games when I was living in Pittsburgh for $20 a ticket.  I just love attending live sporting events, just not attending a sporting event for the cost of a car payment.

Comment 07 Jul 2016

1998 Sparty.  I went to every game home and away that year.  I rarely talk smack to a visiting team's fans, but there were some Sparty fans sitting near me in AA deck (basically on the track) I gave some business to when the Bucks went up 24-9 on the interception return for a touchdown.  

How did that team lose to Bill F-----g Burke?

Comment 24 Apr 2016

A fellow student from Marysville introduced me to the glory of Zantigo's.  They were open until 4 AM for a while. Taco burrito and cheese chilito were the go-to items.  If you weren't fortunate enough to experience Zantigo's, you can go to Skyline and order a chilito.  Not quite the same, but good. Taco Bell bought them out and kept the chilito on the menu for a while, but sadly, I don't believe they still have it. 

Comment 13 Nov 2015

The problem is, everyone else is doing it too.  I went to the Rutgers game and face value of single game tickets was $175.  I paid $250 for three on eBay.  I can afford to pay that much for tickets, but I refuse to.  Obviously it's not stopping others from doing so.  You think one day they'll prove themselves out of demand because people would rather watch at home on a hi-def TV and drink their reasonably priced adult beverages.  But it ain't happening.