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Comment 7 minutes ago

I agree that they would probably struggle to do it on an individual level where they manually adjust the packages, but I am 100% certain that something could be figured out. Whether it's a stipend to each family, or a separate website with a passcode to stream games or something. I don't think the players are out of line in asking for this, especially if the entire season progresses with no fans allowed.

Comment 23 Jul 2020

Buckeyestu - if you live in an area where there are options as far as service providers, your best bet may be to hop around from carrier to carrier every few years. I think most of them consider you a "new" customer if you haven't been with them in around 5 years, so you find three carriers and move between them every 2-3 years (or if you have a spouse you can put the account name under, that sometimes works too). This way you're always flying under the "new customer" contracts / deals and taking advantage of the best pricing.

Of course, life would be simpler if companies would give deals to customers for being loyal, but it seems that hasn't been, isn't, and won't be the case with cell phone providers, so I've found your best bet is to "cheat the system" per se.

Comment 22 Jul 2020

I happened to be watching with some friends, one of which was from MI. He kept insisting OSU would win and I kept saying I thought this was their year. He finally conceded, saying maybe so, but he won't get his hopes up. It didn't take long until he was muttering that he tried to tell me and here they go again, getting all the calls and still getting stomped.

Comment 22 Jul 2020

Not sure why someone downvoted you for a reasonable statement. UVed to counter

It's the same reason you see stores give out free samples, but they don't just hand out anything you want for free. They need to get you in the door / on board, then they have your business.

Comment 17 Jul 2020

Things I wish to see:

1. Iceland

2. Northern Lights and Midnight Sun (and the rest of Alaska)

3. Amsterdam (also the tulips in the surrounding area)

4. Rome and all of it's history

5. Isreal / Jerusalem - the Holy Land in general

Bonus add - on: the new normal after COVID. Not everything will go back to "normal", but that's ok. Change isn't always bad. 

Comment 02 Jul 2020

Congrats Kevin! 

Lots of advice in the comments on how to make it through the hard times (don't fool yourself, you'll have those days) - but don't forget to stop and smell the roses. It's pretty cool to live with and be around your best friend all the time. Blessings and prayers to you and your beautiful wife as you learn to navigate life together!

Comment 04 Jun 2020

Born and raised in NE Ohio in the rolling hills of Amish Country.

I played baseball since I could walk, started basketball in 3rd grade and didn't have any clue about football until some of my friends taught me how to play at recess somewhere in 3rd or 4th grade. My parents come from the Amish and never knew much about sports other than baseball.

I've loved sports for my whole life and read Sports Illustrated for Kids religiously growing up. I fell in love with football, but not until high school when I was old enough to go to neighboring school's games and then began to pay attention to Ohio State's football team. I was graduating high school right as Urban came into the picture and the love has grown since.

I also happened to marry one of the biggest Ohio State fanatics I've ever met - neither of us attended, have relatives that attended, or plan to ever attend the university... but we still schedule every Saturday in the fall around Ohio State football. And I wouldn't change a thing about it.

Comment 07 May 2020

Okudah asked all summer to take his shirt off during upper-body day, a no-no in Marotti’s weight room. When in-season workouts rolled around, Marotti sometimes let Okudah flex at the end of the week’s final session and “he thought it was like the greatest thing in the world.”

not only is this a great look into the culture of the weight room, it's a great look into the relationships that these guys have with each other. and it's hilarious.

Comment 01 May 2020

I used to have it backed up on the old laptop, but haven't gotten around to making a copy on the new one.

Everything of significance is already saved somewhere else (wedding and engagement pictures are on a website and a special flash drive that I copied over for secondary back up, and my iCloud has my phone's photos as well) but not all together in one place.

Comment 01 May 2020

I appreciate all the input from everyone, I'm grateful that there are people who can make sense of this more easily than I can!

 Seems like the easiest thing to do (and since the hard drive is getting pretty old) might be to buy one that is compatible with both and see if I can use my work computer to transfer across. We do still have a dinosaur of an HP at home, but it might be easier to use a lunch break and move everything than spend hours fighting with a machine that is old and slow.

Is there any reason that this plan of action wouldn't work?

Comment 30 Apr 2020

What is it about this that people don't like? I say 'no problem' all the time because it's synonymous to 'you're welcome' for me. I'm not being sarcastic, I am genuinely curious to hear the reason why some people don't like the phrase.

Comment 28 Apr 2020

so you want us to worry?

At the risk of offense, I will make only the following suggestion: 

Every generation has their own "new slang", it might be worth it to see if the "new" term has a useful application in your vocabulary. Another option is to learn what it means and then ignore it, but both seem to lead to better outcomes than puking.

Comment 09 Apr 2020

This story brings me to tears every time I read it.

I was lucky enough to get the trickle down from Coach at Hiland, as my coach had played for Coach Reese when he was in high school. I wish I would have been able to know him, but the lessons and values outlined in the story were passed down and referenced all the time. 

It's hard to even start to imagine the ripple effect Coach Reese had - while I can't speak for any of the other schools he coached at, the boys and girls programs at Hiland have seen numerous people go out into the world and pass on Coach's legacy, whether through playing, coaching, or just living life through the same values he lived his life by and instilled in his teams and students. The good ones shine bright, but the truly great ones leave a lot of lights shining when they leave too.

Comment 01 Apr 2020

Same here... The school district I live in has a high percentage of kids on free or reduced lunches. They collected a bunch of food from the community on the Sunday before school was officially closed and have had staff and community volunteers packing up food each week. They send out a bus to different stops and hand out breakfast and lunch packs to any kids / families that need them.