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Comment 22 Mar 2017

This is a great topic for debate because there are so many moving parts.  Some "solutions" might be PPG (pay per game), fewer playoff teams or having rest days like vacation days.

PPG would theoretically incentivize playing.  If you play more games, you get more money.  Problem is this approach wouldn't likely mean as much to someone making a substantial living ("What's a few less million dollars a year?") as it would to someone with little disposable income.

Fewer playoff teams would put a premium on performance during the regular season.  If it's all about the ring then players would be more inclined to contribute as much as possible to getting to the playoffs.  Perhaps you could even offer bonus PPG for each playoff game.

I can't believe I'm offering this as a solution to individuals who have ~12 weeks of vacation a year at worst.  Perhaps give each player 5 vacation games a year.  They'd  have to submit their requests for approval just like the rest of us.  If Cheryl in accounting has already requested that game off (Cheryl is being played by Kyrie) then sorry, Phyllis (Lebron, obviously) you'll have to pick another day.  It's also a good idea to mandate that only home games can be vacation games.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

I have absolutely no problem accepting a loss to a better team.  You tip your hat to them, learn from the experience and work to get better.  I have a big problem with not improving week to week and continually making the same mistakes.  Repeated mistakes (dropped passes, batted balls, missed blocks, poor route running, etc.) that don't seem to get cleaned up are very frustrating.  If you don't see improvement or even worse, see regression, changes must be made.

Comment 04 Mar 2016

Really appreciate the offer...and you'll likely be hearing from me in the coming weeks!

Comment 04 Mar 2016

Thanks for the recommendations.  We're gonna be on Kauai for a week and Maui for a week.  The last few days of our trip we're going to spend driving to Hana and staying out that way.

Comment 04 Mar 2016

We're renting a condo for a week near Princeville but we are definitely planning on exploring the island as much as possible.   Many have told us that Kauai is the island on which to do a helicopter tour so we're going to try and do it there.  Thanks for your recommendations.

Comment 04 Mar 2016

Just wanted to tell everybody how much I appreciate the recommendations.  None of you had anything to gain (besides the upvotes) by taking the time to respond and you did anyway.  My fiance and I can't wait to finally get married and relax on the honeymoon.  I'll try to post some photos when we get back.  Thanks again!

Comment 02 Mar 2016

Congrats on scoring a ticket!  It's truly an unbelievable place.  Since it sounds like you'll be there only one day, I'd recommend walking the course instead of just camping out at one location.  I've found a good strategy is walking the course backwards, starting at 18 green.  This way you can quickly bypass any large galleries following marquee groups.  If it has been raining, it's not a bad idea to actually wear golf shoes.  The course has more elevation changes than what it looks like on TV and it may be slippery if the weather has been wet.  Try to budget for a little extra time watching groups at some of the signature areas (i.e 15 green/16, Amen Corner, etc.).  Plan on eating on the cheap at the course, costs are more than reasonable and the food isn't bad.  Be sure to grab a souvenir on your way out.  Have a sweet tea for me!

Comment 30 Jan 2016

Believe that photo was taking by a photographer from the Detroit Free Press.  A few years ago, you could order prints of various sizes online from their photo store.  Not sure if that's still the case or not.  

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Yesterday made me appreciate last season even more....what a ride.  Winning a championship is so incredibly difficult.  Winning back to back championships is damn near impossible with all the distractions and the target on your back.  The more prepared team won yesterday...had the Buckeyes pulled it out, I'd still be disappointed.   They've still got two games this season.  I'm really going to enjoy seeing if Urban is as good of a coach as everyone hopes he is.   

Comment 08 Nov 2015

Agree with all of this.  I'd really like them to use the TE as a receiver more.  In regards to Cardale, it just looks like he's thinking too much and is terrified to just cut it loose and sling it.  He's constantly double-clutching/pumping which to me means he's not confident in his reads or is ultra worried about making a mistake.  He also has developed a tendency to throw off his back foot/just use his upper body which explains why so many throws are high or under-thrown.

Comment 08 Nov 2015

I agree.  However, what really troubles me is the drop-off between the offense with JT and the version without JT.  It looks like two different teams with the "JT-less" version looking borderline incompetent.  Makes what happened last year that much more incredible.  I just don't get the difference between the 2015 version of Cardale and the one that lead the Bucks to the championship last year.

Comment 01 Nov 2015

Mack, Bitonio and Thomas are decent but Greco and Schwartz are below average.  To make matters worse, I feel that Thomas' best days are behind him.  The offensive line, which was touted as one of the league's best at the beginning of the season, is among the league's worst based on YPA and YPG.  They've also given up the second most sacks in the league.  I'm a Browns fan so I've been conditioned to try and see any glass as half-full.  Unfortunately, this OL is far from solid.

Comment 23 Oct 2015

Nice story about Booker and his father.  If he gets a chance to play on Saturday, I'll be cheering a little louder when he makes a big play.

Comment 20 Sep 2015

I agree that this NI team is no slouch, but I think you could post something similar following any close game this season.  OSU was/is the preseason #1.  OSU is going to get every team's best effort and every team is going to be a little more amped/focused when they play the defending national champs.  

There is a huge target on the backs of these Buckeyes and it'll be interesting to see how they deal with it the rest of the way.  Will they let the pressure get to them or will they rise above it to become one of the elite teams in CFB history?  It's going to be a fun ride to watch it play out.