I was surprised to learn that he is still playing. Would not have predicted that. Good for him though, better late than never.
Spinning rotor blades come to mind. To my knowledge, ballistic parachutes are only available for the smallest planes; 2-4 seats. A helicopter that carries 9 people is a good-sized aircraft, more akin to a twin-engine airplane (the Sikorsky S-76 is also twin-engine.) I'll bet Navy could give us more info on this subject.
Rookie question; what are the things they wrap around their socks, and take off immediately at the end of the match?
1) Tag along on Apollo 17. Others have chosen 11, so I'll let them and Neil have their moment. I picked 17 because I'd get to be on the moon longer, the TV pictures are better (Hi Mom!), and I'd get to drive a moon buggy.
2) I'd like to choose Dec 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, but others have picked that one, so I'll go with April, 1942. I'd be an officer (food's better) on board the USS Hornet, with no duties but to hang out with Jimmy Doolittle and the boys, and take pictures of the launch of the Tokyo Raid.
3) Would have to be something Civil War related, but I can't narrow down my choices to one event. Others have chosen Gettysburg and Appomattox, great choices, so I'd choose between; a) July 4th, 1863 at the Vicksburg surrender ceremony; b) November 25, 1863, Chattanooga, and ride along the knoll with Grant as Sheridan, et al., storm Missionary Ridge; 3) March 27, 1865 on board the River Queen as Lincoln, Grant, and Sherman meet to plan the end of the war, and Lincoln discusses his plans for reconstruction and reconciliation.
4) Rome, mid-first century. Would be amazing to see the city, when the ruins of today were alive.
You don't mention where you live, but there will be organized trips from CMH. No details yet, but check in with the OSUAA . If you're doing your own thing, you'll probably have to go 3rd party for your tix and take your chances. A little research will probably show where the student sections are so that you can avoid them. (FYI, Oregon fans have a reputation along the lines of PSU.) Lodging is going to be difficult and expensive, as Eugene is a small town with not a lot of options, and they jack the s**t out of room rates on game weekends.
There are more things to do in the PNW than you could possible cram into one vacation, so you'll enjoy it wherever you go. If you're on a quick trip, flying from Portland, head over to the coast and work your way to/from Eugene on US101, one of the more spectacular drives in N.America. As others have posted, there are lots of little towns over there worth a look; Tillamook, Cannon Beach, Astoria.
Should be fun!
Tillamook also has airplanes, displayed in a ginormous WWII-era blimp hanger, which is worth seeing in it's own right.
Those two should be wearing asbestos shorts, because Buckeye receivers have been burning their asses for years now.
Not likely, MN has the newest stadium in the B1G.
MN has opened on a Thursday with some regularity. It seems to be their thing. I just wish it didn't involve us this time around.
I agree the ticket prices are too high. A 16 or 32 team playoff is crazy talk. Beyond the fact that there are nowhere near enough teams that have any business in a playoff discussion, and turning CFB into a junior NFL, there aren't many fanbases big enough to chase a 5-game playoff run. The only winners would be the hotels and airlines that would be able to gouge for last-minute reservations.
This game was the watershed for that season. Before that game, the team was kind of meh. After laying the wood to a very good MSU, in their house, the sky was the limit. All the great things to come in that season started there.
I spent many years in Alaska and have seen my share of snow, but that Newfoundland dump is impressive.
It's award season. He was playing for a Darwin. Would have won it too, if not for sideline interference from his family.
There was a woman killed (in Texas?) just this past New Years from a stray round fired by some yahoo 'celebrating.'
She had an account here at one time, and used to post occasionally. Haven't seen her around these parts in years though.
January 14, 2015 was a bad day.
I was trying to come up with a sports comparison for how dominant OSU is in synchro swimming, but there really isn't one. Ohio State basically owns that sport in a way that no team has ever owned any sport.
It did seem a bit heavy-handed in the way that they appear to have handled the smoking situation. You'd think a veteran cop would have a few more 'tools' in his metaphorical tool belt than a hammer. I've seen cops at OSU tailgates tell folks "when I come back here in two minutes, I don't want to see that beer bottle." It has the desired effect, no one gets bent out of shape, and everyone goes about their day.
OBJ has made a secondary career of being a dumbass and, as others have said, it's too bad that his asshattery deflected the attention from the LSU players on their big night. All kids are taught since grade school to "keep your hands to yourself", and being drunk (not such a problem in grade school) and stupid is no defense. My initial gut reaction to the headline was "really?", but after watching the clip, it wasn't a friendly, teammate, kind of slap, and he definitely crossed the line. He was handing out 'hundos' like candy after the game, so now he can fork over another handful in fines.