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Comment 11 Feb 2020

Back in the old days, if athletes were talented, they survived the blood sport and escaped the jaws of beasts.  If they were great, they were celebrated by the masses and worshiped in bronze effigy.  Occasionally, they got to bed the finest noble women and, upon winning their freedom, would live out the rest of their days in high society.

So really nothing has changed, I guess.  

Comment 11 Feb 2020

It could be argued that 1.5 inches (the length of the ball that crossed the line to gain) crushed Michigan's and Harbaugh's return to relevancy.  Hand delivered by a Buckeye, no less.

Comment 05 Feb 2020

That depends.  Read this: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/174221-no-tv-makers-4k-and-uhd-are-not-the-same-thing

If I had to buy a tv today I'd purchase the LG OLED55C9PUA. I've seen it as low as $1,100.

I'm waiting the Vizio OLED's to hit this year before I buy.  Hopefully, they will add a layer of competition and some downward market pressure for Sony's and LG's units.

Comment 28 Jan 2020

Poverty is another factor: the player's family (close and extended) might not have the means to travel.  So, going away from home is not an option.  It's also a mind-set: leaving your family is often considered abandonment by impoverished communities. (I spent 20 years studying human behavior and serving people in impoverished communities, fwiw).

This map shows poverty rates per county:

Comment 02 Jan 2020

For those who wanted to know:

Q: More and more, I hear sportscasters use the word “physicality” to describe the physical strength of a football player or other athlete. Is this even a word? And what would be a better one to refer to a physically strong person?

A: “Physicality” is a legitimate word. Whether it’s a good choice as a sports term is another matter.

The noun “physicality” entered English in 1592, when it was another word for medicine or medical practice, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

In 1827, it was first used to mean “the fact, state, or condition of being physical (as opposed to mental, spiritual, etc.),” the OED says.

In 1844, “physicality” began to be used in another sense: “the awareness of the body or of bodily sensation; a bodily function or experience.”

At the same time, it came to mean “the quality of being physically demanding; physical intensity; strong physical presence or appeal.” For example, a 1994 citation the OED refers to “the sheer physicality of the work.”

These days, sportscasters and sportswriters use the term in a couple of ways the OED hasn’t caught up with.


I'm fun at parties.

Comment 30 Dec 2019

One Power 5 Conference will always get left out of the playoff; sometimes two.  The officials should be chosen from the unrepresented conference(s).

Comment 16 Dec 2019

Over 27 years of marriage, all of our pets have been "reconditioned strays".  But we kept a strict limit of 2 cats and 1 dog.  Over time, we've had 6 cats and 1 dog.  We currently have just two cats.

When we take in a stray:

  1. Quarantine for 48 hours.  This is to limit their contact with other pets in case of disease, etc.
  2. De-flea and wash.  We keep Frontline on hand for both cats and dogs.  Gets rid of ear mites, too.
  3. Vet appointment for blood tests and shots ASAP.  One stray dog already had advanced heart worm when he showed up at our door so we had him put down.  Feline Leukemia is also nasty.  A clean bill of health on the front of pet ownership can save money and heartache down the road.
  4. Good pet food.  Walmart/Box stores never used to carry good pet food but now you can find some decent stuff.  Go grain-free as much as you can.  We buy our food exclusively from the vet's office.  It's higher quality and can be tailored to your pet's needs (urinary tract issues, hair balls issues, etc.)
  5. Keep up on flea treatments and shots especially if, like our pets, they're the indoor/outdoor type.
Comment 10 Dec 2019

IMHO, he was never the same after he broke his ankle; like he battled with a fraction of a second of doubt each play.

Still, a great player and always a Buckeye.