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Comment 08 Jul 2020

If you enjoy seeing wildlife, you can't beat Yellowstone. Go in June, get up at 4:30AM before there are any crowds, and hit the road...you will see TONS!

Comment 30 May 2020

But that's exactly the OP's point...a great many threads that should have nothing to do with politics are routinely hijacked...to avoid them all would be to avoid the website itself.

Comment 06 May 2020

I said it above, I'll say it again...yes, much better to go to the franchise (Cincinnati) that has the longest current streak without a playoff victory at 29 years.

Comment 06 May 2020

Yes...much better to go to the franchise (Cincinnati) that has the longest current streak without a playoff victory at 29 years.

Comment 23 Apr 2020

We got a title recently, and it took a tremendous amount of bad luck with injuries, penalties, ejections, dropped passes, and replay reviews to knock us out last year. That being said, it's time for another one (hopefully).

Comment 23 Apr 2020

 Yes in that we lost all of our top six targets, all of which were coin tosses or better.

I'm not playing, as I don't have a Reddit account, but for some reason I have definitely been drawn into this thread and am following what's going on. So good job, Nicholas...you've made this an interesting thread! One thing I've noticed, though, is the inordinate amount of bad luck the Buckeyes seem to have had. You have listed many, many instances of us losing on a 1% chance, or 3% chance, or 10% chance, etc... What I quoted above has less than a 2% chance of happening. Sure, one of these events could happen, but the odds of so many of them happening are infinitesimal. Mathematically, it just doesn't make sense for this to be happening so often and so regularly. I'm not crying "foul", but what's up?

Comment 21 Apr 2020

Well, sure, that is true...if there are 5 or more undefeated P5 schools, then clearly one or more won't make it since only 4 teams make the playoff. But there's no way around that, and it's really unlikely, too. But I'm convinced an undefeated P5 school makes the playoff over any 1-loss P5 team. That "undefeated" label carries some cache still. 

Comment 02 Apr 2020

I found all that stuff to be fluff, and unneeded...but to each his own.

Comment 02 Apr 2020

Love that trilogy...but that movie should have ended on Minas Tirith when Aragorn said something to the effect of "You bow for no man", and then I believe he took a knee to honor them, and the screen faded to black.

Comment 02 Apr 2020

This is such an underrated movie. Everybody loves the original Rocky, and rightly so, but this movie is on par with it. There are so many emotional/psychological themes in this movie:

-Rocky dealing with a brush with fame and then being reduced to being poor again, as if it never happened...dealing with his inability to capitalize on his fame due to his limited education, and the shot to his ego that resulted from that

-Apollo dealing with his own ego issues from fans believing he lost the fight and is ducking a rematch

-Apollo and Rocky both dealing with wives that feared for their safety and didn't want them to fight again

-Apollo and Rocky both feeling like they weren't men anymore...Apollo because his wife and manager demanded that he didn't offer a rematch due to the pounding he took, and Rocky because Adrian demanded he stop fighting for the same reason ("Adrian, I never asked you to stop being a woman...don't ask me to stop being a man")

-Rocky dealing with Adrian's coma, and Adrian waking up and uttering one of the greatest lines ever..."Will you do something for me? Win...win!"

Comment 02 Apr 2020

Brutus, I'll admit it's been awhile since I've seen this movie, but I don't remember anything negative about Leo's character at all. I don't remember him being on the take or anything like that. I do remember being highly-upset when he got killed. Can you fill me in why you feel this way? 

Comment 01 Apr 2020

I've seen a lot of movies, and I've never been made so viscerally angry by a movie scene as I was when Dicaprio, after making it through an entire 3-hour movie of being under constant stress and in constant danger as a mob informer, gets shot in the head in the elevator at the end, right when it seems that he actually pulled it off.

Comment 24 Feb 2020

I'm a big Buckeye fan, but I have no problem being interested in Dayton's success. That being said, everything BeetMichigan said here makes perfect sense, also...very surprised he's "greyed out".

Comment 12 Feb 2020

The Duke Lacrosse thing...the exception not the rule.

Totally agree with this statement...which is why:

1. we have to take seriously what any woman says in a situation like this, and

2. we have to take seriously the chance that said situation is one of those exceptions

Comment 12 Feb 2020

And if anyone ever has experienced what the victim claims to have experienced or is very close to someone who has been through that, it is very clear that the last thing they want to do is talk about it with anyone much less put their story out there for public consumption

NEB, you're absolutely right about this. But if it DIDN'T really happen to them, then they wouldn't have the emotions involved with re-living the experience and going public with it, because it didn't happen...so these emotions wouldn't be a hindrance to someone who lies about it because they have a score to settle or are regretful or are extorting or whatever the reason may be. I'm certain that most women that come forward with accusations like this are telling the truth, but we have seen over the years that not all are, which is why we have a judicial system. We'll see how it plays out. Terrible story regardless.