I'm not sure I can believe any of this... RutgersAl officially put the Buckeyes on upset alert on the Rivals board.
I might be in the minority here, but I much prefer night games (although should definitely be reserved for big games only) and noon games to 330 starts. Maybe you all have more self-discipline than I do, but I'm seemingly always up late on Friday nights. Noon games, you can power through and get home at a decent enough time to take a nap/rest up for the evening. Night games, you don't need to start as early in the morning and can hit the bars or go to bed right after. 330 games though? Start drinking at the same time as noon games, go to or watch the game, get out at 7, and have no time to rest before the night cap. I've passed out before 8 o'clock after a 330 start more times than I can count.
When I was in College and the Terrelle Pryor led Buckeyes lost to Wisconsin on the road, we had a watch party at my apartment that my then girlfriend was at. She was sitting on my lap through the whole 4th quarter and I was so frustrated with Jim Tressel punting with 1:30 left in the game (albeit from like, our own 15) that I stood up, she fell to the ground, I punched a hole in the wall and yelled "well that's f***ing it", went to my room and slammed the door. I calmed down about a half hour later and tried to find her but she wouldnt talk to me. We ended up smoothing things over the next day but I'd count that as pretty close.
We even got married this past summer and every time I get mad at something, she tells me not to punch any walls.
BSCE, The Ohio State University, 2012
Working for a company that builds power plants right now and absolutely love it, but don't love the hours and moving around all the time.
Side note: Anyone know of any related companies hiring in the Columbus or Cleveland areas?
Nelly in his prime.
Bonus: top down condiment bottles.
Bonus 2: Natural Light.
I had a friend tell me how Christian Ponder was going to be a hall of fame quarterback after he got drafted. Fortunately for Ponder, he still has a hall of fame wife.
Personally, I think Giolito has the highest upside, but it's hard to go wrong at this point between him, Urias, Glasnow, and Berrios. Berrios might be up first with the Twins sliding, but it's hard to predict. I think both Giolito and Glasnow will be up by June as well.
Really confused by all the Votto love on here... I know there's a lot of Reds fans around, but I don't think he makes a list of top 10 of hitters since 2000, let alone in history.
Guys I have above Votto who have played in the 2000s:
- Miguel Cabrera
- Manny Ramirez
- Chipper Jones
Just to name a few. I get his career isn't over yet, but come on.
Along with best hitters, I like to look at who had the best, pure swing. Guys like Robinson Cano and Manny Ramirez just look so natural swinging a baseball bat, it's like poetry. I could watch those two hit all day.
Only good story I have came back in college when I worked at grocery store. I had worked there through high school, so when I came back to work during the summer they still new me pretty well. One day my manager was out and had an interview scheduled for a new guy to work in the back and stock shelves and stuff, so they asked me to fill in. There was this set list of questions we were supposed to ask everyone, and one of them was the typical "Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?". The guy I was interviewing was 16 year old high school kid, who responded "You know, living the dream, man." I kind of laughed and said "Can you please expound on that a little bit?" and he goes "Just living the dream, man. I want to make it happen."
I wanted to hire the kid, but when I told me manager the story he decided the kid wasnt a good fit. Too bad.
One of those field engineers that likes to tinker.
Sad day... I remember learning about for the first time in detail in my History of Rock n Roll class as a sophomore in the basement of Hughes Hall. However, without Buddy Holly and Don McLean, we never would've gotten this bit of musical genius.
What platform did you use for your college DFS?
I made a database for NBA and NFL and I'm working on NHL now. I ditched it for NFL though, I started cashing a lot more often when I ditched the numbers and focused on DvP and WRvCB matchups. NBA is going pretty well so far, however.
I play on Fanduel because I didnt like trying to figure out a flex spot.
This guy (John Laub) is my go to: @GridironSchol91 on twitter. He posts his daily picks on http://www.footballdiehards.com/fantasyfootball/college/ as well.
College DFS is tough man. Really increased my knowledge of the player pool, but its tough. I do a lot of O/U and individual team +/- research, but the best resource for usage and projections are local college newspapers, like the Lantern. I had to create a separate twitter account solely to follow local writers for information.
College DFS is a slippery slope. I don't think it should be illegal, but it definitely toes the line.
I'm making the trek as well, flying in to Newark and staying out near the stadium. Google tells me its about a 30 minute drive to campus, is it worth it to try and take the train in to campus area or should I just get an Uber?
As someone else said, go as big as you can (or Ms. BuckeyeRy allows). Nothing worse than getting home and realizing you should've spent the extra couple hundred bucks.
12 team PPR:
Latavious Murray and Brandon Marshall for Dion Lewis and Golden Tate
I'm leaning one way pretty hard, curious what you guys think.
Would you rather bang a 10 or two 6's at the same time?
I work for a big engineering company that oversees construction on power plants. Actually, I'm on site right now. It's all about mitigating risk, man. It's a pain in the ass. Hell, I'm not allowed to plug in an extension cord inside the existing power plant without needing a JHA. As long as there's someone willing to sue for damages, companies are going to regulate safety as much as possible. It takes a long time and drives people crazy, but as long as everyone can exit the jobsite the same way they came in that morning, isn't that the overall point?
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