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MEMBER SINCE   December 06, 2018

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Comment 01 Apr 2020

Tip: pull up OSU/TTUN highlights from the past 20 years on YouTube and stream it on your TV while you work. 

Comment 30 Mar 2020

Things here in Vegas are absolutely shut down. The strip, all casinos and tourist attractions are closed. As far as the community goes, most people are following instructions. I run every morning and if I do see someone, we keep a safe distance. Very few cars are on the roads. Schools are closed and restaurants are only open for take out. I'm not sure about golf courses, but that would be interesting. Right now it is the perfect time for golf in Vegas. In another 8 weeks you'll die from the heat if you go! LOL 

I own some fast cars...I have found that going for drives in the desert with no one around is still just as enjoyable as it was before the pandemic! LOL

I'm concerned because our local economy will not rebound nearly as quickly as the nation does. I fear that many people in the service industry will be out of work for a while. My wife and I are not in that category (thank goodness). It took our local economy until about 2018 to catch up with the rest of the country in terms of the economy rebounding. I'm afraid our city is in for a kick in the nuts economically. It will take a while before visitors begin to return for vacations.

Comment 24 Mar 2020

What did Urban say? He always said "When I needed you the most, you gave me your very best." I wish the media as well as our local, state, and federal officials would live up to this idea. Instead, I see partisan cheap shots and political bickering. Yeah USA!!!! 

Comment 18 Feb 2020

To be fair to Bert, his wife is a smoke show and before he was married to her he fell hard for my gal pal's best friend, who is also a smoke show. And from what I understand from her, he was an extremely generous man and threw around a lot of $$$ when they went out. On the other hand, my girl's best friend was married at the time and Bert knew it but he couldn't help it...he was crazy for her. Just telling ya what I have been told. Not sure if its appropriate. LOL FWIW, both my girl and her best friend thought the guy was kind and genuine. LOL

Comment 26 Jan 2020

Thanks! I probably should have said "media" but I was watching ESPN so pointed it out. Just like when Barbara Walters was jabbering on and on during the OJ Bronco "chase" and Sam Donaldson had to tell her to "shut up." Just pointing it out. LOL

Comment 26 Jan 2020

I tuned into the news conference on ESPN. In true ESPN fashion, when the sheriff relayed vital info (9 dead, we are not releasing identities right now) ESPN cut away for 15 seconds to welcome their viewers from ABC. Fucking idiots. The anchor had to restate that info because viewers missed it so a talking head could welcome ABC viewers. SMH. 

Comment 24 Jan 2020

I don't care about any of this shit. Its all about the Buckeyes. To take a page from our new residents here in Vegas, JUST WIN BABY. 


Comment 22 Jan 2020

IMO the CFP Committee had a golden opportunity to put an end to this BS. They could have put OSU at #1 and LSU at #2 in the final rankings then cited that the reason OSU got the nod was: 

1. They did not play an FCS opponent

2. They played 9 regular season conference games

This would have reinforced the growing outrage over the SEC playing 8 conference games and SEC/ACC teams playing an FCS team each season...but they blew it. 

Comment 15 Jan 2020

I agree with the OP's point about narrative. I posted the day after the Fiesta that when LSU beats Clemson (which they did), Clemson will have converted 2 out of 5 playoffs appearances into a national title. Bama is the same, with a conversion of 2 out of 5. We have a conversion of 1 out of 3, so the difference is consistently getting to the playoff, not what is happening once we get there. I think OSU has proven they are every bit as elite as Bama/Clemson, so while everyone is marveling at Bama/Clemson's success, I think it is important to note that OSU is right there with them, they just don't get into the playoff as frequently. 

Now some of you might say, well...we're not right there with them because they made the playoffs 2 more times than we did. That's true, but consider this: The SEC (Bama) plays an 8 game conference schedule and always plays an FCS team, essentially giving them an 11 game season. The chances of getting tripped up and losing a game are not as great as they are with OSU, who plays 9 conference games and always (2019 was an exception) plays a quality non conference opponent (Okie, Texas, Miami, Oregon, etc.), usually in a home-and-home. In addition, Clemson corners the regular season market by playing in a historically bad ACC and they also play an FCS opponent each year. The regular season is not equal nationally, so the SEC and Clemson have found a way to stack the chips in their favor to make it more likely that they will make the playoff. 

I'm OK with all of this, frankly. I think under Day we are going to be a consistent playoff participant and we will win our share. 

Go Bucks!

2020 is our year!

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Live on the west coast. Will miss the beginning as I will be commuting home (leaving the office in a few minutes and it take 25 minutes to get home). Homework to help the kids with and sitting down as a family to eat dinner, plus I have a couple of errands to run. I'll listen on the radio on the way home and turn the TV on mute and check in every so often, but won't sit down to watch. It's only 5pm here!

Comment 13 Jan 2020

I do that with parlays all the time. I watch until my parlay is broken. For example, did a 4 team parlay on the NFL this weekend...picked the Vikings +7 so I didn't bother to watch the other games after that one was over. LOL

Comment 13 Jan 2020
Ironically, I just spoke with a faculty member here who is an Alabama alum and rabid Bama fan. When he started his first business in 1997 he couldn't find enough qualified talent in the US and had to open an office in India to source talent. He has tracked trends like automation and other operations functions of business over the past 25-30 years and is considered an "expert" in the area. He said that up to 50% of all jobs will cease to exist in the next 20 years, but what people are failing to understand is that 50% of the jobs available today didn't exist 20 years ago. So...yes, automation will decrease the number of current jobs available, but 20 years from now other jobs will exist that we aren't imagining right now.