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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: My favorite brother in law who played D-1 until he tore his ACL.
  • NFL TEAM: Washington Redskins. But not their owner.
  • NHL TEAM: 1) Washington Caps 2) Detroit Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Don't care. Nuke
  • MLB TEAM: 1) Boston Red Sox 2) Boston Red Sox 3) Red Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA Women's team

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Comment 12 Oct 2017
Spent freshman year 1976 there, me and my 12 other suitemates. Quarters were a bit tight in those days, with 3 per room with a lucky room having 4 occupants. One of my suitemates was the daughter of a Ford India executive. She sewed a zillion small bags of pot into the lining of her maxi coat and made it through customs with the pot coat. She and her roommates smoked every day at 4pm, after they got back from classes. The pot smell was bearable, it was the sickly sweet cloyingly overpowering stench of the stupid incense that she also brought over from India. It was supposed to cover the smell of the pot. It may have, but it was also like having one of them knocking on the RA's door and announcing, "Hey! We're smoking dope in 1840! Come write us up or something!" Because back in those days, it still was a big deal. But other than that, so long as I stayed away from the 4pm incense stench, I had a great time.
Comment 06 May 2017

Growing up in Northwest Ohio, we listened to the Detroit radio stations. I can still sing the Elias Brothers Frisch's radio jingle decades later. Damn, now it is stuck in my head.

Comment 06 May 2017

Growing up in Northwest Ohio, we listened to the Detroit radio stations. I can still sing the Elias Brothers Frisch's radio jingle decades later. Damn, now it is stuck in my head.

Comment 06 May 2017

Heinz used to have a ketchup/canned tomatoes plant in Bowling Green back in the day, and when the wind blew the right way, the whole town would smell like it when the tomatoes came in. In the winter, the plant made canned dog food. The whole town would then smell like dog food, gak.

We also used to have a hometown potato chip- Cains. Every year we would have school field trips to see how they made them.

Comment 11 Mar 2017

Mr. SBMW also misses Sonny (Jurgenson), Sam (Huff) and Frank (Herzog) broadcasting Skins games on the radio. As much as SS and F loved their team, they called them as they saw them. Frank was put out to pasture when they brought in a Redskins VP, Larry Michaels to call the game, Sam was retired when he started showing signs of dementia (possibly from CTE from his many years in football), and Sonny, while still on the broadcasts, sounds old, frail, and a step behind. They have him reading a lot of the ads and announcements, and not so much color. What is left is suck ups to "Mr. Snyder" (don't you dare call him Dan), and members of the clown show over in Ashburnistan (aptly named by Skins beat writer Dan Steinberg). Oh well, hopefully nowhere to go but up, ehh? But hey, it could be worse, I could be a Redskins fan AND a _ichigan (wo)Man. Shudders.

Comment 10 Mar 2017
The Sports Junkies remarked this morning that millenials and gen xers only know the Redskins as an immensely frustrating joke of a team with a despised weenie Napoleon of an owner. They don't remember the Joe Gibbs/Beathard/Casserly era. My husband, a home grown Redskins fan since the 1960s might maybe watch part of a game if they are playing someone interesting and if he has nothing else going on. That is so sad considering that he was such a dyed in tbe wool fan for so long. Now he'd rather watch college football any day any time. Or practically anything else, including rom coms and ice skating. Or even the Damn Evil Dallas Cowboys, gasp.
Comment 29 Jan 2017

Grew up in BG. Really nice little college town. Lots of professors' and farmers' kids. Went to all the football, hockey and basketball games with my dad/family. Hockey was huge back then. Lots of people were BGSU and OSU fans except in hockey. Big rivalry there, as they both were in the WCHA (dissolved when the Big 10 started their own hockey league). Went to OSU because I knew the BG campus like the back of my hand, and was ready to try a bigger school. Loved my time at OSU, but have a very soft spot in my heart for BG.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Agreed. Gleitmann on buckets is saying basically that Urban is less than pleased with Studwara's OL coaching this year. Warinner killed on O Line, but not so much as OC. What I can't understand is that when they moved Warinner into the booth for the last few games last year, the offense suddenly clicked, and looked great. What happened this year to change it? Under developed OL and WRs?? Poor QB coaching? 

Comment 14 Dec 2016

I thought Tate looked a little stunned at first when he saw Eddie George, and tried to look nonchalant. I would imagine internally he wanted to jump up and down and run around the house hollering "holy effing sh#t Eddie George is in my kitchen making buckeyes and he gave me the Gatorade award!" and then collapse in a pile. But that would be seriously uncool, ya know?

Comment 11 Dec 2016
I firmly believe that he will do quite well at UC. That painful season in 2011, where he had 2 hands tied behind his back due to being thrust into that position, having no say in hiring/firing assistant coaches and not having some of the best playmakers on the team including the QB would have made lesser men wither. He had the chance to study under master head coaches, and absorb new defensive schemes from Ash and Schiano. He will be fine. Godspeed Luke.
Comment 10 Dec 2016
Could also be the way OSU runs academics- until you are accepted into the major/college of your choice, often after your sophomore year, you are technically still "exploring". For example, to get into Fisher, you have a bunch of prereqs and gpa requirements, then you have to petition to get in, if I recall correctly. Pretty hard to meet those reqs until end of sophomore year/beginning of junior year. Pretty sure it's the same with a number of other majors.