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Comment 06 Aug 2020

This is basically where I am. Without fans (or drastically reduced capacity), I’m not sure what the effect is of playing this game under the lights. I remember Urban basically saying he didn’t care for night games because everyone gets restless—I would guess the only true purpose is that the crowd is electric, but without a crowd?

Comment 06 Aug 2020

Because of daylight savings time, you likely won't get the same effect of a 3:30 game ending "under the lights" in late October as you would typically see in November. That is, starting this year's TTUN game at 3:30 would not be a direct replication of the 2006 3:30 game, because sunset happens about a full 1.5 hours later in late October than it does in late November. The lights would "be on" certainly, but it would not be like "nighttime dark"

Comment 05 Aug 2020

That’s fine and that’s your opinion, but the World Series, being broadcast by FOX, is not going to make the World Series a day game on a college football Saturday.

It knows that people are going to tune in to the OSU-TTUN game whether it’s played at 8:00 am or 8:00 pm. It doesn’t need the 8:00 pm time slot just because Buckeye fans think it would be cool

Comment 05 Aug 2020

Someone DV’d you and you’re raising a lot of points that need to be considered. All the testing protocols they have put in place is one thing, but the thing we don’t know is—what happens if there are positive tests?

Right now as it stands, workouts are stopped for two weeks. What happens if 10 players on team test positive on a Thursday? What happens if they test positive on the Monday after a game and haven’t been tested since Thursday?

The “bubble” method in NHL and NBA seems to be working but I am truly concerned about these players going back to campuses and traveling to other campuses. 

I’m going to continue to hope for the best but lots of unknowns right now

Comment 30 Jul 2020

At this very moment, I don’t know how they’re going to make a band. There’s no way that the University would allow 228 members + another 30 or so staff to function in the current climate. 

Yeah, I just think back to my time in band and trying to wrap my ahead around how the band could function while maintaining social distancing and not being in large groups and it just seems like a monumental task--but I appreciate the effort to "adapt to the situation" as we had drilled into our heads. 

However, the large majority of my empathy is going toward seniors who were planning on this being their last year and i-dotters. 4 years in the band is a long time. A long time of 6am wake-ups, 3am reports for bowl trips, and late Thursday nights memorizing music... for an ending like this? That sucks. Most people started learning music around 6th grade and this is the end of a large portion of their musical careers for some of them.

Yes. Most of my best memories from band weren't from performances, but the camaraderie we shared. Walking to the Shoe when it was still dark out, a chill in the air, but still smelling bratwurst being grilled. Being dead tired after a game but walking across the Oval back to my apartment after a victory. Walking into the band center two hours before rehearsal started on a Friday just to make sure you had everything memorized before music checks. Going out for a row dinner before the game. My heart just breaks for those people that won't get a chance to do that again.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

OOF he just got a longevity bonus on January 15. Day before signing day. That’s a dick move.

Comment 24 Jan 2020

I came here in hopes that you would mention the Jackets and was not disappointed.

Seriously people, the Jackets are on a really, really fun ride right now. 11-14-4 and 11 points out of even a wild card spot on December 7th. One of our two best defensemen, Zach Werenski was put on IR the week before. Emil Bemstrom put on IR the next day. Ryan Murray (a top 4 defenseman put on IR on the 20th. Savard and Harrington (two other defensemen) are out with injuries for multiple games. Somehow, the Jackets find a points streak during that time between 12/7-12/31 (going 6-0-4). Top line winger Cam Atkinson goes down with an ankle injury that keeps him out multiple weeks. Other top line winger Oliver Bjorkstrand is out 4-6 weeks with an oblique strain. Then our all-star goalie Joonas Korpisalo goes down with a torn meniscus and we have to play a rookie goalie, Elvis Merzlikins, that's never won an NHL game. How does he do?

Goes 9-2-0 the month of January with three shutouts and the Jackets are currently sitting in WC1 and one point back from third in the Metro. 

This team at points was basically a glorified version of the Cleveland Monsters, and remember, all three of our big free agents decided not to re-sign this year.

Watching this team is a blast and there's plenty of room on the bandwagon. 

Comment 16 Jan 2020

When I went to the OSU-UM game with my dad in 1994, we parked around Indianola and 16th and walked to the stadium. I was around age 10 then and I can remember thinking that was the longest walk I'd ever taken in my entire life. We stopped at that old Wendy's that used to be at High and Woodruff and when my dad told that we were just about halfway there I couldn't believe it. I thought I'd walked hundreds of miles.

Then later when I ended up on campus, 15th and Indianola to the stadium isn't at all what I would consider far lol

Later, we stopped at one of our neighbor's daughter's apartments because he needed us to take her something. I remember thinking this place was like THE coolest place I'd ever seen. Only later did I realize it was Olentangy Commons, which I would later live in (it wasn't that cool)

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Exactly. This is a futile exercise because there's an assumption that Joe Burrow, had he stayed, would have followed the EXACT SAME path as he did at LSU. 

There's entirely too many variables to begin to understand the "what ifs" and "who was better" and "what was the better decision". It ultimately turned out well for both teams. Things aligned perfectly for LSU this year and Burrow stepped up.

Who knows if Burrow would have even stayed here another year if he played for us last year. Odds are he might have a Haskins-ish type year and like you said, bolted to the NFL.