Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
It's been a slow day on the board.
They are looking into the recent Argentina v Nigeria friendly and a few of the Gold Cup matches.
Here's the interesting part:
Der Spiegel reported Saturday that three unidentified CONCACAF Gold Cup matches are under scrutiny because of suspicious betting patterns in Asia. The bets were made on high-scoring games, and two of the matches ended 5-0, with the other finishing 4-0.
Mexico beat El Salvador and Cuba 5-0 while Costa Rica also beat Cuba by that score. Two games, Jamaica and Guatemala's wins against Grenada, finished 4-0.
It'll be interesting to see how this ends up especially with Mexico and the banned substances incident. Some of these Gold Cup teams are just bad, so I don't think some of these score lines are unusual.
I also think FIFA investigating shady activity is laughable.
I don't know if this is truly a coincidence or not, but it should be interesting. GQ has a nice summary of their epic match last year:
Rory just posted a second round 66 so he is -11 for the first two rounds and is up 8 strokes on the field at this point. HOWEVER, he was at -13 before that last hole and double bogied it. I am sure there will be a lot of talk about Augusta and him falling apart again. Will Rory hold on and win his first major or will he choke away another major? I for one like this kid and hope that guys like him, Day, and Fowler win some majors in the near future.
I'm not sure if all you, if any, subscribe to John Bacon's Blog posts but I just got this one and I thought I'd share it with you. Caution: you may have to leave your desk at work and blame it on allergies.
Enjoy. I know it hit close to home for me.
As I approach my 1st Father's Day this story really hit me. It made me realize just how forutnate I truly am. I hope each of you feel the same way after reading it, and give your loved ones an extra when they get home tonight
Lastly, don't forget to reach out to your Dad's and Grandfather's this weekend to let them know you love and appreciate them as you never know what tomorrow may bring.
/sappy stuff over. Please return to your regularly scheduled OSU hilarity
I want to piggyback off of the Family Fame thread below, as I found it an interesting read. I'm fairly surprised that nobody was related to Kevin Bacon, however. So my question is, what celebrities have you carried out a conversation with?
I have had most, if not all, of my celebrity encounters through working at various bars.
I did a shot of Jack with Don Vito from Jackass. A few weeks later, he was in jail for groping some 12 year olds at a shopping mall.
I've met both Pryor and Gordon Gee in the last few weeks. Pryor used to be a regular at my bar until a bounty was placed on his head in Columbus. Gee made a promotional stop at the bar during senior crawl. Before all is said and done, I may end up meeting Gene Smith as well, as the business I've started has been contracted to work an OSU athletics booster event in August.
I worked with a girl who won the Real World Road Rules Challenge, prior to the show actually airing. That was the only season of that show I watched, as it was cool to watch the thing play out knowing she won. She quit pretty promptly after she received her $250,000 (although after taxes, I'm sure it was not that much...).
I've met DMX. A good friend of mine had to take $5,000 out of our cash drawers, put it in a paper bag, and meet him in a motel parking lot before he would perform at our bar. I did not envy that task.
I hung out with Braylon Edwards and Josh Cribbs when Cribbs hosted a private party at our nightclub. Braylon was actually a really cool guy. He did end up getting drunk and walking off by himself down High Street.