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|2 days 4 hours ago||A great man||
and a great life. My wife was part of the John Glenn Scholarship program at OSU and later woked in Ohio politics and got to meet him several times. She met with him a couple times after the birth of our Son, and he always made sure to ask how he was doing. He was a sharp as a tack until the end.
One of the most amazing things, to me, is the bravery of those early astronauts. When you think about the fact that your phone has more computing power than the entirety of NASA had back in those days, it's astounding to me that these guys willingly strapped themselves to a rocket.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I lived in Gahanna||
literally 3 miles from the airport for 4 years. I can offer food suggestions if you're looking. If your sister lives there shes probabaly got some ideas in mind already. I would avoid the Campus/Upper Arlington area if at all possible until game time. Where does your sister live? Columbus proper or one of the burbs?
Sadly, a lot of the food in Columbus is chain restaurants. From what I have been told this is because the demographics of Columbus are exactly what a lot of large corporations are looking for (younger, upwardly mobile, college educated with expendable income). As a result there's pretty much every chain restaurant you can imagine.
As far as non-chains go, it all depends on what you're looking for (even some of the chains are good). City BBQ has a joint in Gahanna and a few other around the city and they have damn good BBQ. if you want authentic bagels/ NY deli type fare, go to Blocks Bagels in Bexley (also used to be one in Reynoldsburg but that may be closed) Katzingers is the "famous" deli in Columbus, but Blocks is better. I may be biased as the owner is a good friend of my Father in Law. who is a second generation Bagel baker who moved from Brooklyn to Cleveland in the early 90's and ran a chain of successful bagels stores/ delis here for 15 years until he got tired of 14 hour days that started at 2 AM. If you want seafood or Chinese, you're S.O.L.
If you have any other questions, Id be happy to try and help
|3 weeks 2 days ago||one time a long long time ago||
my buddy and I were discussing how beer doesnt seem to have an effect when psilocybin is in play. Our theory was it is your body saying "screw off alcohol, I got bigger problems to deal with"
|3 weeks 3 days ago||and then||
I double posted. So flame away. DURR
|3 weeks 3 days ago||well...||
beat out Drew Henson?
(before I get flamed, please allow me to state I was one of the most vociferous Brady fans in existence. The 2000 Orange Bowl is still my favorit non-97 game ever. I yealled and screamed for my NFL team to draft him. I loved Tom Brady before Tom Brady was cool. Locusts! It was locusts! Our car ran out of gas. I swear to God!)
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Large rock||
is never not funny
|6 weeks 3 days ago||kinda makes me sad||
theres a whole generation of kids out there who are unaware that Metallica was awesome for a while.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||evidently||
sarcasm is not one of your strong suits? Also I said Id want him to make a full recovery. By the same token, notice how I misspelled the name? Yeah that was intentional so as to not draw any bad juju. I hope there are no Finbaums out there.
One statement was obviously a joke. The statements in this thread dont seem to be. Perhaps Im wrong.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||all I have to say||
is all the people who have commented that they either have nothing to say about the man because they didnt like his writing or will refrain from making snarky comments about his death because they want to be "classy" or actually said horrible things...you might benefit from some introspection, because it's quite likely you're either a horrible person or some kind of psycopath with the inability to feel empathy for other human beings on the most basic level.
A person died. This person wasnt a monster. This person may have said things you did not agree with, but in the grand scheme of things, so what? I can see harboring this attitude if it is a truly reprehensible person who caused pain and suffering to other people, but someone who wrote a sprts column, had a family and wrote things you didnt like? Grow the (expetive deleted) up
I do my best on the internet to ignore stupidity because its none of my business, but I geniunely feel sorry for those of you who have reacted this way.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Terrible||
As a person whose Father died at 53, my heart immediately goes out to his children. Even if they're grown.
My Father (53), his Brother (53) and My Grandfather (55) all died young. It's awful for the family when someone goes too soon. The thing I miss most is not being able to have a "man to man" relationship with my Dad. When he died, I was 20 and still a (foul) up.
To his family all I would say is remember the good times and forget all the petty stuff (assuming there was any)
|8 weeks 4 days ago||dropped, considerably||
at least with respect to the amount of time I spend watching sports. Im down to 2 football games a week. I only watch playoffs if my teams are involved. Back in the late 90's/early 2000s I watched each and every NBA and MLB game for my teams, now I follow games on Twitter more than anything (or, for MLB Ill put the radio on and do stuff outside). And, if my teams aren't playing I rarely watch (even if its a Sunday or Monday Night football game).
There are a few elements that have contributed to this, and Im sure Im no different from many of the posters in this thread. Family has trumped free time. If the kid wants to go to the park, I cant in good conscience say "just wait til these two teams I really dont care about are done playing this game you dont understand". Second, My Dad died when I was 20, and my family history really blows, so I am acutely aware of that, every day. Im going to do everything I can to ensure I spend as much time with my son as humanly possible. Third, it just doesnt mean as much to me as it once did. When I was under 30, I used to watch every playoff or Finals/World Series/ Superbowl game, and used to tell my GF (now wife) you never know when you might see something that has never happened before. It may have just been an excuse to drink with my buddies though (and I stopped doing that as well. Hangovers and kids mix as well as Potassium and water)
I still like to follow my teams, but more by keeping up with them via following sports media, and reading as much as I can.
The only team I make sure to try and clear my schedule for is Michigan football. And even that, lately, has slipped into "set the DVR" territory 9although I watch it as soon as we get home from the park or wherever).
|8 weeks 6 days ago||because, realistically||
in that scenario, moving on to play professionally isnt a consideration. Hoke is a good man, who understands there is more to success in life than what happens on a football field. Id rather trust Hoke with my son than someone like Art Briles or Brian Kelly.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||you cant||
say goddamn on the radio
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hokes greatest strength||
is also his greatest weakness. Loyalty and tenacity (although it could also be labeled stubbornness). If I had a kid going to a MAC level school, Id send them to play for the man in a heartbeat. Good man, not suited for high level CFB.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||have you ever been in Columbus||
on gameday? All an earlier start time means is an earlier hour to start drinking. Some people may not even go to bed Friday night. People will be plenty lubed up by noon.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||thats not the NFL||
those are crabs he got from one of the "hostesses"
|9 weeks 5 days ago||it would be entertaining||
to see Finbaum have a stroke on National TV (but make a full recovery, of course)
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Isnt it well known||
that if USC comes open, thats Herman's "dream" job. Hes a So-Cal native. SC is just as rich and Blue-Bloodish, but with fewer unreasonable zealots.
Thats why these schools hitting the eject button early doesnt much make sense to me. It's not like guys like Herman are going to jump ship mid-season to join them, so I dont get it
Speaking of guys who jump ship mid season, I wonder where Petrino will end up? Anyone think theres a chance he goes to LSU (assuming they dont get Herman)?
My wld ass, seat of pants guesses:
LSU- Jimbo Fisher
Texas - Petrino
Now that Ive said it, all 4 are all but guaranteed to be wrong. Thats what I get for posting things after thinking about them for 24 whole seconds. Only the hottest taeks from me
|9 weeks 6 days ago||cripes||
you were born the year I graduated High School. Dammit, Sonny, wheres my Ensure?
Both were otherwordly, but I think the proximity to the sideline puts Woodsons ahead. Barely.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||very good points||
and certainly why i think this is such an interesting debate. I dont think "luck" has anything to do with a 1 time major winner getting it done, even if it is only one time. 72 holes is a LOT of golf, so its certainly more about playing at an extremely high level for 4 days. Not taking anything away from guys like Duff at all.
But, as a 1 time major winner, I wonder how much it would eat away at you if you never could get back to the pinnacle? Most casual fans WOULD think you were a flash in the pan, or just got lucky. Would that be worse than never getting there at all? (not a question any of us can answer, really).
I dont think theres a wrong answer here. But in my mind, Id think probing yourself to be one of the 20 best players in the world over a long period of time, coupled with being tough as nails in the Ryder Cup pressure cooker might be more satisfying than winning a single major.
Granted, once youve got a major in your bag, they can never take it away from you, but at the same time, to say Sergios career has been disappointing misses the mark to some extent. Maybe its just me, but I think sometimes theres too much of a focus on Majors. Then again, the Ryder Cup is my absolute favorite pro golf even so perhaps Im guilty of doing the exact same, just with the RC in place of a Major
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Sergio & Phil||
that match was amazing.
Debate ive been having with some buddies this weekend: taking money out of the equation (because for the most part they will be able to love comfortably for the rest of their lives) would you rather have Sergios career (top 20 for 15-20 yrs, Ryder Cup legend, HOF even with no majors) or someone like Jason Dufner (inconsistent career, nothing legendary BUT has a major)?
I know majors are (for lack of a better term) major, but I think being one of the best RC players for close to two decades mitigates that to a degree. I think id rather be Sergio. His Ryder Cup record all but guarantees the respect of his peers, even without a major (not that a 1 time major winner like Duff, or Keegan or Webb Simpson dont...but I think theres a lot to be saod for being one of the best match players in your peer group (maybe history?) and I also think slighting him for not winning a major sells his career short.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Zoltar told me||
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||i kniw what happened||
the Gallon cloaking device worked for the whole team, the coaching staff, etc. In fact it worked SO WELL that only one person in the entire country knows we played in South Bend this year.
Shortly after the game, the cloaking device was confiscated by DARPA
|11 weeks 5 days ago||2 observations, appropos of nothing||
1- I am not a Lions fan, Im a Browns fan (sigh) so, I think Millen is a phenomenal color guy. Part of thats because he really knows football, part of that is because most color guys stink out loud. But, I understand most of you hate the guy for Lions related reasons, and, to be fair, if I had to hear Mike Holmgren announce a game, Id hate it too (thought I will say Mangini as a studio guy was pretty informative)
2 - Every time I see "Don Brown" I read it as Doc Brown...am I the only one?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||assuming you're right||
that will help me get my paper back from not covering yesterday
|12 weeks 2 days ago||cool story time||
I went to high school with the daughter of the owner of Mr. Alans. She HATED those commericals (or, more accurately, the comments she heard as a result)
I know, I know, you're all very jealous
|12 weeks 3 days ago||something else I'm wondering||
not sure if any MGoLegalEagles can offer any insight...when he was giving me the ticket, he asked if I had a job, and when I said yes he asked for the name of my employer. Is this standard protocol? I've gotten my share of speeding tickets over the past 20 yrs (not Iately, but back when I was young and invincible) and have NEVER been asked that before. Just curious if that is indeed odd, or if it was just me? Also also, when he first came to my window (car in park, hands on wheel, radio off) he looks in the back of my van sees my son (5, strapped in his booster) and said, "Whats going on back here?" Like I said, it was all very strange, especially given the fact it was for a $35 fine
|12 weeks 3 days ago||nope||
39 years old, pasty white, in a minivan with my son. The only threat I pose is to my toilet after I eat Chipotle.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Haha funny timing||
I JUST (15 mins ago) got a ticket for expired tags. Has just picked my son up after an 11 hour day and cop pulled me over because my tags expired Sept 2nd.
The cop was a huge jerk. When I have him my license, I told him I didn't have a paper insurance card on me but an e-card on my phone. He told me that was ok, show it when he got back. When he got back, he had already marked the ticket that I didn't show proof, and told me he wasn't interested in my e-POI. I pulled over in a parking lot, and during the stop my son unbuckled himself, so after the Cop went back to his motorcycle and said I was free to go, I waited a couple minutes and got out of my minivan to buckle him back in. The Cop flipped out, put his hand on his holster and told me to stop approaching him. I tried to tell him what I was doing and he made me get back in my minivan. It's guys like that that give police officers a bad reputation.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||62-6||
I would have liked to have seen Montana