no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
Steve in PA
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|1 week 6 days ago||I'd be too busy peeing to||
I'd be too busy peeing to drive after drinking that much.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||"Hello, who||
"Hello, who joined?"
"That's all I have for now" *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep*
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Got sidetracked||
OP, I don't know what your space limitations are but when I was researching breeds I learned that rescue greyhounds handle being crated very well because that is how they are handled. They are kept in a crate except for when racing or training and are accustomed to it and prefer to be crated even after adoption.
This is only research so maybe someone who has a rescue greyhound will tell you differently.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Rescue Dog Here||
It was a big decision for our family and I didn't want to get involved with a puppy mill. Our dog came from a rescue organization that makes sure their animals are housebroken, socialized, neutered, and know some basic commands before they are sent to their "forever home".
I picked up the dog out by Pittsburgh but she originally came from Kentucky and was picked up the day before she was to be put down. She was only 8 months old and had already been through a really crappy life. Her front leg was broken when she came from Kentucky and speculation was that she had been thrown from a car window since that is the way pups frequently break their front legs.
We had some minor adjusting issues but overall it was a fairly smooth transition.
Last spring she started to favor one leg and not knowing much about the dog, she's a lab mix, I assumed the worst since hip problems are very common in labs and she had just turned 6. My wife took her to the vet and was told rest, ice, then moderate exercise. She didn't get better.
This spring I took her for her annual checkup since I am more forceful as a consumer. It took the vet all of 30 seconds to check her kneee and he diagnosed a torn cruciate, ACL in humans. My dog had suffered with that injury for almost a year!
I found a animal hospital that does several of these surgeries a month and we had it repaired. I learned along the way that this is the #1 surgery for dogs. I never spent that much on an animal before, but she's family so there was no question about doing it. The surgeon said her other was partially torn and implied that it was from favoring it for so long.
We've changed vets since all this.
She had surgery March 20 and the total rehab is 16 weeks. She's not supposed to be offleash now but I allow her to be in the backyard with me off leash. First few weeks were really rough. We're only halfway through rehab but she already walks better than she did presurgery.
Here's what she looked like the day after she came home from surgery. LOTS of drugs but happy to be home.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, I've said that many times||
JB's stuff is too hard to learn and execute for a kid coming out of high school. A one-and-done would do better to look elsewhere. That's not sour grapes just how I don't think a one-and-done will flourish in JB's system.
Sucks for all those who count stars as recruiting wins but I'd rather have actual wins on the court.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Pure Class all Around||
JB and Michigan honored their commitment to Austin. I believe that after giving it his best Austin is putting the team ahead of himself. He is an inspiring young man. He's already made the world a better place and I think he will continue to do that in a different capacity.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||JB's system isn't for 1st year players||
I can't think of any that were stars their 1st year, except McGary who wasn't a guard. Even that guy who was the best player in college basketball didn't win it until his second year. There's a steep learning curve moreso than a lot of schools.
I think if he comes it will be to compete for a starting job but understanding it may not happen.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||First time & last time||
I started experimenting with it in HS. It was actually easier to get than alcohol but I lived in a college town. My buddy and I scored our 1st baggie and went to the river to enjoy it. We had both tried it before but this was the 1st time we were gonna smoke a lot.
We played with Roman Candles and had a generally great time until we got REALLY hungry. My mother was still at work so we made a commando run to my house, raided the fridge, and went up to my room to listen to Pink Floyd.
The next morning my mother comments we must have been really hungry since we pretty much emptied the fridge. Then she asks if I want to go driving (I had just gotten my permit). I was still feeling high from the night before so technically the first time I drove I was intoxicated. I know, bad idea but I didn't have much choice.
By 20 I gave up on it and moved on with life. I don't see it as good or bad. Many of the people I toked with also moved on but a few haven't and haven't grown up yet either. Big boy responsibilities and the law keep me from celebrating this holiday.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Formatting||
Sorry for the lack of paragraphs. I'm on the android app today.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Shell Game||
" we will probably end up at a price that was very similar to where we started, for fewer channels. But, it at least gives consumers freedom/choice."
This is the ultimate endgame. when the judge broke up ma bell into the babies it was B'rer Rabbit begging not to be thrown into the briar patch. It allowed the regional bells flexibility and allowed to successful ones to remerge without all the accounting gimmics. This is how Verizon was born from NYNEX and Bell Atlantic merging.
The part that I find disconcerting as someone who works in telecom is that right now there is a huge pipe available via FIOs but what to fill it with?
Netflix has more customers for streaming that less than $10/mo. Appointment television is dying and live sports are the only reason left for a cable provider between the consumer and producer.
Bandwidth is a commodity and with apps like Kodi/XBMC one doesn't necessarily need a TV provider. I am looking very hard at the sling offering from Dish for $20/month coupled with Kodi as the end of my TV provider.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Another Case of Parenting Fail||
You don't talk to anyone like that, for ANY reason. Also she obviously feels entitled because she hit the genetic lottery because she's attractive, smart(?), and had the opportunity to go to college...none of which she had much to do with.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||What finally ended his NFL||
What finally ended his NFL career was the missed block that got Steve Young nearly killed. Going from memory Young never played another snap, the niners went on to suck until Harbaugh arrived, and the NFL started paying cursory attention to predraft "warning signs".
|6 weeks 1 day ago||We went Saturday||
My wife wanted to go to the baseball game and out to dinner for her birthday. I'm a lucky guy.
It was a beautiful day, a beautiful stadium, and about 80% of the seats were empty. They are running a promotion coming up for $5 and a student ID you get in to the game and access to a unlimited buffet. I don't know if it's a PSU thing, northern thing, or baseball just has no support.
It was really neat to see some of the players that were freshmen when I last took my son out there playing as seniors now. The team seems to be in flux with no go-to guy at the moment but there is a few that I can see taking over that role as they mature.
I miss seeing Crank play.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||JB's system isn't for 1st year players||
We just saw it take 3/4 of a season for the current crop of freshman to pick it up. It's not your average HS offense. I don't think a kid can come in and be a star his 1st year. Well, maybe a true 5 that only has to run the floor, set screens, get rebounds, and attack the basket ala McGary.
That's why I don't see Brown coming.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||No matter how much you save it won't be enough||
We've been saving for both of my kids in 529's for 10+ years now. The pace of college inflation has far outpaced my contributions and returns in those 529's. My son graduates in June and we've been discussing his options.
He was accepted to George Mason and really wants to go there because of the location. I thought out of state tuition was brutal until I saw in-state at PSU was very close to the same. We discussed his options and he is weighing them right now. I think, and I believe he is leaning towards, working for a year then going to school would be good for him.
He is a young graduate (turns 18 and graduates same day) and has some maturing to do before he goes to school, imho. I don't think he'd take the same route as MGrow's 22yo but he also never had to work hard for anything. I think a year of a crappy job will help him to appreciate why he's going and the expense.
Anyway, I'm sorry I got off subject. We're in 529's and I like that the beneficiary can be changed. So, if mine decides to become a male exotic dancer I can easily switch the benificiary to my daughter or even a grandchild if that should happen sooner rather than later.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Good for B1G||
It's good for Maryland and good for the conference he is coming back. He's one of the non-Michigan players I really enjoy watching and makes them instant contenders.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Open the vault||
If I were the Texas AD I'd have the Brinks truck parked in front of Greg Marshall's house when discussing the opening. That is the only slam-dunk hire for Texas IMHO.
But, I've read the Texas AD is very DB-like and will make a DB-like hire instead of the best hire.
Smart is a one trick pony and now that teams have seen that press enough it isn't as daunting.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Not from Texas||
Texas is a good job but I don't see it as a destination basketball school yet. OU and ISU are going to be ending the Kansas dynasty very soon.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Not trolling||
Not gonna google stats so it's from shaky memory. I remember CWebb as the pot smoking discipline problem in Washington that played in Sacramento as if it was his last shot and for a few years reached his potential.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Small Steps||
"My only concern is whether a guy like Rudock has what it takes to beat the OSU's of the world."
I'll be happy with a Qb that has what it takes to beat Utah, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Maryland at this point.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I'll believe CWebb on this||
He speaks from experience. If there is anyone who is an expert at underachieving in the NBA it would be Webber.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||Primed for Success||
I think Texas will be a plum job. The historic football program is down right now so the buzz generated by a good basketball will be readily embraced. Almost like what Michigan went through with JB's hiring.
I looked at the list of underachieving coaches. Jamie Dixon along with Barnes are two coaches to never take in the tournament and stats bear it out. I talked myself into Villanova this year and paid for it. I see Jay Wright deservedly on there with the other two.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||More 3 than 4||
If JB can make it work with a 6'4" power forward and a 6'7" center I trust he can make this work. To me it just looks like a backup date to the prom in case they whiff on everyone else.
Could also be Levert is leaving and they want another body in the rotation in case of injury. Even though JB never loses kids to the draft or injury, right?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. Parents are the dealbreaker||
My wife's 1st husband was Air Force. My plan was to flee Pennsyltucky. She said, "I want to stay close to my parents. 17 years later we're still here and I still don't want to be here.
OP's only hope may be that she would only be 2 hours from her parents airport-to-airport.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Great news||
He was one of the high points last year and when healthy could challenge for the #1 spot.
As a side note, my dog just had ACL surgery last Friday. She can't be off a leash or climb stairs for 16 weeks. It's frustrating for us and her. I would imagine the limits placed on a D1 athlete would be almost as stressful as the surgery itself.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Nolan Richardson should be on the list||
0% graduation rate. ZERO!
Huggins too. I don't know if he made Cincinnati slimy or the other way around but it's still on both of them.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Antenna won't work either||
We're in a deadspot for any OTA broadcasts too. My parents get all the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton OTA broadcasts and the HD looks much better than Dish.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Not Ready for Prime Time||
I've been looking at this since last fall and I just don't think the providers are ready yet. The March Madness app has proved it to me since the picture quality is generally horrible. Often I can't even read the scores, and that's on multiple networks.
I really don't watch TV much except Walking Dead, which I'm getting ready to dump, Bates and Saul. The rest of the week is spent reading or doing things around the house. As soon as it gets warmer I won't be inside until bed.
Wife and kids are the hangup for now but I have 2 FireSticks and they are getting more and more used to the content on there.
|9 weeks 16 hours ago||The real money is in running the pool||
Just like the house in Vegas.
I am in one with ~3000 people every year. The guy that runs it puts right on the paper he charges a $1.75 fee per entry.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I really want to watch that game but Gottlieb ruins it.||
He runs his mouth so much even ESPN didn't want him. That says alot considering Dookie V and Bilas are still there.
I absolutely need OU or I'm probably out of the money this year. I like Lon Kruger as a coach too.