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|2 weeks 2 days ago||Robert Smith||
Because "Disintegration" is an amazing album.
In all seriousness, the 1991 season when he basically told John Cooper to F off because he wanted to be a doctor and actually go to class... I always respected that.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Living in Columbus, he turns||
Living in Columbus, he turns up on local sports radio a lot. It's probably the one platform where he could be a total OSU homer (which is how Herbstreit always was when he lived here), but Spiels' objectivity seems to follow him wherever he goes. I can respect that, at least.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Pardon My Ignorance||
What (if any) are the rules governing pitchers pitching two games in a row? Is Wagner allowed to pitch again tonight? As a reliever only?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||My gripe with the "why are we||
My gripe with the "why are we bashing Frank?" comment is that it misses the point. To me, Ace isn't "bashing Frank" so much as he's "bashing" the Seahawks and NFL for acting like they give a shit about domestic violence when their actions indicate otherwise.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking of strong arguments||
Speaking of strong arguments (note the actual spelling of "argument")...
Actually, I wasn't making an "argument" in this particular area of the discussion. Really, I just find the whole "if you're too stupid to understand my point" retort to be the completely worthless response of a charlatan. It does nothing to clarify your point, and it's overtly attempting to be insulting on top of everything else. Moreover, basically calling someone stupid when, in the prior comment, you made a pretty elementary word usage mistake... well, there's a saying about those who live in glass houses and throwing stones.
TL;DR - if you're going to call people stupid, you'd better make damn sure you aren't stupid yourself.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Not a big problem. Like I||
Not a big problem. Like I said, tiniest of nits. I agree with the overall thesis of the piece, Ace. Thanks for writing it.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||If you don't have the||
If you don't have the intellect to know that "aloud" is when something makes an audible sound, and "allowed" is when you have permission to do something, then maybe you shouldn't be commenting on the intellect of others.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Tiniest of nits...||
...but maybe, in addressing a player who may or may not have punched a woman in the face, refrain from using the following turn of phrase: "It's a slap in the face to the ever-increasing number of people hoping the NFL will actually take domestic violence seriously..."
I mean, unless you're going for super meta and I just missed it.
On the whole, I agree: none of this does anyone any favors, from the NFL, to the Seahawks, to Clark himself.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Seems the color commentator||
Seems the color commentator doesn't either. In the video, when he's talking about the extra blocker at the point of attack, he says, "Pay attention to.................... the blocking scheme..."
|30 weeks 2 days ago||I was confused...||
...as my browser broke the first sentence of the story with a line break after:
"When news broke recently that Jabrill Peppers was moving to safety, Brian threw up "
...and I wondered why this upset Brian so much.
|32 weeks 16 hours ago||As a low-level rec league hockey player...||
...I love Happy Gilmore because it allows me to yell "IS THAT GOAL REGULATION SIZE OR WHAT???" several times each session when I invariably miss the net by four feet.
|32 weeks 16 hours ago||Doin' the bull dance. Feelin'||
Doin' the bull dance. Feelin' the flow.
|33 weeks 13 hours ago||"the l-i (or LI) could have||
"the l-i (or LI) could have looked like a u."
Sean Connery agrees.
|33 weeks 14 hours ago||Up until I read this, my||
Up until I read this, my favorite typo-on-blast came in my first year or so working in the editorial department for a college textbook publisher. A sales rep e-mailed me asking me to send an electronic file for an instructor's manual to a professor, and copied the entire department staff of that professor. What was unfortunate was that she asked me to "send a floppy dick with the IM" to the professor.
Clint's letter completely blows that out of the water.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||After reading the entire||
After reading the entire comment thread, I feel more like this Turley:
|37 weeks 18 hours ago||Can someone explain to me how||
"Can someone explain to me how Brian thinks the Mcelwain hire was 'underwhelming' but that Tom Herman would somehow be a home run hire for us?"
I don't think that's what Brian is saying. He's saying it's "a swing for the fences," which is not nearly the same as a "home run" hire. A lot of swings for the fences get caught at the warning track.
|37 weeks 19 hours ago||Exactly. Can we stipulate||
Exactly. Can we stipulate that OSU's offense is probably on par with Auburn's offense in many respects overall, and in some respects better? Did everyone forget the 44 points Auburn put on Alabama's face two weeks ago?
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I think your premise is||
I think your premise is supremely flawed. You believe a successful mid-major coach wouldn't take the opportunity to move up to Michigan?
"the only thing worse than bringing Hoke back is hiring the next Brady Hoke. ... They can't hire Jon Doe just because we sucked this year and then still suck 4 years from now."
I don't think it's this simple. You can fire Brady Hoke, go after Harbaugh, or Mullen, or [insert any bigger name coach here]. You might not land them, but that said you also might. If Hoke is the "floor" here, what harm does it do to go after the really big fish knowing that, at the end of it, you might have to hire a guy who's no worse than what you already have and doesn't have the baggage? Hoke was a mediocre mid-major coach. There are countless better mid-major coaches that could be had if the big fish don't jump into the boat.
|1 year 1 week ago||Brady||
THIS is why Brady is married to a Brazilian supermodel:
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Also of note...||
Ivan Drago gets the nickname "Death From Above" in Rocky IV after killing Apollo Creed in the ring.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.||
Turns out Aaron Craft misses a very high percentage of the shots he DOES take, too.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Best part of the Aarball / exodus mashup:||
In the exodus, you can see what appears to be that ass-hat "Buck-I Guy" dude. As someone who lives in Columbus, I can honestly tell you there's not a more annoying representation of Buckeye Fan than this clown. My wife works in public schools with Autistic children, and this DB showed up at a rally they were having at the state house in full garb to get his picture taken and get on the news.
 I should add, lest anyone think I am potentially downplaying an altruistic gesture by said Buck-I Guy, that my wife is an OSU alum/fan, and even she was annoyed that he showed up at the rally.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Can't we just employ deft punctuation...||
...and call him "Plastic, Man!"?
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Lurker||
Any MGoColumbus-ites in the house? Stuck in Columbus, Ohio, and as thrilling as watching the game by myself on my couch would be I'm curious to see if there are any of y'alls out here in The Land of Free Cars and Tattoos and, if so, where you might be out watching the game...
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Which brings up an||
Which brings up an interesting hypothetical: Tressel could stay in the Columbus area and still be a public figure. People *LOVE* him that much, here.
If he continues being a charitable person even now when he's no longer in that position of prestige, that would go a long way...
|4 years 12 weeks ago||My perception is that people||
My perception is that people aren't saying that JT's charity work somehow makes him better than anyone else; it seems as though it's one-part coping mechanism for Buckeye fans... a way of convincing themselves that they're carbon-neutral because Tressel makes up for the bad by having done so much good. It also seems as if it's one-part justification for deluding themselves into thinking that his ouster is due to one error in judgment as opposed to a systematic pattern of misbehavior.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||As a Columbus resident...||
I see this issue for OSU fans as the dichotomy of wanting the saint in the community and the warrior on the sidelines, and having them be the same guy. Tressel brought them everything they wanted on the field, and they wanted to believe that he was able to do it with the class not existent in an Urban Meyer or Nick Saban.
These revelations have shattered that worldview, so they're clinging to everything they can to believe that they still had the best of both worlds, and it will never be this good again.
That, and it's also become much more convenient to wrap this whole thing up and lay it at Pryor's feet, providing it doesn't get stuck under the gas pedal of his newest car.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Fear/Paranoia Level||
I, too, live some semblance of this day twice every fall: once when UM is on bye, and once when my Cleveland Browns are on bye. Thankfully, the two days somehow lessen the impact of the full effect. So, my additions for my own Fear/Paranoia Level:
+1 Wife is Die-Hard Buckeyes Fan, and I Had to Sit Through the First Half of OSU/Purdue
-5 Michigan could put up 80 points on Purdue
+1 Browns Bye Week is Next Week
-1 Taking a Nice Trip to DC Next Weekend, Uh Oh...
+20 No Way I'll Get to See UM/PSU
Crap. Now I feel even worse.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||FWIW||
Living in Columbus as I do, I have a few friends who are of the Buckeye Fan persuasion who aren't total dicks (it's shocking, really, though in fairness I'm married to one so she kinda has to be nice to me). One of them claims that losing Moeller will really hurt them against UM because he's their best true "QB spy".
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Best Subject Truncation...||