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11/14/2018 - 5:30pm Don Brown puts the laughter…

Don Brown puts the laughter in manslaughter

11/13/2018 - 4:10pm It was only a year or two…

It was only a year or two ago that I found out Tim Robbins was Merlin.  Not sure why I found that so interesting, but figured Id share in case anyone else did as well

11/08/2018 - 6:01pm People actually like Gold…

People actually like Gold Star? News to me

I like Skyline. Its just not chili. Its delicious, but its not chili

11/08/2018 - 5:04pm If you want to make it super…

Just to let everyone know. If youre in the mood for chili and cant BBQ, grab that Wick Fowlers 2 alarm kit and follow the instructions. I normally add 1 can of black beans and 1 can of kidney beans (I dont mind beans in chili, but vegetables arent my thing). It's phenomenal, as is.  Been my "go to" chili for 15 years

This whole "smoke your meat wad over the chili pot" idea has my mouth watering though. Looks delicious

11/07/2018 - 2:56pm Well, thats just like, your…

Well, thats just like, your opinion, man

And here is my opinion: If we win out, and win the Big Ten championship game, we will be in the CFP

Ill bet you an internet dollar that Im right

11/07/2018 - 1:47pm and maybe ND falls out and…

and maybe ND falls out and not Michigan, in that scneario

every time ND is in the running for the title, they're the turd in the punch bowl, because they arent in a conference.  I think the committee is not only cognizant of that, but it will hurt ND the week the championship games are played.  

If Michigan wins out, Michigan goes to the CFP. BK Finest'd

11/06/2018 - 9:13pm Something Ive always thought…

Something Ive always thought should be worked in somehow, and something I always thought was kind of messed up about the whole "top 25 wins" metric is that credit should be given for where teams were ranked at the time the game was played, not where the teams are ranked at the time of the computation.  I think this for 2 reasons:

First- roster status/injuries.  Say a team wins a game against a team ranked #10 on the day of the game.  As the season rolls on, perhaps that team suffers injury attrition to one or several key players and falls out of the top 25 by week 9.  At the time of the win, it was a quality win in the eyes of (most) everyone, it wasn't a win against the injury depleted roster missing the marquee players.  

Second:  Rankings have an impact on player mentalities (at least on some level).  Whether that gets lower ranked teams hyped up or psyched out depends on a number of variables, but it DOES have an impact.  

Now, it could be incredibly hard for laypeople to keep track of what team was ranked where during indivudual weeks, but not so much for computers.  I suppose an argument could be made that it could also go the other direction, where a team wins early in the season aganst a team ranked 14th, and that team eventually rises higher in the polls.  At the end of the day, I thin if we're going to use complicated formulas as part of the winnowing process, those formulas might as well be as accurate as possible, and give credit for wins/losses as they happen, and not how they look a month or two down the road.

OTOH, its entirely possible that Im crazy

11/06/2018 - 9:09am In really fancy cars I hear…

In really fancy cars I hear you can get an ooption where the closed captioning will come through as braille bumps on your seat. All you need to do is learn to read with your ass

11/05/2018 - 4:37pm Im probably wrong, but I…

Im probably wrong, but I think 12-0 ND eliminates the chance of the SEC getting two teams in.  

Granted, I have long thought that ND should have lost it's "special" (in the eyes of the "powers that be") status long ago.  When all of the realignment was going on they should have been issued an ultimatum: join a conference or be left out of CFP consideration.  

Even though they are not in a conference, if they get (stay) in the top 4, then it puts more of a premium on winning your conference championship.  I cant imagine any scenario where the CFP committee essentially tells 3/5 of the power 5 conferences that their champion isnt as worthy as a second place finisher. At least not if they want to retain any semblance of impartiality.  

11/03/2018 - 11:28am I went in for the sales…

I went in for the sales pitch and bailed for $6 an hour under the table landscaping gig.  I was already thinking things seemed a bit "too good to be true" and then we hit the end of the meeting.  There were about 25 prospects in the room, and they said they were going to call each of us in the managers office to tell us if we were "selected" or not, and only 4-5 of us would be.

Of course I was selected. Im sure everyone was. But it was that bit of shady that really threw off the spidey sensors and I decided I was better off going with something concrete, like a guarantee of 7-4 for $6 an hour. 

11/02/2018 - 5:05pm Charlie Jones was phenomenal…

Charlie Jones was phenomenal. Loved his voice. Other than Keith Jackson, I dont think there was an announcer I liked more.  

11/02/2018 - 3:06pm Go to your cousins game. If…

Go to your cousins game. If it were a 2.5 hour travel, Id say skip it, but they'll be in your backyard. And you're there to talk to your family in the stands, not so much for the Cousin on the field.  If they've been good to you since you made contact, its the right thing to do.

 

10/30/2018 - 4:28pm so, lets pretend we're in a…

so, lets pretend we're in a hypothetical land where the Browns arent going to hire an NFL coach (i.e DeFillipo, Toub, Carmichael, Schwartz).  

Lets also pretend Lincoln Riley and Matt Campbell are interested.  Who would you rather out of those two?

 

10/30/2018 - 3:42pm NO

NO

10/30/2018 - 3:40pm Ay Ziggy Zoomba

I was there…

Ay Ziggy Zoomba

I was there in the late 90's and some folks I knew were still around when Urban was on campus. From what they've told me in their interactions with him at the FieldHouse he has always been (and likely always will be, if his hairdresser can be believed [she used to be my Wifes hairdresser as well]).

Bummer for him but I know far worse things happening to far better people

10/28/2018 - 4:47pm Yes. 8 Conferences. 10 teams…

Yes. 8 Conferences. 10 teams per conference. 9 conference games, 3 games OOC. No more conference championship games. Each Conf champ makes an 8 team playoff.

This really isnt that difficult

10/21/2018 - 11:13am In a perfect world, it would…

In a perfect world, it would go the other way and the "perfection" schmucks in the UM fanbase would take a step back and see the light.  Then they'd chill out

10/16/2018 - 11:39am In related news, Urban Meyer…

In related news, Urban Meyer's health issues are taking a turn for the worse

10/14/2018 - 11:55am IM SO EXCITED I FORGOT TO…

IM SO EXCITED I FORGOT TO PUT ON PANTS

 

10/10/2018 - 1:26pm they still ticket for that…

they still ticket for that in MI? Many states give you time to produce said proof, and/or so long as you can prove you were insured at the time of the stop when you go to court/send in your payment.  Granted there's a handful of automobile related items in MI that stifle my imagination.

10/10/2018 - 1:21pm City BBQ is the best BBQ Ive…

City BBQ is the best BBQ Ive had in Ohio

10/08/2018 - 6:49pm The Godfather? 1 or 2,…

The Godfather? 1 or 2, doesnt matter

 

10/04/2018 - 1:06pm Well look at that...demand…

Well look at that...demand for CFBgames is not inelastic.  AD's and corporate sponsors and network partners cant foist increase over increase upon increase on to fans, and continue raking in their dollars while the sheep walk through the turnstiles. Almost as if, not only are consumers intelligent enough to not blindly let their loyalties be preyed upon, but are capable of a cost benefit analysis of their own and have determined that allowing themselves to be screwed (or not)  has no real impact on their level of fandom. Shocked, I say

10/02/2018 - 6:05pm 03 Minnesota for sure.  My…

03 Minnesota for sure.  My wife graduated from OSU in the spring of '03, and we were at a wedding for one of her Sorority sisters that night (yes, a Friday wedding).  Everyone at that reception went to OSU, and they ALL knew I was a huge Michigan fan.  It wasn't until the second half that I found out there was a separate bar in the Clubhouse that had the game on a TV, so I could stop getting gleeful updates from OSU fans.  

Another "good" one I dont think was mentioned was 1999 Syracuse.  We were ranked #5 and yet somehow only a 5 point favorite.  The year prior we got the full Donovan McNabb experience, and with him on to the NFL, I was thinking we were going to blow their doors off.  I was at a bar in East Tawas, and when the final gun sounded, there were no cheers, just one great big collective sigh of relief.  Agonizing the entire way through

09/25/2018 - 10:24pm Unless Hue makes the…

Unless Hue makes the playoffs, I'm BK Finest levels if certain Hue is gone . If that happens,  the short list is John DiFilippo and maaaybe they kick the tires on Lincoln Riley to see if it'd even be feasible (which I kinda doubt). Fortunately, Baker is a helluva selling point, as is a lot of the roster, and Jimmy keeping Hue through 1-31 is helping with the itchy trigger finger reputation. 

09/23/2018 - 1:26pm re: the McMurphy rumors:  I…

re: the McMurphy rumors:  I know waaay too many people in Ohio, connected to OSU, connected in political circles, OSU donors who donate to campaigns, etc and there is a bit of truth to this. No that Urban has a plan or has even made a decision to do anything, but only insofar as Urban really does think he got the short end of the stick in all of this and is upset the school didn't stick up for him. 

Additionally, it was Dr. Drake who was pushing for the suspension to be greater than three games.  Urban seems to feel that if the University President thinks that football shouldn't run the university, then he will leave and let the President deal with the fallout (which, Urban likely assumes will be fewer wins, fewer dollars, and fewer students trying to get admitted).  Obviously thats not documented anywhere, but dovetails with what we've seen of Urban's personality.

AT the end of the day though. I have a feeling it will depend on 2 factors: First - the status of Gene Smith.  If Smith leaves, that greases the skids (somewhat) for Urban's exit. Smith is Urban's #1 fan and has a TON of juice in Columbus.  Rumor has it Drake and Smith have a tepid relationship, but its kind of almost the typical "jock/ nerd" thinng where Drake thinks the purpose of the University is to further academics, whicle Smith figures without his Athletic Department, then the nerds wouldhn't have any money for their experiemnts (obvious oversimplification is obvious).  There could be a storm brewing there.  If Smith isn't around to shield Urban from some of the criticism from higher ups (Urban just wants to coach football and be left alone) then Urban might leave as well.

The #2 pellet here is Brian Kelly at ND.  Everyone knows thats the other place Urban is reputed to want to coach. Kelly doing well last year and really well so far this year has quieted some of the cries for his head. BUT, if things go sideways there (somehow) then that might also lead Urban to jump.

tl/dr - probably nothing but there is a level of truth where the stars could align and he would leave

09/22/2018 - 1:17pm The Browns do now

 

ALL…

The Browns do now

 

ALL ABOARD THE BAKER TRAIN

 

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

09/20/2018 - 5:21pm Agreed. I was 21 when my Dad…

Agreed. I was 21 when my Dad died, and that was 19 years ago.  I still had a lot of *growing up* to do, and many times lamented the fact that I couldn't ask for his advice.  Could not imagine having to start that journey when I was 8.  

His Mother appears to have an incredible amount of emtional fortitude.  She obviously did a fantastic job raising Cesar (and his siblings as well, I imagine).  Here's hoping Cesar is able to continue his success and give her everything he has dreamed of.  It renews my failth in the universe when good things fall into place for good people

09/19/2018 - 5:16pm Hue Jackson would survive

Hue Jackson would survive

09/16/2018 - 3:02pm does The Universe have a…

does The Universe have a marmot?

09/12/2018 - 5:29pm Thank you Vassilly

Thank you Vassilly

09/12/2018 - 5:29pm (No subject)

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09/10/2018 - 12:55pm Ill buy that for a dollar

Ill buy that for a dollar

09/07/2018 - 5:16pm Out of curiosity, are you…

Out of curiosity, are you going to the Browns game Sunday? Sounds like its going to be a monsoon. I just heard on the radio they're expecting 5-7 inches of rain between midnight and 4 PM Sunday.  Ill be in Section 334

08/26/2018 - 9:22pm Cant FOIA a burner

Cant FOIA a burner

08/26/2018 - 2:41pm MEECROB

MEECROB

08/20/2018 - 4:52pm So they're going to …

So they're going to "verbally" share their findings with the board.  Im sure they're doing that because it's just too inconvenient to type up a report, and not so they can avoid any hard copies that could be FOIA'd.

 

08/14/2018 - 10:31am And then?

And then?

08/06/2018 - 11:00am when this started last week,…

when this started last week, I was discussing it with my wife (OSU alumna, coincidentally). I told her then that Urban's wife was going to quit/lose her job, and Gene Smith (who somehow survived in 2011) would probably also take some kind of golden parachute/retirement/buyout/ whatever and step down as AD, all while Urban stays on

Im sticking to my original guess

08/03/2018 - 10:53am So the latest is that "Zachs…

So the latest is that "Zachs Smith wife is a drunk too, and she called 911 like 65 times in 90 days on Zach and bitches be crazy and the Police wont even go to her house anymore because she cried wolf all the time and the pictures were't even recent and really, why is this Urbans fault"?

It's like these people are reading some kind of handbook

 

08/01/2018 - 11:48am welp, at least now it is…

welp, at least now it is public knowledge that Urban Meyer is a bad human.  No longer will any OSU fan be able to respond "you're just butthurt because we always win" when and if you mention it (I use butthurt because it's still part of the vernacuar down here, and yes, Ive lived in Ohio far too long).  

Win with character. Winning isn't everything.  Character matters.  I love you, Jim Harbaugh

06/14/2018 - 3:35pm YES. And this is my hope for…

YES. And this is my hope for him. That he doesn't worry about being "perfect" anymore and just goes out and lives life. Has fun, jokes around. Tries to win, but realizes if he doesn't, there's another shot down the road.  I think his kids have helped with this as well

06/14/2018 - 3:33pm Way long story short, when I…

Way long story short, when I lived in Columbus, my Wifes hairdresser also cut Jason Day's hair. She had NOTHING but nice things to say about him and his wife (he has a home in Dublin by Jacks Place).  

In case you might be thinking she just says nice things about clients who presumably pay (and tip) well, she also cuts Urban's hair (or at least she did at the time).  From what she told me, Urban doesnt go out for a hair cut, he made her come to him.  Supposedly, one of the Athletic Dept assistants (one of the old-timers) had to say something to Urban about being nice to "the help" because he was curt, to the point of being rude.He's a peach, apparently

06/14/2018 - 10:11am I kinda feel bad for Tiger. …

I kinda feel bad for Tiger.  He is incredibly socially awkward. He is, in fact, a nerd. A dork.  But, instead of spending all his time as a youth watching Sci-Fi and going to space camp, he was out on a golf course.  

Then, he becomes this media darling and has to put on this sheen of "swell guy" when all he wants to do is play golf (because Earl was one of the worst "stage moms" ever). I mean, he made millions from it, he could've dropped the act any time he wanted (and didnt because plies of cash are better than no coash) so, ultimately it was all his choice. But, he's not so much a dick as he is just awkward.  Not an excuse. You can try harder to not be a douchecanoe if you so choose, and apprently he hasnt made that choice. Being awkward can still lead people to (rightly) not like a person, and thats fine. But theres a difference

06/14/2018 - 10:07am Logged in to upvote. I dont…

Logged in to upvote. I dont get it. Everyone seems to love him and when I say I dont find him likable, everyone looks at me like IM taking crazy pills.  A guy I play with in a corporate outing every year is his "host" when the Tour comes to Firestone every year, and at the outing talks all day about Jordan and Michael (Greller, his caddy) and yadda yadda yadda, and I said I think he acts like a spoiled little kid out on the course and maybe its the announcers (like Nantz) and their fawning that makes me dislike the kid, but anytime you even breathe something slightly non-complimewntary about him, people act like you shot their dog.  Its a buit much, imho

Also, him getting a half hour to plan out that shot last year in the Open was incredibly unfair to Kuchar.  

05/30/2018 - 12:04pm I was told

I was told there was going to be a Big Ten Fantasy football draft? 

05/25/2018 - 4:53pm Pinkxav

Pinkxav ftw!

05/25/2018 - 4:44pm protip

do not tickle your child if the child is not wearing a diaper and has diarrhea

My son is 6 and at least once a day he does something that cracks me up. Some days he's totally infuriating, but when he does something that cracks me up I try to remind myself to file that memory away for access when he's doing something that makes me want to ship him off to Grandma's

Also, he will be 7 in July. He is 52" tall, wears a size 6 shoe and weighs 102 lbs (as of April at the doc). Hoping he can play TE in about 2029 or so

05/24/2018 - 11:07am quick question about

quick question about Steph's injury.  Is he always injured or just whe he isnt playing well? Is he injured when he's dancing on the court in front of the Rockets bench, or is his injury something that comes and goes?  It's just odd how it only seems to be a factor when things aren't going well for him, I find that kind of injury fascinating

05/23/2018 - 12:06pm I had an 86 Accord

Had an 86 Accord that I bought for $800.  Shortly after I bought it, I had an electrical issue that cost me a couple hundred bucks to sort out. After that, that car was bulletproof for 3 years.  The only quibble was that the pop up lights were stuck inthe up position. Other than that, the heat blew hot, the air blew cold, and that sucker fired right up every time I asked it to, through a couple of the coldest Cleveland winters I remember.  I ended up selling it to buy a '93 Cavalier, which was about one of the dumbest decisions I ever made. I figured the Cavalier was owned by a girl whose father was a mechanic so it'd have to be in good shape. WRONG.  There was some issue with the solenoids so sometimes when getting off the freeway the car wouldnt shift out of gear properly and it'd stall out. I HATED that car and only kept it for about 9 months

Hate to say it but: Honda - good.  GM - Bad