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08/13/2018 - 10:52pm Yes, the guy arrested just…

Yes, the guy arrested just outside of Columbus never made it to his employer or Urban Meyer. JFC how stupid does he think everyone else is?

Far be it from me to defend Zach Smith, but he sees more OSU fans everyday than all of us put together, so...

08/13/2018 - 2:33pm If Zach Smith was in fact a…

If Zach Smith was in fact a stand-up guy he'd have passed the 'stand on one leg' DUI test.

08/13/2018 - 2:31pm Zone 6 refers to the fact…

Zone 6 refers to the fact that Zach Smith was such a bad WR coach that even with the defense putting 8 in the box it still felt like his wideouts were facing 6 defensive backs in zone coverage.

08/11/2018 - 4:53pm I mean, it clearly beggars…

I mean, it clearly beggars belief that people connected to this case might be hesitant to come forward because they fear retribution and/or harassment from rabid Ohio State fans.

08/09/2018 - 7:35pm Yeah... guessing that dude…

Yeah... guessing that dude is a "football *journalist*" in the same way that Milli Vanilli were "recording *artists*"

08/06/2018 - 8:46pm A walk through the river of…

A walk through the river of their souls would scarcely wet my feet

08/04/2018 - 9:54pm If I had to guess:

A…

If I had to guess:

A further investigation finds out that not only did Meyer knew about Zach Smith, he also deliberately covered up evidence that would've prevented 9/11 had it come to light.  Most people outside of Ohio raises hell,  11W commenters say that the blame should lie with the actual terrorists, and what was Meyer supposed to do?  Casually racist remark about all the Arabs in Dearborn, *Michigan* gets +35 upvotes.  Ramzy writes a meandering article about Urban titled "The Man Who Knew Too Much" that ultimately concludes that while Urban acted wrongly, could any of us have honestly done better?

OSU reacts by issuing a deferred suspension of Meyer for the first three games, but credits 'administrative leave' towards the game time, so he's free to appear on the sidelines.  Meyer gets fired anyways before the last game of the season when he cold-cocks a prominent OSU donor with whom Shelley had been having an affair in revenge for all the U-Fla co-eds Urban had schtupped.

OSU then announces Bill Belichik as their next head coach.

08/04/2018 - 4:15pm Ah, my bad - but yeah.  I'd…

Ah, my bad - but yeah.  I'd still put money on dead Bo vs live Boren any day of the week.

08/04/2018 - 4:07pm A rare instance of a great…

A rare instance of a great artist and a great song that... yeah.

My nominee isn't really either, and not really even a cover, but I have a special hatred for Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" - I don't have a particular love for either "Sweet Home Alabama" or "Werewolves of London", but it rankles that he took not one, but TWO, perfectly acceptable classic rock songs and combined them into such mediocre dreck.

08/03/2018 - 11:09pm Eh, I'll say that - as a…

Eh, I'll say that - as a Columbus resident - the majority of OSU fans who actually went to the school are alright and there's a silent plurality of people who have the gumption to not actually give a shit about the Buckeyes.  Then again, I make a point of associating primarily with people who bathe regularly and stay off the local sex offender registry.

There's also a lot of Big Lots Buckeyes whose faces resemble genital sore and who wear Buckeye gear to church - those are the majority of Bucknuts and 11W commenters.

08/03/2018 - 5:22pm He was aware, but not fully…

He was aware, but not fully aware.

08/03/2018 - 4:18pm Said this before, but the…

Said this before, but the whole Boren family is low rent trash.  Mike Boren waited until Bo died before publicly trashing Michigan because he was too much of a fucking coward and knew that an 86-year old infirm man would've kicked his ass for being a gutless traitor. 

Fuck the Borens and their crotchspawn.

08/02/2018 - 5:23pm Oh Jay Paterno is still…

Oh Jay Paterno is still saying things?  Shit, if he advocated that I be given a beachfront villa with a Tesla convertible and Chloe Bennett and Anne Hathaway as bedside playmates, I'd take a vow of chastity and move to a Tibetan monastery to ensure that never happens.

08/02/2018 - 1:28pm I am not going to do this PC…

I am not going to do this PC victim-worship thing

Never change, junior.

08/01/2018 - 5:25pm Urban Meyer is undefeated…

Urban Meyer is undefeated against us as the head coach of Ohio State - his job would be safe even if it was him having the domestic violence issues.

08/01/2018 - 5:08pm Logged into upvote - well…

Logged into upvote - well done

07/31/2018 - 7:48pm After both our debacle at…

After both our debacle at Iowa in 2016 and then them absolutely dive-bombing Ohio State there last year, eldritch magic seems like the most logical conclusion.

07/28/2018 - 5:09pm Brian -

In a vaccuum, would…

Brian -

In a vaccuum, would you prefer Ginyard or Hughes for Ward 1?  I assume that Hughes was included as a footnote since he is nominally running but has no realistic shot over the two more well-known candidates?  Was your endorsment of Ginyard mostly on the basis of Most Probably Not Hayner Warm Body?

07/28/2018 - 2:30pm Appreciate the insight even…

Appreciate the insight even if it's a city I no longer live in, because it's still a city I will always love and care about.

I get the idea and intent behind the 'no politics' stricture and have seen why and how it devolves into shitshow threads.  Oh hell, I know I have - to my discredit - even been myself slightly guilty of being part of said shitshows at times.  And so have many of y'all.

But c'mon - this is local politics and it has a non-zero ripple effect on the town where our university is located so it's not exactly off-topic.  And since 90% of us have little idea who the people mentioned are, you'd have to look through this with some really concave lenses to view this specific post as an inflammatory proxy for inflammatory 'values wars'  (Unless you're Jack Eaton, I guess.)

07/28/2018 - 2:18pm No, this baby is gonna be a…

No, this baby is gonna be a Junior not just because he/she will be the younger sib, but who better to catch jump balls from his/her big brother Denard Robinson Cook?

07/27/2018 - 4:19pm The really sad part?  If we…

The really sad part?  If we beat MSU in football, that's going to cause more consternation amongst the BoTrustees than the whole entire Nassar scandal.

07/26/2018 - 7:39pm I posted about this last…

I posted about this last year and it's irksome to see that Nike apparently still can't get it right even after every Laker fan worth her salt pointed out loudly and often that the yellow jerseys were wrongly banana-colored.

I'll refrain from going full blast until the official new Laker jerseys debut on July 30th - I'm additionally concerned by leaks that seem to indicate that the purple jerseys have gold numbers with white trim which they've never done - the white numbers pop so much better on the purple jerseys. 

Part of the problem with the gold being lemon yellow probably stems from the material being thinner so that might artifically make the "gold" look lighter than it should be.

All that said, I do think a lot of the Laker fans are sharpening their pitchforks prematurely - if you ever watched them during the 80's their colors weren't even consistent then:  the shirts and jerseys often looked slightly mismatched, and the purple usually looked blue on TVs back then.

07/24/2018 - 3:07pm ...which makes it a bit…

...which makes it a bit surprising he stuck around as long as he did.

07/24/2018 - 3:06pm You're right but I should…

You're right but I should probably have rephrased my earlier post to clarify but imagine my surprise when I COUDLN'T EDIT MY POSTS.

*ahem*

What I meant was that even if we assume the worst about Larry Johnson, Greg Schiano, and Kevin Wilson (which I'm fine with), they're all very good at coaching the footballs so, if you leave out the potential baggage, they've at least earned their keep as coaches.  Zach Smith... hasn't.

07/24/2018 - 2:54pm Whitewashing over really…

Whitewashing over really shitty behavior is par for the course at MSU, after all.

07/24/2018 - 12:20pm Newsome seems like a good…

Newsome seems like a good guy, but he gets triggered way too easy way to much. Less talk more action.

obligatory "logged in to downvote this"

07/23/2018 - 9:51pm Even without the DV charges…

Even without the DV charges and previous incidents which are of course dealbreakingly awful, Zach Smith was widely considered to be a bad-to-mediocre WR coach even by most OSU fans.  And he basically acted the fool as well.  And while there are lots of unflattering and probably not untrue things you can say (and good heavens we have) about Urban Meyer, he's never struck me as someone who suffers fools gladly

07/16/2018 - 10:10pm I um... may or may not have…

I um... may or may not have humped my friend's living room floor that night.

07/10/2018 - 7:53pm The Laker front office…

The Laker front office probably thinks about the softness of the office toilet paper more than they think about what LaVar Ball says

07/09/2018 - 6:25pm oh, yeah - the vets this…

oh, yeah - the vets this year are absolutely 1-year stopgaps to faciliate the kids getting better by pushing them in practice.  Magic and Pelinka have said loudly and often that they're not going to try and rebuild the Lakers in one year and they're doing exactly what they said they'd be doing.  LeBron knows this and is buying in, for now.  There's no guarantee that this will result in a championship squad but you could've even said that about the Warriors getting Durant.

07/09/2018 - 2:44pm Knowledgeable Laker fans -…

Knowledgeable Laker fans - and I'll be the first to admit that this isn't necessarily a high percentage of us - have been very pleased so far with what Mo Wagner and fellow Final Four alum and Jayhawk Svi Mykhailiuk have flashed (hur hur, phrasing!) in Summer League.  One particularly clever Redditor has suggested "Dank Moritzki" as Mo's new nickname.

They're not going to be defensive stoppers, especially as rookies but they provide energy and shooting.  The thought process is that the veterans we signed will provide the defensive versatility and playmaking; if Wagner and Mykhailiuk can provide enough outside shooting that could make us a dangerous out next May.

07/02/2018 - 7:51pm That University Region Down…

That University Region Down South (TURDS)

Pros:

- Manageable cost-of-living; have a meh job and still live in a nice house in a nice hood on one income

- Traffic is minimal, especially for a city of its size of 700,000ish, hardly anything is more than a 20 minute drive away

- Surprisingly underrated food town

- Generally pleasant Midwestern populace and, as the geopopulous and cultural median of the country, has something for everyone.  Church groups, cornhole, Latvian festivals, gay pride - we got it all.

Cons:

- I d0n't think I need to Spell it oUt.

07/01/2018 - 9:08pm AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEE…

AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE  YAS SLAY KING!

MY BODY IS READY

MO WAGNER GOTTA BE HOARDING KING JAMES' DIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06/25/2018 - 7:41pm I'd agree with that - and…

I'd agree with that - and good to see another Laker fan here.  Mo's ideal niche is off the bench to catalyze the second unit; you definitely don't want him anchoring the 5 spot against starters for too long.  Forum Blue and Gold (where LFT moonlights) is also another quality Laker blog, btw.  Generally you can tell the casual Laker fans from the knowledgeable ones by their hot takes (or lack thereof) on the Ball family.

Rookies Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma were present for Wagner's workout and immediately saw him as a guy they'd love to team with, even elbowing Magic to tell him to draft Mo.  Though their infatuation might've been short-lived:

 

. @moritz_weasley is a funny guy.....ugly but funny

— Josh Hart (@joshhart) June 23, 2018
06/25/2018 - 4:58pm You can paper over his lack…

You can paper over his lack of athleticism to some extent with coaching, scheme and hoops IQ - Duncan Robinson could attest to that, though there's a... bit of a gap between the NCAA and the NBA.  FWIW, there were similar concerns about Lonzo Ball's D, but he wound up being a legitimately good/great defender by the season's end.

(It's also possible that Mo was selected with a possible Kawhi deal in the back of their mind, since the Spurs traditionally love getting sweet-shooting Europeans)

06/25/2018 - 4:38pm Also... be aware of the…

Also... be aware of the score at all times and stay away from Kardashians.

06/25/2018 - 4:08pm Ack - I fail at embedding on…

Ack - I fail at embedding on the new board - mea culpa.  Linky-link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=643&v=XD_yukjI_cQ

06/23/2018 - 4:46pm "BRANDON PETERS!!  Do not…

"BRANDON PETERS!!  Do not take me for some conjurer of trick plays!"

06/21/2018 - 11:08pm I'm actually hoping we can…

I'm actually hoping we can get PG13 this year, to pair with Randle/Zo/Kingram/Kuzma and the Kawhi next year (when I think he becomes an unrestricted free agent)  Yes, Lebron is heads and shoulders the best player in the league and if he wants to come you have to figure out how it works but I want a contending nucleus intact when he retires in 5-6 years.

06/21/2018 - 11:06pm In recent years the Lakers…

In recent years the Lakers have found Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr and Kyle Kuzma all in the late first round, and all of whom have proven to be serviceable-to-good NBA rotation players (if you disregard Clarkson's Finals appearance) - so whatever else we've done wrong, we've been pretty damn good at mining talent from the draft.  If the Laker scouts saw something in Mo they liked, there's probably some damn good reasons why.

06/18/2018 - 12:45pm I'm glad Abramovitz was able…

I'm glad Abramovitz was able to get the scholarship position in the end even though he can never be fully compensated for the loss of time and mental anguish he endured.  And (figuratively), fuck his ex.

But can we keep in mind that:

1) Men are equally crazy too, and while crazy ex-girlfriend stories often read like the above post, crazy ex-boyfriend stories often involve restraining orders and black eyes.

2) Seriously, can we not use the 'tranny' term?  It's widely considered to be a demeaning slur like f*gg*t or n*gg** and if you wanna call me a limp-wristed PC ninny for pointing that out, I'll happily own that.  Because transgender people are still human beings, so not referring to them by pejorative terms like 'tranny' is, to me, bare minimum common courtesy.

06/15/2018 - 11:10am If you want to have the MSU…

If you want to have the MSU community turn on Engler, have him coach the MSU hoops team to a series of blowout losses to Michigan and then flame out of the NCAA tournament.

06/15/2018 - 11:05am Holy fecking shitsnacks.  If…

Holy fecking shitsnacks.  If I were to write a screenplay about a cadre of buffoons running a university and doing everything they could to piss all over its reputation and incorporate.... all of MSU from this year, every script doctor in Hollywood would laugh me out of the room for being over-the-top cartoony.  It defies all sense of logic, morality and common sense that this thug was still the interim president even after he lied about bribing Rachael Denhollander to another survivor, but... common sense and me aren't exactly on speaking terms these days.

Also, while she doesn't strike me as a petty person, Denhollander is pretty damn good at (completely justified) verbal knife-twisting:

Engler is so used to focusing on money and power, bullying and manipulating, he can't conceive that I would do what I've done because it's RIGHT, not because I'm getting something from it. I truly pity him. What a sad way to live.

06/08/2018 - 10:48am It's all the more gutting…

It's all the more gutting that someone who so full of brusque vitality would take his life.  The only show of his I ever watched was the one episode he did about my some-time hometown of Cleveland and it's hard not to love a guy who could (Skyline Chili gaffe aside) appreciate it the way its residents do. 

He seemed like the kind of guy who could be friends with anyone and could get me and my tempermental opposite (in my case, a OSU/Celtic fan who loves golf and Nickelback) to bond over food. 

It's heartbreaking to think that this world was too cruel for someone who did as much as anyone to highlight its many joys - hopefully this will remind someone else with suicide ideation to get help so that they can ultimately enjoy life in a way Bourdain would've appreciated.

 

06/07/2018 - 6:47pm I do believe you misspelled …

I do believe you misspelled "Camp Washington Chili", my friend

06/07/2018 - 3:04pm Here goes!

Golf and…

Here goes!

Golf and baseball are excruciatingly boring things to watch.  I understand that there's a lot going on beneath the surface that most people don't get and their respective practitioners spend a ton of time and thought into perfecting their craft, showing determination and focus that I don't have.  You could say the same of hunting (something else I'm not into)  - I know jackshit about hunting but know that it takes a lot of dedication and careful study of nature to master.  I still have less than zero desire to watch some guy cramped in his blind for 10+ hours waiting for the quarry to present itself.

06/07/2018 - 2:59pm I think you'll find that…

I think you'll find that thinking Mitch Albom's writing to be fetid trash is a pretty damn popular (and accurate) opinion here and, well, everywhere else.

 

06/06/2018 - 9:44am If this is waaay too much…

If this is waaay too much ask I understand, but when/if you guys do final tweaking to the new site (which looks great), what do you think about changing the downvote icon from blue to scarlet (or green)?

05/30/2018 - 1:01pm Let's call a Coke a Coke...

If Dave Branding's legacy has been mitigated in recent years it's only because he managed to, after the fact and with no credit to him, only be the third-most buffoonishly villianous AD in the conference at the time.

05/29/2018 - 12:43pm I knew about Juwan Howard, as

I knew about Juwan Howard, as well as Glen Rice and Mike McGee (it helps being a lifelong Laker fan)

Neither Rice nor McGee were ever really truly comfortable fits in their respective Laker teams - Phil Jackson pretty openly preferred Rick Fox to Rice for the 3-spot because of Foxy's defense and ability to play within the triangle and Rice didn't do himself any favors when his wife openly complained about his lack of shot opportunies in a lineup with peak Shaq and Kobe.  McGee gave LA some scoring off the bench and filled in capably as a part-time starter but was also typecast as a sharpshooting reserve wing on a team that also had one Michael Cooper