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08/14/2018 - 10:20am Move the '73 tie to a W.

Move the '73 tie to a W.

08/13/2018 - 3:00pm Maybe he's representative of…

Maybe he's representative of the fan base because he's a douche beats women and drinks too much. 

08/13/2018 - 9:21am I wish people would stop…

I wish people would stop referring to Urban Meyer as UM.  UM stands for one thing around here.

08/10/2018 - 12:17pm I believe, that if you…

I believe, that if you consult your compass, you'll actually be in the Central Time zone (GMT minus 6 hours).


But if you're at the geographic north pole, there is no time zone so I think the default is GMT.  

08/09/2018 - 9:16am Yeah, Elm's is generally our…

Yeah, Elm's is generally our go-to in Granville.  It's good Mom n' Pop pizza but far from the greatest I've had.  I'd save that one for a quick-bite kind of meal, rather than a send-your-son-off-to-college meal.  

Not been to Paulie Gees, will have to check that one out.  

08/09/2018 - 9:13am North Market is thriving and…

North Market is thriving and as good as ever.  It closes at 7 most nights (5 on Sun/Mon) so it'll have to be an early dinner to go there.  This is best though, because it is across the street from all of the Arena District frat bro bars which are absolutely obnoxious.  

If you're willing to brave the crowds and parking situation, the Arena District/Short North area has the highest concentration of good restaurants.  

That's right, I'm 35 and sound like a bitter old man.  Get off my lawn!

08/09/2018 - 6:11am Oh, if you're looking for…

Oh, if you're looking for steak, look up on of Cameron Mitchell's restaurants.  He is the big name in town and has several scattered around the city. 

I think he has one at Easton with a surf 'n' turf theme.

08/09/2018 - 6:08am Lindeys may the best…

Lindeys may the best restaurant in town, but the rest of German Village is no slouch.  Sycamore and Barcelona both feature excellent menus and Schmidt's and Thurman Cafe make for great dining experiences.

There are several Denison alums in my family.  Granville is, of course, a charming town with a couple of okay places to eat.  There is a lot of money there, so I'm always surprised there arent more good dining options.

Nothing worthwhile in Newark and you couldn't pay me enough to go to Easton on a weekend.

07/13/2018 - 4:16pm The dearth of WRs makes me…

The dearth of WRs makes me lament the burning of Collins' redshirt.  

07/11/2018 - 3:22pm Woodson's Rose Bowl…

Woodson's Rose Bowl interception to win the National Championship?

06/12/2018 - 10:23am Obviously these types of…

Obviously these types of things are frowned upon and explicitly prohibited in NPDES permits, but 300K gallons isn't so bad.  Discharges like this are typically measured in millions.  

I'm not advocating that someone go muck around in it, but its not that unusual.  Here's a map of  Great Lakes communities whose sewers are designed to discharge like this when it rains. Granted, that is typically to a water body, not a prairie.   


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06/02/2018 - 6:22am It is absolutely possible to

It is absolutely possible to rap off-key relative to the backup music and it sounds terrible. Ergo, rappers are singers. And, as with any genre, some are better than others at staying on-pitch.

05/25/2018 - 2:32pm New dad here.  My little girl

New dad here.  My little girl was born Jan 22, we just passed the four month mark and she's amazing.  I'll share the best advice I got for being a new parent.  


After coming home, try to get out of the house with your baby within a week.  It doesn't have to be big... a trip to the grocery store, a snack at a coffee shop, a visit to a friend's house, a drink at the (relatively quiet) bar.   If you prove to yourself early on that you can go out with your baby, it won't be such a daunting task when you have to.  

05/17/2018 - 3:25pm Puerto Rico could use your

Puerto Rico could use your tourist dollars.  

05/07/2018 - 11:27am I'm a swimming official, so I

I'm a swimming official, so I can't really speak to the headaches that come with dealing with whiny athletes, overbearing parents, or obnoxious fans.  But I don't make enough money officiating for earnings to be the major motivation for doing it.  Working on average 3 nights a week for the 3 month season, I only net ~$1,500 after taxes.  Maybe that's a big enough number for you, but when you consider all of the time, effort, and expenses I put into it, the hourly rate is pretty low.  

I recommend refereeing if you love the sport, want to contribute to its growth, and, to an extent, be involved in the community.  For me, its a more a hobby than a source of income.  

05/03/2018 - 6:12am Michigan and Wisconsin didn't

Michigan and Wisconsin didn't play from 2011-2015, a period in which Wisconsin played in 3 B1G title games and won it twice. Michigan always plays Wisconsin when they're good because Wisconsin is always good. There are two real atrocities here: 1) Michigan went 5 years without playing Wisconsin, and 2) Michigan has not not been nearly as good Wisconsin.

04/28/2018 - 7:45am Watched fascinating

Watched a fascinating documentary about urbanized racoon populations in Toronto. Those guys are very mobile and cover a huge range, but are typically territorial. If you remove the raccoon from its territory, adjacent raccoons will soon realize it and move in. You'll be calling the trappers for one raccoon after another.

Plus, as mentioned above, wildlife is part and parcel of living near the woods. Enjoy them.

04/12/2018 - 5:32am I came here to warn him off

I came here to warn him off the Mystery Spot for this trip. Since I know he'll be back (because the UP is amazing), OP should wait until tthe kid can enjoy it.

04/12/2018 - 5:17am My family owns land a little

My family owns land a little further up Stonington. Day trips to the lighthouse were always a favorite, but it lost a little something when we couldn't get ice cream at the park any more.

04/12/2018 - 5:17am My family owns land a little

My family owns land a little further up Stonington. Day trips to the lighthouse were always a favorite, but it lost a little something when we couldn't get ice cream at the park any more.

04/06/2018 - 3:49pm Brain's #2 set-up line is

Brain's #2 set-up line is literally "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?"  So in this situation, I think the typo fits.  

04/06/2018 - 11:26am Pretty pumped about this. 

Pretty pumped about this.  Does anyone know if they will release a non-streaming version?  I'd love to get some DVDs for my technologically averse father.  

04/05/2018 - 1:22pm I grew up playing in that

I grew up playing in that "small conference" against Northmont.  I guess I always thought it was in Englewood, not Clayton.  

04/05/2018 - 7:48am A beautiful lawyer word, if

A beautiful lawyer word, if I've ever heard one:

Contumelious- scornful or insulting; insolent

03/27/2018 - 11:33am Is your use of the phrase

Is your use of the phrase "big payoff" ironic or naive?

03/21/2018 - 7:06am Hey, where da white women at?

Hey, where da white women at?

03/19/2018 - 11:28am Go Scots!

Go Scots!



College of Wooster Class of '06

03/16/2018 - 8:22am I have the March Madness Live

I have the March Madness Live app, which has been great in years past. But this year, the damn thing makes my Roku crash every time I open it. So not only am I groggy and sleep deprived (I have an 8 week old baby), but I didn't even get to watch th. game!

03/08/2018 - 10:27am Well dammit, I wanted to go

Well dammit, I wanted to go to the game.  But now this whole "we're playing our best hockey of the year, but its probably still not good enough" evaluation is really pumping the brakes on my enthusiasm.  


I'll probably still attend because, as any UM fan in Columbus, I am a glutton for punishment.  

02/17/2018 - 3:48pm Refs have completely

Refs have completely swallowed their whistles for the Spartans

02/17/2018 - 3:06pm Yowza, 49 pts in the 1st half

Yowza, 49 pts in the 1st half for the Wildcats.

I also noted Texas beat ranked Oklahoma, which is good. But, not great, as I discovered that Oklahoma is on a 5-game losing streak... yikes

02/16/2018 - 8:48pm Trogdooooooooooooooor!


Sorry, couldn't resist.

02/02/2018 - 8:06pm I've never had a bad beer

I've never had a bad beer from Alaskan Brewing Co. I recently discovered their Winter Ale, an old english style brewed with spruce tips to give a festive pine taste. Big fan.

01/19/2018 - 12:44pm It may not be especially

It may not be especially accurate, but for the sake of brevity...

Maybe you could remove 2-3 PFs from the losing team's total, to try to account for end-of-game fouling.  I would not do this on blow-outs (>15 pts?) or tight games (< 3 pts?), as late-game fouling may not occur in those instances.  

01/16/2018 - 10:13pm Not even a joke... A panini

Not even a joke... A panini press!

Grilled cheese sandwiches have taken on a new life in this house!

01/13/2018 - 3:46pm Bridges = Scott Frost.

Bridges = Scott Frost.

UM really needs to work on toughness.

01/13/2018 - 2:27pm You're welcome, everyone. I

I'll use this double post as an opportunity to say how nice it was to watch a game with a subdued TV Ted.

01/13/2018 - 2:26pm You're welcome, everyone. I

You're welcome, everyone. I decided to turn it on with 8 minutes left and a one point lead. UM immediately went on a long run. Glad I could help.

01/10/2018 - 10:26pm Its pronounced 'Dart-ay'

Its pronounced 'Dart-ay'

Quit tryin' to church it up, Dart!

01/09/2018 - 9:02pm The false start should be the

The false start should be the easy one to catch. Any forward motion is a false start.

The offside, however, is the one that is all about position in relation to the ball.

01/09/2018 - 8:58pm If you touch the ball you

If you touch the ball you can't rough the kicker.

01/08/2018 - 1:57pm I thought someone made a

I thought someone made a thread defending the Brown's 0-16 season.  Probably would've been a better read than this.  

01/05/2018 - 4:28pm Overwhelmed Florida because

Overwhelmed Florida because they were terrible. They fired their coach mid-season. I dont think we're capable of overwhelming ND

01/02/2018 - 9:12am Come on, the B1G going 7-1 in

Come on, the B1G going 7-1 in bowls doesn't mean anything.  The B1G benefited from the same system we complained about for several years when the conference was abysmal in bowl play.

By being excluded from the CFP, all of the B1G teams got shifted down a level and drew easier competition.  Meanwhile, the SEC, having gotten two into the CFP, saw the rest of their teams all shifted up a level or two and had to play a tougher lineup.  Of course, they still went 4-2 and placed two teams in the Nat'l Title Game.   

Complain if you want ( I can't imagine anyone here is happy with it), but the CFP put the two best teams in the championship game.

12/23/2017 - 1:56pm My Grandma grew up in

My Grandma grew up in Escanaba and still has a house on the Stonington Peninsula. I get up there as often as I can. Plus, Dobber's is where I get my pasties.

The big, recent news out of Escanaba is that the last ore boat departed the harbor last summer. Sad milestone for the town.

12/14/2017 - 8:34am I know who Google does a

I know who Google does a million different things, so I could be wrong, but I don't think ISP is one of them.  We can't call up Google and have them connect a home to the internet.  If I understand correctly, unless Google gets on board with Comcast's new policies, Comcast could make it very inconvenient to use Google's website.  Where competition comes into play is whether you can choose between Comcast, Time Warner, Direct TV, etc.  I don't have a problem with that, living in a big city.  But the small town I used to live in had one option only and the population was completely at their mercy, despite their terrible, terrible customer service.  


Of course, Google is such a behemoth itself that it can probably do whatever it wants. 

12/14/2017 - 7:44am Here's an example that hits

Here's an example that hits close to home.  Let's pretend that an OSU fan rises to become CEO of your local ISP (far-fetched, I know, but bear with me).  His company can make loading MGoBlog so slow that it is basically unusable.  Or charge you for access.  Or block it altogether.  


This illustration may seem light-hearted, but removing NN basically allows the commercial powers-that-be to dictate what information you get, even moreso than they already do.  

12/05/2017 - 2:47pm There has been a lot of

There has been a lot of griping about Alabama's schedule.  You can fairly complain about the SEC's 8 game schedule, but Bama opened the season against (then-ranked) #3 Florida State.  They probably scheduled that game right around the time FSU won their National Championship and had every reason to believe that would be equivalent to OSU's game vs. Oklahoma. 

Its not their fault FSU was this year's biggest goat rodeo outside of Knoxville (though Bama probably started them down that path by knocking out Francois).

11/29/2017 - 1:16pm He sat out his year at a JUCO

He sat out his year at a JUCO

11/27/2017 - 11:45am So, your problem with Pep is

So, your problem with Pep is that his system is too complex for the youth of the 2017 team.  And you want to get rid of him now that those players are more experienced and have a year of learning the system?