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08/21/2018 - 5:15pm Kansas. Dust in the Wind…

Kansas. Dust in the Wind. Thank you, Pandora shuffle.

Current stations in the ST3 shuffle:

Iron Maiden, Urge Overkill, The Smiths, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Babymetal, R.E.M., Simon&Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Rush, and Lloyd Cole. When I hear some new music that I like, I'll be sure to let you know.

08/21/2018 - 1:18pm Dieter Haren is actually…

Dieter Haren is actually Dieter Heren, and I know this because I giggled as a 12 year old (and a 48 year old) at his name.

My brother and I used to kick field goals in the backyard. We'd take turns and the person not kicking got to rush the kicker and try to block the kick. When it was my turn to rush the kicker, I was always Dieter Heren. One of my favorite memories of childhood is celebrating my blocking a field goal attempt from my brother while yelling, "Dieter Heren! Dieter Heren!" I had an unusual childhood.

08/19/2018 - 11:38pm There are 20 Board members,…

There are 20 Board members, so a 5-3 vote would be odd.

 The point of my snark is that we keep viewing this situation from our own shoes. (The other misconception is that the Board has to answer to the voters. They don’t. The Governor appoints them.) 

It’s quite possible that the Trustees actually take their roles seriously (unlike at say, MSU) and Meyer will be shown the door. I’m not holding my breath, but I’m not ruling it out either. Time will tell.

08/19/2018 - 1:09am McDOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

McDOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

08/19/2018 - 1:05am The simple fact that people…

The simple fact that people are debating whether or not the President should resign if the Board steps in shows this is not an ordinary staffing decision. Normally, it would be the Athletic Director who hires and fires coaches. I don’t understand why this decision is so important that it rises above the AD level, but is not important enough to involve the BoT. Presidents are not dictators of Universities. They are hired by the Trustees and have to answer to them. If you stick the University with a $38M bill, you better have the backing of the Board. 

08/19/2018 - 12:55am The OSU Board is appointed…

The OSU Board is appointed by the Governor. They are not elected. 

08/19/2018 - 12:53am What did he say that was…

What did he say that was wrong?

08/19/2018 - 12:28am OSU’s Board members are…

OSU’s Board members are appointed by the Governor, not elected by the people. The only MSU-like Board member (strong tie to athletic program) is Clark Kellogg. According to their website, the BoT IS responsible for employment of faculty and staff. I am sure they delegate that authority for routine matters, but this is a special case. Perhaps they will exercise their authoritah this time. (I don’t usually make South Park references, but I like that ‘authoritah’  line.)

08/19/2018 - 12:02am The President manages day-to…

The President manages day-to-day operations including hiring and firing. The Board is responsible for setting the tone, protecting the institution, long range planning. The President does report to the Board. It could be argued that making a $38M decision rightfully belongs under the purview of the BoT. The President may ultimately fire him, but if that puts the University on the hook for a $38M buyout, he had better alert the BoT. They have ultimate fiduciary responsibility for the institution.

08/18/2018 - 11:53pm The BoT has fiduciary…

The BoT has fiduciary responsibility for the institution. Boards will typically let Presidents deal with day-to-day management of the University, but I suspect there is a threshold amount where the Board acting as fiduciaries has to make the decision. The President would be aware of this upon taking the job.

08/18/2018 - 9:47pm It’s a potentially $38M…

It’s a potentially $38M decision. That’s why the Board needs to be involved.

08/17/2018 - 3:13pm That’s weird, because I just…

That’s weird, because I just read something exactly to that effect.

08/17/2018 - 1:56am That means there are 7 days…

That means there are 7 days until my son makes his debut in his high school marching band. The boy has been practicing 8 hours a day for 2 weeks in hot and humid conditions. He got fitted for his uniform last weekend. 

Count me in as someone who believes Friday nights should be reserved for high school football.

08/17/2018 - 1:49am I was trying to help you out…

I was trying to help you out, but that response isn’t called for.

Try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. This OP called for a little compassion.

08/16/2018 - 11:17pm What happened to you man?…

What happened to you man? Did you age 60 years overnight and suddenly become Grumpy Old Man? Chill out.

08/16/2018 - 10:56pm Although it was weirdly…

Although it was weirdly presented, there is scientific research into the benefits of fasting (or calorie reduction without malnutrition.) The idea is to starve the cancer cells so they stop growing. You want to limit the blood glucose level that feeds the cancer cells.

There’s obviously a lot more to it than that. I suggest you look into the recent scientific studies on mice, fasting and cancer.

08/16/2018 - 3:45pm This, among many other…

This, among many other reasons, is why I stopped going to ESPN.com. 

08/15/2018 - 11:39pm You do know that “petty” and…

You do know that “petty” and “pedantic” don’t mean the same thing, right?

08/15/2018 - 12:24pm I went to the ER for my…

I went to the ER for my first and second kidney stones. The first time I had to wait 3 hours because they were treating a guy who got doused with tar. He was screaming in agony. I was a grad student at UofM and M-Care paid for everything. The second time was on my company health care. The bill was $6K of which I had to pay $1K. The third stone I had, I waited to see my doctor during regular hours. That cost me a $20 copay. ER visits are damn expensive. 

Anyway, I think/hope I finally learned my lesson. I drink A LOT of water every day.

08/14/2018 - 11:15pm 2002 Citrus Bowl. Michigan…

2002 Citrus Bowl. Michigan 17, Tennessee 45. UofM was always competitive in my lifetime until that game. It foreshadowed the decade+ to come.

08/12/2018 - 7:46pm Beg to differ. SkyPanther is…

Beg to differ. SkyPanther is that dumb.

08/11/2018 - 9:07pm And Nassar’s boss traded…

And Nassar’s boss traded grades for sexts

08/11/2018 - 1:28am Hey Woody, FOAD you loser…

Hey Woody, FOAD you loser jackass piece of shit.

08/10/2018 - 3:13pm Watts game is electric, but…

Watts game is electric, but he tends to force things.

08/08/2018 - 11:03pm How does that sand taste?

How does that sand taste?

08/08/2018 - 6:42pm While reading this I kept…

While reading this I kept thinking of Sione Houma. A FB who can do something with the ball in his hands. Quick hitters, FB trap plays.

08/08/2018 - 11:45am Please extract your head…

Please extract your head from that hole in the ground.

08/08/2018 - 10:29am Fluck off

Fluck off

08/07/2018 - 11:15pm Eric Hipple. I remember him…

Eric Hipple. I remember him being forced to start a prime time game due to injury to the regular starter. He had an excellent performance and hung around with the Lions for another 9 years or so. Management hoped he could return to that first start magic. He couldn’t.

08/07/2018 - 2:42pm Speaking from personal…

Speaking from personal experience, I presume? I’m not judging. I’ve been there myself. I had this creation at the cafeteria last week called “the bean bowl.” That did a number on me. 24 pounds is only a slight exaggeration.

08/07/2018 - 12:21am Says the guy who writes, …

Says the guy who writes, “your are either illiterate...”

Dude, you are the epitome of the buckeye fan base. Or in language you can understand, “your are an idiot.” Now go fuck your sister and let the non-inbred adults continue the discussion.

08/07/2018 - 12:14am Nervous that your POS head…

Nervous that your POS head coach is going down, tarnishing every single thing you hold near and dear to your heart? That would explain you lashing out on a rival’s blog. Here’s an idea, get your own fucking house in order before commenting on someone else’s, OK sport?

P.S. Elegibilty? What a maroon.

08/06/2018 - 10:31pm They would look good on a…

They would look good on a toddler, maybe.

08/06/2018 - 10:29pm WDPanther1984 strikes again 

WDPanther1984 strikes again 

08/06/2018 - 12:25pm I have never commented on a…

I have never commented on a rival’s blog or message board. I don’t understand the desire to do so. But then again, I am not an asshole.

08/05/2018 - 3:08pm Yeah, I mean, everyone knows…

Yeah, I mean, everyone knows the proper abbreviation for California is, “Satan’s desert.”

08/04/2018 - 11:06pm OSYou still here?

OSYou still here?

08/04/2018 - 11:05pm Karma’s a bitch

Karma’s a bitch

08/04/2018 - 1:59pm The fish rots from the head…

The fish rots from the head. 3 major programs have embarrassed the conference while Delany counts his money. He should be fired.

08/04/2018 - 1:54pm Please add an executive…

Please add an executive summary to the beginning of this post. 

08/03/2018 - 3:45pm He does. It’s called bitcoin.

He does. It’s called bitcoin.

08/03/2018 - 1:31pm MGoPoints: -973418

Just…

MGoPoints: -973418

Just ignore him. It would be better for both of you and all of us if you did.

08/03/2018 - 10:32am He did not project his…

He did not project his experience as being indicative of larger trends. Your response seems to suggest that you are doing that. 

He was merely pointing out that females can batter males. In his experience, that happens more often than males battering females. 

Even if his experience is rare, it still happens. Men should not feel so ashamed of being battered that they stay silent and refuse to get help.

And then hysterical Bando chimes in misconstruing XM’s comments as victim bashing.

As a rule of thumb, whenever I see Bando and His Dudeness on one side, I’m inclined to support the other. 

08/02/2018 - 9:43pm D) All of the above 

D) All of the above 

08/02/2018 - 2:06pm Meyer, Gene Smith and Jim…

Meyer, Gene Smith and Jim Delany should all be fired. This is the third major program fuck-up under Delany’s watch. Something is wrong with the Big 10 culture. You can probably say that about other conferences, but I care about this one.

08/01/2018 - 10:49pm Yeah, I was really just…

Yeah, I was really just trying to make a joke...

08/01/2018 - 8:14pm If I’ve learned anything…

If I’ve learned anything from watching decades of TV crime dramas, it’s that a spouse doesn’t have to testify against their partner. But Mrs. Meyer might want to testify, because, you know, co-eds.

08/01/2018 - 3:19pm Except that Urban is…

Except that Urban is basically a midwestern coach outside of his Florida years, and PSU and MSU exist. The Big 10 is not looking too good right now. Three schools have basically told Baylor, “hold my beer.” Meanwhile, Delany remains in charge, quietly counting his money.

07/31/2018 - 11:00pm The offensive line was…

The offensive line was missing 2 1/2 starters in the bowl game. Bredeson and JBB didn’t start and Kugler was pulled early. But go ahead and blame only the QB if that makes you feel better.

07/30/2018 - 11:11am If you really want to write…

If you really want to write a biography about yourself, I recommend you start by writing an autobiography.