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  • The End of an Era....or not?

    11/06/2012 7:52:26 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 47 replies
    Today | Me
    This has been brewing a while. It's probably not a fully formed thought, so I'll just throw that out there first and foremost and apologize. The situation, as we all know now, is grim. We have an ineffective, disliked and extremely polarizing incumbent. We have an allegedly moderate Republican from a very blue state. We have the GOP wunderkind in Ryan who is supposedly going to help flip another very blue state in Wisconsin. Yet what do we have? 4 more years of Obama. This is the end of the GOP and of national conservatism. It's time to face it,...
  • Prayer needed: My wife is in the hospital [see #55, #59, #93 and #121 for updates]

    01/11/2011 10:29:59 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 129 replies
    now | Me
    To all: My loving wife is currently in the hospital with a blood clot in her left lung. Her prognosis is good, we caught it just in the nick of time, but she is a bit down about the situation and obviously being on the hospital is never a good thing. I'm requesting prayer for my wife as she pulls through this bump in the road. She's a great wife and mother (she'd have to be to put up with me to say the least), and she could really use it.
  • Stephanie Spielman has lost her battle with cancer

    11/19/2009 5:08:45 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 41 replies · 2,076+ views
    Stefanie Spielman, 42, wife of OSU great Chris Spielman, has died. She is beloved for her courageous struggle against breast cancer. Stefanie is survived by her husband, Chris, and four children. A fund named for her -- Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research -- has raised more than $6.5 million for breast cancer research, according to the Spielman Fund Web site.
  • NOAA: U.S. Posts Third Coolest-Highest Precipitation for October on Record

    11/14/2009 6:03:06 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 12 replies · 521+ views
    www.noaa.gov ^ | November 10th, 2009 | NOAA
    The October 2009 average temperature for the contiguous United States was the third coolest on record for that month according to NOAA’s State of the Climate report issued today. Based on data going back to 1895, the monthly National Climatic Data Center analysis is part of the suite of climate services provided by NOAA. The average October temperature of 50.8 degrees F was 4.0 degrees F below the 20th Century average. Preliminary data also reveals this was the wettest October on record with average precipitation across the contiguous United States reaching 4.15 inches, 2.04 inches above the 1901-2000 average.
  • College Football - The BCS National Title Game - Live Thread

    01/03/2007 3:06:17 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 1,343 replies · 16,970+ views
    THE BCS NATIONAL TITLE GAME vs. Florida vs Ohio State (-7) The BCS National Title game is being played in Glendale, Arizona and features the BCS #1 team and Big Ten conference champion Ohio State Buckeyes vs. the BCS #2 and SEC Conference champion Florida Gators. Being that this is the National Title game as we know it, I’ll break it down by groups. Feel free to disagree if you like, but I’ll do my level best to keep it even here. Ohio State’s offensive line vs. Florida’s defensive line: This is one of 3 critical match-ups in the game....
  • Indian silver medalist in women's race at Asian Games fails gender test

    12/18/2006 1:20:19 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 18 replies · 594+ views
    SI.com ^ | 18 Dec 2006 | AP
    NEW DELHI, India (AP) -An Indian runner who won a silver medal in the women's 800 meters at the Asian Games failed a gender test and was stripped of the medal. Shanti Sounderajan, 25, took the gender test in Doha, Qatar, after placing second. The Indian Olympic Association said Monday it has been told by the Olympic Council of Asia that the 25-year-old runner was disqualified. "IOA has asked the Athletic Federation of India to return the medal as desired by the Olympic Council of Asia,'' the Indian Olympic group said. The IOA also asked its medical commission to inquire...
  • Microsoft updates Vista in latest piracy crackdown

    12/17/2006 4:40:37 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 85 replies · 954+ views
    Infoworld.com ^ | 15 December 2006 | Elizabeth Montalbano
    Microsoft updates Vista in latest piracy crackdown 'Frankenbuild' update detects tampering of Vista code that would let users work around the OS' built-in activation system Microsoft on Thursday released an update to Windows Vista that will shut down unauthorized versions of the OS that allow users to skip the product's activation system. The move comes as pirated copies of Vista are already making the rounds, mere weeks after the product was released to business customers. The update, which Microsoft has dubbed "frankenbuild," detects tampering of Windows Vista code that would allow users of the OS to work around the product's...
  • More Alabama Shenanigans

    12/17/2006 1:50:06 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 16 replies · 433+ views
    SI.com ^ | 15 December 2006 | Stewart Mandel
    I don’t mean to rag on the state of Alabama again -- but it’s just so easy. As I said the day Mike Shula was fired, the Crimson Tide’s storied program is being held back by the incompetent, old-boy network that still calls the shots there. And now, cross-state competitor UAB is being plagued by the same problem. According to Birmingham News columnist Kevin Scarbinsky, the Blazers were all set to hire their No. 1 coaching choice, LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher, on Friday. Fisher, whose previous ties to the state include stints at Samford and Auburn, is a hot...
  • College Football - Live Thread - Bowl Season

    12/14/2006 5:43:54 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 1,666 replies · 12,764+ views
    Sportsline.com Scoreboard ^ | Today but this will last until the 7th of January
    The college football bowl season is upon us. Some of these games are worth watching, others are pure and simple money grabs. That said, I do like the fact that there are bowl games for all of the conference winners. However, I do NOT understand why the 6th place Big Ten team or the 8th place SEC team has a bowl game to go too. It’s all about the money. Almost all of these games will be on ESPN or ESPN2, but I will highlight the channel that these games are on. This thread will cover all non-National Title games....
  • The Heisman Trophy Presentation - College Football's Most Coveted Award

    12/09/2006 12:22:39 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 119 replies · 1,148+ views
    It comes down to Troy Smith, Brady Quinn and Darren McFadden....
  • College Football - Awards Thread

    12/07/2006 8:02:52 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 28 replies · 284+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | Today
    2006 Award Winners Award Winner Maxwell Brady Quinn O'Brien Troy Smith Walker Darren McFadden Bilitnikoff Calvin Johnson Mackey Matt Spaeth Rimington Dan Mozes Bednarik Paul Posluszny Butkus Patrick Willis Outland Joe Thomas Thorpe Aaron Ross Lombardi LaMarr Woodley Nagurski James Laurinaitis Groza Art Carmody Ray Guy Daniel Sepulveda 2006 Award Tracker
  • Senator goes after NFL - Specter argues DirectTV's Sunday Ticket rights unfair

    12/07/2006 6:07:31 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 157 replies · 4,418+ views
    SI.com ^ | 7 DEC 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Football League's ability to negotiate exclusive sports packages is under fire from the outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., twice said he would introduce legislation in the next session aimed at eliminating the league's freedom from antitrust laws. Specter said the NFL should not use the exemption to negotiate exclusive programming packages such as DirectTV Inc.'s "Sunday Ticket," which allows viewers to watch teams outside their regional market. "As I look at what the NFL is doing today with the NFL channel with the DirectTV ... a lot of people,...
  • College Football - Championship Week and the Army-Navy Game - Live Thread

    11/30/2006 2:29:05 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 1,053 replies · 13,704+ views
    Sportsline.com Scoreboard ^ | Thursday November 30th to Sunday December 3rd
    Weekend Thirteen cleared up the BCS title picture a bit. USC won convincingly against Notre Dame while Florida failed to get the style points needed to make a run at the Trojans and Wolverines. With Arkansas losing to LSU, Florida only theoretically has a chance at the title game. The weekend was not without surprises as Texas lost for the 2nd time in a row while West Virginia eliminated itself from Big East and BCS contention by losing to South Florida. The weekend also featured some great finishes with BYU, Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee pulling games out late. This week...
  • College Football - Live Thread - Weekend Thirteen

    11/22/2006 7:09:01 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 408 replies · 4,530+ views
    Sportsline.com Scoreboard ^ | Thursday November 23rd to Saturday November 25th
    Weekend Twelve showcased what is, in my opinion, the best rivalry in college football and one of the best rivalries in all sports. Ohio State vs. Michigan seemed to actually live up to the hype, with an Ohio State victory over Michigan 42-39. The game was dampened a bit by the passing of a legend, Bo Schembechler, the day before the game. Needless to say, Bo (and Woody for that matter) would not have liked the game given the nearly 900 yards of offense and over 80 points scored. This weekend gives us several match-ups that are key to the...
  • Bowl Championship Series Rankings - 19 November 2006

    11/19/2006 1:44:06 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 299 replies · 2,331+ views
    SI.com ^ | Now | AP
    SI.com is a CNN entity and must be linked.... In short... 1) Ohio State 1.000 2) Michigan 0.922 3) USC 0.919
  • College Football - Live Thread - Week Twelve

    11/16/2006 2:36:27 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 361 replies · 3,010+ views
    Sportsline.com Scoreboard ^ | Thursday November 16th to Saturday November 18th
    Weekend Eleven threw the entire BCS mess into an even bigger mess if that is possible. No fewer than 3 one loss teams lost (Texas, Auburn, Cal) while another one (Florida) needed to block 3 kicks to win their game 17-16 against South Carolina. This week is the week that just about everyone in the national media has been waiting for. The greatest rivalry in college football renews and that game finds that Ohio State is #1 and Michigan is #2 for the first time in the 102 game history of this game. Saturday, November 18th, 2006 (ABC) at (2)...
  • Walsh, pioneer of West Coast offense, has leukemia

    11/10/2006 3:13:54 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 18 replies · 270+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | Today | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Hall of Fame football coach Bill Walsh has leukemia, according to two reports Friday. The 74-year-old coach, who led the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl victories and revolutionized the sport with his West Coast offense, told The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, Calif., and the Sports Xchange Web site that he has been battling the cancer for several years. Walsh said he feels much better after a series of transfusions in the past month, and he intends to resume a more active schedule. "I'm positive, but not evangelistic," he said. "I'm pragmatically doing everything my...
  • College Football Live Thread - Weekend Eleven

    11/09/2006 12:14:16 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 579 replies · 4,284+ views
    Sportsline.com Scoreboard ^ | November 9 to November 11th, 2006
    Weekend Ten gave us one of the more exciting games this year with West Virginia going down valiantly against Louisville 44-34. Louisville has silenced the doubters as to whether it belonged in the National Title hunt with a resounding win that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Michigan and Ohio State both won very close and competitive games against inferior opponents, which has set the national sports media abuzz about the possibilities that neither is truly the best team in the nation. Louisville is no stranger to the match up of the week as they are traveling to Piscataway,...
  • College and NFL Football Discussion Thread

    11/06/2006 7:32:13 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 104 replies · 854+ views
    Here and Now | 7 November 2006
    It's been a fun couple months for those of us who love football in all it's forms. We are at the halfway point in the NFL with the conclusion of Monday Night's game. We are at a critical point of the season in College Football where one loss can ruin an otherwise great season for someone. This is a thread for everyone who loves football to bring in their personal observations about the football season, their debates and anything else you'd like to contribute.
  • College Football Live Thread - Weekend Ten

    11/02/2006 3:06:56 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 578 replies · 3,530+ views
    Sportsline.com Scoreboard ^ | 11/2 to 11/7 of the year 2006
    Weekend Nine brought one of the “Big 3” down. USC went into Corvallis, Oregon with their BCS destiny in their hands. Had they won out, they were assured of playing for the mythical National Championship. Unfortunately for USC, the Oregon State Beavers had other ideas. After getting out to a 33-10 lead, Oregon St. survived a ferocious comeback attempt by John David Booty to hold on. The loss by USC opened the door for yet another unbeaten team to hold destiny in the palm of their hand. West Virginia takes the spotlight this weekend in the Thursday Night Showdown with...
  • Mich. St. news conference to discuss coach situation

    11/01/2006 9:15:48 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 70 replies · 682+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | Today | AP
    Michigan State has called a press conference for 1:30 ET Wednesday to discuss its football coaching situation. The Spartans started the season 3-0 under head coach John L. Smith, but have gone just 1-5 since. That slump started with a 40-37 loss to Notre Dame in which Michigan State squandered a 16-point fourth quarter lead. That was followed by a 23-20 home loss to Illinois, a team now 2-7 on the season. Blowout losses to Big Ten powers Michigan and Ohio State came next before a stunning comeback in a 41-38 win at Northwestern.
  • Question: Has anyone else gotten this message or is it just me??

    10/29/2006 3:53:53 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 78 replies · 944+ views
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  • College Football Live Thread - Weekend Nine

    10/26/2006 2:57:52 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 339 replies · 2,445+ views
    Sportsline.com Scoreboard ^ | Thursday 26th of October to Sunday 29th of October 2006
    Weekend Eight was the weekend of near-misses and close calls. Texas, Cal and Notre Dame all escaped their games with wins. Texas won on a last second field goal in Lincoln against Nebraska, while ND drove 80 yards for a winning TD pass from Brady Quinn. Cal, however, had to go to overtime to defeat a steadily improving Washington team. It was business as usual for most of the top 5, with West Virginia, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State all rolling to relatively easy wins. Unfortunately ND’s narrow win and subsequent drop in the polls prompted whining from Charlie Weis,...
  • LSU Strength Coach Arrested

    10/24/2006 11:08:23 AM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 105 replies · 969+ views
    WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge ^ | 24 October 2006
    An LSU Police investigation that already netted one arrest has now gone inside the University. WAFB 9 News has confirmed that assistant LSU strength and conditioning coach, Travelle Gaines, has been arrested for violation of sports agent laws. This is a felony in Louisiana. The charges may also violate NCAA regulations. Two weeks ago, Charles Taplin of Houston, Texas was arrested for talking to LSU football players about signing as a client for an agent Taplin was representing. Now that the University has been implicated, it's unclear at this point how this will affect the football teams status this year.
  • College Football - Live Thread - Week EIGHT

    10/19/2006 3:09:52 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 368 replies · 3,012+ views
    Sportsline.com Scoreboard ^ | Thursday, 19th October to Sunday, 22nd October
    Week Seven brought another major upset in the Big Ten and the SEC. Iowa lost to Indiana; Vanderbilt beat Georgia snapping a 53 game losing streak to ranked teams. While this season has been kind of odd in that here have not been very many major upsets, the past two weeks have provided their fair share. The Auburn – Florida game lived up to the hype and went down to the last minute with Auburn winning the game. It was not without controversy either, which is another long running story this year. This week features two games that should get...
  • Canes analyst Thomas fired for comments during brawl

    10/16/2006 5:00:27 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 85 replies · 2,470+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 16 October 2006 | AP
    MIAMI -- Former Miami player Lamar Thomas lost his TV analyst job Monday over comments he made during a sideline-clearing brawl involving the Hurricanes and Florida International. "We were disappointed in the incident that happened on the field and regret the way it was handled in the broadcast booth," Comcast Sports SouthEast general manager Mark Fuhrman said. "We do not support or condone the inappropriate comments made by color analyst Lamar Thomas and have taken the necessary steps to prevent a similar situation from ever occurring again." CSS, a regional cable network that hired Thomas before the season, also decided...
  • College Football - Live Thread - Week Seven

    10/12/2006 3:30:11 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 231 replies · 1,817+ views
    ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | Thursday October 12th to Saturday October 14th 2006
    College Football – Week Seven Week Six brought the first major upset of the year down on the plains in Auburn. Arkansas went in and physically dominated Auburn for 4 quarters en route to a shocking 27-10 victory over the Tigers. Florida followed that up by winning rather easily against LSU at the Swamp. The Buckeyes and Michigan held serve, while West Virginia had another easy game. USC was pushed again by the Huskies of Washington. This week features what was looking to be the game of the year in the SEC only last Friday night. Florida leaves the friendly...
  • Wolverines WR Manningham out vs. Penn State

    10/10/2006 2:07:10 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 27 replies · 316+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 10 October | AP
    DETROIT -- Michigan wide receiver Mario Manningham will miss the fourth-ranked Wolverines' conference game at Penn State on Saturday after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday. "We got great news as far the injury," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said during a conference call. "He'll miss this week, but we're very excited about the news we've received." Carr did not describe the injury further, and refused to discuss a timetable for Manningham's return. The Detroit News, citing sources close to the situation, reported that the Manningham's surgery was to repair a partially torn meniscus and a partial tear of the medial collateral...
  • College Football - Live Thread - Week Six

    10/04/2006 3:54:00 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 469 replies · 3,771+ views
    ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | 4 October 2006 to 7 October 2006
    Week Six – College Football Week Five was a fun week if you were a Buckeye fan. The weekend started out with Auburn getting a severe test at South Carolina in the super tough SEC. Ohio State went to Iowa and dismantled the Hawkeyes. USC was pushed by Washington State and Florida received a good push by Alabama. This week features the Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma and another great match up in the SEC when LSU visits Florida in the Swamp. As always, all rankings are from the ESPN.com Scoreboard page. The betting lines (used sorely for...
  • College Football - Live Thread - Week Five

    09/28/2006 4:04:16 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 460 replies · 3,572+ views
    ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | 28 September to 30 September 2006
    Week Five – College Football wasn’t supposed to be a weekend that gave us great games, yet it gave as many as “Separation Saturday” did. Between the instant classic that was Notre Dame vs. Michigan State(or an epic choke job if you listen to this clip, to the shocking upset of Boston College by NC State, to the near heart attack that Georgia gave it’s fans against Colorado, the weekend was absolutely spectacular. This week features one real marquee matchup. #1 Ohio State visits Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City to play #13 Iowa. This should be an excellent game. Other...
  • Already suspended, Bengals' Thurman arrested on DUI charge

    09/25/2006 3:31:06 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 22 replies · 242+ views
    Sportsline.com ^ | 25 September 2006 | AP
    CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman was arrested early Monday on a drunken driving charge. Thurman, already serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, registered 0.18 percent on a blood-alcohol test - more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent, police said. Police Capt. Dan Gerard said an officer working near a DUI checkpoint saw Thurman drive a sport utility vehicle across a double-yellow line and stopped him. Thurman was with two other Bengals players, but police declined to release their identities. Thurman was taken to the checkpoint, being operated by police and the...
  • Hokies suspend pair for game with No. 24 Ga. Tech

    09/25/2006 3:18:27 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 10 replies · 194+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | Sep. 25, 2006, 5:10 PM ET | AP
    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech defensive end Chris Ellis and split end Josh Morgan have been suspended for violating team rules and will miss the game Saturday against No. 24 Georgia Tech. Ellis and Morgan were suspended by coach Frank Beamer on Monday after both players were arrested early Sunday morning following an altercation outside of a downtown nightclub in Blacksburg, Va. Lt. Joe Davis of the Blacksburg Police Department said officers from his department responded to calls of a "large crowd forming and advised a fight was about to "break out" around 1:50 a.m. Sunday. Davis said Morgan, a...
  • College Football - Live Thread - Week Four

    09/21/2006 3:39:54 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 392 replies · 4,535+ views
    ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | Thursday September 21st to Saturday September 23rd 2006
    Week Four – College Football Week Three was dubbed “Separation Saturday” by all of the big media outlets, but, sadly, only really three of the games lived up to the billing. Oklahoma-Oregon, Tennessee-Florida and especially LSU Auburn were the exceptions to this. As has been the norm for the past few years, a few of these games were not without their controversy and blown calls. Thankfully another week of college football is upon us. The Big Ten, Big East and Big XII conference schedules begins this week, while some of the SEC heavyweights take a week from conference competition. As...
  • Knight tweaks OU over Oregon complaints

    09/21/2006 7:31:58 AM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 11 replies · 413+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 21 September 2006 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight, whose Red Raiders lost to Oklahoma on a controversial call three years ago, said he knows how fans feel about wanting a forfeit after OU's loss to Oregon on Saturday. Knight called for Oklahoma to forfeit its basketball game with Tech on Jan. 20, 2003, when the Sooners won 69-64 in overtime at Norman after two clock controversies in the final seconds of regulation. Video replay later showed the game clock started late after OU in-bounded the ball on the game-tying drive. "Maybe now those people at Oklahoma understand what I...
  • Gators suspend top pass rusher Thomas after second violation

    09/20/2006 7:22:54 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 6 replies · 135+ views
    CBSSPORTSLINE.com ^ | 20 September 2006 | AP/CBS SportsLine
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida defensive tackle Marcus Thomas was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for a second violation of the school's substance-abuse policy, leaving the fifth-ranked Gators without their top pass rusher. Coach Urban Meyer said Thomas, a senior from Jacksonville who leads the team with three sacks, will miss at least Saturday's game against Kentucky. "He is suspended," Meyer said. "The whole situation is under review. It's under evaluation, and I'll comment when it's appropriate. There's no timetable. Nothing is set in stone." Thomas spent part of Wednesday in meetings with school officials to appeal the suspension he received earlier this...
  • Pac-10 suspends officials for errors that cost Oklahoma

    09/18/2006 4:29:08 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 32 replies · 494+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | Today | AP
    NORMAN, Okla. -- The Pacific-10 Conference suspended for one game the officiating crew and the instant replay officials that worked Saturday's Oklahoma-Oregon football game after finding mistakes were made in calls near the end of the contest. Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen said Monday that a review by conference officials of video of the game revealed that both the instant replay officials and the game officials assigned by the conference made errors in the final minute and 12 seconds of the game. Oklahoma lost the game 34-33 after Oregon scored two touchdowns near the end of the game. An onside kick...
  • College Football - Live Thread - Week Three

    09/13/2006 5:43:31 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 602 replies · 4,241+ views
    ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | Thursday September 14th to Saturday September 16th 2006
    Week Three – College Football Week Two gave everyone the earliest #1 vs. #2 showdown in modern college football history. The game, however, turned out to not really live up to the hype. This week we are treated to SEVERAL big games, some of which are in conference in the SEC, and a historically significant rivalry renews in South Bend. As always, all rankings are from the ESPN.com Scoreboard page. I will also list any games of interest (FReepmail me if you want your team included and I will include them from here on out) and any other games listed...
  • Aggies' Dodge can't walk away from 9/11

    09/11/2006 6:00:05 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 10 replies · 271+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 11 September 2006 | Pat Forde
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The acrid, awful, haunting smell of charred flesh still returns sometimes, without warning. They're phantom smells, five years old, but that doesn't make them any less real to Mark Dodge. Same with the nightmares, which are less frequent now but no less jarring. "Certain nightmares will always probably be there," Dodge said. When you have been where Mark Dodge has been, seen what he has seen, smelled what he has smelled, you don't forget. When you have bagged incinerated bodies and carried them to a morgue truck, the experience lingers. When you have spent days raking...
  • Ticked off: Brown says clock rules hurt Longhorns

    09/11/2006 3:31:52 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 32 replies · 384+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 11 September 2006 | AP
    Add Texas coach Mack Brown to the list of critics of the NCAA's new football clock rules. Brown said Monday during the weekly Big 12 teleconference that the new rules, which were designed to limit the time of games, hurt the No. 8 Longhorns in Saturday's loss to No. 1 Ohio State. "They scored with six minutes left and the game was over before we had a chance to do anything," Brown said. "I really hope whoever made these changes will go back and look them over." Under the rule changes, the clock starts on a kickoff when the ball...
  • Alan Jackson - Where Were You (Live Video)

    09/10/2006 7:49:35 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 10 replies · 327+ views
    YouTube.com ^ | 9/10/2006
    Pretty self-explanatory. And a good song. NEVER FORGET!
  • NFL Opening Weekend - Thursday September 7th to Monday September 11th - Live Thread

    09/07/2006 12:02:29 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 1,376 replies · 6,780+ views
    ESPN.com NFL Scoreboard ^ | From Thursday to Sunday | NFL
    We start tonight with the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers beginning the defense of their championship at home against the Miami Dolphins. Thursday September 7, 2006 Miami 0-0 (Road: 0-0) 8:30pm ET Pittsburgh 0-0 (Home: 0-0) NBC Sunday September 10, 2006 Atlanta 0-0 (Road: 0-0) 1:00pm ET Carolina 0-0 (Home: 0-0) FOX Baltimore 0-0 (Road: 0-0) 1:00pm ET Tampa Bay 0-0 (Home: 0-0) CBS Buffalo 0-0 (Road: 0-0) 1:00pm ET New England 0-0 (Home: 0-0) CBS Cincinnati 0-0 (Road: 0-0) 1:00pm ET Kansas City 0-0 (Home: 0-0) CBS Denver 0-0 (Road: 0-0) 1:00pm ET St. Louis 0-0 (Home: 0-0) CBS...
  • College Football - Live Thread - Week Two

    09/06/2006 5:57:30 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 350 replies · 2,729+ views
    ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | From September 7th to September 9th
    Week Two – College Football Week One finally brought some much needed intensity to the summertime months for most of us. It was a relief for some (Ohio State, Notre Dame) and a crushing time for others (Colorado and Cal especially). Now that we’ve seen most every team in action, now we have something to go on other than perceptions when making picks. As always, all rankings are from the ESPN.com Scoreboard page. I will also list any games of interest (FReepmail me if you want your team included and I will include them from here on out) and any...
  • Pass that changed football turns 100

    09/04/2006 4:24:01 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 7 replies · 224+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4 September 2006 | Jeff Douglas - AP
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It was the pass that would change football forever. And no one caught it. The first recorded legal forward pass in American football history marks its 100th anniversary Tuesday. It took years for Saint Louis University football coach Eddie Cochems to get credit for calling the first pass play for a football program that was disbanded more than 50 years ago. The play would go on to lift football's grueling battle on ground to the air and create a faster and more exciting sport. And the Saint Louis player who wrapped his big hands around the...
  • DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP - PGA Tour

    09/04/2006 1:05:49 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 88 replies · 586+ views
    ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | 4 September 2006 | PGA
    Can Tiger win his 5th in a row??? On the green on the 12th hole, he is at (-14) and has a 3 shot lead on Vijay.
  • Report: Brown faces drug, weapons charges

    09/04/2006 12:49:42 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 35 replies · 356+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 4 September 2006 | AP
    Texas starting cornerback Tarell Brown was arrested early Monday on marijuana and weapon charges, the Austin American-Statesman reported on its Web site. The newspaper reported that Brown and former Longhorns teammate Aaron Harris, who played on last year's national championship team, were booked at Travis County Central Booking Facility on Monday morning. Brown was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor in Texas, and both Brown and Harris were charged with possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, the newspaper reported. Brown was released from Travis County Jail on personal bond on...
  • Ohio State bowl plans this year include milk, cereal

    08/30/2006 9:28:17 AM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 12 replies · 273+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 30 August 2006 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Buckeyes are now part of a complete breakfast. Buckeye Heroes, the newest university-licensed food, will be available in grocery stores before No. 1 Ohio State opens its season Saturday against Northern Illinois at Ohio Stadium. The box of honey-nut-flavored toasted oats features three mascots -- former Buckeyes linebackers and current NFL rookies A.J. Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, and Anthony Schlegel. "We couldn't make them 'block Os,' so we made them Os," said Rick Van Brimmer, director of trademark and licensing services at Ohio State. The cereal will cost $3.49 for a 14-ounce box at Kroger...
  • College Football Pick'em league

    08/28/2006 6:23:48 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 21 replies · 334+ views
    Yahoo.com | Today | Me
    I've created a Yahoo College Football Pick'em league. It runs very similarly to the NFL game - It uses spreads It uses confidence points Should be fun. The more the merrier too. See you there. Mike
  • College football - Week One

    08/28/2006 5:53:39 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 386 replies · 2,635+ views
    ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | For the week of August 28th to September 4th
    It's finally here!!! College football at it's best!! The scheduled games (and my picks) are below: Week One – College Football Yes the season is finally here. It’s about freakin time too. Anyway, I am in several pick’em type leagues and here is how I am going to be filling my card out. Debate, criticize or whatever, but let’s remember that it’s just a game ok? All rankings are from the ESPN.com Scoreboard page. I will also list any games of interest and any other games listed in my Public Yahoo league. GAME(s) of the WEEK Saturday, September 2nd, 2006...
  • PGA Championship - Medinah, Illinois - Live Thread and Scoreboard

    08/20/2006 1:51:19 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 14 replies · 362+ views
    ESPN.com Leaderboard ^ | 20 August 2006 | PGA
    PGA Tour Leaderboard LEADERBOARDS: PGA | LPGA | CHAMPIONS TOUR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LOCATIONS: Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL CURRENT CONDITIONS: Partly Cloudy Temp: 78F Humidity: 43% Wind: 9 mph DEF. CHAMP: Phil Mickelson - USA, 276 (4-under) START DATE: August 17, 2006 PAR: 36-36--72 YARDS: 7,561 PURSE: $6,500,000 Note: All times are local to the location of the tournament. PGA Championship In Progress $ POS START NAME SCORE THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4 TOTAL 1 T1 Tiger Woods -18 8 -4 69 68 65 - 202 2 3 Mike Weir -14 8 -2 72 67 65 - 204...
  • Microsoft: Create your own video game

    08/14/2006 4:31:28 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 11 replies · 427+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 14 August 2006 | AP
    DALLAS, Texas (AP) -- Hoping to spur interest among video game enthusiasts, creative types and students, Microsoft Corp. said it plans to offer a consumer version of the professional software tools used to create video games for its Xbox 360 console. The XNA Game Studio Express program, an offshoot of the company's more robust XNA Framework, will be available August 30 for a $99 annual subscription, the company announced Monday. The software, which requires a Windows PC to operate, will let anyone with the desire create their own video games and then share them on Microsoft's Xbox Live online game...