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    Anyone ever met any music stars?

    Hung out talking to Joe Walsh for about 60-90 minutes after his show at an outdoor amphitheater in Detroit's northern suburbs. In the late 80's, I was at U-Michigan dating a girl whose older brother was the top morning drive time DJ in Los Angeles. The older brother knew Joe, so when he came to Detroit for a show, my girlfriend and I got backstage passes. She had previously met Rick the Bass Player and they were friendly in a "kid sister of my buddy" kind of way. So we're backstage hanging out in the Green Room, and it's time to go. Rick told us the hotel they were staying at (an unremarkable 2-3 star kind of place nearby like a Hampton Inn or something) and told us to come by. Then Joe asked a bunch of us to crowd around him so he could make it to the limo without people being able to grab him. Seemed like he'd had a bad experience. So we all crowded around him, walked him to his limo, girlfriend and I walked to my car, and we drove over to the hotel. It was a suite with a kitchen area, a living room, and whatever back bedroom(s). Joe was sitting at the table in the kitchen area with his girlfriend and his "Uncle V" (Vern? hard to remember) who was Joe's legit Uncle, a professor at Michigan State. When my girlfriend and I walked in, Rick invited us over to the table, reminded Joe who my girlfriend is, and we sat down. Swear to Jebus Joe was at the head of the table and somehow I ended up at the corner of the table right next to him. So we all hung out, drank some beers, and talked for 60-90 minutes. The few things I remember from the conversation: Joe is a genuinely cool, nice, and decent human being. Genuinely worried about other people in the abstract sense and even more in the people-around-him sense Joe's girlfriend was one of the two most beautiful women I've seen in person in my 51 years on this planet. Not in a glamorous, Loni Anderson made-up kind of way, but in a genuinely beautiful gorgeous kind of way. The other is Heather Locklear, who I once saw sitting at a table with some friends in a bar I was at in Los Angeles. TV cameras just don't do Heather justice if you can believe it. At one point Rick lit a joint. This was the 80's, a different time ("just say no"). Joe looked at my girlfriend, looked at Rick, shook his head, and Rick put the joint away If the Big One hits in LA, Joe planned to fill his bathtub with water. That conversation always stayed with me, and I have one of these in my house to this day: https://www.thereadystore.com/65-gallon-bathtub-water-container-comparable-to-water-bob There are basic human dignities that people shouldn't have to pay money for. And that is why toilet paper ought to be given out for free Uncle V was incredibly smart about a lot of things, and Joe & Rick quizzed him about stuff for a good 20 minutes. At one point Joe said "We ought to do this as a radio bit with listeners calling in to ask questions. We'll call it 'Ask Uncle V.'" A year or two later when Joe came back to town they did it on one of the Detroit rock stations The story came out somehow (don't remember the context) that Joe had been in a bar somewhere, playing on the stage with Eric Clapton. Wasn't a planned show or anything, they were just there and decided to jam. The girlfriend (super-cool gal) told the story with the usual "there he was, goofing around with his buds, when I was trying to get him out the door because we were late to get somewhere" kind of vibe--like it was a normal situation and not freakin Joe Walsh jamming with freakin Eric Clapton! Joe obviously has a reputation as a partier, but he wasn't really involved with the party action going on in the living room area. I think mostly because Uncle V was there. For me, there as the hanger-on-to-the-hanger-on, it was an incredible stroke of luck to be around for that!
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    The Own3d Thread.(Keep it clean)

    If you check out the news reports (Google the name of the volcano), it's not necessarily a Darwin Award situation. 11 year old kid crossed the fence to get a closer look. Fell into quicksand. Dad then Mom tried to save him. Got stuck too. All appear to have finally succumbed from the fumes. Damn tragedy. I know I crossed fences I shouldn't have when I was 11.
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    The College Bound Athlete (share, ask, boast)

    Hey Gang, I highly recommend this resource I stumbled upon: http://usatodayhss.com/tag/recruiting-2 If you scroll down and check out the blog columns that start with "Recruiting:" there is some seriously helpful information in there...
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    The College Bound Athlete (share, ask, boast)

    Was ETA'ing while you typed that to make a similar point. I agree. (Although it kills me to do so since my daughter's a rower )
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    The College Bound Athlete (share, ask, boast)

    Bottom line is football offers 85 scholarships to men, and none to women. So an additional, equalizing 85 women's scholarships are offered to women in other--usually more "obscure"--sports. Check out http://www.scholarshipstats.com/ncaalimits.html For more details. ETA: the article covers that. But there's kind of an editorial spin there. I'm not sure I buy the premise that requiring an equal number of scholarships for men and women is a bad thing. If the football coaches want more football scholarships to dole out, fine--give football 135 scholarships and womens' sports another 50 scholarships too. I agree with the article's author: "But if you leave preconceptions aside and just look at the data, you will find that the real enemy of men's sports isn't Title IX. It's NCAA scholarship limits."
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    The College Bound Athlete (share, ask, boast)

    Fantastic thread! A couple of resources I've found helpful: Overview of scholarships by sport: http://www.scholarshipstats.com/default.htm Odds of playing in college: http://www.scholarshipstats.com/varsityodds.html What the kids should start doing. Take with a grain of salt--if I suggested this stuff to my daughter (9th grade) she's throw me out a window. http://www.scholarshipstats.com/recruiting.html
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    The Own3d Thread.(Keep it clean)

    Justice and irony both demand that the vegans be charged with animal cruelty.
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    The Own3d Thread.(Keep it clean)

    Catch that commentary right at the end? "I've knocked many a phone off the hook in the bedroom..."
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    The Own3d Thread.(Keep it clean)

    Reminds me of
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    Spider Nightmare

    ****er.
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    Spider Nightmare

    Looks a lot like a wolf spider. They live outside and sneak into our basements to eat bugs, then slip outside again. Not exactly the type of spider I'd expect to sneak into the country inside a banana. No banana guts whatsoever on him either. I vote fake. Now, with that said, and to paraphrase a line from the Game of Thrones thread, COULD PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS GOOD PLEASE STOP BUMPING THIS THREAD. That is all.
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    Season Ticket Renewals

    Sonny and Sam said: "But the conjecture that it is caused by huge numbers of fans not renewing is not supported by the facts. At least in the lower level....." I completely and 100% agree that the facts as we all understand them do not allow us to conclude that the hypothesis in question is, in fact, correct. However, I maintain that the facts also do not permit us to conclude that the hypothesis in question is, conclusively and in fact, incorrect--as was asserted above. I brought up my renewal letter only as evidence contrary to that assertion, and not as an attempt to prove the hypothesis. Genuinely appreciate your thoughtful and informative post Sonny (not sarcastic--it's very useful info).
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    Season Ticket Renewals

    WTF? FedEx speculated that the ticket office is extending their deadline to try to get back people who had dropped their tickets. Your entire post (not just the first three words) said he's wrong and here's why. But it turns out that the ticket office has indeed extended their deadline to try to get back people who had dropped their tickets. You know, like FedEx speculated. That's the guy you called "wrong." It's actually happening. That's not an "anecdotal example" it's called evidence./ As in the kind that disproves your thesis that the ticket office is not extending its deadline to season ticket holders. And nothing in your post "allowed" for that. Dress it up / **** it up however you want, but you called a guy wrong and it turns out you're wrong.
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    Season Ticket Renewals

    "That is wrong" -- wow, sounds pretty declarative. I guess you have all the answers. In truth, it's not so cut and dry as that. I have good seats and did not renew. They originally told me I had until April 1 or my seats would be lost. Now I just received a letter yesterday that I had until May 23 to keep my seats. FedEx Nosebleed might be on to something. In the meantime, if anyone wants to buy 4 seats in Sec 106 LL corner near the Redskins Tunnel for this season at face value, PM me.