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Welcome back, Brooks: “The city has come alive since I left. Downtown has blown up with the newish arena entertainment district and the campus’ bar scene, which flatlined in the ’90s, is now at least somewhat-representative of a school OSU’s size. But flip on radio/TV and you’ll find out in five seconds people’s priorities haven’t changed. […] Got into the hotel room and turned on local NBC 4, and the lead story on Thursday’s night newscast was, yep, Buckeyes v. Trojans.” [SportsbyBrooks]
Given that I do all of my “photoshopping” in MS Paint, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this site regardless of rooting interest. [DatUofMPaintBlog]
Not sure I like that upsloping blue line: “Now that I’ve explored shot types at the team level, it’s time to move on to a single player. What better player to look at than the league’s MVP, LeBron James? Using the play-by-play data at BasketballValue, I will explore how James changes his style of attack as the game progresses, and whether or not he optimizes his shot selection.” [Hardwood Paroxysm]
The Cavaliers could play a regular season game in the Rowdy [Stepien Rules]
“The lesson for young athletes — specifically for Pryor — is to start emulating Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, who learned long ago not to take a stand for anything or speak up on anyone’s behalf for fear of alienating those with dissenting opinions.” [Bud Shaw/Plain Dealer]
And a quick note: We have this here site to provide us with an outlet to discuss our passion, and provide all of you with thoughts that tend do differ from others you may find elsewhere. But nothing we can say will ever provide enough escape from the reality that went down in New York city on this day eight years ago. Fortunately, none of my family nor close friends were lost in the attacks. Unfortunately, I know that this is not that case for everyone. For all of you, I think I can safely speak for the rest of WFNY when I say that our thoughts and prayers go out to you. I know that this day will never be easy to accept, no matter how much time passes. But know that you are not alone in your grieving.