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About upperarlington

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  1. upperarlington

    Game Thread: 9/4 @ Iowa - 3:30 - BTN

    glad to hear you're enjoying Dayton. My father in law was a GM parts supplier when they were booming in Moraine in the 70's. My wife's brother in law used to be the UD AD, retiring a few years ago, and we have been to a few games at UD arena. Great venue. Madison is supposed to be a great town with the lakes and friendly people. I grew up in Cleveland in the 70's and couldn't get out of that town fast enough. Both my kids are at Ole Miss now and we love that SEC atmosphere and Oxford. UA is a great Columbus suburb, high taxes, but great schools. Will be going to the Grove this fall for another game. A site to behold with the game day atmosphere, restaurants and food and cordial student body.
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    Game Thread: 9/4 @ Iowa - 3:30 - BTN

    frustrating to say the least. You know a large Marion's Pizza helps a lot of pain go away. My wife is an Oakwood 86 and UD 90 grad.
  3. upperarlington

    (2022) RB Gi'Bran Payne to INDIANA

    I graduated in '87. Sat through some lean @$$ years back then. But we always went to the games. Babe Laufenberg, Duane Gunn, AT etc. Great to see us finally on the mend.
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    IUFB Offseason Updates

    It is frustrating to see why IU attendance has been so bad. In the 80's we had great crowds. They used to give us pass-outs to go to the tailgates, but we always came back in the 3rd quarter to watch Babe Laufenberg, Ernie Jones and AT run the ball. Both my kids attend Ole Miss and SEC football is a sight to see. The grove is an awesome place to tailgate. But they do struggle at times with kids leaving at halftime. Saban at Bama gripes about full stands after halftime as well, and my kids say sitting in the sun is a ***** when its 90+ degrees in August and September. Now baseball is a whole different story. Ole Miss averages 9600 for every home game. Miss State even more and Vandy is right up there as well.
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    2022 Trevell Mullen Commits to Indiana

    Great pickup, let's make sure no one else snags him now.
  6. upperarlington

    Sept. 18th Game - TAILGATE/GET TOGETHER

    ya we always go in. I'm giving Natty's son his first taste of Old Style at the tailgate.
  7. upperarlington

    Bloomington Food Choices

    i worked at Taco Johns one semester when IU said I "should take some time off." Big Wheel was a classic. Forgot about Bandidos by College Mall for their happy hour as well. Crappy margaritas. 2 hours of a stomach ache and no buzz.
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    Bloomington Food Choices

    I was '87 grad/ Great memories here. J Arthurs was great. Suicide Express-Pizza express and Dagwoods footlongs were great. I miss stumbling into Bruce's cafe at 3 AM after the bars closed. First time this Ohio kid ever had biscuits and gravy. Ye Olde Regulator was a decent bar and dime beers at The Blue bird on Wednesday nights was always packed. Also we would hit the Peanut Barrel on Fridays for $2.50 all the beer you could pour in. Hooligans used to have $2.50 long island pitchers on thursday nights. It was in the spot where Kilroys is now. I'm surprised I even survived the 80's.
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    Bloomington Food Choices

    that was decent pizza. Did they used to be on the square in the 80's?
  10. upperarlington

    General New Coach News

    ya, it's sad as I really though he was the guy after his success at UD. I used to talk to him when he would come into the bank here in Columbus when he was at OSU with Matta.
  11. upperarlington

    TV Series Thread

    great show. Lergarski is faking it with the finger rolling you know.
  12. upperarlington

    IU Men's Golf

    its gonna be in the 50's down there. Not too shabby.
  13. upperarlington

    IUFB Offseason Updates

    great hire, his son is a monster.
  14. upperarlington

    Book Thread

    Just finished "A Lowcountry Heart" by Pat Conroy. I have always loved his books and have been a fan since The Lords of Discipline. His prose always takes me back to the beauty of the South Carolina barrier islands and the city of Charleston. This book was published after he passed away in 2016 and contains many excerpts from his blog and a heartfelt letter to his grandson with advice on being a better basketball player on and off the court. He never got to see him play high school ball.
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    (2021) WR Malachi Bennett to Indiana

    good pickup and he can put on some weight at IU.