Saturday, December 31, 2016

What CST thinks about Ohio State-Clemson today

                                               Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Clemson Tigers

December 31, 2016

Actual result: Vox nails it. Well, the Clemson number at least. Ohio State scores nilch. Uggh.

Ohio State 42, Clemson 20

I am obviously a homer but can't see the Buckeyes scoring less than 40 or giving up more than 20.
Ohio State 42, Clemson 34

This game has a little bit of everything. All eyes in Cleveland will be focused not on the Buckeyes, but on potential Browns QB Deshaun Watson.
Ohio State 38, Clemson 28

A slow start by JT Barrett and the Buckeyes offense could mean trouble for Ohio State's championship hopes. But with a month of preparation, I trust Urban Meyer to concoct a game plan that will send his squad to its second title game in three years.
Ohio State 34, Clemson 24

Last time the Buckeyes and JT Barrett were insulted, they destroyed Oklahoma. I'm hoping for a similar result here. Plus Urban Meyer is nearly unbeatable when he has this much time to prepare for a team.

Clemson 31, Ohio State 30

I would set the over/under on the amount of times Chris Fowler, Herbie and the sideline reporter emphatically say "Dabo Swinney" at 950. Then bet the over.
Ohio State 42, Clemson 30

I re-watched the Alabama and Oregon games from 2015 this week, so I am running on blind faith. Counting on JT to channel his inner car deal and pull it out for us.

Ohio State 30, Clemson 28

Urb finds a way.

Ohio State 42, Clemson 5

Buckeyes triumph in matchup as lopsided as the 2016 election, as long as you ignore the popular vote! Ohio State will be covered in glory in 2017, much as our new Master will when he delivers on every single one of his campaign promises, which will definitely happen!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tower City redface murals (updated)

Update on the murals.

By 12/7/16 the redface Indian fan photos have been removed from Tower City.

Whether it was this blog's small voice, or someone else in a more influential position that forced the change, we'll probably never know. Hopefully in the future they will replace them with more decent memorable fan photos, like this one.

Selby is God sign Opening Day 2016
See my original post below from 11/22/2016

While taking walking through Tower City at lunch time today, I noticed they have recently adorned the empty storefronts with new photo murals highlighting some of the history and sites of Cleveland. Very large prints of the West Side Market, Old Arcade circa 1905 and 1966, The Q during the playoffs, aerial shots of downtown etc. are displayed for everyone who walks by. I actually found myself stopping to look more closely at the details to see what’s changed, and what's still the same over the years. For what amounts to an easy change it’s really impressive, and great idea vs the plain painted black windows.

I continued on my walk then I came across this gem of Progressive Field on Opening Day 2012, flanked with of life size photos of Indians fans….in redface.

No matter where you fall on the debate of Chief Wahoo (for the record I’m all for keeping him with an appropriate redesign) it’s a little surprising and shocking that Tower City would okay the use of these pictures, when there are thousands of non-controversial Indians fan pictures to choose from. Given all the bad publicity surrounding Chief Wahoo, and fans dressed as indians during the Playoffs and World Series it was shocking to say the least when I came across the window*. 

*The redface window coincidentally replaced the seasonal calendar/toy store I frequented this time of year to grab last minute/hard to find items which were sold out in similar stores in the suburbs. So not only was I shocked at the photo, but also shocked that my favorite last minute Christmas shopping/oh shit I need a gift store closed.