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  • joined Aug 21, 2008
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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One of my uncles coached Kyle Brady's little league team. Another uncle owned a sprint car team. Still another uncle - who is straight outta Tyler, TX - gave me the coolest Texas-themed belt buckle. Man, I have great uncles.

I hate it when emotion triumphs over mere attempts to be calm.

I wish I could yodel like Jimmie Rodgers. When I was a little kid, I would pretend to play football exactly the way Lenny Moore played it. I have no intention of ever growing a beard.

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  • General Penn State football, 1887-2011
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I made this. It may be helpful for you to sort out your rooting loyalties in college football. I base my loyalties as much on my feelings towards states as anything else.

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The greatest triumph in the history of Western civilization!

I'm not even sure how to start this piece of writing. Let me start with my intent. My intention is to talk about the greatest video ever created. In 50 seconds, it says more than I may ever say in...

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America

Things I learned in a hobo jungle were things they never taught me in a classroom, Like where to find a handout while bummin’ through Chicago in the afternoon. Hey, I’m not braggin’ nor...

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"how can someone be a varsity athlete at Iowa and not know who Gable was?"

When it comes to wrestling, I am myself a Pennsylvania guy (best high school wrestling in America, baby) through and through. One of my proudest moments as a fan of the sport came this year when my...

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Wrestling info

Questions for those of you who, unlike me, have attended PSU wrestling events at Rec Hall (or BJC for that matter): 1) How much do tickets for individual matches usually cost? On average, that...

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You have $66 and 22 PSU players to choose

Every off season I find some bit of inane fun to post on this here blog. Typically, it involves Merle Haggard, so just to get it over with, here's Merle Haggard. "But I don't want to do a show...

CHOOSE AN ALL-TIME IOWA WRESTLING LINEUP

Oh, the choices... the painful, painful choices.

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The Old Man Comes Around

All right! For all of you younguns out there, here on this here blog, we used to talk pretty frequently - or at least, even more frequently than we do now - about booze, food, beer, and such....

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IF YOU WANT IT, THIS IS HOW YOU GET IT

CALLING ALL BSD MATHEADS So a couple of weeks ago, I was rolling through Olean, New York with some people. We were listening to a weird combination of The Doors, ZZ Top, and the commendable...

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CLEVELAND

Mark Emmert is the chairman of the NCAA, and do you know what the NCAA has done for me today? Something amazing. I am so excited that I want to write this fanpost like an annoying journalist. In...

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CAEL SANDERSON IST DER SCHWINGERKOENIG

A mentor of mine has spent a great deal of time in Switzerland, and he probably has the most extensive collection of Jeremias Gotthelf works in the United States. You've probably never heard of...

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Give me your predicted wrestling All-Americans! A contest

Whoever the winner is, he or she gets some kind of prize. Whatever - I'll figure it out. 125: 1st: Nico Megaludis (Penn State) 2nd: Jesse Delgado (Illinois) 3rd: Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) 4...

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Joe Paterno may have inadvertently written a perfect country song

Imagine if WorldBFat and I hung out all of the time. With jessedot. And SubLime. Suck on that, haters. God, that would be amazing. Here are some examples of "perfect" country songs.Some folks (Tom...

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The universal language of Merle Haggard

It is a big task to get nine kids and a wife ,Jan , but I've worked all my life man .And I will continue to workSuitable for use both hands long .I drink my beer in a tavern, Gabay few workers...

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Apropos of nothing

I remember the year that Clayton Delaney died,They said for the last two weeks that he suffered and cried.He'd made a big impression on me, although I was a barefoot kid,They said he got religion...

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BSD Endorses: The Case for David Jones

That's right, friend. We're talking about Deacon Jones. We're talking about The Secretary of Defense. GTFO of here, Tom Brady. What Penn State needs for a head coach now is a man's man. What...

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BSD Endorses: The Case for Tom Bradley

I love the man we called Scrap. I love Tom Bradley, and I think that the cover 3 base defense Penn State ran, with many variations, from approximately 1967 through 2011, was one of the greatest and...

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Midlands wrestling finals OPEN THREAD! NOT JUST WRESTLING FANS, BUT ALL MISCREANTS ARE INVITED TO THIS THREAD

MORE OPEN THREAD ACTION IOWA VS. THE WORLD AT THE MIDLANDS! i SAY iOWA VS THE WORLD BECAUSE I HAVE LITERALLY NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THIS EVENT, OTHER THAN THAT IOWA IS IN IT AND SO ARE SOME OTHER...

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Dear gerrylovesnathalie - your penance will now be assigned

As many of you may or may not know, Black Shoe Diaries member gerrylovesnathalie officially and publicly announced last week his attention to cheer for the, er, excuse me, the Ohio State University...

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Thank you

A sincere thank you to all of you Penn State "fans" (note scare quotes, you vipers) who chose to actively hope for Ohio State's victory in the Big Ten championship game. I told you you were wrong,...

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KNOCKED UP

Congratulations to our dear friend Ckmneon, who informed me via email that his wife is pregnant! To quote some episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, "Wow! I've got great sperm!" While the fact...

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So how do Alabama fans think of Urban Meyer?

More specifically, do you think Nick Saban would challenge a call while up 56-7? Or go for an onside kick while up 42-7? As Alabama fans, from your own perspective, what do you think is the most...

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To WorldBFat

Picking up the pieces of my sweet shattered dream I wonder how the old folks are tonight Her name was Ann and I'll be damned if I recall her face She left me not knowing what to do Carefree...

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There is a clear connection between Ohio State, Bruno Mars, and Selena Gomez

To begin, let us start with Selena Gomez's Love You Like A Love Song. This song is unquestionably the deepest song I have ever heard, for it elaborates on every point of the subject's beauty and...

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I'm Just Sayin'

I was born in the country. And when I die, my bones will go back to those old hills of Pennsylvania. The above is a picture of Shorty Miller, professional baller. Shorty Miller was from the 717....

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I am the Indian shaman of Penn State football

In the spring or summer of 2007, I dreamt that the strong-armed Anthony Morelli was playing an exhibition in front of tens of thousands of adoring Penn State fans. Every pass was accurate, and...

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I Hung My Head

Early one mornin' With time to kill I borrowed Jeb's rifle And sat on a hill I saw a lone rider Crossin' the plain I drew a bead on him To practice my aim My brother's rifle Went off in my hand A...

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I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink

I could be holdin’ you tonight, I could quit doin’ wrong, start doin’ right. You don’t care about what I think, I think I’ll just stay here and drink. Puttin’ you down don’t...

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I've got 28000 acres of the richest land this side of the Valley Nile

Susquehanna Valley, bro. The soil. It's rich. Bro, I can put some carrot seeds down in that ground, water it a bit, and within three weeks, I've got carrots that taste like Yuengling combined with...

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Rambler News Report: Riley Cooper Apologizes For Attending Kenny Chesney Concert

(Article almost entirely stolen from CBS, heavily edited by me) Saying he was "ashamed and disgusted" with himself, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized repeatedly for attending a Kenny...

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