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ReadingRambler

  • joined Aug 21, 2008
  • last login Aug 20, 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.

A Fan Of...

  • General Penn State football, 1887-2011
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Hidden Gems: The Night I Spent With Your Mother

Lately I have noticed that multiple people have spent a rather surprising amount of comment space criticizing the authors of two recent "Hidden Gem" posts. Now this fanpost goes against a few of...

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A Popular History of Penn State Football Part 3 - The Public Enemy

PART 1, PART 2 Penn State football from 1913 to 1930 No connection to this post (well, maybe); I just love this song and Steve Young in particular. Do you remember what I said in the previous...

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A Popular History of Penn State Football Part 2 - Lusty and Vigorous Embryonic Agriculturists

PART 1 Penn State football from 1881 to 1913 The above video is from the early 1930s. By that time, college football had been played for more than half a century. This is fairly impressive...

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Hey there

Hey there, Tim Riley. This is a black and white picture of a very creepy looking and mustachioed Dan Gable helping to relax the muscles of Iowa 126 lb all-American Tim Riley. I imagine Dan...

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A Popular History of Penn State Football Part I - Scranton

PART 2 Several moons ago, a poster at Black Heart Gold Pants by the screen name of The Director posted a gorgeous fanpost series on that blog. The series was his own personal history of Iowa...

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Hoegaarden little bit

Man, that man sings good What have you got planned tonight, Diana? Would you consider lyyyyyyyying in my aaaarms? Dear heavens, that man sings good ---- puts all that special Merley emphasis on...

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WTF is this crap - death to T3Meida - what the hel?

Da hell? So I go on the series of tubes with the intentions of looking up some good Penn State highlights. Maybe some 1997 Ohio State, or maybe some 324, or maybe some 1994 Michigan. But...

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RAMBLER FORCES GEE TO RETIRE!

GAZE UPON THE NEAR COMPLETENESS OF MY TRIUMPH Behold! As those of you in the know know, I, ReadingRambler, conclusively proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that The Ohio State University, through...

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Mandatory summer BSD book thread

I'm pretty sure we've had one of these every summer on this blog, but the search feature on SBN doesn't seem to want to cooperate, so I can't prove that. Anyway, the concept is simple and I am...

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The True Scandal

One of the great threats to liberty is what James Madison, in Federalist #10, called the "faction": "a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united...

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I've Always Been Crazy, It's Kept Me From Goin' Insane

Someone asked me to do more fun off-season stuff and someone else asked me to some kind of greatest wins post. Well, I'll get to the latter eventually, but for now, this. What is the most...

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If I Could Turn Back Time! If I Could Find a Way!

Yes, I did just make a Cher reference in the title of this fanpost. But it's ok because it applies to Penn State football! It's the off-season, so something came to my brain: If I could turn back...

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What Do Football Players Do When They Have to Take A Crap?

So, like most of us, I've lovingly watched football for all of my life but never played it. Let's cut right to the chase. Think about it. You're a football player for Big Time Program State in...

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Nits

Some time ago I was talking to a very beautiful young woman. Her hair was blonde like the hay fields of south-central Pennsylvania, her eyes were rich and blue like the skies of south-central...

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A Modestly Serious Proposal to Fix Penn State Basketball

I don't really care about basketball. I think it's kind of a funny sport, and, besides, I don't like the way it's played now. All of these little guards running around, and no giant post men like...

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717(SOUF CENTRAL PA in DA HOUSE!!! ARF ARF ARF!) NEWS ALERT!!!!!!111!!!! CALLING THE 717 POSSE! BRETHREN, ARISE!

Pictured: A one-time resident of Perry County, PA. As I'm sure all of my 717 brothers and sisters know, Perry County, Pennsylvania is a disgusting and sickening hole filled with vermin,...

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Catholicism makes for weak tacklers

Remember the 2010 game at Tuscaloosa? Of course you do. What I remember most painfully was not the offense's inability to move the ball effectively enough to win, but the fact that our defense...

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A full response

The following is the response I, ReadingRambler, have written for one Kyle Dake of Cornell University: See you at nationals, you dirty prick! Your pain will soothe my soul and the souls of my...

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Tyler Ferguson needs a new name

As you know, America is suffering for a want of good male names. Tyler? Chad? Brayden? Cyler (sorry, Sandersons), I mean, come on, what is this crap? Also, a girl just walked by me as I was...

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Attention Philadelphians

The (yes, the) ReadingRambler plans on soon visiting your despicable little den of mafiosi, overrated sports movies, choke artist sports teams, corrupt politicians, jailbird citizens, foulmouth...

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The truth about Ohio

by ReadingRambler, Black Shoe Diaries Oct 9 2012, 12:43p

LOVE I love you, Grandma Utz. One day Heaven came down to south-central Pennsylvania in the form of the potato. Farmers were awestruck. Was ist das? the Mennonites asked each other. W...

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The new BSD logo

In 1783, George Washington was forced to step in and stop a conspiracy of officers who, with the perhaps admirable intention of getting deserved pay for themselves and their men, nearly threw away...

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PENN STATE HAS RELEASED ITS WRESTLING SCHEDULE AND I MUST BE ABLE TO HITCHHIKE

As the title says, I need someone to tell me how to hitchhike, now damn it now. February 3rd, 2013, Penn State at Iowa in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It’s gonna be like the biggest thing ever. Gable...

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Tangelo is having the best day ever

Ok, so first, I woke up at 12 o clock, going all Kristofferson Sunday Morning Coming Down. You know what I mean. Second, I had bacon mac and cheese and Mennonite-made lemon sponge pie for...

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I hate you

Hello, my name is ReadingRambler. I have posted here since August of 2008. In that time, I have become “friends” with a few of you cretins. Some of you have even said that I am “well-respected”...

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