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Peden Stadium is selling “beer”

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There have been rumblings for a long time that Ohio University would eventually start selling beer at its football games to average patrons and students. Earlier this month, those rumors became reality. After previously selling beer exclusively to donors in designated areas, any fans over 21 will now be able to purchase alcohol inside Peden Stadium.
But there’s a catch.
According to the first reports from The Black Sheep Online, the only beer that will be available will be Natural Ice. It will come in 16-ounce cans, and it will cost fans $12.
Why?
Apparently, an informal study was performed at parties around Athens to determine which beer was most ubiquitous and led to the happiest drunk collegians. From the article:
“We found that when there was Natural Ice available, which there normally was, students tended to gravitate toward it and stick around at the party longer,” [university spokesperson Carly] Leatherwood said. “We think we’ll observe this same phenomenon at football games this ye…

Celery’s final race is tonight

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In a town notorious for losers, Buffalo's most loveable one is retiring. After seven years of fruitless efforts against Chicken Wing, and Atomic Wing, and Bleu Cheese in the WCC Race, Celery’s long-awaited retirement date has finally arrived.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨 @BisonsCelery's official statement. Announces its retirement following 2017 season. pic.twitter.com/TbLaBEcmQs — Buffalo Bisons (@BuffaloBisons) September 2, 2016
Celery, the quiet one of the bunch, has raced more than 440 times without ever crossing the finish line first. The anthropomorphized gender-neutral vegetable has come close, but even when things are looking good, fate intervenes and keeps it from capturing that tantalizing first W.

Fan Appreciation Night, 2016:
2012 Triple-A All Star Game:
People have written that tonight’s race will be the 450th in Celery’s career, but the stats page on the Bisons’ website only accounts for official WCC wins – not losses, re-races, ties, or races sat out. On Star Wars Night, 2011,…

Old Team Tuesday: The history of soccer in Buffalo

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Old Team Tuesday is a weekly feature taking a look at former teams that have gone by the wayside. This week’s edition does not look at the history of a single team, but revisits the entire scope of upper-level soccer in Western New York as a whole.
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The relationship between Buffalo and soccer has been more unstable than a marriage to Zsa Zsa Gabor. Nine teams have set up shop here, with few finding any measure of success and most being forced to close down or move away. Now, as Americans finally seem to be falling for the beautiful game, that sentiment is echoed in Western New York, where Buffalonians finally have a team they can cozy up to.
Let’s start in 1976, near the tail end of Gabor’s sixth marriage. The Buffalo Blazers of the Canadian-based National Soccer League opened play at War Memorial Stadium. A mediocre first season didn’t disparage the team, and in 1977, the club finally made progress, going 12-3-3 to wind up third in their 10-…

To Appreciate Where We Are, We Must Understand Where We’ve Been: A Comprehensively Brief Look At The History Of Upper-Level Soccer In Buffalo

Old Team Tuesday is a weekly feature taking a look at former teams that have gone by the wayside. This week’s edition revisits the entire history of soccer in Western New York. This is the original, unedited version of the same topic that appeared on queencityblitzers.com on April 23, 2014.
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The relationship between Buffalo and soccer has been more unstable than a marriage to Zsa Zsa Gabor. Nine teams have set up shop here, with few finding any measure of success and most being forced to close down or move away. Now, as Americans finally seem to be falling for the beautiful game, that sentiment is echoed in western New York, where Buffalonians finally have a team they can cozy up to.
Our Past:
Let’s start in 1976, near the tail end of Gabor’s sixth marriage. The Buffalo Blazers of the Canadian-based National Soccer League opened play at War Memorial Stadium. A mediocre first season didn’t disparage the team, and in 1977, the club finally made …

Is Bruce Springsteen the best there ever was?

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Yes.

The word “the” is the Rodney Dangerfield of words

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Have you ever scrolled through your iPhone or iTunes music library looking for a song that begins with the words ‘the’ or ‘a’ but know you won’t find them under ‘t’ or ‘a’?



Have you ever scrolled through your Windows music library looking for a song that begins with the words ‘the’ or ‘a’ and know you won’t find them anywhere but under ‘t’ or ‘a’?


Files that begin with other seemingly insignificant words like of, if, at, on, as, or in will be alphabetized in their respective orders, as those words are not overlooked in the iTunes system.
Billy Mays interlude:

When the same words show up in the middle of a file name, iTunes takes them into account appropriately, and gives them equal weight.

For the record, iTunes treats ‘a’ and ‘an’ equally, depending on the succeeding word and whether or not it begins with a vowel sound or a consonant sound.

‘The’ is both an adverb and a definite article, two very valid and important parts of speech. ‘A’ can be either a preposition or an indefinite article.…

Velcro, Pringles, and Juice

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I wasn’t feeling particularly loquacious on this Wednesday, so to cure my writer’s block, I turned to you. I’ve decided not to limit myself to one article today. Instead, I plan to write a reply to each of the responses I receive.
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My man Joe Myers, comin’ in as clutch as his NBA 2K15 My Player.
Juice — Jose Myers (@Bigjoe25Myers) August 23, 2017 Why there is only salt on one side of a Pringle? Who invented Velcro? These are questions that need answered — Jose Myers (@Bigjoe25Myers) August 23, 2017We’re going to tackle this in three parts, in reverse order, because the hype needs to be built to the ultimate climax that only MC Shots can provide.
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In case you’ve never taken a close look at it, Velcro is an invention featuring a cluster of tiny hooks and loops designed to help fasten items to one another. Now, I knew the origin story of the technology. Some guy was walking his dog and noticed it had burrs stuck to its…

Ian Ott needs our help

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I wasn’t feeling particularly loquacious on this Wednesday, so to cure my writer’s block, I turned to you. I’ve decided not to limit myself to one article today. Instead, I plan to write a reply to each of the responses I receive.
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I will now list some really bad, but somehow still-possible names for his teams:
- Miami Dolph-Ians -Ott-Chester Americans
-No GAs will be as good as Jim and I were dot com -Chris On My List -Twerkin’ Dierkens -Bandura of Brothers
-Charl-Ott Checkers -Columbus Blue Jack-Otts -New York G-Ian-ts -Chris From A Rose
-Detroit L-Ians -Hamilt-Ian Tiger-Cats -Toronto Argon-Otts -Carol-Ian Panthers -I Wish I Was Still Working Over There -Philadelph-Ian Flyers -Ott-awa Senators -You Down With O.T.T.?
-Quit Jerkin’ My Dierken -Erie Ott-ers