PNC revelation

first_imgDear Editor,In the world of sport coaching there are two schools of thought, one holds that adversity builds character and the other which believes that it reveals it; I sit firmly in the school of the latter and find it also applicable to all aspects of life. PNC Chairperson Volda Lawrence’s statements as reported by Demerara Waves on 27th and 28th Nov bear testament to the extent to which adversity reveals the true character of a person and/or organization.Ms. Lawrence said “PPP had 28 candidates looking like you running in Georgetown and two looking like (Bharrat) Jagdeo.” While I applaud her candor in admitting her party’s need to move away from its traditional base, her language exposed Volda Lawrence and the PNC’s Aversive racism, according to which negative evaluations of racial/ethnic minorities are realized by a persistent avoidance of interaction with other racial and ethnic groups.Language such as ‘look like’ can only attract those with low self-esteem and blatant opportunists, had Ms. Lawrence stated that the PPP had fielded 28 Black candidates and 2 Indians, and she wanted to attract more Indians to the PNC, I would have applauded her common sense approach and lauded her for the realization that the AFC is dead as a vote getting ally; had Ms. Lawrence any real affinity for Guyanese of any ethnicity, she would know that we are all well able to recognize the coded language of the latent racist.Editor, even as the unpalatable described above was being digested, we were informed that Lawrence told delegates at the PNC District 4 Conference “The only friends I got is PNC so the only people I gon give wuk to is PNC and right now I looking for a doctor who can talk Spanish or Portuguese and ah want one that is PNC,” I am now sure that Minister of Health Hon. Volda Lawrence did not know her statements were going to be broadcast in any way shape or form outside of PNC Headquarters Congress Place! How else can we account for this blatant statement of intent to implement nepotism?The old PNC party card used to have immense power at the KSI for permission to purchase scarce essential food items during the last period of PNC mismanagement; it is now being touted as essential in securing a job paid for by the public purse in this new dispensation.Editor, when we add the sentiments expressed by Volda Lawrence to those of Minister of the Presidency Joe Harmon where he asserts that there will be no more ‘nice time’ for Opposition People’ Progressive Party supporters who ‘sabotage’ his Administration’s programmes; a clear pattern of aggressive racism emerges.I would call on civil society organisations to avert their gaze from the oil barrel long enough to recognise we are now in a critical phase in our nation’s history; should the statements emanating from People’s National Congress headquarters not be condemned, the actions they advocate will soon become our new reality. The Guyana Human Rights Association recently awoke from its slumber to advocate for a consumer issue in dealing with banking regulations; GHRA needs to return to its primary responsibility of protecting individuals from excesses by the state, its actors and organs.I will not end by asking for apologies from Lawrence or Harmon, for people should not be asked to apologise for who they are, they should also not be re-elected to public office now that their true character has been revealed.Name withheldlast_img read more

Bartica resident robbed, shot dead

first_imgAn investigation is ongoing regarding the death of a 24-year-old man who was found dead at 16 Miles, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) at approximately 17:30h on Monday.Reports indicate that Abrahama Mohammed Khan was in the process of transporting a large quantity of raw gold for his employer, when he was robbed of the gold and the motorcycle he was travelling on.According to a foreman attached to the mining operation that was travelling with Khan, the gunmen then shot him to his neck. However, as they began to fire gunshots in his direction, he fled the scene.A source close to the investigation told Guyana Times that the foreman was apprehended by the Police for three days following the incident.Khan leaves to mourn his wife, two-year-old son, unborn child and other family and friends.last_img read more


first_imgCongratulations to Maria McCambridge who won the national marathon title in Dublin on Monday in a personal best time of 2:35:28. The Letterkenny AC runner bettered her previous best time by just a second and her sterling performance earned her seventh place overall.Speaking after Monday’s marathon, the 37 year old said: “As soon as the Olympics weren’t on for me, I just put it behind me, and put my head down in preparation for this.“The race actually started off really slow, and I was with the leading girls up to 10K, which wasn’t the plan.“Suddenly they took off into a 5:30-pace, and I wasn’t going to do that, just stayed with my own pace, and had a great second half. “So it is very satisfying, and that’s the great thing about being a runner – there’s always another race. It’s not the Olympics but I’m delighted,” she added.Her husband, Gary Crossan, made it a real family day out as he pushed their 18-month old son, Dylan, around the course in a buggy in 3:05.It was an extremely rewarding day for the club members who travelled to the capital at the weekend for the event. The group included Barry Meehan (2:50), Padraig Friel (3:03), Ciaran Coyle (3:21), Garvan McCloskey (3:21), Seamus Morrison (3:29), Noel Lynch (3:56), Jacqueline Ireland (4:44) and Linda Sweeney (5:27). Monday’s marathon had 12,186 finishers.Well done to Gerard McGranaghan who won the Bluebird Car 5K held in aid of The Oran Nibbs Foundation held on Saturday morning in Churchill. His time was 16:55 – 25 seconds quicker than runner-up, Marcus McClintock, with Padraig Breslin taking third in 18:22. Irene McFadden took the honours in the women’s race in a time of 19:38, with her Letterkenny AC clubmates Monica McGranaghan (19:40) and Frances Judge (20:00) taking second and third respectively. The club will host the Donegal cross country championships this Sunday at Ballymaleel off the main Letterkenny to Ramelton Road. Club captains, Aidan McKenna and Niamh McDaid are hopeful of fielding strong teams in the men’s and women’s races. The action gets under way at 12 noon.There was no winner of the club’s lotto jackpot on Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 16 and 17. The only match three winner was Martin Gibbons and won himself 80 euro. This weekend’s jackpot will be 550 euro.The club extends its sympathy to the family of Stanley White, Beechwood Avenue, Letterkenny, who passed away on Friday morning at the Donegal Hospice. A highly respected individual, Stanley did so much for the youth through his involvement with Iona schoolboys, Letterkenny Rovers and Donegal Youth teams. Stanley was one of life’s true gentleman and epitomised all that was good in both life and sport. May he rest in peace. ATHLETICS NEWS: LETTERKENNY AC NOTES was last modified: October 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny AC noteslast_img read more

An 11-Home Community Built for Energy Efficiency

first_imgCompleted in July, the residential project Lopez Common Ground, on an island off the Washington coast, has been attracting attention as a low-impact development that could serve as a model for other projects aiming to combine energy efficiency, sustainability, and affordability.The relatively steep rise in real estate costs in San Juan County, which includes Lopez Island, home to the Common Ground development, was one of the driving forces in the project’s evolution. To diminish the effects of land-cost speculation on the project, ownership of the seven acres of land for the 11-home development – which features straw bale and earthen plaster construction, rainwater catchment, solar hot water, and a 33.8-kW solar power system – is retained by the developer, Lopez Community Land Trust. LCLT also has three other affordable-housing developments on the island.(One LCLT affordable-housing project was featured in a Taunton Press book, published in 2000, titled The New Cottage Home, by Jim Tolpin.)Seattle-based design and architecture firm Mithun, which has collaborated with other organizations on affordable-housing projects, provided planning and architecture services for Common Ground.As noted in a recent Jetson Green post, the total project cost including the land was $3.5 million (the LCLT headquarters building also is on the site) – less than $320,000 in acquisition and construction costs per home.Mithun tried to maximize solar exposure on the south side of each house. The straw bale walls, meanwhile, were installed on the north, west, and east sides to insulate interiors from the winds that batter the island during the cold season. Lopez Island, whose resident population is about 2,200, also gets about 25 inches of rain annually, which makes the rain catchment system an key source of water for the community’s toilets, washing machines, and garden irrigation.Each of the homes’ electric and water meters are easily visible, allowing the homeowners to gauge their progress toward maximum energy and water efficiency. We’ll have a better sense of the overall performance of the community by this time next year.last_img read more

Everyblock’s Obituary: NBC’s Failure Is An Opportunity For The Next Hyperlocal Startup

first_imgEveryblock, a hyperlocal news startup born in Chicago, IL, died unexpectedly this morning. The official cause of death was its lack of a sustainable business model. It is survived by its founder Adrian Holovaty, a dedicated team, a community of users and what remains of the hopes and dreams for the future of hyperlocal journalism. Everyblock was six years old. The Next Step For JournalismIt was supposed to be the future. At a time when local newspapers were cutting staff, shrinking page counts and even shutting their doors, Everyblock was launched. Funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation, the site had a simple premise: Pull in news articles, photos and all kinds of public data sets, geotag them all, and divvy up the content by Zip code, neighborhood or even an individual street block. Let people subscribe to that information based on where they live. What could be more useful? In 2009, the poster child for news’s allegedly hyperlocal future was acquired by MSNBC, who would presumably grow the site’s feature set, expand to new locales and figure out a way to make money off of it. Frustrated by its inability to do so, NBC News shut the doors on Everyblock today.I used Everyblock for years, mostly through my RSS reader, but occasionally through its website and iPhone app. In a city like Philadelphia, where the real estate values and crime statistics can vary wildly by the block, Everyblock was priceless. Any smart apartment hunt would necessarily include tapping open the Everyblock app to see precisely how many people get shot within a one-block radius, or three blocks, or five. Within the last 30 days or within the last year. What kind of restaurants are nearby? What are their Yelp scores? What do their inspection reports look like? Mouse turds at the pizzeria around the corner? Good to know.  Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Whatever you needed to know about the place in which you resided (or were thinking of residing), Everyblock could tell you. It was brilliant. And it arrived at a time when the legacy news outlets in each of these neighborhoods was growing less and less capable of delivering this kind of information. Struggling To Live Up To Its (Huge) PotentialWhile I always kept the RSS feeds for my block and my neighborhood in Google Reader, I never grew quite as addicted to Everyblock as it felt like I should have been. The raw statistics were always interesting to watch, but the sources of more in-depth content seemed limited. I knew for a fact that my neighborhood was being covered by any number of local blogs and news sites, but those stories weren’t popping up in my feed. Every few days I’d get an update on the latest geotagged Flickr photos from my neighborhood, but I never saw anything from Instagram, where the flood of nearby photos was much heavier. But then, there’d be a glimmer of potential. While Everyblock didn’t publish content of its own, the site did have community forums. The one for my neighborhood wasn’t ever crowded with people, but valuable threads would occasionally come up. Somebody would report a suspicious person going door to door on their street. Another post would announce an e-cycling event that weekend. Others would propose ideas to improve their community. With each of these posts, you could see the potential Everyblock had for becoming a legitimate hub of community news, data and discussion. But it never took off. Adrian Holovaty declined to answer my questions about the shutdown of Everyblock, citing a need to maintain his sanity and instead referred me to his own blog post about the matter. The news appears to have caught him off guard, just as it took Everyblock’s staff and users by surprise. Could NBC News Have Saved Everyblock? What could NBC News have done differently? I’m sure we all have our ideas. They could have tacked on more data sets, integrated more content sources or overhauled the mobile app to make it more addictive. With multiple local editors in every city, Everyblock could have grown into a powerhouse of local journalism and information that might have filled many of the gaps left by declining legacy outlets. It’s easy to suggest functionality and content improvements, but – as is always the case in this business – viable solutions for monetizing it all come less easily to one’s lips or fingertips. NBC thought they could figure it out, but evidently weren’t willing to try hard enough. Hell, they weren’t even willing to let Everyblock’s sites stay online and allow users play with them one last time. Not even a heads up. All that searchable, location-specific public data about our cities is just gone. Everyblock never managed to fill the all gaps that have been left in our community’s information ecosystems. But it had real potential. Today, those gaps are just a little bit bigger in the locales where Everyblock was operating. We can only hope that the surviving legacy news outlets and the scrappy young media startups in these cities are collectively prepared to fill them.  john paul titlow A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#everyblock#journalism 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

New Update Finally Makes Trapcode Particular Easy to Use

first_imgTrapcode Particular’s latest update adds a handy interface for fast particle creation.With the latest release of Trapcode Particular 2.5, creating stunning particle effects has never been easier or more accessible. For the better part of a decade, Trapcode Particular has been a one-stop shop for particles in Adobe After Effects. No motion graphics reel is complete without a healthy dose of swirly incandescent sparkles of color, courtesy of Particular.The latest release of the app (mysteriously, a .5 update) added one of the coolest tools yet to the package: the Effects Builder. I’ll be honest, for the longest time I couldn’t quite bring myself to create particle effects from inside the effects tab in After Effects. A tall, scrolling panel with a bajillion different twirl down presets and sliders was too much to decipher.Once you did start moving sliders and values around, you’d often just get that little off-axis fountain of pixels in the center of the screen — there was no where to just jump in. Particular was awesome, but it was awesome for dedicated mograph particle effects jockeys who knew what they wanted.Trapcode Particular 2.5Image from Trapcode ParticularEnter the 2.5 update and the Effects Builder UI, which makes Particular suddenly make sense to me. I talked with Red Giant Software’s Aharon Rabinowitz about the release and he filled me in on some details. I was curious about the similarities in UI between the new Effects Builder in Particular and the Looks Builder in Magic Bullet. Rabinowitz’s response:Magic Bullet Looks is a veritable artist’s playground. It has an intuitive user interface and instant feedback that makes color correction and finishing an enjoyable process. Even it’s most powerful features are easily accessible, and it is always fun to explore them and see how they effect your image. On the other hand, until version 2.5, Trapcode Particular was a very technical, numbers driven experience that I powered through to get to a worthwhile end result. And we knew a lot of users felt this way. We also knew that some of the most powerful features in particular were being left untouched by most users because they’re fairly complicated, and even if you understood them, they were buried in a very deep UI.So, we realized that if we really wanted to make Particular better, the solution wasn’t adding more features (which would only make it more complex), it was completely redesigning the experience of using it – with the end goal of making it an intuitive, enjoyable, and creative experience that allows users to harness all that Particular can do.Particle effects have been in After Effects for a long time, first introduced with the Particle Playground tool way back sometime in pre-history. The way particles worked was similar to how everything worked in After Effects, non-real time. You’d keyframe some parameters and hit RAM preview to see the effects.Image from Trapcode ParticularEffects Builder lets users rapidly create complex particle effects with emitters, sprites, and effectors (like gravity and wind) and see the changes in real time (or near real time, depending on complexity and system resources) in the UI. This allows for an iterative approach to building a particle system. Which, really, is something you need when creating things like rain, sparks, fire, etc.The whole point of a particle system is to see it in motion. Having to create RAM previews or render it out each time really slowed the back-and-forth discovery process of creativity.In addition to throwing an animated tool chain visual metaphor on top of all those sliders and click buttons, there are a ton of pre-built effects. Like the pre-built looks in the Look Suite, these effects work great as a jumping off point for users to customize and modify. I’d imagine anyone in the business of selling Particular template packages will want to update their collections to live within this new metaphor.Image from Trapcode ParticularThe Effects Builder is the Visual UI that drives the already awesome engine of Particular. You use a block and tool chain metaphor to construct and preview your new effect. Quite simply, you shove particles blocks in at the front, bombard them with other kinds of blocks, and out pops your own unique particle effect on the other end: an assembly line for effects.The particles and forces live as little block/control tools you can pluck off the shelf and put into the chain. I like to think of the block and tool chain UI as a halfway house for those of us used to panels, sliders, and drill down menus in AE as we make our way towards the nodes and connections in Nuke and Fusion.Block EditingThere are seven block categories and a total of sixteen kinds of blocks you can use to build an effect. Everything from “Emitter” blocks which determine how particles are, you guessed it, emitted (i.e. a point or a cloud, etc.) to blocks that determine how the final effects are rendered. Some of these blocks can be stacked multiple times in a chain, others can only be in a chain once. The blocks are intuitive. For example, you’ll use Gravity and Wind to shape how the particles fall or are blown around.Effects PresetsImage from Trapcode ParticularOne of the outstanding features of this release, along with Effects Builder, are the 175 preset effects that live right inside of it. Rather than starting from scratch, you can just grab a prebuilt effect from the Effects Pane and see how a Particular pro put one together. Think of this as your invitation to learn by breaking things. Load up an Effects Preset, see what it looks like, and start pulling pieces out. I have found this to be the fastest and most effective way to design and develop my own Particular Effects.I asked Rabinowitz why such a major UI revamp to a popular product only warrants a .5 update. He said:The Effects Builder is a new UI running the already existing set of tools, the ones that have remained out of reach for a lot of less-than-techie users. I think that if a brand new visual UI only wins a .5 update.I can’t wait to see what Particular 3.0 has in store for us.Have you checked out Trapcode Particular 2.5? What do you think of the new update? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

ARRI Unveils New Pre-Owned ALEXA Camera Program

first_imgARRI is making film and video dreams come true by making ALEXA cameras more accessible to filmmakers working on a budget.Top image via ARRI.Today ARRI announced a new program making pre-owned cameras available. The prices range from $12,000 to $17,000, but compared to their usual price point, this is pretty great.ARRI has put their “stamp of approval” on these cameras:During the certification process the ARRI service center performs a thorough check of parameters, including image sensor quality, recording functions, connectors, flange focal distance, audio system, and ARRI Lens Control System. The overhaul also includes an update to the latest Software Update Packet (SUP) of the respective model. Repairs are performed as required if any malfunctions are detected. Before the ARRI Certificate of Approval is issued, the equipment goes through the same Final Function Test as new cameras, ensuring it meets the high standards expected of it. Once all functions have been checked and approved, ARRI engineers issue an official printed certificate, which will come with every camera you buy from us.Some of the cameras on offer right now include the following:ALEXA Plus 4:3 (6) these are around $16k-17kALEXA Classic EV ~ $13.3kALEXA Plus 16:9 ~ $12.9kThere are only a few cameras available right now, but I’m sure the stock will increase over time. This program is a big step forward for indie and low-budget filmmaking. Be on the lookout for additional pre-owned cameras here.Interested in more filmmaking info and industry news? Check out these articles.Review: The Illuminati — A Hands-Free Light MeterThe New Features of DaVinci Resolve 15’s Edit PageHow to Set Up a Tethered Shoot with the Panasonic GH5Best Lenses for Gimbal Announces Massive Updates to Its Platformlast_img read more

Going to be amazing but gruelling: Jonny Bairstow on World Cup and Ashes

first_imgEngland batsman Jonny Bairstow can’t wait for the “biggest summer” of his cricket career to get underway with the World Cup this month but he also expects it to be the most gruelling as the Ashes is lined up just a few weeks later.Bairstow, who scored 445 runs from 10 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad in his debut IPL season, will be a key player for the England in the World Cup starting May 30 in the United Kingdom. The World Cup will end on July 14 and the Ashes, against arch-rivals Australia, will start August 1.”It is huge. It is the biggest summer I will ever be involved in. It is the biggest ever summer for English cricket full stop,” he told ‘The Daily Telegraph’.”A World Cup and an Ashes; it is going to be amazing. You dream of winning them. If you can’t dream about that and think what that is going to feel like then what is the point (of playing)?”At the same time you know it is going be a gruelling summer. Five Tests at the end of World Cup is going to be tough, mentally and physically,” he added.Bairstow played alongside Australia’s David Warner, who came back after serving a one-year ban for his role in the infamous ball-tampering scandal, in the IPL.Speaking of his impressions of the controversial but swashbuckling batsman from Down Under, Bairstow said, “I think that experience (ball-tampering) can only change you as a person. He was a very good team-mate, he passed on a lot of knowledge about local bowlers, game-plans, pitches, everything. He was excellent.”advertisementAll praise he might be for Warner but the Englishman said there would be no love lost when the two square off during the Ashes.”We can say hello now. We did not have a connection before, but now we’ve played together and done well together and had a good partnership it will make a difference.”We spent five weeks together having dinner and coffees. It changes things but it will still be England versus Australia,” he said.Bairstow also spoke of an interaction with England football manager Gareth Southgate, who was widely credited for the team’s run till semifinals of the FIFA World Cup last year. The batsman, however, did not elaborate on the interaction.”The biggest thing for us will be home support, playing in front of our own fans. We heard from Gareth Southgate last week. He was brilliant. A lovely guy. The football lads were so meticulous in their planning for the World Cup last year.”We were all proud as punch when they got to the semis. I am not saying it will be quite like that for us guys, but at the same time if people are sat in pubs wearing an England shirt wanting us to go through, and getting right behind us, that would be very special,” he said.Also Read | Report on drugs ban led to Alex Hales’ removal from England squad: Ashley Gileslast_img read more

10 thoughts on West Virginia

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIBOX SCOREI don’t even know where to start — not because there wasn’t anything going on but because I could pick one of about 292 places and each would be a legitimate place to use as a talking point for how or why OSU lost this game.Also, did that feel like the longest game in OSU’s history?[1. Excluding the 3 AM Tulsa game in 2011.]OK, let’s jump in…1. Mike Yurcich, JW Walsh, dropped passes by everyone, the kicking game, Jeremy Smith. All of them, on some level, deserve blame. But let’s go big picture and start here here…Oklahoma State had 19 offensive possessions. Three ended in scores.— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) September 28, 2013That is, in a word, pathetic. You aren’t going to beat Kansas by scoring three times in 19 possessions. Josh Stewart buoyed this team for most of the game, too. He had seven for 127 and a TD and 12x as many rushing yards as Jeremy Smith. If it wasn’t for him, OSU might have gotten beat by two TDs.2. Pops once told me things are never as good as you think they are and they’re never as bad as you think they are. I’d say that applies here. I had one person tell me on Twitter (and I’m pretty sure he was being completely serious) that Mike Gundy should be fired over this game. Like, not because of a history of failure but just because of this single game.This OSU team was never going 12-0 — if you thought that you were (and probably are) delusional — and at No. 11 I thought it was a little bit overrated. But it’s not as bad as it played today. It’s an above average team that played a very poor game. As a fan, sometimes that’s the most frustrating kind of team to root for.3. Speaking of Twitter…my gosh, you guys are out of your minds. People calling for Walsh’s head three possessions into the game. People wanting to pull Jeremy Smith’s scholarship. People wanting to ship Yurcich back to Shippensburg. Make rational statements about the game you’re watching.I know we all struggle to not project entire seasons and careers based on single games (and even single plays!) but let’s be better than OU fans.4. Back to the blame game. I think Yurcich and the offensive line deserve the most blame. As an offensive coordinator you have to put your guys in a position to do things they’re really good at. If JW Walsh is really good at throwing goal-line fades to Tracy Moore, I’m unaware of it.Also, if Jeremy Smith is good at running directly at the sidelines for up to eight yards and then trying to turn the ball upfield, I’m also unaware of this. I think all 15 of Smith’s carries (for one yard, by the way) were one of two plays. And Yurcich kept going to a dry well. At first it was like “hmm, this is weird” but by the 4th quarter it escalated to “WTF ARE WE DOING, THIS IS NOT A TEST ANYMORE, THIS FIRE DRILL IS NOT A TEST!”Walsh had no time to make decisions, either. The OL was a complete sieve for the majority of the game. I think we get so used to that being one of the most solid pieces of the offensive puzzle that we forget it’s not a foregone conclusion. Smith averaging 2.4 inches per carry today was all kinds of sad but his buddies up front weren’t doing much to solve that.5. And on that goal line fade to Moore, in retrospect, that was the ballgame. You have first and goal on the five and you can’t punch it in to take a four-point lead and THEN you miss a chip shot to get within one. That’s sad, people. It was also a microcosm for this game.Give West Virginia’s defense credit, they’re way, way better than last year. They’re giving up 4.0 yards per carry and held OSU to 2.8.I told Gideon on the Sports Animal this morning that West Virginia’s defense was underrated and that I thought the Cowboys would jump out in front with its own D. I didn’t, however, explain that OSU’s offense would inexplicably be more incapable of moving the ball on offense than Purdue was in the Heart of Dallas Bowl last season.6. This team feels a lot like the 2008 team but with a halfway decent defense. Good skill position players, above average running QB but there’s not that special swagger there. It’s weird, like they should be better but for some reason aren’t. The 2010 and 2011 teams knew they were going to score on you. This team looks like it kind of, sort of hopes it scores on you and if it doesn’t it gives its defense a bunch of high fives and tells them they hope they do a good job and stop the other team’s offense with much force.In a word: They’re too nice. I want to see Josh Stewart do a throat slash at the KSU sideline next weekend after a 30-yard score or just…something. Do something that makes me think you don’t care what the other team does, you’re going to score. Because it does not feel like that at all right now.7. It really felt like after OSU scored four minutes into the second half that the game had flipped. You could see it coming — a 60-yard run from Walsh, a pick-six from Shaun Lewis, a couple of field goals, Stewart with a 40-yard TD catch, but then none of it transpired. OSU failed to score in the final 19 minutes of the game.One last note on Yurcich: He called a bad game, yes but let’s not bury him one game into the conference schedule. Would I rather have Holgorsen calling plays? Sure. Would I rather have Monken calling plays? Hell yes. But I can’t listen to the rationale of wanting to can a dude 60 minutes into the real schedule. Does he have the goods? Maybe not, but let’s let him show us first.8. How much fun are football games infused with Dana Holgorsen? The Dana Effect was on full display Saturday, too. The Red Bull, the f-bombs, the flying headsets, the “I don’t care if the smart play is to run out the string right here, I’m absolutely going to try and run it up on my old squad at the end of the game” offensive playcalling.It was spectacular. Also, this happened!And this made me laugh.How wild will the #WVU coaches after party be? Holgy & Defo about to get loose!!! #hookers #redbull #vodka— Seth Newton (@sethnewton15) September 28, 20139. Not sure where OSU’s 1.1 points per drive ranks on the all-time worst list (paging OKC Dave) but this drive chart is what 6-6 seasons are made of:Screen shot 2013-09-28 at 3.51.07 PM10. The special teams in this game were NSFW.[1. Not Safe For Work for you less Internet-savvy among you.] Kip Smith had punts of 13 AND 16 yards and Ben Grogan missed two field goals including a 23-yarder. In Smith’s defense, when he was recruited, the words “you will get to punt 10 times in a game all the time” were likely never uttered.11. Everything I think about this game keeps going back to Walsh. He wasn’t good, certainly, but are giving him too much of the blame for all those dropped balls? Or were they just poorly thrown and receivers were trying to make out-of-their-minds plays to even get a hand on them? I’m honestly asking because I wasn’t on the field and it was tough to tell on TV.I’ve been saying for two years I don’t really think Walsh is a dude you can ride to the Big 12 title. That’s fine that Gundy wants to roll with him — and I think it’s silly to flip back to Chelf at this point — but days like today are part of the Walsh Experience.Those floaters he threw against Iowa State last year? Those got picked today — or they were incompletions. He’s a good player (I think) but I’m pretty sure he’s not the QB of a top 10-caliber team. Now, the Big 12 is so topsy-turvy this year that sure, OSU could squeeze a Big 12 title out of him (I think) but 2013 is an anomaly, not the norm.10 more thoughts tomorrow along with an inforgraphic box score and some superlatives.Also, some GIFs for you…Justin Gilbert pickTracy Moore TDFullback celebrationIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more