The 7 faces coaches have when they realize they have to play Ohio State

When Urban Meyer came to Ohio State in 2012, the Buckeyes fell out of the perennial powerhouse conversations with the Alabama and Florida States of the world. Meyer’s record with Ohio State is an amazing 50-4 after four seasons. Most players on opposing teams have the Buckeye game circled on their calendars because it will be the biggest game of their season.

Here are the 6 faces of head coaches when they realize they have to play the Ohio State Buckeyes.

  1. Bob Stoops
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The Oklahoma Sooners lost week one to the Houston Cougars 33-23. Expect the same but worse this weekend in Norman, Oklahoma.

2. Paul Chryst

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The Wisconsin Badgers might have upset LSU week one 16-14 Unfortunately, for the Badgers the last time Ohio State played Wisconsin was two years ago in the Big Ten championship where the final score was 59-0.

3. James Franklin

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Penn State has been in a rough place since the Joe Paterno situation. The Nittany Lions haven’t beaten the Buckeyes since 2011 and it doesn’t look promising this year.

4. Mark Dantonio

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Michigan State is the only team with any sort of success in the Urban Meyer era. The Spartans were Ohio States only loss last season. Unlike the Buckeyes winning the national championship when they got in the final four two years ago. Michigan State got annihilated on national television 38-0.

5. Jim Harbaugh

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Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines were favorited in last years meeting between their arch rivals Ohio State. The Buckeyes embarrassed Harbaugh 42-13, if I were in Harbaugh’s khakis I would run over anything to get away as well (not shirtless).

6. Urban Meyer… the G.O.A.T

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Being the coach of Ohio State must be such a nice job. When you get the best recruits in the nation year after year and are ranked consistently in the top 10…

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6 Belgian Beers that are Brewed by Monks

 

When you think of monks, you probably think of bald heads, flowing robes, and vows of silence, but unless you’re Belgian, you probably don’t think of beer. Even if you haven’t heard of them before, Trappist Breweries and the monasteries they support have been around for hundreds of years. There are currently only 11 licenced Trappist breweries in the world, six of which are in Belgium. Their rarity, as well as their reputation for quality, make the Trappists some of the most sought-after beers in the world.

1. Trappistes Rochefort
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(Flickr, Adam Barhan)

Established in 1595, Rochefort is the oldest Trappist brewer still currently making beer. They sell three styles of Dark Belgian ales ranging from the 6, the lightest at 7.5%ABV up to the 10, weighing in at a mighty 11.3%ABV.

2. Orval
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La Brasserie d’Orval opened its modern brewery in 1931 in the Gaum region of Belgium, but there is evidence of brewing going back to the first days of the Abbey in 1628. Though they only make one beer (6.2% ABV) it is highly coveted as one of the best dark ales in the world for its rich, malty flavor.

3. Trappist Achel
(Flickr, Christer Edvartsen)
(Flickr, Christer Edvartsen)

Trappist Achel is only sold in two varieties outside of the monastery: the 8 Blonde which is the lighter, and the 8 Brune, being its darker counterpart. Achel is the smallest Belgian Trappist brewery by volume, only producing 120,000 gallons of beer per year.

 

4. Chimay
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(Flickr, Smabs Sputzer)

Chimay is one of the most prolific Trappists, it is sold all around the world and can be found in many US supermarkets. It comes in four varieties: Blue label (Dark), Dorrée (Blonde), Red label (Dubbel), and White label (Trippel).

 

5. Westmalle Trappist
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(Flickr, Georgio)

Westmalle Trippel is considered one of the best trippels in the world. Its quality has not gone unnoticed as it is one of the largest Trappist breweries by volume (3.2 million gal. per year)

 

6. Westvleteren Trappist
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(Andreador, via commons.wikimedia.org)

Westvleteren is known as one of the greatest beers in the world, but it’s also one of the hardest to get. In fact, in order to buy a case you have to make an appointment to drive to the monastery in rural Flanders. Otherwise, you can try your luck in the tourist stores of Brussels but limited quantity means bottles are regularly sold for 15euro apiece (1.75euro at the monastery).

 

Five bad NBA players that are fun to watch

The NBA is a spectator’s event. The league’s athletes achieve incredible athletic heights every night. However, just because a player plays with flash doesn’t mean they are necessarily the best. Here are five of the NBA’s most entertaining below average players.
1. Nick “Swaggy P” Young

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Swaggy P can stroke it as well as anyone… when he’s feeling it. When he’s not, that doesn’t stop him from hogging the ball like he is. There has yet to be a coach able to get him to commit on defense, and he frustrates some of his more competitive teammates. But man is he fun to watch when he is feeling it.

2. Javale McGee

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Javale McGee is as athletic of a seven-footer as you’re  ever likely to see. He blocks shots by grabbing them out of the air and never saw a poster he didn’t think he could emulate. However, part of his entertaining quality is how spacey he can be on the court at times.

3. Marcelo Huertas

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Huertas is an electrifying maestro of the pick and roll off the Lakers’ bench. He makes passes most players wouldn’t think of attempting, and if they did they’d be benched for turning the ball over. The problem is that pesky other side of the court. He can’t stay in front of a parked car and often ends up on the wrong ends of highlight reels himself.

4. Brian Scalabrine

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An honorable mention. Scalabrine, aka the “Red Mamba” was a lifetime NBA benchwarmer that warmed the heart of every fan of every team he played for. Scalabrine will live on forever.

5. Gerald Green

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Gerald Green is maybe the greatest in game dunker of all time. He sports a highlight reel unlike any other. He never developed into much of an NBA player, however. He’s been a role player most of his career and his jump shot has been come-and-go. Like most people on this list, he cannot guard a soul, but you better stay out of his way in transition.

6 Fashion trends from the 2000s that are making a comeback

When I think back on being a kid and pre-teen in the early 2000s, it’s hard not to reminisce about shows such as “Lizzie McGuire,” “Zoey 101” and “One Tree Hill,” or movies like “Bring It On,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” and “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”. I nearly strain myself trying to suppress the urge to hum the tune of my favorite Ashanti song, or break out in the choreographed dances me and my cousin would make to the latest “106 & Park” videos. I can still remember the days when putting on my purple, velvet Velour tracksuit, Coach high tops, and watermelon flavored Lip Smacker lip gloss, made me feel like I was the trendiest girl in school.

But alas, those days are behind us all. The era of “peasant” tops, studded belts, gaucho pants, and ponchos, is dead– or is it? Although my style has evolved since those formative years, I must admit that there are some trends from the 2000s that are making an emergence in the fashion industry. Who knew that a period when airbrushed t-shirts were popular, would make a comeback.

Below are are 10 trends from the 2000s that are becoming increasingly popular.

1. Chokers

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These ’90s and ’00s accessories are the perfect accent for any grunge outfit. From the thick, velvet bands to the whimsical tattoo inspired neck pieces, chokers are on trend in 2016.

2. Trucker Hats

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This throwback trend was worn by celebrities, such as Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton, back in the 2000s. Now it’s back for another ride.

3. Tracksuits

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Tracksuits– either you love them or you hate them, or you love them because they’re hated, but there’s no denying that they are in again.

4. Crop Tops

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During the summer months, it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone in a crop top. You can thank the 2000s for that, and pretty much every decade before it. Crop tops have always been in fashion, and they probably always will be.

5. Denim Skirts

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Like crop tops, denim skirts have been in fashion every decade since the 1970s. There is really no escaping it.

6. Puffer Jackets

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Remember the days when we were forced to wear puffer coats in the winter, because our mom or dad said it was too cold to go without it. Who knew our parents were trend forecasters?

7 stages of a journalism major in statistics class as told by cute animals

I don’t know about you, but I’m a journalism major because math is not my forte. Does Mr. E.W. Scripps himself really expect me to be able to calculate z-scores and find the standard deviation when all I want to do is write listicles for Buzzfeed? Alas, I’m stuck in Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences with the other Scripps kids, lost in a sea of numbers.

Here’s the 7 stages of an aspiring journalist in a PSY 2110 lecture:

1. Lethargy

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Flickr, Aldo Tapia

You start off with an apathetic sigh as you crack open your PSY 2110 textbook to prepare for the next 55 minutes of hell.

2. Drowsiness

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Flickr, K-nekoTR

Ten minutes in, you eyes start to close as you snuggle up next to your stats equations and dream about winning a Pulitzer for your groundbreaking exposé on the gender wage gap.

3. TERROR

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Flickr, Alex Ulanov

You when the professor calls on you for the answer but you’ve been drooling on your histogram instead of figuring out what the standard deviation is.

4. *eye roll emoji*

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Flickr, Luz Rovira

The smug look on the stats major’s face next to you when he knows the answer and you don’t…

5.  Confusion

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Flickr, John C Bullas

You and the kid in VICO staring blankly at the next problem on the PowerPoint because statistics is a foreign language.

6. PANIC

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Flickr, Nina

The face you make when class ends but you leave in PANIC because you need this class to graduate and the midterm is next week but you know NOTHING.

7.  ¯\_()_/¯

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Flickr, Christi Gain

And finally, you when you’ve given up on life and drop PSY 2110 because you’re a journalism major and not a mathematician.

 

You’ll still be the next host of the Today show even if you’re three credits short of graduating, right?

7 pictures of animals that perfectly describe your weekly feels

It seems that no matter how hard we try, our emotions get the best of us. And for most of college students, we experience the same emotional roller coaster every week. Here’s what a typical week of emotions looks like brought to you by animals.

Monday

Grumpy Cat, via Flickr, Jennifer Morrow
Grumpy Cat, via Flickr, Jennifer Morrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No one wears the grumpy face better than Mr. Grumpy Cat himself. But, you try your best to mimic it while sitting in your early morning class, because let’s be real; it’s the beginning of the week and you just want to sleep.

Tuesday

Sad, via Flickr, Yi-Ting Chen
Sad, via Flickr, Yi-Ting Chen

By today you’re laying your head on your desk like this pup because your Monday grumpy feels start to turn into the blues when you realize you’ve got over half the week to go. #BluesdayTuesday

Wednesday

Hump Day, via Flickr, Paul VanDerWerf
Hump Day, via Flickr, Paul VanDerWerf

Did you expect anything other than a camel for the middle of the week picture? Happy Hump Day! You just keep telling yourself there’s only a few days to go.

Thursday

Say What?, via Flickr, frankieleon
Say What?, via Flickr, frankieleon

When you can see the light at the end of the tunnel (a.k.a. Friday), you’re about as excited as this raccoon.

Friday

Smile! Smile! Smile!, via Flickr, きうこ
Smile! Smile! Smile!, via Flickr, きうこ

When you realize you’ve survived yet another week, you’ll be as happy as this dog is.

Saturday

Party Animal - serious about partying, via Flickr, MattysFlicks
Party Animal – serious about partying, via Flickr, MattysFlicks

Grab your party gear, because, IT’S THE WEEKEND!

Sunday

Orangutan Relaxing, via Flickr, Paul
Orangutan Relaxing, via Flickr, Paul

They call it the lazy day for a reason. Like this orangutan, your stuck in bed all day. The real struggle is knowing you actually have to make progress on your homework today. And then the cycle repeats.