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BillyTheCat
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   Posted: 5/24/2020 9:39:35 AM 
SBH wrote:
I'm not arguing with his basic premise (which is just as true for Oxford, Kent, Mount Pleasant and Bowling Green), but it was an exaggeration. And yes, he states that we did not have one casual sit-down restaurant affiliated with a national chain. Sorry, but the Hut qualifies...and they serve beer. Fast food? 25 minutes for a pizza! And "fast food," by restaurant industry standards, precludes the use of wait staff.

I do believe BW was here prior to 2000, as well.



Sorry, ironic that those who dont get a hard on by being an asshole knew exactly what I meant. Poorly, stated, but even you knew the types of places I meant. Lucky for you, I like assholes and relate well.

And, again, Pizza Hut is classified as a fast food restaurant, especially today that they are moving to carry-out only establishments.

So, before 2000, Athens had no national chain that was both a bar/restaurant, and brought people to Athens. NameLy because the city did not meet their prescribed demographics. If you actually ďtraveledĒ to Athens just to eat at Pizza Hut, Iíd suggest you re-examine lifestyle choices.

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  Message Not Read  RE: This coming fall announcement
   Posted: 5/24/2020 10:28:33 AM 
Anybody ever wonder why such a strong nationally branded company like pizza hut who had two stores in town never bothered to pick up the naming rights for Peden of the Convo? Couldíve easily given them notoriety and great publicity who is games coming at you from Pizza Hut stadium. Just look what has happened in Louisville.
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  Message Not Read  RE: This coming fall announcement
   Posted: 5/24/2020 11:02:54 AM 
I guess I'm now an asshole for questioning your original definition. As if Ruby Tuesday is drawing people to Athens from hours away. Pizza Hut in 1979-1983 (my tenure on campus) was a sit-down restaurant...and there were no Pizza Hut Expresses...so it was a casual sit-down restaurant affiliated with a national chain...exactly your original definition.
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  Message Not Read  RE: This coming fall announcement
   Posted: 5/24/2020 1:22:22 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Anybody ever wonder why such a strong nationally branded company like pizza hut who had two stores in town never bothered to pick up the naming rights for Peden of the Convo? Couldíve easily given them notoriety and great publicity who is games coming at you from Pizza Hut stadium. Just look what has happened in Louisville.


Those decisions are made at the corporate level and I'd bet that PH's corporate office for Athens is either in Columbus or somewhere like Pittsburgh. PH is part of Yum! brands, which is based in L'ville. The PH home office is in Plano, TX. Athens probably isn't even on their radar.


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Alan Swank
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   Posted: 5/24/2020 2:44:27 PM 
Pataskala wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
Anybody ever wonder why such a strong nationally branded company like pizza hut who had two stores in town never bothered to pick up the naming rights for Peden of the Convo? Couldíve easily given them notoriety and great publicity who is games coming at you from Pizza Hut stadium. Just look what has happened in Louisville.


Those decisions are made at the corporate level and I'd bet that PH's corporate office for Athens is either in Columbus or somewhere like Pittsburgh. PH is part of Yum! brands, which is based in L'ville. The PH home office is in Plano, TX. Athens probably isn't even on their radar.


I doubt if Peden or The Convo every get "named" and even if it happens, as this chart shows, it isn't much. Naming rights are predicated on the mentioning of the name again and again in print media, online, and broadcast. Heck, Tom Boeh couldn't even get folks to say Ohio. It will always be The Convo and Peden Stadium.

http://www.espn.com/sportsbusiness/s/stadiumnames.html
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   Posted: 5/24/2020 3:05:24 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
SBH wrote:
I'm not arguing with his basic premise (which is just as true for Oxford, Kent, Mount Pleasant and Bowling Green), but it was an exaggeration. And yes, he states that we did not have one casual sit-down restaurant affiliated with a national chain. Sorry, but the Hut qualifies...and they serve beer. Fast food? 25 minutes for a pizza! And "fast food," by restaurant industry standards, precludes the use of wait staff.

I do believe BW was here prior to 2000, as well.



So, before 2000, Athens had no national chain that was both a bar/restaurant, and brought people to Athens.



Ponderosa? I suppose the additional qualifier "brought people to Athens" could be argued, but back in the day (late 70s? 80s?) Ponderosa was more respected. I do think people came from the County to have a steak at Ponderosa. And I think you could get a beer?
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   Posted: 5/24/2020 7:13:32 PM 
GroverBall wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
SBH wrote:
I'm not arguing with his basic premise (which is just as true for Oxford, Kent, Mount Pleasant and Bowling Green), but it was an exaggeration. And yes, he states that we did not have one casual sit-down restaurant affiliated with a national chain. Sorry, but the Hut qualifies...and they serve beer. Fast food? 25 minutes for a pizza! And "fast food," by restaurant industry standards, precludes the use of wait staff.

I do believe BW was here prior to 2000, as well.



So, before 2000, Athens had no national chain that was both a bar/restaurant, and brought people to Athens.



Ponderosa? I suppose the additional qualifier "brought people to Athens" could be argued, but back in the day (late 70s? 80s?) Ponderosa was more respected. I do think people came from the County to have a steak at Ponderosa. And I think you could get a beer?


No alcohol at Ponderos but a great salad bar.

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   Posted: 5/24/2020 7:55:41 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
Pataskala wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
Anybody ever wonder why such a strong nationally branded company like pizza hut who had two stores in town never bothered to pick up the naming rights for Peden of the Convo? Couldíve easily given them notoriety and great publicity who is games coming at you from Pizza Hut stadium. Just look what has happened in Louisville.


Those decisions are made at the corporate level and I'd bet that PH's corporate office for Athens is either in Columbus or somewhere like Pittsburgh. PH is part of Yum! brands, which is based in L'ville. The PH home office is in Plano, TX. Athens probably isn't even on their radar.


I doubt if Peden or The Convo every get "named" and even if it happens, as this chart shows, it isn't much. Naming rights are predicated on the mentioning of the name again and again in print media, online, and broadcast. Heck, Tom Boeh couldn't even get folks to say Ohio. It will always be The Convo and Peden Stadium.

http://www.espn.com/sportsbusiness/s/stadiumnames.html


I predict the field will be named after Frank at some point.
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   Posted: 5/24/2020 8:37:51 PM 
A couple of suggestions ..... The Heritage Stadium or the Cleveland Clinic Stadium. I believe we very tight with those folks ...... and they have the excuse the expression..... Bucks.
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  Message Not Read  RE: This coming fall announcement
   Posted: 5/24/2020 8:55:09 PM 
ozarkcat wrote:
A couple of suggestions ..... The Heritage Stadium or the Cleveland Clinic Stadium. I believe we very tight with those folks ...... and they have the excuse the expression..... Bucks.


These are both possibilities down the road. The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is now -- with the campuses in Dublin and Cleveland -- the largest medical school in the state in terms of class size. The new medical school building under construction in Athens is being built to a large extent with money from the Heritage Foundations (yes, it's plural). Also, as I think I mentioned elsewhere, the Quidel Corporation, which has a major plant in Athens, is another possibility. They've been doing quite well recently -- and so has their stock (QDEL) -- with their emergency authorization for a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antibody test.

[Quidel bought Diagnostic Hybrids, a company that started in Athens. One of their VPs is the chairman of the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Diagnostic Hybrids used to support Ohio Basketball. There are some possibilities that should be explored here.]

Last Edited: 5/24/2020 8:56:12 PM by OhioCatFan


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  Message Not Read  RE: This coming fall announcement
   Posted: 6/5/2020 2:56:46 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
SBH wrote:
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[QUOTE=L.C.] 20 years ago Athens did not have 1 sit down casual restaurant of a national chain, did not have any nationally branded hotels...




Might want to recheck your facts here.


What ya got? I ainít counting Western Sizzlin. Damonís opened late summer of 2000.


Damon's was spring 2000. Ponderosa was also around in the 90s. The selection was definitely limited and I preferred the local places anyway.
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Alan Swank
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   Posted: 6/5/2020 6:51:09 PM 
SouthernCat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
SBH wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
[QUOTE=L.C.] 20 years ago Athens did not have 1 sit down casual restaurant of a national chain, did not have any nationally branded hotels...




Might want to recheck your facts here.


What ya got? I ainít counting Western Sizzlin. Damonís opened late summer of 2000.


Damon's was spring 2000. Ponderosa was also around in the 90s. The selection was definitely limited and I preferred the local places anyway.


Some of my favorites back in the day were Chicolini's (sp), Beards, Ardos (all at the same location on Court I think), Century House, Seven Sauces and Stephens. For the blue hair bunch, the Sportsman and Oak Room on West Union were big favorites. I can only go back to 1979.

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   Posted: 6/6/2020 10:31:04 AM 
Alan Swank wrote:
SouthernCat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
SBH wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
[QUOTE=L.C.] 20 years ago Athens did not have 1 sit down casual restaurant of a national chain, did not have any nationally branded hotels...




Might want to recheck your facts here.


What ya got? I ainít counting Western Sizzlin. Damonís opened late summer of 2000.


Damon's was spring 2000. Ponderosa was also around in the 90s. The selection was definitely limited and I preferred the local places anyway.


Some of my favorites back in the day were Chicolini's (sp), Beards, Ardos (all at the same location on Court I think), Century House, Seven Sauces and Stephens. For the blue hair bunch, the Sportsman and Oak Room on West Union were big favorites. I can only go back to 1979.



Don't know but I took my g/f (now wife) to the Sportsman when we were students, long before my hair turned "blue." Also, the Tap Room (where the Oak Room was later) was a student haunt back in the day, as was the Millview (opposite White's Mill). The view of the damn when it was still functioning and the constant roar of water over it contributed to the romantic atmosphere.

Last Edited: 6/6/2020 10:31:44 AM by OhioCatFan


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   Posted: 6/7/2020 1:57:57 PM 
Saw in today's Dispatch that Miami like tosu will not come back after Thanksgiving for fall semester. Miami is actually started a week earlier than tosu - August 17 vs. August 25. I'm guessing this will be the model for all schools on what OCF and I oftern refer to as "fake" semesters.
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   Posted: 6/7/2020 2:08:36 PM 
SouthernCat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
SBH wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
[QUOTE=L.C.] 20 years ago Athens did not have 1 sit down casual restaurant of a national chain, did not have any nationally branded hotels...




Might want to recheck your facts here.


What ya got? I ainít counting Western Sizzlin. Damonís opened late summer of 2000.


Damon's was spring 2000. Ponderosa was also around in the 90s. The selection was definitely limited and I preferred the local places anyway.


And 2000 was 20 years ago. Which was my point of reference
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   Posted: 6/7/2020 2:09:28 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
SouthernCat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
SBH wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
[QUOTE=L.C.] 20 years ago Athens did not have 1 sit down casual restaurant of a national chain, did not have any nationally branded hotels...




Might want to recheck your facts here.


What ya got? I ainít counting Western Sizzlin. Damonís opened late summer of 2000.


Damon's was spring 2000. Ponderosa was also around in the 90s. The selection was definitely limited and I preferred the local places anyway.


Some of my favorites back in the day were Chicolini's (sp), Beards, Ardos (all at the same location on Court I think), Century House, Seven Sauces and Stephens. For the blue hair bunch, the Sportsman and Oak Room on West Union were big favorites. I can only go back to 1979.



And all of them gone for one reason or another.
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   Posted: 6/7/2020 5:06:55 PM 
My wife works at Tiffin University. Classes start Aug. 17 (about a week earlier than usual) and will wrap up for the semester in time for Thanksgiving.
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   Posted: 6/7/2020 9:17:30 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
SouthernCat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
SBH wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
[QUOTE=L.C.] 20 years ago Athens did not have 1 sit down casual restaurant of a national chain, did not have any nationally branded hotels...




Might want to recheck your facts here.


What ya got? I ainít counting Western Sizzlin. Damonís opened late summer of 2000.


Damon's was spring 2000. Ponderosa was also around in the 90s. The selection was definitely limited and I preferred the local places anyway.


Some of my favorites back in the day were Chicolini's (sp), Beards, Ardos (all at the same location on Court I think), Century House, Seven Sauces and Stephens. For the blue hair bunch, the Sportsman and Oak Room on West Union were big favorites. I can only go back to 1979.



And all of them gone for one reason or another.


In the restaurant business, people move on. The guy at Chicolini's has had multiple palce in town including The Little Ritz, Abrizo's and the Elm golf course. Beards guy has Purple ChopStix. Stephens owner passes away as did the owners of the Sportsman and the Oak Room. The independent restaurant business is a tough business.

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   Posted: 6/7/2020 9:51:24 PM 
Miami, TOSU and West Virginia University are all not returning after Thanksgiving. I think many more schools will use this same type of calendar. West Virginia University is returning around mid January without a spring break and will end the semester late April. Wondering if other schools will try something like this?

Last Edited: 6/7/2020 9:52:39 PM by Bobcat1996

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   Posted: 6/7/2020 10:00:56 PM 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV)-- West Virginia University plans to have students return to campus this fall but will require all students, faculty and staff get tested for COVID-19 before returning.

WVU said in a news release that they are taking precautions such as requiring masks be worn on campus, including in classes; social distancing; increased frequency of cleaning; limits on travel and visitation to campus; and a variety of other actions. All students, faculty and staff will also be required to complete a COVID-19 education course before August 11.


The University said that students will return to WVU's three campuses to begin fall classes on Aug. 19. Students will remain on campus, with no fall break, through Nov. 24, then leave for Thanksgiving Break, not returning to campus for the rest of the fall semester. There will be one week of online instruction following Thanksgiving Break, with finals also conducted online.

Spring classes will start on Jan 19. continuing with no spring break through April 30, and finals on campus from May 3-7, according to the University.

A separate, phased schedule for staff and faculty to return to campus will be released at a later date.

Last Edited: 6/7/2020 10:02:24 PM by Bobcat1996

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   Posted: 6/8/2020 8:07:51 AM 
After reading this I don't see how West Virginia University will have all students, faculty and staff get tested. That would be very costly. Maybe taking an on line course before they return dealing with Covid-19 is what they will do instead?

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   Posted: 6/8/2020 8:17:36 AM 
Bobcat1996 wrote:
After reading this I don't see how West Virginia University will have all students, faculty and staff get tested. That would be very costly.


It has been made very clear by the president and his task force that if you want to be tested you can get a test and you will not have to pay for it. This has been the proclamation since last March.

It will be a great test. beautiful in fact. Given recent declarations all we need to do is identify nearby CVS drug stores and students could stop by the drive through testing facility on the way to campus.
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   Posted: 6/8/2020 8:44:27 PM 
[/QUOTE]

It will be a great test. beautiful in fact. [/QUOTE]

See/Love what you did there - LOL!



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   Posted: 6/8/2020 9:47:02 PM 
Bobcat1996 wrote:
After reading this I don't see how West Virginia University will have all students, faculty and staff get tested. That would be very costly. Maybe taking an on line course before they return dealing with Covid-19 is what they will do instead?


MAC Commish has testing in his plan and wants every athlete at every school tested regularly, yet is offering no money to do the testing.
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   Posted: 6/9/2020 10:00:05 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Bobcat1996 wrote:
After reading this I don't see how West Virginia University will have all students, faculty and staff get tested. That would be very costly. Maybe taking an on line course before they return dealing with Covid-19 is what they will do instead?


MAC Commish has testing in his plan and wants every athlete at every school tested regularly, yet is offering no money to do the testing.


Some kind of regular testing of most, if not all, students will likely be part of every school's reopening plan. People who have been in crowds, such as protests or a beach, are testing positive even though they say they wore a mask and took other precautions. When the kids come back many will bring the virus with them; five Auburn players tested positive when they showed up for camp. The money for the testing will come from somewhere within the current budget (defunding parking enforcement?) or from special appropriations by the legislature.


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