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DISCLAIMER : The following is not to be construed to be a harbinger of things to come. Or, what I know, or don't know.  It is for entertainment purposes only. ____________________________________

Hope everyone lets Romeo have his moment.  This could start coming out fast.  He’s earned his time to commit without someone spoiling it for him.

Could it be some of the rumors we’ve been hearing are coming out.   I’m starting to get really excited.  Just heard this morning TJD wants to commit to IU but mom wants him to wait until after all his

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7 minutes ago, Colonialcrester said:

The 10 year is pretty good.  I have an unopened 20 year in the back that puts me in a dilemma...I bought it for $99 bucks but now that the price has gone crazy I don't want to drink it!  I have a couple of 12 year van winkles that I might have to drink if we get another good pick this week.

Nice dilemma to be in.  I can certainly understand not wanting to open that.  The prices are crazy now.  I just heard on Friday, that my local liquor store is getting in a couple bottles of 12 year this week.  I have already paid for one, just waiting for the call to come pick it up.  Heard it isn't as nice as the 10 year though.  

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1 hour ago, CoachSS said:

I posted this earlier on a different website. I figured a few of you would enjoy. 

A brief recap:

- January 14: "It's over." -Source after the IU-Northwestern game when Romeo showed up with his trainer. 
- "We think we're out of it." - Text from Kansas assistant to a coaching colleague of mine. 
- "We think he's ours" - One of the IU staff members to a big-time booster after the Maryland game. 
- "The Big Ten will prepare him for the NBA with the physicality, the scouting and the tougher road venues." - Source. 
- March 6: "There's a big gap to Vandy in 3rd in this." - Source 
- March 14: "Drew is scrambling because he thinks it's over. And he's right." - Source. 
- Source this morning: "Thank God this is over with after today." <------------------------- (Yes. 100%). 

There were 2-3 people that really knew what was going on that I listened to and it just so happens they were dead right about a lot of things said every step of the way. 

The point of this post and the clear intention is to be celebrating the fact Indiana University Men's Basketball is getting a great player and the fanaticism and love that our many, many fans have will be on FULL display. It will really be something to see. 

What an amazing day ahead. And, much more to come.

Go Hoosiers!

I gotta say, Coach, reading that dilineation of the recent narrative, it was pretty exhilarating. Must have been even moreso for you, being in the know the whole time.

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3 minutes ago, zerawkid said:

A twenty year old Pappy Van Winkle for $99?!?!?

Yeap!  Bought it at a gas station/ casino in South Dakota about 20 years ago! It was stuffed on a top shelf.  They were hoping someone won and would buy it...here's the real kicker... I bought 2 and they gave me 10 percent off.  Red bag and all!  I bought 6 bottles of the  12 year old in East Dubuque Iowa for $46 a piece.  They were trying to get rid of them because they wouldn't sell!  That was 8-9 years ago.  I have 2 left.

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Just now, Colonialcrester said:

Yeap!  Bought it at a gas station/ casino in South Dakota about 20 years ago! It was stuffed on a top shelf.  They were hoping someone won and would buy it...here's the real kicker... I bought 2 and they gave me 10 percent off.  Red bag and all!  I bought 6 bottles of the  12 year old in East Dubuque Iowa for $46 a piece.  They were trying to get rid of them because they wouldn't sell!  That was 8-9 years ago.  I have 2 left.

That’s a crazy story, my man.

Wanna part with one? 😉

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5 minutes ago, zerawkid said:

A twenty year old Pappy Van Winkle for $99?!?!?

Obviously CC scan corrrect me  if I’m wrong, but a few years ago if you won the Pappy lottery you could get them for suggested retail. I don’t know what happened these last 2 years but liquor stores started jacking up their price far beyond suggested retail. This year my local store was selling a 12 year for $500. Give me a break. 

I know with beer like Bourbon County If Goose Island or their distributors get word of this kind of price fixing then they cut off the stores allotment the following year.

 

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2 minutes ago, tdhoosier said:

Obviously CC scan corrrect me  if I’m wrong, but a few years ago if you won the Pappy lottery you could get them for suggested retail. I don’t know what happened these last 2 years but liquor stores started jacking up their price far beyond suggested retail. This year my local store was selling a 12 year for $500. Give me a break. 

I know with beer like Bourbon County If Goose Island or their distributors get word of this kind of price fixing then they cut off the stores allotment the following year.

 

12 year for $500?  That's robbery.  I paid $140 for the one I pick up this week and I think I am still getting gouged at that price.

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12 minutes ago, Colonialcrester said:

The 10 year is pretty good.  I have an unopened 20 year in the back that puts me in a dilemma...I bought it for $99 bucks but now that the price has gone crazy I don't want to drink it!  I have a couple of 12 year van winkles that I might have to drink if we get another good pick this week.

In my opinion Pappy is overrated in general and 20 year is very evident of that at the current prices it garners. I'd sell it, pocket half the cash and spend the rest on a couple selections from Orphan Barrel and Pappy's (Buffalo Trace) own Colonel E.H. Taylor single barrel (small batch is also excellent if you can't find SB). You can grab 5-7 bottles of very good bourbon that I'd honestly rather have before Pappy anyway and still have 600-1000 left over cash depending on how desperate the buyer is. 

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2 minutes ago, Hoosier82 said:

In my opinion Pappy is overrated in general and 20 year is very evident of that at the current prices it garners. I'd sell it, pocket half the cash and spend the rest on a couple selections from Orphan Barrel and Pappy's (Buffalo Trace) own Colonel E.H. Taylor single barrel (small batch is also excellent if you can't find SB). You can grab 5-7 bottles of very good bourbon that I'd honestly rather have before Pappy anyway and still have 600-1000 left over cash depending on how desperate the buyer is. 

I agree with this.  It is good, but there are plenty out there just as good.  They create hype and inflate the prices by creating scarcity and slow releasing their product.  Once again, not saying it is not good, but I don't think the prices are indicative of the quality, just the scarcity.

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Sounds like we need a Bourbon thread in the Animal House.  Didn't know there were so many of us on here.

 

EDIT: Just created a Bourbon Thread in the Animal House so Bourbon discussions can go on after the Romeo thread has run it's course.

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2 minutes ago, SpiderMonkey said:

12 year for $500?  That's robbery.  I paid $140 for the one I pick up this week and I think I am still getting gouged at that price.

Yep. And I’m sure some shmuck bought it.

I’m a cheap date when it comes to Bourbon....I try all different kinds but somehow always come back to Woodford. 

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6 minutes ago, SawatchHoosier said:

The only thing that got pumped when I there was my digestive system from the $100 Texas Roadhouse gift certificate they gave me for signing a one year lease. 

I believe Texss Roadhouse was after my time there i worked at Colorado Steakhouse so i ate there 5. To 7 times a week. Cant beat great food at no cost

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Sitting in the sand on Panama City Beach, taking all this in. No bourbon tonight but did find a tasty, chocalatey coffee-ish beer from Cigar City Brewery, called Madura. Awfully good and will pop one or three as Romeo announces.

As for special guest, I assumed that as HTD has not been posting much, that he must be heading to NA as master of ceremonies 

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2 minutes ago, Billingsley99 said:

I believe Texss Roadhouse was after my time there i worked at Colorado Steakhouse so i ate there 5. To 7 times a week. Cant beat great food at no cost

I went to Bobby's as kid with my Dad once before a game and a few times during my undergraduate years. I recall it closed in 2009 which makes me sad.

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3 minutes ago, SawatchHoosier said:

I went to Bobby's as kid with my Dad once before a game and a few times during my undergraduate years. I recall it closed in 2009 which makes me sad.

Are you talking about Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse on College Ave? It may have closed for a while and changed owners as I really don't remember the history, but it is open.  Just had lunch there on Friday. 

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10 minutes ago, Snozzwangers_und_covfefe said:

Completely off topic, but several have mentioned Blanton's, which is my favorite too. Is it as hard to get up that way as down in Atlanta? 2-3yrs ago,I could get it anywhere. Now, never. 

I see quite a bit of Blantons in Indy.  Two different Kroger’s on the northside usually have it. 

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13 minutes ago, Snozzwangers_und_covfefe said:

Completely off topic, but several have mentioned Blanton's, which is my favorite too. Is it as hard to get up that way as down in Atlanta? 2-3yrs ago,I could get it anywhere. Now, never. 

Blanton's is not terribly difficult to get a hold of, at least in Indy.

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1 hour ago, Colonialcrester said:

Looks like I'll have to break out one of my whiskeys. Decisions, decisions.

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CC that picture reminds me of my last night at McNutt (the quantity, not the quality).  I wore a funky colored pair of corduroys as I recall; never did find those pants.

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