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On a Honeymoon and just got out of Grand Central in NYC and asked where can we get a good steak.   We were pointed to a place.  We went in and were sat down.  It was the afternoon on a weekday, so it was kind of empty.  We opened the menus and there were no prices on the menu.  I looked up and around at the place and immediately noticed a "Mafia" feel to it.  At the risk of not getting out before offending the wrong person, I quietly stated, "Honey, don't ask anything, just get up.  We have to go now."  

 

I recognized that is was Sparks' Steakhouse, where John Gotti had gunned down Mob Boss Nick Castellano in 1985.  This was August of 1992.

 

We actually didn't "just get out" of Grand Central Station because right before this as we actually did "just get out" there was about to be a procession.  Thought it was a funeral.  It wasn't.  President George Bush was about to pass by.  I didn't have a camera with me, but saw a drug store across the street, so we went across and got one of those instamatics and waited.  The President's limo went by and I was ready to take a picture.  Unfortunately, he was waving out of the other window to the other side of the street we had been on.

 

Can't say NYC isn't exciting.

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4 minutes ago, Kingspoint said:

On a Honeymoon and just got out of Grand Central in NYC and asked where can we get a good steak.   We were pointed to a place.  We went in and were sat down.  It was the afternoon on a weekday, so it was kind of empty.  We opened the menus and there were no prices on the menu.  I looked up and around at the place and immediately noticed a "Mafia" feel to it.  At the risk of not getting out before offending the wrong person, I quietly stated, "Honey, don't ask anything, just get up.  We have to go now."  

 

I recognized that is was Sparks' Steakhouse, where John Gotti had gunned down Mob Boss Nick Castellano in 1985.  This was August of 1992.

 

We actually didn't "just get out" of Grand Central Station because right before this as we actually did "just get out" there was about to be a procession.  Thought it was a funeral.  It wasn't.  President George Bush was about to pass by.  I didn't have a camera with me, but saw a drug store across the street, so we went across and got one of those instamatics and waited.  The President's limo went by and I was ready to take a picture.  Unfortunately, he was waving out of the other window to the other side of the street we had been on.

 

Can't say NYC isn't exciting.

 

Mafia hits aside, Sparks was a very good steakhouse in its day.  Expensive, just like all the other fancy steak places in Manhattan.

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On 10/17/2022 at 11:07 PM, tibor75 said:

 

Only slightly better than their steak which is incredibly overrated but considered decent by the Cincinnatians/Kentuckians who don't know any better. 

 There is nothing wrong with their steaks, you just happen to be an insufferable asshole. 

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8 hours ago, UncleEarl said:

 

Wow.  Can you still get a big slab of prime rib for $10?  Haha.  My memories of that place in the 70s with my parents and grandparents are pretty detailed. 

Everything goes up

https://york-steakhouse.com/menu

 

Old Yorkie is the last of old ‘60’s/‘70’s places on this part of West Columbus. There were some iconic joints there, but as the mall disappeared, everything went to shit. That the state constitution has a requirement the erstwhile casino be permanently placed on West Broad Street (on the site of a long gone GM assembly plant), is a testament to the state of affairs. 
 

But, old York is still there. I’m not a west sider, but did spend quite a bit of time out there back in the day. Paraphrasing Zevon “I met a girl at a West Broad bar, but I’m not naming names…”

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2 hours ago, Le Tigre said:

Everything goes up

https://york-steakhouse.com/menu

 

Old Yorkie is the last of old ‘60’s/‘70’s places on this part of West Columbus. There were some iconic joints there, but as the mall disappeared, everything went to shit. That the state constitution has a requirement the erstwhile casino be permanently placed on West Broad Street (on the site of a long gone GM assembly plant), is a testament to the state of affairs. 
 

But, old York is still there. I’m not a west sider, but did spend quite a bit of time out there back in the day. Paraphrasing Zevon “I met a girl at a West Broad bar, but I’m not naming names…”

Damn.  Thanks for that link.  Flashbacks for sure.

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In response to the Chicken Little's reacting after the first three weeks to Mixon and the Offensive Line, I posted this (another website, but I imagine I posted something like it here) the night before the Dolphins' game of October 2nd:

 

He's averaging 1.5 yards after contact, and I don't have the stat handy, but I believe it was about 2.5 Thursday, and that includes all of those goal-line stuffs with 9 in the box. So, he's improving.

 

He also has 5 broken tackles, not 2.

 

https://www.rotowire.com/football/pl...oe-mixon-11707

 


Mixon has only fumbled 3 times in his 1000 rushing attempts. Zac doesn't want to have turnovers.

 

Mixon will get it going when the line gets better.

 


Mixon barely missed a 20+ yard run that would have taken the ball inside the 10, just not quite squeezing out of tackle for a 4-yard gain. One foot got through, but the other just barely missed. It wasn't for a lack of burst.

 

The play-calling has been atrocious, though. Mixon is not being set up well at all. The opposite in fact.

 


It's really hard to break a tackle when you're being hit by 2+ guys at the same time at the line of scrimmage. The play-calling and blocking have been horrible to set up positive running plays no matter who was running the ball.

 

Chris Evans and Perine are not close to as good of a Runningback as Mixon.

 

The line will block better. Play-calling I can't say will improve, but it has to. As the blocking improves, Mixon's broken tackle percentage will climb because he won't be getting hit by 2 guys or more at the same time as often. He'll also be able to build up a little steam instead of having the average point of contact be 1.0 yards past the LOS.

 

The passing is worst. Mixon has only dropped 3 passes in the last 4+ years out of about 150 targets (look it up at the link I gave). This year, though, he's being thrown the ball an average of minus-1.1 yards behind the LOS. That's not a route. That's a dumpoff, and Burrow is still missing him horribly. Mixon has only 1 dropped pass, but his catch rate is only 70% because Burrow can't get the ball to him on a simple dumpoff where the Linebacker is waiting to make the tackle.

 

None of these problems running have been the fault of Mixon.

 

 

The last two games, against stellar Run Defenses of the Ravens and Saints, Mixon has averaged 5.6 ypc in both games.

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2 minutes ago, Kingspoint said:

In response to the Chicken Little's reacting after the first three weeks to Mixon and the Offensive Line, I posted this (another website, but I imagine I posted something like it here) the night before the Dolphins' game of October 2nd:

He's averaging 1.5 yards after contact, and I don't have the stat handy, but I believe it was about 2.5 Thursday, and that includes all of those goal-line stuffs with 9 in the box. So, he's improving.

He also has 5 broken tackles, not 2.

 


It's really hard to break a tackle when you're being hit by 2+ guys at the same time at the line of scrimmage.

 

 

Feel like we've been saying that about every RB here since Dillon.

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4 hours ago, Kingspoint said:

In response to the Chicken Little's reacting after the first three weeks to Mixon and the Offensive Line, I posted this (another website, but I imagine I posted something like it here) the night before the Dolphins' game of October 2nd:

 

He's averaging 1.5 yards after contact, and I don't have the stat handy, but I believe it was about 2.5 Thursday, and that includes all of those goal-line stuffs with 9 in the box. So, he's improving.

 

He also has 5 broken tackles, not 2.

 

https://www.rotowire.com/football/pl...oe-mixon-11707

 


Mixon has only fumbled 3 times in his 1000 rushing attempts. Zac doesn't want to have turnovers.

 

Mixon will get it going when the line gets better.

 


Mixon barely missed a 20+ yard run that would have taken the ball inside the 10, just not quite squeezing out of tackle for a 4-yard gain. One foot got through, but the other just barely missed. It wasn't for a lack of burst.

 

The play-calling has been atrocious, though. Mixon is not being set up well at all. The opposite in fact.

 


It's really hard to break a tackle when you're being hit by 2+ guys at the same time at the line of scrimmage. The play-calling and blocking have been horrible to set up positive running plays no matter who was running the ball.

 

Chris Evans and Perine are not close to as good of a Runningback as Mixon.

 

The line will block better. Play-calling I can't say will improve, but it has to. As the blocking improves, Mixon's broken tackle percentage will climb because he won't be getting hit by 2 guys or more at the same time as often. He'll also be able to build up a little steam instead of having the average point of contact be 1.0 yards past the LOS.

 

The passing is worst. Mixon has only dropped 3 passes in the last 4+ years out of about 150 targets (look it up at the link I gave). This year, though, he's being thrown the ball an average of minus-1.1 yards behind the LOS. That's not a route. That's a dumpoff, and Burrow is still missing him horribly. Mixon has only 1 dropped pass, but his catch rate is only 70% because Burrow can't get the ball to him on a simple dumpoff where the Linebacker is waiting to make the tackle.

 

None of these problems running have been the fault of Mixon.

 

 

The last two games, against stellar Run Defenses of the Ravens and Saints, Mixon has averaged 5.6 ypc in both games.

Good analysis but one thing you said that makes it all work for him is "The line will get better"...

Noone knows if this line will do that..

 

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