Paul Finebaum Says Jim Harbaugh Still Has Not Lived Up To Expectations

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Paul Finebaum is criticizing Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh for not living up to the hype.Finebaum has put Harbaugh on blast multiple times in the past, most recently after this season’s Week 1 loss to Notre Dame. Today, he called the coach out during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith.Asked by Smith about college coaches who have not lived up to expectations, Finebaum paused briefly and then said Harbaugh is probably the one who has underachieved the most.“I think it’s probably Harbaugh,” Finebaum said.. “I was flying up to Connecticut (ESPN) on Saturday and the only game on was Michigan-Northwestern. I watched the last quarter of that game. It was one of the worst football games I have ever seen.“There’s not much else to do on a plane, but it was unwatchable. Jim Harbaugh just can not develop an offense. Having said that, he’s probably going to end up with a pretty good record this year.”Finebaum also mentioned Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as someone he thought was in trouble a year ago but has rebounded. He added that Texas’ Tom Herman “is going to have to beat someone” but is “doing better than it looks.”It seems like the only thing that Harbaugh can do to impress Finebuam would be to win a title of some sorts, either the Big Ten or the national title.The Wolverines still have a shot at the former, but the latter will be tough to attain this year as they already have a loss on their resume.last_img read more

Friends don’t pee on friends: how to treat jellyfish stings

first_img Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friends Being stung by a jellyfish can be a fairly painful experience. While only a handful of species are deadly, there are thousands of others drifting about the oceans capable of delivering a pretty nasty sting. As is the case when administering first-aid in most emergency situations, the faster you treat a jellyfish sting the better. Using these helpful tips on how to treat jellyfish stings, you ought to be able to limit both the severity of the initial symptoms as well as the lingering side effects.Related: Trail First-AidThe pain from a jellyfish sting is often instantaneous. In true fight or flight fashion, most people react to a jellyfish sting by attempting to remove themselves from the situation immediately. Panicking however may only make matters worse. Once stung, the best thing to do is to remain calm.By simply heading for shore you may be putting yourself at risk of more stings from other jellyfish or swimming into other tentacles from the same jellyfish. First, look to identify the location of the jellyfish. This is not always possible as some species are exceptionally small and nearly translucent.Note: If this is a sting from a Box jellyfish or a Man o’ War, seek medical attention immediately. An anti-venom is necessary to prevent injury and/or death.The next step is to remove any tentacles or nematocysts (these are the microscopic barbs on the tentacles themselves) from the affected area. Do not use your bare hand to do so. Using an ID card, the backside of a knife, or any other flat surface gently wipe over the sting and surrounding area. This will prevent further injury.Thanks in part to Friends, the vast majority of people believe the next step is to neutralize the sting by either personally urinating on the sting, or having a dear comrade do so. The idea being, the ammonia in the urine will actually help neutralize the sting. This is wildly incorrect. This approach will only leave you soaked in urine and potentially in even more pain for no real reason. Urine can actually trigger the embedded stingers to release even more venom, so — for a bevy of reasons — just don’t.Instead, rinse the area thoroughly with salt water–this is what will be predominantly within the individual stings themselves and will prevent any unnecessary pH fluctuations.Once the area is neutralized, the best solution for treating jellyfish stings is vinegar. Just rinse the area with vinegar directly, repeating this process as needed. Do not rub the vinegar into the wound. Scratching and rubbing will only increase the risk of more venom being released.Related: 7 Beach EssentialsTo treat stings around the eyes, pour vinegar onto a damp towel and dab the stings gently, avoiding contact with the eyes. Afterward, soak the area in hot water for approximately 30 minutes. If the area cannot be soaked, take a hot shower with the faucet aimed directly at the sting.Next cover the sting in an antibiotic cream and apply a bandage. These bandages will need to be changed throughout the day. Ice packs, antihistamines, hydrocortisone creams, aloe, and pain killers can be used to treat continuing discomfort and inflammation. Other popular topological treatments include meat tenderizer, ethanol, and gasoline although none of these have been scientifically verified.In the event you or a friend run into a bloom jellyfish you’ll know exactly what to do. And fortunately, this in no way involves spritzing anyone in urine.Photo Credits: Feature, Rick Sargeant via 123rf.com/profile_Sgtphoto, Sting image, Thomas Quine via Flickr How to Identify, Treat, and Survive a Spider Bite Editors’ Recommendations Beers, Shots, and Friends: Why Everyone Needs a Dive Bar in Their Life What to Do When Your Friend Comes Out to You How to Treat a Snake Bite When You’re Stuck in a Worst-Case Scenario last_img read more