Elika Reps 11W on Rome

By 11W Staff on July 24, 2012 at 6:31p

The talented Elika Sadeghi representing Eleven Warriors on the Rome show on CBS Sports Network earlier this evening.

/Sheds a tear.


[Video courtesy of Throw the Flag]

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Nice - not only getting some love on Rome but the BSD is stealing 11W storyline - including the image.

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

M Man's picture

There is a typo.  I am sure you meant to write "the lovely and talented Elika..."  Do I have to do everything for you guys?

Abe Froman's picture

She would draw a crowd on Saturdays with her dictation alone.

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Off subject...Just got back from Mexico.  Chichen Itza was a pretty unforgettable spectacle.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

AcrossTheField11's picture

Please tell me she somehow incorporated In-N-Out Burger and/or bacon into the conversation.  #foodporn

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Jdadams01's picture

I watched the video just to see if she talked about food and sadly, she didnt. 

Elika's picture

That was all we talked about after we were done. First thing Rome asked me "You've got some great stuff on Twitter... do you seriously eat everything you put up there?" :)


(And: YES, I do.)

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

Squirrel Master's picture

Major props Elika! Keep up the sports talk and food talk. I think there is a #1 selling book in there!
I'd buy it!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

NC_Buckeye's picture

Speaking of books. I was thinking there is a major (two volumes maybe?) book that could be written on the Penn State scandal right now... for the enterprising author who could write about it objectively. Sorry, not you Joe Posnanski.
Think about the entire timeline. Sandusky, Grand Jury, indictments & subsequent Paterno/Spanier firings, BoT maneuverings, Freeh investigation and report, NCAA sanctions, Curley & Schultz (& Spanier?) trials, civil litigations. It might be a decade before it gets published. But if done thoroughly and objectively, it could be a best-seller and pultizer-worthy. (Think movie rights.)
With all the intrigue and players involved plus the level of interest -- this book could be the All the President's Men of our generation. The downside is that you more than likely would have to spend a lot of time in State College doing research.
Feel up to the task Elika? Ramzy?

FROMTHE18's picture

never thought thered be a day...think im in love

703Buckeye's picture

While weird, it's your choice to be in love with Jim Rome. I'll take Elika!

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Scott's picture

Good work, Elika!

Class of 2008

TBDBITL0509's picture

Thanks for posting this! I've been traveling and forgot to set the DVR.

Elika's picture

Hey hey hey... I KNOW YOU!!! :)

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

TBDBITL0509's picture

I KNOW, RIGHT?! Nicely done, Elika. This is awesome stuff!

Baroclinicity's picture

I'm just glad I now know how to pronounce her first name.  Accent on first syllable.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Nappy's picture

I had no idea either.

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

Defend Youngstown's picture

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Bucks43201's picture

talented & beautiful!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

AC1972's picture

Great job Elika! Way to rep 11W and Buckeye nation!  Our girl is all grows up!
She came across much more intelligent and well spoken than either Rome or Dave Anderson. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, fine education and all. Just was expecting maybe a mention of jalapeño poppers or of what her mother thinks...
Again, Elika you were awesome!

cronimi's picture

^^^ this. Elika sounded like a seasoned veteran in that clip. First stop, Rome. Next stop, Meet the Press.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Why is she not doing College Game Day? She is extremely knowledgeable and as stated above, her dictation alone would get even the casual fan's attention. Always love her articles and her tweets. Great job Elika... Buckeye Nation and 11-dubsters are proud of you!

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

DbuckiMcG's picture

Diction... not dictation

snoodogg22's picture

Damn, she's gonna be a star! You go girl!!!

Tough times never last, tough people do

BuckeyeNation's picture

The lady went B1G time on us. Congrats & dont forget the little guys Elika! 

Elika's picture


How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

Riggins's picture

If you follow her on twitter, you know she talks about being forever single.  I'm sure none of us get it.  She's smart, funny, and eats like a caveman.  She's a catch just on that criteria alone.  Being attractive is just the bacon on top.  My working hypothesis was that she must have a voice like a screeching pterodactyl.  I caught the Rome segment, so I can safely say that theory goes into the trash pile now... 
At any rate, congrats on the appearance!  I hope you continue to progress in your career.  I'm sure we'll be seeing you on College Gameday or the Big Ten Network in the near future.

buckeye76BHop's picture

I see why you guys at 11W sent Elika instead of the guys;-)  I thought she looked cute in her picture for 11W (no offense to anyone else, girl or guy btw...I'm just kidding).  Anyhow...I thought she was very professional and did a really good job on TV(I know I probably wouldn't have been able to articulate a sentence due to nerves).  However, that Anderson guy seemed like a douche...not sure how anyone else felt about him but that was my perception.  Of course Rome is Rome...and I'll always remember him for this below...watch and enjoy;-)

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

Elika's picture

Hahaha, hey now... 11W ain't like that. The show actually contacted me, but it was a nice opportunity to give some ElevenWarriors.com love out there!


Dave Anderson was a very nice guy, so I'll have to personally disagree :)

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

741's picture

Elika is awesome. Rome on the other hand should have been beaten thoroughly by Jim Everett back in the day.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Oh, you fancy now huh?

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

Johnny Ginter's picture

im still not convinced that elika is a real person, pretty sure its just jason in drag

Elika's picture

I just realized this comment came from Johnny, so it's even funnier than the first time I read it!

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

pannich's picture

glad you put the video here since I don't watch Rome much. Elika was great - no surprise there.  What's with Dave always interrupting her? Dang dude, let her finish her sentence - it's not the view where everyone talks at once.  (sorry for the view reference - first show that came to mind) 

Buckeye living in SEC land. 

Elika's picture

Haha,that bothered my mom too...but it's kind of the point to have a back and forth discussion. I probably would've interrupted more, had most of the topics not been NFL related, and had he not been an NFL WR, lol

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

Normal Buck's picture

Enjoyed the take on Jonathan Vilma.  I think I read somewhere that he's an avid fisherman.

Elika's picture

Don't want to flood the comments with my own, but just wanted to say thank you for all the nice comments... it really means a lot!

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

ParadigmShift35's picture

Elika absolutely crushed that interview. That was so awesome. Glad I saw a tweet that it was on.

Drewbuckeye's picture

I still have no idea on how to pronounce your name. 

Corey Carpenter's picture

Nice work Elika, I would have had to take four breaks in that five minutes to change underwear and shirts.

Crimson's picture

"They need to do a change, a huge culture change . . .  Change the jerseys, add some striped socks . . . Just put one line on one side of the helmet."
. . .  Wow.
In comparison AND in absolute terms, you sound incredibly intelligent, Elika.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I thought the wide receiver bro said "lion" not line.

Crimson's picture

Sorry, I thought I heard "line," either because of the way he talks, or because he got interupted the first time he said lion.

Irricoir's picture

Has anyone else ever looked at something so beautiful that you had to look away because it hurt to stare at perfection...??....Didn't think so. I must be alone in my world. /compliment

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Denny's picture

That non-Rome guy is such a bro.


Jason Priestas's picture

That bro averaged 14.67 receptions per season in his six-year NFL career and you will afford him the respect he deserves.

Seriously, my first reaction was "Who is David Anderson?"

TheBadOwl's picture

Hey Elika, now that you've made the big time, can you franchise an In-N-Out burger in Columbus?

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Bucks43201's picture

David Anderson was Bradlee Van Pelt's favorite target at Colorado State a decade ago.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Maestro's picture

Nice hair Rome.  Ha !!!!
Well done Ms. S.

vacuuming sucks

Bucksfan's picture

I am sure it burned every Penn State fan who was watching Rome today to see an 11W columnist psychologically evaluating them!  Well played.

flipbuckeye's picture

M1EK's head probably exploded.

flipbuckeye's picture

Wow, from the basement to the Rome show. Nice.
TIL "Elika" is not pronounced "ah-LEE-ka".
Also, why did you wear blue?

Elika's picture

I knew this would come up... because I was told, repeatedly, by people in the industry that type of blue is one of the most flattering on camera. This, among a bunch of "don't" recommendations that made it nearly impossible to decide what to wear. Don't wear white. Don't wear yellow. Don't wear a crazy print. Don't wear black. Don't wear a fabric with a weird texture. As someone with zero on-camera experience, I chose the safe bet... and figured it wasn't exactly Fichigan blue.

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

703Buckeye's picture


"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Squirrel Master's picture

Yeah, you left out red. I think that would have worked. Either that or a nice gray sweater vest with a little red O on it.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

jfunk's picture

I am just absolutely blown away by the enormous amount of cred this site has earned in the 3 or 4 years I've been trolling it. Simply amazing and all of you folks that make this great website what it is deserve it.
Also, Elika don't be surprised if you're hearing from people soon on taking over Jim Rome's job. Even better, maybe you'll take over for Corso when it finally becomes painfully obvious to ABC/ESPN/DISNEY that he's slowly losing his mind.

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

TatumRuled's picture

Hey Elika, I lived in LA ten years ago. Now I'm in Columbus. Do Buckeye fans still meet at The Shack in Santa Monica?

"Hell, Woody didn't recruit me; he recruited my mother!" -Jack Tatum                       

Buckeyejason's picture

Elika> Erin Andrews 


Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Thank god for the video. I thought 11W had their own case of a Sarah Phillips

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Menexenus's picture

Great make-up, Elika!  Did someone on Rome's staff do it for you, or did you do it yourself?

Real fans stay for Carmen.

ARMYBUCK's picture

While Im sure Elika appreciates all the compliments and flattery, I just want to remind you guys of an article I read last week in which I found out she has been dating a dentist named Frank since 2008.  At least thats the way I took it.  AMMIRITE? Haha.  Good Job Elika.  Tell Frank I said hi.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Is anyone else disappointed Jim Rome didn't refer to Elika as a "clone"?

Doc's picture

Elika, I'm just a smarmy Dentist, but you did a great job.  Congrats!  You need to get Herbie's number and have a foot in at GameDay.  Just more proof positive that 11W is the best damn site on the interwebs.

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