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So... You've Encountered an Internet Troll

I remember the first time I realized Mark May enjoyed goading Ohio State fans. I was sixteen-years-old, and Ohio State was on the cusp of its first national footballing title since 1968. Nobody knew that yet, however, especially Mark May. I'm too lazy to Google his exact quotes, but I remember h...
22 May 2013
by DJ Byrnes 31 Comments

The Professional Failings for the Amateur Athlete

As a fan of the Almighty Cleveland Browns, the NFL Draft is akin to Christmas Day. Usually, the Browns are taking a Top 10 talent before the Browns chronic ineptitude ruins them by the end of their rookie contract. Other times, we’re spending first round picks on 28 year-old rookie quarterback...
25 Apr 2013
by DJ Byrnes 8 Comments

Forever Thankful for Tatgate and the Bowl Ban

If there's one thing America isn't good at, it's naming our scandals. What would we do if Richard Nixon hadn't paid Joe Paterno to break into the Watergate Hotel? Where would we be? With the originality of the goofs who dubbed the college football playoff "the College Football P...
24 Apr 2013
by DJ Byrnes 45 Comments

The Dilution of Sport

In a week that saw the bombing of the Boston Marathon.. its subsequent manhunt that put Boston under martial law... a dilapidated fertilizer plant blowing up in West, Texas that killed at least 35 people... an earthquake in China that caused 200 deaths and over 8,000 injuries... a bomb in a popular ...
23 Apr 2013
by DJ Byrnes 45 Comments

The Spring Game Sucks

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?   - Robert F. Kennedy When I look at the Spring Game, this RFK quote is what comes the rum-saturated sponge that masquerades as my mind. (I'm a lot like Robert Ken...
18 Apr 2013
by DJ Byrnes 33 Comments

Urban Meyer Will Retire Nick Saban

Nick Saban is the typical tinpot dictator who presides over indentured 18-22 year-olds at football programs around America. We saw what happened when he made the moves to the pros, where he didn't enjoy the same competitive advantages he had in the collegiate ranks, and was required to coach fai...
17 Apr 2013
by DJ Byrnes 42 Comments

75% of Columbus should not be allowed to drive.

I love Columbus; it has the greatest reservoir of untapped potential of any metropolis in America. After washing ashore on the muddied banks of the Olentangy in 2008 with only a tortoiseshell cat named "Betsy Ross" and bottle of Lady Bligh in my possession, I have never contemplated leavin...
16 Apr 2013
by DJ Byrnes 102 Comments