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Adventurer, entertainer, global icon.

100% Buckeye.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: In the park grand slam HR in the 7th inning to advance to the championship of the Dublin, Ohio Tuesday night Co-Rec Softball League (2004).

    Oh, you mean best "actual" sports moment? Storming the field after Will Allen's interception on the end line with 0:01 remaining on the clock to beat Michigan and advance to the National Championship (November 23, 2002). Best moment ever.

Recent Activity

Comment 21 hours ago

There are plenty of 40+ year old hipsters though... They are simply another pox on humanity. But these millennials though are a completely different issue. Now we are going to be having a "One D" concert in Ohio Stadium. The ghosts of Pink Floyd (c.1987) are turning in their graves.

P.S. I can't even remember what "One D" is short for. #earlyonsetofdementia

Comment 22 Oct 2014

OK, I'm going to be "that" guy... I don't care to see any more hype videos until they include Ohio State beating elite competition.

(By "elite" I mean Michigan State, and whatever one or two bowl/playoff games the Buckeyes compete in.)

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I guess another perhaps simpler calculation is what gift today would I need to make to earn 4,500 points:

4,500 points / 0.04 = $112,500 gets me in the conversation. Then of course the cost of the pair of season tickets comes into play which for 2014 was $1,450 (including Ticketmaster fees, and seat back rental).

Comment 01 Oct 2014

No problem - I understood your point. Totally agree with the renamed "Sports Industry" sounding a helluva lot better than the old program name! (hahaha)

I do disagree with the notion however that we can quantify that our football team is somehow more academically adept than that of UofM.

That said, I'm not saying we can't either. I just think it's silly to try and throw stones at UofM's academics altogether. It is a very good school. I love Ohio State and am an alum, but I'd also be proud to have a degree from Michigan as well. Football is football.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

Based on some information I requested and received from President's Club (which is based on 2010 data) the ballpark one would have to be in to get "50 yard line" seats in A-Deck (not in the Club Section - which is a different payment methodology altogether) one would need to accumulate in excess of 4,500 "points".

Points are calcluated by both current year gifts to the University as well as cumulative giving over your lifetime.

Without getting too deep in the weeds, I will present the simplest case: Donor makes the minimum current year donation to obtain President's Club recognition and therefore receives a season ticket application - i.e., $3,000. Then, I solve for the cumulative gifting that had to have occurred in order to come up with the total "cost" of access to 50 yard line seats.

The formula for points is 0.04 x current year gift; and 0.02 x cumulative giving. So, in this case $3,000 current year gift x 0.04 = 120 points. To solve for the cumulative gift necessary to get to the 4,500 point level (4,500 - 120 = 4,380 points) we divide 4,380 by 0.02 and come up with $219,000 in cumulative giving necessary to have the conversation with Ohio State's Athletic Ticket Office as to when you can move into section 20A.

I'm pretty sure the present day answer is that there is a waiting list of people attempting to move into 20A, and one would need to wait until some current season ticket holder in the section either dies or fails to renew their tickets.

That said, I have learned recently that a new allocation methodolgy (which was tested with faculty and staff this year and apparently worked well) will distribute opportunity for better seats in a more dynamic and "fair" fashion in the coming years. (I hope sooner rather than later.) Essentially, it will be done online via a ticketmaster website, and season ticket renewals will be allocated by point totals. A window will open for each season ticket renewer based on their point total, during which the renewer will have the ability to choose his/her seats from any seats that are available in the in the stadium (excluding those allocated to student sections, and the Club Level, I presume) at that point in time.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

Just to further point out the absurdity of the present day cost of the best seats in Ohio Stadium, I present the following illustration of the cost of four seats on the 50 yard line (in the Club Section) to match M-Man's pimp ass seating arrangement in The Big House:

First, one must be a member of the Buckeye Club at the "Big Ten Champions" level ($3,000 per year minimum donation). Then, the annual cost of four seats in the "Platinum" level seating area in the stadium is $3,600 (per seat) for an all in total of $17,400 per year.

So, with 7 home games this year that works out to a cool $621.43 per seat, per game.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

First of all, I wasn't throwing any of our student athletes under the bus: I am throwing Ohio State fans who seem to think it is funny to portray Ohio State as academically superior to the University of Michigan under the bus. Those people look and sound ridiculous, and by extension make the rest of us appear to be ridiculous.

Secondly, "Sports Industry" is the new name of the major program formerly known as "Sports and Leisure Studies" at Ohio State.

Comment 30 Sep 2014

This, and streakers in general, aren't that big of a deal. Of course he plead "not guilty" that (for better or worse) is what every attorney would recommend I suspect.

I will save my outrage and judgement until such time as this guy attempts to sue Schlegel and/or the university for assault or something similarly ridiculous.

As for the act itself, and what happened to him, it seems to me that most people think he got what was coming to him - and I agree.