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Westlake, OH (via Avon, OH)

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I've been a huge OSU fan since I was 7 years old, watching games with my dad and hearing the fans at the horseshoe chant "Eddie, Eddie". Graduated with an accounting degree from the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in 2009. Took a job out of college that moved me to Raleigh, NC for about a year and a half. Currently a financial analyst working for a company in Cleveland, which makes travelling to Columbus for game days much easier. I largely identify myself with Ohio State University and am not ashamed to admit that I get teary-eyed when I hear Carmen Ohio. I hate everything about the state of Michigan, including the fact that it smells like hot dog water.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Rushing the field after a 42 - 39 win in the 2006 (#1 vs. #2) Michigan game.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: ???

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Dec 2014

Curtis Grant = 5*

AJ Hawk / James Laurinaitis = 3*

While stats show sthat 5* players typically pan out to be better, more often, its not a hard fast truth.  The ratings are given to 15 - 17 yr old kids who have not even fully developed physically, let alone mastered their craft through countless hours of training.

If we come out with the same intensity that we did on Saturday we'll beat Alabama.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Crazy to think he almost left for Pitt after the 2011 season... YSU seems like a significant downgrade.  Especially if our defensive woes were more the product of Withers poor scheming the last couple years.  I remember before tatgate when he was considered the heir apparent to JT.  He's a buckeye through and through and I wish him nothing but the best regardless of what happens.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

I want Penn State to have good recruiting classes.  I want the coaching staff to cultivate that talent into a formidable opponent that is nationally respected.  I want to look forward to the annual Penn State tilt in the same way I looked forward to the MSU game this year (nervous and excited anticipation).  Then I want to beat the hell out of that opponent each year in both Happy Valley and in the Horseshoe.  I want it to mean something again.

So I won't be cheering this unless the player commits to the Buckeyes.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I thought about that actually... I was at that game.  They were coming off of a lost in East Lansing and while that Wisconsin team was very good, they just didn't seem elite.  Or maybe it was just the fact that that whole season was a bust and winning that game didn't really get us anywhere.  I can see your argument though.  That was a big win, but it took us from being unranked to still being unranked so it doesn't really blow my hair back.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I don't think there has been any talent in the B1G in Braxton's tenure either.  I love Braxton, but at the end of the day, Saturday's win was the first big win the program has had since 2010 (Sugar Bowl).  That means that Braxton hasn't registered a meaningful victory (outside of UM games) in his 3 year tenure at Ohio State.  

Sometimes I think Braxton's playstation abilities hinder the offense more than help it.  If we distribute the ball to ALL of our playmakers on offense, no defense can hone in and stop us.  The perfect QB for this offense is one that gets the ball into the hands of the playmakers and can stay healthy. 

JT still has some more to prove (win a bowl game) but thus far his leadership and playmaking ability seem to be evolving by leaps and bounds and I hope he's our permanent solution at QB.  I also hope that Braxton gets picked up in the draft and becomes a starting caliber NFL QB and has tons of success from here on out.  Unfortunately, i doubt NFL FO's will agree.  He's labeled as damaged goods after this shoulder situation.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Joey Bosa makes me want to lift weights. 

Comment 25 Oct 2014

Whywasn't Von Bell trying to intercept that... or at least looking for the ball...

Comment 25 Oct 2014

Whywasn't Von Bell trying to intercept that... or at least looking for the ball...

Comment 25 Oct 2014

A playoff team, this is not.  Discouraged.  Sad face. 

Comment 23 Oct 2014

Just remember... Use Common Sense and Always Know When You've Had Your Fill... an easy way to remember this... 



Comment 16 Oct 2014

While your stats may be accurate, they are misguided.  Influenza kills tens of thousands of elderly or infantile people every year.  The average bout with influenza does not pose a 50% chance of death to the common person.  Widespread panic isn't a solution, but neither is the blase attitude that I seem to see from a lot of people.  Maybe you just put more faith in the CDC and Federal Government than I do, but I'm not really feeling bullish that this will clear up before it gets worse, or that our leaders know or are telling us the full story, considering the potential economic repercussions.  

Comment 16 Oct 2014

Fair enough.  I spent a lot of time there between 2005 and 2011 when friends of mine were in undergrad / grad school at UC.  A guy got shot to death on the sidewalk next to their front porch on the corner of Victor and Warner, which is in Clifton, not even in the neighborhood in the link below.!fullscreen&slide=987585

Maybe we weren't going to the right places but nothing about being down there blew me away.  That's why I don't get the vitriol against Cleveland by so many from Cincinnati.  There is not one aspect of Cincinnati that I see to be superior to Cleveland.  Sure, Cleveland has its problems, but its certainly not the cess pool that the poster above describes with his moronic comments. 

And don't even get me started with the consistently trendy contrarian people that are against all things Ohio State. 

Comment 16 Oct 2014

Cincinnati has nothing to bring to the table.  It's dangerous, with the Over the Rhine neighborhood rated the most dangerous neighborhood in the US.  You don't have a good park system and you have no coastline.  The food scene sucks.  The culture scene is non-existent.  You pride yourselves more on bordering Kentucky than being a part of Ohio.  

All of these are areas where Cleveland thrives.  Say what you want, but there's a clear winner when it comes to who has the better "little big city".  

I'll give it to you though, Mount Adams was cool before it got taken over by D bags.  

Comment 16 Oct 2014

Don't think this is a topic to make light of.  People make choices to use tobacco / alcohol or eat unhealthy food.  Lifestyle choices are under our control.  A pandemic (that causes your organs to disintegrate to blood while you puke them out) is out of our control if this virus continues to spread.  Not fearmongering, just don't thing people are taking it seriously enough.  Lets nip this and then laugh about it a year from now when the virus has been eradicated. 

Comment 16 Oct 2014

Yes but closing off the borders to people from West Africa would go against the POTUS schtick of open borders and amnesty etc etc blah blah, US citizens be damned. 

The Federal government has two responsibilities.  Pave roads and protect the people.  Fail.

Comment 02 Oct 2014

I welcome them being good again.  I liken Ohio State to the Stark's in Game of Thrones.  Having our key bannermen be PSU, Sparty, and Wisconsin does not hold the same level of power as having a strong UM.  

We can't travel south of the trident and take on the Lannister's (Alabama and the SEC) for championships without UM being at full strength once again.  Having another B1G perennial top 10 team will give us a shot at a playoff berth in any given year assuming we run the table.  Dunno if we can say that right now.  

Comment 06 Sep 2014

Why does Dontre Wilson look slow and completely non-effective?