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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 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?  

Comment 17 Jun 2014


Comment 20 May 2014

We have to get it done this year.  The potential dropoff at QB after Braxton leaves, in addition to PSU and MSU coming alive as genuine B1G threats, will make it increasingly difficult to make the playoff in future years.  I'm not saying it's impossible, but this year is our best bet, IMO.

Comment 08 May 2014

For me, I grew up with Tressel.  He was hired when I was in 8th grade and was the head coach through my college years.  Seeing him oustered like he was was nothing short of heart-breaking.  

I'm thankful as hell to have Urban Meyer as our head coach and probably can't think of any active coach that I'd rather have at the helm, but damn do I miss Jimmy T. 

Comment 03 May 2014

Great job by the university choosing a non-divisive figure to close out the careers of its graduating student body.  I hear next year they are looking at Alex Jones.  

Comment 30 Apr 2014

I don't think she's the "worst kind of person alive" in a literal sense.  That was me using hyperbole in attempt to hammer home the point that I think she sucks... a lot.   Rapists, murderers, terrorists, people engaging in human trafficing, etc. would take the cake on "worst kind of person alive" if you want my literal opinion, but feel free to nitpick my post.  I'll use hyperbole font next time to avoid any confusion.

In regard to what I would have the league do?  I'd have to think about that a bit.  I'd be strategic and calculating instead of brash and mob-appeasing.  I'd do everything I could to avoid setting this precedent.  What is going to happen when a minority NBA player  or coach gets caught saying something homophobic (Tim Hardaway) or makes any derogatory comments about any other race / creed / lifestyle. Will they get banned for life as well?  Will there be a double standard? 



Comment 29 Apr 2014
I said he was disgusting... that pretty much covers it. And the league ownership are cowards. It would be one thing if they were truly outraged by these comments but to me, they fake outrage to save face with the people who pad their pocket books... maybe i'm just a cynic. Anything else?