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Columbus (via Dayton)

Member since 17 February 2013 | Blog

A plant biology researcher, biology teaching assistant, environmentalist, and a die-hard fan of the Buckeyes.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Dual moments: OSU football - 2002 Michigan game. Xavier basketball - 2008 Sweet Sixteen game vs. West Virginia (Xavier grad).
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Oct 2015


With all due respect to people who compile these stats (like Bill Connelly), and fellow 11wers who put time into forum posts like these, I'm pretty skeptical overall about these advanced stats in CFB. Case in point: if you spent any time on two of the bigger UM and MSU blogs this past week (MGoBlog and The Only Colors, respectively), those 2 fan bases have been using these stats to show how their team was actually better in that game two weekends ago. In other words it seems to me that you can find just about whatever your want with FEI, S&P+, and F/+.

Johnny mentioned in passing in the Dubcast a few weeks ago that he too was skeptical about using advanced stats in CFB because of the relatively small sample size - and honestly that has been one thing that I've thought a bit about too. Johnny - if you see this, would you mind sharing a bit more about your perspective on this?

Also, I guess I don't see the "predictive" value of these stats. Based on what I understand it seems like they provide a decent "snapshot" in time of how a team stacks up. But in terms of predicting games? Not buying it.

Comment 12 Jun 2015

I loathe the term "Buckeye Nation." Absolutely hate it.

I have very little problem with the amount of money in college sports. There is demand for college football so they supply it. My cognitive dissonance comes from the safety concerns, mainly concussion-related. I sometimes feel guilty watching football because of it.

I'm confused by the sentiment that Jim Tressel was losing his edge toward the end of his tenure. In his last two seasons Ohio State went 23-3* and won the Rose and Sugar* Bowls. Urban Meyer's success at Ohio State has diminished that of Tressel's in the eyes of many fans, which is ironic because a large part of Meyer's success has been due to players Jim Tressel recruited.

Comment 06 May 2015

My dad and I went to that game. I was 11. My dad was so angry we left just after Michigan State took the lead in the 4th quarter.

I have never seen him so mad before.

Comment 27 Mar 2015

Good for UD. Although in 2007 Xavier signed Archie's big brother to a huge contract extension and two years later the University of Arizona met little resistance in getting Sean to Tucson. Be forewarned, Flyers.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

Xavier grad here as well. What year?

I have to respectfully disagree with Mr. Byrnes, as well. OSU fans should rightfully hate on UC; think of Xavier as more sophisticated than them. And I hate to play devil's advocate, but isn't getting excited about beating a Bob Huggins-less UC team at least better than excitement over annually beating the shit out of whatever Michigan has masquerading as a football team the past few years?

No, Xavier is still in Ohio my friends. Pull for the Muskies on Thursday. Lets go X!