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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 01 Oct 2014

Elliot also proved himself to be very useful in the short passing game last week, especially of the swing-pass variety (something Ross brought up in his column yesterday). I think he may be our best skill player on offense.

Dude has the opportunity for a special season, IMO.

Comment 24 Sep 2014

Have this on the DVR waiting for when I come home today - looking forward to watching it.

It saddens me that some members of the punditry will take this as an opportunity to rehash the whole "Urban lied!!!1111" discussion. Since when do we openly mock people who admit that they were leading an unhealthy life and have gained perspective and rediscovered the importance of greater things, like family? I am sure that Pat Forde, in next weeks "Forde Yard Dash" (the journalistic equivalent of a stale fart, btw), will break out his staid reasoning against Urban Meyer (and hell, he will probably take this time to blame Muschamp's problems on Urban as well). Regardless of anything I hope that people come to realize the importance of perspective and balance. Taking care of yourself physically is definitely important, but the mental side of things needs care too.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

I was really depressed after Saturday's result. Then I saw how well almost all of the Buckeyes taken in last year's draft performed in week 1. Folks, we lost a TON of talent off of last year's team. Yikes.

Feeling better, but man would it be nice to have Mewhort, Linsley, El Guapo, et al. back on offense (not to mention Braxton).

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Thanks for the informative write-up, Ross. One question: you alluded to the fact that OSU had trouble getting off of the field on third down and indeed, many of these situations were third and longs. To my untrained eye it seemed like the biggest problem was Brewer eventually being able to find an open tight end and thus convert. Do you have any idea of how Ash will combat this going forward? I have to believe that the Buckeyes would have had a better chance of winning if they could have just gotten off the field on third and long last Saturday.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Tony Gerdman is pretty insightful; I really enjoy his stuff. They used to have a writer named Brandon Castel who was also very good. I'd say check them out for some additional insight and perspective. The sight layout is definitely very GeoCities-esque, but if you can get past that the writing isn't bad.

I believe the their forum technically has a "no politics" rule, but it is not enforced by any means. I've seen forum topics there that began as a discussion on football but then became just excessively political. As someone who likes to keep my politics and sports separate, I can't handle that. As someone mentioned above, they are not very open to new comers. I also like that fans of opposing schools are welcomed here at 11W; definitely not the case at the O-Zone.

Comment 01 Jul 2014

No one is saying that Urban Meyer needs to dress in a chicken suit for a game

Speak for yourself.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

Dayton's little brother complex, ladies and gents. Gives em something to talk about now that they can't get all hot and bothered about playing Xavier a few times a year.

All that aside, congrats to UD for getting to the Sweet 16. Someone said it above: if you don't want to get trolled, don't lose the game. That being said (and I think I mentioned this in a post before the game was played) if you have UD friends, I strongly encourage you to cut contact with them for at least a year. You will probably never hear the end of this until the Flyers end up in the NIT next year.

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Simply too hard for this team to score. Disappointed but not surprised. They are who they are.

Football team: please no spring-ending injuries, aight? No more bad news. Kthxbai.

Comment 18 Mar 2014

Good for Sibert - glad that he has found the right situation for him.

On a related note, all of you Buckeyes who know UD fans will want to spend no fewer than 10 hours the next two days praying that OSU wins this one. I am a Xavier grad who roots for OSU as well, so the potential for never-ending bragging on the part of UD fans is an immense concern with me (especially with the selection committee jobing the Muskies and sending them to Dayton for the First Four). Dayton will most likely be playing in the NIT once again next year, but if they beat the Buckeyes you will literally never hear the end of it.

I cannot express to you the seriousness of this situation.

Comment 13 Mar 2014

Not sure how to feel. It is Purdue, and OSU should definitely have handled them more easily, but it does seem like they came out flat (have no idea how; this team can lose to anyone) AND the tourney is all about surviving and advancing. Get a good night's sleep and come out more sharp for Nebrasketball.