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Alice in Aggieland


Columbus, OH

Member since 25 September 2012 | Blog

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Voting Record: 41 / 16

Proud fourth-generation Ohio State graduate and current Buckeye prof. Survived the Johnny Football era at Texas A&M.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Devin Barclay's field goal that clinched Ohio State's Rose Bowl berth in my final home game as an Ohio State student. There were tears involved.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Whoever replaces Amir Williams
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: I don't believe in soccer.

Recent Activity

Comment 6 hours ago

We found them at the new Dick's Sporting Goods at Easton right after the CFP announcement. They're part of the Playoff Diamond Collection. And yes, still $180. (We split the cost on that bad boy. The brother is lucky to have two sisters who love OSU football as much as he does.) And if it makes you feel better, the quality's really good. They're pretty heavy, and the silver stitching is awesome.

Comment 05 Jan 2015

A bit surprised that we are the "home" team for this event.  Would have assumed that Oregon as the #2 team would get home treatment.

Marketing, my friend. No doubt Nike lobbied for the chance to show off the finalists' other uni options. That said, these would be perfect if the numbers on the sleeves weren't black. Loved the road whites.

Comment 03 Jan 2015

Why would anyone from the North listen to this inbred show?! It's nothing but a bunt of delusional southerners yelling jibberish.

The same reason people watch Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo and Duck Dynasty. Except I'll take Phyllis from Mulga over overpaid reality yokels any day.

Comment 29 Dec 2014

I'm scared of Amari Cooper the way I was scared of Melvin Gordon before the B1GCG. I'm cautiously optimistic that the secondary will be ready for Cooper/Sims. (With emphasis on the "cautious" part.)

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Used to work with an attorney that had to mention he was a MENSA in every other sentence.  Drove me crazy.

I had a prof in grad school like this, except replace "MENSA" with "Cornell." He was basically Andy Bernard in real life.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Candace Lee's tweets are awesome. Wasn't it during the Navy game that she called out the announcers for pronouncing Darron's name wrong? I think Lachey kept calling him "Da-RON" and she corrected him, tweeting "Like Darren in Bewitched!"

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Pretty sure that's Gracie Gold. Lucky for you, the US usually doesn't send 14-year-olds to the Olympics (cough, China and Russia, cough), so she's legal. (She's 19.)

Comment 13 Nov 2014

The pick-six and non-TD interception that gave Penn State great field position weren't the defense's fault. Eliminate those two major offensive mistakes (and JT's injury) and the game is a blowout in OSU's favor.

Comment 06 Nov 2014

I got a ticket from the Parcing [sic] Nazis after the kid who filled out my A-pass paperwork wrote down my license plate number incorrectly. The manager at T&P basically said, "Our bad," and shredded it. BUT STILL.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and American Gods are favorites of mine - Gaiman writes beautiful prose and throws in lots of wordplay. Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens is perhaps the funniest book ever written about the Apocalypse: The Antichrist is growing up in a suburb after being switched at birth, and the Four Horsemen tool around on motorcycles wreaking havoc.

Also a big fan of Isabel Allende - check out Zorro, her fictional biography of the character. Zadie Smith's On Beauty. Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale. Ooh, and definitely try Hillary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which are about the politics of the Tudor court during the reign of Henry VIII. 

Comment 03 Oct 2014

WRT your parenthetical, Nebraska uses NU to designate the university system (campuses, administration, sports teams) and UN+campus initial for the campuses (e.g., UNL is Nebraska-Lincoln, the flagship campus that houses the D1 sports programs; UNO is Nebraska-Omaha; UNK is University of Nebraska-Kearney, etc.). The NU regional campus system is a lot like Wisconsin's.

Comment 26 Sep 2014

The trustees might support the president but I seriously doubt if anyone else on campus does at this point.

Er, I don't know if I'd say that. I teach at OSU, and I've yet to hear students bring up Waters's firing in conversation. As long as there's a halftime show at every home game, I don't think the majority of the student body (or the faculty) cares. The band is an entity unto itself, and it seems as though most of the people who are really fired up about the situation are a) current band members; b) band alumni; c) friends of the aforementioned; and d) people who spend a lot of time discussing OSU-related things online.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

You...are not wrong. 

Though, to be fair, A&M's fanbase is more along the lines of "we are a RICH STORIED PROGRAM FULL OF HISTORY AND PRIDE while barely staying afloat in a good-to-middling conference" delusional, while PSU fans deify the enabler of a serial child predator. That's a whole 'nother level of creepy.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

In England they sell hard cider in 2-liter bottles. Ever played cricket while carrying a 2-liter of alcoholic beverage? You have not lived.

Hard cider is a pretty good mixer. Big fan of cider and black (Strongbow or Magner's with blackcurrant cordial, which I still haven't found Stateside after six years). Snakebite (cider and beer) will get you hammered in one pint. Bars in England won't sell it (makes the locals too rowdy), so you have to order two drinks and mix them yourself.

Or so I've been told.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Yeah, after seeing the rest of the collection, I wish even more that the OSU athletic logo consisted of the simple Block O without the wordmark. (Confession: I hate that damn wordmark.) The buckeye leaves are cool, though.

Comment 18 Jun 2014

I think emphasizing the "The" in the name is obnoxious and a silly way to try and differentiate from other schools.

When I moved to College Station and, later, to Lincoln, I stopped adding the "The" because so many people would make preemptive cracks about it.

"I'm from Ohio." "Oh, did you go to THE Ohio State?" [Insert smug facial expression here.]

Also, I realized how douchey it sounds when you're the only one saying it.