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AndyVance 12th Warrior


Reynoldsburg, Ohio (via Hillsboro, Ohio)

Member since 22 October 2012 | Blog

Broadcaster and sales professional at Feedstuffs, the weekly newspaper for agribusiness; writer and professional speaker.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being in the stadium when Ohio State defeated Arkansas in the now redacted Sugar Bowl.
    Close second: being in the stadium for Kenny G's near-miraculous last-minute drive against Purdue.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: The '80s-'90s era Los Angeles Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 09 May 2016

I read it as they didn't want to subsidize a potential competitor's ascendency. I don't think the traditional Big XII/Big 8 powerhouses are in love with flying to Morgantown to play the Mountaineers, and UC would be much the same deal for them.

Comment 06 May 2016

I suppose I can put some stock in that train of thought - if we look at Saban's tenure at MSU versus his tenures at LSU and especially Alabama, what you're saying about Patterson & resources is relevant. That said, I'm not sold he's all that - by that, I mean I wouldn't necessarily hire him to coach my team over some of the other guys on the list. I suppose I'm a little jaded from the Baylor/TCU "better than OSU" whining from the first playoff run.

Comment 05 May 2016

Surprised by the Gary Patterson criticism.

Don't read it so much as Patterson criticism as approbation for guys below him on the list. TCU is good, but let's not pretend that he's suddenly put them on the same plane as Alabama or Ohio State, or really even Oklahoma. He's done great things, yes, but I'm not ready to call him one of the top three men in the game today.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

Amen on Edyta, Awlin... She was always one of my favorite pros anyway, but The Stunning Mrs. Vance has often made the same observations you did... amazing that there are so few "wardrobe malfunctions" on that show, really.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

Heyward has been in the audience almost every week. Several Steelers and several Broncos have attended to support their respective teammates (I think I saw Roby there one week), but Cam has been there several episodes.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

Couple of additions/observations: Not only did Hawk lead the Packers in tackles his rookie season, he finished his career in Green Bay as the franchise's all-time leading tackler, which ain't too shabby.

Carpenter's career may have been underwhelming, but I have to say that he's a damn fine radio personality. Easily my favorite local host on WBNS-FM these days, and that isn't a backhanded compliment despite the station's overall uninspiring lineup.

As a fan of the team across the river, I was really disappointed when they released Holmes, although he did it to himself. Still one of the all-time greatest receptions in Super Bowl history to his credit.

Comment 27 Apr 2016

I'm not sold that he'll fall that far, but I like the idea (if I'm an objective observer, that is) that their front office might actually have it's head out of its collective arse, finally. As a fan of their bittern cross-border rival, I just hope to God they don't actually draft EZE.

Comment 27 Apr 2016

Well, it's not exactly a great thread topic, whether the subject matter makes you titter or not.

Agreed (although it's probably not the worst we've ever had). One of the biggest MOD frustrations of late has been the rash of "link and dash" posts that provide nothing in the way of content. Regardless of the topic, if you're going to take the time to create a post, at least have something to say!

Comment 27 Apr 2016

My guess (as someone who upvoted the thread to offset the early downvotes) is that folks thought it was a pretty weak thread that failed to : A.) Provide much in the way of information, or B.) Offer any additional commentary on said information. The "link and run" thing needs to stop, though. That's annoying and pointless.

But if folks have a problem with a thread about a football player talking about getting a boner on national TV? Eh, grow up.

Comment 27 Apr 2016

I'm plenty secure in my manhood, and not a bit ashamed to say that I've watched DWTS for years. Great show, very entertaining, and the athleticism on display with all of the pros and most of the celebrities is pretty darn amazing.

Doug Flutie was a treat this season, even if he wasn't destined to do all that well, and Von Miller and Antonio have both done pretty well. Antonio has a shot to win it, but he's got to buckle down and work a little harder on technique.

Comment 25 Apr 2016

That is awesome. *maniacal laugh*

I also noted that two of their three most recent tweets mention Urban Meyer. Coincidence? Doubtful.