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AndyVance

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio (via Hillsboro, Ohio)

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

Favorites

  • 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.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jerry Lucas
  • 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 9 minutes ago

"More difficult" is relative in this example: both skills (interviewing or hosting a call-in show) are difficult in their own way, and not every host is good at both. Most great hosts are really good at one, and at least proficient at the other.

I'm not saying one is harder or easier than the other, just making the point that they are distinctly different skills, and that while I find Cowherd to be a very engaging and entertaining host, I think he is an average-at-best interviewer.

Comment 2 hours ago

I'm really late to this dance, but I'm going to give you the "old radio guy" take on this from both guys' perspectives:

1.) Harbaugh was a horrible guest. He was clearly not prepared for the interview, as evidenced by the way he handled the first question... if you go for the "Hi Collin, how are you," approach instead of answering the question, that's going to set the wrong tone for the interview... and then it was all downhill from there, to the point where Harbaugh was openly hostile with the "50 questions" bit at the end.

2.) Cowherd is a great radio how, HOWEVER, I'm not sure he's a great interviewer. Barbara Walters was a great interviewer, but I don't think she could carry a 3-hour daily call-in show. Two totally different beasts, and I'll say that interviewing someone live on the air was a much harder skill to master than simply talking about the news (interviewing 10-year-old 4-Hers about their county fair projects was the hardest thing I ever did on the air, and it felt like what this interview sounded like... Yes, Jim Harbaugh was essentially a 10-year-old in this example). Rush Limbaugh (remember, no politics, thank you) is another example of someone who is very good at running a long-form talk show, but is a horrible, horrible, horrible interviewer... which is why he so rarely takes calls or has guests on the show.

3.) Was it Cowherd's best interview ever? No, he was a bit harried, but I think that's because he doesn't love doing interviews all that much. But Harbaugh was the problem here; unprepared, disinterested, combative. A bad recipe for an interview any way you slice it.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

The Venerable Dick LeBeau is probably my favorite NFL coach of all time. I was so disappointed when they put him out to pasture this year. One of the greatest Buckeyes of all time when you look at his accomplishments over the past 60 years.

Speaking of scarecrows, here's a pretty amusing little video:

Comment 29 Jun 2015

1.) Good thing I'm not your account rep, it seems :)

2.) I married a Wheeling girl who bleeds black & gold, so, happy wife, happy life. Also, since there are perennially more Buckeyes playing in Pittsburgh than in Cincy & Cleveland combined, it hasn't been too much of a hardship (although I'll say kudos to Cleveland for picking up more Ohio guys of late).

Comment 28 Jun 2015

If you win as many nattys as Ohio State did this year, and you still don't win the Cup, it's either impossible to win, or not worth worrying about.

Comment 28 Jun 2015

Break in case of emergency:

Holy sardine, Batman!
Comment 28 Jun 2015

I haven't at all followed the rumors and speculation surrounding the franchise of late... Is this the current concept in the works?

EDIT: What you've done there, I think I see :)

Comment 28 Jun 2015

Ditto. Jurassic World sold me on the concept of him playing Indiana Jones if/when they reboot that series.

Comment 28 Jun 2015

I heard Jurassic World is basically an extended commercial for Merdcedes-Benz.

We really enjoyed Jurassic World. It's not going to win the Oscar, but it was worth the $12 I paid to see it, more or less. But yes, we actually commented in the middle of the movie that Benz had to be an underwriter because that logo was about the only thing on the screen more than the main man-eating dinosaur.

Comment 25 Jun 2015

It's an interesting point. I think for many fans (like me) Braxton will cause me to wince every time he takes a hit... the fact that he's had "multiple" injuries makes one buy into that stigma the author mentions. Barrett, on the other hand, probably won't worry me at all because he handled his season-ending injury like Kwai Chang Caine.