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AndyVance 12th Warrior


Reynoldsburg, Ohio (via Hillsboro, Ohio)

Member since 22 October 2012 | Blog

Advertising sales professional, broadcaster, 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 13 hours ago

Ah, but that's exactly my point about the Time Value of Money: if he gets more of the bonus up front, it's to his advantage because he can invest that money and turn it in to more money. Deferring, of course, benefits the team for the same reason (among others).

The bonus has the same nominal value, but the real value is quite different when more of it is deferred into the future.

Paging Fatpants for a better explanation of what I'm saying...

Comment 14 hours ago

I'm very skeptical about wanting all his money upfront, Bosa comes across as an everyman and his family seems to be doing just fine, now if he wants it all to buy a big boat to park in San diego and south beach then I get it.

Flip that around, though - because he comes from a good family who are "doing all right," he probably understands the Time Value of Money better than rookies who don't come from the same means. By getting his money up front, he potentially sets himself up much better for a post-NFL life. Take those millions and hand them to Jack Bogle, and he'll never have to work again. I have to wonder if - given all of the concussion stuff - if he's not thinking about a shorter career than what he might have 10 or 15 years ago, in which case TVM and getting the money up front makes a lot of sense.

Comment 14 hours ago

This is the first time in my life I've "followed" the story of draftees' contracts (inasmuch as reading 11W constitutes "following" a given topic), so this is all new to me... but is the Bosa holdout unusual? I would think that skipping OTAs would be somewhat frowned upon by the veterans and such, but maybe I'm projecting here.

Anyone know how typical or not this is?

Comment 17 hours ago

That paper-thin polyester strap has saved my life on at least three separate occasions. I can't fathom how people don't wear it.

Comment 26 Jul 2016

-I'm starting to enjoy recruiting more than the games.

-The people on here that want Danny Clark to decommit drive me crazy.

-Ohio State doesn't need Michigan to be good. I wish people would stop saying that.

-The 2015 loss to MSU will never bother me as much as the '13 B1G title game did.

-I actually like Brady Hoke. He's a goof, but still likable.

-The hype around Tom Herman has gotten really annoying.

  • Ugh.
  • THIS.
  • Double THIS.
  • This x100.
  • Yes, yes.
  • Hush your mouth, Hater.
Comment 22 Jul 2016

Thanks for the reminder on this, Fitz. This is for a great cause, and our man Remy has put a ton of work into this outing/auction.

Comment 16 Jul 2016

It's a problem out of which Matta gets to try to see his way. He's earned that much over his tenure in Columbus. But those comments, however entertaining they may be, don't place at least part of the blame at the feet of the coaching staff, and they should have.

I was pondering this while reading his comments the other day... they were indeed highly entertaining, but I think if they came from anyone else other than our coach, we'd think it was a bit tacky to be so blatantly dismissive of pretty much an entire class of guys you recruited less than 12 months ago. Here's hoping we've turned that corner and never have to live through such a mess again.