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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 4 hours ago

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 22 hours ago

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.

Comment 25 Apr 2016

As a kid who grew up loving those Lakers teams during his playing days, it's been damn difficult watching him so badly botch it as a coach. Here's hoping the front office in L.A. can get its crap together again.

Comment 25 Apr 2016

Here's everyone's reminder that the author's definition of "mediocre career" is also the leading all-time tackler for the Green Bay Packers, so there's that.

  • Ranks No. 1 in franchise history (since 1975)with 1,025 tackles, having surpassed John Anderson (1,020 from 1978-89) for the team mark in the 2013 regular-season finale.
  • Has posted 100-plus tackles in four consecutive seasons (2010-13) and in seven of his eight years in the NFL (2006-08, 2010-13).
  • Has led the team in tackles five times during his career (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012-13), which ties LB Nick Barnett for the franchise record (since 1975).
Comment 22 Apr 2016

Let these two pieces of trivia sink in for a minute and then compare the relative fortunes of the two franchises over the past 10 or 15 years:

The last Ohio State player drafted by the Cleveland was wide receiver Brian Robiskie in 2009. 

The Steelers have picked more Buckeyes than any other team since 2000.

Yep, that explains quite a bit, doesn't it?

Also, thank god only two Buckeyes have been stuck with the bloody Ravens. Yuck.

Comment 22 Apr 2016

So this is pretty much who Smith was referring to with the Homer Simpson "not relevant" Tweet, because Nebraska is 100% irrelevant to anyone Ohio State is recruiting, right?

Comment 21 Apr 2016

You scored 42 out of 50 points, (84%).
The average score on the full Wonderlic test is 40%.

Hell, I pulled a 60 during a conference call in which I was expected to actually participate... which brings us back to this very important point:

I still don't know how this relates to football aside from quick decision skills.


But I like that D.J. pointed out that 'Dale and Big Ben pulled the same score... because I keep hoping the Steelers will draft the young Buck.