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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 9 hours ago

Scouting and evaluation. Phillips knows talent and knows what type of player Urban wants. The coaches don't have the time to evaluate every single player so that's where Phillips comes in. 

He's also allowed to interact with coaches and I believe have some interaction with the players on the team.

Agreed. The hire makes definite sense from that standpoint. I do agree with the couple of previous posters, however, that it raised my eyebrows a bit that we hired Joker and a compliance guy from Tennessee of all places. Granted, you've corrected (and frequently) made the point that Joker should be arm's-length from actual recruits, so one could say that it's good to see guys get second chances, and that we benefit from their accumulated wisdom and talents.

Comment 10 hours ago

The warnings and disclaimers section of the user's manual was very simple: "Try not to kill yourself on this thing. Seriously."

Comment 29 Jun 2016

LOVE Coronado. So much, in fact, that The Stunning Mrs. Vance and I exchanged our vows on the beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado. Definitely recommend CBC - we ate dinner there more than once on our last visit, and the beers were great, and the food was excellent.

Comment 29 Jun 2016

Wonder whatever happened to that guy...

Comment 27 Jun 2016

Then again, they won the NC with Flynn.....not exactly a Heisman caliber QB.  And before CJ, we won ours with Krenzel.  Somewhere in there is a theme or message....just not sure what it truly says.

...and the Broncos just won the Super Bowl with half a Manning, while Tom Brady was sitting at home on the couch. Like you said, there's something there, but causation and correlation are easy to confuse.

Comment 27 Jun 2016

Yet another example of why this whole recruiting thing baffles me. Kid tweets about literally drawing a number out of a bag, and it gets a thread on my favorite Buckeye site.

These really are the end times, aren't they?

Comment 26 Jun 2016

Not picking sides, for one. Referring to an I-dotter as a nameless/faceless sousaphone player is pretty much a dick move, Bro.

You may not know their names, but they put in the work to earn the right to dot the I - one of the greatest traditions in our University's storied history.

I'll be glad to see LeBron dot the I some day, but your dismissive treatment of a band member was bad form.

Comment 25 Jun 2016

Well said, BT. It sure seems like the recruitniks are the most vocal among us... I'm apparently among the quiet majority/minority? who think the recruiting coverage is a nice bit of frosting on a really great cake. It's definitely not the reason I came here in the first place, nor why I come back every day.