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Cleveland by way of Chicago (via Fostoria)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1994 Michigan game. It had everything - picture-perfect day, a dominating OSU performance, a streaker, a friend dotting the I, even someone stealing Tyrone Wheatley's helmet prior to kickoff. After the win, we rushed the field and grabbed pieces of the turf as souvenirs (it was grass back then). I ran smack into Lorenzo Styles on the field and fell down. He looked like he didn't even notice.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: nope
  • NBA TEAM: Pistons
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: wut?

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Dec 2014

When I was at OSU in the mid-90s, David Fong was an editor for the Lantern:

Comment 03 Oct 2014

As someone who went to OSU from '93-'97, I fully agree with this. Those 3 games were miserable.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

For a cheaper bourbon, Weller's extremely hard to find most of the year, especially in Ohio. Not sure if you'd have better luck at Party Source in northern KY, but it might be worth a call.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

You sure the littlest guy in the Beckman photo isn't Nick Saban?

Comment 30 Jul 2014

Well said. I've been in Cleveland for four years and it's great to see the conversations about this town shift from mockery and jokes to revitalization and civic pride. LeBron is just one more positive thing that Cleveland and the NE Ohio region has going for it now, and he'll just add (or already has added) to its national reputation as a city on the mend. It still has a long, long way to go, but it's made significant strides in the last decade.

Comment 03 Jul 2014

I don't post much, but I have to say that I feel this poll is in poor taste. Let's be excited that we got two talented, special student athletes instead of guessing who will be better before they even suit up. How would you feel if you were the one who was ranked "worse" than the other, 24 hours after your big announcement (and probably still super excited about it)?

Love everything about 11W, just not today's poll. Go Bucks!

Comment 18 Dec 2013

Cleveland has a bunch of them, particularly on many of the major east side streets that connect to downtown (Carnegie, Chester, Woodland, etc.). Along with the red light cameras are the speed cameras that aren't at intersections. It's awesome watching for the cameras and trying not to blow your tire on a monster pothole at the same time.

But the worst is East Cleveland. There's a sign as you cross into the city limits stating, "Cameras are EVERYWHERE." And it's not lying.

Comment 29 Sep 2013

I was in 24C too, and while nobody bitched at me for standing the entire game, I did notice way too many people filing for the exits with way too much time left to take the win for granted. It was very disappointing. Maybe I lack the confidence they have in the team where they can leave that early and not think they miss anything, but I was nervous until that last pass fell to the ground. Besides that, the atmosphere was pretty killer throughout.

Comment 19 Jul 2013

Pretty sure Osborn designed the renovations at Ohio Stadium too.

Comment 19 Jul 2013

+1 for Frida Batidos's chorizo batida (burger). Mmmmm. The loaded plantains are also well worth eating.

We were up earlier this year and had a quality meal at Grange. A little on the pricey side, but it was damn good. And, as already mentioned, the Jolly Pumpkin is pretty cool.

Comment 27 Jun 2013

Funny...I spent 13 years there and now live in Cleveland Heights. Loved every minute of it.

Eater is a great resource for finding good restaurants and bars. Yelp is pretty good too.

Also, the Hopleaf is something all beer fans should experience.