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from Columbus, OH

Member since 26 September 2013 | Blog

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Born and raised in Columbus, O-H-I-O! Graduate, and former employee of tOSU, so very vested in history and tradition of Ohio State.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Dorsey's incomplete pass falls to the turf, and the Buckeyes are National Champions.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 28 May 2015

And Columbus was also home to Olentangy Park, in Clintonville. According to Wikipedia, which makes it a stone-cold lock for accuracy, it was the largest amusement park in the country at one point. However, it was never the home for the Columbus Panhandles Panhandlers Palmhanders Handlersofpan...oh feck it, no football was played there.

Comment 27 May 2015

I know it seems like a blasphemous insult, but at this point, we can all admit we would never trade Urban Meyer for Jim Tressel, right?


Never thought I would see a HC at OSU better than Tressel, before Tatgate. As soon as he was dismissed, my thoughts turned to Urban, since he was not coaching at the time. They are both great coaches, but I'll take Meyer over Tress any day of the week. 

Comment 26 May 2015

This combo might be banned by a U.N WMD accord...better make sure before you eat it. Be a shame to get arrested by the Feds & shit yourself in court to boot....

Comment 26 May 2015

Day is made--CHECK

Too funny, and who knew Karma drove a black, long-bed tow truck??

Comment 19 May 2015

(Yes, I know I would make for an abysmal bureaucrat or accountant. Thank you.)

True story there DJ.  Unless you are able to blame other people consistently, and effectively, which would include the consultants who are hired by every Department within the university to streamline ( aka out-source) operations, then you would not make a good bureaucrat, accountant, fiscal-anything, or corporate hired-gun. OSU has become too top-heavy by adopting a corporate model, where higher-ups get performance based bonus money, most of which has been achieved by eliminating positions (stream-lining). When you chase away the worker bees, the hive dies. This will eventually cycle on to something else, the top-$$ folks will start to disappear, and they'll start the cycle all over again. My guess is that this is the first of many areas that will be outed for their inability to manage a budget at OSU.

Also, no offense to any legitimate consultants here in 11W land, who actually help people get better at what they do, instead of collecting a check and blaming "operational error" when their plan doesn't work. Just like anywhere else, the bad guys get all the press, and the good guys get lumped in with them.

Now somebody please call in a drone-strike on my soapbox...thank you.

Comment 13 May 2015

Italy is a lot of fun, very friendly people. Unlike France, they try to accommodate American's lack of interest in learning common phrases in their own language by knowing enough English (in urban areas mind you) to communicate. Spent 13 days there last June, and it was absolutely fantastic. Ross is playing in the right foreign country imo, but I'm sure he'll get another NBA look if he keeps dropping those numbers.

Comment 12 May 2015

Given the amount of tickets handed out by CampusParc, I assume its CEO gave this interview while sitting upon a pile of $100 bills.

Unless there is a way for them to make money, it's dead already. But they do need more money to payoff the sway-money debt owed to Geoff Chatas  for getting them the contract.

I cannot get enough of the Dolo v. Noah flap...and as a Bulls fan, having that jack-wagon on the roster has been hard to swallow. So hopefully Dolo gets to make that face even uglier at some point...not that I condone hitting people of course.

Comment 04 May 2015

He'll have to do this the hard way, and work his ass off to make the team...something tells me he will.

Gotta dust off my Chargers lid.

Comment 30 Apr 2015

Late to the party here, but thank you Ramzy for providing the first (that I've seen) comprehensive piece providing the true definition of what Curtis Grant meant to the 2014 team. I hoped he would have the mother of all season's in his senior year, and he did. 

Player. Leader. Captain. Champion.

That looks pretty good to me. Thank you Curtis.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

I would love the option to buy beer, however the biggest drawback in my mind would be the extended lines at the piss-pots. And since the peeps that will decide whether the sales will commence will not have to stand in a line for beer or to take a'll probably happen sooner than later. 

Comment 24 Apr 2015

B-Ball will be well balancing squad next year, which is what fecked us the last two years. Teams with one great player and some so-so consistent role players rarely succeed. I know there are examples when that has not been the case, but I don't care to hear about them (FYI). Better chance of success when everybody is contributing...(Captain Obvious has left the building).

DJ not only avoids the zombified work-culture that most of us endure by dishing every AM to the delight of 11W subscribers the world over, he gets to enlighten us with the secret to success in life, by sharing his socratic wisdom regarding how important pussy-cats are to happiness & overall good health. Cheers homey.

I really don't care who the QB is next year, as long as the Buckeyes win every game.

Happy Friday everyone and Go Bucks!