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from Columbus, OH

Member since 26 September 2013 | Blog

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 12 Jun 2017

I appreciate the fact that he felt he needed Thad's approval. Not to say he isn't taking the job without it, but understanding the situation he is inheriting includes replacing a coach that most fans respect, even if they know a change was needed. A smooth transition is helped immensely, especially with the current roster, if Holtmann does his best to give Thad a lot of respect. 

Looking forward to the Holtmann era, may it be glorious.

Go Bucks!

Comment 07 Jun 2017

Miami is #2?? Have any of their recruits been to a home game there...assuming they still can afford to have them? Mark Richt must be bringing his $pecial $EC recruiting $trategy to the U. Or did Nevin Shapiro get outta the joint??

Comment 06 Jun 2017

Yeah reading all that in a nutshell makes it sound pretty bad, and it was (is). I have always been an advocate for Thad, and thought he deserved one more year. However, in the eternal words of William Munny, deserves got nothing to do with it. Just sad it had to end like this.

Thanks for the good years Coach Matta.

Comment 05 Jun 2017

Obviously he was well loved by his players, and they are showing him the love now. When you see the player's comments, it becomes so evident how a good coach can impact young athletes. Good luck to Coach Matta in his future endeavors, and hopefully he can work on getting healthy full-time.

Comment 31 May 2017

I also lived in Chicago during the 90's, and would concur with all your points. Especially how every bar in Chicagoland made each, and every game a viewing event. It had as much to do with the Bulls success, as it did the fact that getting even a nosebleed ticket was impossible. I didn't see Jordan play until he was on the Wizards. But it was a special time to be in Chicago. I was there in 1998 for the McGwire-Sosa HR chase, and saw Kerry Wood throw 20-K's. I haven't been to Boston, and only been to New York once, but I find it hard to believe that there is a better town for pro-sports than Chicago. 

Comment 31 May 2017

He will probably do this gig longer than he should, and that's ok. He is a great CFB tradition, whether you like E$PN or not.