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Bolt


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 1st, 1997. Pasadena, California. I was always a Buckeye before, but after seeing this game in person at a young age, it was all over from there.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT, Columbus Crew, Celtic F.C.

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Apr 2014

Not debating that Pet sounds didn't inspire the Beatles (more specifically Macca) to go in a different direction with their music and experiment with different sounds, styles, instruments and concepts...but the results that came out of the Beatles I'll take any day. Pet Sounds really is outstanding though. 

Comment 16 Apr 2014

I'll be surprised if it's not Kansas. I don't see why he would've taken this long unless he was waiting to see if Embiid were staying or going. 

Comment 16 Apr 2014

Now, I will say, maybe it's more so frustration that nothing comes of it? I mean we do hear stories come from places but nothing seems to happen. Maybe the frustration is meant more for the NCAA's enforcement (or lack there of). Really, I'd say it's both.

I do feel like PSU fell victim to some of the same kinds of things we have during the Clarett excavations, Tatt-gate excavations and the related Pryor excavations. Where media types showed up and just dug and dug. I think nationally Ohio State has more cache and high profile notoriety than PSU has had in recent years...however the potential story that was leaking out of PSU was mind blowing, story of the decade kind of stuff...of course people are going to camp out there and dig and dig for that. For Ohio State before that, some kids getting free tattoos and selling memorabilia was being attempted to be turned into the story of the decade until the stuff at PSU put things in perspective. 

Comment 16 Apr 2014

I would say that people do think that journalists don't go sniffing around the LSUs and Bamas...there seems to be smoke billowing out of every corner of the SEC and common people can pretty easily connect a lot of the dots. Yet every puff of smoke seems to be buried as soon as it emerges. Every puff of smoke that comes out of Columbus turns into jumping off point and a media camping trip. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, thinking that they just like to pick on Ohio State, mostly it's just media trying to get page clicks...and as much or more than any educational institution in America, Ohio State moves the needle. We're very polarizing and have one of the absolute largest alumni populations in the country. I don't believe that nothing happens at Ohio State; I do believe that things happen everywhere. It does get kind of frustrating when you've got reporters literally camping out in Columbus digging and digging and digging in all the darkest corners looking for transgressions (which, of course they'll find) while other southern schools seem to be robbing the bank in broad daylight while everyone has their back turned. 

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I believe you're correct. From my understanding of it, the clap was a signal to the center that the QB had made his pre-snap reads, everyone's lined up and we're ready to go on your call. 

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Good write up on him from someone who's crossed paths with him...

 

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/real-or-fake-stephen-colberts-late-show-is-gonna-be-a-1561853345/+robharvilla

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Woah, that's awesome. He can kind of be himself more instead of satirically playing Bill O'Reilly (which don't get me wrong, is very funny...but Colbert is very quick witted and hilarious without playing a character). I actually got to be in his studio audience for one of his shows years back (when Flaming Lips were his guest, which was....awesome) and he comes out and does a Q & A with the audience and does improv (we were informed to throw anything we could think of because he came up as an improv artist) and it was probably the funniest part of the experience. He's very intelligent and quick witted. He'll do really well.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Tate was awesome. I'm surprised he got upgraded (not that I don't think he didn't deserve a higher ranking in the first place) since he's been out injured. Usually players in that situation fall...or more so get jumped by other recruits while they're sidelined.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Alexander is projected as a PF and Turner as a C. Both kind of have the ability to play either position and could play together. I think the only reason Turner has been putting off his commitment is because he's been waiting to see what Embiid does. Apparently Bill Self had told Turner that if Embiid stays it wouldn't be worth his while to choose Kansas. It has all the looks of Turner heading to Kansas now. Would love to be wrong though!

Comment 08 Apr 2014

The Timmons war and Bucksfan changing his icon most notably.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

The 7-footer has to sit out a year. He's athletic for a 7-footer but he only averaged 5 points and 5 rebounds per game last year. He was just a freshman though. From what I've heard he started getting more and more playing time as the season went on and had a big game against a quality team in the ACC (Duke maybe? Can't remember). The forward transfer from Temple is a bit more productive offensively and is going to be eligible to play next year, same type of scenario as Russell Wilson going to Wisconsin if I understand his situation correctly. He's only got one year of eligibility left.

Comment 07 Apr 2014

My college roommate for at least a couple years was on the football team. I had lots of interactions with the football players from that timeframe when I was in school...Including many Alex Boone stories which are typically the best. The dude was a wildman in college. I lived next door to a couple offensive linemen and Tyler Moeller and my roommate during my 2nd junior year was a walkon linebacker. We lived up at Olentangy Commons and Boone used to be around a lot causing a ruckus.

Met Greg Oden at the old Miani's bar in '06 and he was hitting on my friend all night. He told me I was the only person allowed to get my picture with him 'cause "I'm lucky my friend is so hot." Was also hanging around Terence Dials and JJ Sullinger that night. My friend got separated from me at some point in the night and JJ started running around screaming my name swinging his shirt over his head. Later when we were walking home, she got a call with a voicemail saying "Hey, this is Greg...the large African American fella from the bar tonight. Trying to see where the after party is." I kept yelling at her to tell him to come over but she thought he was ugly and wasn't interested. She never called him back. 

Met Eddie George at NACC and accidently insulted him. Something I still can't shake from my conscience to this day. He was just out of football and the Browns were between coaches and I tried to joke, something like "hey ya know the Browns need a coach up in Cleveland right now!" Which insinuated that he couldn't play anymore...even though he was still trying to. That man had the largest, softest hand I've ever shook. Very friendly.

Met Mike Redd at a Chipotle the day after I graduated from OSU in '09. He was coming off a season ending injury. He was in line behind me. While in line I told him I'm a big fan and a fellow Buckeye having just graduated the day before. I told him good luck and stay healthy next year and he said thanks. I paid and went over to the condiments/soda table and after he finished paying he came out of his way to seek me out to tell me congratulations on my graduation and good luck with my future. One genuinely awesome dude.

Some others, like meeting Dee Miller at a charity function for the Arnold (got to meet and greet with the Governator and Dee Miller at the same time while waiting for the event to start in the lobby) and accidently mixed up his name with Demetrious Stanley. Figured it out after he was showing me his Sugar Bowl ring and I apologized profusely. Bunch of other run ins but not very interesting stories. If you live on campus, you're likely to have run ins.

Comment 07 Apr 2014

I've been using Apple products for a while, so I'm used to their model in that I've used iTouch and my GF has an iPhone and I have a Macbook...I got an HTC phone for free and thought it was alright at best...I thought the Galaxy would be just kind of similar.

Well I went ahead and got the Galaxy S4 after giving it a test drive...I'm not sure I'm ever going back to another company after using this Samsung phone. It's probably going to be influencing my future purchases for other technology over Apple and other things.

Comment 03 Apr 2014

Also, I think these new red/white/blue ones look strange because we typically use a darker more navy blue and deeper red. This doesn't look like much of a reflection of the American flag. I don't necessarily dislike it...it just doesn't look like us.

Comment 03 Apr 2014

I don't particularly care for either of our uniforms this year. I thought the red and white stripes were the best we've had that I can think of: