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Buckeye in Illini country

Urbana, Illinois (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

Member since 27 July 2011 | Blog

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The Ohio State University Class of 2010.

Currently a grad student in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois.

Do not live in a van down by the river.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: In Person:
    2006: #1Ohio State vs. #2Michigan in the 'Shoe! I have never seen a better game in person.

    Close 2nd = 2010 Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon, 35 hour drive straight through was well worth it.

    Close 3rd = 2011 Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas, yelling F*%K you to Mark May made my life

    4th: 2014 - Seeing CARDALE JONES and the rest of the Buckeyes destroy Wisconsin 59-0 in the B1G Championship Game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Beanie Wells, Chris Spielman, James Laurinaitis, Orlando Pace, Nick Mangold, EzE
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft, Jon 3Bler, David Lighty, Mike Conley Jr., Mark Titus
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: 'Merica

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Aug 2015

As a graduate student (PhD at UIUC), I get paid about $24000/ year on top of getting a tution waiver and 80% of my health insurance. I think it is very reasonable to give athletes total COA stipends that brings the value to roughly the same ($24,000 for room, board, books, and whatever else + tuition and health insurance).

Comment 25 Aug 2015

For the most part, that Deadspin article is very accurate. And it is sooooo depressing.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

It's even more impressive for him to throw/ catch like that when his hands/ wrists are heavily taped up.

Comment 05 Aug 2015

I just read Ramzy's terrific piece from three years ago. It's amazing how that same piece could easily be written today (I know it's only three years but change has finally come in some cases). And also, Ole Miss finally beat Bama.

Comment 05 Aug 2015

I didn't realize that. Damn. 

I know we have three established WRs and a TE, but he would have been a nice piece to have.

Comment 05 Aug 2015

As a Bengals fan, I hope Pryor makes them regret not keeping him on the roster. Though he didn't make the position switch until he was cut. 

Comment 03 Aug 2015

It makes sense too. There isn't much to do around here in Champaign-Urbana. Either hit the books (highly ranked engineering school - even higher than Purdue in many disciplines) or grab a beer. It's clear not many are going to the football games.

Qtr. 1 versus Ohio State
Qtr. 2 vs. Ohio State (35-14 at this point)
Comment 03 Aug 2015
Well deserved. We have had unprecedented success under Coach Ryan. Two-time national runner-up, several individual national championships, and of course the team title last year. He has placed Ohio State among the elite in wrestling.
Comment 02 Aug 2015

Michael Jordan/ Shaquille O'Neil

Roger Federer/ Serena Williams

Cael Sanderson (wasn't alive during Dan Gable's wrestling career) - from Wikipedia: "He is the only wrestler in NCAA Division I history to go undefeated in official matches with more than 100 wins. Sports Illustrated named his college career as the second most impressive college sports feat behind the setting of four world records by Jesse Owens in a single hour at the 1935 Big Ten track and field conference championship meet.

His final college accomplishments were a record of 159–0, 4 NCAA titles, 3 Dan Hodge Trophy awards, 4-time NCAA Outstanding Wrestler, and 4-time Big 12 Conference Champion."

Comment 31 Jul 2015

So basically the question is, would you rather be the Spurs of the Duncan/ Pops era or the Jordan Bulls of the 90s?

I would take either, but I think I would take the Spurs with the consistency in the in-between title years.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

I saw Cueto's last start in person in Denver. It was bittersweet to say the least.

I like the two trades of Cueto and Leake. We likely won't be able to sign either of them in the off-season, so it is best to get something for them now as this season is over for the Reds even if they were still on the roster. 

As for Chapman, the closer is one of the most overrated positions in baseball. A hold in the 7th/8th inning is just as important as a save in the 9th, yet the closer makes a whole lot more. If we can get a huge haul for him, then we have to take it.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

I'm a maybe. I want to what the critics think of it first. I'm more looking forward to seeing Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. Tom Cruise is borderline nuts, but he is a great actor and many of his films are pretty damn good.