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Buckeye in Illini country

Urbana, Illinois (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

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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 20 hours ago

Chicago Blackhawks also could be very deserving. Though, I would still give it to our Buckeyes for having to overcome so much both at the beginning of the season (4 new starting O-Linemen and new starting QB less than a month before the start of the season) and at the end of the season (3rd starting QB against the three toughest opponents).

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Structurally, the bridge is fine. But it is functionally obsolete. Twice as many vehicles cross over it than what it was originally designed for. It should have at least two more lanes each way with wider lanes if it is going to be in the same location (though you can easily make the argument of putting it farther west, but that would take rerouting all of I75 through the area). 

I only cross it when visiting my brother in Covington. But whenever I come home from Illinois I have to deal with the congestion that the bridge causes, especially near rush-hour.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

If Beckman and Illinois don't get at least 8 wins this year, he should be fired. But that won't happen unless they beat 3 of UNC, Iowa, Penn State, and Minnesota, which is highly unlikely. The athletic department will be fine with 6 or 7 wins and a low level bowl game and keep him another year or two.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Ask me again in November. As of now I'm just a little nervous. I have faith in UFM and the Buckeyes to beat TTUN.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

I'd put it closer to 8 relatively tough games. While both are in Columbus, the games against Penn State and Minnesota, as evidenced by last year, are no cake walks whatsoever.

I just hope games don't require this great ending to win it.

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Comment 30 Jun 2015

I generally try to bring back Ohio beers I can't find in Illinois (which I easily can get some Great Lakes). For me this generally involves one or more of the offerings from Rhinegeist, Mad Tree, Christian Moerlein, Jackie O's, or Mt. Carmel.