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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: 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
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Beanie Wells, Chris Spielman, James Laurinaitis, Orlando Pace, Nick Mangold
  • 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 19 Sep 2014


Cincinnati, Ohio is in Ohio.  Why people on here deride their fellow Ohioans befuddles me and makes me sad.  Just because it has another large university doesn't mean it lacks having a lot of fans and alumni of The Ohio State University.  Yeah it is unique, but Columbus is unique from Cleveland which is unique from Toledo and so on.  88 counties, 1 Ohio State.

Comment 19 Sep 2014

Interesting perspective.  Unfortunately the popularity of baseball is dwindling, even though MLB revenue is going up due to TV rights.  Baseball has an age problem; I heard recently on the DP Show that the average MLB fan is like 47 or so, which is not good for the future of baseball.  I see soccer and basketball continue to grow in popularity.  

Comment 18 Sep 2014

Beanie, Lil Animal, Great Dane, Troy, Nuge.  I was a little too young (just entering high school) to truly appreciate the 2002 Bucks; though I do love MoC, Gamble, Krenzel, Doss, and Jenkins.

and of the course, The Senator (and now President ... of YSU).

Comment 18 Sep 2014

He looks like a maroon, but he is wearing head gear.  

Also, I meant that by being smart player in football or soccer and all else being equal, it is easier to prevent head injuries in soccer than in football right now (not years into the future) because you can prevent collisions if you are aware of your surroundings in soccer - while in football you actively trying to hit someone, and even a correct hit could possibly do long-term damage, especially for youngsters.

Note.  Football is my favorite sport.  Just making comments about it.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

Wussification of society and all that . . .

Or that we now have more knowledge about the risks of brain injury from repetitive collisions - even minor ones - than we ever have known, even just 12 years ago when I last played tackle football.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

Interesting.  I have a feeling though that the large number of "minor concussions" (every hit likely causes one) are higher in football.  Just not reported as injuries.  Similarly, I think it would be easier to prevent head injuries in soccer than in football where the players are actively trying to hit some one.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

I played 5th- 9th grade.  I don't have any side effects that I know of now.  But I wonder if something could result from it.  I think if you are an athlete and play soccer, basketball, baseball, etc. growing up, you can probably wait until high school to start playing football if you want to and still become a great football player at any position.  If I have kids, I may make them wait until HS to play any hard contact sports like football; stick to soccer, baseball, basketball, wrestling, etc. before that.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

But he also had the best team around him.  The level of talent on the team was crazy good, with 2006 and 2009 close behind, but still behind; especially on the defensive side of the ball and the O-line.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

Just like MoC.  He did his time.  Resurrected his life, and now we are all damn proud of him.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

That is definitely the truth in Champaign-Urbana.  The only ribbing I got was from my colleague who did his undergrad from Va Tech and was at the game (his sister goes to OSU).  Illinois is just sad.  I guess it comes with the corn-filled territory.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

I didn't think he hit him in the head at all on the hit in the end zone.  Polamalu's hit was close but what else is he supposed to do?  He hit the guy after he came down with both feet, and he didn't lower his head or launch himself.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

I don't drink hard ciders very much any more, but I wouldn't have a problem drinking them; sometimes they can be too sweet for what I am feeling at the time.  It's all about your taste buds.  

Comment 11 Sep 2014

But not because he drinks hard ciders.