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Fellow Buckeyes, I didn't particularly care for college sports until the beautiful day in 2007 when I learned that I had been accepted to Ohio State's stellar Creative Writing MFA Program. From that moment, I have found great happiness in succumbing to the benign tribalism that comes with being a fan of Buckeye sports. (I don't REALLY think that the Wolverines are evil subhumans, but it's fun to engage in good-natured taunting.) Ohio State has a stellar history of nurturing both great writers and great athletes. I hope to contribute poems that will continue both traditions and reinforce that Buckeye sports are really a long and wonderfully complicated narrative.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2008 Michigan Game. At the Shoe. We win. (Of course.)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Current: Kenny Guiton. Past: Brandon Saine.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Current: Aaron Craft. Past: William Buford.
  • MLB TEAM: Detroit Tigers

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Sep 2014

It looks like they were selling door mats made from the Field Turf, too. 


And 2' by 4' strips.


And framed photos accented with Field Turf.


How much Field Turf do they have?  More importantly, why don't a bunch of 11W folks get together and buy a 2'x4' roll of turf (still available) and pay a lot less than 25 bones apiece?

Even though I was a Creative Writing MFA, I think I can get fairly close on the math.  The $25 sections (unavailable) are 3"x4".  That means 12 sections per square foot.  12 x 25 is $300 per square foot.  The 2'x4' mats have 8 square feet of turf, which is $2400 if sold in the $25 sections.  But the 2'x4' mats are selling for $190. 

Sigh...I'll never understand business.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

You forgot to mention Braxton Miller!  =)

I agree.  We have a ton of talent and will only accumulate more.  I'm not at all saying this is a lost season or anything, but the 2014 Buckeyes are going to gain a lot of experience and the undergrads will only be that much better next year.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Come to think of it, I've never seen the three men in the same place at the same time...

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Sorry; I'm an idiot.  I am sitting too far away from the TV and I don't have cable, so I have to watch ESPN scrambled with no sound.  My apologies.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Wow...VT has played a heck of a second half...they are about to take the lead with :32 left.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Even though Kent State isn't exactly Alabama, I do love that we're dominating a game that's being nationally televised on a broadcast network to almost every big city in the country.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Wait...the game is on ABC?  I thought it was BTN-only.  I don't have cable and I'm in Central New York, so I didn't thing there would be any way for me to see the game.  How wonderful!

Comment 07 Sep 2014

I would not at all be surprised that the writers for that site weren't "hired."  Technically, one must be paid in order for it to qualify as a hiring.  This is one of my big problems with SB Nation and those other networks.  They "pay" writers in "exposure."  People die from exposure.

It's a terrible thing for all sports lovers, really.  These wildly profitable sites just shovel "content" at the reader instead of actually investing in the next generation of sportswriters.