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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 18 Jan 2015

I'm still worried about Morris.  Is his head right?  In the joy we experienced after winning the national championship, we may have forgotten that Hoke left Shane Morris in the game when it was pretty clear that he had a concussion or at least some other serious injury.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Unreal how this is all going.  They should make a movie about all of the behind the scenes machinations in the QB competition and what each of them is thinking in these times.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Yes, I could tell that as I engaged.  I continued to engage because I was literally discussing events and ideas 100% related to Buckeye football.

The good-hearted mods will delete comments and perhaps this thread if they wish to do so.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Many of the accounts I have read indicate that the people on the street were not given verbal order to disperse.  One describes just walking along when a tear gas canister rolled into their shoe.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

I guess we just disagree; I find it violent indeed for people in riot gear to shoot tear gas at people who are walking to campus to see what the celebration looks like.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Good point.  Instead of using tear gas, the PD should have used tank-mounted flame throwers to disperse a largely peaceful crowd because those would send an even more powerful message more quickly.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

There's nothing wrong with thinking about Weird Science.  =)

And you're right; we're the champions and that's what matters.  But I guess I'm the kind of person who likes to think back and prove to myself that bad times will sometimes be succeeded by good ones.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Did Cardale just rob a Publix and Burger King in the hour after he won the National Championship?

I knew he was fast...just not that fast...

Comment 13 Jan 2015

No offense, OP, but we just won the national championship.  Ohio State is the national champion of college football.  WHOOOOOOOOOOO!

Comment 13 Jan 2015

National Champions, baby!  With a third-starter quarterback!  And we beat the SEC, the rest of the Big 10 and Oregon SOUNDLY.  UNDISPUTED.  Unreal.  You're all my brothers and sisters tonight.

Comment 10 Jan 2015

I am very pleased that you seem to be so committed to making a change in your life.  You're right; I don't understand why the guy couldn't hold off smoking pot for the biggest month of his life, but you're right; addiction makes people do crazy things.

Good luck on your own journey, friend.

Comment 09 Jan 2015

I got it too, on: