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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 11 hours ago

I happen to live in the Syracuse area and I grew up here, too.  Don't worry; I don't have any strong feelings for the Orange or Boeheim.  As I learn about all of this, I'm wondering why the NCAA is bothering at all, seeing as how UNC is still fine and JoePa has his wins back.

(And I'm also comparing the Syracuse penalties to the ones WE received for seemingly far less serious infractions.)

Comment 05 Mar 2015

Having stupid ideas doesn't mean that you deserve to have your life and reputation ruined until the day you die.  We shouldn't be blaming the victim in any case, and that includes the Duke Lacrosse Scandal.

Comment 07 Feb 2015

I'm not exactly pleased with his comments, but he didn't knock his girlfriend out in an elevator or beat his kid and wasn't charged with assaulting two family members before hanging out in the passenger seat of a team vehicle during a DWI while the spouse drove. (That last example is Hope Solo.)  Here's hoping he learned from his stupid comments and thoughts.  We've all been guilty of new-definition "bullying" at times.

Comment 07 Feb 2015

And that being a minor celebrity in Detroit and $1.99 will get you a cup of coffee.

And buying two 20 oz. bottles of Coke products will get you two TTUN football tickets.

Comment 31 Jan 2015

Still happening to me too.  I'm on PC.  I know it's not the fault of 11W staff, so I'm not mad at them.  I just hate the spammers and other jerks who do this kind of thing.

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!