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Cleveland, OH (via Novelty, OH)

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Born and raised on the east side of Cleveland. Both of my older sisters attended OSU. I was a three sport athlete in high school and love football, baseball, basketball, and golf. Played college baseball, graduated from OSU.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The feeling when The Game 2006 was over.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Whoops, definitely didn't know that. Now I feel like a dick. My apologies, I was a little emotional while writing that.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Absolutely terrible. There are no excuses for anyone involved for Ohio State. That loss set them back so far, it's hard to even compare to anything we've had in recent history.

Offensive line: F- (as far as I'm concerned Billy Price should have quit some time between last night and this morning) Running backs: incomplete (gotta touch the ball) Wide Receivers: D JT: C- (no time, no protection) D-Line: A Linebackers: C+ D-backs: C- (only because they had a couple turnovers).

I don't know if anyone told Urban, but on the college football landscape, you do not lose at home, at night, to any unranked team, especially at Ohio State. Do that again, and you're probably gonna be on the hot seat. This isn't Michigan. What makes this even worse is how much talent Ohio State has recruited. To me, this is a case of getting 100% outcoached, by a guy who has permanent stroke face. Future not looking bright for the Buckeyes.

Comment 01 Sep 2014

I understand what you're saying completely and agree with you. However, there was talk of him leaving this year, and had he done that, they would be in the exact same position. I think we as fans just have to trust the system, and believe in what we have rather than worry about what we had. 

Comment 21 Aug 2014

All I can say is there are a ton of positives to take away from this situation. First of all, different coach, different team, and different style will make this year different from all those of the past when we had a freshman QB. We have a ton of potential play makers sitting there chomping at the bit to get the ball in their hands. We have speed everywhere, and we have a defense that should be vastly improved with Ash and Johnson coming in. JT is young, but should Braxton have left he more than likely would have been the guy this year anyway. It's time to see what he's got! I refuse to accept this attitude that the season is a lost cause. We are going to score a lot of points and win a lot of games. Also, remember this is Urban's guy. He brought him to OSU for a reason, and it wasn't to sit on the bench. Have some faith people! I'm excited for this year, and you should be too.

Comment 09 May 2014

You guys are being silly. How is he a piece of trash? From what I see, the guy has incredible football skills, and is probably the best chance to help them win after Brian Hoyer is done, however that may be. If you're judging him by the media storm surrounding the actions of a 20 year old kid who won the Heisman trophy, then shame on you. Think about that situation, and if you can even remotely relate to that kind of attention, you would probably have a different opinion. As of right now you guys sound like the kid on the basketball court who takes their ball and goes home because someone you don't like got put on your team.

Comment 23 Apr 2014

From an economic standpoint, there is almost no point in trying to go to The Game as an average alumnus. My opportunity cost in going to The Game, is probably about 3x overkill. Meaning, $150/ticket is insane to watch little dots move an invisible object up and down the only reasonably sized thing you can see in the stadium. I would much rather take the trip down to Cbus with my friends, go to Eddies or any other bar on campus, watch the game, get schwasted, have fun, walk around, and talk to people, than be asking the person next to me "What the hell just happened?" every 5 minutes, all for about 1/3 the cost. No thanks.

Comment 20 Apr 2014

As Buckeye fans, optimism about recruiting is something we need. That being said, not every year is going to be a homerun in terms of recruiting. There is a huge discrepancy between optimism and reality. The team currently has the talent to play with and beat anyone in the country, but when it comes down to executing in big games they haven't stepped up. Out-recruiting Alabama is going to be nearly impossible for the foreseeable future considering what they've accomplished. That's not something we can/should worry about. The truth is Alabama got beat last year by two teams last year, who on paper have much less talent. Plain and simple, the Buckeyes MUST win big games for recruiting to step up to an elite level.

Comment 08 Mar 2014

I hope Kenny G gets some sort of shot in the NFL, regardless of team. The experience is invaluable, and if he gets to start one day, even better. The guy wants to coach, and I'm sure eventually he'll do that at OSU. Best of luck KG13!!!

Comment 08 Mar 2014

Ryan Shazier everybody. 4.36 is blazing speed for a dude that size, and considering he has a bad hammy it's downright incredible. After watching the way he plays, flying all over the field, I wouldn't be surprised to see NFL teams look to use him in dynamic ways by making him a LB/S hybrid.

Comment 24 Feb 2014

You are 100% entitled to your opinion, and I respect that completely. Now, for the reasons that I already laid out, it will never happen. You won't see them getting paid anytime soon. 

Comment 24 Feb 2014

I'm definitely not being an asshole. I think you might be confused about how the world works. When you provoke someone, they are more than likely going to come back at you. That would make you the asshole for being so pompous in the way that you worded your original question. You might as well be this guy:

As far as your opinion carrying much weight as mine, how much time did you spend in collegiate athletic departments?

Comment 24 Feb 2014

I hate the NCAA. I don't think they should make anything off of these kids. I also don't agree with the stranglehold they have over the system or the rules they create.

However, you don't get paid as a student-athlete, because that's what you are, a STUDENT. Your college education is being paid for by an athletic scholarship. On top of that, everything else that comes with you being an athlete is paid for; meals, coaching, training, tutors, clothing, facilities, etc. The list goes on forever. All of this stuff costs lots of money. You can come up with whatever number you want, but for the purpose of this conversation, let's say that $75,000 a year/ per player is the price tag to pay all of those costs, and that's just at an average university in terms of tuition cost. So now the question becomes, do we pay all players the same amount of money? Or is different for the starters, or the stars? Can we promise kids coming out of high school more money than other schools? 

I just don't see how you can justify paying players additional money when a lot of rookies in the NFL this year will make $420,000, and that's if they make a roster. That's 1% of the guys coming out of college. The best of the best. Do you really think these kids should be paid more money than the resources that are already being spent on them? I just can't see it.

Comment 24 Feb 2014

Look man, if you don't want to be insulted, don't pose your questions in such a douchey way. You may as well have said "Who the hell are you to have such an opinion?" This has nothing to do with class. This has to do with being real. I beg you not to be such a hypocrite.

Comment 24 Feb 2014

Gotta read between the lines there. What I'm saying is that they obviously should go to college. However, you don't get paid to be a student-athlete. It's that simple. I see both sides of the argument, but the overriding factor in all of this is they're still not professionals in what they do no matter how you look at it. That's why I said there are other options for these kids if they want to be professionals right away. So while I appreciate your sarcastic JLaw GIF, try to think about it from a logical standpoint.

Comment 24 Feb 2014

Well, I didn't play college football. However I did play college baseball and also spent a lot of time with a lot of football players at Ohio State when I went to school there. So I've seen how these kids are treated, the opportunities they get, and how they are "compensated".  That's how my opinion was formed. Which I'm sure is a lot more than you can say. Also, I don't feel like I need to justify my opinion to someone whose username is a boner joke. Are you ten?

Comment 24 Feb 2014

That's what it's supposed to sound like. No one forces these kids to play football. You should come to a school like Ohio State for hopefully two things; get as much exposure as possible before going to the NFL, and to learn how to be a functioning member of society as an adult. And saying "It's just like the NFL" is one of the most ignorant things you can say. Remember, these kids don't have to go to college. They can always go to the CFL for 3 years and get paid there if they want to. Most of these guys don't realize how spoiled they really are, and the opportunities that they have. Sorry that a free education, unlimited training equipment and apparel, free meals, tutors, etc. aren't enough. Join the real world if you have a problem with that. You have to remember, 99% of these guys aren't going to do this as a profession, and you don't really hear it coming from them that they should get paid.

Comment 24 Dec 2013

I'm very aware that he would not have played this year. What I was saying is that he is fortunate to have the opportunity to use a redshirt due to the current make up of the team. Not really sure what the point is that you're making. As stated in my comment, this would be an "if" situation.

Comment 24 Dec 2013

I think the guy that benefits from a redshirt the most will be J.T. Barrett. If Braxton leaves this year, that's the guy I believe will be the next QB. I'm not knocking Cardale Jones, who has great size and athleticism. However, that seems to be a recurring theme at QB. I hate to say it, but we've had a couple guys in a row who are athletes playing QB. This kid is a true QB who can run, not the other way around. I love the fact they went to Texas to go get this kid. Kenny G would attest, I'm sure.

Comment 11 Dec 2013

I believe he said that because they are losing 4 starting OL, arguably the best RB in college football, arguably the best LB in college football, and a playmaker in Roby. There are others, but I can't think of all of them right now.

They've recruited well, and have a wealth of talent at almost every position. However, to get everyone on the same page, and find your monster players to fill those rolls in 1 year is extremely difficult to accomplish.

That being said, if there's one guy I trust to put together a better product than we have right now it's Urban Meyer.