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BucksinNYC

Manhattan, New York (via Elyria, Ohio)

Member since 19 August 2014 | Blog

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Voting Record: 21 / 3

Grew up in northeast Ohio. Now I don't live there. Go Bucks. My plan is to eventually retire to Youngstown or Cleveland and buy season tickets to all four teams that I love (Cavs, Browns, Indians, Bucks)

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: As a Cleveland fan, not much. That one time the Browns went 10-6 and missed the playoffs? Let's go with that.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith (I was at tOSU from 04-08)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Greg Oden
  • NFL TEAM: The Super Bowl Bound Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Roll Tribe

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Sports are always connected to identity, and I identify with the Midwest.  For me, whenever the B1G thrives, whether it be Sparty, Wiscy, or even little old Northwestern, it shows how the Midwest is superior to every part of the country. This is especially important for me living in New York City, converting people to our way of life. 

Comment 03 Apr 2015

I grew up in Lorain, graduated from Ohio State and moved to New York City at 22. My goal was to move home by 23. 

7 years later, I am still here. I met my fiance, have a wonderful career, bought a home in Harlem, and hope to retire to Northeast Ohio. 

I guess the point is that you never know what life will bring.  You could have that opportunity away from Ohio or it could happen here. 

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Kentucky and Wisconsin in one national semifinal and Iowa State and Oklahoma in the other. 

Kentucky over ISU for the championship. 

We still have January 12th....

Comment 03 Mar 2015

I love the sports hiearchy questions

1.  Cleveland Browns

2.  Cleveland Indians 

3.  Ohio State Buckeyes

4.  Cleveland Browns (they lapped the Cavs)

5.  Cleveland Cavaliers

Living a 10 minute walk from Yankee Stadium, I get to see a lot of baseball, but only 2-3 Indians games. 

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I am so happy that Great Lakes Brewing has made it to NYC/NJ. My father-in-law got me two cases of Christmas Ale for the holidays along with the 6 I purchased!

Comment 22 Feb 2015

Thad Matt is very good. He has done the best he can given the situation when he arrived and the troubles he inherited. 

I think there is a glass ceiling on Ohio State basketball with or without Matta. It is hard to be an athletic department that consistently has a top 5 basketball and football team. 

No matter how much they try to play up "LeBron would've gone here" they can't recruit the elite kids that Kentucky and Duke can (just like they cannot in football).  The fact that a hypothetical scenario is perhaps their greatest recruiting ploy is a testament to the mediocrity of the program. 

Comment 21 Feb 2015

Am I the only one who wouldn't be opposed to this rule if it was implemented by the entire NCAA?

I would like to see if graduation rates for football and basketball players were higher prior to freshmen were deemed eligible to participate in early 70s. 

The academic research is pretty steadfast: first year student achievement is predictive of graduation rates.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

I am a little disappointed. I am in vacation in the DR and there is no place on the resort to get ashes 

Comment 18 Feb 2015

Yeah, I guess the last four games > that one time the Browns went 10-6 and missed the playoffs 

Comment 16 Feb 2015

This is why I don't fault UAB for shutting down the most cost intensive sport, football. 

While sports are important to any well-rounded University, the cost is often too much. Especially since most college sports are subsidized 

Comment 08 Feb 2015

I have weddings during Penn State, Rutgers (the only game I was going to attend) and Northern Illinois.

I am getting married in August 2016. My only fear is that it will interfere with Browns preseason football.

I get the love of football, but I will take the day to spend time at a open bar with loved ones.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

The use of one metric to rank schools is pretty weak. SATs are only indicative of a students' approximate success their first year of college, not much else. 

As a high school teacher, I tend to nudge kids to small liberal arts schools (Williams, Amherst, Kenyon, etc.), so they can cultivate relationships with their professors.  This can happen at O-State, but is less likely.

A little unrelated, but I am disappointed by Ohio State's use of adjuncts and the lack of funding for graduate education. 

Comment 08 Feb 2015

Sorta like Urban Meyer. Have a solid run at Florida, disappear, and then come back for an even more glorious run. I can't wait to see him given some sweet chin music to Jim Harbaugh. 

Comment 27 Jan 2015

In 2007, Alabama lost to Louisiana-Monroe.  That fact alone shows how how fast fates can turn in CFB.

if you take the longer view Ohio State and Oklahoma have been the most consistent in this century