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BucksinNYC

Manhattan, New York (via Elyria, Ohio)

Member since 19 August 2014 | Blog

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 15 hours ago

Given the history and legacy of certain teams, I have no problem with Nebraska in the top 8. College football didn't start in the year 2000.

Comment 23 Aug 2016

Not to defend Michigan, but their admit rate is still much lower, around 28%, compared to 55% for the good guys. The better metric to use would be yield rates--how many admitted students choose to attend.

As a teacher in New York, our top kids still won't choose Ohio State, unfortunately, if they are looking at public schools--they will choose Cal, UCLA, Michigan, Virginia, Irvine, Wisconsin, Davis and William and Mary over Ohio State

Comment 23 Aug 2016

I worry that we rely on so many out-of-state students and international applicants to boost our selectivity, and possibly, our scores.

I don't care much for test scores or rankings, and would like to see us guarantee admission to the 10% of any high  schoo in the  State of Ohio, like UTexas did,  to increase diversity and honor their mission to the State of Texas

Comment 23 Aug 2016

I just finished Power and Destiny a book by Jon Meacham about George H.W. Bush. Since Bush never wrote memoirs, this is probably the best we will get into the mind of Bush as he had access to his diaries.  It reveals his passion for service and ability to peacefully navigate the fall of the Berlin Wall, collapse of communism and dealings with China. A fantastic read!

Comment 22 Aug 2016

Geno's and Pat's are infested by tourists. To get a true cheese steak, go to Dalessandros. 

I would also check out the Villanova campus--so gorgeous 

Comment 21 Aug 2016

Maybe I am a cranky old man who left campus in 2008, but when I think of Ohio State I do not think of drugs, alcohol or football, but instead reflect fondly upon coursework, learning, student service, and relationships I developed with professors. There is still a professor or two I exchange Christmas cards with and one that I talk to on a weekly basis. 

Comment 07 Aug 2016

Ohio State already has a very strong brand obviously, but it couldn't hurt. Some people are impressed by the fringe benefits and this would be an exceptional fringe benefit. 

I also like the idea of Michigan having Jordan and Ohio State having LBJ.  Given LeBron's recent comments in SI, it further enhances the rivalry from a marketing perspective. 

Comment 26 Jul 2016

My passion for college football, but not The Ohio State University, is slowly waning.  I would much rather see the University hire great researchers and recruit outstanding students than win bowl games. 

Comment 22 Jun 2016

I don't mean to advertise for another site, but I thought sharing this was appropriate! 

Comment 19 Jun 2016

I grew up in Lorain, an old steel mill town 25 minutes away from Cleveland. 

Visiting Cleveland was a treat for us! Most people in northeast Ohio identify as Clevelanders 

Comment 19 Jun 2016

Cleveland sports are in our DNA. I never lived in Cleveland, yet I am still a Clevelander. The Browns, Indians, and Cavs are what unite the family.

My conversations with my 94 year old grandfather go something like this 

Grandpa: How about them Cavaliers?

Me: They are doing well.

Grandpa: That LeBron James is pretty good.

Me: Indeed.

Burn on Big River!