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drumsontheside


Columbus, OH (via Trenton, OH)

Member since 25 September 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2010 Rose Bowl
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Dane Sanzenbacher
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Sep 2013

I about wrecked my car when I heard him say Jalin is close to playing. I was disappointed that we'd have to wait an extra year to see him, and couldn't believe that he didn't say redshirt like when asked about Dunn. More speed!!!

Comment 25 Sep 2013

I agree. I do like that gray 'sparkle' that our helmet has. I've never really thought about it until you said it though. I wonder what finish that is, it's not really sparkle and not really metallic. Pretty unique to us.

Comment 25 Sep 2013

Whatever is included in a  'RODENT WOODSHED BEATEN' is EXACTLY what I want on Saturday. If only Bert were here to enjoy it with them...

Comment 12 Sep 2013

FYI... The band landed in California this morning, getting ready to provide some artillery for the Buckeyes on Saturday!

Comment 08 May 2013

If this is true, you should cite it and get it out there. I really hate corruption, but especially at Ohio State, we should be better than that.

Comment 08 May 2013

Good well-rounded Skull Session. Love hearing about Simon and the Ravens, I feel like I'm pulling for this group of Buckeye rookies more than usual, they've shown a lot of heart around here.

Comment 08 May 2013

Coaches saying that the light has 'come on' doesn't mean 'he is the starter.'

Players doing well in the spring game doesn't mean 'he is clearly established himself as the 2nd starter.' Also see: Michael Thomas, Taurian Washington, etc.

'Insiders' saying something is not ever a correct source to use when bashing someone's opinion. 

If a writer saying that one player might start over another is something that bothers you based upon your knowledge of other people telling you what happens at practice, then you should take up a hobby or something. I don't even know if I agree with Perry over Grant, but it doesn't make me angry at people over the internet, especially when I feel that more opinions on a subject are better and make you more informed to choose your own opinion. However, that opinion will ultimately be irrelevant since this fall we will all get to see who starts and who doesn't at the same exact time, and every one of those decisions will have nothing to do with what you and I think or feel. 

If you trust the 'insiders,' then why not just read their stuff and be happy?

 

Comment 02 May 2013

I'm sure it will be a generally successful venture, but I'm really having trouble seeing it come close to the BTN. There's not many people in the midwest that want to watch the SEC when their teams are on BTN, same with PAC 12/west coast market, and same with the central market(texas). Even areas that aren't loyal to other college football programs but aren't part of the south won't be in demand. 

I assume it would be a regional network, as the southern fanbases just don't reach the nation quite like anything else. If I'm right, this goes to show the great success and perfect circumstances of the BTN, and proves that every conference probaby doesn't need a network of that caliber as it is just not a reality.

Comment 15 Apr 2013

There is public information on the University's 20 year plan for campus, it has sketches and estimates for the redesign of west campus, starting with the addition to the Schott. Included in the plans were a Men's Hockey Arena and a Women's Hockey Arena. Sketches and everything. They were nice looking. Unless something there is something that you've heard more recently, I don't think that a new rink was the issue since they're getting one.

Comment 12 Apr 2013

I don't want to write a book, but we'll see what happens. 

The notion that people from Cincy don't go to Dayton is wrong, as my friends and family loved the Dayton Mall/Miamisburg area as well as the Green as much as we love Newport/Tri-County/and Kenwood.

I never thought there was a lack of OSU support in the greater Cincy area until moving to OSU and hearing everyone and their mother from the rest of the state complain.

Xaiver, UK, and UL are present, but that is because of their BB only. UK fans are everywhere. There are Duke fans in Columbus, get over it. However, many friends and family from Kentucky are die-hard UK BB fans and die-hard OSU FB fans. Only until recently has this become a conflict of interest, as OSU BB was not big anywhere, including Cbus.

The main problem is UC, whom I hate just as much as you do, but remember that their actions are pretty normal for a school that size. Anyone care to remember when we played Toledo at the Browns stadium? Well I do, and I was on the field and I clearly remember Toledo fans heckling and booing the band and team. Granted, there werent as many of them so it was pretty much a home game, but still. Other schools root for themselves on a local pride issue. If Columbus State had a football team, you can bet your lunch money that they would have fans that would root for them over OSU, as stupid as that sounds.

I find that there is much hatred for Cincy due to the Reds and Bengals not being named Tribe and Browns, which is hilarious to me since it is very true that the Cleveland pro sports are irrelevant and uninteresting to us from Cincy. You are not our rival in any stretch of thie mind. In fact, it is a general rule that we root for all Ohio pro sports in post-season/not head-to-head games. The same cannot be said for the Cleveland fans that I have met in the last 5 years. Maybe I've met a minority, but that's what I've seen. 

Which sort of leads to my point, I think that most of you have only had encounters with people from the dead center of Cincinnati (check out that map up there, it's pretty real) who are very outspoken. You don't have any actual perspective about the suburbs and what the masses actually think, but the few outlying examples you have are quickly spread by word-of-mouth until the whole state starts to say hilarious claims such as Cincinnati is a 'southern' city and not 'midwestern.' This starts to eat at us Cincy Buckeyes until we start to almost feel the same way about you all. Instead, we should just all get along and enjoy the great institutions of The State of Ohio and The Ohio State University. 

P.S. One of my favorite parts of Eleven Warriors is getting to hear from you all about your parts of Ohio (and the US) and the cool places to eat, grab a drink, or sight-see. I haven't been higher up than Cbus many times, but from your posts I can't wait to see it all!