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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Best OSU sport moment Rushing the field after Wisconsin game and singing Carmen on the field.
    Best non-OSU moment, attending the 2009 National Championship and seeing Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Knight and MJ all in the same night besides the game.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Erie Warriors aka Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 4 hours ago

I am okay with having a "game-manager"lead us this year.  MIght bring a little more balance in touches to the offense this ¥ear. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

For football numbers going down in the state, the biggest turn off is the year round committment to football.  In the article several coaches mentioned how football is 365 day committment even out of season.  ITs understandable that kids dont want to make football the only thing they in high school especially when the time of wearing pads and playing is only 14 weeks minimum compared to basketball or soccer which can be played as pick up and your imporovement can be seen as you go unlike football where you have to wait til July ior August to start to see the benefits of the off-season work you have put in.  MAybe some of these coaches should step back and see that football is not the only sport nor does it need a full year committment 

Comment 17 Aug 2014

I recommend using Gates 7,9,11 8,10,12.  These gates are overcrowded with people trying to get inside coming from their tailgates and skull session.  Red coats are overwhelmed and care less about Student IDs the closer it gets to game.  Just from personal experience .  

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Just adding my two cents about changing culture.  

Jon Waters started 2 years ago with his vision of where the band should go. The student leadership he has referenced were not his student leaders but those of the previous regime.  His first group of "rookies" are now entering their third year and many are coming into leadership.  If the culture were to change it starts with these student members in their 3rd year who have only known the culture that Jon Waters has laid out as acceptable for the band.  In this case, I feel that 2 years was not enough time because the students he has been grooming as his own are just now starting to take on leadership and that the leadership in the first 2 years was of the old guard.   It would be fairer in my opinion to come back in year 5 or 6 when the entire organization has been under Waters to evaluate a culture change within the band.  

Comment 06 Aug 2014

were all on third or 4th down and set up ND's only points. 

That is the key right there. ND was bailed out on quick possessions which would have flipped the field for MSU.  In all MSU had 6 penalties on DBs( 4P.I 2 Holding) that cost them a shot at a NC.  Having the game in September didnt help their cause and neither did ND but it was an outrage that MSU was never given the opportunity for debate about whether they or Auburn deserved the 2nd spot  

Comment 05 Aug 2014

The female interviewer was not impressed at all with Waters answers as to why he didn't make changes on the first day after 10 years as an assistant.  Wonder how quickly the culture is able to be changed in her workplace.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

If this was started this year, I would absolutely put Toledo in ahead of Xavier.  Toledo could be the best team in Ohio this year.  Last year they lost in the MAC finals and were denied an at large birth due to a weak schedule.  This would be a great way to raise the strength of schedule for all teams involved.  

Comment 15 Jul 2014

But lets not forget, Bama has only 3 division titles (08,09,12) and only won the SEC in 09 and 12.  I think its Auburn's to lose but clearly Nick Marshall is all for blowing the opportunity before stepping on the grass of Jordan O'Hare this year.  

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Volleyball is good and all especially when it is the defending National Champion.  I just never thought I would see the day when an Ohio State football was not the main attraction to a sports trip We went last year to the Minn when it was 1vs5 nationally and it was a heck of a match.

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Thanks for the link APACK.  My girlfriend is trying to convince me to spend my birthday weekend in State College to watch volleyball Friday and Saturday afternoon with the catch that we can go the football game that evening.  Definitely will help my decision making. 

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Ouch! that's certain a difficult schedule to contend with as it appears on paper today.  That Braves series is going to be a monster with potentially the Reds and Braves going at it for the last WC.  I see Nats firmly entrenched as the NL East champion if Gonzalez and Strasburg come back strong.  If the Reds make the playoffs, they will have certainly earned it.  Good Luck 

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Devin hasn't proven much outside of his ability to run in a straight line really, really fast.

Kudos to you for the fair assessment of Devin Smith. Honestly in terms of being a complete WR last year he was 3.  Below average blocker, below average route runner >15 yards.  Watch some of his crossing routes and see him float into other guys' areas.  I hope he makes the leap too but I'm not holding my breath after the last two years of him running sprints on the sideline in hopes of a Homerun

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Brewers have also scored about 70 more runs than Cardinals and Reds but their differential is only +17 as they have given up 406 runs.  Can their hitting continue to cover for their average pitching?  Also how does the rest of the schedule play out for the Reds? More home or away games? More divisional opponets or cross overs against winning teams?

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Asdrubal Cabrera for Ryan Ludwick??

I know Cabrera doesn't have the numbers for the whole season but recently has been much better.  It would be an offensive upgrade over Cozart.  Ludwick could be a beneficial plattoon player in RF against Lefties for the Tribe. 

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Serious question, how can the Reds make a run to climb the NL Central? Or is the focus on the WIld Card because both teams will be coming out of the Central? I am sorry but I don't see the Cardinals falling off the current pace in the division.  Who is more likely to stumble Pitt, Mil, or Cinn?

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Uh Oh! Sounds like Brandon has been hanging around the Dolans too much in believing that fireworks and dollar hot dogs will bring the casual fan to the experience and has no correlation to the product on the field.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

Preseason Rankings should be banned.  No team should be ranked until the last week of October when they have played a couple of conference games along with their cupcakes.  These preseason rankings inflate strength of schedule so that inflates games.  Let me remind everyone that Georgia and Florida both started the year in the Top10 and went on to produce records of 8-5 UGA and 4-8 UF.  Clemson rode the back of that win in week one to the BCS yet at the end of the year UGA was an average team. I did not hear anyone banging the drum for our win over Wisconsin who preformed similarly to UGA (9-4)  This is why I detest preseason rankings