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Jason Priestas

Staff

Chicago (via Columbus)

Member since 20 August 2006 | Blog

Jason founded the site in late summer of 2006 after his wife grew tired of his constant Buckeye chatter. With a fifth grade command of the English language, it's a minor miracle that people discovered this site, let alone frequent it.

He lives in Chicago, but misses the friendly scarlet and gray-clad people of his native Ohio.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 MNC
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ken Johnson
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool FC

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Here's a cool fact: the first draft of this story was saved on 12/20. We had heard Wilson was coming to Ohio State in a QC position and when the Crimson Quarry report surfaced today, we saw it, but weren't comfortable running with it yet. For starters, as Eric pointed out, they're not exactly known for breaking news. SBN sites, in general, do not have boots on the ground covering programs. Their tweet also said "sources" while their story said "source." Oh, and Ohio State would be overstaffed with the addition of Wilson, so while we knew something was happening, we weren't comfortable running with it yet.

Feldman is much more connected than most, so when he went with it, we felt comfortable reporting it.

As to why the other site published it, well, they publish a lot of things that we don't think are necessary to publish. For example:

– 3 Big Ten teams make FOX Sports’ New Year’s Six bowl projections
– ESPN’s ‘Heismanology’ poll: Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers up to No. 2
– Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman names Top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates for Week 4
– No. 2 Ohio State at Michigan State: Game time, TV channel and how to watch online
– College Football Playoff update: ESPN’s Mark Schlabach has both Michigan, Ohio State
– Fox Sports analysts pick Ohio State to handily defeat Wisconsin Saturday
– LOOK: An Ohio State coach’s son got a giant Ezekiel Elliot Fathead for Christmas

We have a different mindset in that regard and are a bit more selective about what we publish. We're trying not to be a content farm.

Finally, the word "broke." I don't think it means what you think it means.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

He didn't tweet it to my knowledge, but he did bet me that Ohio State would have at least four losses this year.

If you see him, tell him I want my $100.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

This looks like a temporary glitch from our CDN affecting mobile only. Sorry for the blur, but hoping it's resolved soon.

Comment 24 Nov 2016

Honestly, after reading the Weber comments, I got the impression that his transformation needed to take place whether Drayton stayed or not.

Probably a fair reading of the situation and not very uncommon at all at a place like Ohio State where they are coming from being the man to just another blue chip among dozens of others fighting for playing time.