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  • SPORTS MOMENT: November 18th, 2006 - Hanging on to my student ticket when everyone around me was making hundreds of dollars by selling theirs. Attending the Game of the Century, #1 OSU versus #2 TSUN. Watching Troy Smith seal up the Heisman Trophy and the Buckeyes stamp their ticket to the National Title Game. Storming the field after a 42-39 victory and celebrating in the Shoe until the last few fans trickled out.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
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  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Oct 2014

I fully expect this ranking to be just as biased as the AP.  It would shock me if most of the Top 10 wasn't flooded with SEC Teams.  I hope I'm wrong, but the cards have been stacked against everyone else since the beginning.  Why is it that our strength of schedule is considered so weak?  Maybe it's partly because B1G teams aren't lofted up the rankings simply because of their conference affiliation.  Don't get me started.... grr...

Comment 16 Oct 2014

Man it sure would be nice to see one (or both) of the Mississippi teams slip up in the next few weeks.  It makes me wanna yack just thinking about both of those schools finding their way into the playoff.  Ugh...

Comment 15 Oct 2014

I've been quite impressed by the offense and the the defense this year.  The jury is still out as to whether or not we can hang with the big boys yet.  But I look forward to finding out in the coming weeks just how legit this team is.  If they live up to their early-season statistics, the other teams in the playoff will be hoping the Buckeyes don't get in.

Comment 13 Oct 2014

As a former student I walked to almost every game - therefore I am not one to give advice on parking.

I did, however, go to just about every eatery in and around the stadium and I gotta say... if you have never had Raising Cane's Chicken in your life then you are not truly living, friend.  There is one on High Street between 14th and 15th.  Go there after the game.  Trust me.

Also, I was down there this year for the Kent State game and stumbled upon a rather fantastic pregame buffet in the Ohio Union.  For $13 each my entire family dined on a very well-stocked brunch buffet of really great food that was prepared by the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences.  And I'm not talking about just bacon and eggs.  There was corn and kale stuffed ham, aged cheddar grits, jumbo shrimp cocktail, and even an open bar.  Best $13 you can spend on game day.  Hands.  Down.

Comment 08 Oct 2014

Good debate fellas.  If you don't mind I would like to add something to the mix here.

I don't know where I stand on the "J.T. for Heisman" train.  Sure it would be nice but it is hard to get behind, realistically speaking.  My input is this:

I have not done any analysis on the subject but I would guess that it is safe to assume that the Buckeyes run the "Tap Pass" Jet Sweep play somewhere around 5-6 times a game.  As I am sure you know, these yards are counted toward Barrett's passing stats.  Knowing the immense magnifying glass that hovers over Ohio State for EVERY SITUATION EVER, I will guarantee that his Heisman credentials will be minimized by this play as national pundits will call it a "glamorized hand-off".  In fact I bet someone will go through every offensive snap, sum up those jet sweeps, and adjust his statistics accordingly to show just how much of his game relies on that one play.  (Which it has been a pretty damn successful play this year, I must say.)

The media will not rest until Ohio State suffers in some way.  Therefore, unfortunately, I don't think J.T. has much of a chance.  But I sure hope I'm wrong!

Comment 07 Oct 2014

Wow, this would be something, wouldn't it?  A chance to beat an SEC and then Notre Dame to win it all?  That's borderline orgasmic.

Comment 06 Oct 2014

Thanks very much!

Comment 06 Oct 2014

You'd be surprised friends.  There are quite a large number of females that are a part of this community and Ryan Gosling (I assume) is the front man for many of their admiration.

On a more serious note - what did ya'll think of the wallpaper?

Comment 06 Oct 2014

They've made their bed and now they are sleeping in it.  I don't know for sure if making a move at head coach will happen though solely because I feel like Muschamp has that "Mack Brown factor" about him - it's everyone else's fault, just get me some new coordinators and I'll prove that to you.  I hope I'm right because there are few things in this world that make me smile more than watching Florida fans cry.  (M*ch*g@n fans and Alabama fans crying probably tops that list.)

Comment 25 Sep 2014

Michael Thomas with 144 yards receiving

Bucks win in impressive fashion, 44-17

Comment 23 Sep 2014

You cannot keep Zeke or Samuel off the field - it would be a shame to watch one of these kids rot on the bench.  However the greediness in me wants a back that will rack up insane numbers and draw more attention from the national media much like El Guapo did last year.  Splitting carries obviously diminishes the opportunity for 200+ yard rushing days.

Whatever, I'll get over it.  Just win baby.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

The flood gates have been opened.  Every instance that typically gets swept under the rug will be magnified beyond reason thanks to recent events.  And the real shit of it is... these teams cannot allow these player to remain on the active roster because of the public eye.  It's quite the scene.