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jimkang


Nashville, TN (via Cincinnati, OH)

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Comment 28 Feb 2015

I graduated in winter of 2008... I used to enjoy going to McFaddens... not sure why they left but I guess they have been closed down for a few years. I also enjoy Eddie George's when I'm back in town. Oddly enough, they never card me there when I'm there on a non game day drinking beer. Guess I'm getting old.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

I'm in Nashville, the SEC cheerleading is big here. I feel like I'm trapped in a melting pot of SEC teams... Bama, UT, LSU, UK, OLE Miss, South Carolina fans are everywhere and annoying. Notice I didn't mention Vandy fans... they aren't obnoxious like the rest of the SEC fans.

Needless to say, I needed this bad. Especially after last bowl season. I've got my National Championship towel from the game hanging proudly in my cube, and walk around the office with a Buckeye Tervis Tumbler. The win has silenced the hate, and there has been little trash talk since. 

Although there is one MTSU Alum/Florida Fan that always says I'm reading propaganda when I'm reading eleven warriors...

everyone out here seems to latch on to some random SEC team, even if they didn't go to school there. Everyone that went to Tennessee Tech seems to pull for bama or UT.

Comment 10 Feb 2015

Fanatics.com is my go to for buckeye gear. No tax for me in TN and I've got shoprunner which makes it even sweeter. I do enjoy going to Buckeye Corner's B&M store when I'm in Cbus. Their selection can't be beat. 

Comment 28 Jan 2015

Yeah I guess there are a lot of unsuspecting people who are buying the knockoffs on ebay.... To be honest, buyers should be able to tell they are knockoffs just by looking at them.. so shame on the people who buy them thinking they are authentics, and shame on the sellers for misrepresenting. 

Comment 28 Jan 2015

Only thing I see is the Gray seems to be a little darker on the knock off, similar to all the knockoffs I see on ebay. I was one of the lucky ones who got an Authentic and paid $160 for it. Mine has the sugar bowl patch on the right shoulder.  Wore it proudly in Dallas! That being said, I would have spent 26 bucks on that knock off, its pretty close.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I've had no issues with my fanatics order. I get 2 days shipping with shoprunner too. I ordered the Nike Undisputed Champs Sweatshirt and it came last Tuesday. I ordered a Large and needed an XL. Reordered an XL on Tuesday and it arrived on Saturday. Biggest plus for me on fanatics is no tax to ship to Nashville.

Also got my Diamond Quest Jersey after the sugar bowl on Fanatics, which now seems to be a rare collectors item.

I was satisfied with the service from Fanatics.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Wish I lived in Cbus or I would go to some matches. Watched Blaz Rola play the Aussie Open. Nice to see buckeyes reppin in the sport

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Florida game stings the most for me. Won the student lottery and drove to Indy to take a red eye to Arizona.  After a weekend of talking smack and mocking "SEC Speed", we were put in our place. Even worse, the guys we were with decided to paint their faces, so I had my face painted (peer pressure). I will never ever paint my face for any game ever again. I felt like the biggest A hole after the game. How depressing.

Comment 25 Jan 2015

Thad has spoiled us since he's been in town. We're expected to be at the top of the big ten and compete in the tournament every year. Ohio State does not have the prestige of teams like Kentucky, Duke, UNC but still manages to bring in great recruiting classes and perform year in and year out. Everyone is quick to criticize when things don't go well. This is because we've been spoiled and with success comes higher expectations. We as fans just need to sit back and enjoy the game and not get too worked up when we lose. 

Comment 23 Jan 2015

I'm not pleased with Amir's play but honestly think we will be destroyed inside without him in there. Lee and McDonald are incredibly undersized. We'll have trouble down the stretch without Amir in there. I've posted before and I'll say it again, hopefully this benching gets Amir focused and he'll take advantage of another shot.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Nuernberger's appearance reminds of Sebastian Janikowski. Listed at 6'1" 230...add on the freshman 15 and he's probably closer to Janikowski's 6'1 258 lbs. 

Comment 21 Jan 2015

You listed two great reasons to hate them... Bellicheat and Brady. The QB and the Coach are the face of the franchise, and they are viewed as cheaters and crybabies. The whole spygate thing and cocky persona of the team is another reason.... but ultimately the greatest contributing factor is their success on the field. There is no reason to hate a bad team. I hated the Patriots since Brady/Belchick. I didn't really care back in the day when they had Bledsoe.

It's similar to the hate for Urban Meyer and Ohio State. People remember the tattoo scandal and chastise Urban for lying about his health issues. I hear all the time down here in Nashville, "I hate Ohio State and can't stand Urban Meyer". 

Sucks you have to deal with haters on both of your football teams.

Comment 20 Jan 2015

I think Miami would be more fun than Dallas... Hotter women and better weather.

Source: I've been to Miami for a bachelor party

Comment 20 Jan 2015

I did the same thing... would probably be more comfortable in an XL. Mine is a little tight around the armpit area, but def managable and I'm not parting ways with it since I wore it while witnessing history in Dallas. The new Nike Jerseys are def cut a little more slim than in the past.

Comment 20 Jan 2015

From CBS Sports: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24979836/poll-attacks-ohio-state-hasnt-done-much-so-far-this-season-you-know

The regular season is more than halfway done, and the Buckeyes still don't own a single win over a single team Jerry Palm is currently projecting to make the NCAA Tournament. They're 0-5 against the top 50 of the RPI. Their best win is probably a road win at Minnesota, a team that started 0-5 in the Big Ten.
 

I was pretty optimistic we would make the tourney but after seeing we're 0-5 vs teams projected to make the tourney I feel uneasy about it. There is still time to turn it around and its not like we are getting blown out by good teams, but time is running out. Hope Thad makes some adjustments, its better than continuing on the current path. 

Comment 19 Jan 2015

The attempted academic smack talk on OSU by fans of other schools is hilarious. I had a MSU alum at work tell me once that OSU only cares about football and MSU is superior academically. I told him to go do some googling and get back to me.

Comment 19 Jan 2015

Not sure they will make more. I was lucky enough to snag one after the alabama game with the Sugar Bowl patch off fanatics. 

They are going on ebay for $300-500. Just search Ohio State Diamond Quest. Beware of all the fake ones from China... should be pretty obvious they are fake.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

I started at OSU in 2003. Embarrassing to admit, but I was cheering for UC when we played them in 2002. I had not decided on going to OSU at the time and I grew up in Cincy. To be honest I didn't even really follow college football back then. I agree with you that 2014 feels like my first title. I rooted like hell in 2002, but didn't really start fully following the team until I started school in 2003. This one feels way better than that one did.  I was in Texas in 2006, Glendale in 2007, Indy 2 years ago when we lost to MSU, and in Dallas last week. It feels great living in SEC country to get this win. I live in Nashville and it's infested with Tennessee and BAMA fans (as well as fans from all the other SEC schools too). I've always been proud to be a Buckeye but I've been walking around with an extra swagger around town and at work this week. Go Bucks!

Comment 17 Jan 2015

It's a long season guys. I know we have high expectations but this team is young. Most people don't get to cheer for final four teams year in and year out. We've been spoiled. Hopefully the team will start gelling and we'll make the tourney. I hate how negative people are after losses.... but I guess as Ohio State fans we expect to win. 

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Cardale and JT both looked good this year. Kenny G also put up some numbers when he came in last year... It makes me wonder how much of it is actually raw QB talent and how much is coaching and these QBs being a product of the system. I hope it is a combination of the talent these guys have along with the system and these guys won't wash up at the next level. Cardale's stock may never be higher and if he goes, I can't blame him. Good luck to 12 Gauge. Thoughts?