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JOhio1560


Somewhereville, USA

Member since 11 January 2014 | Blog

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Voting Record: 591 / 33

Played football through high school. Lifetime Ohio State and Reds fan. Also a Kentucky basketball fan.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching the 2010 smackdown of TTUN in the Shoe
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin, A.J. Hawk
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers, Raiders, Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds, MILB Clippers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew, Scottish National Team

Recent Activity

Comment 19 hours ago

You are correct about Urban.  I honestly don't know about Fickell.  I also heard that Jim Tressel is Catholic but I'm not sure.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

No problem...glad to share!

I was certainly surprised when I first heard the account.  He (this was actually the son a friend of a family member) was extremely excited before he left.  When he got back, he also went off on the school itself.  He said the teachers and faculty were terrible.  I believe he said that his high school classes were more challenging.  He also said that the regular students were unfriendly and unpleasant to be around.  Overall, he stated that the school was a dump.

Because of his testimony, I have (maybe unfairly) developed an extremely bad opinion of Rutgers as a university.  If I had children, I would rather have them attend TSUN than a school that I believe would only harm them.

edit: Yeah, the kid found a nice Ohio school semi-close to Columbus and had good football career.  It wasn't a high-profile school that he really wanted, but it was a truly good and friendly place.  Even though he missed out on media and NFL attention and did not get to play football all around the east coast, I don't think he regretted his decision at all.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

Meyer will do what is best.  I have no doubt of that.

As for the team's (so far) underwhelming spring performance, everybody need to calm down!  The players are a little rusty...that's normal.  They'll be back to where they were at a few months ago soon.  They have almost half a year (sigh) before VaTech...they've got time.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

Although I'm very excited to see who wins the starting job, I'm probably going to feel terrible for the guys who didn't get it (esp if it's Braxton).  I know this is a solid team and that the players will support whoever wins the starting job, but it will be hard for me to see two great QB's who have had success, not starting.   Maybe be can try to run a platoon system at the skill positions like the Kentucky basketball team has tried to do.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

This story is slightly off-topic but is something I think you might find interesting about Rutgers.

I have family in Columbus.  One of my family members has a friend whose son was gifted enough to get a football scholarship from Rutgers.  This was several years ago (somewhere between 2009 and 2011)  The kid, who was extremely exited to get a scholarship to an upstart Division 1 school, went there but was immediately shocked.  He said that the attitude of the entire football program was extremely depressing.  The coaches were violent, the players had terrible attitudes and were sometimes violent, there was a lot of hazing, and it really wasn't a 'team' atmosphere.  He said that nobody really desired to be there and described it more as a jail than a football locker room.  The poor kid lasted about three months in New Jersey before transferring to a small Ohio school where he flourished on and off the field.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Congrats to Jack...a golden medal for the Golden Bear!

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Congratulations man!

(I'm not speaking from experience, but) I've heard the next three years should be some of the best of your life.  Cherish every moment you have with your baby girl.  

And don't forget to raise her a loyal Buckeye!

Comment 22 Mar 2015

I loved M*A*S*H (the best TV show ever).  Hogan's Heroes was hilarious.  So was Get Smart.  The Dick Van Dike Show was good but was a little before my time.

EDIT: I forgot about Star Trek..that's a classic.

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Even though I really want to, I can't trust Michigan State.  Spartys always gonna spart.

Comment 22 Mar 2015

You want to hear about my first car?  

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Great job getting this done!  Now go eat some Italian food and fall asleep for 2 days.  You've earned it.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

+1...Personel-wise, that is true.  I was speaking more about their scheme.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

IMHO, Arizona is very similar to VCU except way more polished on D...I'm excited for a good game.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

Whoah there, don't forget about Gonzaga!  I do think Iowa has the bigs to potentially, maybe challenge the Zags but I wouldn't call it a doable game for Iowa.  And I'm not even mentioning Duke.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

Good luck!  No matter what happens tomorrow, your already a winner for doing this.