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from Johnstown OH

Member since 23 April 2012 | Blog

I'm a 1996 graduate of The Ohio State University. I am also a 4th generation alumnus and hope my kids carry on the tradition someday. I was in the North stands when Eddie George fumbled twice on the 1 yard line against Illinois and was a senior when he had redemption with his Heisman year.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching my son, age 8, make a running shoe-string catch at third base to seal a win and the entire rest of the infield jumping in the air to celebrate the catch.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals - I love lost causes.
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Any team my son plays on.

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jan 2016

Late to the game but I logged in to reply to this comment. Your comment is probably the worst one I've read on here in a log time. I'm not going to lump you in with all Steelers fans for this comment, but you reflect badly on your fan base. Congrats on only winning since the Bengals gave away the game at the end. May the Steelers get crushed in their next game.

Comment 01 Jan 2016

This morning I went outside and my neighbor who is an MSU alum had taken down his MSU flag that's been flying for over a month. I'm curious to see how long the neighbor down the street keeps up his Iowa flag after this.

Comment 01 Jan 2016

I think sometimes as a fan you don't want to win the game you shouldn't win if it puts you into a later situation of certain failure or embarrassment. I remember backing into the championship game with LSU and although it was exciting to do so, I kind of thought we had no business being there especially after the debacle the year before. Iowa played nobody and is now getting exposed by an upset Stanford team. Ferentz is getting exactly what he deserves.  

Comment 30 Dec 2015

Reading the comments, read this one and was really expecting to see a clip of the Bruce Almighty scene with the butt monkey and the gang member.

Comment 08 Dec 2015

I wouldn't call it entitlement. It's just success has created a higher level of changing expectations than ever before. The bar keeps going higher. Years ago I would have been happy with a 7 minute mile. Now I'm happy to not die running a mile. I really don't think one loss ended the season, but it kept us from achieving a goal. We rebounded by crushing our rival but had hope of still getting into the playoff. Now that it's for sure we can't, we need to rebound again and give an ass beating to Notre Dame.

Comment 08 Dec 2015

I cried in the north stands when Eddie fumbled twice against Illinois in 1992. I sat in disbelief when losing (or tying) against UM during the Cooper years. I watched the Liberty Bowl on vacation in Florida in shock with my parents. Was I disappointed that we laid a turd against MSU? Sure, but I was nowhere near the sky is falling that some of the younger fans may have been. We're spoiled now and a lot of the younger fans (no offense) haven't experienced the heartache of losing to inferior teams like we did regularly with Cooper and Bruce. To really enjoy success, you have to experience failure and thankfully we haven't experienced failure very often lately.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

I wonder if that waiver of liability that you accept every time you buy a ticket will play into their defense of this claim. From a cost of defense perspective and public relations perspective, I suspect they pay the claim, get a release of future liability and close this out. Best type of insurance claim is a closed (and settled) claim.