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Michael Citro

11W Staff

Orlando, FL (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 01 January 2013 | Blog

A 1996 graduate of The Ohio State University, Michael is a former Lantern sports editor. He was a sports writer for the Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas in the late 90s and worked for five years in the communications department of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. As a young Buckeye fan, he gasped in horror at his television when Woody Hayes struck Charlie Bauman. He then suffered through the many 9-3 seasons of Earle Bruce and the dark days of John Cooper, but somehow emerged all the stronger for it. A music fanatic with more than 1,300 compact discs ("Grandpa, what are those?"), and about three months worth of music in his iTunes library, Michael recently completed a 10-year run as host of a weekly progressive rock internet radio show. When not writing about the Buckeyes or listening to 20-minute prog rock songs, Michael spends entirely too much time on Twitter or watching television. Or both at the same time.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Beating No. 1 Iowa in 1985, rushing the field, tearing down the goal post in the north end zone and carrying the crossbar up and down High Street all night. Pro Tip: crossbars are heavy, so always go for the uprights.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman...the manliest of Buckeyes
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jay Burson, Dennis Hopson, Jon Diebler & Aaron Craft (I'm fickle)
  • NFL TEAM: Miami Dolphins
  • NHL TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: #RollTribe (AL), Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United, Crew, Celtic, AS Roma, Atletico

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Barrett has essentially the same injury Evan Spencer had last year. He'll be limited in spring but fine by the time they arrive in late summer camp unless something crazy happens with the way he heals, but based on being off the scooter (and even putting weight on it at the celebration on Saturday) he appears on track.

Comment 24 Jan 2015

For the 'Arm Strength Brigade' (see, you have a catchy name now!), go back and look at Devin Smith's touchdown catches in the first 12 games and tell me J.T. can't get the job done on the deep ball. Cardale threw a few jump balls on the first read of his deep-to-shallow progressions and it worked. Doesn't mean his stronger arm = J.T. is worthless on deep throws.

Comment 21 Jan 2015

I'll just tell DJ what I told T-Deck:

Comment 08 Jan 2015

I don't think you're being a jerk, just voicing your opinion.

Honestly, yours is the first complaint I've seen about the overall sound quality. It sounds fine to me on my home system, mobile device and work computer. I listen to a lot of podcasts, myself, and I find ours to be comparable in quality with many that actually have budgets/advertising and even better than some.

That said, I'd like to trade in my voice for Morgan Freeman's.

Comment 08 Jan 2015

If you mean Chris's interview, he's talking on a cell phone and there's no fixing that. If you think the rest of it sounds bad, well, you have pretty high standards. But, to be fair, we'll happily accept donations of mixers, professional grade microphones, sound engineers' services, etc.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

Mariota gets the ball out very quickly and is usually very accurate, even on the run. Our guest on this week's Dubcast said he might not even send Joey Bosa all the time and have him protect the flats and guard against scrambles. Note: this is a guest you'll want to hear from.

Comment 02 Jan 2015

Re: the long pass to Spencer after the onside kick. He thought the play would cross up Bama's defense (unfortunately, it didn't) and he wanted to reward his senior Spencer after the onside kick recovery and the crucial block for Zeke's 85-yard run. If it works, he's a genius. It didn't. I wouldn't have had the balls to try it.