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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 16 Sep 2014

Interesting to see Marshall winning this poll by so much when you consider:

Yards per carry: Wilson 4.8, Marshall 2.3

Total rushing yards: Wilson 38, Marshall 7

Receptions: Wilson 5, Marshall 4

Receiving yards: Wilson 108, Marshall 29

Receiving yards per game: Wilson 36, Marshall 9.7

The only place Marshall has been notably better is in punt return average (small sample size for Marshall) and yet Wilson is still 1.4 yards per return better in his first year doing it than Philly Brown's average last year.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Me and one of my college roommates (may he rest in peace) once took an empty plastic gallon milk jug, filled it from a keg of Bud and took it to the Oval with us. We very smrtly (sic) labeled it "Iced Tea" on all sides with a black Sharpie because obviously that won't draw attention to it.

Anyhow, we drank that beer and threw the Frisbee for a while, then both fell asleep (passed out) right there in the middle of the Oval for about 2 and a half hours. No one messed with us or took our wallets, which was cool. We discarded the empty jug and the Frisbee and went to the High Street bars from there.

I miss college.

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Just to let you know, it's never going to happen, so get used to it now and save yourself some aggravation.

I know what it means and don't care. I'll just use it as a Germanic article with an English noun because Das Boot is fun to say and the obvious nickname for a German kicker.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

What I said was "inexperience at linebacker and in the secondary," which I meant as a whole (probably should have just said "back 7" to be more clear). D-line play is normally not a big factor against Navy, unless you're knocking O-linemen back into the backfield on contact. (Possible, but not every play.)

1/3 of the starting Buckeye linebackers are new and one is in a new position. And obviously new faces abound in the back four. Those particular 7 must work together in concert to stop Navy's attack, which is quite efficient and experienced. They have to play disciplined and they are the 7 I worry most about staying disciplined, making the right read, and taking the proper angle to the ball.

Also, Keenan Reynolds is very good at what he does (Urban Meyer called him NFL caliber) and Navy is potentially a Top 25 team (already has received votes) and will be bowl-bound. Being bigger/faster doesn't matter against a team like Navy. They're used to being smaller/slower. Reynolds will try to find the one guy on D a little out of position and that's where he'll go with the ball (when it's snapped, he has no idea where it's going).

Should be an interesting game but I expect a fight from the Middies.