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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.

Favorites

  • 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 30 May 2015

You're not a fan

yeah

I have a lot of friends/family that come down and tailgate and don't go to the game because of the cost of tickets. They tend to roam around a lot based on what places aren't overcrowded or aren't "happening" and yeah, I like to catch up with them ASAP since my time in Columbus is limited. If that makes me a lemming, I'm OK with it. I use my phone less than most people, but when I need it, I prefer to have actual service.

Comment 15 May 2015

DAMN! I didn't even know he was sick. Glad to hear he's doing well. Love me some Maiden. Air drumming the entire Piece of Mind album was my daily workout once upon a time. Speaking of which, Nicko McBrain's barbecue restaurant in South Florida (Rock and Roll Ribs) is amazing and he's in there a lot.

Comment 13 May 2015

Whoops, didn't mean to make it any harder on the Cubs than they've made it on themselves.

It's fixed. Note to self, Wikipedia pages sometimes list titles new to old instead of left to right.

Comment 12 May 2015

Don't confuse the music industry being in shambles with saying "today's music sucks." In fact, I gave examples of some outstanding bands that materialized after 2005 but can't seem to garner the music industry's attention despite insane amounts of talent. This isn't necessarily new, but it seems harder than ever to get around what's being shoveled toward consumers these days due to the homogenization of radio and virtual elimination of A&R departments. 

There is a lot of good music out there (regardless of what genre you like). You could once find much of it passively by spinning the FM dial. Now an active search is required, although things like Spotify, Pandora and Last.FM are helpful tools. The internet itself is both good and bad. It provides an alternate avenue for artists who fall through the music industry's considerable cracks, but it also allows anyone with a guitar and a soundcloud account to muddy the signal with their noise.

Urbz can fix this, though.