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Michael Citro

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 epics, Michael spends entirely too much time on Twitter or watching television. Or both at the same time. He is also the managing editor of www.themaneland.com, a blog dedicated to Major League Soccer club Orlando City.


  • 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, Orlando City, Celtic

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Apr 2016

Enjoyed being your podcast partner, Johnny! You will continue to do amazing things and get incredible guests. Really proud of the work we did together here. And to all the listeners, thanks for lending us your ears and for all the great Ask Us Anything questions over the years.

Comment 19 Mar 2016

Hmmm...can't tell if trolling or serious.

Oden went off for 25 points, 12 boards and four blocks, and got three Gators into foul trouble. But it wasn’t enough. Conley added 20 points and six dimes in the 84-75 OSU loss. Al Horford’s 18 points and 12 boards led a balanced Gator team that saw four players reach double figures. The big difference was poor distance shooting for the Buckeyes, who went just 4/23 from the arc, compared to Florida’s 10/18.  Ohio State outscored the Gators in the paint by an incredible 48-22.