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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 23 Dec 2014

Doesn't Vegas have it at Bama -10?

Vegas is Vegas. Doesn't mean a lot of people aren't expecting a close game.

Nugent was 7/14 and missed 2 PATs as a freshman

Right, that's why I referenced Nugent's freshman year. OSU kicking has been mostly stellar dating back to then as the last sort of disaster-y season. We've definitely had it better than most schools.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

JT just wasn't on yesterday,

Wait, what? He only completed 25/35 (71.4%) for 302 yards (often under pressure) and four touchdowns and ran for another 78 yards. The first interception may have been his fault, but it's not clear that Devin Smith ran the correct route. The second definitely was on the receiver for tipping it instead of catching it. Not sure how that's "not on" because it certainly isn't "off."

If anyone wasn't on it was the offensive line.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Marshall almost single handedly lost that game. 

Outside of J.T. Barrett, he also did the most to single handedly WIN that game. Leading receiver with 5 catches for 95 yards and a 12-yard run. The 50-yard touchdown reception was a great play. Who else made plays? It's ok to be a glass-is-half-empty person, I guess, but let's not act like he didn't do anything positive that contributed to what was a 31-14 lead in the fourth quarter on the road.