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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 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.

Comment 27 Aug 2014

"We like Spurrier because he didn't leave like Urban did." Right. One left to go coach in the NFL and one left because coaching your team to championships was killing him. But hey, if you're happy with Muschamp, that's none of MY business.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

According to DirecTV, that channel is available only on Choice Xtra and the two more expensive packages only. I checked before I upgraded and it definitely said I was not subscribed to that channel.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

The Choice Xtra package on DirecTV has CBSSN. I upgraded to it from "Total Choice" and the difference per month is only $4, so I imagine that even if I cancel it and then forget to complain and ask for it to be prorated, it'll be all right.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

I need to bundle the Q&A features so there's one landing page where they're all gathered (like our 2014 Season Preview has). We've done quite a few Q&As this summer, including Joe Germaine, Robert Smith, Dennis Hopson, Scottie Graham and Doug Donley. 

Look for another with a former Buckeye quarterback soon.

Would love to do one on Nate Salley. Who and when these run is pretty dependent upon who I can reach, who agrees to do them, and when we can arrange the interview. I have dozens of requests out. Some respond quickly, others take a few weeks. Most of these guys go hard at whatever they do in life, so they're very busy.

The offensive players seem to be easier to get a hold of than defenders so far. :) I'll try to do more hoops-related ones after football season.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Surprisingly, I do not hate this. And you're not going to find many people who are get-off-my-lawnier than I.