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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 25 Jul 2015

Or even a comment under someone's blog story.

You don't have to "torture" a stat that says a great coach won a third of his D1 championship games. Kinda does a nice job illustrating that hard things are hard on its own (not that "it's hard" was even the point).

Comment 21 Jul 2015

Great contributions, everyone! I had forgotten about some of these and others just didn't make my cut. I know the headline says "top plays" but the reality is these are my favorites and I have lots of other favorites, so maybe a Part II will happen before too much longer.

It was really fun gathering all of these for you, so...win!

Pro tip: Bookmark this page and when you're in a shitty mood, this is your anti-drug (warning: may actually be more addictive than actual drugs).

Comment 06 Jul 2015

They're from Sweden, which might be why you haven't heard of them (well, that and the fact that radio has sucked for a long time). 

I'd recommend getting a copy of Stardust We Are or Space Revolver and giving them a test drive. Give them at least 3-5 spins each to fully absorb.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Lots of great answers here (LOVE the Mike Nugent suggestion), but a lot of people are forgetting the rules of the exercise:

So here are the rules: you can bring one former Buckeye football star to play on the 2015 team. The player had to have been drafted by an NFL team. And they must still be in in playing shape, so either currently in the NFL or very recently retired.