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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 23 Aug 2015

Well, I don't really know if I can compare them if H-backs are included because the offenses are so different. Comparing different eras is, as a rule, pretty difficult. But certainly there's an insane amount of talent on this team. I think we've seen better depth at pure tailback before. In 1992, for example, we had:

Robert Smith
Raymont Harris
Butler By’not’e
Eddie George

 A young Joey Galloway might have been an H-back on that team. How sick would that have been?

Comment 10 Aug 2015

I can only speak to that Liberty Bowl, having talked to several players the night before their trip. I don't think the team was down for some of those Citrus Bowls or Hall of Fame Bowls. They just didn't get it done for a variety of reasons - coaching, execution, turnovers, etc. 

In several of those games they were actually the lower ranked team going into SEC territory (the dirty little secret SEC fans like to overlook when they talk about our head-to-head bowl record against them is that they often had a second-place SEC team in the top 5, playing closer to home, while we were a third or fourth place Big Ten team ranked at least 4-5 spots below them, so they were SUPPOSED to win those).