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New York (via Dublin, OH)

Member since 31 March 2014 | Blog


  • NFL TEAM: Giants
  • NHL TEAM: Rangers
  • NBA TEAM: Knicks
  • MLB TEAM: Yankees

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Comment 03 Oct 2016

Several times with my Brooklyn contingent. I think they only have one projection screen. There will only be a handful of Buckeye fans so the crowd doesn't have the emotion that Manny's or Iron Bar will have. If the crowd is right, and you get there a little early, they will put the Buckeyes on the big screen with sound. The food is OK, the beer selection can be surprisingly nice, but it's hit and miss. The few times I've been there, they had some good craft beers and I stuck with the IPAs.

Comment 03 Oct 2016

I have lived here for 13 years. Manny's on Second (upper east side) is the defacto Buckeye bar. You'll still hear some refer to it as Blondies. A little history...Blondies upper west was THE Ohio State bar for many years, then they opened Blondies upper east which became THE Ohio State bar. Something happened about 6-7 years ago and Blondies upper east became Manny's on Second. The official Alumni club has since left for a bigger venue, but it's a great crowd and you avoid the Times Sq scene.

I strongly recommend venturing out of Soho to watch the game. The Soho crowd is not a big football crowd and you won't find a bar with the sound of the game outside of Manny's or Iron Bar. The food at Manny's is very good for just bar food. Waffle fries, burgers, wings, all good and consistent.

Let me know if you need any more recommendations.

Comment 17 Jun 2016

Not much I can say to the guy who writes one of two pieces of media I consume without fail every single day with just as much intrigue as the first time I read it. Talent is one thing, being a terrific writer and a genuine trusted media rep to young men and families making incredibly difficult life decisions, that's a completely different level.

Thanks and godspeed.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Why does the 247 ranking list Ohio St as #1 with two 5 star players, but when you drill down to the list of commits there is only one 5 star player in the detailed class list (Bosa)?

Class Rankings - http://247sports.com/Season/2016-Football/TeamRankings

List of Commits - http://ohiostate.247sports.com/Season/2016-Football/Commits

Comment 31 Jan 2016

I'm chasing the dragon this year. I never thought we'd get Zeke or Vonn, then Kwon, then Gibson. I'm holding out hope for Hardman...but not holding my breath. Very excited about this class.

Comment 29 Dec 2015

Makes sense, a lot of college jobs taken and he can take a year off the NFL and pick his landing spot next year.

Comment 27 Dec 2015

Some of these guys are more of a DE frame, if they put on weight a move could happen. BTW - Jones is outstanding, and we haven't even seen him since he tore his ACL in high school. But adding at least one big time DE (that hopefully develops quickly) would help a D-line rotation and everyone on the defense would benefit from that.