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Nicholas Jervey

11W Staff

Columbus, OH (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 26 February 2013 | Blog

I was born and raised in central Ohio and attended The Ohio State University. Here at Eleven Warriors, I write Big Ten recaps and whatever topics strike my fancy. Though I've been around the site since 2008, having the opportunity to write with such great people since February 2013 has been immensely satisfying. Now for a musical interlude.

*Brady Bunch theme*
Here's the story of a boy named Jervey,
Who was brought up in lovely Columbus town,
He had sports takes, the hottest you'll find anywhere,
On jokers, tools, and clowns.

Here's the story of Eleven Warriors,
It was looking for a scribe to write some stuff,
It was awesome, but wanted extra content,
From someone who'd take no guff.

Til one day when the blowhard met this website,
And they knew that it was much more than a hunch,
That the two would somehow come together,
That's how Nicholas joined the Dubber Bunch. The Dubber Bunch,
The Dubber Bunch. That's the way we all became the Dubber Bunch.
*end Brady Bunch theme*

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Holy Buckeye!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Carlos Hyde
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Amir Williams
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Apr 2014

That's not the case at all. If you'll look at the stories and message board thread about Campbell (story 1story 2, and thread) you'll see that very few people made light of the situation. Out of 119 combined reader comments, I count five that made light of the situation. None of them were happy about a video surfacing.

Furthermore, this is not speculation about a minor and we're not being exploitative. It's the actual video, and if anything is going to prevent speculation, it's seeing what actually happened.

Comment 22 Apr 2014

It's truuuuuue, I used to post on Tuesdays and now I'm a ghost. Oooooooooo.

My only qualm is DJ not mentioning that the periodic table of story elements has a hyperlink to TV Tropes for every element. That's some addictive stuff that deserves a 72-point font warning.

Comment 19 Apr 2014

To be clear, if he commits to OSU today, he'd get his own story. That would be very, very unlikely. If he commits elsewhere, it'll get its own message board thread. That would also be unlikely. Even pot-stirrers like me don't think anything big is happening; for all we know, the big announcement was that he isn't attending Auburn's spring game.

Comment 19 Apr 2014

If he commits somewhere today, rest assured that he'll get his own story. Until then, no. With recruits you never know what the big announcement is going to be until it happens, and 50% of the time it's a top 20 or something else anticlimactic.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

For the record, Ohio State is 2-0 against the following schools since 2012:

  • Indiana
  • Purdue
  • Penn State
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan

If he's talking about a coaching staff that has been intact since 2012 that leaves Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. Sorry DJ, the Zach Smith-Kevin Wilson feud is getting ugly.

Comment 30 Mar 2014

After letting anger far beyond my expectations die down, here is a response to you and everyone.

  1. It doesn't matter if someone calls me immature or a shit-eating Nazi, nothing would offend me enough to demand an apology. I have tough skin.
  2. The tax and Title IX objections are null, and what football athletes do is more like a work-study program with a greater workload and less freedoms. The difference between a football union and a graduate assistants' union comes from how the work relates to the school's academic mission. See this post from a labor lawyer at MGoBlog for more detail.
  3. Everyone needs to stop kidding themselves about the purity of college sports. Division I schools play varsity sports because they make money and/or attract notoriety for the school. They have nothing to do with enhancing the educational experience.
  4. It really isn't about the money. I've seen lots of people grousing about how today's scholarship athletes are better off financially than they were before. They are, but they also have zero autonomy and absurd time commitments. That's what the lawsuits are about; money is a secondary or tertiary concern.
  5. If you can't find a problem with the content or my writing ability, I'm not going to apologize for the tone or "angry youngster" point of view.
  6. I was hoping this would inspire debate about paternalism in college sports and not politics re: unions or socialism. I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised how it turned out.
Comment 17 Mar 2014

Most of the people you mention here were considered and just failed to make the cut. The Celebrity regional is really, really stacked. And as a former Boy Scout, I was feeling miffed by Daniel Beard's absence until I saw Simon Kenton made the list.

Philosophically, there are several criteria to determine who qualifies for the tournament to avoid missing some really obvious inclusions. For instance, should Wilbur Wright be excluded because was born in Millville, Indiana? How could we include Orville but not Wilbur Wright?