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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*

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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Amir Williams
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  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

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?

Comment 14 Mar 2014

Sure. It's happened in women's basketball, where the talent disparity is much greater. Southern almost pulled it off against Gonzaga last year, and back in 1996 some Ivy League school missed a buzzer beater that would've won the game. Given that each 16 seed has had about a 1% chance of winning, it's got to happen eventually.

Comment 07 Mar 2014

Ah, I see. It's a grey on grey background, though the darker Buckeye leaves (hexadecimal color #E3E4E4) make the surrounding grey (#EEEEEE) look whiter. Does that pattern take up a lot of your screen? On my 13" monitor it takes up about half an inch on each side, with the solid grey background taking up 90% of the screen's width.

Comment 01 Mar 2014

Here were Ross's numbers from Big Ten games last year, including the Big Ten Tournament:

Date team minutes
1/2 Nebraska 20
1/5 Illinois 15
1/8 Purdue 9
1/13 Michigan 3
1/19 Michigan St. 11
1/22 Iowa 20
1/26 Penn St. 15
1/29 Wisconsin 20
2/2 Nebraska 15
2/5 Michigan 23
2/10 Indiana 21
2/14 Northwestern 13
2/17 Wisconsin 16
2/20 Minnesota 22
2/24 Michigan St. 14
2/28 Northwestern 5
3/5 Indiana 13
3/10 Illinois 9
3/15 Nebraska 19
3/16 Michigan St. 15
3/17 Wisconsin 19

That's 317 total minutes, or 15 minutes a game. Excluding the Big Ten Tournament, it's 14.7 points a game. I'm not sure where 6-8 minutes comes from, other than perception.

Comment 27 Feb 2014

There are several sites out there that measure and break down other sites' traffic. If anyone wants to look up this site's traffic, all they have to do is go a-googlin'. Here are my heart-felt convictions about analyzing traffic stats:

 

Comment 26 Feb 2014

If you have writing before the 2013-2014 wrestling season it may be gone. I think a few months of content were saved and little else.

Comment 25 Feb 2014

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EDIT: Because I felt like going the opposite route, I managed to edit this Skull Session down to a kindergarten reading level with Hemingway. It's supposed to be used to simplify cluttered writing, but I overdid it a little. I recommend putting a piece of your own writing in and seeing what it says.