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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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Recent Activity

Comment 23 Nov 2014

It's a parody of the Big Ten's many meaningless trophies, particularly the Freedom Trophy between Wisconsin and Nebraska that nobody asked for. Goldy Gopher and @FauxPelini came up with it. See the hyperlink in the article for more details.

Comment 02 Nov 2014

As I said at the start of the season, the power rankings are entirely subject to my whims, and it's the least important part of the recap. If I were to do a conventional power ranking, I'd probably order it like this:

  1. Michigan State
  2. Ohio State
  3. Nebraska
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Maryland
  6. Iowa
  7. Rutgers
  8. Minnesota
  9. Penn State
  10. Purdue
  11. Michigan
  12. Northwestern
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana

Here's my question: I won't change the methods for ranking teams, but I do see that there is some weekly pushback against them. Do you all want to see me post a set of conventional power rankings in the comments each week?

Comment 02 Nov 2014

That's right, except the teams not playing this week are being judged by their most recent game. For example, Michigan State is being judged on its win over Michigan last week, Minnesota by its loss to Illinois, and so on.

Comment 29 Oct 2014
Illinois is by far the best team in the conference. I only have the Illini ranked fourth out of modesty.
Comment 26 Oct 2014

It's just me, and it's each team's performance in its most recent game. Wisconsin won 52-7, so they're first. Illinois beat Minnesota, which is better than OSU's win over Penn State. Maryland lost 52-7, so they're last. Not a lot to it, and it certainly doesn't measure how good I think each team is.

Comment 23 Oct 2014
Oof. This comment will not end well for you. One caveat for the graph in today's Skull Session: it omits Penn State's game against UMass, which would have interrupted the downward spiral. Still, it's UMass, so leaving them out isn't a big deal.
Comment 12 Oct 2014

Ha, I mean along the lines of landing a few weeks of top 15 rankings. As far as rubbing elbows with the Tennessees and Clemsons of the world, that's not going to happen.

Comment 10 Oct 2014
I don't know, but here's a fun, apocryphal story about Hunter S Thompson: he once submitted an article to his editors that was entirely gibberish. His editor was baffled, but realizing Thompson probably wrote it under the influence of something, transposed every letter by one key and got flawless English. Thompson wrote the entire story with his hands shifted a spot on the typewriter.