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Knoxville, TN (via Heiskell, TN)

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I was raised in John Cooper's tiny hometown of Heiskell, Tennessee. My dad grew up in Hilliard and graduated from OSU in the mid-70s, so I became a Buckeye by default. My Tennessee fandom died after the infamous 1996 Citrus Bowl. Proud OSU (class of 2005) and UT (class of 2007) alum. I currently reside in Knoxville, amongst thousands of miserable Tennessee fans. Go Bucks!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 OSU-UM game. Unbelievable to experience that as a student in Ohio Stadium.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman, Bobby Olive, Eddie George, Orlando Pace, Craig Krenzel
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson, Michael Redd, Evan Turner, Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Nashville Predators
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 21 May 2015

You hit the nail on the head. I grew up in the Knoxville area, and I moved back to Knoxville about 10 years ago. The level of entitlement and "conference solidarity" that these fans embody is off the charts. It's one thing when you are a force to be reckoned with (you can crow all you want when you are at the top of the heap), but it's another when you haven't been relevant in 11 years.

To top it all off, Tennessee's men's athletic teams finished dead last in the collective SEC rankings this year. But you'd never know that, thanks to the blinders that their fans wear.

Comment 15 May 2015

Tiger Woods - Arguably the best golfer in history, but I can't root for an absolute slimeball. Still can't figure out how so many fans can separate his golfing ability from his on-course demeanor/personal life.

Tim Biakabutuka - I don't think I'll ever forgive that guy.

Johnny Manziel - I'm not a fan of super-arrogant athletes. Especially ones that continue to be a dick even when they appear to be washed up. See Ryan Leaf.

Yadier Molina - No explanation needed.

Luis Suarez - Textbook example of a dirty soccer player.

Comment 27 Mar 2015

They do it EVERY offseason, but this year has been particularly bad. They firmly believe that the stars are finally aligning for them to win the SEC East this year.

Comment 27 Mar 2015

I've lived in Knoxville since 2005, surrounded by nothing but Orange. Needless to say, it's been a great year. Tennessee fans absolutely love living vicariously through their SEC brethren, which is frustrating. The Buckeyes certainly quieted that this season.

Comment 10 Mar 2015

Strangely enough, our big rival played a slower rendition of Across the Field.

Comment 10 Mar 2015

Rocky Top was also my high school fight song. I just couldn't escape it.

Comment 10 Mar 2015

Agreed. I felt the same way when they canceled the Tennessee series.

Comment 10 Mar 2015

After growing up in Knoxville (and moving back), I'd definitely say Tennessee.

I was in middle school during that infamous Citrus Bowl. My classmates never let me live that down.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

I was a sophomore that year as well; in hindsight, it's hard to believe all of the changes on High Street since then. Kinda funny that when we got to campus in the early 2000s, High Street and South Campus were hardly recognizable to some of those who had attended in the 90s. The bar scene had pretty much been wiped out by the time we got there.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

26 games (23-3 record), all in Columbus

First game - 1991 vs. Indiana (drove up from John Cooper's hometown for my 9th birthday)

I was a student from 2001 through 2005. The 2002 Michigan game is probably the most unbelievable sports atmosphere I've ever witnessed. Sold my 2004 Michigan ticket - I regret not being in the stadium to see the coronation of Troy Smith, but I made enough money to pay for every season ticket package I'd purchased as a student.

Came back in 2006 (Michigan), 2007 & 2008 (YSU), 2009 (Navy - Thank you, Brian Rolle), 2010 (Michigan), 2011 (Akron), and 2012 (Purdue - Kenny G to the rescue)

Next year's game in Blacksburg will be my first OSU road game.

Comment 02 Jan 2015

Scott averaged 55 yards per punt. 5 of his 7 punts were downed inside the 20. The other two ended up at the 20 (73 yarder) and the 23. Definitely their MVP.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

Fair point. I guess I just don't understand what good it does for a team like Alabama to play a team like Western Carolina at all. I was never a fan of OSU playing Youngstown State for the exact same reason. OSU gained absolutely nothing by playing those games. Why risk getting guys hurt against an FCS team?

Comment 18 Nov 2014

This week in the SEC (yup, 4th Saturday in November):

  • Eastern Kentucky @ Florida
  • Charleston Southern @ Georgia
  • South Alabama @ South Carolina
  • Samford @ Auburn
  • Western Carolina @ Alabama

Yeah, that's good for college football.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

All they talk about here in Tennessee is how easy Mizzou's SEC West rotation was this year (Arkansas and A&M). If I were a Missouri fan, I'd be frustrated. They've gotten zero respect this year, despite leading the SEC East all season. Hard to believe that Tennessee is favored against them on Saturday.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

Would be amazing to see Mizzou win out. And possibly beat Bama/MSU for the SEC Title.

Comment 15 Nov 2014

TCU answers, but Kansas just threw a 78-yard TD pass. 27-17 midway through the 3rd.

Comment 15 Nov 2014

Kansas is now up 20-10. Scored on their opening drive of the 2nd half.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

I agree, Butch Jones would be a solid hire for them. I'm not sure how interested Michigan would be (or if Jones wants to leave UT for another heavyweight turned dumpster fire), but he's done an impressive job already in Knoxville. If Michigan happened to lure Jones away from Tennessee, it would be absolutely pandemonium down here in Knoxville.