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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching B. Miller beat Wisconsin at the shoe as a freshman on the huge play to Devin Smith, Being a student during the initial Urban domination years.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Anthony "Gonzo" Gonzalez
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jake Lorbach or Jamar Butler
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Can't watch the NBA...it kills me
  • MLB TEAM: The Cincinnati Redlegs
  • SOCCER TEAM: Bayern Munchen

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Aug 2014

My, first impression, along with my second, third and fourth impression, is that Ward should NOT have been out in the middle of the track.  WHY GET OUT OF YOUR CAR? Also, on dirt tracks such as eldora motor speedway it is very common for cars to fishtail wide out of turns.  I don't think his fishtail on purpose.  From what I understand from people who do race modifieds, trying to fishtail on purpose on dirt tracks makes you much more likely to spin out.  Just food for thought.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

For some reason I remember having to walk around the block a time or two...instant gratification culture at its worst.  While that first 24 was definitely rough (I felt pretty ostracized because of my opinion), I definitely like where the conversation has gone.  The debate (for the most part) has stayed relatively civil ever since, and it's civility and open discussion like this that has made me love this online community.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

I guess I'll just walk around the block a couple times then...

Comment 25 Jul 2014

^This.  I know multiple current band members, and they all say that nothing was forced.  You wouldnt be kicked out for not participating.  There was most definitely a voluntary aspect to it.  Yes, much of the behavior was not appropriate, but then again it is a large of group of 18-21 year olds, did we really think that this stuff didn't happen?

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Lets be honest, Michigan can be a beautiful state.  My Family goes to Coldwater every weekend in the summers, and its honestly an awesome escape.  Plus I love wearing buckeye gear around Michigan...

Comment 13 Jul 2014

M Man you make some very solid points, and I think we are in agreement even if we aren't using the same words.  Yes, Ohio State being successful most definitely helps our overall student attendance, but on the other side of the token, I was a freshman for our 6-7 campaign, which was possibly our worst team in about 50 years, and while the enthusiasm is definitely better now, the enthusiasm was still there then as well.  I really do think the fact that Ohio State football has such a monopoly on Football in the entire area, and that it is followed religiously by nearly everyone feeds into the lore that is Ohio State Football.  Im sure this is the case as well (at least to an extent) for UM, but here recently it just isn't showing.

Comment 13 Jul 2014

Also agree 100%, as I am also a student and NEVER see an issue with motivating people to go to games.  It is most definitely a culture issue that we don't struggle with.  A couple of guys from my fraternity and I went to the Illinois game this past year, and I was definitely surprised by the Illinois student body's lack of interest in the game.  We hung out with Illinois guys at the bar in the morning, and when we started to leave for the game, they asked where we were going; NONE of them go.  On top of that, when we got back, they asked who won, they didn't even watch the game.  Now I understand that were talking about scUM here, not Illinois, but I still think it is an indicator that shows that our student don't skip out when it counts.

Comment 29 Jun 2014

You obviously don't know much about CampusParc and Shamrock Towing if you think that just "Following the rules" is why you didn't get any tickets.  I was towed by shamrock for being in a spot that you cant park in on Sundays, on a Saturday.  One of my housemates last year was given four tickets, all of them unfair, and all four were appealed and removed.  These guys just throw tickets out the window as they drive by and let the wind carry them to cars at random.  Getting through school without at least one ticket is just luck...

Comment 15 May 2014

OSU's grey basketball jersey's are easily our coolest basketball jerseys.  Not saying I agree with the grey endzones, but I dont understand why we have white jerseys either.  Grey would be sweet

Comment 10 May 2014

I disagree.  The halftime show is to entertain the fans, the songs during the game are meant to "Keep the fans moving and into the moment of the game" (words directly from a member of the band).  And honestly, none of the students want to hear Hang On Sloopy, it has no real significance to us, we know that it is directed towards the older crowd.  Im in no way saying get rid of it, but I do think that we need to find more ways to pump the crowd up.  Our stadium is never nearly as loud as it should be, and I don't think its the students that are at fault there...  

Comment 23 Apr 2014

I don't know about you guys, but reading the MGOBLOG salt is hilarious.  The variety of excuses and complaints that they come up with is comical.  They range from the kid not liking Nuss, to us being a more compatible "SEC" type team.  The funniest complaint that many of them are saying is that Lindsay is a "We didn't come here to play school" type guy, so scUM's academic standing hurt them.  What. A. Joke.  Yeah, *ichigan is ranked 4th in the country in public universities, but tOSU is no slouch, were ranked 16th.  And anyone who lies to themselves and says that college football/basketball players pick where they go based on academics is just naive.  That excuse holds absolutely no water.  Lindsay picked us because he wants to win, not because our classes are easier...Rant over.