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Ramzy Nasrallah

Staff

from Columbus, OH

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

Ramzy Nasrallah is one of 11W's managing partners. He knows shockingly little about football.

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Jun 2016

The tailgate has historically operated off of a one-day event liquor license + one-day event insurance. Depending on the space we procure (like the old Dubgate site behind VC) it may not be possible. Ideally we get a spot where we can make this work.

Comment 25 May 2016

I took it 10 years ago. Don't think it's changed much since then. Advice -

1) You're going to need a refresher on equations you learned in 7th grade, like y=mx + b and -b +/- the square root of a whole bunch of shit you'll never need unless you go into finance, in which case you still won't need it because you'll be in charge of people who will do it for you because you'll be an MBA.

2) Testing: the first 5 questions > the 20 after that in each section, except the essays which are just topics. Every right answer you get makes the next question harder, and that's good for your score.It works the other way too, if you miss - so if you bomb the first 5 then you won't be able to dig your way out. It doesn't tell you if you're getting them right or wrong, but if like on the math section you get a question like 5 + X = 10 [hint it rhymes with SCHMIVE] then you can be certain you've missed a bunch.

3) Math section, Verbal section, Essay section. Three sections, three strategies, three sets of very particular skills you've developed over a long career. I suck at math and bombed the hell out of that section, am decent with words and was still able to get into Kellogg (and then my employer, who was paying for everything moved me to Cincinnati which is how I ended up with an XUMBA). The point is don't sweat your weaknesses; just avoid a dumpster fire and ride your strength to a good total score since they're all scored separately.

4) Chill out and be comfortable. I still remember the sound of TWO people quietly weeping in the testing center. "I don't test well" doesn't get you hired anywhere. Test well. Prepare to take it once and only once. Good luck!

Comment 19 May 2016

Blue Eyed Buckeye I hope you were downvoted by people who don't understand or care to follow our intentions with up/downvotes and not because you disagreed with me.

I wasn't trying to suggest that we just let Penn State off the hook. Look at any major news media story about any aspect of this story. You'll find thousand of comments. Over 95% of them - conservatively - fall under This Again. I get Internet comments are generally humanity at its worst, but that was the genesis of the take. The endless back and forth to nowhere occupies most of the conversation. I don't believe it should.

Comment 18 May 2016

I don't think it is healthy to have a "both sides" perspective on this. 

Me neither. I just fail to see the any cost-benefit or any value in using energy to try and swing the opinions of Joebots. Think that energy is a renewable resource that would be better directed elsewhere instead of wasting it on them.

Comment 12 May 2016

I publish on Wednesdays at 1:15pm Eastern.

This week - reviewed ESPN's new doc. Last week - collaborated on a longform on Dru Humphrey with Birm.

Before that I looked back at hater predictions for Urban's OSU tenure, wrote a eulogy for Will Smith, looked forward to JTB's offense, questioned OSU Men's BB culture, looked at what might happen if the Browns played last year's Buckeyes and got Situational twice (1, 2). Before that was basketball season, i.e. the regular editorial calendar. That catches you up.

Comment 22 Apr 2016

*cracks open door*

Crying DJordan!

*shuts door & runs away*

Comment 15 Apr 2016

Not sure how much of Alex and Nathan you'll see. This internship is 100% on the business side of things, intended to give them both some insight and education into understanding the limitations and potential of your brand, improving customer engagement (that's you guys, but their focus will be on those at the university), thinking like an entrepreneur, partnerships, outreach, etc. 

IT metaphor: They're getting the reigns of the company on a development box, while the site you see and enjoy will continue to run on the production one. My hope is they get as much out of it as we do.

BTW - Alex and Nate are on Twitter.

Comment 11 Apr 2016

Thanks for the response Ramzy. I agree with the overall sentiment but question whether the staff would have included a Tressel tweet if it was a purely racist diatribe. 

If Tressel makes a racist diatribe tweet, we'll have half a dozen stories about it on the front page. I'll write three of them.

Comment 11 Apr 2016

I don't see why political/religious items are 'allowed' to be included in stories, but commenters aren't allowed to do the same.

Because we don't create the news. We report it. Why is this so hard to understand? We don't tell Tressel what to do. If we had that kind of power we would have told him to email Cicero from a gmail account on a chromebook.

I don't want this place to be political/religious but when y'all report on the stuff because it's 'newsworthy' do you just expect us to read and not comment? 

YES. THAT'S EXACTLY IT. We expect you to show basic restraint. Think of it as not lifting your leg and ripping a giant 12-second fart in church - which would be so easy, and give you personal relief at the expense of others - but that's what we're asking you to not do. 

You just stated the site commenting policy as a question!

Comment 11 Apr 2016

Didn't see the comment, but infusing the forum with religion or politics is frowned upon. Try not to think too hard about it. 

Will Smith was murdered and Tressel's tweet was in the Reactions column. It was relevant to the topic. Nothing even approaching conflict of interest or loophole in the site commenting policy.

Comment 08 Apr 2016

Additional information: When you inevitably get spotted in an airport, restaurant or wherever and are approached about being an 11W contributor you need to master the art of saying "ah yes, very kind - nice to meet you, I'm D.J. Byrnes" without breaking character.

Comment 06 Apr 2016

1. I live in NJ and was not in Ohio last night.

2. The 1:15pm EDT Wednesday editorial calendar slot has been mine for years. No delays. Nothing stops this train.

3. trainwreck.gif

4. I regret I couldn't attend last night. Jet is in the shop, permanently.