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Ramzy Nasrallah


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 19 Jul 2016

The day I submitted my first column for the site turned out to be the day Ohio State discovered Tressel's emails with Chris Cicero. The 11W HR department is the angel of death.

Comment 18 Jul 2016

I nuked a bunch of this thread where it was just snippy arguing. Everyone hug. There's a new Hurry-Up coming tonight; you should be hugging anyway.

Posting this here is fine. Everything is fine. One exception: Andrew isn't the new Birm; he's 1) the second Andrew and 2) the new-new Alex.

Comment 18 Jul 2016

this off-season is rough when this becomes a full article!

This offseason is awesome. The number of OSU athlete hair/fluff stories is inversely proportionate to the number of available OSU athlete crime blotter/injury stories. Here's hoping Kam's hair becomes a recurring series.

Comment 13 Jul 2016

It's 100% Holmes. Here's the photo I used originally before changing it above (and wasn't smart enough to change the corresponding text). 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

Sometimes I think this site's best days are behind it. 

I've been here for five years now and hear that every time a valued contributor moves on. Weird, this site is built on the idea of getting better every day. There's no complacency here. 

I could give you a name for the 11w recruiting replacement, but it will cost you your HS stash as well as 30% of all future HS earnings

That person has been hired, BTW. Every time someone joins the team to fill someone's shoes the shoes get bigger.

Comment 11 Jul 2016

If you haven't picked up on it yet, here's the 11W staff whenever someone we normally respect retweets Fake Urban into our timelines.

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*