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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 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.

Comment 24 Mar 2016

Thanks. Gnepper and I conceived and put that together. Dr. Cox from Scrubs liked it too.

I wrote a blurb about making it a couple of years ago in an edition of the Situational. (scroll to the bottom)

Can we please get another one of these this year?

We made another one for 2015 that is strictly Ohio State-ish (there were a lot of complaints about Autumn's Here because an Ohio State site made a video with Michigan highlights in it). Conceiving scripts and directing videos is not my strength. I'd rather write 3,000 words about why Knob Creek pairs best with spicy peanuts.

Comment 24 Mar 2016

The Deshaun Thomas comment in the article was heavy handed. 

You know, I embedded a link in that heavy-handed comment to support it:

(Deshaun) registered the sixth-most body fat – 9.1 percent – and his 12.94 lane-agility test time was the slowest among 51 players.

Squishy. There is nothing "heavy-handed" about it. LQR was even squishier. There's a link to support that in the same sentence. This team is soft and it has been soft. The guys who weren't soft (Craft, DAR) are the exceptions here, not the rule.

Comment 16 Mar 2016

Not that I totally disagree with the author but, I wonder if he is old enough to have passed puberty.

I'm 42. Still waiting for puberty to strike.

If so then he would remember when the college allstars would play an NFL team to start off the season every year.

So you want to abandon the entire premise and instead talk about college all star teams - and then you want to use the charade game they used to play 40 years ago against pros, when NFL players routinely held other jobs outside of football? Go ahead man. Dunk on me. 

Lo and behold every few years the college kids would pull off the upset.

Professional wrestling is real?!

One does not have to be smoking crack or like the author swilling Fire Ball to believe on a good day the bucks could be better.

Stop smoking crack, sir. You should also try out a different tone - condescending doesn't look good on you.

Comment 16 Mar 2016

Amazing !!!

ever seen the movie Miracle ???

Its about college kids beating the Soviets , a Soviet team that crushed the NHL All Stars 

ThankFully you had no part in deciding if the USA should even field a team

The movie is literally called Miracle. Probably not the strongest argument.

I'm very familiar with in Soviet hockey. They won 6/7 Olympic golds with their one miraculous loss coming in Lake Placid, which was largely on account of them literally going decades without ever losing. They pulled the greatest goalie in hockey history during that game, skated around aimlessly and gave up garbage goals. They were peppering the US goal as time expired. The worst possible performance against Jim Craig standing on his head and it was still in doubt until time expired. It was a (beautiful) miracle.

The best college football team of all time would need more than that to beat next year's winner of the 1st overall draft pick.

Comment 15 Mar 2016

Haha these comments. Well done, everyone.

If I had played football at Ohio State, and was good, and had my number retired, and arguably the strongest/only male role model of my adolescence brought his team into Ohio Stadium after the fact...I guess I'd be a traitor too, especially if it was for none of the marbles as tonight's NIT game is. The value of a win to his former coach is exponentially higher than the value would be to Ohio State.

But then again, we're critiquing the rooting interests of a native Ohioan whose two favorite professional teams are the Cowboys and Yankees. I think we all just lost the debate for entering it.

Comment 15 Mar 2016

Jimmy John's is what Subway used to be about 35 years ago. Good fresh bread, fresh veg, quality enough meats, quick. Now Subway sucks. 

Former Subway sandwich artist here - can confirm that in 1989 (not quite 35 years ago) we sliced everything in the store and the ingredients were real. Current Subway sandwiches are constructed from reconstituted/preconfigured frankenfood preps, the quality of which has been zapped in order to maximize shareholder wealth. Eat real, actual food. Jimmy John's has it.