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Columbus, OH (via Westerville, OH)

Member since 27 September 2012 | Blog

Columbus born and raised, attended Otterbein when it was still a "college." I've known the words to "Carmen Ohio" since I was about 5, still don't know the words to Otterbein's alma mater. I'm fortunate enough to be able to attend a good number of Buckeye football home games, as my parents get season tickets and are willing to share them.

I'm also a big fan of Duke basketball, I think there are more similarities between them and our Buckeyes than people realize...specifically, people hate both teams and often don't actually know why, they just think it's something they're supposed to do. That, and people either love or hate each team...there is no middle ground.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Ohio State win the title in '02 and this year, the '06 game vs. scUM, the '11 Sugar Bowl, the '11 game vs. Wisconsin, Duke winning the title in '10 and '15 (if it can't be the Buckeyes...)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, JT Barrett
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Nov 2015

That play still brings a tear to my eye, just remembering the sheer joy of everyone in that place.  That was our national championship that year.  Those moments when everyone just loses their shit don't happen very often, and that was, without a doubt, the loudest moment I've ever been a part of in the 'Shoe.  I'm told Chris Gamble's pick six vs. PSU in '02 was close, but I can't imagine it being louder than that!

My point, I guess, is that Braxton Miller became a Buckeye legend that night, and I can't believe it's almost over for him at Ohio State.  We owe him the loudest possible ovation for his dedication, loyalty, and his being a great ambassador for the university.  O-H!

Comment 28 Oct 2015

Couldn't agree more, unfortunately, that's becoming more and more of an old school belief.  I was also taught this way, and I'm happier for it.  Because ultimately, none of it matters.

Another good one is, outside of this site of course, "Those who insist on sharing their political/religious views with you almost always insist you NOT share yours with them."

Comment 16 Oct 2015

Agreed, and Mike's long yardage comment perplexed me as well.  That 3rd down completion to Thomas was on 3rd and 16, exactly how long does the yardage have to be for Cardale to be a better option than JT was on that play?  Any longer than that and we seldom see anything other than a draw, anyway.

I just like the fact that we get to see both QBs playing to their strengths. I wouldn't be surprised to see JT unleash a couple of jump passes in the red zone package going forward.  

Comment 15 Oct 2015

Mike on here actually put one together a few months ago...

Comment 27 Jun 2015

Had the pleasure of meeting him the other night at the 2nd and 7 Foundation Celebrity 8-Ball Challenge, he was there with his dad. Coolest part, his dad was so excited to meet Jim Lachey after hearing him call the title game on the radio. Really neat moment, and a wonderful family. Proud to still wear my Mike Doss jersey on game days!

Comment 10 Apr 2015

RE: #3, Ohio U fans are just as bad about this.  Half of their student body is from Central Ohio, kids who grew up rooting for Ohio State, but the second they set foot in Athens, they go all "Ohio State sucks, blah blah blah."  Not all do this, but most do.  Besides UC and OU, every other in-state school will cheer for their team but realize they're getting beaten by 40, and be ok with it.  Not those two, that's what makes them so insufferable.

Also, Johnny, Kent State (led by the immortal Josh Cribbs) came to the 'Shoe to get a 51-17 thrashing in 2002.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Nailed it. Why would you root for a team you despise to win ANYTHING, other than an incurable case of syphilis?

Ohio State winning titles is good for the B1G. Anyone else? Nah.

Comment 19 Mar 2015

The Buckeyes' record in the B1G since 2004 is remarkable...even moreso when you remember, 5 of those 14 losses came in one season.

And it is DEFINITELY time for D'Angelo Russell to go all Kobe Bryant on everyone and say "Screw it, give me the ball and get out of my way."  I just want to see our guys play with some fire today and act like they want to be there.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

So cool he does this, whatever his reasons. Got to be fun for him and the guys who get to catch throws from a Buckeye legend!

The Browns wouldn't throw millions of dollars at him, that would make WAY too much sense. Sigh.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

Agreed with the Russell/LeBron comparison, I thought the exact same thing during the second half yesterday. Can't blame DLo for being incredibly frustrated dropping great passes for his teammates to just turn it over or get blocked at the rim. That was as rough as performance as I've seen from our boys in a long time.

The NCAA is the absolute worst. The most hypocritical, BS organization I've ever seen.  DJ talked about UK turning Wisconsin into a gaping crater (which I can't argue with, if there's one coach I hate more than Calipari, it's Bo Ryan), but the gaping crater I'd much rather see is the NCAA.

Well, on that note, happy Monday! 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Very well put.  I think Weber has a right to BE angry, but not to STAY angry.  This is a good learning experience for him, crappy though it is.  

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Love the tweets about Devin Smith, one of the multitude of reasons that having a track background helps so many of these guys.  As a track coach, wasted motion was always the first thing I looked at, and it's also an easy thing to correct. Just takes a little bit of work, but it's amazing how much energy guys didn't realized they wasted.

Comment 30 Jan 2015

Just like football, this team is getting better and better each time out.  We, as fans, need to learn to stop doubting Thad Matta, his teams always get better as the year goes on (last year notwithstanding) as he finds the right combo of guys.  Going to be fun watching how far D'Angelo and Jae'Sean can carry this team, we're finally seeing the passion and the fire that'd been missing all year!