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Westerville, 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 who hate both teams 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 '14, 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 BASKETBALL PLAYER: Grayson Allen, Daniel Giddens
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 04 May 2016

The ring and that jersey - originally given to his coach - were eventually both culled and listed among Tressel’s NCAA transgressions. Andy Geiger gave Tressel a letter of reprimand for the gestures that remained in his personnel file until his termination. Ten years after Dru’s death the ring Tressel gave his mother and the jersey he never wore were used as props during the Tatgate scandal without any context to demonstrate how Tressel brazenly violated NCAA rules.

Unbelievable.  Well, actually, no it isn't.

I didn't know this story, or remember Dru's name.  I was a year ahead of him in school, can't believe I was so unaware. Thanks for the story, Jeremy and Ramzy.  RIP Dru. 

Comment 13 Apr 2016

"And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand."  To Will.  RIP, big man.  

Comment 07 Mar 2016

Thank you, DJ, for also finding the Warriors insufferable.  The Spurs used to be the whiniest sports team in existence, but watch the Warriors.  I've never seen guys do that petulant stomp-away after a completely blatant foul call as much as Green, Barnes, Thompson, and the rest do (but particularly those 3).  They've worn out their welcome as the fun-loving, amazing to watch team.  Sparty and the Warriors have very quickly ascended to the top of my list of least favorite teams.

Comment 27 Jan 2016

I have heard that term thrown around, particularly because my mom was in the Owls sorority at Otterbein.  She said they did indeed call it that, but she says it was for her and her sisters, haha!

I had several friends who were education majors, I'm sure we crossed paths!  Hope they're doing well.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

Hey, fellow Westerville-ian! (Westerville-ite?)  My first memories of Bob are announcing Otterbein basketball games that my dad and I went to when I was a kid, then again as an Otterbein student.  I was a freshman during that magical 2001-02 season when they won the title.  I've gotten to talk to him a couple times, very nice and personable guy.

And, like Bob, I've known the words to Carmen Ohio since I was 5 but struggle with the Otterbein Love Song!