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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 football win the titles in '02 and '14
    -Duke basketball winning the titles in '10 and '15 (if it can't be the Buckeyes...)
    -Cavs winning the title in '16

    Non-title games:
    -'06 game vs. scUM
    -'11 Sugar Bowl
    -'11 game vs. Wisconsin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Grayson Allen, JaQuan Lyle
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Aug 2016

Yes, and Jason Garrett is absolutely right.  I tweaked my hamstring running track in college, ignored it and then felt the dreaded pop warming up for a race.  Came back too soon (twice, actually) and it ended my season.  It starts feeling better and as soon as you try to go 100%, it tweaks or pops again, and you're right back to square one.  Incredibly frustrating, as is hearing people dismiss the injury as "oh, just a hammy."  No.  No such thing, anyone who says that has never had that experience.  That injury will F up your universe if you're not careful.

I've been fortunate that it's the worst injury I ever sustained in my career, but it was hell trying to get healthy and strong again.  Get well, Zeke!

Comment 19 Jul 2016

I'm all for bringing back the Hive.  Quick Cals are ok, but the Hive was awesome, and they still do it at basketball games.

Also, I'm sorry, unpopular opinion alert, but we should really stop calling "Jump Around" at Wisconsin "one of the great college football traditions."  OSUMB's ramp entrance, Script Ohio, Chief Osceola and the flaming spear, Howard's Rock at Clemson, THOSE are great CFB traditions.  Jump Around is ok, I suppose, but I just don't get why everyone loses their shit over it.  

Comment 06 Jul 2016

I agree on this one, though there would have been a natty to vacate for that year if they don't lose vs. WI.

Be right back, going to go repeatedly hit myself in the hand with a tack hammer for about an hour.

Comment 03 Jun 2016

Maybe I'm overly optimistic (or I just want the Cavs to win so damn bad...and I hate the Warriors), but I honestly think the Warriors did not expose anything fatal for the Cavs last night.  Everything that went wrong last night is fixable.  

Also, if the option is Shaun Livingston having the game of his life to beat us instead of Curry and Klay going off, I'll take it.  GS was willing to let Bron, Kyrie, and KLove get theirs and shut down everyone else, and it worked.  More contributions from JR, Channing Frye, Shump, and Delly are needed, but it's doable.  Go Cavs! #ALLin216

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.