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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 02 Dec 2016

100% agree with your reasoning on these, haha!  I'd like Oklahoma and Wisconsin to win above all, to show us having two wins over conference champs.  Honestly, PeeSU winning is the only scenario that would make me worry about the Buckeyes getting in.  I think we're good otherwise.

Comment 18 Nov 2016

Great points.  I think even in the midst of a transition to the 2, he's still got the ability to play the point and run the offense in the event of foul trouble or injury, as you alluded to.  Just was something to think about.

Of course, this carried a lot more weight for me before Lyle exploded last night.  Maybe he's fine at the 1 after all, haha!

Comment 17 Nov 2016

At this point in the season, last year's team would have found a way to drop Monday's game.  This year's team is finding its footing, and at this point, that's ok.  I'm excited to watch the improvement, and I definitely like this group more than last year's.

I also think it might be time to start the transition for JaQuan Lyle to 3-and-D shooting guard.  He's got the ability to do that, and with CJ Jackson looking as good as he has running the offense, that's what I'd do if I were the coaches (hell, or Lyle himself.)  Just a thought, and that will also help his pro prospects tremendously, as those guys are the hottest commodities in the NBA right now.

Comment 17 Nov 2016

We don't give a damn for the WHOLE state of *ichigan. Screw those bastards.

Go Bucks!

Comment 06 Oct 2016

The Horned Frogs haven't been the same team since narrowly missing the playoff in 2014 (editorial note: neener-neener).

and herp-a-derp past Vanderbilt for the second straight year.

Thank you, my keyboard and monitor needed cleaned anyway.

Comment 16 Sep 2016

Haha no worries...the MSU and TSUN games are pretty sure bets to have it if everyone continues playing well!

Comment 15 Sep 2016

I meant that partially tongue-in-cheek, but also hadn't realized Louisville had jumped up that high. 

Comment 15 Sep 2016

This game will get ESPN College GameDay in lieu of Ohio State-Oklahoma. Houston's upset of Oklahoma in Week 1 may have contributed to that.

The fact that our game is on FOX probably was a big contributor too.

Comment 09 Sep 2016

The 30 for 30 on this, "Fantastic Lies," was outstanding.  Shows just how deep the corruption went with the DA and the cops.  I'd encourage you to watch, but the short version is they not only cancelled the entire lacrosse season after this happened, but they brought the accuser in to show pictures of who might have done this to her.  They showed every member of the lacrosse team and essentially told her to "pick 3 of them."  They did finally determine, through DNA and cell records (among other things) that there was no possible way these guys could have done this.

Almost everyone not only assumed they were guilty, but they wanted those guys to be guilty.  Durham certainly hasn't forgotten about it.  They've moved on, and the city is in a much better place than it was 10 years ago when this happened, but they remember down there.

Sorry for the long-winded post.  This is one of the best 30 for 30s done (and it's not easy to narrow those down), and I just wish a lot more people would learn from the lessons of that series of events. 

Comment 02 Sep 2016

I couldn't agree more about the MSU game.  You just kind of knew it was coming at some point, because the expectations were so out of control that nothing shy of 70-0 victories was good enough.  I get the talent level, sure, but when does it ever work out that way?  It's funny how the teams that are seemingly "a year away" tend to be the ones that win it all (see Ohio State, 1968/2014 and Florida, 2008).  Huge expectations led to "disappointing" seasons in 1969/2015 and 2009, respectively.

Sadly, I knew the 2015 Buckeyes weren't destined to repeat after game 2, when people walking out of the Shoe were legitimately angry at a 38-0 victory.  Just win, baby.  Alas, as you so aptly put it, oh well, haha.

Comment 02 Sep 2016

Sad but true best tweet of last night. Oh well, they'll get their asses handed to them soon enough. They're not good.

Our team went 12-1 last year and double-whooped Michigan and Notre Dame. We acted like we got dragged over broken Budweiser bottles.

Yeah, let's try not to act like that again this year, kids. We only get one football season a year, let's enjoy it! Go Bucks!