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Columbus, OH (via Westerville, OH)

Member since 27 September 2012 | Blog

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Voting Record: 15 / 1

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). The OSU-Duke game in '11 was very bittersweet for me...loved seeing the Buckeyes flex their muscles on a national stage, but it broke my heart to see Duke get trounced the way they did.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Has to be a top 5, I can't narrow it down to just one! Watching Ohio State win the title in '02, the '06 game vs. scUM, the '11 Sugar Bowl, the '11 game vs. Wisconsin, Duke winning the title in '10 (if it can't be the Buckeyes...)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, JT Barrett
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Slam Thompson, Jahlil Okafor
  • 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 Dec 2014

Minuteman Jones...that's seriously perfect!

Comment 05 Dec 2014

K State should have beaten Auburn earlier this year and completely screwed the pooch with 3 turnovers inside Auburn's 20 in that game. They're pretty solid defensively too, they can beat Baylor.

Comment 01 Dec 2014

Sums up my feelings exactly. I look forward to the tribute the team pays Kosta at the B1G championship game, and I hope they cap a storybook ending to this season for him. RIP, #53.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Coach Meyer actually addressed this on either Monday or Tuesday, said what happened on that play was his mistake.  For some reason, the play call that went in was for a pass play, and he said he didn't catch it.

Comment 31 Oct 2014

"They can't even display the gloves Nike specifically designed for them to show off without drawing a flag."

To this day, OSU is the only school I've ever seen get flagged for this. 

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Couldn't agree more.  People forget, we didn't think the 2002 team was a title team until they actually won the thing.  I can't imagine if Twitter had been around that season, some of the meltdowns we would have undoubtedly seen!  

It'll be tough in East Lansing, but let's not write it off yet.  Go Bucks!

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Thought this too...taking it even a step further with the Florida/'06 comparisons, JT could be like Leak and Cardale Jones could be the Tebow-esque battering ram on the goal line/short yardage situations.  Even just the threat of him being used like that is another thing to give defenses pause.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

"Well, I don't want to just have an expensive football party!" <---THIS. Why don't more brides realize this?

My wife is not a huge football fan, but she is a Buckeye fan and knows how sacred these days are. We were married August 2, 2008, knowing full well we'd avoid football season.  Even not being from Columbus, she knew how many of our friends and family members wouldn't show up for a wedding that clashed with a Buckeye game.  

We've missed several fall weddings over the past few years, and feel zero guilt about it.  Knew she was a keeper before that, but that just solidified it!

Comment 21 May 2014

My understanding is that they will also take into account the number of student-athletes on a team to determine which division a team should be a part of, which is good for sports like track.  As a track coach at a very small school that got bumped up to Division II this year because of a large freshman class, it makes it very difficult for us to compete (read: impossible) for a championship.  My team has 24 athletes, boys and girls combined.  We're competing against teams with 50 boys and girls each, so no matter how well our athletes do in their respective races and relays, we're still pretty much screwed if we're trying to win a district title.  We have enough trouble competing in Division III against the likes of Columbus Academy, and now we're up with a good bit of the City League, like Beechcroft, Linden McKinley, and East.  Academy's team is bigger than most D-II teams (hell, some D-I too) we've seen this year, yet they're in D-III?

Sorry, long-winded way to say that I'm in support of this measure.

Comment 08 Nov 2013

Every time I read "booger sugar," I laugh out loud then have to explain it to everyone.  Good times.

Comment 17 Apr 2013

"How do these people operate a blender, let alone a 2,500 lbs. vehicle capable of instantly dealing death to other human beings?"

Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I've uttered some variation of this phrase...DJ, you are spot on with everything in this analysis.  Well done.

That said, you want a REALLY bad city to drive in?  Pittsburgh.  Not only are the drivers there complete morons, but they decided to give a 3 year old a crayon, have them scribble on a piece of paper, and then lay their streets out like that.  It's awful.

Comment 02 Apr 2013

It's great to be a Buckeye!