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Member since 18 June 2014 | Blog

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Graduate of OSU. Father of 2. Husband of 1.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I once had a history class with Tim Shafer sophomore year.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
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  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 30 Dec 2014

I will say this about Lou holtz... He was the keynote speaker for a charity breakfast I attended a handful of years ago. Small group, maybe 30 or 40 in the room. He was engaging and never missed a punchline. The best part of the morning was that he stuck around and spoke with every single person in the room for well over the scheduled time of the event. He could've bounced when his time was up but he stuck around telling great stories about OSU. That man has some love for the program and I'm glad to have him as an ally in the national media. 

Comment 17 Nov 2014

He French-fried when he should've pizza'd. 

Comment 16 Nov 2014

To be perfectly honest, I think this is a great idea. Further, I think the shaming should be made as public as possible by the staff to deter future issues. A weekly piece about who was suspended, for what and for how long could be viewed as both educational and entertaining.

Im not a very active poster but I am a very active reader of this sites content. The staff provides content that is miles better than any other OSU blog right now. It gets tough to motivate myself to join a discussion when 50% of the people are just whining and have nothing constructive to offer. 

I feel better. 

Comment 18 Oct 2014

It's great if we can get some help from other teams losing but the Buckeyes control their own destiny - that starts today. Win out and they're in good shape at the end of the season. That continues with beating Rutgers today. Go Bucks!

Comment 15 Sep 2014

"If you're not man enough to put an end to this shit, then I am." - margo

Comment 05 Sep 2014

If people played monopoly the right way it wouldn't drag on forever. The big reason that the game takes forever is, according to Harbo: "Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price. You receive the Title Deed card showing ownership; place it face up in front of you. If you do not wish to buy the property, the Banker sells it at auction to the highest bidder."

Not that this would make the game a blast, but it might be a little better. 

Comment 02 Sep 2014

I miss the end of last years depth chart discussions ending with the starting holder position. 

Real question though - in case there is a bad snap, wouldn't you want someone a little more agile who can make something happen on a busted play?

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I have complete faith in that young man's ability to distribute the rock. Let's not forget that he was EXTREMELY highly rated coming out of high school (let's also take that with a grain of salt as high school rankings don't always translate to the next level). He wouldn't be at OSU if they didn't think he would be able to contribute.

I feel awful for Braxton but I'm actually looking forward to this season. I think its going to be interesting to say the least.

Go Bucks!

Comment 17 Aug 2014

It's been a couple of years since I've been excited about men's hoops in the fall. I really feel like the class Matta put together could do great things. 

Comment 17 Aug 2014

Depending on the position I would say it could be either. A freshman contributing serious playing time in the offensive backfield would mean they have serious talent. A freshman contributing serious time at O-Line might mean lack of depth. I may be wrong though. It's happened before. 

Comment 17 Aug 2014

Not that I'm covering any new territory here - This is a great tradition that I hope continues forward past Meyer's reign as head coach. I'm all about earning it and proving you should be there through your hard work. Just goes to show how great of a motivator Meyer is. 

Comment 16 Aug 2014

To me, the most surprising response to any of these questions is that Minnesota is the most likely "trap" game on the schedule. It makes sense as the guys above pointed out though - coming on the heels of a huge game against Sparty, there could be a let down. Couple that with the lack of experience and it could be a problem. However, I trust that the coaches will have the team motivated regardless of the opponent. 

Comment 12 Aug 2014

 Compared to the money sent by Uncle Sam to The Ohio State University, the entire football budget is a rounding error.

This may be the most accurate, well said summation of this event I've read yet. Good on you, sir. 

M Man - your take on most posts I've followed here may not necessarily be the most popular but they are almost always logical and they hit the nail on the head.