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slidingscrapes


Columbus, OH (via Akron, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2011 OSU-Wisconsin;

    2009 OSU-Iowa;

    2007 Indians-Yankees ALDS Game 2--"The Bug Game"
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: LDU Quito

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Nov 2012

For being labeled Foghorn Leghorn Directional Universities, I'd take MTSU or WKU over anyone else playing tonight except perhaps Ohio, and I think WKU-Ohio would be an awesome game. 

Comment 12 May 2012

I'm glad Waters got the job, I know the School of Music was trying to throw their weight around and pick one of "their guys" as opposed to a "marching band guy." Thankyfully that got sidestepped...

I LOVE that Coach Meyer contacted Waters to talk about the tradition of the band and their part in gameday. I love that he seems to truly understand and appreciate the tradition here.

Comment 04 Mar 2012

who isn't happy now?

i'm still not pleased with buford's performance on the season. more than anything else it's buford's inconsistancies that have led to the inconsistancies of the team. considering his role as one of our featured players and the only starter above sophomore rank, it's not unfair to expect him to step up, be a leader and take charge of the team, and part of that is shouldering the blame when your own poor performance leads to a loss.

also, last time i checked, being a good person is completely irrelevent to whether he deserves criticism as a member of our basketball team.

Comment 15 Jan 2012

I booed Gene Smith and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. He's tried to sell i-dots in Script Ohio,  and he's threatening to make the marching band pay to have St. John Arena open for Skull Sessions. According to the Lantern, student ticket prices are among the very highest in the nation at $35/game, even compared to other football-crazy schools, which sell student tickets at less than $10/game (Alabama, for instance, only charges $5). Students are squeezed out of better seats at basketball games in favor of the rich and tenured. The athletic department may be doing well financially, but it's because profit is being squeezed out of every tradition we have and every student who wants to come to the games.

Not to mention he couldn't have handled the tattoos/Tressel/DiGeronimo issues any worse. 

Fuck Gene Smith.

Comment 23 Dec 2011

i couldn't even finish reading through that piece of trash. i expected heavily distorted facts, but i didn't expect a basic grasp of the English language to be completely missing... after all the spelling, punctuation and syntax errors, i think what did me in was him referring to the "MGO BLOG, a Michigan Football publication" so shortly after misspelling Urban Meyer's name several times in a row. seriously, i wrote better than that in middle school.

Comment 21 Dec 2011

great piece. credit where credit is due--the synchro team also won the championship in 2010 and 2011. we're even AWESOMER than what you thought!

Comment 21 Dec 2011

i'll fight anyone who says gee should be fired over this. gee slipped up and made the university look bad in the public eye, but his remarks had no actual bearing on the case, and he's a fantastic university president. looking at the ohio state university as a sports team, and seeing gee as if he's the "team owner" to smith's "general manager," is such a tremendous discredit to the job gee has done in his tenure as well as to the university as a whole.

Comment 20 Dec 2011

you and i are thinking along the same lines. F5..... F5... F5... hey, it's minute later than when i started!

Comment 19 Dec 2011

It's funny that Aston Villa failed to even play a chld's version of the game of soccer, because I consistently feel that the Cleveland Browns fail to even play a child's version of the game of football. Fun fact: Randy Lerner owns both teams.

Comment 18 Dec 2011

exactly. my favorite moment was when i was watching midday ESPN (never a good decision) and they spent five minutes glorifying tebow.... and then skip bayless proceeded to ask if tebow was overrated, and they debated that for a while. are you kidding me?

Comment 13 Dec 2011

Ironic, since the filling they put in your burritos only has a little beef as well.

Comment 13 Dec 2011

Adriatico's is definitely still here, don't worry.

Comment 30 Nov 2011

It's the University of Akron, not Akron University.... I'm so sorry to be that guy but it bugs me too much to not say anything.

Otherwise, fantastic writeup.

Comment 26 Nov 2011

just so we're clear, i don't believe anyone has likened ann arbor to a whore. i think we made it clear that ann arbor IS a whore.

Comment 22 Nov 2011

As a student going for my 5th jump in a row, I can tell you that "Mirror Lake" and "appetizing" still don't belong in the same sentence. It's filthy and disgusting, and if the wind is blowing right and you catch the mist off the fountains it still smells like a sewer. But tonight, none of that matters!

Comment 19 Nov 2011

couldn't agree more about the unforgettable halftime. skull session went nuts when it was announced that the senior sousaphones, and then the whole band, had decided to invite Dr. Woods to dot the i, and there was an audible gasp and charge through the crowd when it was announced as a surprise to the stadium during halftime. as someone who has lived with TBDBITL members the last 5 years and tried out myself, getting to see Dr. Woods dot the i in his last home game, and the first game ever with two separate scripts, made the day special enough to be remembered fondly despite the loss. 

Comment 30 Aug 2011

love that you guys have added this. are we going to get the obscure sports, too?

Comment 22 Jul 2011

Welcome! I enjoy your writing style... looking forward to your next piece.