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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anchoring my high school's 200 medley relay that made the state championship meet my senior year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde, Ryan Shazier
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

Recent Activity

Comment 24 hours ago

That would certainly be better for recruits, because they're already hounded by the media enough as it is.

LOL just kidding, nobody's ever put what's best for the athletes over revenue. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Before you take a youtube video waaaaaaay too seriously, just know that this dude did this as a joke and CBS picked it up.


Comment 25 Mar 2015

I'm sad to see Top Gear go, but...

I get the whole "making a statement" part, but this can't be good for business.

Dude punched his boss. Don't think it's about "making a statement." No way you could justify keeping him employed after that. 

Comment 24 Mar 2015

So was John Lennon. Bono's self-righteousness is legendarily off-putting. And I've heard Taylor Swift is a vindictive egomaniac (but she's adorable so I'll let that pass.)

Doesn't mean that they don't/didn't put on great shows that are worth watching.

Also, I think that the "Kanye is a douchebag" thing is overblown. I've heard stories of fans running into him out in public and they've said that he's a super nice dude to his fans. And just going by recent interviews (the breakfast club one in particular), I think that becoming a father changed him, and he's obviously crazy about Kim and his daughter. 

People hate Kanye, I'm not going to change anyone's minds. I absolutely love his music and his personality. That's an unpopular opinion around here but I'll own it.

I will say that people who only know Yeezy for his radio hits or his media outbursts really don't know much about him at all. And knowing his background, I'd have a huge ego too if I'd accomplished everything he has after being told he'd never make it repeatedly. 

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Of all the dumb things to judge someone for, an innocuous Twitter handle like that is near the top of the list. 

I mean hell, Raekwon McMillan is @Kwon_daTruth and has a trademark symbol next to his name, and by all accounts he's one of the most humble dudes on the team. 

But hey, no fun allowed on Twitter dot com, right?

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Anyone who wouldn't want to see Kanye live clearly hasn't heard his music. Dude is an extremely talented artist and puts on an insane show. And before anyone brings it up, the whole "he got booed at Bonnaroo" thing got debunked.

But hey, the anti-Kanye circle jerk is huge here so I probably shouldn't say anything. 

Comment 23 Mar 2015

 Even though he was a fan of THAT TEAM, he could contribute things to this site from a slightly different perspective. Kind of a balance to our scarlet colored glasses.

That's why I love college football, and sports fandom in general. Yeah, it's great to talk with like-minded fans about your teams, but hearing perspectives from different people from all over the country about the teams they support is one of my favorite experiences.

After the VT loss, I saw a group of Hokies out at a bar. Talked to them for a while, and they were awesome. They didn't gloat, they were just genuinely happy and they told me how much they absolutely loved seeing the Shoe and OSU. 

Likewise, I only know about 5 or 6 people who attend the University of Michigan, and I'm not particularly close with any of them, but just from occasionally interacting on social media, I really, deeply respect them. They're all very nice to me and very good-natured about the rivalry. 

I think too many fans (of all teams) can take too much of a militant or hostile attitude towards other fan bases, which sucks. And a lot of that has been very prevalent on these boards lately. I've been part of this community for three years now and it's changed quite a bit. Still love it, but the scarlet colored glasses are a bit too strong lately.

I highly recommend that people check out /r/cfb. Awesome, nation-wide community of college football fans. Great discussions there. People are respectful and insightful.

Anyways, tangent aside, M Man provided good content to this site for a while, but he absolutely went off the rails. And perhaps that's part of why this community has become more hostile towards comments that aren't super Scarlet-glasses-y. He went after the staff and he deserved what he got.

I just really hope that this community doesn't let M Man ruin how they view potential non-OSU fans on these boards. Diversity in opinions is a good thing. Widens perspective. And perhaps it's the optimist in me, but I'd argue that for every M Man, there's at least one BamaMike who will actually contribute and embrace the community. 

Comment 23 Mar 2015

Free speech = saying almost (there are a handful of exceptions) anything without risk of being persecuted by the government.

People try to claim free speech for many issues that are decidedly not free speech. Organizations are allowed to punish speech that do not fit their organizational policies. Free speech simply protects from legal prosecution on behalf of the government.

For example, if you use slurs in the workplace, you can rightfully be fired by your organization. You can't be prosecuted by the government for using words, but you can be punished by other entities. 

As it pertains to 11W, anyone could go on here and throw around racial slurs and profanities. While you will not be arrested, 11W would be within its rights to ban your IP address and delete your comments. It's their website, and they have policies in place that commenters agree to follow.

So allowing M Man had nothing to do whatsoever with free speech.

Of course, if 11W wanted to change their policy to ban any non-OSU fans and any mentioning of Desmond Howard, they'd be within their rights. The site would lose a lot of diversity, though, and become an unbearable circle jerk. 

Comment 21 Mar 2015

The NCAA IMHO will not give Ohio State any medical red shirts because they believe that Ohio State has too much talent and doesn't require the deserved red shirt.

Ha, what? Joel Hale just got one this year.

The NCAA won't make an injured kid suffer just because OSU already has a good team. 

Comment 19 Mar 2015

All I'm saying is that WVU may actually be a better choice for Ferns based on family, proximity and his specific major. You're the one who implied that he's somehow not cut out to be here, or that he doesn't thrive under pressure.

You know, OSU isn't the best choice for everyone out there, and it doesn't have to do with "thriving under pressure" or whatever excuses you want to make up.

Comment 19 Mar 2015

some kids just aren't cut out for the show.

Yeah, the top middle linebacker in the country clearly isn't good enough to play here. 

He's got a brother at WVU, it's WAY closer to where he lives, and he wants to major in Petroleum Engineering, and WVU has an excellent program for that major. Plus he'll get immediate playing time.

I definitely want him at OSU, but he needs to make the best decision for him. He owes OSU fans nothing. It's his decision and honestly, in his case, WVU sounds like an excellent place.

Comment 07 Mar 2015

But many across the nation outside of Buckeye land do.

Not true. Go ask /r/cfb subscribers what they think of Mark May. Doesn't matter who their team is, they all think he's a hack.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

It's actually black and gold.

What you see depends on what you look at immediately before and the angle of your phone/computer screen.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

QB: Guarantano

RB: Hill, Walker

HB: McCall

WR: Mack, Layne, Hawkins

TE: Hausmann, Farrell

OL: Eichenberg, Gerald, Sammons, Cupp

DT: Campbell, Onwenu

DE: Bosa, Robertson, Hall, Cooper

LB: Ferns, Coughlin

DB: Mayden, Hamlin

Comment 23 Feb 2015

This is hilarious, and mostly accurate. JoePa is obviously out-of-place in hindsight, but in the college football ranks, there's no such thing as lawful good. 

Comment 21 Feb 2015

Yup, that was my freshman year and still to this day is the loudest I've heard the shoe. My second loudest experience was also that season, when we stopped Penn State on a 4th and goal from the 1. We lost that game, though.

Comment 17 Feb 2015

Obama: Currently in office. Midwesterner who's hated by the deep south. Blows shit up with robots.

Ohio State Football: Current National Champions. Representing the Midwest. Hated by the deep south. Blows shit up with Cardale Jones, who's basically a robot.

Politics aside, I'd say it's a pretty great comparison. Plus this whole list is meant to be funny. And it's pretty freaking great.

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Food and Liquor is a fantastic album. The Cool was pretty good too. But his stuff since then just hasn't quite done it for me.

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Yeezy is more of an artist than he is a rapper. His production is what makes his music great.

If you're going to give it another go, I'd start with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, then go back to College Dropout and Late Registration.