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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 26 Aug 2015

Don't think this is a "next man up" kind of moment tbh. Seems to me that the concern is entirely about NB's well-being, *not* about how the team will be affected on the field. 

Comment 26 Aug 2015

That's the biggest worry. I don't think that an injury to a player could completely change the vibe. I'm hoping it's not some sort of medical issue with anyone. 

Comment 26 Aug 2015

Not any of these three guys, which is nice. 

Complete baseless speculation here – maybe it's a coach?

Comment 26 Aug 2015

More, from 11W's Tim Shoemaker.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

As someone who's suffered from depression and anxiety, I'm just gonna go ahead and say that your comment is symptomatic of the problems society has regarding the perception of mental health.

Mental health is immensely important and something that we need to be free to talk about.

Having a mental illness such as depression does not make someone weak – nor is stepping away from your job to address such an illness a sign of weakness.

Moreover, mental health issues are the sort that should not be seen as an excuse masking other shortcomings.

Whatever your feelings on Michael Sam are, it is not a good look to suggest that he's somehow faking mental health issues as an excuse for his NFL career.

Depression (and other similar ailments) absolutely sucks, and suggesting that a high-profile individual is using mental health as an excuse trivializes the struggle that millions go through every day – and in the end discourages those people to discuss their problems for fear of appearing weak.

Comment 11 Aug 2015

Burger - Pint House has a *really* good one.

Pizza - Late Night Slice or Blaze (across from the union)

Steak - Hyde Park, but it's expensive AF

But if you're looking for the REALLY good eats, go to Hot Chicken Takeover and/or The Carvery.

Comment 12 Jul 2015

I think his work ethic scared M. Jones so bad that Jones fled the state crying.

Oh come on, that's in poor taste. Don't talk shit about a Buckeye like that – even if he's transferring out. 

Sidenote: when Jones first got to campus, I always saw him at JOS after hours on the treadmill trying to shed weight. So let's not pretend that he was some lazy slob.

Comment 11 Jul 2015

Such original cats.

We certainly have more than our fair share of those types within our fanbase (and this thread) too.

I cringe whenever I see people post any of these:

  • Skunkweasels
  • scUM
  • Wolverqueens
  • Jim Hairball
  • Nick Satan
  • $EC
  • State Penn
  • any of the dozens of stupid insults that I missed.

Urban Liar/Terrelle Cryer are incredibly stupid, but by no means worse than the stupid shit that many in our fanbase say.

Comment 11 Jul 2015

1) Saying "State Penn" is both unoriginal and classless, and puts us on par with those who say "Suckeyes" and "Urban Liar"

2) PSU's athletics and academics are both superb, even if their men's football and basketball programs have fallen on hard times.

Comment 11 Jul 2015

 communications and family resource management = general studies.

I'll agree that comm coursework is pretty easy, but it's really not a joke major. I graduated from OSU with a comm degree back in May and my sophomore year, I tutored a few football players in comm coursework. While their schoolwork is never their primary focus (obviously), it's still a flexible and employable degree. I had absolutely no trouble at all finding a job (applied for the one job that I really wanted and got it), so an OSU degree in pretty much any field carries weight. Communication is no exception. But a "general studies" degree would be a different story. 

TL;DR: Communications at OSU ≠ general studies

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Believe it or not, there is an instant distrust of the Hawks front office. 

This trade looks bad on paper for them, but you can't distrust a front office that won three cups in six years during the cap era, while shipping off players like Ladd, Niemi, Byfuglien, and many more.

Saad is the kind of player who will succeed pretty much anywhere, he's got a ton of natural talent and his game plays up really well. May never become a 70-80 point guy but he plays a great two-way game and he has a nose for the net.

Still, IIRC the Jackets actually scored 7 more goals during the regular season this year than the Blackhawks, all while key contributors (Dubinsky, Jenner, Anisimov) missed huge stretches. I don't think Saad's numbers will take a hit playing on a wing with Johansen, who's one of the game's best young talents.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Jenner is a natural center but he's mostly played wing in Columbus due to center depth. They're not going to move Joey, Dubinsky or Wennberg off of center, and they're definitely not putting Boone on the fourth line. He slots in really well as a top-6 winger now.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Dano's ceiling is essentially what Saad is now, and Saad keeps on improving. 

Arty is a really good player to have as a 3C and PK guy, but with Wennberg emerging he became really expendable. Plus this opens up an opportunity for Milano, Bjorkstrand or Rychel to win that #3 RW spot.