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TJ Neer


Columbus, OH (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 29 December 2016 | Blog

I am from Columbus, grew up an Ohio State fan. I actually wanted to play football for the Buckeyes, but when I hit 5-foot-8 and stopped growing, I figured it wouldn't work out too well for me as a linebacker, so I fell back to journalism. I figured if I can't be a player, I might as well be as close to them as possible. I'm in my third year at Ohio State studying journalism with a minor in philosophy, and graduated from Marion-Franklin High School in south Columbus.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: In the first pitch of my first at-bat of high school baseball, I was hit by a pitch. It set the tone for the next four years of my high school career.
  • NFL TEAM: Philadelphia Eagles
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Los Angeles Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Apr 2017

I played trumpet. I thought about trying to join TBDBITL for awhile, but eventually i realized my heart just wasn't in it. I loved playing trumpet and was pretty solid at it, but it's the same mentality as college sports: people in OSU's marching band are taking it a hell of a lot more seriously than I do/did/would. 

Comment 30 Mar 2017

I was in band through middle and high school, and I thought it would be an interesting point to lean on that while a sousaphone is sort of a tuba, they're not exactly the same. It would be like saying all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares (and so all sousaphones are tubas, but all tubas are not sousaphones)