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Urban John Simon Meyer

Jackson, OH (via Jackson, OH)

Member since 16 September 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: First night game at the Shoe; Oct. 5, 2008. OSU vs. PSU. Even though it was a loss the 105,713 fellow buckeyes in attendance, my first College Gameday, and a game with my late older brother.

    It does not get better than that. Even with the loss. Absolute perfection.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: John Simon
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Dec 2014

What strikes me as particularly funny is the main gist of the article, that it's unthinkable to force a team to trek out to California for a game... Um, the B1G has been doing that for the Rose Bowl for generations. I know Floridians may be spoiled with the locations of most bowls, but welcome to the real world that everyone else inhabits. Fans must travel for elite bowls, get over yourself. 

Comment 08 Dec 2014

I have been surfing through quite a few B1G blogs today to gauge the reaction to the news from across the conference and have seen an overwhelming attitude of "screw tOSU". 

To me, this is just a tacit acknowledgement that their teams will never be in the National Championship picture at any time in the near future. The perception of the B1G has no bearing on your team if they aren't in a position to need to be compared. It's the worst sort of defeatism: "If I can't have it, burn it all!!"

I think that's the reason you see more folks at tOSU and MSU blogs rooting for the conference to clean up this bowl season and folks over at mgoblog and BSD saying they hope the Buckeyes get waxed. It's sour grapes, but sadly misplaced. 

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Columbia actually has lower average lows in November through January than Columbus.

COLUMBIA, MO (All Temps in °F)

  j f m a m j j a s o n d
AVERAGE HIGH 38.5 43.9 55.2 66.1 74.5 83.0 87.6 87.0 78.8 67.1 53.9 41.1
AVERAGE LOW 20.9 24.9 34.0 44.0 53.5 62.8 67.0 65.4 56.4 45.0 34.9 23.7

COLUMBUS, OH

  j f m a m j j a s o n d
AVERAGE HIGH 36.5 40.6 51.1 63.5 72.9 81.6 84.9 83.7 77.0 65.1 52.6 40.1
AVERAGE LOW 22.6 25.0 32.7 42.6 52.2 61.5 65.5 64.1 56.5 45.0 36.1 26.8
Comment 17 Nov 2014

Oh, he didn't fall off the face of the Earth. He's now the athletic director at UNO (University of Nebraska - Omaha), an athletic department that doesn't field a football team. Very prestigious. 

Comment 16 Nov 2014

I actually caught myself thinking during that telecast that I'd rather have Beth Meeeyowins call our games than these two. The game itself was fairly interesting, but the announcing was just horrid.

Comment 12 Nov 2014

It won't let you italicize forum names, but there was definitely sarcasm there. It's only fair to point out when TWWL posts positive things.

Comment 12 Nov 2014

I couldn't believe it when i saw it accompanied by a sincere article. 

It never occurred to me that I may have been duck-season-rabbit-seasoned.

Comment 21 Oct 2014

I chose them as a secondary rivalry, though in reality I view them more of a tertiary rival. There is level one: ttun, then level two: Staee (or whoever is in the way of a B1G CCG, then the nits.

Comment 20 Oct 2014

heismanpundit.com, which went on hiatus as of yesterday because the guy who ran it now works for the Heisman Trust, had T.J. J.T. listed as number six.

6. J.T. Barrett, FR, QB, Ohio State

Barrett was off this past weekend.  As its stands, the redshirt freshman is on pace to have the best season for a quarterback in Ohio State’s long and storied history. It’s looking more and more like the Buckeyes will be 7-1 when they take on Michigan State in East Lansing. If Barrett continues to play like he’s been playing while leading OSU over Sparty and some of the other candidates in this race slip up, he might have a shot at being the third-straight redshirt freshman to win the Heisman. He’s currently on pace for almost 4,000 yards of offense and 45 touchdowns in 12 games. Beat Michigan State and he’ll be able to add to those numbers in the Big Ten title game. If Ohio State is 12-1 at that point and primed for a playoff spot, Barrett’s production could propel him to the Heisman.

Season Stats: 88 of 133, 1,354 yards, 66.2%, 17 TDs, 5 INTs, 186.3 rating, 276 rush yards, 2 TDs

Season Pace: 3,249 passing yards, 41 TDs, 662 rush yards, 4 TDs.

Comment 18 Oct 2014

FWIW here's the beat writer for NJ.com's  #hottake of tonight's action. 

Comment 18 Oct 2014

Sounds like something Jameis would say.