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UrbanPirate


Columbus, OKC, Chicago, Phx, Kalamazoo, and back (via Marshall, TSUN)

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Max M. Fisher College of Business '10

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: November 18, 2006
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Teddy Ginn Jr., Sanzenbacher, & Roy Williams (Oklahoma SS)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Chicago Bears
  • NHL TEAM: I prefer floor hockey
  • NBA TEAM: Bulls & Thunder
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago Cubs
  • SOCCER TEAM: Team America

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Obviously different situations here, but sort of reminds me of when Jason White tore both ACLs in consecutive seasons and came back again only to win the Heisman in 2003. Not trying to project, but a year to sit, study, and think sure did wonders for 'ol Jason.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

I'd be interested to hear how receptive Bama locals are in football conversations with a Midwesterner. I've visited my fair share of taverns in various college ftball rich areas (South Bend, Norman, Baton Rouge, ect) and found almost universally that the respect given is reflected back by the locals, and often-especially the further away from Ohio you get-they're eager to get outside perspective on different teams, coaches, and conferences. However, judging from message boards and various radio clips I've heard, Alabama seems to be in their own little world-separated by arrogance and rational thought. Have fun and good luck down there!

Comment 09 Jul 2014

Good luck finishing up the last of the moving process DJ. I too am proud to announce that after four years of moving all across this great country of ours, I am finally moving back to the promise land known as Columbus today! That is, once I finish my 11W reading, of course...

Comment 09 Jul 2014

Why thank you sir! I made my first trip back in 4 years a few weeks ago to interview; I have to say I'm supremely excited to delve into all the new hot spots! I don't know of I've ever seen a city that continues to grow and improve as fast as good ol' Columbus town! 

Comment 09 Jul 2014

This was the PERFECT article to read before finally moving back to Columbus today! I absolutely cherished my time there during my college days, but it wasn't until I left for life in other big cities that I truly came to appreciate just how special Columbus is. The music scene, festivals and city events, all the districts so closely knit together, and above all else; there's a sense of community that unites every single person associated with this great city! Columbus here I come!

Comment 09 Jul 2014

Love seeing Hilliard doubling as a walking Buckeye billboard. Bring 'em in son!

Comment 02 Jul 2014

Thanks DJ for the Wallace interview WMD. Just started Infinite Jest a few weeks ago, 350 pages in so far, but yeesh... Such a challenge, but so good!

Comment 02 Jul 2014

You see their new "Bring the Wood" uni's?

*Edit: Sorry, didn't see the WMD link to it the first time through. At any rate, here's one of them.

Comment 23 Jun 2014

I still think Craft would be a great fit playing for Tom Thibodeau in Chicago. Aaron seems like the prototypical Thibodeau player; hard ass worker, defensive genius, modest, and has heart for days. Of course I realize I'm spouting from inside a double fandom bubble here

Comment 21 Jun 2014

Exactly. Anyone know how hard it is to even be tabbed as a 3 star prospect? I played football in high school with a kid who played like a man amongst boys (which I suppose was actually pretty true most of the time) and eventually went on to be a solid DE at MSU, and he was a low 2 star. I remember thinking back then that you must be some sort of superhuman freak to garner anything higher than that. Patience, work ethic, and character have a lot more to do with a young prospect's future potential than star ratings do.

(Great article by the way, love these hypothetical historical debates to start getting sharp for the season!)

Comment 21 Jun 2014

Maybe you're just complimenting Tressel's talent evaluation skills for finding the 'diamonds in the rough' but I mean, 6 of our current 9 recruits in Urban's class this year so far are 3 stars or less (ratings by Rivals.com). I don't mean to rip your comment (and of course Hawk & Animal speak for themselves), but I don't think signing 3 star prospects is quite the reach you're making it out to be.

Comment 21 Jun 2014

Just go back and look at any top [or bottom, or middle] classes at any school from 5+ years ago. I doubt there's ever been a class that went all the way through without losing half a dozen or more. It's not always negative, just normal attrition.