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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: Chris Gamble, Teddy Ginn Jr., Sanzenbacher
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner, 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 59 minutes ago

there is no empirical evidence to suggest the SEC has decidedly bigger, faster, stronger athletes than its Power Five counterparts

I'm as sick as the next guy about hearing SEC this and that, and I thoroughly believe OSU has the talent to match up toe to toe with Bama and the likes, but this statement is simply not true. Look no further than the numbers from the NFL draft over the past decade. Here's some 2014 draft numbers that could be filed under empirical evidence:

» The SEC had 49 players selected, most among the conferences. It was the eighth year in a row the SEC had the most draftees.

» Every SEC school had at least one player selected, led by LSU with nine. That was the most of any school. 

» There were 11 first-rounders, most among the conferences.

Comment 1 hour ago

I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned that Cam was originally supposed to come to the States to play for Bama this year as a freshman, but when we lost that HS punter to Florida at the last minute in the 2013 class Urban made a call to the Aussie punting academy, and the rest as they say...

Comment 20 Dec 2014

Agreed. As Urban mentioned, I remember being somewhat skeptical of bringing in a relatively unknown Iowa State guy after some of the all-star names that were being thrown around (anyone remember the ridiculous, and short lived, Kirk Herbstreit as OC rumors?). But needless to say, UFM has earned my blind trust.. Excited to see who will be next up!

Comment 09 Dec 2014

It would open the pipeline into Ohio for schools/states like Oklahoma and Texas. Suddenly, not only do Ohio kids have front row seats to watch these schools they may not otherwise be exposed to, but also the Stoops and Strongs of the Big XII can sit in those living rooms and be able to tell those recruits that they'll be able to come back and play in front of their family and friends if they come to Oklahoma/Texas/etc.

Comment 06 Dec 2014

Born in Germany, raised in tsun, went to OSU, moved from Columbus to Oklahoma City, then to Phoenix, then to Kalamazoo, and finally now back in Columbus (the promise land).

Comment 04 Dec 2014

I'm no doctor, and beyond enduring a few bad ankle sprains (which I've always heard are usually worse than breaks), I don't have much experience with the injury, but there are 2 things that suggest why the extended recovery window is valid to me: 1) JT had to have surgery requiring a plate and screws, which I assume means there will be at least a second procedure to remove said foreign objects. 2) Given that, even with such a long recovery window, he would still be on schedule to return this spring-meaning that it wouldn't make a huge difference if he can walk or not until then. And with the reoccuring injuries to a certain other all star QB on the roster, I'm pleased they're taking a conservative approach.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

It's obviously a moot point now but to be fair, Swoops was also offered by OSU and I can remember at the time being more enamored with Swoops over JT. But things have certainly worked out for the best! Couldn't be prouder to have JT representing Buckeye Nation. 

Comment 03 Dec 2014
Yeah, that website isn't doing anyone any favors... I will reserve my right to judgment however because there is not a chance the 3 'superest' fanboys don't read everything posted on the premier site for everything OSU; 11W
Comment 28 Nov 2014

Is it just me, or does the *ichigan week always seem like it has at least 15 days in it?... I can't wait any longer!!!!