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Columbus, Ohio (via Painesville, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   September 12, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State's 42-39 win over Michigan in "The Game of the Century"
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew SC

Recent Activity

Comment 01 May 2020

I'm usually just a lurker here, but wanted to log in to share my thoughts. My mom is a nurse in South Florida, used to work at NYU before they relocated to the south. It's not dire in Florida at her hospital (yet) but the stories from NY are very real. That's what they're trying to avoid happening all over the country. It's not about how deadly it is, because they don't know enough about the virus yet to determine how it affects everyone. But they do know that is spreads 2-3x faster than the flu that everyone compares it to, and left unchecked, could spread like wildfire throughout the country and subsequently overwhelm the hospital system. That's the point of all of this. It's not that it's necessarily incredibly deadly, but if too many people have it at one time there won't be enough medical professionals to treat them and everyone else that either has COVID-19 or any of the other thousand ailments we know of. 

I hate this as much as everyone else and I live and breathe Ohio State football year round, but I'm worried if we open everything up too quickly we won't even have a chance at football this year. Their slow and steady approach to reopening seems to be the right move to strike the balance between protecting public health and restarting parts of the economy, and should allow them to continue to gather data on how this spreads and make decisions as they go.

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Comment 01 Jun 2018

Who's your pick for the surprise breakout star that forgoes remaining eligibility and leaves for the draft? Seems we have at least one every year that catches us off guard.

Comment 30 Apr 2018

How does Bryson Shaw's commitment affect the recruitment of other safeties (i.e. Daxton Hill)? Additionally, who is next on commitment watch?

Comment 28 Dec 2017

The criteria is the biggest problem, and I think that's what will get reformed rather than the number of teams. The controversy of teams being left out is what makes it fun and why the ratings are always so good, but it's the way teams are being left out that causes it. Just make it so conference championships are required and the issues of the last two years are solved. 

Comment 28 Dec 2017

I think an 8-team playoff eliminates the part of CFB that makes it so exciting: every game matters. With an 8-team playoff, 3-loss teams could probably still get in (see: Auburn). I personally like 4 teams, but after seeing the controversy of the last two years with both us and Bama getting in without even winning their own division, I tend to agree with Joel Klatt that you should have to win your conference to be considered. Make it so only one conference champion is left out every year, keeping the controversy that CFB lives on for TV ratings and money, and have four conference champions represented. I realize that means 2-loss teams can make it, but so be it. 

Comment 15 Aug 2016

I work at Skyline in Columbus (don't shoot me pls if you hate Skyline). As a server, we get paid $4.05/hr since we are technically tipped employees, which not many people know since Skyline is such a casual type of dine in restaurant. It really sucks not getting tipped well/at all since that's pretty much the basis of my income as a college student. Most people do tip, but the people who tip at least 20% are few and far between. And we do have the occasional carryout order that tips, but those are usually the people who order $30+ worth of food rather than just a 3 way or a cheese coney. I agree that tipped employees are just an excuse for management not to pay their servers more, but I do appreciate those who tip me well. I try my best to go above and beyond with every single table I have, which people above have mentioned the look for in their servers. 

Comment 14 Apr 2016

Ohio State also had a Super Smash Bros tournament last month at the Ohio Union. I'm glad someone shares my feelings that eSports are a professional sport. I'm 21 and I would love to be as good as some of these top players are in their respective games. 

Comment 02 Mar 2016

Totally agree. Hopefully the team comes out like they did against Iowa when they face Sparty. The next few games will dictate, I think, whether or not the Tate injury truly matters in their eyes. Based on the performance against Iowa, it won't be held against us. Just can't come out flat against the Spartans or in the conference tourney. 

Comment 28 Feb 2016

I agree. I'll give him his dues for being talented, but watch their games. It's moving screen after moving screen. It's ridiculous, and like you mentioned, guards in this league cannot be touched without a foul being called. 

In their game against Miami the other day, the "dagger" shot should have been called off because of a ridiculously obvious moving screen from Draymond Green (my least favorite player) that wasn't called. 

Comment 28 Feb 2016

As Cavs fan, I don't like him. But before you attack me with "So it's okay if LeBron does it," I cannot stand LeBron's arrogance and cockiness, which is what I'm starting to see in Steph Curry. Even though I don't like him, I can say with certainty that I dislike Draymond Green way more. But alas, in the end I really don't care because the NBA bores me. No defense, no real heart shows until the playoffs, and way too many egos to be able to tolerate it for very long. 

Comment 25 Feb 2016

I agree with your 6. I think Miller and Cardale need to go to the right teams for them to have a bright future. As much as people will hate it, the Steelers would be a great place for Cardale to go. Study under Ben for a while and take over when he's done. Pittsburgh loves those big quarterbacks.