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741


Columbus, Ohio

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

100% Buckeye.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: In the park grand slam HR in the 7th inning to advance to the championship of the Dublin, Ohio Tuesday night Co-Rec Softball League (2004).

    Oh, you mean best "actual" sports moment? Storming the field after Will Allen's interception on the end line with 0:01 remaining on the clock to beat Michigan and advance to the National Championship (November 23, 2002). Best moment ever.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: 1a.) Troy Smith, 1b.) Cardale Jones
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Greg Oden
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT

Recent Activity

Comment 30 Mar 2018

I wasn't speaking to you in particular, more a larger audience of people who seem to think getting a "free" education is more than enough for these guys. I humbly disagree with that idea. It's not "free" if you work your ass off and generate a huge amount of revenue for your school/company/what have you. The average OSU FB player pays it forward many times over for the university and fellow student athletes. I'm amazed more people don't see it that way.

Comment 29 Mar 2018

I humbly suggest that some folks ought to quit complaining and instead pay it forward by networking with or hiring a former OSU football player when you have a chance.

Comment 29 Mar 2018

These guys generate multiples of the revenue it costs to pay for their Ohio State scholarships. In fact, they generate the revenue to pay for every other sport at OSU (with the exception of Men's basketball which most of the time is revenue positive). They should absolutely get a reasonable stipend of some sort commensurate with their contribution, and also have access to resources like Real Life Wednesday's. Why is this such a difficult concept for so many to grasp?

Yeah, I paid my own way through Ohio State (with the assistance of Federal Student Aid and Pell Grants). But these guys pay their own way, plus pay for many other student athletes way as well. And then some!