AcrossTheField11's picture


Westlake, OH (via Avon, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   September 06, 2010

I've been a huge OSU fan since I was 7 years old, watching games with my dad and hearing the fans at the horseshoe chant "Eddie, Eddie". Graduated with an accounting degree from the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in 2009. Took a job out of college that moved me to Raleigh, NC for about a year and a half. Currently a financial analyst working for a company in Cleveland, which makes travelling to Columbus for game days much easier. I largely identify myself with Ohio State University and am not ashamed to admit that I get teary-eyed when I hear Carmen Ohio. I hate everything about the state of Michigan, including the fact that it smells like hot dog water.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Rushing the field after a 42 - 39 win in the 2006 (#1 vs. #2) Michigan game.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: ???

Recent Activity

Comment 20 Oct 2017

I haven't posted on 11w in over a year, but I feel compelled to come on here and vent my frustration at these abominations. 

Legitimately less excited for the game out of embarrassment on the national state.  

Anyways, go bucks... err or is it wolves now?

Comment 16 Aug 2016

Power 5 or no, they are simply not in the same league.  There was a time (mid 2000's) when the big east was pretty good with the likes of UC, WVU, Pitt, USF, and Rutgers, and Louisville all having pretty respectible programs for stretches.  One could probably make the argument that the Big East conference back then was more stout top to bottom than the Big XII is today.   

I don't remember UC putting up a huge fight for recruits when they were playing in Orange bowls in a different power 5 conference, so I'm not sure there's much cause for concern... And this was in the days of Jim Tressel,when our recruiting strategy relied heavily on 3* and 4* Ohio football players.  

Lastly, UC's Nippert Stadium holds less fans than most baseball stadiums, and if you've ever been on campus, you know that they are absolutely landlocked.  Unless they have plans on leasing Paul Brown Stadium (a la Pitt), big time recruits aren't going to go for that.

Comment 25 Nov 2015

Per Wikipedia, the ultimate and consummate source of all universal knowledge... 

"Even though students have jumped into Mirror Lake according to tradition since 1969, the modern tradition started in 1990 when Jim Jones led a parade of students on a traditional march around campus. At the end of the parade — at Mirror Lake — students made the celebratory jump."

Comment 27 Oct 2015

You just have to understand that people basically look for a situation where they can become offended.  To keep people from being offended (because what could be worse), we silence and sensor and "self moderate".  It's all part of the growing culture of victims we have here in the USA.  We've had it too good for too long.

Comment 28 Jul 2015

Art Briles bitched non stop immediately after the CFP selection.  TCU and their coach took it like men.  All the noise came out of Baylor until they got beat by MSU.  TCU started to chirp a little bit after they won their playoff game but how much chirping can you do when the team you feel slighted by won the whole damn thing?

Comment 15 Jan 2015

6'4'' 310 lbs just got trucked by a QB. 

Someone should send this kid a "cheer up" greeting card.

Comment 03 Jan 2015

IMO you just can't wear black jerseys in the title game.  I think if (when) we win, we will want all those pictures and lasting memories to be in our home scarlets or away whites.  Something traditional and classic.

Sorry didn't see your italics.  My bad.

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I gotta give it to the guy... he talked a lot of shit but came around.  Takes some guts to post a video like this and admit defeat.  Many an intenet troll would continue to hide behind their computer screens before posting an "eat crow" video.

Comment 08 Dec 2014

Curtis Grant = 5*

AJ Hawk / James Laurinaitis = 3*

While stats show sthat 5* players typically pan out to be better, more often, its not a hard fast truth.  The ratings are given to 15 - 17 yr old kids who have not even fully developed physically, let alone mastered their craft through countless hours of training.

If we come out with the same intensity that we did on Saturday we'll beat Alabama.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Crazy to think he almost left for Pitt after the 2011 season... YSU seems like a significant downgrade.  Especially if our defensive woes were more the product of Withers poor scheming the last couple years.  I remember before tatgate when he was considered the heir apparent to JT.  He's a buckeye through and through and I wish him nothing but the best regardless of what happens.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

I want Penn State to have good recruiting classes.  I want the coaching staff to cultivate that talent into a formidable opponent that is nationally respected.  I want to look forward to the annual Penn State tilt in the same way I looked forward to the MSU game this year (nervous and excited anticipation).  Then I want to beat the hell out of that opponent each year in both Happy Valley and in the Horseshoe.  I want it to mean something again.

So I won't be cheering this unless the player commits to the Buckeyes.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I thought about that actually... I was at that game.  They were coming off of a lost in East Lansing and while that Wisconsin team was very good, they just didn't seem elite.  Or maybe it was just the fact that that whole season was a bust and winning that game didn't really get us anywhere.  I can see your argument though.  That was a big win, but it took us from being unranked to still being unranked so it doesn't really blow my hair back.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I don't think there has been any talent in the B1G in Braxton's tenure either.  I love Braxton, but at the end of the day, Saturday's win was the first big win the program has had since 2010 (Sugar Bowl).  That means that Braxton hasn't registered a meaningful victory (outside of UM games) in his 3 year tenure at Ohio State.  

Sometimes I think Braxton's playstation abilities hinder the offense more than help it.  If we distribute the ball to ALL of our playmakers on offense, no defense can hone in and stop us.  The perfect QB for this offense is one that gets the ball into the hands of the playmakers and can stay healthy. 

JT still has some more to prove (win a bowl game) but thus far his leadership and playmaking ability seem to be evolving by leaps and bounds and I hope he's our permanent solution at QB.  I also hope that Braxton gets picked up in the draft and becomes a starting caliber NFL QB and has tons of success from here on out.  Unfortunately, i doubt NFL FO's will agree.  He's labeled as damaged goods after this shoulder situation.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Joey Bosa makes me want to lift weights.