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Pittsburgh now (via Columbus (Dublin))

MEMBER SINCE   August 01, 2018

Lifelong fan of Ohio State, as well as professional teams from Columbus and Northeast Ohio, big Cleveland fan as well unfortunately (with exception to 2016 when LeBron did the impossible


  • SPORTS MOMENT: “85 yards through the heart of the south!” - is tied with LeBron’s pass to Kyrie, and the dagger that upended the Golden State Warriors - which is tied with Maurice Clarett stripping Miami of the football after a critical interception in the red zone
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller/Chase Young/Jeff Okudah/Justin Fields/Zach Harrison/You get the point!
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns/Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Unfortunately Cleveland
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland again...
  • SOCCER TEAM: Don’t care really but I like the Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jul 2020

 CoVid19 is the biggest psy-op in history!

check out these FACTS (if you look them up try not to lean on mainstream news anchors reading lines handed to them, but go after actual scientists and doctors that have challenged CoVid19 with actual documented research!):

masks are unhealthy to wear if you aren’t sick, nor are they proven to be effective.  There are numerous studies proving this, YET NOT ONE PROVING THEY WILL STOP SPREADING FLU OR CORONAVIRUS.

Covid19 has NEVER been isolated and purified, meaning it’s NEVER BEEN PROVEN BY SCIENTIFIC METHADOLOGY THAT THERE IS A VIRUS CALLED COVID19.  There are several studies claiming to have isolated the virus but when several highly reputable scientists but questioned the authors of the studies, none of the said studies ACTUALLY HAD.  They had isolated certain things but not purified the cells they isolated to where ONLY the virus was left.  What does this mean?  How can they test for a virus they cannot isolate and purify???

The RT-PCR test was invented by Kary Mullis in the 1980s.  This was the original test used to test for CoVid19, and is currently still the most widely used to test for CoVid19 despite the newer CoVid19 Antibody test (itself fraught with issues rendering it inaccurate). Now Kary Mullis won a Nobel Prize for his discovery.  However he HIMSELF has gone on the record as saying that his PCR test CANNOT determine whether the genetic material tested for is causing a disease.  Basically his test is scientifically worthless for determining whether someone has a virus that’s causing them to be sick or whether any virus exists.

 Even the CDC and WHO admit the PCR cannot diagnose illness, and why?  Because so many things can cause a “false positive” such as certain flu and cold strains as well as a certain flu shot.  Besides this, a person has to have MILLIONS AND BILLIONS of virus cells to even begin to experience symptoms expressed as an illness and this test doesn’t count for that.  A person could have had a cold months ago and still test positive on a PCR.

Many doctors and scientists have come out opposing every step of this, including the lockdown, which has been a MASSIVE FAILURE.  Studies show “CoVid19” deaths suddenly rise as soon as lockdowns began, and this IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON.  This wasn’t just in the US.  The lockdown was going to kill more people and destroy more lives than a nasty flu season.

We should have isolated those who are vulnerable to the virus while the younger population least affected should have desired exposure for heard immunity.  Now think of how bad this upcoming flu season will be now that we’ve all been isolating, we haven’t been coming into contact with germs for basic immunity!  We haven’t been going to the gym, a lot of people have been very depressed and a lot are drinking more and eating garbage!  
Instead we’ve let known massive failure Neil Ferguson and EXTREMELY CORRUPT AND MONEY HUNGRY Dr. Fauci guide world policy and global fascism, AND we’ve allowed these unelected officials to dictate global fascism on a moment’s notice over science that has been proven ineffectual.

Leaders only censor those they can’t win a debate with

Comment 02 Jul 2020

I’m actually impressed that you came up with this exercise, I almost got tripped up over the math until I realized I was looking at the pool of players you were choosing from and not the actual 11-man starting lineup!

that said I’d take Fields or Braxton Miller - no maybe Terrelle Pryor actually.  I wonder how many nattys we would’ve won (and subsequently been disqualified for!) if Terrelle Pryor had Ryan Day as his coach or OC??? Jim Bollman was awful!!!! His ideal offense was on display in the 2011-2012 Gator Bowl vs Florida!
The Boxscore read: Down one, B. Miller hands off to RB; down two: B.Miller hands off to RB; 3rd and long: B. Miller to pass - incomplete; down 4: punt

Comment 02 Jul 2020

I went back to Columbus recently (I grew up there) and the city has grown so much!  It’s really nice downtown (or it was, I’ve heard they’re burning down the city).  I’m actually making a trip back this weekend to visit family, leaving from Pittsburgh.  I used to live in Seattle, I’ve been to New York City, and I must say Columbus has turned into a really nice city compared to those

Comment 01 Jul 2020

God, President Drake should challenge A-holes ripping through Ohio State’s supposed waiver to look at other schools that ACTUALLY HAVE ASKED STUDENTS TO SIGN A WAIVER!

President Drake should challenge these A-holes to prove by Koch’s postulates that the CoVid19 virus exists.  No scientific proof there is a “devestating pandemic” - if there was I wouldn’t have to be told about it, I would’ve experienced it.  I don’t know one single person that’s died from it, and not only that I don’t know anyone that knows anyone that’s died from it!

Comment 01 Jul 2020

I understand wanting early playing time, but patience bears the best fruits of labor - if a talented kid comes to Ohio State, they will be developed properly and all it takes to get noticed by the NFL is one season as a starter, sometimes not even that (see Denzel Ward). I’d rather get developed properly so when the NFL combine comes along I’m ready.  Proof is in the pudding.  Dwayne Haskins sat on the bench for a couple years, starts one season and goes in the 1st round, so did Malik Hooker.  Offensive linemen often don’t see the field for a couple years just because their body needs to develop, but one great season as a starter is all it takes. Wyatt Davis could’ve been an early draft pick this past year after only one season starting.  Point is, if you want to play on Sundays it’s better to be patient 

Comment 01 Jul 2020

I had my doubts about Coach Stud up to the halfway point of the 2018 season because the O-line was AWFUL at run-blocking!  They weren’t bending their knees and plowing through much lesser talent like Purdue.  People wanted to throw Haskins under the bus for being slow as the reason the run game wasn’t working, but in my opinion it was the O-line, not Haskins OR JK Dobbins.

Apparently the issue  was due to the fact that RPO’s were confusing the O-line, as they didn’t know whether to run-block or pass-protect, so midway through the season they chucked the RPO stuff and suddenly they performed better and the run game improved.  
I now realize that Coach Studrawa is AN EXCELLENT OFFENSIVE LINE COACH!  I just think he didn’t have very talented players.
 Isaiah Prince I guess was a highly ranked recruit and had the size and athleticism but he was a turnstile in his first season as a starter (2016 is the season I’m referring to). I was wondering why they didn’t have ANYONE on the roster that could play offensive tackle (blind-side no less!) without committing a false start penalty on 3rd and short!  Like wtf? 
That said, since then Coach Stud has been recruiting as good as any coach right now, he’s been pulling in extremely talented recruits and to think that the Buckeyes will have 5 future NFL draft picks on the line this year, with likely 4 of them going in the 1st round, plus some super talented kids who will replace them!

Comment 01 Jul 2020

CoVid19 is a fraud.  How can you be “asymptomatic”? If you have enough virus cells to be infected, your body’s response will be things like a fever, cough, I mean that’s why you feel like crap when you come down with something.  The PCR test IS NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TEST, in fact the guy who created the PCR test said himself that it isn’t capable of diagnosing illness!  Yet that’s the primary test used!  It’s a known fact that if you’ve received a certain flu vaccine you will test positive on the PCR test.  Even the antibody test is fraught with issues.  Research this everyone, please!

Also Koch’s postulates haven’t been utilized.  That means that NO SCIENTIST HAS PROVEN THE ACTUAL EXISTENCE OF A COVID19 VIRUS by the widely acknowledged and accepted scientific method! There’s a doctor offering $5,000 to anyone who can prove by Koch’s Postulates that a CoVid19 virus exists!  To date no one has!

I don’t claim to know everything but I do know if there really was some highly contagious and deadly pandemic I wouldn’t have to be told about it, I would have experienced it, as would everyone else.  I don’t know anyone ANYONE that’s come close to dying from CoVid19, and not only that, I don’t know anyone who knows anyone that’s died from CoVid19!!!  
This whole pandemic nonsense is the biggest farce in human history.  
A doctor/scientist recently went over the numbers in 14 different countries and discovered that the mortality rate of the so-called virus skyrocketed only AFTER the lockdown in EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY!  These deaths were almost without exception people 65 and older with previous health conditions who suddenly had no access to normal medical care and treatment.  Oncology appointments across the country dropped 75%, what could be expected to happen?  If my parents or any other relatives contract CoVid19 I’m requesting non-invasive treatment- ventilators are KILLING old people.

 I’m sorry for this rant but this pandemic is ridiculous and fascist.  Unreal the world we live in when nobody questions what’s on the long newspaper spoon, just swallowing it whole without investigation, smh

Comment 28 Jun 2020

I’ve been holding out hope for Grimes to make what would be the best decision for his future and sign with Ohio State, and I feel if he was at the top of Ohio State’s list they’d be pushing a lot harder for his commitment.  It might be that Ohio State isn’t as high on him as someone like Jordan Hancock even despite him already committing to Clemson.

now I’m sure they would take Grimes in a heartbeat but it’s not looking good although recruiting analysts have said his recruitment is being played close to the chest so it’s hard to get a read on.  Grimes has posted a decent amount of Ohio State videos on his Twitter though.

 I get players want to play as soon as possible, and sometimes you just aren’t talented enough to ever see the field at a place like Ohio State, but a lot of times you have to sit the bench for a couple years until it’s your turn.  Me personally I would ride the bench for 3 years at Ohio State as a defensive back because the development I would undergo would set me up better for NFL success than starting 3 years at UNC.  Not only are the Secondary coaches tried and true, you’re going to be going up against probably the most talented collection of wide receivers in college football AND Ohio State is set up to have some great QBs to defend against for the foreseeable future!  Talk about all the tools for future NFL success, not to mention multiple coaches on the roster with both NFL coaching and playing experience!  Yikes!  Yeah I would rather be patient.

people forget Ward went number 4 overall in the draft in a year he wasn’t even a starter!

Comment 28 Jun 2020

I’m not too worried because Coach Koombs has had a knack of finding underrated talent and developing it.  A lot of those 7 first round picks were 3-star guys like Malik Hooker, Denzel Ward, Damon Arnette... I thought Marshon Lattimore was a 3-star too, but he might’ve been a 4.

Yes, Okudah was quite the get and lived up to the hype, but he’s far from the exception.  

Comment 21 May 2020

Love the article Ramzy, as always.  Funny how I know who wrote it before KNOWING who wrote it!  

that said, I hate to say it because I was his biggest supporter when he was hired (I sometimes wonder if Glen Mason would’ve been the better hire in hind sight!), but Tressel has no offensive vision.  I signal the 2011 season in which his offensive coordinator was retained.  Enough said! (I mean did you watch the Gator Bowl or whatever bowl the Buckeyes played in that year???  They had Braxton Miller and even with his special talent they were sooooooo predictable on offense they lost to a an even more mediocre Florida Gators!  Yikes!)

Comment 26 Feb 2020
I get that being that he's a first time head coach and inherited a couple of Ohio State's best recruiting classes in recent memory ('17 and '18), not to mention it's Ohio State - a school that virtually recruits itself. However UFM was not just a great recruiter of high school talent, he had an eye for talented assistants when he wasn't hiring friends (which I think he only did because he trusted they would stick around longer than a year - if you'll recall about Urban's recovered text messages during the NCAA investigation, retaining competent assistants was a source of extreme stress, especially with regards to its effect on recruits)... That said, Urban Meyer found Ryan Day and has called him ELITE, and he even partially admitted that he stepped down as head coach sooner than he thought because he knew how much potential Ryan Day had and didn't want to lose him to another head coaching gig - and keeping Day as a coach-in-waiting for much longer was looking more and more untenable. We are VERY fortunate to have gone from Tressel to Meyer, and now Meyer to Day!!! Day himself has shown an eye for coaching talent in his first season, nabbing three great assistants after making the hard decision to move on from Taver Johnson and Bill Davis, bringing in Hafley was money, Yurcich... Day's first full recruiting class - most of whom had committed before the season had even really began, not to mention finished - was a consensus top-5 class!!! Heck, he only lost like two commitments with the coaching turnovers he experienced, one or two with Meyer leaving with the '19 class, and only one with Hafley leaving with the '20 class - to me that's pretty remarkable. What's even more remarkable is going 13-0 during the season, winning 10 conference games for the first time ever, and SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR A NATTY in his first season had the Buckeyes not gotten robbed on a couple of occasions versus Clemson, one which was TRULY EGREGIOUS. Pay the man, pay him good.
Comment 25 Feb 2020
Well deserved!!! Anyone with eyes and a moderately functional brain knows Ohio State got robbed in the National Semi Final, and the Championship game score proves further that the better team didn't win that game - makes you wonder what the Natty would have been like with the Buckeyes versus LSU! We were dominating Clemson with Shaun Wade on the field - as SOON AS HE IS TAKEN OUT OF THE GAME, they score two quick TDs - no, that's not a coincidence. Then the scoop and score fumble recovery that SHOULDN'T have been reversed... I still cringe thinking about that game. To lose when your players are just getting beat is one thing, you tip your cap and say well done. But to lose by officiating is gut-wrenching. Ryan Day could've won it all in his first year and I for one am excited to see where he takes this program!!! I mean, these QBs he's bringing in, the receivers Hartline is getting, plus the return of Coombs, the ever dominant D-Line genius and Living Legend LJ, not to mention the studs Studrawa is reeling in... It's a great time to be a Buckeye!
Comment 20 Dec 2019
In a way I agree, but after the pasting of Wisconsin I was a believer - but I felt the SEC monkey just like this Clemson one and I just didn't know if we could compete - or WOULD compete. After we trounced Wisconsin, when Urban said "I don't think there's any doubt that we're one of the four best teams in America" - which was something he had never brazenly said before - or after that, not in 2016 certainly when he was much more reserved, I just felt like he knew they had a shot. Actually it was after we blasted Michigan State and we're blowing teams doors off that got me to be a believer. I thought we could definitely beat Oregon but Nick Satan's Tide was a different animal
Comment 19 Dec 2019
Im nervous but slightly less than the Bama game. This is a much different team than 2016, much better assistant coaches. I think we will struggle a little in the first half but calm down and put it to them - i think we win by 4-7 points in the end. I fully expect it to be a battle for whoever comes out on top but I got faith in our boys - you can bet Day wants this one bad!
Comment 19 Dec 2019
The talent on this year's Buckeyes team is far and away better than 2016 (and 2013, the two times we played them) - also a MAJOR difference is coaching. We had awful offensive coordinators last time and we also really didn't have star power on the Defensive line like we do this year - 2016 was Nick Bosa's freshman campaign and he wasn't on the same level as Chase Young 3.0, with hopefully a healthy (finally!) Tyreke Smith to bookend. Also in 2016 we had a putrid offensive line and Isaiah Prince was a big reason. Our O-Line this year is waaaaaaaaaaaaay better. Our Running back is also waaaaaaaaaaaaay better, I mean we had Mike Webber in his redshirt freshman season in '16. Also the Buckeyes had EVERYTHING go wrong for them in '16 - like two or three missed field goals, an offense that sputtered with poor play calling and penalties at the worst times - our defense held it's own for that first half and kept the game within reach despite our offense imploding, I mean even if we get those field goals, it could've been a different game. I want this one just as badly as I did the Alabama game, and I'm just as nervous/excited, but these are two very different Buckeyes teams led by much better assistants, and dare I say...head coach???
Comment 19 Dec 2019
I really hope Phillips picks the Buckeyes - talk about elite development! Nearly every highly rated defensive back prospect that's come through here has finished as an early round draft pick - even less heralded recruits do too, regardless of who we have had since Meyer took over, and now Day has continued that. I can't recall too many cornerback busts from high school to Ohio State which is amazing testament in my mind! Besides committing to an assistant at almost any major program is a disappointment waiting to happen - especially at Ohio State. Outside of Living Legend LJ and possibly Brian Hartline from the sounds of it - most assistants who are young, up-and-coming at Ohio State are going to get cherry-picked by other programs in need of a Head Coach - I mean outside of a Head coaching gig, there aren't too many places better to be an assistant. LJ has carved out a niche as defensive line guru so it's not so much that I don't think he COULD be a great head coach, he's older, and it almost seems criminal for him NOT to be coaching up what is in my mind one of the most important positions in football - he's just way too good at it. I think he should get a deserved bump in pay though, same with Hartline. The reason that we lose great assistants is also a great selling point to future assistants though too, especially young up-and-comers seeking to eventually get a head coaching gig - do a great job as an assistant here, you will get that opportunity!
Comment 12 Dec 2019
Great article Ramzy! I'm a barista so I do get to read 11W during work if we're slow, which happens between breakfast and lunch rushes. Always look forward to the Situationals - hard to believe this magical regular season is over! I'm going to miss these articles in the off-season. I really hope this team keeps this magical ride rolling right on past Clemson so we can stretch it out as far as it can go! How crazy will it be when Justin Fields squares off against his fellow highschool .999+ 5 star and Joe Burrow!
Comment 11 Dec 2019
The only issue I have with your guys' fantastic podcast is about the media bias towards conferences.... While network bias is definitely real and "goes both ways" That said, when ESPN NETWORK has a MONETARY DEAL for ownership of the Playoffs, and the SEC and ACC both have TV deals controlling their conference's cable channels, how is it NOT a conflict of interest that the B1G doesn't have TV rights singed to them when they get snubbed in almost every way supposedly justifiable, while other teams from conferences that play ball and do similar or worse get nothing at all??? How about Clemson's issues with PED's and other violations brought to light by FBI basketball probes none the less??
Comment 08 Dec 2019
If you want to be the best, you've got to beat the best! I, for one, am excited/anxious/nervous to play Clemson, just how I felt about the matchup against Alabama during the 2014 run. 2016 was a strange year with a talented team that had a.) Poor offensive coordinators/QB coaches, one of whom is probably about to get fired by Texas Tom in order to save his own job, the other reverted back to his former occupation as O-Line coach for TTUN... obviously neither were capable of performing at the highest levels at their respective jobs... B.) We didn't have either a running back or a QB in the same Galaxy as this season - in fact I don't even remember who our running back was in 2016, which is shocking to me because I'm an avid follower of not only Ohio State but their recruiting efforts as well. C.) Our offensive line this year is far and away better than the one we sported in 2016! I don't know if any of you remember Isaiah Prince's first season at Tackle, but he was awful! He was a turnstile who had an awful knack of getting a false start penalty on literally almost every third and short situation! Also our defensive line didn't have star power like it does this season, it was Nick Bosa's first year in which he played sparingly. About the only thing that's similar between this year's team and the one from 2016 is the stellar play in the secondary. If our offense (and field goal kicker) had been even moderately effective, that would've been a different game from the '16 roster, as our defense kept the game within reach in the first half, but missed field goals, inability to get movement from the O-Line, no real running game or downfield threat, our defense was on the field far too long to stay effective. Oh yeah, Mike Webber was our running back in 2016, and I never really felt he was that great. Jk Dobbins is the real deal, though. I would love nothing more than to beat Dabo and Clemson! Also I have felt watching the SEC this year that they are overrated as a whole, I think LSU is a great team, but I would like our chances against them if we can beat Clemson. I think Georgia had a great defense this year, but their offense was mediocre, they had a number of injuries in the game yesterday, I don't think LSU is unbeatable