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hodge 12th Warrior

from Columbus, OH

MEMBER SINCE   January 19, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January Third, Two Thousand and Three.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Feb 2020

I was in the 'bleeds in the north endzone for that epic 2016 game. Literally was in the Michigan section, one row from the very top of the stadium. When Samuel crossed the plane of the north end zone, it was like mainlining pure euphoria -- which was contrasted by the most delicious of schadenfreude as the Wolverine faithful sat lifelessly, staring at the field in stunned, disbelieving silence.

Never thought anything could top watching Cie Grant come unblocked off the edge on 1/3/2003, but damned if the Brooklyn Dagger didn't. Granted, I wasn't in the stadium for the former, but the latter was nothing short of spiritual.

...and then, after rushing the field -- as my wife and I are walking past the RPAC, listening to the clangs of the victory bell -- my phone buzzes. Jim Harbaugh is "bitterly disappointed" about the spot -- and is apparently throwing a full-blown hissy fit about the game. Truly the perfect cherry to top an all-time epic of a game. By that time all the bars were full, so we slipped into the bar at the Gateway Film Center (the Torpedo Room), ordered a couple IPAs, and savored the postgame coverage over some deep-fried cheese curds -- which weren't half as salty as the Michigan fanbase. 

All in all, it was pretty much a perfect day. 

Comment 07 Feb 2020

...unless you're comparing it to the godlike majesty that is Blue Ash Chili. Their 6 Way is a watershed human achievement, on par with the harnessing of fire, the development of agriculture, and the invention of the wheel.

Spaghetti, chili, beans, onions, cheddar cheese, and deep-fried jalapenos. Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

Comment 06 Feb 2020

I feel you man. I'm out in Colorado now, and while the beer scene out here is top notch, I still find myself missing some of those old-school Ohio IPAs: Jackie O's Mystic Mama, Yellow Springs' Boat Show, and Rhinegeist Truth. 

Comment 05 Feb 2020

Ridgewood? No way! I had a lot of friends that went to school out there. I went to middle school at Memorial -- which was the old high school -- and 2/3 of the student body there was from that side of town. If your family's still over that way, you should definitely hit up Yoshi's for sushi. They're on Frantz by Enrico's Pizza, just past Hayden Run.

Never wound up going to North High, but next time I'm in town I'll make sure to swing by. Haven't had much of their beer, but I did enjoy Jalalima and Mister Fahrenheit back when I lived in Dayton. Hoping to get back for a game this fall -- I'll make sure to hit that place up! Speaking of beer, I'm not sure if it's nostalgia, but I really miss CBC's Bodhi. Used to get that on tap in college at the Brazenhead in Grandview...now THAT was my jam.

Comment 05 Feb 2020

It's been a long time since I lived out there, but Yoshi's on Frantz and Sushi Bistro Masa at Avery and 33 both used to do a lot of business with the Honda execs. Looks like the latter is gone, but the former is damn good -- and right on the border of Hilliard and Dublin.

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Haha nice try, BadOwl. ESPN obviously modified the formula this year so "the narrative" could be that much more sympathetic to LSU -- making us and Clemson into "heels" that the underdog Tigers could triumphantly vanquish. The only reason LSU is still ranked third is to preserve their so-called "neutrality".

Comment 14 Jan 2020

"Failure to shut down Etienne and lack of execution in the red zone and egregious officiating is what cost OSU."

And yet, despite all of that, we had them pinned on their own six yard line, trailing by two with fewer than four minutes to go. Sorry -- if you can't stop them from driving the length of the field, you ain't a championship team.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Yuuuuuuuup. It’s easy to forget that he had a goddamn cannon for an arm. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Coming storm? It's already here. Since 1980, the US has almost tripled its manufacturing output. And we've done it with nearly half of the workforce we used to employ. 

Comment 02 Dec 2019

Most of those Walmart Wolverines wouldn’t get into main campus at OSU nowadays. 

And sure, OSU loosens it’s academic standards to let athletes in. SO DOES MICHIGAN. And while I have no illusions that online classes and tutors make it easier for some of our athletes, I find it pretty fucking hilarious that some UM fans are getting high and mighty when 90% of their football program majors in General Studies. 

Comment 27 Nov 2019

Excellent analysis, Fido. Top quality content as always. Would be interested to see if their "Power Success Rate" has improved at all since the second half of the Penn State game, though. 

Personally, if I'm Day, I'm going to come out and try to run Power from as many different looks as humanly possible. Brown's going to throw the kitchen sink at OSU from a lineup perspective -- might as well try to confuse the defense while they try and confuse us.