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Columbus (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   October 24, 2013

After leaving the grueling life of a rodeo clown, I ventured back to the land of Ohio, where I re-planted my flag, grew a thriving business, and then joined a fast growing local publishing firm. I have a healthy respect for bulls.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Randy Gradishar / Eddie / Mike Doss / Brian Hartline / Malcom Jenkins / Joey Bosa / JK All DAY
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley / Aaron Craft / Clark Kellog / Jimmy Jackson / Herb Williams
  • NFL TEAM: The Buckeyes
  • NHL TEAM: Bluejackets
  • NBA TEAM: Lebron
  • MLB TEAM: Yawn
  • SOCCER TEAM: Yeah No

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Mar 2020

A sure-handed, outstanding route runner (especially the underneath route tree) is a tremendous difference maker. People underrated KJ Hill his entire time here, and all he did season after season was prove to be a reliable rock.

His loss will be noticed this year, especially the first half of the season. But by November, I expect to see Jaelen Gill and possibly McCall manning the slot and starting to become very difficult to stop.

Comment 22 Mar 2020

Raekwon McMillan, Jerome Baker, Malik Harrison... Heck I'd even put Zach Boren on that list after he was moved to LB in that 2012 and immediately patched a gaping positional hole. Let's also not forget about Darron Lee!

At DB, you left out Eli Apple, Gareon Conley, Shaun Wade and Damon Arnette.

You might want to acknowledge the recruiting rankings difference I pointed out - Meyer's average class ranking was top 5, Tressel's was Top 15. While recruiting ratings and rankings aren't the be all/end all, they are highly indicative of potential success, and 80-90% of the time, high 4 and 5 star guys turn out to be worthy of their ranking.

Comment 21 Mar 2020

Absolutely spot on Pistol! I think where Urban truly enhanced recruiting is across both lines. Urban had a knack (or put an emphasis, maybe is a better way to put it) especially when it comes to defensive line recruiting. His goal in every class was to get 3 or 4 good ones and 1 or 2 certified beasts.

The other thing with Urban was just the across the board elevation of recruiting. We went from having consistent top 10 or 15 classes under Tress to consistently top 5 under Meyer.

But it's completely true to remind people how good Tress was in the recruiting game. A number of elite guys played at TOSU from 2001-2011 (and beyond).

Comment 20 Mar 2020

I think this is due to the rarity of dominant big men in general. Even beyond OSU, who was the last 7'er to make a big splash?

There's been a handful of good ones but hasn't been a top 3 NBA pick that I can remember (outside of Luka Doncic and a few other bigs from Europe, but even those guys are stretch centers that like to shoot 3s rather than true centers who like to bang down low and make their $ owning the boards).

Comment 19 Mar 2020

Agreed, El Duderino! Here's a bourbon recommendation for you, hopefully a few people find this to be one either they haven't tried or would like to revisit...

A little info up front: I'm of the belief that there are too many tasty bourbons under $40 for me to ever spend more. Something has to be extra special (like this: https://www.breakingbourbon.com/review/johnny-drum-private-stock-bourbon, which when found can usually still be had for under $50!), for me to find an exception to this rule.

So, my easy-to-find inexpensive-to-acquire selection is Elijah Craig Small Batch: https://www.breakingbourbon.com/review/elijah-craig-small-batch