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Jason Priestas

Staff

Columbus

Member since 20 August 2006 | Blog

Jason founded the site in late summer of 2006 after his wife grew tired of his constant Buckeye chatter. With a fifth grade command of the English language, it's a minor miracle that people discovered this site, let alone frequent it.

He lives in Chicago, but misses the friendly scarlet and gray-clad people of his native Ohio.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 MNC
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ken Johnson
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool FC

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Oct 2018

We actually do. Here's a recap of what Meyer said Wednesday, a feature on what K.J. Hill had to say, a mid-week notebook capturing what some of the other players had to say, and look for more stories built off the interviews.

This is our SOP and has been for some time. The videos are just provided as supplemental bits for people who prefer those.

Comment 02 Oct 2018

Well said.

If you're the type of person who can't watch a game without being an insane person who rants and raves and craps on coaching and players non-stop, open a text file and type your thoughts into that during a game instead of commenting (or tweeting). When the game is over, close the file without saving it.

People don't enjoy watching games in the company of other people who act like that and that's no different on the internet. If you can't show some self restraint, you're probably not a good fit for Eleven Warriors. No hard feelings.

Note: This isn't to say that fair criticism is out of bounds. This is big boy, big money college football. Of course criticism is fine here and there. But as with most things in life, it's all in the delivery.

Comment 18 Sep 2018

Thanks. We wanted to be clear that we aren't casting doubt on Zach or Courtney from these photos because as I said above, the only two people that absolutely know what went down are those two. We just thought the photos showed a murky situation that makes it hard to say with 100% certainty that Urban Meyer turned a blind eye to abuse by one of his coaches in this incident.

Comment 18 Sep 2018

I appreciate that, thank you. I would. however, dispute some of the things you mentioned. Dan, Kevin and the guys covered this entire ordeal in a very unbiased manner on the reporting front. For proof of that, just look at all of the fans of other teams on Twitter that accused us of going to bat for Meyer throughout this. We did say that it appeared as if Meyer lied at Big Ten Media Days, but as soon as information came out that disputed our stance on that, we admitted we were wrong (unequivocally, I might add).

As for the Dubcast, well, that's something that falls on the commentary side of the house and not the news or reporting side.

We have a very diverse team and we don't all agree with each other all of the time. In fact, we debate a lot of things, which is healthy. I'd caution against taking the views of a handful of our staff members on any topic and assuming it's the unified voice of the site.

Comment 18 Sep 2018

But to get there, you have to think we want to intentionally hurt Urban Meyer, which is a crazy thought. We're interested in the truth and remaining unbiased as much as possible, but winning is good for business here, and Urban wins like no other.

We routinely put things like this out on social media and the site. It's baffling to me that people would jump to the conclusion that we want to damage Urban Meyer, especially in this case when the photos were so inconclusive. 

Comment 18 Sep 2018

This is disappointing. It's why we didn't say much and just presented the photos. It's irresponsible as a media outlet to draw conclusions like that from a handful of photos.