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Michael Citro

Orlando, FL (via Columbus, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   January 01, 2013

A 1996 graduate of The Ohio State University, Michael is a former Lantern sports editor. He was a sports writer for the Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas in the late 90s and worked for five years in the communications department of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. As a young Buckeye fan, he gasped in horror at his television when Woody Hayes struck Charlie Bauman. He then suffered through the many 9-3 seasons of Earle Bruce and the dark days of John Cooper, but somehow emerged all the stronger for it. A music fanatic with more than 1,300 compact discs ("Grandpa, what are those?"), and about three months worth of music in his iTunes library, Michael recently completed a 10-year run as host of a weekly progressive rock internet radio show. When not writing about the Buckeyes or listening to 20-minute prog rock epics, Michael spends entirely too much time on Twitter or watching television. Or both at the same time. He is also the managing editor of www.themaneland.com, a blog dedicated to Major League Soccer club Orlando City.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Beating No. 1 Iowa in 1985, rushing the field, tearing down the goal post in the north end zone and carrying the crossbar up and down High Street all night. Pro Tip: crossbars are heavy, so always go for the uprights.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman...the manliest of Buckeyes
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jay Burson, Dennis Hopson, Jon Diebler & Aaron Craft (I'm fickle)
  • NFL TEAM: Miami Dolphins
  • NHL TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: #RollTribe (AL), Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United, Orlando City, Celtic

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Dec 2017

I came here for the worst takes only to see my excellent suggestion for more Night Ranger in our lives. You can still rock in America, D.J.

Comment 13 Jun 2017

I-70 isn't even close to the most boring interstate in the country. Some of those interstates out west are far worse. I spent a week on I-40 one day.

When I moved to Amarillo, TX (I don't recommend this), I started to think I was in Purgatory on the drive out, and that I was destined to continue driving west with no exits in sight until I had paid for each and every one of my sins in this life. I thought those billboards for the Big Texan were taunting me every half hour or so.

If you ever feel like time is moving too quickly, just get in the car and head west.

Comment 29 Aug 2016

This is great. Was a blast to be a part of such a talented and hard-working staff. Big thanks to Vico for giving me my start in Ohio State blogging, to Grand Maester Jason and the Small Council for bringing me aboard here, and to Johnny for being a great Dubcast partner during my time here. 

11W gave me the opportunity to talk to amazing people like Chris Spielman, Doug Donley, Dennis Hopson, Scottie Graham, Joe Germaine and others, and to bring their words to you, the readers. Doing the Debriefing was a blast, and it forced me to weigh the proper amount of humor with the right amount of respect when selecting each week's "Jim Tressel's Least Favorite Moment." The FlashBuck series gave me a chance to spotlight some of my favorite Buckeyes, and the Q&A series was a lot of fun, even if I never did land the big fish I tried so hard for so long to reel in - Antoine Winfield (sorry, Jason!). 

Here's to the next 10 years!

Comment 21 Apr 2016

Enjoyed being your podcast partner, Johnny! You will continue to do amazing things and get incredible guests. Really proud of the work we did together here. And to all the listeners, thanks for lending us your ears and for all the great Ask Us Anything questions over the years.

Comment 19 Mar 2016

Hmmm...can't tell if trolling or serious.

Oden went off for 25 points, 12 boards and four blocks, and got three Gators into foul trouble. But it wasn’t enough. Conley added 20 points and six dimes in the 84-75 OSU loss. Al Horford’s 18 points and 12 boards led a balanced Gator team that saw four players reach double figures. The big difference was poor distance shooting for the Buckeyes, who went just 4/23 from the arc, compared to Florida’s 10/18.  Ohio State outscored the Gators in the paint by an incredible 48-22.