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RodVedder4

Westerville, OH (via Westerville, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   September 27, 2012

Columbus born and raised, attended Otterbein when it was still a "college." I've known the words to "Carmen Ohio" since I was about 5, still don't know the words to Otterbein's alma mater. I'm fortunate enough to be able to attend a good number of Buckeye football home games, as my parents get season tickets and are willing to share them.

I'm also a big fan of Duke basketball, I think there are more similarities between them and our Buckeyes than people realize...specifically, people who hate both teams often don't actually know why, they just think it's something they're supposed to do. That, and people either love or hate each team...there is no middle ground. We should stick together.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: -Watching Ohio State football win the titles in '02 and '14
    -Duke basketball winning the titles in '10 and '15 (if it can't be the Buckeyes...)
    -Cavs winning the title in '16

    Non-title games:
    -'06/'18 vs. scUM
    -'11 Sugar Bowl vs. Arkansas
    -'11 vs. Wisconsin
    -'17/'18 vs. PeeSU
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Justin Fields
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Duane Washington
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew SC

Recent Activity

Comment 31 Jul 2020

Great stats, but I hate everything about this quote:

Peeling off eight straight wins against Michigan honestly doesn't even feel that impressive anymore since fans have become so accustomed to resting easy by around halftime of The Game for much of the last 19 years.

There's way too much of that sentiment in Buckeye Nation for my liking.  It would behoove anyone who feels this way to give themselves a refresher on just how fucking awful the 90s were.  If we start taking the current run for granted, a '93/'95/'96-type setback is going to happen, and there aren't words to describe how terrible that would be.

Comment 15 Jul 2020

100% agree here, particularly with that last sentence. Everyone saying, "oh, is TTUN even a thing anymore?" You're God damn right they are - the second we stop respecting the rivalry, it can turn. That said, my hatred for PeeSU and Clemson is a very close second to TTUN, but you don't keep your job at Ohio State without beating the rival. Always has been the case, always will be.

Comment 24 Jun 2020

or the better part of his playing time he seemed to drop more balls than he caught

You sure you're not thinking of Parris Campbell here? I don't remember McLaurin having those kinds of issues. 

Campbell certainly figured it out but I remember loudly saying at a watch party (IU in 2017, if memory serves) after a drop of a sure TD that he shouldn't ever see the field again. His fortunes turned around after that, of which I was reminded by my wife and friends every time he caught a ball for the next two seasons. #nevertweet #orspeak

Comment 22 Apr 2020

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about that block was that Nate Salley got around that corner so fast he damn near overran the kick.  This game/moment was 100% the turning point of that season.  Fun times!

Comment 30 Dec 2019

Thank you - the part of the targeting explanation that everyone leaves out is the defender launching himself, leading with the crown of the helmet. What 44 for Oklahoma did in the first game? Textbook targeting.  What Wade did? No - he didn't do that, he was wrapping up, he just had the misfortune of his head hitting first. That is literally the first time I've seen targeting called on a defender wrapping up. Yes, I know it was the quarterback, and yes, I know his head did hit first, but that rule was not established for plays like that.

Comment 18 Oct 2019

I think we can all agree the most disappointing life event of the year was that Hoobastank song.

Can't argue that, I loved every song on their first two albums EXCEPT for that one, and that of course is the one that took off.