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Westerville, OH (via Westerville, OH)

Member since 27 September 2012 | Blog

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.


  • 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 game vs. scUM
    -'11 Sugar Bowl vs. Arkansas
    -'11 game vs. Wisconsin
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Feb 2017

I really hope TP's omission from that highlight video was an oversight.

Finally, regarding that comment about coaches making more than educators/priorities, are we REALLY still having this discussion in 2017?  No, it's probably not right, but you're worth whatever someone will pay you.  Amazing how many people haven't figured that out yet.

Comment 27 Jan 2017

Thank you!  I never liked Keith Jackson for that exact reason, not to mention his calls were a good 5 seconds behind the action towards the end of his broadcasting days (see Texas-USC, 2006...he was BAD that game).  His interview during the Rose Bowl this year made all those feelings come rushing back, I'd almost completely forgotten about the guy.  

Brent had moments I wasn't fond of him, but I heard him call enough big Buckeye wins that I, overall, hold a pretty good opinion of him.

Comment 09 Jan 2017

Ohio State football was so fortunate to have Urban Meyer, an Ohio guy who grew up a Buckeye fan, not to mention one of the top 2-3 coaches in college football, come available at just the right time back in 2011.  Sorry to say, that just doesn't exist in CBB.

Let's consider the top guys in the profession, all of whom have won titles since Thad's first year at OSU, and none of whom have any Ohio/Ohio State ties:

  • Coach K - not going anywhere, has back problems of his own
  • Roy Williams - already at his alma mater, not going anywhere
  • John Calipari - why leave UK for Ohio State? Plus, do you really want him here?
  • Rick Pitino - see Calipari, John
  • Kevin Ollie - Ok, a stretch, but has won a title, is already at his alma mater, not going anywhere
  • Jay Wright - just won his first title in a place he's been since 2001, not going anywhere
  • Bill Self - has won 12 Big XII titles in a row plus a title in a place he's been since 2003, not going anywhere
  • Jim Calhoun - out of coaching
  • Billy Donovan - coaching Russell Westbrook in the NBA

My point in all this is, it's going to have to be an Archie Miller-type that Ohio State goes after.  I'd love to go after some of these guys too, but it ain't gonna happen, it makes zero sense for any of them to leave what they have to come here.  

If you were any of those guys and got a call from Gene Smith, would you make the move?  Or, as the AD at any of those schools, would you make it easy for them to walk away, even if they wanted to?  I realize the answer is always no if you don't ask, but this would be wasted breath.  

Comment 13 Dec 2016

Agreed.  Janoris Jenkins was pissy because TP abused him all day (and probably let him know about it, that's what happens in football), and then we're really listening to anything Pacman Jones has to say about ANYONE?  No. TP has absolutely been the lone bright spot for the Browns this season, and dating back to the USC game his freshman year, he continues to play like he gives a shit when the rest of his team has clearly mailed it in for the day (or year.)

Comment 02 Dec 2016

100% agree with your reasoning on these, haha!  I'd like Oklahoma and Wisconsin to win above all, to show us having two wins over conference champs.  Honestly, PeeSU winning is the only scenario that would make me worry about the Buckeyes getting in.  I think we're good otherwise.