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Columbus, OH

MEMBER SINCE   November 09, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1998 UM/OSU. My first three years at OSU were marked by devastating losses to Michigan. 1998 we were riding high until the MSU game and expectations for the Game were at an all-time low. We won, I rushed the field and took home some turf, planted it and kept it alive for a few months, which is longer than most of my relationships at the time.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: My college roommate and backup long-snapper extraordinaire, Kevin Loadman. and Eddie George.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Oct 2018

To quote the wise and senatorial Jim Tressel:

"So, you know, honestly, the thing when I read some of them is I feel terrible for them because there's no way they're happy. They've got to be some of the most unhappy people in the world, and I feel bad because we just made them less happy, and I hate to be a part of making someone less happy. I mean, they're already miserable and to make them less happy, I'd feel bad."

Comment 18 Jul 2018

I don't blame people for having the thought "but these were elite athletes with the strength to rip the Doctor in half, if anyone tried to assault a wrestler they'd be dead, so this is clearly false."

I present this video from Terry Crews for your consideration.

Don't underestimate the power of the doctor's position.  If your dream is to play at Ohio State, and you fear that being taken from you for "rocking the boat" what would you do? 

I ask this question of a group of folks who use the superpower of hindsight to routinely question the decisions of professional coaches, and armchair athletes who no doubt see themselves in the place of Shawn Springs and saying "I'd just try really hard NOT to slip. Problem solved!" 

However, I simply ask you to consider the outside possibility that not everything is as simple as it may seem.

To be clear, I'm not saying the allegations are true or not.  I'm simply stating that they shouldn't be waved away simply as a money grab.

Comment 23 Feb 2018

You also have tOSU, State of Ohio, CoverMyMeds, Pillar Technologies, Batelle, and the DSCC as well

Comment 16 Oct 2017

Met her shortly after her gold medal performance in Beijing in a non-athletic context, and was introduced to "Kate Smith." 

After a few minutes of talking to her, I said "I'm sorry, I have to ask: are you THE Katie Smith, as in the GOAT in OSU WBB?" She blushed and laughed and said "yeah, I guess so."  And we talked about Beijing, etc.  She then looked around and said "I swear I don't carry this around every day, but I was giving a talk today..." and she pulls a sock out of her bag. 

Within that sock was her Beijing gold medal, with the jade ring in the middle and everything.  Best part of this story is that she HANDED IT TO ME.  I mean, to put it mildly, the window on me earning an Olympic medal is slowly closing, so this was as close as it gets. :)

At any rate, given her approach to everything else she's done, I fully expect her team to dominate.

Comment 13 Oct 2017

The Morrill dining was so bad though...  When I was there, Wendy's was still in the Drake along with a pizza place, a small c-store and bowling.  None of that is there now.