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The Columbus IPAs? Here’s what YOU think Arena Football team should be named

614now Staff



Yesterday, we told you about the return of Arena Football to Columbus.

We also ran a poll to see what you guys think the team should be named. Of the five options we gave you—The Columbus Brambleberry Crisps, The Columbus Buckeye B-sides, The Columbus Capitals, The Columbus Arnold Terminators, The Columbus Construction Barrels—The Columbus Capitals won with 34.8% of the vote.

However, we also let your creativity shine with a write-in option that garnered 162 responses.


Of these, The Columbus Destroyers was by far the fan favorite. Could it be that it’s because the Columbus Arena Football League from 2004-08 was called the Columbus Destroyers?

We think yes. Well…that, and the Destroyers is just a cool name.

But, there were definitely some write-ins worth mentioning.

Below are all write-in responses.

2019-02-13 08:54:39Colulumbus Ninja – give them a name that relates to people and kids can relate to
2019-02-13 08:06:39Cavaliers
2019-02-13 06:30:21Columbus bald eagles
2019-02-13 06:00:31Ohio Orbitz
2019-02-13 05:33:57Destroyers
2019-02-13 05:31:23The Columbus No Jackets Required
2019-02-13 05:10:52Centurions
2019-02-13 04:57:16Crusaders
2019-02-13 04:31:54Columbus explorers
2019-02-13 03:35:45Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-13 02:41:05The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-13 02:19:03Explorers
2019-02-13 01:13:10The Columbus destroyers
2019-02-13 00:40:53The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-13 00:36:16Columbus Bombers
2019-02-12 21:22:56Columbus Aeronauts (in homage of Neil Armstrong and other Ohian astronauts)
2019-02-12 20:03:04Columbus Wrecking Crew
2019-02-12 19:57:17Destroyers
2019-02-12 19:37:32The Columbus Crushiers
2019-02-12 19:22:48Tigersharks
2019-02-12 18:52:40Columbus Slammers
2019-02-12 18:41:49Destroyers
2019-02-12 18:07:10Destroyers
2019-02-12 18:02:26Columbus crusaders
2019-02-12 17:44:10The Columbus wild side
2019-02-12 17:41:50Blue Jays
2019-02-12 17:38:33The Columbus Flight
2019-02-12 17:16:15Knights
2019-02-12 16:59:26The Columbus Crunch
2019-02-12 16:54:54The Columbus Thunder
2019-02-12 16:51:09The Columbus Panhandles
2019-02-12 16:45:10Destroyers
2019-02-12 16:33:37The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 16:32:49The Columbus Explorers
2019-02-12 16:26:22Columbus Crusaders
2019-02-12 15:37:44Columbus Crusade
2019-02-12 15:36:58The Columbus Andrew Ginther Sucks
2019-02-12 15:33:58Destroyers
2019-02-12 15:29:19Columbus Silver Stallions
2019-02-12 15:18:57Destroyers
2019-02-12 15:14:52Keep prior name
2019-02-12 15:12:34Panhandles
2019-02-12 15:04:10Columbus Cardinals
2019-02-12 14:58:48The Columbus Assassins
2019-02-12 14:52:06The Columbus CRUSH
2019-02-12 14:50:06The Columbus Disintegrators
2019-02-12 14:33:22The Columbus Crusaders
2019-02-12 14:32:30The Columbus Cannabals
2019-02-12 14:22:45Destroyers
2019-02-12 14:20:18Columbus Cardinals
2019-02-12 14:09:05The Columbus Brewers
2019-02-12 14:03:09The Columbus Eclipse
2019-02-12 13:57:23Destroyers
2019-02-12 13:41:50Columbus Sails
2019-02-12 13:35:52The Columbus Cardinals
2019-02-12 13:35:41The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 13:33:52dip shits
2019-02-12 13:28:17Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 13:26:55Columbus Mad Cows
2019-02-12 13:22:30The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 13:18:49The Columbus Nutz
2019-02-12 13:16:36The Columbus Silver Backs
2019-02-12 13:13:03The Columbus Wolves
2019-02-12 13:13:03The Columbus Wolves
2019-02-12 13:02:06Captain
2019-02-12 12:59:49Destroyers
2019-02-12 12:59:01Columbus Catamounts
2019-02-12 12:57:12The Columbus Crusaders
2019-02-12 12:52:09Columbus Mad Bombers
2019-02-12 12:48:35Columbus Conquest
2019-02-12 12:48:02Columbus Arena Runners
2019-02-12 12:43:57Destroyers
2019-02-12 12:43:16Destroyers
2019-02-12 12:38:00Columbus Concussion Prones
2019-02-12 12:35:37Columbus Crushers
2019-02-12 12:33:41Columbus Roadkill
2019-02-12 12:31:34Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 12:28:17The Columbus Mariners
2019-02-12 12:12:57Columbus Footbally McFootballfaces
2019-02-12 12:08:49Columbus Coyotes
2019-02-12 12:08:32The Columbus Crushers
2019-02-12 12:01:59The Columbus Brewmasters
2019-02-12 12:01:23The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:57:40Cbus don’t blink, they’ll be gone
2019-02-12 11:55:15Destoryers
2019-02-12 11:55:02The Columbus Bazooka Sharks
2019-02-12 11:52:20Dynamo’s
2019-02-12 11:51:48The Columbus Brewsers
2019-02-12 11:49:59Destroyers…this allows fans to bring out their old garb!
2019-02-12 11:48:49Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:39:18Columbus Commoners
2019-02-12 11:38:10The Columbus Comets
2019-02-12 11:36:46Cowtown Warriors
2019-02-12 11:35:19Columbus Coyotes
2019-02-12 11:35:11The Columbus Panhandles
2019-02-12 11:34:49Columbus Crusaders
2019-02-12 11:33:08Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:30:59America
2019-02-12 11:30:34America
2019-02-12 11:29:57The Columbus Explorers
2019-02-12 11:22:32Colonels
2019-02-12 11:17:50Columbus Craft (synonym for clipper & for our abundance of craft beers)
2019-02-12 11:17:42JV Buckeyes
2019-02-12 11:16:30Columbus America
2019-02-12 11:14:39The Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:13:38The Columbus Cows
2019-02-12 11:13:18Austin FC
2019-02-12 11:11:43The Columbus Colonels
2019-02-12 11:11:17Nope
2019-02-12 11:08:04The Columbus Aviators
2019-02-12 11:04:59Berserkers
2019-02-12 11:04:25The Columbus Mad Cows
2019-02-12 11:03:46Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:03:03Columbus Hammers
2019-02-12 11:02:40Columbus IPAs
2019-02-12 11:02:20Columbus Nationals
2019-02-12 11:00:52The Columbus Juggernauts
2019-02-12 11:00:44The Columbus Kraken
2019-02-12 11:00:44The Columbus Pallas Cats
2019-02-12 10:57:59The Columbus Cougars
2019-02-12 10:56:42The Columbus Browns
2019-02-12 10:56:36The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 10:55:43Central Ohio Panthers. COP’s
2019-02-12 10:55:17The Columbus Terminators
2019-02-12 10:53:59dasd
2019-02-12 10:52:33The Columbus Again
2019-02-12 10:52:30The Columbus Trailblazers
2019-02-12 10:49:05The Columbus Potholes
2019-02-12 10:48:14Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 10:47:16Destroyers
2019-02-12 10:29:56The Columbus “Stand for the Flags”
2019-02-12 10:28:53Columbus Cannons
2019-02-12 10:17:49Cannons
2019-02-12 10:08:36The Columbus Panhandles
2019-02-12 10:07:58The Columbus Panhandles
2019-02-12 09:49:32Cranes
2019-02-12 09:42:17The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:42:17The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:29:51Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:20:10the Columbus Concussion Prones!
2019-02-12 09:19:38Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:17:42the Concussion Prones!!!
2019-02-12 09:03:46Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:03:26Columbus Knights
2019-02-12 08:46:06You Can Them Precourt
2019-02-12 08:36:27Columbus Christophers
2019-02-12 08:35:45The Columbus Christophers
2019-02-12 08:08:05Columbus Panhandlers
2019-02-12 07:57:46The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 07:53:56The Columbus Incumbents!! That way, just like our apppointed city council members, they’ll never lose!!
2019-02-12 07:50:19The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 07:50:00Destroyers
2019-02-12 07:47:48Columbus Cardinals
2019-02-12 07:43:32Killumbus fentanyl fiends
2019-02-12 07:43:06The Columbus Queso-No-Mores
2019-02-12 07:40:08The Columbus Explorers
2019-02-12 07:31:28The Columbus BOOM
2019-02-12 07:28:16Columbus Mad Cows
2019-02-12 07:27:20Aviators
2019-02-12 07:25:15Busts
2019-02-12 07:20:15The Sleet
2019-02-12 07:18:44Bullies
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Decade in Review: Ohio State Football

Mitch Hooper



Have the 2010s been the best in Ohio State football history?

When you’re in the midst of an athletic dynasty, sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses. The Ohio State football team has been on a tirade over the last 10 years, winning multiple Big Ten Championships, sending top-tier talent to the NFL, and of course bringing home a National Championship. Each season somehow exceeds last season’s expectations and now it seems every year is championship or bust. As we enter into another decade of Buckeye football it’s worth asking: has this been the best decade to date? In this case, hindsight is 2020, literally.

The first year of the new decade certainly didn’t predict the future. Following then-head coach Jim Tressel’s resignation amid the Tattoogate controversy, Luke Fickell was brought in as head coach in 2011 where the Buckeyes would finish the season 6-7, dropping a game to Michigan at the end of the season as well as losing to Florida in the Gator Bowl. Shortly after one down year, Urban Meyer was hired as head coach in 2012 where he quickly got the team back on track. Twelve wins, no losses, and a handful of “what if’s” due to the lingering controversy causing a one-year bowl ban.

The years preceding 2012 have been something akin to a collective chip on the shoulder to all of Buckeye nation. The 2013 campaign started hot, but fizzled out with losses coming from Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship, followed by dropping the Orange Bowl against Clemson. And just when it seemed like the Buckeyes were in the prime position to run the college football tables in 2014, senior quarterback Braxton Miller went down with an injury that would cost him a season.

How did the Buckeyes respond? Resoundingly.

Though the 2014 season holds a blemish with a home loss to Virginia Tech in week two, this squad went on to do the unthinkable. They dominated the Big Ten and found themselves in November just one game against Michigan away from a second year in the Big Ten Championship, and maybe even a shot in the first ever College Football Playoff system. Just like the beginning of the season, the team faced a test of overcoming an injury. JT Barrett, who would go on to become one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Ohio State history, was injured, and the Buckeyes were down to their third-string quarterback as they prepared for the biggest games of the season. The Bucks would go on to win the battle against the Wolverines, but the season-long war was back up in the air.

And again, the team responded. Cardale Jones, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, stepped into his role tremendously as the Buckeyes would go on to rout Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship, upset Alabama in the first round of the playoffs, and defeat Oregon to secure the first ever title of Undisputed National Champions.

Since then, the times have been good to Buckeye nation, aside from a few dropped games here and there. Sure, fans would like to forget those anomaly games like Purdue’s major upset against then-ranked No. 2 Ohio State. But the numbers don’t lie when you look back. Though Meyer’s stint as head coach was only seven seasons, he was able to secure three Big Ten Championships. And he never lost to Michigan, a badge no other Buckeye coach can wear. He also holds one of the highest win percentages of any Ohio State coach; second to current coach Ryan Day, whose sample size is still growing with only one year under his belt. In the past 25 years of Buckeye football, they have been able to achieve 16 seasons with 11 wins or more—seven of those seasons occurred during the 2010 decade. Additionally, the Buckeyes have been in the playoffs twice; a feat that no other Big Ten team can claim.

This doesn’t even begin to include the talent being drafted into the NFL each season. Let’s compare the 1970s to now. The ‘70s are widely accepted as one of the best decades in Buckeye football, with the ship being guided by legendary head coach Woody Hayes. Through that decade, the Buckeyes put 16 first-round draft picks in the league. In this last decade, the Buckeyes have put 15 first- round draft picks in the league and the 2020 NFL Draft hasn’t even happened yet. With names like Chase Young at the top of many expert’s boards, barring any unfortunate injuries, it’s safe to assume they’ll exceed that number.

Through all of these good times comes the cost of winning, and Ohio State seems to find itself at the center of many controversies over the last decade. The aforementioned Tattoogate in 2010 led to the third-winningest coach in OSU history’s resignation and a two-year probation. It also led to all the wins from the 2010 season being vacated. Former university president E. Gordon Gee stepped down in 2013 after insensitive comments relating to the University of Notre Dame and Catholicism. JT Barrett found himself the center of attention after being arrested for trying to avoid a DUI checkpoint in 2015. And while Meyer’s feats as head coach were impressive, the controversy that came with the Zach Smith domestic violence debacle created a cycle of events that eventually led to Meyer stepping down as head coach following the 2018 season. Toss in Chase Young’s recent run in with a loan and the NCAA handing out a suspension and it seems each season has two storylines: what happened on the field, and what happened off the field.

Truly, the cost of winning for the Buckeyes has been high. It seems each controversy could have led to the end of the dynasty, but instead, it seems the Buckeyes are able to reload much like the football team does on the field each year. Tressel was the third-most winningest coach in history; how do you replace him? Well, you do so with the second-highest win percentage coach in history. And if Day’s instant success as coach is any sign of the future, the next 10 years have all the potential to be even better.

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Big Macs and Bowl Games: Enter McDonalds sweepstakes for college football getaway

614now Staff



Now that Ohio State has secured its bid to play in the 2019 College Football Playoffs, every fan across Columbus is vying for tickets to the Bowl Game. Lucky for you, McDonald’s has the answer.

Today, McDonald’s launches their Buckeye Bowl Game Sweepstakes in partnership with Ohio State Athletics, where one lucky winner will win a trip for two to the 2019 Fiesta Bowl Game on Saturday, Dec. 28, including prime tickets to the game, transportation to and from, plus hotel and travel accommodations.

Fans can enter the Buckeye Bowl Game Sweepstakes by purchasing a Quarter Pounder or Quarter Pounder with cheese from any McDonald’s in the greater Columbus area, either in restaurants or through their favorite delivery service. With each order, customers will receive a golden ticket with entry details, leading them to the sweepstakes website.

And the best part is for every submission placed, McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Columbus will donate $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, helping them meet their annual fundraising goal.

“For McDonald’s, and for those of us as local business owners, it’s about more than selling burgers. It’s about creating a lasting impact in our community,” said Mike Telich, Columbus McDonald’s Owner/Operator in a statement. “Supporting RMHC is more than just a donation, its ensuring families with ill or injured children get the emotional and physical support they need, as well an alternative to the financial burden of staying at a hotel and going out for meals."

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The Big Ten: 10 reasons why Jim Harbaugh is an absolute nutcase

1870 Staff



There’s no question Jim Harbaugh is a weirdo. He’s been caught picking his nose on the sidelines, he essentially wears the same outfit every single day no matter the occasion, and his personality is about as bright as a military general on cocaine. In other words, Harbaugh is set in his ways, and his ways are strange as shit.

But there’s more to this man’s madness than booger flicking and khaki pants. He’s a weirdo that wears many hats (but not many different variation of pants). And we have 10 reasons to prove it to you.

1.) Jim Harbaugh, the Spongebob fanatic.

To quote the coach on a radio show in Ann Arbor, “I love his attitude. He attacks each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind! I’ve kind of modeled my behavior after him. We all should. What a great employee he is. He’s a go-getter. He’s always got a bounce to his step. He’s got pizzazz. He puts his heart and soul into making those krabby patties. I think he’s awesome.” Uhhh, sure. Whatever you say, man.

2.) Jim Harbaugh, the house guest.

“Mom, can coach Harbaugh stay the night tonight?” Those were (probably) the words of Michigan’s current kicker, Quinn Nordin, as well as the defensive end from USC, Connor Murphy. In an effort to get the two recruits to commit to Michigan, Harbaugh took trips to visit the athletes. Perfectly normal. What’s not normal is Harbaugh crashing at the recruits house for the night. Dude, you are the third highest paid coach in college football. You’re either too cheap to buy a hotel, or you’re too odd to realize this was a weird ass move.

3.) Jim Harbaugh, the music man.

If you haven’t had the luxury of watching this music video, put this magazine down and pull up YouTube. Rap duo, Bailey, produced a Michigan hype song to promote the 2016 season titled “Who Has It Better Than Us?” which featured Harbaugh literally screaming those exact words for the chorus. This is just as much weird (Harbaugh’s rap career isn’t looking good) as it is ironic as the Wolverines would go on to lose to Ohio State and in their bowl game against Florida State. We can think of at least two schools that have it better than ya’ll…

4.) Jim Harbaugh, the conspiracy theorist.

He said they were a “nervous bird.” We’re not even gonna attempt to explain this. Here’s what a former Michigan quarterback, Wilton Speight, had to say to Bleacher Report about the hate against chickens: “He thinks some type of sickness injected its way into the human population when people began eating white meats instead of beef and pork. And he believes it, 100 percent.” … Riiiiight.

5.) Jim Harbaugh, the babysitter.

Turns out that fateful night he stayed with Connor Murphy wasn’t the first time. Harbaugh has stayed at the Murphy residence in the past, when he was a head coach at Stanford, to recruit Murphy’s brother, Trent. During the night, Connor and Trent’s mother went into labor forcing the father to take her to the hospital to give birth. As for Harbaugh and, at the time, 12-year-old Connor? Here’s what Connor told the LA Times: “Coach Harbaugh sat on my living room floor with me and we drank milk and played chess.”

6.) Jim Harbaugh, the patriotic music man.

If coaching doesn’t work, it seems like Harbaugh is eyeing a career in music. In 2016, rapper Lil Dicky came to Ann Arbor to preform. For reasons we have absolutely no way of understanding, Lil Dicky brought Harbaugh on stage to… sing the national anthem? And, as on brand as the mother fucker is, he was wearing those damn khakis for the performance. He probably flicked a few boogers backstage, too.

7.) Jim Harbaugh, the president?

Apparently rapper Wale and Jim Harbaugh are cooking something up for a presidential run. In 2016, Wale tweeted at the TTUN coach and endorsed him for a presidential campaign. Harbaugh responded back eager to bring Wale on as his Vice President. Let’s play a game, Buckeye Nation, would you rather have Trump as president, or Harbaugh?

8.) Jim Harbaugh, the khakis man.

We all know how much the man loves his Dockers, but do you really know how deep that love runs? The man worksout in his khakis. We’re sure that never gets too sweaty. The man swims—SWIMS!!—in his khakis. And he’s even been spotted running around the practice field shirtless showing off that pasty-white dad bod, but still in those damned khakis.

9.) Jim Harbaugh, the dietician.

We already know the man hates chickens, but did you know how much he loves cows? Almost as much as he loves khakis, believe it or not. Harbaugh is convinced that milk and steak are a “natural steroid.” Here’s what Harbaugh had to say about his affinity to “natural steroids” on a radio show in Ann Arbor: “I take a vitamin every day. It’s called a steak. … I truly believe the No. 1 natural steroid is sleep, and the No. 2 natural steroid is milk, whole milk. Three would be water. Four would be steak. [Steak] … it goes with everything.”

10.) Jim Harbaugh, the actor.

Why not? He’s a president, a singer, a rapper, a babysitter, and even a Spongebob stan. Of course he’s made a few appearances on television. The first time was on Saved By The Bell where he didn’t even get an excited “woo!” from the fake audience when he came on screen. Screech gets one every time he’s on camera and he’s a main character. The other time was when Harbaugh showed his true side on Detroiters for a skit. He loses his shit during a tailgating style game and ends up drilling the main character in the back of the head with a football. Okay so the Detroiters skit is actually kind of funny.•

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