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I am all about Ohio, mostly Cleveland, born and raised. Blue collar fan, and I have a lot of passion for the game. Some think I know "too much" about sports. And I am officially an alum of The Ohio State University with a major in journalism.
I am an Ohio State Featured Columnist and a national columnist as well. So if you have a Buckeyes (preferably football, though I can try to answer OSU basketball questions) or Big Ten Football question, don't be afraid to shoot me an email at email@example.com or leave me a PM or post on my bulletin board.
As of January 27, 2013, I have around 2.1 million hits and have among the highest ranking Big Ten and CFB writers. But none of that could be accomplished without all the great people on this website who have given me great opportunities and made me the writer I am: the editors, my colleagues, and especially the readers. You all make this possible beyond what any one person can do. I am honestly blown away by the support of the B/R community, and year 3 on here with the CFB community should be something that we all can make awesome.
I have had some of my work posted on cleveland.com, cbssportsline.com, yahoo.com, and espn.com. I am also a contributor to Block-O-Nation (thanks to HD Handshoe) and I cherish all these amazing opportunities I have gotten from writing on this site. I have also appeared on 106.7 The Fan in Fort Wayne and 1460 AM in New Jersey.
7/27/09: My piece "Terrelle Pryor Is Officially an "Alpha-Athlete," and Other Buckeye Bits" made the front of the cbssportsline.com website, something that I was excited about and still am today.
10/19/09: My piece "Ohio State Shocked: Coaching Changes Required for Future Success" was linked to from Dr. Saturday's Yahoo blog and became one of the most-read pieces on my profile.
I am now live on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bielik_tim. I have updates from there not only of pages I write and want to promote, but from other websites I write for as well.
So if you ever want to pose a question or thought, send me a message or hit up the twitter page.
Hey Tim, do you know the situation on Johnny Townsend?
Just looked at your profile... how can you be a Buckeye fan and take Tiger or Jack!!!
you ever think about doing a story on what the 2011 season could have been for the Buckeyes? you know, if tat gate hadn't happened. i personally believe that had it not happened, the Buckeyes run the table and get a spot in the national championship game against lsu. i think with Pryor, Posey, Boom and the rest, we'd have had a shot to beat the tigers. redemption in the bayou? i dunno, but fun to think about. anyway, i think it'd be a pretty good story, and probably get you a ton of reads and comments.
Tim, just read your article re: projected starging lineup for the 2012 Buckeyes; I did not find Adolphus Washington listed among your DE prospects. Any way you might fix that before his family notice the omission? (unless I missed it)
Tim, worked in college football for a while, I'm in Akron right now. I have a pretty good network of college and NFL coaches, including players. I have a casual relationship with LeBron James formed by my involvement in the community and the fact I recruited him to play football at Akron. We got to know each other while his best friends Romeo Travis and Dru Joyce played for Akron and we sat together for all home games. Chip Kelly and I have been friends for years as well. Cam Neely the architect of the Boston Bruins is an old buddy as wll.
I applied for a spot on your staff recently, not sure what the outcome will be, but if you have any questions about any of the Zip's teams or staff, feel free to contact me.
Hey man I wrote an article about the Top 10 Pro Athletes Who Would Make Good UFC Fighters. Would love to hear what you think man. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/817080-10-pro-athletes-that-would-make-good-ufc-fighters
Thanks for the LIKE Tim,,, Chin up... When we got nailed, we got over it, you will too... Just be patient.... OSU, Bama, Notre Dame, (but boy they better get going) and USC are all powers that are just too big to fail too long at a time....
Tim, we recently exchanged followings on Twitter. I think it would be good if we collaborated a bit on here as well as our blogs. Maybe even do some podcasts or something to market our writings. Think it over, shoot me a tweet.-Danny aka @dbaybucks
I apologize for taking your time, but I have an issue that you may be able to help with. Some guy here at BR writes and goes by the name of Joe College. He recently wrote an article on Jim Tressel and his violations called "Jim Tressel: A Desperate Man Seeking Celebrity Justice". I picked you to ask about this because it seems that when you tell us about our beloved Buckeyes, that, if our defense is solid but has holes to fill in the secondary...you will talk about our defense and how it could be a long season if our kids do not step in and fill the gaps. You love the Bucks but you shoot straight. This Joe College totally ripped Tressel in every way in his article, then wrote nearly 50% of the comments as well as he totally ripped Tressel even for things that happened at Youngstown St.
I realize by your bio that you are very busy, but could you please read his article and either make some comments to try to get this guy to be a bit more objective or at least tell me why what he wrote is or is not the kind of thing that you think should be done at BR. Personally, I would love for you to write a retort of sorts, not necessarily defending Coach Tressel, but to show him that these kinds of articles that are full of name calling and wretched opinions border on slander or libel (if they do).
To one of my comments he replied "Who cares what you think?" I just do not see how people like that can be allowed to write at BR. Again, I understand that you are busy. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my bio page here at BR if you have the time.
Thanks for reading this if you had the time. If you also cannot respond to Joe College or me, I understand completely.
Tim I believe you have a big career as a sports journalist ahead of you. Keep up the great articles.