About MotSaG

Men of the Scarlet and Gray is a site dedicated to Ohio sports, particularly those fine teams of The Ohio State University. Thanks for stopping by.

Commenting Guidelines

All posts are generally open to free comment, and in fact we encourage everyone to join in the discussion.

We’re always up for a good natured ribbing at the hands of other fans; we like to do that ourselves (by the way, that reminds us: Welcome to you SEC and UM fans, and how did you figure out how to use the Internet to get this far?). But if your comment is vulgar, racist, explicit, abusive, or otherwise ignorant trolling, it will be deleted with extreme prejudice and you’ll be invited to try again. If you’re just going to be dumb or moronic, your comment will be altered to make you look stupid and you will be mocked for your moronity.

About the MotSaG’rs

Some of the bloggers here at Men of the Scarlet and Gray go by alternate ID’s (egos?) at the site for no other reason than sometime anonymity is a good thing. Here’s a little bit about the bloggers at the site:

El Kaiser
Tony is an alum of the Ohio State University’s College of Engineering (2000 BSECE and 2003 MSEE) which means he is a gigantic NERD (can’t spell geek without “EE”!). He has been watching the Bucks since he was a wee lad. He fights crime and pwns n00bs as his alter ego, the Buttonmasher.

Sylvester Yon-Rambo
Jeremiah is a proud member of Buckeye Nation. I did not attend Ohio State except for a short stint at OSU-ATI where I studied Golf Course Design and Management. I count myself as a fan since 1983. My greatest moment as a Buckeye was my first game in the ‘Shoe in 1995 I saw OSU beat Illinois and watched Eddie George run for 314 yards in the single greatest rushing game in OSU history. I cry openly every time I hear TBDBITL and when I am within 100 feet of Ohio Stadium.

Garth Gartrell
Now entering what could perhaps be called a second career, Garth is a graduate of OSU and Harvard Law School. He has authored three books, identified in “America’s Best Lawyers” for over 20 years and taught law at the University of San Diego School of Law. From Westerville he was a Central Ohio wrestling champion and has been a Buckeye football season ticket holder since law school. He has written on sports quite frequently, previously as a beat reporter covering the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors and more recently for Motsag, covering football, wrestling and basketball (especially for the Cleveland Cavaliers). His articles have been picked up by numerous outlets and for 2014-15 he has been asked to be the official writer for Ohio State Wrestling.

Richard Tongahan Jr
Richard is a humble and proud member of The Buckeye Nation. I have been proudly serving our great nation and have put in 10 years and counting. I love the Buckeyes and have been a dedicated fan since 2005. my fondest memory was last years title run. I am originally from Guam and I have a beautiful with of 10 years, two lovely daughters and a son on the way. I love hearing that Buckeye Swag song at the end of games and I am looking forward to our teams future. Go Bucks!

Emeritus Bloggers


Kade Jetland
Born in a puddle of gasoline, this rustic gentlemen began forging his love affair with Ohio State in the late 80’s. In the scenic Hudson Vally of upstate New York, robbed of a decent college football team to watch, Kade began watching Ohio State and the rest of the Big Ten. Later in life his brother attended THE Ohio State University and received an OSU hat/shirt/sweat shirt every Christmas since, thus fortifying his devotion to The Buckeyes. His first game was in 2002 vs. Michigan, where he stood sideways for nearly 4 hours watching The Buckeyes beat Michigan to go to the National Championship Game. He has a near legendary hatred for Penn State and believes bacon is a vegetable.

The sportsMonkey occasionally leaps from his cage at monkeyPi.net to post here at MotSaG.