Fan Talent

Anthony Rothman


Hometown: CHICAGO, IL


Previous places of play: ABC/FOX-TV COLUMBUS


Favorite Sports Quote: “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion” - Carl Spackler


Favorite Xbox Game: NEED FOR SPEED


Beau Bishop

Name: Beau Bishop

Hometown: Brady, MT

College: Montana State-Billings

Previous places of play: Billings, Montana – Tallahassee, Florida and 10TV-ONN Sports Anchor

Favorite Teams: ’87 Lakers ’85 Bears

Favorite Sports Quote: “Im the man with the golden gun” – Kenny Powers

Favorite Sports Moment: Magic Johnson’s baby hook which beat the Celtics in game 4 of ’87 Finals

Favorite Xbox Game: FIFA NHL

Favorite App: HBO-GO


The Common Man

Name: The Common Man

Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois

College: Columbia College

Previous places of play: Chicago, Los Angeles . . . and everywhere in between

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes, Jackets, White Sox, Bears

Favorite Sports Quote: “Who’s your daddy?” – Pedro Martinez




Name: T-Bone

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

College: Ohio State University

Favorite Teams: Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavs, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Mets

Favorite Sports Quote: "I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, and wear Reebok." - Shaquille O'Neal

Favorite Sports Moment: 2002 National Championship game, anytime Michigan loses.

Favorite Xbox Game: FIFA

Favorite App: Spotify


Tim Hall

Name: Tim "Dream Job" Hall

Hometown: Woodbridge, VA

College: University of Kansas

Previous Places of Play: 610 Sports-KCSP (Kansas City), 99.9 The Fan/620 The Buzz (Raleigh

Favorite Teams: Jayhawks, Washington Redskins, O's, Nats, Les Boulez (anyone know what that is?)

Favority Sports Quote: "In my opinion that sucked!" - Jim Mora

Favorite Sports Moment: Mario and the Miracle. Kansas comes back to beat Coach Cal and Memphis in the 2008 National Championship game.

Favorite Xbox Game: I'm not in college anymore

Favorite App: Twitter (@TimHall971)


Bobby Carpenter

Name: Bobby Carpenter

Hometown: Born in Houston, Grew up in Lancaster, OH

College: The Ohio State University

Previous places of play: Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions

Favorite Teams: Reds, Cavs, and Mavs

Favorite Sports Quote: “You play to win the game” Herm Edwards

Favorite Sports Moment: 2002 OSU National Championship

Favorite Xbox Game: Contra (I’m waiting for the Xbox 360 release)

Favorite App: Jumbline


Marty Bannister

Name: Marty Bannister

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

College: Ohio State

Previous places of play: WBLY/WIZE Springfield, WING, WONE Dayton, and, in another life, WBNS Radio back in the 80’s

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes, Reds, Bengals, New York Rangers, Boston Celtics

Favorite Sports Quote: “I’m not an athlete, I’m a baseball player” Former Phillies first baseman John Kruk

Favorite Sports Moment: 1980 Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic Hockey win

Favorite Xbox Game: don’t own one, a game or an Xbox

Favorite App: Not sure what that is


Lori Schmidt

Name: Lori Schmidt

Hometown: Pickerington

College: Ohio University (Just to clarify in case Brady Hoke is reading this, the Bobcats.)

Previous places of play: WOUB, ONN television

Favorite Teams: Blue Jackets, Crew, Ohio Bobcats, Bengals, Reds, and whoever is playing Eastern Michigan

Favorite Sports Quote: Anything said by Ken Hitchcock

Favorite Sports Moment: The Ohio Bobcats (in Athens, Mr. Hoke) upsetting Georgetown in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament in 2010. Ohio State’s BCS championship win over Miami is a close second.

Favorite Xbox Game: I prefer actual sports to video games.

Favorite App: I just learned how to put an Elvis ringtone on my phone. I have yet to figure out apps.


Chris Spielman

The former OSU linebacker is on every Monday  this football season with Spielman On Sports! Hear Chris Spielman breaking down the Buckeyes, Big 10, and all of the NCAA Mondays from noon to 1PM on your flagship station for the Buckeyes, Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan!

Jim Lachey

Name: Jim Lachey

Hometown: Born in St. Henry and live in Marble Cliff

College: The Ohio State University

Previous places of play: San Diego Chargers, LA Raiders and Washington Redskins

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes and Redskins

Favorite Sports Quote: “ PPP=PPP” Piss Poor Preparation = Piss Poor Performace”

Favorite Sports Moment: Beating Michigan 3 times and winning Super Bowl XXVI

Favorite Xbox Game: Madden 2012

Favorite App: itunes


Ron Stokes

Name: Ron Stokes

Hometown: Canton, Ohio

College: THE Ohio State University

Previous places of play: Columbus Horizons, THE Ohio State University, Canton McKinley High School

Favorite Teams: Ohio State & Browns

Favorite Sports Quote: “You’re not tired, you only think you’re tired” From head Coach Eldon Miller to our team after a 6 hour flight and 45 bus ride to a small high school gym in Anchorage Alaska for practice

Favorite Sports Moment: During the last play of my final game in St John Arena as a Senior, OSU vs Michigan St, Troy Taylor throwing me an alley-oop pass for a dunk.

Favorite Xbox Game: Never Played It

Favorite App: Twitter

Jim Burson

Name: Jay Burson

Hometown: New Concord, OH

College : Ohio State

Previous places of play: John Glenn HS, Ohio State, Houston Rockets, Columbus Horizon

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes

Favorite Sports Quote: “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” John Wooden

Favorite Sports Moment: Beating Iowa at Iowa when they were #1 in the country, beating Louisville at Louisville when they were going to be #1 in the country

Favorite Xbox Game: Don’t do Xbox

Favorite App: Don’t do apps


Jeff "Tito" Thitoff

Name:  Jeff “Tito” Thitoff     

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
College: The Ohio State University
Previous places of play: Columbus Dispatch, 411 Fantasy, Damon’s (when it was cool to work for Damon’s)
Favorite Teams: OSU, CBJ, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Celtics, Original Cleveland Browns, Bumpers
Favorite Sports Quote: “Some people want to be rich. Some people want to be famous. But baby, everybody wants to be me! Woooooo!” – Ric Flair
Favorite Sports Moment: Bieber’s 40-yard field goal. Still waiting on dinner from Rothman and Stanley. Or Holy Buckeye. Wait, my kids play sports and they both had great moments recently. How many can I list here?
Favorite Xbox Game: Madden
Favorite App: The new Fan app. Wait, will the bosses read this? If not, then Scrabble.

Dee Miller

Name: Dee Miller

Hometown: Springfield, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes

Favorite Sports Quote: “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

Favorite Sports Moment: Michael Jordan’s first NBA Title in 1991

Favorite App: Twitter/Facebook


Alicia Barnhart

Name: Alicia Barnhart

Hometown: Brecksville, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous places of play: Ohio State Athletic Video, Radio Sound Network

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes and Yankees

Favorite Sports Quote: “It’s a humbling thing being humble.” -Maurice Clarett :)

Favorite Sports Moment: Being in the south stands watching across the field Purdue’s kick go wide left in overtime 2003. The ‘shoe was the loudest it’s ever been!

Favorite Xbox Game: Halo 3

Favorite App: Twitter