Columbus Dispatch sports columnist; gatekeeper of Scarlet & Gray Matter.

Rob Oller commentary: Switching positions in NFL could tax Terrelle Pryor

dispatch.com — Terrelle Pryor is a victim. Pausing here, to allow heads to explode. No, really, the co-conspirator of Tattoogate is being victimized as the target of flawed logic, of those who think the former Ohio State quarterback - who this week willingly switched to receiver with the Cleveland Browns - always was better suited to catch the ball than throw it.

Rob Oller commentary: Cleveland Cavaliers fans needn't take fatalistic approach

dispatch.com — The late historian Will Durant would have had an academic field day with the cultural phenomenon known as the Cleveland Cavaliers. A melting-pot city starving for a sports championship sees something of itself in this assembly of mishmash players from different backgrounds, a case study placed on a tee for any purveyor of immigrant civilizations.

University Place’s Michael Putnam secures spot in U.S. Open in his home town

seattletimes.com — PGA Tour player shoots low score in sectional qualifying COLUMBUS, Ohio - Michael Putnam is thankful he won't have to schedule a trip to the Caribbean this week. Instead, the PGA Tour player from University Place is coming home to Chambers Bay.

Rob Oller commentary: Nicklaus still loves to win

dispatch.com — Ten years removed from tour golf, Nicklaus' golf motor revs at a lower RPM than when he was the game's version of a Ferrari, catching the field no matter where he began. Although he might no longer red-line it, he still sees red whenever he finishes out of first.

Rob Oller commentary: End of child's high-school sports career tugs at heart

dispatch.com — David Letterman had it relatively easy, signing off from the comfort of his cushioned chair. Dave didn't have to sit for five hours on an aluminum bench in 45-degree weather, waving goodbye to a high-school sport and to the graduating sons and daughters who play it.

Rob Oller commentary: No promises in future for Cavaliers

dispatch.com — The inconvenient truth is that the Cleveland Cavaliers need to win now. Not next year. Now. Because the future is a fooler. A fibber. A Pinocchio-nosed liar not to be trusted. The future says the Cavs will be an NBA championship contender next season and the one after that.

Rob Oller commentary: Golf-course chat between Urban Meyer, Nick Saban might go like this

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — As spectacular scenarios go, the only thing more entertaining than Urban Meyer paired against Alabama coach Nick Saban on the golf course would be if the Ohio State coach went shopping for khakis with Michigan madman Jim Harbaugh.

Rob Oller commentary | Update: Criticism of Faldo's comments misses the context

dispatch.com — Nick Faldo is finding the line between golf entertainer and record-holding competitor more narrow than a U.S. Open fairway. The Hall of Fame golfer, who now works for CBS as a golf announcer, is taking heat for comments he made yesterday at the Ohio Union during the Legends Luncheon fundraiser benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Rob Oller commentary: Faldo's candid approach is refreshing

dispatch.com — Nick Faldo of England opened his mouth on Wednesday in the presence of Jack Nicklaus and spewed syllables that showed us Yanks our concept of golf as a gentleman's game is somewhat daft. Or maybe we are simply confused about what it means to be a gentleman?

Golf | Memorial: Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods told him he will play

dispatch.com — Jack Nicklaus takes Tiger Woods at his word that the former world's No. 1 golfer will play the Memorial Tournament on June 4-7 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Nicklaus said Woods told him two weeks ago at the Masters that he would compete in Dublin.
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Jul 02, 2015

RT @TIM_MAYsports: Ohio State football | Urban Meyer true to his roots in Ashtabula shar.es/1qw1RB via @DispatchAlerts

Jul 01, 2015

RT @joereedy: Fourth time this season #Indians have gone at least six innings with a no hitter. Second time it has gone to the ninth.

Jul 01, 2015

Welp, been that kind of season for Tribe. Carrasco loses no-hitter with 2 out in 9th. #butlerdidit

Jul 01, 2015

RT @11W: Jim Harbaugh went on Colin Cowherd's show today. It was a magnificent disaster. 11w.rs/1HuE0Uu pic.twitter.com/8GXxuWO6Qj

Jun 29, 2015

RT @AP_Top25: BREAKING: Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season apne.ws/1g2VDAH (@apkrawczynski) #Badgers pic.twitter.com/D04IloXq5P

Jun 28, 2015

RT @AmicoBasketball: Kevin Love has indicated to Cavs recently he plans to return. Cavs also hope to execute Brendan Haywood contract trade quickly after July 1.

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