Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
In Tressel's public mea culpa last night he quoted George Bush saying, "The most pathetic thing is a leader looking for self-pity." Several other Bush quotes were apparently considered but did not make the cut:
- "I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe -- I believe what I believe is right."
- "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
- "I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I could plan for it...I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn't yet...I don't want to sound like I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't -- you just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one."
- "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."
Can someone explain the federal drug-trafficking case that is being investagated at osu? All I ever heard was the memrabillia scandel. Who are they talking about, is there any proof so far? I
The unintentional comedy of the Jim Tressel email chain is providing me much comfort in these dark days of the offseason. So much so, that I am now replying to all emails in bullet point form, using a space after all sentences followed by a "!!" and then ending it with my initials in lower case form.
I have a question, though. Since I am mocking the vest, should I use the dreaded "go bucks" term, which pains me to type, or switch it over to "go blue"?
I think using "go blue" with the mocking form could make people think I'm serious and not laughing at OSU. Any thoughts?
I mean there is the lying and the cover ups and the cars. Isn't there a point where the 375 secondary violations, though each alone innocuous, can be accumulated to look at the big picture with what appears to be a major violation? It seems to me it should.
Yet another thread but here is MY summery on M&M.
-they think it's shady that JT didn't know where to go with info
-Golic says you go to the AD w/ this info. (DUH!)
-Greeny takes no stand and can't do 6 degrees of separation to the J-E-T-S so he has no clue.
-Polarizing E-mails on read on show pro tOSU anti tOSU from fans and Alums
-Made fun of President Gee for saying "Hope JT doesn't fire me."
-think JT is going to get it by NCAA
-OSU hopes 2 games is all they get but suspect NCAA will try 10.1 (comply/monitor/promote) and vacate 2010
-Tennessee will be the benchmark, B1G will not suspend JT as SEC did Tenn B-Ball coach. B1G will let NCAA handle it. NCAA will also try to add 4 CONF games to list.
-Does not know if self imposed sanction include spring/fall practices
-Obviously OSU will not fire JT like Texas Tech and Kansas did with their coaches due to breach of contract.
-His secretary would of vetted all E-mails and screened before got to him.
-Believes JT does it the right way and would send his son to play for him.
-Something like this has never happened to him but if it did he would bring the kid in immediately and say "Are you doing this?" then he would go to compliance department to follow on penalties.
-If he could make a stronger defense for JT he would.
-Thinks JT first reaction was a parent approach and tried to protect kids first then found he made a bad choice.
-Would of said if he was JT "I made a mistake and take full responsibility and will add more games and more money to the ones the university has imposed."
-Thinks the NCAA should come down hard after the Tat5 bowl game and thinks they should not have played in bowl game.
-Lesson that should be learned is "Take responsibility"
-Agrees with Bob Knight that he would let his 14 year old play for JT.
Sorry for spelling and grammar and these are the cliff notes by me so take it for what you will.
COLUMBUS, OH-- The Ohio State University have chosen to embrace this latest chapter in their rich history of deflecting the guilt of wrongdoing, and have elected to carry this over into the school's primary athletic marks. Sources within the Athletic Department feel that the time is right to wear this reputation with pride both on the field and off, and are confident that if this is in fact the wrong decision, they will still be able to avoid taking any blame with some carefully worded legal prose.
And so, without further ado, The Ohio State University proudly unveils its new branding identity:
There is further talk of retiring the 'Brutus the Buckeye' mascot identity in favor of a feeble Catholic school nun who carries a soft, padded ruler, but no official timeline has been released at this time. GO SLAPPERS!