I purposely chose that photo to set somebody up for that joke. Well played.
I purposely chose that photo to set somebody up for that joke. Well played.
I have come to realize that there are 2 worlds. The first is the one we live in, it's called reality. The 2nd is the one infested by delusional Buckeye fans. They seem to be of the opinion that with OSU's self reporting, (a joke if there ever was one) Tressel and Pryor gone, that OSU is in the clear. There isn't a fan base in the history of organized sports, that deserves to get nuked more.
or tO$U as it's very applicable?
Nope. Still lame.
The Sportsbybrooks article links to it. Here is a snapshot of feedback on the memorabilia he's sold:
I'm sure some of these must be legit, right? However, even if a small percentage of those items were procured through NCAA violations, imagine how enormous this story could become.
Talbott has sold items signed by the most famous OSU football and basketball athletes in recent memory.
So let's take a look at "game used" items of OSU players. Theoretically, they don't get to keep these, right? Here are some:
1. Chris Vance game used Ohio state Buckeyes Helmet RARE
2. Chris Vance game used Ohio State Buckeyes Jersey Outbac
3. Justin ZWICK signed game used jersey Ohio State Buckeye
4. EVAN TURNER game used shoes ohio state buckeyes SIGNED
5. Maurice Hall Ohio State game used jersey Signed Buckeye
6. Ted Ginn signed game used ohio state buckeyes cleats
7. AJ Hawk A.J. game used ohio state buckeyes cleats
And that's just the first page...
Even the Buckeye delusions appear to be coming to a head. You go to their board...and they are pretty resigned to the fact they are going to get nailed. Heck, some long time posters over there are praying they get nailed ONLY as bad as USC.
I wish I knew a good OSU board to go to so I could enjoy their hair-tearing, but the hell if I'm going to pay Bucknuts a dime.
Oh, it's worth it!!!!!!!!
This wonderful news seems to be endless! YESSS!!
is a free board, and very amusing.
+1000 for you, sir!
"You could tell me they found rotting infant corpses in Pryor's trunk and I wouldn't be surprised at this point."
It's low morale over there...
I got denied a job today because i had a Pryor conviction.
You know, I've recently lost my wife, and most everything I care about in my life. And yet, your comment still made me burst out a giggle. Many thanks, and kudos to you good sir.
I have to admit that I enjoyed this. Actually, this whole thing is making me giddy. Finally they are getting what's coming to them. I've always thought that the vest made a deal with satan, and this pryor business is only further proof that he's a slime ball who will condone/turn a blind eye to anything. Still, there are so many people in the state of ohio that are going to say that its not a big deal or make the excuse that 'everyone is doing it'. They're living in a fairy tale magical world.
it would be poetic. Little internet digging and Dennis Talbott has lived in Galion and Mansfield (and went to Kent State) and thus *may* be the type to post on a "Northern Ohio Sports Forum" thread titled "The Clarett Factor" back in 2006:
November 16th, 2006 03:39 PM InTresselWeTrust Quote: Exec CEO Daniel wrote: http://www.sportsline.com/columns/story/9799793 Article entitled Teflon Tressel, hmmmmm...it's not just Michigan fans seeing the hypocrisy. Bottom line for me: Do OSU players conduct themselves with class on the field? Do they do what is required by them to prepare for games? Yes. What some of these players have allegedly done in their personal time away from practice and OSU athletics is in reality a personal matter. It isn't the job of the coaches to intrude on their personal free time and play daddy. If they made bad decisions, they'll pay a price. If an illegal act has possibly been committed, then typically a coaching staff is going to wait until an outcome (thats why its called alleged.) before making a decision on anything to do. This whole Jim Tressel dodging bullets is pretty idiotic. Schools have players that sometimes make bad decisions, whoopty do da. If as a coach you allow to to happen on field (cough coker cough) THEN we can start talking about responsibility. To even hint at or say incredibly I might add that Jim Tressel is responsible is quite stupid.
whoever this buckeye poster is, he clearly doesn't think ethics/rules/morals matter off the field.
... he has the type of arrogance that he'll really believe there is nothing wrong with it. The IRS will come knocking, he will squil like a little pig, and hopefully 10 years of OSU impropriety will make the 2000's a dark, empty whole in the history of Ohio.
But I doubt it will. All their fans really care about are the W's on the field. If the NCAA erased 10 years of records and the NC, it wouldn't matter. The record books don't matter to them because in their minds, they "really" know who played and won, and they'd go to their graves professing that.
But no one else would give then credit. Isn't that really the satisfaction anyway? Having opposing teams know that you were best?
Read the article? Same dude, man. Same dude.
Talbott, who has sold hundreds of sports memorabilia items on Ebay, recently switched to that account name from his old handle: “intresselwetrust.” Talbott currently lists 250 items for sale on the auction site, including Ohio State Buckeye football memorabilia.
How do we know this Seller is talbott? His prior ebay ID names includes jeffcoffma. I think its a stretch to assume this is talbott.
http://contact.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ReturnUserIdHistory&requested=i... Maybe it's a fake name, but I dono....
It's like Christmas every bleeping day. Michigan fans are finally getting repaid for the last decade.
It is typical of Pryor's alleged arrogance that he would piss off someone he took all of that money in front of and expect him to keep quiet. If the ex-friend gets out of Columbus before the Olentangy Mafia gets to him ala Clarett, he could be 'THE person who brings the entire program crashing down.
Since the photographer has tax liens, his finances may be a matter of public record, too. It just keeps getting better and better.
This is just starting to sink in over on the tsio's boards.... They have hit rock bottom and seem to have conceded that their punishment will be USC's or worse..
This is a turning point.
Did you go to 247 or Bucknuts? Bucknuts still feel that it is no big deal as does some OSU guys at 247. I was like, "REALLY".........
Bucknuts is 247. Hineygate is their Scout forum.
Yeah, Corleone family. I smell a team Twitter ban coming up a la North Carolina last year.
"People get missing?" Incoming "my twitter got hacked" excuse in 5, 4, 3, 2...
Sounds like Mr. Rolle might be worried about information coming out.
Everybody murders? Seriously, when TP said it I didn't realize it was a threat.
while his cousin is a Rhodes Scholar. It doesn't make any sense.
Shouldn't he just go back to being BG's bitch in Philly?
Rolle: "Seven iron Mr. Graham?"
OK, I no longer care about preserving the Rivalry.
This whole episode makes me sick. I'll admit that it also makes me laugh at how stupid an institution of higher learning can be. But mostly it makes me nauseous on behalf of our league.
OSU is dirty. Their punishment should come not from the NCAA but from the Big Ten.
They should be suspended from Big Ten football for five years (yes I pulled that time frame out of my ass, so what! It seems right.). Let them play whoever they can schedule. Or let them join another league. Like the MAC.
They shouldn't be given another shot at screwing up the reputation of the B1G. Loss of schollies and no TV or bowls? Chump change. How about loss of a share of Big Ten Network revenue?
Yes, I'm serious.
the banning them from Big Ten level of infractions yet, and I stress yet.
I think if point shaving, game fixing, or other alleged rumors I've heard come true and Tressel and Co. were complicit then a Big Ten ban seems on the table. Not to mention federal time in prison but I digress. I would also think a Big Ten ban would have to involve other sports.
This is getting more serious by the day, and I swear it feels like we're right on the edge of the whole program blowing up with one solid non-Terrell Pryor allegation.
That you've hit on the whole reason why TSIO is dragging their feet over everything. No disclosure made without FOIA requests, and even then, only when media finds it through other sources; a stonewalling, even defiant, administration; and redacting, or holding back, key information.
This problem is likely much bigger than football, and a lot more involved than tattoos. It's likely so bad that no one in the B1G or NCAA really wants to know the truth, and they're taking great pains not to poke around too much, lest they uncover what they suspect is just beneath the surface.
What made The Rivalry so great, was that you had two schools that were alike in so many ways, particularly when it came to values and "doing it right". This scandal exposes TSIO for what it really is: rotten.
Maybe Tressell was in on the point shaving (if there was some). I mean, I am not the only one with eyes and saw how explosive OSU was when they let TP run a bit of spread offense and just when they would get a bit of a lead....back to the 3 yards and a cloud of dust (or tressel ball). It seemed to happen in most games that he would let teams get close and then unleash TP to get the lead back...Maybe it isn't as far fetched as I originally thought it was.
I wonder if Gruden or Meyer are still looking for houses in Columbus now. Who besides Fickell is going to want to coach this program after what will likely be more than USC-like penalties.
To finally get off their horseshit meme that "every program is a little dirty"? I mean, day after day, more graft in OSU's program is exposed. By now, the question isn't whether they should get a mention in the Grifter's Hall of Fame, but how big the shrine should be.
Are we really expected to believe that every school's program is run this way? Seriously? Maybe I've missed the stories on the front page of the Wall Street Journal above the fold, but I don't think any other program has been accused of this kind of corruption since SMU. Not in my lifetime, anyway.
While I agree that saying "everyone skirts rules here and there" isn't justification (or even in the same ballpark) as what's going on down south or at SMU in the 70s and 80s, I don't think it's really a bullshit meme. I would laugh at anyone bold enough to argue that nobody on Michigan's roster has ever broken an NCAA rule. You can't police every little thing, but the issue with OSU is more of a "if you do find something, you better damn well report it lest we force you to die in a fiery abyss." In my opinion, it's the lying, covering up and general lack of effort towards compliance from the people in charge that is the problem, not that the kids broke the rules in the first place. Well, except for the asshattery that is the stupid shit Pryor's been doing. Those are the kinds of players that, regardless of how talented they may be, don't deserve a spot on a NCAA roster.
I don't think anyone (or at least anyone that's remotely intelligent) is saying every school is run this way. But if you dig hard enough and turn over just the right stone, I would not be surprised if you could find improper benefits at every school in the country. The only schools I could really see being anywhere approaching immune to booster money are the service academies.
Some in the media have been using the "everyone is a little dirty" line to diminish the significance of, explain, or excuse what has been going on at Ohio State. It's sickening. I don't mean to suggest that no one at U-M has ever broken a rule, but rather that flagrant, institutional disregard for the rules is hardly commonplace, and to suggest it is an insult to the vast majority of programs.
And for the record, I wrote "horseshit", not "bullshit". Totally different. :-)
So I am sure someone has already suggested this, but MUPPETS BABY IT'S MUPPETS TIME!!
I highly doubt that Pryor declared all of his income from signing that memorabilia.
Can you say Tax Evasion Terrelle?
Between the optimism, Hoke getting the recruiting machine running strong, and tOSU melting down, I cannot remember an offseason I've enjoyed more. Everyday is Christmas when I read mgoblog. It seems to be another "Hello" post or more scandal at tOSU.
big crowd may not be there to sing his praises. With this much electricity, sooner or later the light comes on, even for the dimmest bulbs.
Pryor may not have been the first active Buckeye player to collect cash for signatures from Talbott. The parent of one former Ohio State player told "Outside the Lines" that he saw Talbott provide what he called "stacks of money" to active Buckeye players, including a player now in the NFL.
Talk about a systemic problem.
I'm looking back at the the allegations made by Maurice Clarett and it's obvious now that he was telling the truth.