Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
"Since they're only given to the players at Ohio, and only when they win, they're super rare."
Next step: Pryor & the gang keep the value of these up by limiting supply. And making a few side bets.
The natural followup would be: "Vacated wins are even more rare."
selling the pants annoy the hell outta anyone else besides me?
whatever this is worth
Exept in that shitty state below Meeeechigan
This is too funny.
Side question: Why on earth would you
sell give to a collector your gold pants the year you won a national title? I mean, I know they have a lot the last few years, but is nothing sacred down there?
Nothing except almighty green bills.
I mean, who knows his financial situation?
I definitely understand your point, but some things have to be held sacred, right? Maybe not at OSU . . . (sorry, couldn't help it)
For God's sake the man just really needed a big tattoo on his forearm. What's so hard to understand about this?
One was engraved with DW supposedly for doug worthington for the 2008 game. He was drafted in 2010 in the seventh round and served on Tampa's practice squad according to wiki. I guess he could have sold them after his eligibility expired, but still kinda funny except for the score of that game.
The dw could've also been for Donald Washington. Worthington was called after the episode and said they were definitely not his on pawn stars. Obviously no one is going to go raid his house looking for proof of this but he was apparently very adamant about this.
the current crop of Buckeyes take the Michigan rivalry. My hunch is that Buckeyes of Spielman's generation, for example, wouldn't have dreamed of selling their gold pants because victories against their most hated rival were a tough thing to accomplish. Tressel has been so successful for so long that the idea that Michigan could beat OSU simply isn't imaginable to Pryor & Co. The last time we beat them, most of the Buckeyes were still in middle school. That's an eternity ago for kids.
I haven't seen a Michigan win since 7th grade :(
The lack of reverance for something so coveted and hard to come by is what irks most people. And by most people, I mean me.
they have not been that hard to come by lately.
It's a slap in the face to the guys who played before him who DIDN'T win 6 titles in a row.
I know my dad, an OSU alum and hardcore Buckeye, made at least a few comments to the effect of wanting them all kicked off the team. Not because they committed a violation, but specifically because what they had done was such a slap in the face and showed such a blatant disrespect for the program.
I hear ya. I remember back during the glorious John Cooper years, the attitude was much different. They beat us just 2 times in 13 years and for both of those victories, OSU made t-shirts of the final score and sold them. It was like gold in Columbus. I remember seeing 3 different OSU fans wearing that t-shirt the months after they beat us in 1998.
Then I remember smiling and rolling my eyes after seeing the images because I thought it was so pathetic. Their futility against us on the football field caused them to sell merchandise on the level of a Super Bowl victory during a rare year they actually got us. Then I turned to my sister and said, "if the M-Den sold t-shirts of the final score every time we beat Ohio State, my closet wouldn't be big enough to hold them all."
Now fast-forward several years, and those jackass OSU players are selling their gold pants like they were nothing. No appreciation, no respect for the rivalry and what they earned, no respect for all those players who played before them and would kill to get some gold pants...and an even bigger slap in the face to us Michigan fans since the rivalry, despite ineligible players on Tressel's part, has gone their way and it's not looked at as any big deal in their eyes. That's the biggest insult of them all.
We MUST get back to beating these tools.
Dude said he got them from a collector several years ago. I believe the player would have still been in school at the time. It is clear to me that the player only view the gold pants as a quick grand or two.
Maybe one thing OSU should do, is stop issuing the gold pants.
How does OSU get away with this anyway? I know teams can earn rings for championships, but giving away jewelry for one game, just seems counter to the whole climate of the NCAA.
To my knowledge, Michigan does not give out jewelry for any games, just championships.
That is the difference between us and them. Say what you want about 7 straight... I mean 6 and a forfieture but 42 Big Ten Championships, 11 Nat. titles. They have beaten Michigan only 43 times.
There are plenty of things college football players can sell. If not gold pants, they can sell other awards. If not that, they can sell the gift packages they get from the Bowls. They can sell their autographs. They can sell the tickets they get to home games. All of this stuff happens everywhere. The gold pants just happen to be easy to track.
The whole gold pants thing at this point is kind of lame - handing out little trinkets for beating your rival. It's the kind of thing you do once or twice, or now and then...ends up just looking ridiculous when this nonsense starts.
You can denigrate it all you want, but the tradition was started in 1934 by then-HC Frances Schmidt, and up until very recently was something taken very seriously by Buckeye players. I don't know any Buckeyes myself, but from what I've read over the years about the gold pants, I'd be willing to bet that older Buckeye player alums are none too happy about the current crop treating the mementos with such indifference.
I was employing a bit of sarcasm, and I basically agree with you. The problem is some of the more recent Buckeye have denigrated the tradition to the point where they should consider dropping it.
I don't understand why pryor shouldn't be allowed to sell his gold pants. They are his and he should be able to do with them what he pleases. With that said, I think its terrible that he sold them since they are an honor to have. I bet down the road he will end up regretting it.....
Because he's still in school and a "booster" could pay him $20,000 for them and claim he thought that was a fair price. It's too big of a loophole.
If the TSIO situation is resolved like the USC situation, those pants might be really hard to come by for the next decade or so. To extend what Don and "Dutch" said, TSIO has forgotten what it is like to lose to Michigan, and they have become exceedingly arrogant, as if they needed an excuse.
Hopefully, TSIO will start remembering what it was like to be 2-10-1 in the rivalry very soon. If the NCAA does the right thing and suspends the tat5 for the entire season, it would be a great start.
Normally, you want your rival at their best, but the tat5 cheated and shouldn't be considered part of the team. The same applies to Tressel. This is not a case where the rules were the least bit nebulous, either. They all broke numerous rules, and what we are seeing is merely a snapshot of what is probably some of the most extensive and systematic cheating in the entire NCAA.
They have no respect for the rivalry anymore, and no respect for the rules because they have never been made to suffer consequences for their actions. It is time for the consequences to begin.
going on for ages there. No surprise to me at all.
"Since they're only given to the players at Ohio [State] and only when they win, they're super rare"
From what I understand the Tat 5 will not be suspended for the entire season, but just the five games is all they will be required to sit out. The investigations with JT and the Tat 5 are two separate cases. The NCAA ruled they violated NCAA rules and handed down a five game suspension to the players. The players appeal was denied and ruled the five game penalty will stand. That will be their punishment - they will able to return for the Nebraska game on Oct 8 and free to play the rest of the season. Im sure more could come out about the players or any player for that matter and re-open the investigation but i think that it is over.
Barring they're stupid enough to get in more troubles, they should play the last 7 games, I have my doubts about it...
Bo actually had two gold pants - and he kept them, even after migrating over to the good guys.
Ohio State may have won six in a row, but I'd still rather be a Michigan Man, and have a Michigan diploma hanging on my wall than be one of those assclowns down south.