Saw this linked over at 11W, seems that LTT was burning that letter from tsiO for more than loyalty to UM. According to the article tsiO fans pulled some shenanigans while he was in Columbus for the NFTC. Stories been covered already, but this gives a little more insight.
LTT's letter burning
*gasp!* I thought Ohio fans were the classiest people in the entire country!
not OT and sounds about right for their fanbase. On a side note why is the NFTC always in Columbus. Why not Ann Arbor?
I was gonna say, this might be the least OT thing ever to be labeled OT.
Football rivalry aside, Columbus makes a bunch more sense than Ann Arbor for that kind of event.
First off, It's a nike event and we are an adidas school
shenanigans? messing with recruits is what they do best.
about a current football recruit on a site dedicated to Michigan football with a strong presence of recruiting is probably not OT.
Apparently he has been receving death threats. I can't believe someone would care that much about a little harmless fun from a rival. What's in the water down there in ohio?
Water is in the water...they just kinda crazy.
"There have been a couple death threats," Tuley-Tillman said. "And they've been sending my mom messages on Facebook. I just told her you can't listen to it because it's one of he biggest rivalries in sports."
fans have lost all respect. I hope we beat them by 21 points every GAME!
Big Lots Buckeyes. I'd be willing to bet that most of those "fans" have no association with OSU other than driving past it on 315.
OSU Fans: Won't stop pestering kid on Facebook and Twitter about when he's going to flip his commitment to OSU.
Kid: Says he's blue all the way.
OSU Fans: Don't believe him.
Kid: Proves it to them.
OSU Fans: BURN IT ALL DOWN TO THE GROUND!
Unrelated, but surprised to hear that OSU made a visit to his house following his commitment to Michigan? I understand that coaches can make in school visits to high school juniors but I thought that the schedule for in home visits was confined to their senior year of HS.
"This is a different Logan Tuley-Tillman who committed to Michigan. He is from Peroia, Illinois. The other kid was from Peoria."
Come to think of it, two of Logan Tuley-Tillman on the O-line would be pretty awesome...
Yeah, until Magnus starts bitching about both of their footwork and technique.
I keed, I keed.
Threatening a 17 year old kid is just ridiculous. I can sort of understand why the Kalis commitment would royally chap their a$$es, but LTT was from Illinois and has family in Michigan. It's not like he guaranteed he was going to tsiO and then backed out. The more I learn about people in Ohio, the more I wish they had the ability Texas has to secede from the US. But the fact the LTT was upset with them offering McCray, shows you how close team 134 is going to be.
Not to rehash an old (old) subject but the Kalis situation should not have been understandable in this instance at all, given that this is the fanbase who welcomed SnowPlow with open arms.
By that logic, most people here should have been appalled when Kalis flipped to Michigan. I deleted the last ten or so "HAHA, Boren Didn't Get Drafted!!!!" threads. I don't see too much of a distinction between the two. Boren's family was in Columbus and I, personally, don't see a problem with transferring home.
That's fine, and good for him, but Boren is still a D-bag.
Argh, sorry, not to get all historically accurate on an unrelated subject, but Texas has never had, nor does it now have, the power to secede from the US. It's one of those "facts" that people believe that is incredibly wrong
The Supreme Court ruled in Texas vs. White (1869) that Texas does not have the power of secession. They never had it.
The last quotes about McCray are great.
I would like to see Ohio fans faces if McCray burned his letter in a bonfire and posted the picture on twitter.
I'd really like to see their faces if his dad burned it!
I don't want to see any of their faces. Ever.
Come on, are you sure? It's a treat:
When things don't go their way, it's like the world ends. I mean, I like football and all... but I just don't get it.
"I just really hate the whole state of Ohio."
Y'know, sometimes a kid just has a damn good head on his shoulders.
Hold your horses there sport. 1 win in the last 10 years is nothing to be proud of.
Saying that, I love what the kid did. If anything happens that he doesn't finish at UM, he can always head to MSU....
1 of the last 6 against Michigan is propping another team's dirty gains...when his school hasn't beaten that team for over 75 years.
That's a tall order outselling Skoal, especially when the shoe is filled with "10,000 alumni and 74,000 truck drivers".
You think those animals in Ohio are even classy enough to dip Skoal? Hell no. Their top shelf is Grizzly and the majority of those mouth breathers haven't tasted anything better than Rooster in their lives.
Do you think he removed the $100 bill before he burned it?
You mean 10,000 alumni and 92000 truck drivers.
If it did have a $100 in it, it was probably a gift card from Fine Line Ink.
Bob Ufer said "74,000 truck drivers" and I don't argue with legendary figures in UM history, especially if they are deceased. RIP Bob Ufer.
Thank you for bringing this up for the first time.
First time I've seen the letter, some of us don't live here in the offseason yknow; god forbid a Michigan man exert a little courtesy.
What kind of a troglodyte do you have to be to send death threats to a teenager, even in jest? While I am all for having passionate fans, there is something seriously wrong with some of these people.
Hopefully the mgostore carries sizes large enough for LTT to buy a "Worst State Ever" shirt.
This is why I'm starting to like MGoBlog, it is one of the few internet sites that occasionally force me to look up a word or two... and it's a sports site. "troglodyte" similar to: "caveman". I should start sending some of these into The O'Reilly Factor for his Word of the Day.
Yeah but now adays they have 102K people at their games not 84K.
Remeber when Devin Gardner did it. Where was all the talk then. It really shows how times have changed.
There was plenty of talk then too.
I dont remember it being talked about on a national level. Maybe on here it was talked about a lot.
I knew someone had done it before, but couldn't remember who. Thanks for the reminder.
So does that mean that LTT is going to switch to WR?
you'd expect most fans to be appalled by this. But over on bucknuts they're just touting it like "he shouldn't have done that, his name will be on the board along with Kalis, he'll get his, etc"
Every time I try to rationalize that the stereotypical Buckeye is not the stereotypical Buckeye, they do things like this. After the nth time of trying to debunk the theory, I think I'll just give up and accept the stereotype as fact. As I'm still waiting to meet someone that proves the contrary.
Your mistake is that you're reading bucknuts. There's very little variation. But really, is the internet an accurate representative of a fanbase? Given every other observation evident about internet activity, I would think not.
Bucknuts is where most of the crazies hang out to begin with. This is the same site where they believed TP and the tat five were working with authorities to crack a drug smuggling ring. They are the blindest of the blind faithful.
I know my sample size there is quite small and birds of a feather, etc etc. It's just that I'm still waiting to meet a truly rational buckeye fan. Seems to be an oxymoron.
I know of one rational Buckeye fan and he posts on this board from time to time. Other than that one example, I haven't seen much to dissuade from the belief that most fans of tsiO are irrational and detached from logic and reason.
Did they spell Peoria "P-E-R-O-I-A" on the letter?
There are a large majority of people who hold OSU to the standard of a religion. What Tully did amounted to walking into a public religious building and taking a dump on the floor while wiping his rear end on the carpet.
Naturally people who are emotionally invested into the program are going to get angry when you disrespect their "diety".
Tully is a moron. I'm glad he hates Ohio. I am from Ohio and I am ashamed to be any way related with someone who is stupid enough to pull off that stunt and then even more retarded when he acts all suprised and butt hurt when he gets back flak.
Lets take the Tully family photo and put a youtube video of a bunch of people taking a piss on it to see how he feels about it. You don't want to go to OSU then fine. Don't go. Have a nice day but don't go insulting people needlessly. You aren't bullet proof and a taser with some steel toed boots will take you down and curb stomp you into a permanent nursing home. There are crazy people out there. Best to not mess with them.
Wow. That's a big bag of psycho right there.
Stay classy, bucknut. Stay classy.
I love what LTT did. The only good thing in that state is Cedar Point...and even when I go there, I ALWAYS wear a UM shirt.
[ED:BISB - Unlike certain fanbases I could name (Ohio. It's Ohio), we do not use stupid plays on other schools names, as O$U, F*ckeyes, Spartina (that one'll get you banhammered), etc.]
you wait in line for two hours per ride.
but it's really fun to people watch in that trashbin of a state.
I keep telling mom to stay off the internet.
Bucknuts never ceases to amaze me...
#1 Did he really just compare Ohio State to a religion...?
#2 "I am ashamed to be any way related with someone who is stupid enough to pull off that stunt." Oh, so you're related to Logan? Cool?
#3 Eh... I don't believe he got butt hurt at all. He said that he had stuff thrown at him BEFORE he was committed to Ohio. AFTER he burned the letter he got death threats and they sent his mom some nasty letters. He told his mom to ignore them because it was part of the rivarly. Butt hurt? Really?
#4 Please tell me how burning a meaningless letter is the same as taking someones family photo and taking a piss on it.
#5 Talking about tazing and curb stomping a 16 year old. Wow. Just wow.
#6 Last but not least: "There are crazy people out there." I really hope he was self referencing himself there.
The kid burned a letter. A letter. Let me say that one more time, A LETTER. For burning a letter, a 16 year old kid is now getting death threats. Ohio fans should take a good long hard look in the mirror before they start pointing fingers.
Wait, a letter? We ain't even talkin bout a game. We talkin bout a letter. A letter? Come on...a letter?
Another classy post from the classiest fans around.
When discussing tsiO fans:
People are just sick. Who the hell cares? He burned a letter, bfd....let's all send death threats. Personally if some TSIO recruit burned his letter from UM I wouldn't even make a fuss about it. Good for you, you won't be coming to the school I root for. He didn't stomp on some countries flag or something. Get real Ohio fans, you're pathetic.
and maybe the author embellished, but this part
"However, Tuley-Tillman was open to other schools -- including Ohio State -- after his Michigan commitment and even participated in a Nike camp in Columbus, Ohio. However, he said his experience with Ohio State fans while in Columbus soured him on the school and the city."
makes it sound like he's not 100%...I think he is 100% and the writer made an "ass"umption.
the "even participated in a Nike camp in columbus" part is annoying. First, the camp had no connection to OSU other than being in the same city... it was the only NFTC in the midwest, and just happened to be in Columbus, so if he's implying that participating in that camp is being "open to other schools" then that would apply to every commited player at the camp. If he is just generally implying that participating in camp means that your recruitment is still open, then it applies to all commited recruits at all camps across the country, and that's just stupid.
to Ohio Dominican
I bought a bullet proof vest to wear under my Michigan shirt for this years Cedar Point trip.
In Ohio go to six flags
I can't wait to see Tillman and Kalis tear some fuckeye heads off.
Speaking of LTT and Kalis, knowing how important "the Game" is to Coach Hoke. These two are going to go into those games already pumped up by the staff. Do buckeye fans think it's a good idea to make this game personal to these two. Personally I wouldn't want two 20 something 300lb O-linemen coming into a game looking to make an example out of me.
This makes LTT the 3000th person to receive death threats from those morons in ohio, this is tired news. LTT will pay them back many times over for the next 4-5 years.
Burning a letter is no different than shredding it, ripping it up, ect. Plus, wasnt it Saban who sent that one recruit 18 letters a day? Something tells me those letters are not all that personalized. People look for anything to overreact to nowadays. ...on Monday the Orbitz facebook page put up a happy memorial day picture of a nice looking beach and a bunch of people acted as if Orbitz had taken bath salts and ate their faces off, how dare anyone not spend their entire day wrapped in American flags and sulking over those who have died, just like those soldiers would have wanted. Get a grip, its just a burnt letter by a teenager commited to Michigan and its just a picture of a beach.
The worst of it, Tuley-Tillman said, came from user @SloppyJ4: "I hope the only thing that burns harder than a Jew in the holocaust is @LoganTillman in hell.”