Obviously, Gee misspoke... he meant to say "foster child for compliance"
OSU's Gee: "OSU is poster child for compliance"
but your laughter keeps writing off the webpage, onto the web browser as far as I can scroll to the right. That's insane laughter...
You guys are gonna break the internet.
I normally don't format my laughter in such a manner, but this is the thing that has most warranted that.....EVAR. Seriously, I did a double take when I read the post. My head nearly exploded.
I know, I can't believe him and Smith can say the things they say. With a straight face. It feels like part of a real life bad action movie; I expect someone like Steven Segal to come to town to set things straight and then things start blowing up.
I sure hope Jim Tressel doesn't fire him!
I heard this on NPR this morning and almost had a car accident.
Because "accident" implies there's no one to blame.
No it doesn't. Fault is found in accidents all the time, but police, courts, and insurance companies. Accident implies that the incident was not intentional.
Watch this now, thank me later.
EDIT: Image fail. Anyhow... Hot Fuzz. Simon Pegg. Good stuff.
He's quoting a movie, HE NOT BE SERIOUS YO
+1 Hot Fuzz reference
...in the same way that the kid in a wheelchair is the poster child for a society to prevent polio; the cautionary tale in other words
Gee is such a clown..he should really just stop talking about the football programs problems
He's the same guy who's letting Gene Smith keep his job, so...yea. No real credibility there.
I believe it's the other way around, actually.
One of the times I'm glad to see the new system. Insightful is definitely the best tag for this comment, and much more funny than a simple +1.
That I laughed so hard, I vomited, but in a good way.
This is just a testament to how far OSU's collective head is up its collective ass. It would be astonishing how asinine this statement is if it weren't the norm for TSIO. It's almost slow-clap worthy, but not really. I hope they burn.
Maybe he meant one of these posters....
Now I haz it.
This paticular employment of the "Poster Child" metaphor is the poster child for abuse of that metaphor.
legally shoot this guy in the mouth? I am totally for this.
really needs to clean house, and fast. I know it has been said before but this is getting absurd. Honestly.
Please, keep doing EXACTLY what you've been doing the past few years!
...And Iran is a poster child for social freedom and religious tolerance.
... Iran is very tolerant, it's just that they don't have anybody that would want to be a different religion or live an alternative lifestyle. They simply don't exist in the entire country.
Just like all the countries with 99% votes in elections. Hell, Michigan fans that frequent a certain blog can't agree about the mic level for the marching band. It must be nice to have basically unanimous agreement on fiscal, monetary, and foreign policy, regulations, tax levels and everything else. Oh, to live in one of those places...
I don't know how much the NCAA takes remorse and contrition into account when assessing sanctions, but hopefully lots because OSU obviously has none whatsoever.
Oh, they're a poster child alright...
“No, are you kidding me? Let me be very clear. I’m just hoping the coach doesn’t dismiss me.” Told to reporters after a recent news conference to discuss suspected violations by the football program under Coach Jim Tressel. Gee ranks this statement No. 1 on his list. For now.
“Well, I’ve always said that if I tried this at Ohio State, I’d be pumping gas in my hometown of Vernal, Utah. Indeed, I think that it’d be much more difficult, because of the long history and tradition.” Told to ABC News in 2003, after he introduced athletic reform at Vanderbilt.
“Well, I don’t know enough about the X’s and O’s of college football. I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it’s like murderer’s row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day.” Told to The Associated Press in 2010, addressing why programs from smaller conferences do not deserve to play in the B.C.S. title game. Gee said he had made earlier, similar comments, substituting Southwest Missouri State, or the Montana School of Massage, for the Little Sisters line, which he has used several times over the years.
“Yes, we’re targeting Jewish students. There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s not affirmative action. That’s smart thinking. Told to The Wall Street Journal in 2002.
“Well, he had a better year than me.” To The Columbus Dispatch in Dec. 2008, in response to a question about how Jim Tressel’s annual salary exceeded his own.
“If character is a mark of greatness, then this is our greatest victory.” Recalling a comment early into his first tenure at Ohio State after the Buckeyes tied its archrival Michigan in football. “Can you imagine that?” he says now.
Someone needs a dictionary. If they were so good at complying with NCAA rules there would be nothing to report. The only thing that they have shown is that they are willing to report non-compliance.
Cry me a river Gee! Your next on the chop block.
Craig James: "Craig James is the poster child for not killing hookers."
T.P.: "Terell Pryor is the poster child for not killing people"
blissful delusion...gotta love it
I heard Jim Tressel forcibly tattooed children while at OSU. Just what I've heard....
Actually, I hope Gee continues down the same path, and the same for Gene Smith. The more they say, the more they indict themselves. Give someone enough rope, and eventually they'll hang themselves.
Seriously, I have been in the group doubting that the NCAA would do much of anything with sanctions. I now believe that the constant drip, drip, drip of more problems, the constant refrain that "there is no systemic problem, these are rogue individuals going off the reservation," the continued infractions by athletes who were already in trouble (exhibit A: Posey. exhibit B: Herron,) the continued denial, the continued pride and hubris, are forcing the NCAA's hand. Gee & Smith are giving the NCAA the cover they need to bring the hammer down.
need I say anything else?
What does the "E" stand for, 'Error'? 'Egads'? Being a academic type, probably a highfalutin word...me thinks 'Egregious'...
This guy is the poster child of sobriety .........
There are no compliance issues in Columbus. Never! The ESPN, they always depend on a method what I call ... stupid, silly. All I ask is check yourself. Do not in fact repeat their lies. I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that NCAA regulators have started to commit suicide under the walls of Columbus. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.
Gee will toe the company line until the NCAA finally weighs in. At which point, having been "suddenly alterted to the possibility of larger issues," he'll cut Smith loose. To fire Smith now would be a tacit admission that the problems are institutional; to do so after the NCAA issues its finding will suggest that OSU is obeying the rule of law. Gee is simply being a classic company man here. The bow-tied weasel knows his job hands in the balance, too. And he'll do anything to save it.
citations included 375+ 'minors ...
Mike Leach and Jack Arute had a field day with this comment on XM 91. They can't stand E.G.G.
Seems appropriate (sorry not sure how to embed and the FAQ to HTML is broken)
Well there's also the student athlete problems. Boosters may offer, but someone has to accept. So either they're recruiting the types of athletes who accept, or there is an environment of tolerance under the compliance radar. One way or the other, the university has to take responsibility for stuff that happens around the compliance dept too. That may mean getting rid of Gene Smith and Gordon Gee to not only set an example, but to completely remake a program whose issues cannot be controlled by a "model" compliance department.
Part of compliance is also supposed to be educating your players and coaches about the rules. The continuous nature of these violations seems to suggest that OSU is assuredly deficient in that area.
I believe the large number of players' cars with dealer tags noted by external audits of the compliance efforts would suggest that there is, in fact, a compliance issue.
"I was misquoted. I meant 'POO STIR' child ... Coolio!"
Jeez, the first time I ever played golf I shot a -38 with FIVE holes-in-one, but even I don't believe osu is a poster child of compliance!
S**T is also purple and smells like rainbow sherbet, which also happens to be Gene Smith's favorite flavor.
Sadly, and more importantly, it is also Mark Emmert's favorite flavor.
What a jackass.
It's greatly restricted the flow of oxygen to his brain, and he's suffering from the effects of anoxia.
Gordon Gee should get the 2012 award for the most pompous, pretentious douchebag in the NCAA. He even beats Saint Dantonio.
Where reporting MORE violations makes you the cleanest program in the country, and thus the poster child!
Now see, a program that historically avoided major violations (aside from a newspaper jihad combined with an obnoxiously large range of what "major" means changed that)...one would think a program like that would be the poster child for compliance.
IN SOVIET RUSSIA, ROAD FORKS YOU!
OSU deserves to be hammered on the basis that they back this goon and Gene Smith. What is the point of compliance if players continue to commit violations?
"We are the poster child for compliance, and whenever we discover a possible infraction, we resolve and report it to the NCAA, no matter how minor the violation. That's what we have done here," Gee said.
I am the poster child for driving regulations compliance. I've paid every single one of my five hundred speeding tickets in the last year and whenever I run someone over, I make sure to apologize immediately.
Can I get a hit of what gordon Gee's smokin?
and have a 36" vertical. Oh damn...
I don't think Gee knows what the word "compliance" means. It's not something you accumulate because of the number of times it shows up in the letters from the NCAA. It's like golf - the lower number the better.
used to seek advice from Bernie Madhoff too.
"We are the poster child for compliance, and whenever we discover a possible infraction, we resolve and report it to the NCAA, no matter how minor the violation. That's what we have done here" - Gordon Gee
Now if he would report these violations to the National Collegiate Athletics Association rather than the New Caledonia Aboriginal Alliance.....right acronym, wrong group.
That would be like Iceland marketing itself as a tropical paradise.
Gee is the poster child of an Ohio Degree
It's time to flush this terd.
Maybe they misquoted and missed the word "issues" at the end.
The next time Gee is in front of a camera, I'll be expecting Brian Fantana to walk in and say "Take it easy, Champ. Why don't you sit this next one out, stop talking for awhile."