Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
OT: Greg Oden Arrested
Well that's something.
Geez Greg, it's a mug shot. Wipe that joyful look of your face.
Not only that's it's the Ohio state shirt, but that one in particular. This just made my morning.
I just realized, when we play them in Columbus this year, it's very likely the fans use that pose to replace the "H" in all their cheers. Of course, all the double-birds will be aimed at our bench. Oh what a classy sight that will make.
would punch in slow-motion, Bugs Bunny style. You've got at least 2-3 seconds to doge his fist, and even if he connects, it's not moving very quickly. Dude looks out of it.
Why, it's just a totally random picture of no football player in particular that just so happens to be reenacting an exact thing that Marcus Hall did once. It's not Marcus Hall. #ncaa
Luckily for Oden, his grandson Lebron James, should have no problem bailing him out.
Ah...he's wearing the "classy" OSU shirt, too. Nice touch.
SPOILER ALERT: Whatever punishment he receives will not be enough.
at his beach house in Portland?
I have to play geography-nazi: Portland's not on the coast.
Them celebrating a player getting ejected and throwing a hissy fit on the sidelines says it all. This is just icing on the cake.
All is well up here in the Ivory Tower guys
How many elephants did you have to poach to build a tower of ivory? That's pretty cruel man.
A rival fanbase can't laugh at this? A former star player from a rival University, arrested while wearing a ridiculous shirt repping his team featuring a player who was ejected and throwing a fit as he left the playing field?
You're REALLY going to be sarcastic about a rival fanbase getting a chuckle out of that?
Florida has an ex-player on trial for MURDER. Does that mean, their fans can't get some rivalry ribbing in when the star player and Heisman Trophy winner on their rival's team gets in trouble for stealing crab legs?
Of course they can. That's a very small part of a rivalry.
Just like if this thread was "OT: Greg Oden passes away"...you'd get a SHIT TON of MICHIGAN fans expressing their condolences and heartfelt feelings for Oden, his family, and even his former University that happens to be Michigan's biggest rival. That too, is also a small part of a rivalry.
If Greg oden died today, we would all marvel at how he lived to 120. Ohio state or not, that's impressive.
Taylor and C'sonte's legal problems resulted from fighting other guys. While certainly not excusable, I have a far easier time defending them than a guy who punched a woman. Not to mention any other of the cornucopia of other Ohio State arrests that blot the police report in the morning's.
You might want to dig a little deeper in your memory for things Taylor is alleged to have done if you have a particular problem with victimizing women.
Taylor wasn't arrested.
I smell a troll.
If Oden did what the story makes it seem like he did - i.e., punch a woman in the face, that's awful and I hope he suffers mightily for it.
But I feel compelled to remind Oden and oh-so-many OSU faithful that "Ohio" is spelled O-H-I-O not O-Y-I-O. (And not O-I-H-O, for that matter. Why is it that our rivals have such trouble spelling things, including the Fig Things?)
Not only is it a very short word, but it usually takes at least two of them, sometimes four, to spell the word. Sheesh.
always love your posts man, classic.
Roger Godell is outraged at this vicious attack on women and believes the NBA should throw the book at Oden. No mercy. Let their IRON FIST be felt in all it's rage and retributional glory.
Three game suspension.
AND NOT A GAME LESS!
If you do the math, you're talking about Oden being suspended for 10 games and the first quarter.
I did some math and figure 10 games is about 3 seasons' worth for Oden.
This is career ending.
Because he is already older than Joe Lewis was when he fought Rocky Marciano.
Like they did Hyde. Hitting women is sick.
Considering how they are about everything else, the fact he only played one season there is enough that they won't identify with him very much. He is from Indiana, so I bet they blame Bobby Knight more than anyone else...
This is the University that honored a man on probation for their football team's biggest scandal in history...during a game in which the current team could not complete their season with a B1G Championship or a bowl game because of this man/team.
Of course they're going to defend Oden.
Although, after actually watching the Hyde thing...it was 100% wrong, but it wasn't Ray Rice. You should never put your hands on a woman, but the Hyde thing wasn't a fight or a knockout or anything like that. She swung at him a few times, he slapped back at her...whether his intent was to block her swings or hit her is certainly up for debate. But he basically ended up hitting slapping away her flying arms and immediately walked off the stage.
And you know he probably broke his hand too with how injury prone he is
... please, +100 to this poster who is obviously wise beyond his joined date.
It can easily be taken as if he hates Ohio himself.
No more NBA benches for Greg Oden.
Aboout the lack of playing time.
So what to do about it? Beat your wife / girlfiriend / any woman?
What a role model.
if this situation follows any recent patterns, would the alleged girl expect an engagement ring anytime soon?
Let's all be thankful he hit her with his fist and not his penis. She wouldn't have survived that.
The few stories about Oden I've heard all led me to believe he was a good guy.
He always came across as an intelligent & insightful kid (especially considering how young he is). Think I remember reading that he had/has/always will have a pretty serious drinking problem, which is most likely the at the root of this mess.
Drinking does not cause assaults on women. It surely impairs judgment, but it's not the cause of domestic violence or general violence.
I agree 100 percent. I think people get this backwards a lot. Whatever it is in someone's heart that makes them capable of hitting a woman/abusing their kids, etc. is the problem. Substance abuse is a symptom and possibly a trigger, but not the problem. It's fun to laugh at OSU, but I really hope Oden and Sullinger get help.
You mean like Ray Rice?
It's a shame that all the good things Rice did (and how Oden) will be forgotten just cause he made one teeny, tiny little mistake and punched a women bloody and senseless.
Fuck Ohio and To Hell With Notre Dame
The Columbus Dispatch is already helping with damage control by cropping the OSU shirt out of the mug shot. That will help.
Edit: ESPN also has the cropped image, so maybe the double birds is too offensive.