Not sure if this is legit, but if it is someone's cashing out.
OT: Osu tattoo scandal merchandise on craigslist
It's legit. That logo doesn't lie.
That's pretty funny. His spelling is even better. "Fiestia Bowl."
You know it's a legit Ohio scholar athletes from that era now.
edit: I dig the Duron Carter High School ring inclusion. Just. Totally. Random.
They should just consolidate sponsor and bowl names: Fiestitos Bowl.
I just can't understand the mindset of wanting a tattoo more than a championship ring.
I don't get the whole tattoo attraction. I don't like the way my bathroom is decorated ten years later. I cannot imagine having to live the rest of my life with what I thought was fashionable when I was 19.
It's an unbelievable tradeoff, to think of something like what a gold pants charm or a championship/bowl ring ought to mean to an Ohio State football player. For a tattoo?
I keep looking for investment opportunities in the laser tattoo removal industry.
It's a form of expression and art. I love mine and I know many others who do too. I hate when people rag on tattoos. It's one of the few things that is socially acceptable to attack for no reason. Make fun of someone for their significant-other, style of dress, hairstyle, etc and society will usually turn on the bully. With tattoos, it's an all out assault.
I have no problem with tattoos. I wouldn't get one myself but I have no problem with them. A championship ring is one of a kind though and something you can be really proud of. You don't earn a tattoo.
Maybe that has to to with the seemingly limitless number of completely idiotic and/or horribly- executed tattoos. Your own might be smart and well-done, but you get lumped in with the bad ones.
No need to worry, though—I'm sure that a generation from now newborn babies will be getting tribal tats showing flaming daggers, jagged bloody claw marks, and misspelled inspirational sayings.
You know this guy was investigated for selling things other than tattoos? Like coke. I think lots of people have/will sell championship rings for some coke.
OSU had won 5 or 6 (can't remember) straight Big Ten titles in row and we're likely getting rings and gold pants during the entire duration. My idea behind their actions is that they thought because OSU had been so successful in the past, no one could stop them. They'll likely continue to beat Michigan, win the Big Ten and go to BCS bowl games so what does it matter if they sell their stuff just this one time, they'll get it again next year. Entitlement is a dangerous thing...
I agree with your post, I don't know how they can value tats and cash above memorabilia that reflects their personal and team accomplishments. The hard part for them is that they won't have those things to reflect back on when they get older and talk about their days at OSU. No amount of ink and cash can transcend a personal/team accomplishment. You can make an argument for family struggles and needing to do things to help your family but selling essentially what is your memories is not worth it IMO.
I think it's more of a case they just didn't care about the rings; or championships.
Buy it all and melt it down.
I think we should all email him and make offers.
I might have to look at some of this stuff on EBay. If the prices are low, it might be a lot of fun to tell OSU fans something like 'I have the ring [insert player name] traded to the tat dealer."
If the "Sacred Brotherhood" are smart, they will buy the stuff themselves, so it doesn't get into the hands of Michigan fans.
Maybe Pryor can buy one of the rings back with all of his NFL money.
That Mr Pryor has taken a pay cut in the NFL
Wow this is too hilarious. It is also sad to see these guys selling anything they ever won/received for a tattoo
Why do you need 5 championship rings from the same year? Was he trying to collect every player's?
I would love to buy either the Sugar Bowl MVP or Pryor's ring just to have at my office to display for my aOSU grad/partner.
Every player wanted tattoos and sold their rings
How long before one of their players sell a 12-0 "chamionship" ring??
How else are you going to earn money with an OSU degree?
Like they get degrees.
...on eBay (HERE) although it seems to be from a collectible site, so who knows if it is related to the Craiglist entry. They want $3,300 for a 2008 Big Ten Championship ring with #99 on it, although I could have sworn Thomas wore #98 on the 2008 Buckeyes (closest number I could think of). Other searches show some Ohio State stuff that has gone up in the past two days from just a few people, so maybe this guy is indeed listing these items there as well.
As I recall, Posey, Pryor, Thomas, Adams and Herron all have to give back over $1,000 or so of what they received anyway, so they not only sold their memories, they were then asked to repay a substantial portion - if not all of it - per NCAA rules. As to BlockM's post, it might very well be that the best thing to do is return these rings to Mordor.
Of the 10 Big Ten Championship rings for sale on eBay, 8 are aOSU, 1 MSU, 1 Michigan.
An argument could be made that they win more championships, thus , have more rings to sell.
(I am not making this argument.)
So I'm really, really tempted to buy the rings, taunt buckeye fans online with them for a while, then melt them down into an "M" shaped paperweight.
Or am I being extreme?
You're not being extreme enough, in my opinion.
I think it's a fantastic idea. All I ask is that if you do, you post pictures of it so that I can enjoy it too!
This is perfect. Set up some creative funding levels and it might fund faster than the football preview!
Higher funders could get a gemstone or name on the back of the M.
Run with it!
Me: I'll give you $100 and a gram of my finest chronic.
I got one email that said ''deal'' , then the next one a couple minutes later said:
''your funny , im good done with the "cronic" cash only''
I think it's appropriate that Pryor's stuff has "TP" stamped into it.
It's so tempting to have an OSU paperweight.
...Pryor have ANYTHING athletic memorabilia left from his HS/College days?