a decent job.
OT: Scott Torgerson "No longer employed" by 97.1 The Fan
sure that was a "good high paying" job.
Must.... resist.... urge to leave inflammatory snark comment on 97.1 The Fan's Facebook page.
Nevermind. Willpower check failed.
Seriously, wtf did the Torg expect? It's not the worst thing in the world and it was said in jest, but you're representing your place of employment when you tweet - we're not playing school anymore (/cardaled). Moreover, it must be said that Torg's infamous tweet is potentially not such a harmless bit of sophomorics, given the rich history of Buckeye fans and death threats
Torg was in trouble before for doing/saying something stupid. During Tresselgate, he "shared" name/hotel/room number of an ESPN investigative reporter in town to dig. Needless, to say (I think), the reporter was harrassed, death threatened, etc. Too bad to see him go, he was a lot more fun to listen to than "The Common Man". When it came to Michigan, they were both over-the-top homers and pretty uninformed. On other topics, there were a few laughs to be had.
Desmond is a nice guy. I'm sure he can sign this photo and send it to Scott to make him feel better.
If Scott felt bad about the tweet he should have gone above and beyond to apologize to Desmond and to the station. Instead it sounded like other personalities backed up his tweet as well as criticized Herbstreit for backing Des. I feel not one bit bad for this moron getting fired and am sick of the rampant devolved tribalism within the state of Ohio. I even know reasonable people who cheer for the team, but it seems the majority of fans and the personalities who speak for them and the journalists who cover that team are a bunch of morons.
This is spot on. I'm all for forgiving him, but the level of hatred and the others backing him up is what makes it necessary to fire him. As a general rule, if you fly off the handle and say something that offensive, you had better get a very big apology ready if you want to stay respectable.
Torg is actually a very knowledgeable sports fan. I said this when the story broke the first time...he's a drive home guy who is a harmless Ohio State homer. Thief say stuff like this all the time. I blame his producers and higher ups. They let him push the envelope. All of a sudden Herby gets offended and makes a statement about of of his friends and gets all butt hurt about it. He then turns it into a vendetta against a good local radio host. I would bet Herby never even heard Common Man and Torg.
Was the tweet over the line? Yes. Should he have been suspended? Yes. Should he have been fired? Absolutely not. I just think Herby took a non story and made it an issue. Neg me if you want, I'm a die hard Blue fan, always have been. I just think a good man, who is passionate and knowledgeable about sports lost his job today for all the wrong reasons. I also think he's got quite the case for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
is on that station a lot and had been a guest of common man and torg many times...
Herby going to say? I agree with him?
I work in media, and while (at my company at least) you are encouraged to have a presence and a personality on social media, it's pretty clear that what you say reflects on your employer, particularly if your entire social media account is related back to your media job (as his was). As a non-sports reporter/radio person I think I could tweet negative things about, say, Ohio State, but I tend to err on the side of caution even with that stuff - and I don't work for an ESPN affiliate. This was a bonehead move to the extreme in which he insulted not only a former athlete and current sports personality, but one who works for the same company. IMO, firing him was the only way they could go with it.
He was about the only guy on that station I enjoyed. He was a little crude but people just need to have a sense of humor. I for one will miss the entertainment value of having a guy that could make me laugh while being an OSU homer, now all they have left on that station are boring OSU homers, that do nothing to entertain...
I think firing the guy for this was too much. He has a wife and a kid. He should't lose his job over one insensitive, stupid remark.
In this economy, better people than him have lost their jobs over less.
I will miss him. One of the best aspects of living in Columbus is listening to him crying after tOSU loses especially to Michigan. He had admitted on air that he had done shows drunk. Go figure and Go Blue
C'mon Valenti, show us you could get away with something like this.
My wife is on bed rest and I have been "unavoidably detained" so this is the first I've heard of this situation. Common Man and the Torg was the only show on 97.1 that I could even stand to hear, so this is unfortunate in that regard. It's not surprising that the Torg would write something like that about Desmond given his personality. I'm sure he thought it was funny but obviously the joke is on him.