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Plain Dealer: OSU likely to distribute Golden pants for 2010 "win"
Sorry, no link just saw the paper on page A6 on my way out and wanted to get it out there. Gene Smith said these sanctions were hurtful because the Michigan streak was over, yet the douche still plans on handing out the reward.
That is a phenomenal new avatar.
What a joke. They are basically flipping the bird to the NCAA and daring them to punish them. The sad thing is that I think the NCAA has no balls and won't give them half the punishment they deserve.
The NCAA was about to sanction Kentucky for recognizing wins that Calipari had vacated. Kentucky ended up conceding to the NCAA. I would think the NCAA would do the same in this situation.
It is a PR thing. When the NCAA inevitably comes down hard on them, they can tell their fanbase that they are being treated unfairly and the world hates them because they're jealous and all that bs. Those fans are delusional (obviously). Just look at 11 warriors. That is supposed to be the "rational" contingent.
Ohio State maintains a website to track when gold pants are distributed.
it makes sense. They gotta have something to sell for tat money
Especially since they should be short on gold pants and championship rings in the coming years.
2010 Big10 Champion rings too?
Jake Stoneburner tweeted something like "good luck taking my 2010 championship ring! #suckstosuck" so I am going to guess yes
No doubt they won't be able to get Jake Stoneburner's 2010 championship ring back .... he already sold it. I'm sure the guy who paid him $3,000.00 and threw in 3 hand jobs isn't going to be happy with giving it back.
saw yesterday that Ohio State is in process of adapting a system where players would not get any memorabilia until they have expired their eligibility. I can't find it anywhere now, I think I saw it on ESPN yesterday. Can anyone confirm/deny?
You are correct, it was reported on College Football Live yesterday that no awards will be handed out until their eligibility is up.
That's smart, they will replace that with monetary rewards. I would take the path of unmarked bills given through money handshakes, but it's their call.
It takes some considerable balls to do this. Thumbing one's nose at authority when you face potentially serious punishment is unwise, to say the least. Personally, I hope the considerable balls are removed rather clumsily with a rusty lapladder.
...in addition,they're exposed by being *butt-naked*...interesting scandal,to say the least.
Here's the link:
Does Ohio State have to return its Big Ten championship trophy from 2010? Do OSU players need to give back Big Ten championship rings or gold pants for beating Michigan?
The school can't display the Big Ten trophy or Sugar Bowl trophy, but Athletic Director Gene Smith said the decision hasn't been made if they will be returned. The 2010 Big Ten rings were already given out and players will keep them. The Gold Pants haven't been distributed yet for the 2010 win, but it sounds like they will be.
I don't think anyone is OUTRAGED and I haven't read anyone counting last year's OSU game as a win for UM. I think people are pointing out how funny/ironic/stupid it is for OSU to self-punish themselves by vacating a win while at the same time reward themselves for it after they made the decision to vacate. I understand if they don't want to go back and collect rings that were already distributed. But to distribute more awards for a season that didn't happen warrants criticism, IMO.
And just because "most" of the players in the game were elegible, does not a legitimate win make. Most ouf our bball players were eligible in the 90s too, remember.
I want Ohio to keep showing themselves to be hypocrites. The more the better....and the more the NCAA will cornhole them this fall.
Or else the more the NCAA will kiss their butt.
Anything tOSU wants to do to undermine the credibility of their supposed self-imposed penalties is fine with me. "Vacate" the wins for 2010, but still hand out rings. Keep the Sugar Bowl trophy. Hand our Golden Pants. Allow Tressel to "retire" and collect his salary. And pay Tressel's NCAA fine. That's all pretty damning as far as I'm concerned. Hopefully the NCAA sees it similarly bad imposes some real sanctions. So looking forward to that…
Sounds more and more like SMU all the time. "We have to pay them. There is a contract."
What incentive do clean players have to keep their less than clean teammates in line if bad behavior isn't punished on a team level?
But your username is awesome
I honestly dont have a problem with this. Giving them out isnt about publicity or spitting in the face of the NCAA, its about rewarding kids who played their hearts out to beat UM, even if the coaches did shady things behind the scenes.
I can relate to OSU on this one. A few times in my life I have found myself in the middle of a losing situation and said fuck it. How much worse can it get? The answer was much worse. I learned the hard way and soon enough so will they.
Like everyone else has already said, this is ridiculous. They claim "oops this season never happened, our coach is too much of a scumbag to count these wins, by the way, here's a trophy for a game that never happened".
Osu continues to find ways to make itself look asinine in this scandal.
In actuality the black eye this places on over a decade of the rivalry is what really sucks. I look forward to increasing our win streak to two games this November. Normally I don't count forfeits as real wins but I'll make an exception in this case. I'm sure 2010 was just another year of "tsou" doing what they do. Cheaters.
They didn't forfeit the game. They're vacating it. It's not a win for us.
One more clue that they should change their name to Fonzie U. They just can't admit they were w-w-w-w-w-wrong. And that is how FU operates in every way, shape and form.
It just proves their win at all cost mentality.
I just hope that THE Ohio State University is being so arrogant that the NCAA feels they have no choice but to make an example of them. Ohio seems to be operating under the assumption that the strategy that has worked for them forever (stonewall, obstruct, intimidate potential witnesses, admit nothing that isn't already documented) will continue to work for them this time.
It would be so great to finally see them get what they deserve. Their arrogance does scare me, though. If they get off with their self-imposed wrist slap, I will be very, very pissed.