I think we already knew that Gee is dead. I mean look at him.
that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
I think we already knew that Gee is dead. I mean look at him.
I think the question is whether Tressel will have the time to fire Gee before Tressel is fired.
Can we get a clockdown clock in here???
I'm with you. The one I hate the most out of all those clowns is Gordon Gee. Just seeing these ignorant rats get nailed is all I ask for. !
The news about the news is that there is no new news in which case the news isn't new so the news we knew about the news we want to peruse is true.
All of that made my ears tired.
You read aloud to yourself.
All the news is good ga-news with Gary Gnus.
This has to be the most highly-anticipated piece they have ever done. Nothing like a little Christmas in May...
Live blog, anyone?
Will there be live coverage of Tressel on his march to the gallows of his career?
Are you suggesting an OSU snuff film?
....and it could be on general release to all Big Ten schools for their amusement and to the SEC as a cautionary tale.
Consider this my formal agreement to go into business with you.
Now we just need to collect footage and get interviews and hire actors for re-enactments and the like....the result should make the directors of the sweeping epics throughout history proud.
A perp walk for Tressel? Count me in.
to fire Tressel.... And the other part of the school might even be more corrupt in their playground of friends and family.
THE CROWD GOES WILD!
(Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, Mvt. 4, "March to the Scaffold")
It actually kicks ass. Fantastic to play, too.
The worst thing to me is that with the alleged cheating that has been going on at tsio I feel like "The Rivalry" has been tainted. It needs to be cleaned up so that "The Game" feels real again.
I agree that the UM needs a strong rival in tsio. Hopefully the cornhuskers will fill that role during the time tsio spends in Bolivia.
"The Game" and the rivalry will feel real again once OSU has to pay for their corruption. That is the first step to getting everything back on track from a moral standpoint. Michigan also needs to start looking like Michigan again.
In the meantime, some major humiliation and pain is what America's worst fan base needs after a decade of pounding their chests while cheating their way to wins and championships.
..... for a liveblog. After all the crap we've been through, it will be nice to have popcorn with comrades and watch the destruction of Mordor. Well worth getting fired for.
I'm feeling like this may be a little too much hype for one article. Although there can never be enough hype about the Bucks destroying themselves, how do we know this isn't just some retread of all of the other articles we've been reading lately?
How do we know you ask?
Because SI sent in George Dohrman to do the piece. George is the journalistic equal to Luca Brasi and you don't send your best killer in and have him stay over 6 weeks unless you have a very important job to do.
I like the sound of that.
but not the illustration, as Luca ends up "sleeping with the fishes" after attempting to go undercover for Don Vito!
but this particular SI writer is well known for his investigative pieces... so I'm going to believe (hope) that this, too, will be hard-hitting and insightful, with the end-result being further pain and discomfort for tOSU
This article can't possibly live up to all the hype it's getting, except for one possibility. Dohrmann won the Pulitzer for breaking a basketball scandal story. He also recently wrote a book about all the shenanigans involved with AAU basketball. It's possible that the piece he is now doing on OSU is about basketball not football, or at least somehow implicates basketball in the current scandal. That would be huge. It would be the missing element needed to make the situation worse than USC and force the NCAA to hit OSU with loss of institutional control. It also would be the end of Smith and probably even Gee.
On Dohrmann's blog, he does cite some apparent violations of NCAA rules by Thad Matta, the BB team coach.
A vote AGAINST a liveblog. Sure, it's fun in a schadenfreude sort of way, but let's not stoop to that level. It's intriguing and exciting that our rival is getting hit with all of these allegations, but it shouldn't be treated like a party. That'd be the equivalent of those drunk Americans who partied in the streets when Osama was killed.
You DON'T want to be this girl:
But a liveblog doesn't have to be a celebratory thing. IIRC, we liveblogged parts of the Jihad (specifically the MSC/RR Presser). A liveblog is more about the quick dissemination of information in one place for an event that is going to generate a lot of interest.
It would be up to the LiveBlog Mods to minimize the OMG WE WON O$U $UCK$ USA USA talk...
What? You don't like a good USA chant?
What do you think I am, a Moran?
I'm having a party at my house Tuesday. Festivities start around 11:30. Come early if you want a good seat. BYOP.
Yep. You should never celebrate the death of a mass murderer.
It's not like we saw the Arabs celebrating in the streets on September 11th..
Exactly my point. Do you want to stoop to that level?
To be fair, one group celebrated the death of innocent civilians while the other celebrated the death of a mass murderer. I don't think that's the same level.
Tressel: Where am I?
NCAA: In the Hearing.
Tressel: What do you want?
NCAA: We want information.
Tressel: Whose side are you on?
NCAA: That would be telling. We want information...
Patrick McGoohan ftw.
Brooks is getting his info from one of the sports radio hosts in Columbus 97.1 if you follow his twitter below you can see that he told Brooks he would bet him 10k that this story is indeed coming out in the near future and he has inside info that it is currently being fact checked and approved by the SI legal team. So from this, if true, I think its safe to assume this article will be the kill shot on the OSU program.
"Tell brooks I'll bet him 10k for charity that an si article was written and handed in He wrote si had zero plans to write 1. 4 st judes kids"
Can't wait to read it. I'm thinking of having the magazine copy framed....whenever it comes out.
I live in Cleveland and have taken crap from my staff almost non-stop for the past 7 years. I used to get the "Michigan hasn't beaten The Ohio State University in football in the last X days"emails at least once a week. My office has been festooned in Buckeye shit every November for as long as I can remember and I have to listen to that stupid fight song and hang on sloopy when I call cellphones.
And now everyone is very quiet and they say very little. They all have the face of a person who got a call from the Dr saying "we have your test results in but we don't feel comfortable telling you on the phone what they are and what your options might be. Can you come in right away so we can discuss?"
I LOVE it.
I also live and work in Cleveland and have had much of the same experiences. I have enjoyed the silence from my partners, who at this time of the year would usually be showing up in my office to discuss OSU's latest 5-star recruits and shaking their heads at Michigan's 3-stars. It is almost like the 90s again (but not quite yet).
I love it too. Go Blue!
Are there any Michigan friendly viewing establishments in the area? Every bar I've gone to has been rather hostile when I walk in with Michigan gear on.
You should check out the Fox and Hound in Mayfield (SOM Center Rd, just north of Mayfield Road). The local UM Alumni Group frequently meets there for games -- all football games for sure, and some basketball and hockey. If you are a member of the Alumni Association, you should be on the local group's list. If you get them their email address, you will get notices.
Next fall, just show up in the back room of the Fox and Hound and introduce yourself. A group will be there.
Thank you for the info. Unfortunately, I'm not an alumnus, graduated from Toledo.
I'll definitely make it out there for a few games. I'm in the strongsville area, so it shouldn't be too bad of a drive.