Anyone else going through some tsio scandal news withdrawal? Or are people enjoying the break?
I did not make this headline up
Sports by Brooks has some fun Auburn news to pass the time
Are they implying the hostesses were paid to have sex with recruits or that the hostesses are shoveling cash to recruits? It wasn't quite clear from the article.
In fact, the "hostesses" get monetary rewards if a player they host commits, so they have incentive to... well... you know.
I wonder how paying hostesses factors into title 9.
.....is that they'll need to make accommodations for guys to do this for recruits for womens' varisty sports. I don't foresee a problem with labor development and recruitment here.
On the sport.
Please enlighten me
I think there may be an inference to the hostesses offering "enticements" but the clearest thing I picked up was that they think the hostesses are funneling money to the prospects... hence the guy who returned from a visit with cash and a phone.
See thats kind of what I thought too, but they made such a big deal about the hostesses being mostly female. I mean I guess good question is if they were just giving them cash and phones, why couldn't they be male?
A male could just as well funnel money to them as a female, but let's face it.. the prospects are going to be much happier with a good-looking Tigrette assigned to host their visit. I wouldn't be surprised if things happened, but also think it would be very hard to prove. But if they can establish a clear money trail, that would be really hard to deny.
I was under the impression you couldn't hire random people to recruit for you.
Aren't "hostesses" just pretty boosters? Boosters aren't allowed to contact recruits for you.
most hostesses are cheerleaders or sororities that have ties to the admissions office.
Deadspin has a pretty decent article on them:
Sleazy, but hard to compete with. Does anything like that go on at Michigan?
"When you begin to formalize a relationship based upon a contract — that's why my wife and I don't have a prenup[tual] — you are actually challenging whether or not you have trust in that relationship. I trust our student athletes. I trust the young ladies who have volunteered to be a part of this program. I am not an individual that believes in setting up structure, setting up contracts to make an organization successful."
That's in 2003 from the Athletic Director of Arizona State University, Mr. Gene Smith (Yes That Gene Smith).
You set up a structure, you lose plausible deniability. I begin to understand the man's qualifications for his current position.
I need a "Hello:___________" post. It's been over a week.
I say we fire Hoke. Going this long without a commitment is unacceptable.
Blasphemy. Fire Hoke. I hear Jon Gruden interviewed the other day.
I heard VInce Lombardi was in Ann Arbor like 12 years ago. He wants the job badly.
Also, settling for 4* recruits is unacceptable.
Stop saying "tsio".
Ok. that school in ohio. Wow that is much better !
Go Blue !
And here I thought it was The State Institute of Ohio....although the T wouldn't be abbreviated...so never mind.
I'm against stupid nicknames like almost everyone here, like O$U or whatever other clever sayings people come up with nowadays, but tsio is not bad. It's what Bo and Hoke said (except they aren't quite cool enough to abbreviate it), and IMO, it's acceptable.
But then again, my opinion doesn't matter, so there's that..
IME it's nothing more than a ripoff of the way OSUers use Woody Hayes' "that state up north" phrase, and ripping off insults (i.e. "you call us little brother so we'll call you little sister") is a Sparty thing to do.
P.S. - I don't think Bo ever said it (but I'm not 100% sure.) Pretty sure it was just Hoke's press conference.
Bottom line, it annoys the Blackeyes, and I'm all in for anything that gets under their skin these days, including offering to trade championship rings for my neighbor's old Buick. He isn't an osu fan at all, but he likes a good laugh as much as the next guy.
Say it like "Scio", the township immediately west (and containing part of the western and northern reaches) of Ann Arbor.
At least I don't have to look at Terrelle Pryor's ugly face for awhile.
Nope, it's kind of nice actually. And I agree with icefins, I'd like to see another Hello post soon. I was hoping Jordan Diamond was going to pull the trigger this past weekend, since he visited twice in such a short time, but I guess we've all just been spoiled by the past few months. What's up with high schoolers taking their time to make rational decisions anyway?
Who is the next best candidate for witness protection and immunity? Or is more payola in exchange for incriminating evidence the way to go? We can get someone to sing. . .
I'm enjoying the break. I was getting a little overwhelmed trying to figure out which stories I could best use to harrass my coworkers. And I haven't had any death threats (lol) for being an Ohio traitor for a while!
A little bit. I am still hoping to hear that the NCAA has revised the notice of infractions that they sent OSU, or issued a new one. Otherwise I get worried about how hard the hammer will drop.
I am hungry, need popcorn!
If I had a choice between a new scandal uncovered at OSU every day for the next month, or once a week for the next 30 weeks, I'd go for the latter by far. Even better would be twice a month for the next two years. The pain would be sublime to witness. Just think . . . they would assume things are getting better, they can relax, and then, BAMM! Another serving of humble pie and fresh pain. The slow method will also help us much more on the recruiting trail. Really, I can't wait for more informants to crawl out from rocks and reveal names, cars, cash, etc., etc. What I'm really waiting for is finding out that some profs or TA's fraudulantly gave passing grades to football players. However, Tats, Cars, Cash, favors of other kinds, it doesn't matter. It's all good.
Speaking of timing, what is the timetable with the NCAA? What happens in August, in the Fall, and beyond? I think a 3 year Bowl Ban would have an incredible impact on what recruits do, and could help a lot with Brionte Dunn.
Don't forget about the two-week Aids Awareness-type classes scholar-athletes took to earn cheap A's and boost their GPAs. No link, but I have a trusted source.
The last couple rounds weren't actually scandals. I only want juicy stuff.
The break is kind of nice....laughing wolverine was getting tired.
Since we are having a temporary break from OSU scandalmania how about some good ole fashioned RR hate.
I know it is off topic but I don't have enough points to start my own thread. The article is long winded and boring but the writer is basically saying CBS is trash for hiring RR because he did nothing but recruit thugs and criminals.
I don't care what your impressions were of the man as a coach but to basically call him scum because pac-man and Chris Henry had some run ins with the law POST college days? Someone has a pompous soap box.
I would like you or anyone else to not start this thread. This has been argued a million times a million different ways. In other words, let the dead horse be.
RR is a fine man, we wish him well, there will always be haters and bad journalists, not worth giving the time of day.
And we have a candidate for dumbest post of the week...
Obviously a troll..
(hint, we don't call ourselves Big Blue..)
I guess I don't type as fast as you and dennis...
The NYP is a joke of a publication. Plus I think the dead horse has been beaten enough here. I don't think anyone here truly would wish harm or ill will on RR. This topic has been discussed ad nauseum. I THINK I can speak for pretty much everyone here that any more RR posts/threads would be incredibly unnecessary.
Did not mean to beat a dead horse. I like RR. I just thought the article was laughable and biased. I wish the best to RR and will enjoy watching him at his next coaching gig.
Yeah Denard seems like such a thug.....
NYPost is a rag.
I'm sure there will be re-runs. In truth, I am anxious to get back to beating them on the field. I'm always happy when the season arrives, but I don't recall anticipating it this much for a long time.