Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
These are the Buckeyes I hate most. Specifically, every father and grandfather that lines the streets outside the stadium on the day of The Game every even-numbered year. They hold their young sons and daughters with one hand, and give me and everyone else in Maize and Blue the middle finger with the other other hand. The cycle goes on and on.
Urban Meyer, though we need to hate quickly as he'll likely implode again in another 2-3 years
Don't hold your breath on that.
Beanie Wells/T. Pryor
What, no votes for Smith & Gee?
They say shit rolls downhill, so with that in mind: Gee, Tressel, Gene Smith. In no particular order.
This blog might have been written by the WLA. I can't remember for sure, but it's still awesome.
4. Gordon Gee 5. Gene Smith
All the rest.
Eddie George tops my list, followed closely by Troy Smith
Eddie George is a f'in douche. Glad he was outshined his last game by Biakabatuka.
All the ones over hyped in college and bust in pros!! Hahaha losers!
I was going to say Pryor until I remembered Justin Boren. Don't like the workouts fatass, that's fine, leave, but don't slam the program on your way out.
... Is too strong an emotion on which to expend the energy for buckeyes. For them, I feel nothing but pity.
Jim Tressel and it's not even close.
Seriously.....all of them.
I'm with B-Nut-GoBlue in that I can't hate on people 10 years younger than me for choosing to play for another program that is very similar to the program I root for.
Jim Tressel though, was all the worse since he was a bigger cheater than any SEC coach we love to hate, and yet cloaked himself in the utterly cynical "Senator Tressel" thing. Can the media ever credit a coach for "doing it right" again after being burned by Tressel and Paterno? Plus the mafia-like "sacred brotherhood" culture he established there still pervades the school and its fanbase, and spread via Dantonio to MSU since. Unlike Woody, on whom at least there is general accord on the fact that he was a good ol' coach who choked a player and was rightly removed for it, Tressel wasn't even officially "fired"--just allowed to resign and retain benefits and be part of the program. It's a testament to just how sick of a place he turned Ohio State into that he remains revered by most OSU fans while Herbstreit, one of their own who suggested Tressel should be fired, was chased out of the state with death threats.
It drives me nuts at how blatant it all was--the Troy Smith lone gunman thing, the cars of Clarett to Pryor and how the taken-back testimony of Maurice turned out to be true 10 years later as well and yet the NCAA still couldn't make the case. How Pryor had to be compelled to provide even the shred they got OSU on (traveling to signing schlock ceremonies with his benefactor) by the NFL. How Santonio Holmes admitted to an agent who later came clean about his payments to players that Holmes and his buddies were already taken care of, and nobody but nobody was at all surprised. How when FINALLY all this repeated crap everyone knew about over a decade-long span became something NCAA would investigate, OSU lawyered up, gambled the NCAA wouldn't have the balls to fight a total war, and won just a one-year postseason ban while leaving the program in such a shape that Urban Meyer agreed to take it over.
Every Big Ten fan from our age will forever after walk with his head and eyes bit lower because Jim Tressel was one of ours. College football shall be forever worse because he was a part of it. He might be the greatest shame in Big Ten history, certainly in my lifetime, if not for the Penn State awful thing.
George Steinbrenner is next on the list. He took Henson from us.
You can for him being a jackass or cheating while doing it.
Boston and the traitor.
John Cooper. I love that man. His pure surprise at another beating, Tim B running past him for 300+ yards, and willingness to play thugs like Boston without success.
Would we break NCAA rules by paying for OSU to bring him back?
that name again is?
That stupid fat guy that's at every OSU game...ya, I nominate him. He takes fandom wayyyyy to far. Dude needs a girlfriend.
I can't stand him or the guy with the cape and red mustache.
When you say 'stupid fat guy that's at every OSU game', you're gonna really have to narrow it down from a pool of about 90,000
Vlade Janakievski because he was good and had a weird name. Made a lasting impression on a teenage macdaddy. And from the same era, Pete Johnson because he was a HUGE RB and it seemed Iike we could never stop him.
God I hate those guys. Beat Ohio.
Mike Nugent, yeah you can hate a kicker too.
Guy seems like a skeeze and his lame attempts to try to match Hoke's rivalry bravado are weak.
You punch a guy off the sideline, you deserve large amounts of hate.
Players...Art Schlister. Liar cheat disgusting human. etc. epitomizes Ohio.
Tough choice. Boren has to be tops because you don't like the way Michigan football was being run by its coach, it's your choice to leave. But to Ohio? That's bottom-level, hellish ice pits stuff right there (sorry for the obscure Dante's Inferno reference).
Guys that personally rubbed me the wrong way... David Boston, Clarett, Ted Ginn Jr.
at YSU and Ohio, it finally caught up with him, and years later he's still being honored and revered despite the disgrace.
Meanwhile, Ohio got a coaching upgrade and a slap on the wrist.
HOW COULD YOU FORGET THE RAFFLES?!
Hmmmmm, I have to go with either David Boston or Rutherford B. Hayes.
Robert Smith? For some reason he just rubs me the wrong way on ESPN.
That Big Head is really just a Fat Head
Every last one of them.
Terry Glenn, Sanzenbacher whatever his first name is, James Laurinitis. All dbags. Antoine Winfield actually seems like a decent guy (if that's possible for an ex-Ohio player.)
I don't know much about Winfield, but I do remember him well from that EPIC 1997 Game. After Woodson, I thought he was the next best player on the field. Dude could play.
the bucknuts had a running back named Jeff Logan. I remember him saying something like "I'm just glad I don't have to play against my own defense because they hit so hard." We owned them that year, and I loved it when he carried the ball and got hit by the M defense. Typical big mouth bucknut who couldn't back it up.
I hate every ape I see, from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z.
David. Freakin'. Boston.
Although our boy Charles put the stake through his heart... I just could never stand that guy.
Other finalists include Nate Clements, Troy Smith, Katzenmoyer, and who could forget Nick Mangold. Ape.
Robert Smith because someone lets him try to talk on TV.
Evan Turner for obvious reasons. I am not a big basketball fan, but still catch every UM game from the comfort of my laptop.
Terrelle Pryor - I was convinced we'd land him way-back-when.
Stoneburner - because he has a badass name.
I can tolerate most everyone else, from Herbie to Robert Smith.
The guy didn't even pronounce his last name correctly. And he was a complete tool while playing for OSU and after he left.
I will add the caveat that I don't extend "hate" to OSU players because I don't think enough of them to expend the effort.
He was a lock for four Heisman trophies, as I recall.