OT: Herbstreit Leaves Twitter, Citing Buckeye Fans

Submitted by ATLWolverine on April 30th, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Sounds like Herbstreit has really been feeling the heat for his comments about Tressel! I feel like leaving Twitter altogether is a bit drastic, but I suppose OSU fans have perfected trolling into an art form.

In an interview with WGFX 104.5 The Zone in his new hometown of Nashville on Thursday, Herbstreit says it was "asinine" he had to defend his allegiance to the Buckeyes. Herbstreit has questioned how coach Jim Tressel can keep his job amid allegations of lying to the NCAA.




May 1st, 2011 at 2:46 PM ^

I realize I was making a sweeping generalization here, however, what does the fact that you do not have Michigan plates on your vehicle have to do with a comment about people from Michigan (as determined by the plates on the cars in Florida) being some of the worst drivers I have seen? If you did not learn to drive in the state of Michigan, feel free to proceed with your Assumptions. Boom. However, if you are not from Michigan, please understand that the comment really didn't address you directly.

To the board in general, just because you don't like one school in a state or some of its most boisterous fans doesn't free you up to criticize all of the citizens or natives of that state. This is just more of the reasons why there are plenty of people all over the country that think our fanbase is the worst in the country...arrogant crybabies..or something to that effect. Where would the University of Michigan football program be without the players and coaches that were citizens of Ohio?


May 1st, 2011 at 3:26 PM ^

Fair enough. I still avoid Ohio, though. I was stabbed for talking in complete sentences while I was there, and I saw a police officer sexually abuse an Elk in the woods off 75. So, all in all, I steer clear of the armpit of the Midwest when I take a cross country trip. Of course, I am sure not all Ohioans fit my experiences, but impressions have been made. Impressions.


April 30th, 2011 at 9:20 PM ^

Like Chris Spielman, Herbie would have fit very well into the University of Michigan had he made a better choice of schools.  He has, for the most part, been a credit to his profession.  That's why TSIO fans hate him so much.  I'm starting to like him more and more every day.

ND Sux

April 30th, 2011 at 9:28 PM ^

Herbie is one of the better announcers out there, and I think he does a decent job of  being impartial.  Let's face it, if we were announcers, it would be hard not to lean toward Michigan if we were calling a maize 'n blue game.  I think he deserves a lot of credit.  It must sting a little to have all the bucknuts attack him for just stating his viewpoint. 

Herbie...search your feelings, and make the journey to the BLUE SIDE. 

no joke its hoke

April 30th, 2011 at 9:15 PM ^

I live in Ohio and they are eating each other alive. If you think the vest should be fired you get treated like a Michigan fan. What kills me is all heard for years was how dirty Meyer is and what a cheat he is and now he is going to be OSU's next coach. lol fucking dummies down here

Zone Left

April 30th, 2011 at 9:53 PM ^

"I feel like leaving Twitter altogether is a bit drastic..."

I'd consider moving to avoid a your alma mater's fans a bit drastic and leaving Twitter to be a step up in the world.


April 30th, 2011 at 10:17 PM ^

Thank you sir, I'd rather not should a Twitter become available.  For those who appreciate the best in communication, Granny Goose potatoe chips.  Twitter. 


April 30th, 2011 at 10:27 PM ^

much of a problem with Herbie(excluding Les Miles sitty) anyway, guy knows his CF and he makes Brents 3.5 hours of tv time worth keeping off mute.  I never thought he was an over the top Bucky honk even as an Alumni. Thats what makes Bucky fan so great, they can't see beyond the blinders installed at birth.  Haters gonna hate......FREE JT

Twisted Martini

April 30th, 2011 at 11:10 PM ^

I saw the same kind of blind loyalty from IU hoops fans after Bobby Knight choked out Neil Reed, threw a flower pot at a 70 year old secretary, and screamed at some freshman who said "What's up Knight?"  The excuses that Knight was "repositioning" Reed on the floor with his hand around Reed's neck sound awfully close to "really officer, I was just helping that sheep over the fence."


May 1st, 2011 at 1:39 AM ^

I propose a trade with the SEC. we'll give them tOSU and sparty in exchange for Georgia and Vanderbilt. They take our criminals and cheaters and also recieve two competant basketball programs. 

ski bum

May 1st, 2011 at 12:28 PM ^

I think Herby's comments about blind loyalty to Tressel were off base. Most OSU fans I know want Tressel out...and are anxious for some big name replacement like Meyer or Stoops (though no guarantee that'll happen).



May 1st, 2011 at 1:12 PM ^

The last time i noticed a tweet from Herby, he was defending desmond from an "asinine' buckeye fan.


I live in OSU land down here in columbus.  I understand his want to get out as far as the fandom issues are concerned.


May 1st, 2011 at 3:01 PM ^

I honestly am starting to feel bad for Herbstreit... He backed up Desmond on Twitter and he's just trying to be objective on a show that consists of him keeping a neutral base. All the bucknuts are turning on him and his family has felt threatened. Nobody should have to live a life like that.