OT: Jim Tressel today

Submitted by goblue20111 on November 24th, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Does anyone else think that the whole Jim Tressel ceremony today was a way for OSU to basically throw up an enormous middle finger to the rest of the world.  I can't help but wonder if that they don't land Urban Meyer and/or their season is not going the way it is, he's not there. 



November 24th, 2012 at 5:10 PM ^

But the whole Fab Five didn't show up the year after sanctions killed our program. It's ridiculous and arrogant for Ohio to have brought back Tressel for this game. It just highlighted the lack of teeth the NCAA has, and the amount of butt kissing Delaney did during this whole controversy.


November 24th, 2012 at 5:26 PM ^

Ignore any wrong doing that may have occured and act like nothing matters but the result.

While Michigan, on the other hand, takes down banners, and basically refuses to acknowledge the Fab Five until penance has been completed.  Which, until Webber admits any culpability, will never happen.  A stark difference.


November 24th, 2012 at 9:27 PM ^

You guys are a trip. They fired him. You know that right? Fired. As in he is not employed by the university. When you do something dumb, does your mom refuse to acknowledge your existence for forever, or does she scold you, then go back to loving you afterward? Get real. JT did too much for the Columbus-area to let the fact he lied about tattoos ban him from OSU sports forever.


November 30th, 2012 at 1:41 AM ^

I tend to like getting a rational view from the other side but "for forever" GTFO with that garbage. Dude was a cheat at Youngstown buckeyes didn't care he won. Dude was a cheat and a liar at Ohio and you have just proven you don't care. Great morals being taught there, or did you not go there to play school either? Seriously, the fu#*


November 24th, 2012 at 5:04 PM ^

Wouldn't expect anything less from them. They obviously saw nothing wrong with what they did through the whole process. Can't blame them for what amounts to paying players. How else would they get talented football players who could go anywhere for college? It's Columbus... which is in Ohio


November 24th, 2012 at 5:05 PM ^

It was their way to close that chapter, ignoring the fraud, cheating and lies.

Tressel will never coach Ohio ever again.

They opened a new chapter  in the rivarly today with Meyer.





November 24th, 2012 at 5:06 PM ^

The whole thing was pure OSU, a football factory masquerading as a place of higher learning. Cheering a guy who lied and cheated in order to gain a competitive advantage. Beyond pathetic.


November 24th, 2012 at 5:06 PM ^

You're right, we should feather and tar Tressel!

The ceremony you are referring to was not about Tressel, it was about the 2002 national championship team.

Btw, good game today. This Meyer/Hoke rivalry should be a doozy.


November 24th, 2012 at 5:07 PM ^

It's bad enough when non michigan people do it. The Fab Five did not take money from Ed Martin...Chris Webber & 3 other players (Taylor, Traylor, Bullock) did. Giving those 3 a pass while besmirching King, Howard, and Jackson (Rose later admitted to taking some but was not part of NCAA decision) is crap.

Plus honoring Webber plus in 2002 would have been inappropriate just like this was for osu.


November 24th, 2012 at 5:09 PM ^

it'll be the best season nobody gives two shits about. smu had some great seasons during the 80s. the only reason anybody knows about it now is due to the 30 for 30.

its almost nicer to see them get so close and be denied.


November 24th, 2012 at 5:15 PM ^

Who cares
We should just cheat and win.. What's the worst thing that could happen a 1 year bowl ban???

Fucking stupid..

It's OHIO and everyone else.. Should be fun competing to come in 2nd place


November 24th, 2012 at 5:18 PM ^

The man was one of the best coaches Ohio State has had.  Some of his players made some dumb choices, and he attempted to protect them.  He paid for it.  Why shouldn't they honor him?  It's not like his players were on steroids or actually cheating.


November 24th, 2012 at 6:24 PM ^

in the American character that just insists on ugly. OSU fans were displaying it today. The worst thing is that the ugly incident clearly has the backing of the administration. 

Glad not to be associated with the place. On the other hand, fans looking at the B1G from outside these days do not get the idea it's a very pretty place. 


November 24th, 2012 at 8:21 PM ^

That just shows you how clueless the OSU fans are.  Hey let's celebrate the man whose actions have destroyed our chances in competing for the NC...  Stay classy...

Dutch Ferbert

November 25th, 2012 at 9:09 AM ^

...and that's the problem. They talk about integrity and compliance, but then they laugh about their transgressions when caught and try to act like the victim. If Gene Smith and Gordon Gee worked for UM, the regents would have fired them last year or sooner. Instead, they work for a school that is defined by its football team, so we get life lessons on integrity such as:

Has a guy ever been given a standing ovation at a game where he cost that team a possible chance at the national title?

"I'll let you talk about that, I'll let you handle that," Ohio State AD Gene Smith said with a laugh at halftime. "We anticipated a warm reception for him. We didn't know the players would pick him up."

Smith, in fact, defended his decision to play in a bowl game last year. "We had a lot of people, a lot of experts in the room," Smith said. "We made the best decision we thought we should make at the moment. Do I still disagree with [the NCAA decision]? One hundred percent."

Smith reasoned that the Buckeyes ended up a victim of a more forceful NCAA, a reality that manifested itself in the ruling against Penn State.