Tremendous makes Yahoo front page for Kalis interview

Submitted by drewro02 on January 24th, 2012 at 7:08 PM

As I was perusing through Yahoo's top stories on their front page, I saw an article about Kyle Kalis, and his decommitment from ohio. Pretty cool to see one of our own getting recognized for their work. The article is about the hate Kalis received when he turned Blue, and the hate he received from ohio fans. Congrats to the guys over at Tremendous for getting a plug from Yahoo, regardless of that fact that it is a pretty silly story written by Prep Rally's Cameron Smith.

www.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/osu-fans-threaten-mich…

 

 

Comments

Jon06

January 24th, 2012 at 7:16 PM ^

dude is just ripping off tremendous, and linking to the same page multiple (at least 3) times to make it look like he has multiple sources(?). weird.

Darth Wolverine

January 24th, 2012 at 8:34 PM ^

I saw this also posted on the ESPN message board and Ohio fans' responses there were basically, "Good, he deserves those threats" and the like. I also saw someone say, "Whatever, this happens everywhere" and then he posted comments from supposed twitter accounts from Michigan fans that said, "I hope you tear your ACL" and other things like that, but none of them were threats. That is the main difference between the fan bases. While I agree that this stuff might happen in all rival fanbases, I don't think any fanbase takes it to the level that Ohio fans do. 

kevin holt

January 24th, 2012 at 9:33 PM ^

Also keep in mind that just because someone starts a twitter called G0BLU3_6969 with a block M as the picture, it doesn't necessarily mean they're actually a Michigan fan.

Personally, I think judging a team based on its fans' comments on twitter is pants-on-head-insanely stupid, but when they are actually threatening players it becomes an issue. When our rival teams have their own actions, especially from coaches, that make them detestable, I realize how much better it is to have "walmart" fans who insult players than it is to have asshole coaches who insult players.

I don't really understand why having more fans is bad, anyway. I guess it's an excuse for Sparty since nobody could be a fan unless they went there, and that's the way they prefer it apparently. Then again, walmart faithful and sparty grad aren't exactly mutually exclusive terms (sorry I had to get one cheapshot in there. Done now.)