We're With Pac

By Jason Priestas on April 27, 2011 at 4:42a
Still our coach....

It's Ohio against the world in ESPN's latest college football poll. Which is fine and something we're not entirely unfamiliar with given the way things have been since Ted Ginn tweaked his left ankle, but I guess I was a bit surprised to see how close Ohio* was. Despite a late March Quinnipiac University poll showing 83% of Ohioans backing Tressel, just 60% of ESPN respondents from the state currently favor keeping him.

Other interesting findings:

Welcome to the Play Hater's Ball, gentlemen. The top five haters according to the ESPN poll: Arkansas - 82% in favor of firing (kind of understandable given the butthurt from the Sugar Bowl), Alabama - 80% (soooo much hate in that state), Tennessee - 79% (Pearl), Idaho - 79% and Michigan - 77% (better step your hate game up, son).

Much love from states that don't care about college football. The five "friendliest" states: South Dakota - 52% in favor of firing (chillwaves), Maine - 56%, Massachuesetts - 58%, North Dakota - 58% and Minnesota - 58%.

* IP Geo Targeting isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn good these days, so let's assume most of the respondents were actually from Ohio.


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Buckinnc's picture

Put up a fence around the entire state and play defense.  Defense wins championships, right?

Nitz25's picture

You spelled Maine wrong.

The only reason I know that is because I lived there for a few years.  Coincidentally I now live in Massachusetts, the other state you spelled wrong.


RoweTrain's picture

Maine Rules!

"Just bow up and go out and play." ~ D. Lee

"As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football." ~ B. Miller

741's picture

C'mon, Maine!

Backup Placekick holder's picture

I bet that, like me, many Ohio State fans are not looking at ESPN.com because they are tired of the bashing, non journalism the evil sports empire is preaching in their reporting of the situation.


Arkansas Buckeye's picture

Razorback fans down here are in a frenzy over the thought of Ohio State possibly vacating their Sugar Bowl victory.

"It seemed like a good idea at the time."

RBuck's picture

What's funny is that just might be the only game that doesn't get vacated.

Long live the southend.

Sgt. Elias's picture

They do realize they still lost? It was on TV, I saw it happen. I even hear tell some folks seen it live. Spooky! /poundsNattyLightTallboyinsertsSkoal


Could we vote Luke Fickell our head coach (President) and Tress could become Prime Minister (of Special Teams and Dave)?  Like Russia did with Putin and junk...

Or....We could hire Dreamworks to CGI a short video of "JT" throwing himself into an active volcano while pouring lemon juice into open paper cuts? Would the hounds stop baying then? 




"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

GoBucks713's picture

+1000 for the Putin Shirt

Good idea for the short film, but with Dreamworks you get that stupid face they put on all of their main characters. I would stick with Pixar, because face it, I'm looking for a better return on my stock.

-The Aristocrats!