Tuesday Skull Session

By Jake on May 24, 2011 at 5:52a
Remember folks, double tap.

Hello ladies and gentleman, and welcome to your Tuesday Skull Session. I don't normally write the Tuesday session, and as is becoming increasingly apparant to me, Tuesday is much harder to spell than I anticipated. It's like a little linguistic land mine. 

Seeing as we are now living in a Post-Rapture world, I can only assume that the Zombies are already on the march, but THEY don't want us to know. So while you go to work today, remember to begin stocking up on canned beans, ammunition, bottled water, and gold (for something heavy to throw at zombies if you run out of ammo, since it will be WORTHLESS once the zombies reach your city). 

Anyway, the world proceeds blissfully unaware of the zombie menace clawing at it's door, and I dutifully bring you a few of it's happenings.

Don't tase me Narc. Hope you brought your tase-proof clothing. In a protest against adverse working conditions in overseas factories, seven OSU students and nine total were arrested outside Gordon Gee's office. Protests against sweatshops are nothing new on college campuses, including Ohio State, and this particular protest saw upwards of 100 people gathered around Gee's building to protest international food distributor Sodexo, a company bearing the name of any number of villianous corporations from Hollywood movies. 

Quoth OSU Spokesman Jim Lynch:

Ohio State values diversity of thought and opinion and is a place where students can express their views. Unfortunately, today's protesters created a situation where OSU police needed to make arrests to ensure safety.

It's not immediately clear what those 9 people in particular did to warrent arrest, but I assume it involved some combination of pungency, vigorous drum circling, and errant hackey sacks. 

Cleveland, Always the Bridesmaid's Forever Alone Friend. Adam Rittenberg wonders whether the B1G should have considered more than just Indianapolis and Chicago in their quest for the site of the future B1G championship game. Cleveland in particular feels particularly snubbed. 

While I do feel a particular fondness for Ohio, for obvious reasons, reality compels me to point out that this involved comparing the relative merits of Chicago, Indianoplis, and Cleveland. Cleveland, I know you, and you are most certainly not Chicago or even Indianapolis. While I sympathize with the old-school mindset of playing in the elements, I sympathize with the don't-freeze-my-ass-off part of myself even more. A dome, for me, is pretty much the biggest consideration, and even though Chicago is immeasurably superior as a city to anywhere else in the Big Ten, Indianapolis provides the best combination of venues, accomodations, and night life of anywhere.

It was a good run. The Men's Tennis team finally fell to Top-Ranked Virginia in the Tennis Final Four. It's second such trip, the Buckeyes put in a great performance over the course of the season. Congratulations to all the boys on a great season. Go Bucks! 

Erk. In what can only be described as a disturbing post, Trillionaire and World-Champion Montager Mark Titus posts his thoughts on the Car-Dealership rumblings. While the dealer in question denies any wrongdoing, Titus says his own anecdotal evidence leads him to suspect a certain amount of shadiness went down, which he says means exactly nothing. 

I’m essentially in the same boat as all of you in that I don’t exactly have inside information or anything and I’m just anxiously waiting to see how everything unfolds.  I’ll be shocked if the NCAA doesn’t find anything when they look into this car scandal, but again I feel like I need to stress that I’m only basing this viewpoint off of information that every OSU student from 2006-2010 should have (after all, the football players weren’t exactly discreet with their cars).  In other words, to summarize this entire blog post, I don’t really know what happened and I don’t really have any idea what’s going to happen from here.  Glad I could help.

That's certainly, uh, helpful. 

In any case, any time a recent Ohio State athlete, whether walk-on or scholarship, says he thinks violations are likely, it's a bad thing. Titus has never come accross as unreliable and has no reason to hold a grudge against tOSU, but as he himself said, he's merely relating his impressions based on anecdotal evidence. More mill for grist, it seems. 

Alright, which one of you was it? Whoever wrote this letter to Dan Savage needs to turn in their Man-Card right now, thank you. You can get it back when you stop being a wuss and grow a pair. 


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BuckeyeChief's picture

I swear to God if I ever meet up with you guys, I WILL NOT buy you a beer strictly for linking that letter.

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

Denny's picture

I think we should get Jake really drunk and then have a crazy 'attached' girl make a pass at him.


Jake's picture

I approve of this plan

3 Yards And A Cloud of Dust's picture

Since I believe the 11W is a great source of info for all things OSU sports - I naturally assumed the link to the letter would somehow involve OSU sports or sports in general. 

It's 10 minutes I'll never get back. 

It finally made since when I realized "Better Part" is Kirk, "Stella" is Brent and "Stanley" is Mark May.

I'll look forward to Wednesday's Skull Session.

NoVA Buckeye's picture


The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

gravey's picture

1) Domes suck.

2) Championship football should not be played in Indiana

3) Cleveland rocks and they ought to rotate that ball game...Detroit too.

4) Hacky-sack playing hippies on campuses all over the US (including our very own Oval) protested aparteid in the greed-is-good-80s and helped bring down the South African regime through divestment.  People made fun us then too; but nobody was pungent.

Jake's picture

I live in Boone, NC. I respect the hippies. Still, some of them are quite pungent.

Squirrel Master's picture

Hey I think I am Stanley!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Kurt's picture

Yea, I'm a little mystified by the B1G's approach in determining who will host the B1G championships.  I like the package-deal idea though.  I don't think the Big Ten footprint should be such a huge factor.  It's all about tv money, exposure, filling seats etc.  I was quietly hoping Delaney would consider NYC (New Meadowlands Stadium/Madison Sq Garden).  Sure, it's not in the footprint, but Delaney and the conference have a history of doing things against logic.  You want football exposure?  Play a Big Ten Championship game in the New Meadowlands Stadium.  You want basketball exposure?  Play that championship tournament in MSG.  You can arguably get to NYC from anywhere in the Big Ten more easily than you can get from Lincoln to Cleveland.  Or from Happy Valley to Minneapolis. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

I can't believe that little douchebag will have his little, generic "story" read by so many people. Damn you internet with all your easy access to everything.  Back in the day, which was a Wednesday and when the sun came out, that kid could have only bored maybe 5-10 people with his "problem" before someone told him to shut up and grow up. Now, we have all lost some part of our lives to that loser's self-imposed issue.


Oh well, the eSECpn love triangle angle made me genuinely laugh.


I think it would be great to play the B1G champ game outside the footprint.  There could be great experience learned for a team (cough, tOSU) to travel, win a big game such as the B1G championship, then do it again in about a month for the crystal ball. I think they should move it around- Atlanta, Indy, New York.

Atlanta is selfish as hell for me cause I'd drive in a heartbeat.... There are Buckeyes EVERYWHERE though.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

The whole blog by Titus is garbage. No offense to anyone that drives a Charger, Magnum, or any Dodge for that matter. But the Dodge Charger, specifically the V6 model is a giant, overweight, gas gussling PIECE OF SHAT! And its cheap to boot. Both monetarily and literally. That is why college kids drive them, throw 20+ inch blangers, and 15 inch subs in the trunk. For him to make a big deal about the tOSU football players being seen driving these rental fleet cars around shows me and the rest of the world two things 1) Titus doesn't know his asshole from his elbow when it comes to cars and prices of said cars and 2) he must drive something far worse than a newer Charger for him to think they are expensive luxury cars. I have had many expensive luxury and performance vehicles since I landed my job at VZW, and I consider myself a gearhead so it drives me nuts when people pretend those plastic land yacts are premium cars. Hell, I could trade my current BMW in for 8 of those POS american death traps and still have $10K to throw the gansta package (tint, subs, blangers) on each one and look like every other teenage moron that thinks that is cool. Obviously, Titus needs to research cars before making a big deal out of nothing. Now when Pryor is driving around in a newer model Corvette and his family is broke, that should raise the eyebrows of the coaches and administrotrs. But base-model rental cars like the V6 300M and Dodge Magnum/Charger are common for kids that age. If they were seen rolling around in AMG Mercedes or BMW M cars, then there is a problem. I remeber when I owned my 500+awhp EVO VIII and 2003 BMW M3 I got pulled over on ASU's campus atleast once a month for either "fitting the description of a stolen car" or "probable cause for narcotics trafficking". Sorry, end rant. I just hate that he is throwing the football program under the bus because he doesn't knows dick about automobiles...

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

Colin's picture

I'm kinda with this guy... and besides we are really in for it now either way. Something BAD is going to come out Tuesday that will make people totally forget that Titus even said anything.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

or something absolutely hilarious will come out wednesday like Mike Brown taking the Lakers job

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

btalbert25's picture

I honestly have no problem with Cleveland being snubbed by the B1G championship.  They would make about as much sense as Cincinnati which should also not be considered.  In my opinion, I like having it in one central place every year.  Indianapolis is perfect for that.  Detroit would've been fine be me also.  I'm not so crazy about the old let's play it in the elements like B1G football should be.  I like that it will be in Indy myself. 

741's picture

Indy is appropriate. Chicago would be cool also.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

What ever happened to those two.other bombs the Yahoo! writers were gonna drop?

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama