Chief B1G Dump's picture
October 25, 2013 at 11:03a

I am laying forth an action plan to all Buckeye fans everywhere, all over the universe, to STOP READING, POSTING, CLICKING, WATCHING, TALKING SHIT TO FOLKS ON TWITTER AND/OR OTHERWISE REACTING TO NEGATIVE MEDIA REGARDING THE BUCKEYES for the entire month of November!  Feel free to peruse the ESPN's, Yahoo's, Bleacher Report's, whomever and scan the headlines for Buckeye content but do not be tempted, do not allow yourself to be spoon fed the garbage and lazy narrative to get these bozos inflated page clicks.  Conversely, if you hear of a positive Buckeye article please send it to everyone you know and click on it a as many times as possible from as many unique IP addresses as possible.  We need to change the tide and get the sporting world back on the correct axis.

If Mark May (for example) says something ridiculous about the Buckeyes on twitter or tv, please do not respond.  Do not cave.  Do not come on here and mention their names or add them to google caches.  We are making it worse on ourselves and it's growing exponentially.  We need to strike them all with radio silence, loss of viewership/readership, etc...we need to stop inflating their numbers.  We need to right the ship and support the positive.

I am in no way supporting or saying there are conspiracies or anyone is out to get us...but it is clear that "writers" and talking heads know if they poke the bear, they will get inflated views/clicks.  JUST STOP FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF NOVEMBER.  It's crunch time in college football.  No matter what we say or do, it will not change our title aspirations for this year.  What we can do is show the national media that their lazy tricks will not work anymore and the largest fan base in the land will only consume positive spins.  This negativity and lashing out against the Buckeyes is similar to a giant inflated stock buble primed to crash.  Stop taking the bait so we can allow it to crash.  No more of these mindless bashers just turning in lazy articles and then it becomes their most viewed/talked about/linked.  I am also not saying to ignore contrarian views or well thought out pieces on Buckeye flaws...just asking we stop taking the bait on the tired narrative and thoughtless articles that simply say outrages things against us for inflated eyeballs.

Consider this the bat signal to the entirety of Buckeye Nation.  Please pass on the message to all you loved ones, all forums you are on/read, to every single Buckeye you care about.  I think it's high time we stop raising the blood pressure and spend the entire month of November enjoying this beautiful amazing Buckeye run...and celebrate with booze, high fives, pork, fireworks, whatever makes you happy.

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I hear where your coming from, but part of what I love about college football is the passion. I follow Clay Travis on Twitter (I know its bad) to see what the enemy is saying about us. It gets my blood boiling and in turn I get more excited when we play well and shut the haters up. It's obvious that printing anything about OSU is good press, and printing slam pieces seems to be great press. 

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Slam pieces should be limited to the sorority houses! Woooooooo!

buckeyestu's picture

I follow this media crap, this hatred towards the BUCKEYE nation for laughs.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

My plea is to refrain for just November.
Perhaps you can replace your guilty pleasure humor void watching old episodes of Night Court, or Alf, or Americas Funniest People (the Dave Coullier era), or Roseanne?
Or just take up roller blading.

FloridaBuck's picture

Yes.  Or better yet, just delete your twitter account altogether.

Qujo's picture

I once had a tweeter account but I lost it...

Our arch rivals.... 11 National Championships, 10 before 1949 - eight of eleven shared. Trying to respect them... trying.... Ugh!

Hovenaut's picture

Oh man, is this even possible?

On the other hand, I think the Premium Club just restocked on booze, pork and fireworks (if you have to ask where they are, you can't have any).

unholy bucknut's picture

Never was worried about premium membership but you guys are holding out booze pork AND fireworks. Now I HAVE to get up in there. What have I been doing with my life.

Hovenaut's picture

Upvote to get you closer, because it is glorious. 

MN Buckeye's picture

Aaaaaahhhhh, the premium lounge.

Poison nuts's picture

We're out of fireworks after last night Hove...you probably don't remember though, you were getting pretty loose.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Hovenaut's picture


Had a hunch that might be the case, waking up next to an unplugged Kegerator, a pile of empty matchbooks and flash burns up and down my arms.

Good thing it's finally permanent long sleeve weather.

Idaho Helga's picture

The pork is delicious.  Skip the twitter,  pork is leaner.  Twitter is the heart killer red meat.  Ask your doctor, I'm clearly a professional!

ChazBuckeye's picture

Resist the urges...you're asking a lot chief big dump.  However, I will not be a turdburgler and I'll acquiesce your request.  I will not respond and take the bait sir   ;-)  Thank you for the motivation.

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

+1 for not burgling turds.

allinosu's picture

He's right the only way to stop some of the bs is turning them off. I think some don't really believe some of the stuff they say but we respond and they look good. We make them more popular.

BuckeyeSouth's picture

You mean there are other places on the interwebs besides 11W that have Buckeye content?  I had no idea.

Champions.  Undisputed.  

Idaho Helga's picture

Is there really somewhere else?    Ugh.     I checked that out and .........no.

DaiTheFlu's picture

I honestly believe that the value of the Ohio State fan base is the highest in all of college sports. What other fan base tunes in to games in such large numbers that every single Buckeye game is on TV every weekend, regardless of location? I haven't lived in the Midwest in several years and have in fact spent my last several years in Texas and now in the Seattle area, and I haven't missed a game broadcast since probably 2007 or 2008.

Even more importantly than huge tv ratings is the sheer number of clicks that ANY Buckeye article receives, whether positive or negatively written. ESPN is obviously in bed with the SEC, but their true feelings regarding Ohio State are on display with the number of Ohio State games they broadcast and the number of Buckeye pieces written. I mean, what other fan base can they get the best of both worlds from? Huge TV ratings for games and huge internet traffic from all of their Ohio State hate articles. I can't think of any other college football team that provides them with the same kind of traffic.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

CharlieBuckeye's picture

Bravo Chief B1G Dump - Well written, passionate and hits the proverbial nail on the head.  With that said - Mark May is a douche, Clay Travis is the muck off of a snails ass and -ICHIGAN STILL SUCKS!!!!   GO BUCKEYES!!!

"To have a great life simply follow this rule:  Do not bring undo conflict into your life..."

Charlie Baker - OSU - 1986

BuckeyeQ6's picture

Great idea but I fear it is wishful thinking.  There will always be passionate Buckeyes out there that can't resist.  But who knows, if the word is spread enough maybe we starve the media trolls.

CALPOPPY's picture

You should come up with a catchy slogan for the month to convey the idea to others. May I suggest...
Like it's No-vember. No clicking. No retweeting stupid tweets. Etc.
Pretty catchy, huh. You do this and most Americans will go along and use the term. Then we could really display the type of sway you are encouraging. 
That's gold, Jerry! Gold!

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

ScarletNGrey01's picture

CHIEF B1G DUMP is your user name? Really?  Wow.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

81Alum's picture

Thanks, and I agree - let's stop feeding the media trolls.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

Sometimes I wish Anonymous were OSU fans, so career-ending pictures of these assholes would get leaked on the internet.

741's picture

You still watch ESPN, bro?

pjtobin's picture

We can do it! If one crazy ass fan can kill a rivals treasured trees, we can avoid the shotgun mouthed BB gun ass talking heads. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

BoFuquel's picture

I am  a Buckeye nuttin" more, nuttin" less. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Toilrt Paper's picture

Too many immature teenagers will not listen to a call to arms of any kind.

1967Buck's picture

  Well Chief....... We can do this. Go Bucks. ( P.S. +1 to all.)

IGotAWoody's picture

Amen, amen AMEN!!!! Thanks Chief, I couldn't agree MORE!!

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” ~Carl Rogers

doodah_man's picture

My dream is an ESPN Gameday at tOSU, with NO ONE attending. Silence. No screaming, no posters, no colors...no body shows, nothing, NADA.

Jim "DooDah" Day

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” --Wilbur Wright, 1910

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Oh man, I dig it.
That would be so glorious.

Idaho Helga's picture

In totally unrelated news, it's been 48 hours since I've seen a Fire Fickle post.  Is this an off week I'm missing?

KLF Buckeye's picture

As much as I hate it, ESPN is a go to place for a lot of great sports content.
However, I set my bookmark to the BuckeyeNation section of their site. That way, the first hit ESPN gets is on that page and then I navigate to the whatever other part of the site I want to see. I figure it is better for our numbers in the database than if I started from their homepage.
Food for thought anyway.