The (Un)Official Mark May Thread

NoVA Buckeye's picture
October 20, 2012 at 7:12p

Okay guys, Mark May was complaining about the officials in the OSU game today, which got me to think: Why don't we have an official Mark May thread? Use this thread to vent all your hatred and anger towards Mark May, and post anything that can make fun of him in any way, shape, or form. If there are Mark May GIF's, they go here.

72-0. Seriously. It's just one game. We didn't run up the score, they let us run up the score. He says Purdue deserved to win. Really? When you don't outplay the other team for the full 60 minutes, do you really deserve to win? OSU played well enough in the 4th and OT to deserve to win. We won. Purdue lost. Get over it, Mark. The only questionable call I see is anything you do/say on your twitter account. Grow up, seriously dude.

Also, does anyone else find it ridiculous that his "buddies" at ESPiN call him "MayDay"? It's a stupid nickname for a stupid personality. Lou Holtz has called him out multiple times for his obvious bias against the Buckeyes and it apparently hasn't gotten through his thick skull. I'm surprised that Mark May doesn't hold a similar bias against BYU for beating Pitt in 1984, a win which helped BYU win their only National Championship. What a hack, seriously.

Okay, now that I have spoken, let's hear what you all have to say.

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cajunbuckeye's picture

"What a hack,seriously." That pretty much sums it up!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

setman's picture

I think some of it stems from Andy Groom calling him out on national tv after the national championship game in 2003.  He had been calling for Miami to win by 31 or some other ridiculous number.  Like most of the chuckleheads at ESPN, just May was more obnoxious than most. 

buckeyestu's picture

mark may is an insignificant piece of crap

BrewstersMillions's picture

I don't hate Mark May.
I nothing Mark May. Empty words.

Buckeyejason's picture

I don't take what any of these TV goons say seriously..and neither should you.


B1G 10 Buckeye Stuck in SEC Country's picture

Remember when Mark May...Neither do I

" Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid." - John Wayne 

Nutbuck1959's picture

Do you think that May is a set up just to facilitate discussions like this, and hence we will watch to yell, make fun, what have you just like we used to do with Howard Cosell? Just a thought.

SilverBullet33's picture

Absolutely my thought too. This guy doesn't really believe some of the things he says. You can see the smirk on his fat head.  There is a reason E comes before S in ESPN. 

Golden Buckeye's picture

I think that May says some ludicrous things just to get people talking.  It brings more attention to the show.

Colin's picture

What calls would he have been referring to? Didn't Purdue only have like 2 penalties the entire game, with one PI coming at the very end? Also all of the reviews seemed to go their way.

cplunk's picture

I think about Mark May as often as the poop I flush down the toilet. I don't bother to hate May. Or the poop. 

Haybucks's picture

Sometimes they both irritate my ass.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


+1 HS
Nkohl13's picture

mark may is a Douche.

FailtotheVictors's picture

Can we get a Pat Forde thread going too?  He a piece of sh*t also and a huge Buckeye hater.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Bigger Tressel hater.

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

Matt20Buckeye's picture

I just sent him an angry tweet and I instantly felt better. I recommend you all do the same.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I told him that he's the annoying 12 year old on XBOX Live.

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

Matt20Buckeye's picture

hahah that is a really good description of the one they call Mark May

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Ironically, broadcasting companies will fine/fire on-air personalities for being homers, but somehow being a total hater of another program brings nothing.  You'd think both are bad for business.
Haters gonna hate...

"The revolution will be televised."

hodge's picture

I really think that ESPN at least tacitly encourages his Buckeye-bashing. He moves the needle amongst the rest of the nation--because we're the most hated team out there (so he's basically preaching to the choir)--while drawing our ire (read: attention) at the same time. 
He has his moments, but I think he's pretty useless as an analyst; he's really just there to play the straight man to Lou Holtz.  He's a troll, and definitely not amusing enough to warrant feeding. 

TLB's picture

I don't watch the 4letter but if he said the officials called this game in our favor then he didn't watch the game

Squirrel Master's picture

Can someone post a video of what he said or whatever he did because I don't follow anything he does but want to read that so I can laugh! In no way whatsoever can someone infer that the refs were giving OSU breaks! Come on! I won't say the refs were horrible for either side in this game but if anything it was moreso to Purdue's advantage if they did. 
Mark May eats monkey dung for breakfast! With a side of Elephant diarhea!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

His veriified Twitter account tweeted it.

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Toilrt Paper's picture

MArk may IS NOT thread worthy.

Poison nuts's picture

Missed it - glad I did. If he was actually complaining about the refs helping us in some way, just plain not true. I agree with those who say Mark May my isn't even worth getting riled up about, but he says such lame shit & has a huge platform from which to say it. I admit it really bothers me. Last week when asked, he said Baxton Miller is in the 'top ten' for the Heisman chase - he just couldn't give the guy any credit....such biased shit & why??? Is it really because of 17 year old beating OSU put on Pitt??? Dammit, I've just wasted a bunch of time writing about him....
Either way, I will always give a vote to those with negative comments for this man.

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

brylee's picture

who the ____ is mark may?

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Mark May says something completely ridiculous and laughable.  What are the odds?  Next thing you know, the sun will rise from the east tomorrow morning. 

Class of 2010.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

It's a business fellas. Mark May is the College football version of Skip Bayless.  He's there to be the antagonist to get your attention. Thats his job. Pot Stirrer.  Holtz is the man though, I love how he calls him out.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

mclovin's picture

Does anybody remember trev alberts during the national title season.  God he was insufferable in his hatred for osu. But he drove ratings. For a while anyways, now he's gone obviously. Ignore mark may and maybe he will have trev's same fate. Trolls suck

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I think I heard somewhere that MARK MAY WEARS WOMENS UNDERWEAR.  Anyone else heard this??

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Buck U's picture

He is a troll plain and simple.  He said on College Football Final that he watched Fields TD catch 3 times and it wasn't a catch.  
He just does it so he can get Buckeye Nation riled up and have all the Buckeye haters like him.   

Poison nuts's picture

I heard that too....It was a damn catch. It was reviewed. It was confirmed. Dude's whack & I'll say again, I am surprised he is allowed to be that openly biased even if he's just a gimmick...

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

BuckeyeNation's picture

May says the officials called the game in favor of tOSU? What a joke! I can think of 2 huge plays off the top of my head that went in favor of Purdue...
1.) Braxton's fumble recovery which was slapped away and recovered by Short after it was clear that Miller had already had possession of the ball and was down by college rules. Not only was the ball awarded to Purdue but the officials never reviewed the play to make sure the call was correct.
2.) The blatant and obvious non-holding/tackle call on Noah Spence during the kick return for a TD by Akeem Hunt.
When it comes to tOSU, Mark May is a just one of many sour apples in a very B1G basket at the WWL and the only reply I have for him is, 72-0...

RBuck's picture

#3., The block in the back behind to line of scrimmage in the end zone. Ticky tack. They could call that on every play if they wanted to.

Long live the southend.

Haybucks's picture

Point taken, but the hold was on the other #8, Verlon Reed.
#4 Repeated off sides by PU defense.  Some more blatant then others.  Some pretty good offensive holds out there as well.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


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Geraffi's picture

Visual proof!  Repulsive!

CALPOPPY's picture

Thanks...or no thanks. You know, there are some things just can't unsee.

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MediBuck's picture

Oh come on, man. Of course women wear women's underwear ;)

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

cajunbuckeye's picture

Mark May is a dick and a Buckeye hater. He should be placed in a small brown paper bag, thrown onto Brady Chokes front porch, and ignited. Your dog feces May.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Jarrett's picture

You may have to search a bit on the site but I think you may be able to find "Mark May is a douche" t-shirts here:

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 


Bolt's picture

May has more or less admitted to doing what he does just to rile up OSU fans. Love him (no one) or hate him (everyone) his tired tactic brings more viewers, buzz and attention to him and he knows it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

When did he say the officials favored Ohio State?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

On twitter on Sunday. He must've been watching another game.

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FloridaBuck's picture

Couldnt find any shirts on that site, but this one works. Only 12 bucks. Lol

bukyze's picture

Sweet!  Thanks for the link.

216ToThe614's picture

I own that shirt

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Max Power's picture

iSomeone already beat me to the point, but Mark May is employed for the sole reason for this thread...he's on there to piss you off. There are tons of buckeye fans, so they get involved in his blather by tweeting or bashing him on ESPN forums. gets their hits and he also appeases the buckeye haters, which there are plenty. Ensue debates for the masses. College Football analysts on ESPN are just like a soap opera. Why do you think Holtz and May are paired together? May gets our blood boiling and Holtz gives us our love...everyone is happy. Mark May doesn't have to be analytical or even make sense. He's on the show just to be a "heel". His analysis of CFB is about as professional as my 9 year old niece. Best way to deal with the jackass, turn on BTN or avoid ESPN. When Mark May pisses off Buckeye Nation, ESPN, we don't want either of those things, do we? Mark May,  Skip Bayless, Trev Alberts, or Colin Cowherd are all basically the same personality. They can't be good sports journalists, so the best way for people to take notice of you is if you bash their team, or continually take on controversial subjects and make complete morons of yourself so people will argue with you.

buckskin's picture

Like Lou Holtz said to him during halftime of a game last year; Jesus loves you but everybody in Ohio thinks you're an idiot.  It's sad ESPN uses these type of guys to get better ratings. 

Haybucks's picture

Has anyone ever asked Jim Lachey what he did to Marky Mark when they were Hogs? There has to be a story there.
Jim lists as his most admired teammates Joe Jacoby and Art Monk: “role models with a great work-ethic and who always did the right thing”.
I'd bet he would put May on a different list.
May has never learned how to acquire a positive personality.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


Haybucks's picture

May needs to wear head protection (to protect us from his short comings)!

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


HighBallAce's picture

I was gonna say Mark May is a douche but NKOHL13 beat me to it. So I guess I'll just say that Mark May is an enema!

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Do not like.   But at least there is a mute or channel change button. 

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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This had me crying with laughter. Thank you RAMZY.

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Adamant73's picture

Who cares what Mark May thinks or says? He is obviously trying to get under the skin of all OSU fans and from what I've seen in this post he is winning this battle. Don't let him get the better of you!

Oyster's picture

Who is Mark May, never heard of him...

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

spqr2008's picture

The next Buckeye he interviews needs to just say, "You're not a real reporter, why should I trust you?".  Frankly, even eSECpn has to cover that, and it'd hurt him worse than anything we could do in a comment thread.  De-legitimize his job enough, and he'll eventually lose it.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Can we get him to run for Texas Senate as a Democrat? Whoops, I'm thinking of Craig James.

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

OhioKris's picture

i just stopped watching their show. 
Mark May killed it
i then moved on with my life. 

MediBuck's picture

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

buckeye76BHop's picture

Lets face it folks...he hates us and will always make up excuses and what not for why we win.  He almost seemed on our side after the first couple wins and was talking up Braxton...not anymore obviously.  This has to be the worst year for Mark May in his broadcasting history.  Both OSU and ND have a chance at going undefeated and Pitt SUCKS A$$.  Great times....I personally don't like ND as much as I used to when Lou coached for them.  However, I'm rooting for ND and OSU to go undefeated just to spite May.  Not to mention....wonder why
May didn't say much about the phantom block in the back for a safety???  That didn't seem like the refs were on our side there...Heuerman didn't even hardly put a palm on him...also...there's a 5 yard zone where a block in the back is void...that apparently disappears in the end zone.  

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

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