Talbot is a douche. Clearly he couldn't afford to pay Pryor thousands of dollars though.
Unnamed sources other than the GM, who would love to have the publicity for his country club? Color me shocked.
Please, be honest. This is for science.
That is the least convincing line of reasoning I've heard to cast doubt upon and/or explain away any of these allegations.
All you have to do is remember that the SI article was based on unnamed sources as well.
Like I said the other day, Pryor will be our Reggie Bush. Legacy..........more like fake buckeye.
Man I hope I am wrong.
More quality ESPN journalism.
Class of 2010
Talbert's going to have to find a new state to burn a path through if he knows what's good for him.
Sounds like he was a loser from day 1: http://bit.ly/mCbmwC
"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here."
I just dont see how the NCAA can define the line between an 'improper benefit' and starfucking.
I get that handing a player an envelope with $800.00 in it is an impermissible benefit because no one is going to come up and hand me an envelope full of money. However, someone could pay my way into a country club for a round of golf. I know that is very one dimensional thinking, but this could never end. Is this really what the NCAA was trying to prevent? I dont think so.
The problem is that you cannot separate celebrity from these athletes. Once cfb turned into a business and these players were on tv every single day, on the cover of magazines and talked about on radio and tv shows alike, they may not have morphed into a professional athlete as defined by the NCAA, but they DID become something else--famous.
I guess the NCAA doesnt watch a lot of television. Reality TV has taken over the airwaves--and why do you ask? Because everyone wants to be famous, even if its closer to being infamous. If you cant grab your fifteen minutes because youre from Jersey, or related to a mob boss, or make really awesome cakes, you do the next best thing: you get close to someone famous. Whats getting these kids into trouble is the fame minus the fortune that is supposed to come along with it. I think the NCAA has totally discounted this aspect of the current collegiate athletic experience.
Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.
Good write, continually putting out quality opinions Angel.
I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.
Thanks for that.
Tell Dillon Baxter that the NCAA isn't into nitpicking. A golf cart ride across campus got him suspended. Crazy times.
That was the work of USC. They have good reason to nitpick. Kind of like we're going to have good reason to nitpick.
"I'm Willie Buckets, and I approve this message"
. . . in the latest revelation, it is now being reported that an unnamed patron of Chipotle confirms that Dennis Talbot indeed paid for Terrelle Pryor's burrito bowl during the 2009 season. . .
I'm almost past the point of being depressed each day at the newest "uncovering." It is now nearly comical how badly they are trying to come up with new stuff now.
It is depressing to see journalistic integrity as a roulette wheel.
In regards to this, there is basically nothing substantive. Every new story has a source. Even the staffers @ 11w have "sources."
Noone is accountable anymore it seems. Par for the course I guess.
Thats because if you hold the journalist accountable, then the source would have to be reliable. Who wants reliable sources? Its so time consuming to have to verify the things they say. It so arduous to follow-up on every little detail of what you are reporting.
Jeez, what a slave driver.
....oh, sorry. Didnt mean to bring up the whole slavery thing again.
Love that response :)
But wait ... please check with my sources. Not sure if I actually mean I loved it.
Did you name your sources, sir?
I said this in another thread, but I swear, if someone does not write a book about this fiasco and call it "The Saint, the Sinner and the Unamed Source" I am going to.
My sources are confidential. Bruce Hooley is doing a radio segment about it & Kirk Herbstreit is doing a few late night commercials endorsing it.
"It," would be my book. Mr Stephen King is contributing & Gordon Gee is playing with his Bow tie. NY Times bestseller I tell ya.
It is a few hours later & I still can't believe ESPN ran a story on TP playing golf. Standards may be low but every paper has a pesky thing called editor. This particular one should sit & spin.
Neighbors told 10 Investigates that until recently Talbott had a van decked out in Ohio State colors parked in front of his home. His Ohio vanity plate was "T Pryor."
What a creepy, creepy guy.
this just in...pryor received free toothpicks after eating at denny's
Should have stabbed a few people with 'em, including yourself.