Well, We've Arrived

By Jason Priestas on November 18, 2011 at 10:08p

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omahabeef1337's picture

Oh boy.  Bruce Hooley -- defender of journalistic integrity. I think I'm gonna puke.

741's picture

I'm 99.something percent sure Hooley is still an asshole.

Baroclinicity's picture


When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

rampageripster's picture

the fact that ANYONE at ESPiN chastises someone else about journalistic inegrity is a FUCKING FARCE... 

Cause I couldn't go for three

Muss_15's picture

Where was the "journalistic integrity" when all the negative rumors were popping up about Ohio State?

buckeyechad's picture

that made me angry...

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i'm actually spitting mad right now and have an email window open....

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

SouthPlainfieldNut's picture

Don't waste your energy, fellas. Believe me I understand, but it isn't even worth your time.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

hahaha i know..i was running with the exaggeration, hombre...but you got the point

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

J.Mo's picture

I'm 100% sure that Bruce Hooley is a effing hack who is the poorest excuse of a journalist I can think of. How long until Cleveland gets sick of this hack job and Hooley starts selling insurance?

Another fact I'm 100% sure of - Anthony Rothman is 100% better than Hooley.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

we (Cleveland) are already sick of him.....Columbus can have that piece of shit back....good news is he's on WKNR, which is the rock bottom for sports talk in the entire country, so he will be doing weather reports from Des Moines soon enough....fuck that no talent ass clown.....

JLP36's picture

Cleveland has been absorbing Bill Livingston's dog shit for  1000 years or more.  He and Toolz should run off together.


J.Mo's picture

Another thing... Please give us a warning before you link us to a Hooley article. I don't want to give this hack any hits to make it look to his bosses that people actually care what he has to say.

Jason Priestas's picture

Sorry. I really did wrestle with that.

Mr. Islay's picture

Stop being so anonymous and unaccountable, Jason Priestas!

PS - Good for you on not giving in to his baiting. His piece is lol-worthy internet tough guy bullshit. I 99.8% guarantee he would not have the balls to shoot his mouth off like that in person to any of you guys (or anyone else).

Denny's picture

Lookit Bruce Hooley, trying to ride the coattails of Occupy Wall Street. 'We're all 99 percent'.


costinjr's picture

Hack job, reprimanding a blog on an espn blog?

SilverBullets's picture

"Blogs" by ESPN are not blogs. Rittenberg included, they lost objectivity when they started adding their WolverineNation stuff.  

Orlando Buckeye's picture

I can kinda see where Bruce is coming from-- Just the other day I boubht some grapes, and they where sour as shit.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

My email to him:

Are “real” journalists such as yourself trained in the fine art of reading? Must not be considering each and every contributor at elevenwarriors.com LISTS THEIR NAME—FIRST AND LAST--ON EACH POST.

So much for being 100% accurate.

Keep up the good journalism....


Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

eric_gobucks's picture

I like it, but I would've liked to see a "DOUCHE!" at the end there...

Scott's picture

Strong. You'd think he would have at least fact checked his post about proper fact checking.

Class of 2008

tampa buckeye's picture

Is this the same guy that got ran out of cbus? i havent lived there in years but either way this guy clearly has an ax to grind with osu. Totally douche. if i could punch this guy in his face and not go to jail i would right now. Go bucks!

Sgt. Elias's picture

He eats canned peaches and listens to Manilow alone every night.  Probably cries while he pees. tOSU+Legion are the least of his problems.

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

Hoody Wayes's picture

You have arrived. Oscar Wilde said something about preferring infamy, to anonymity.


painterlad's picture

I think Oscar Wilde said he prefered sodomy.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

Hoody Wayes's picture

Well, that's what comes to your mind.

When I think of Wilde, I think of his wit. 

painterlad's picture

I love Dorian Grey; one of the finest books ever written. I was just making a joke. So in the immortal words of Sergeant Hulka "lighten up Francis."

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

Poe McKnoe's picture

I hate that journalism has become publishing articles about hating what journalism has become.

Poe McKnoe's picture

PS Death to Hooley.

gravey's picture

11W, the envy of ESPN douche bags everywhere.  I want to see a celebrity death match between 11W and Hooley and Herbstreit.  Happy Birthday!  Many returns!

biggy84's picture

Hooley is a complete asshole! He has parlayed a friendship with Spielman to get work in the business. He spews morality while forgetting his very shady past. He is that dork from middle school that was ignored by the rest of the world. Fuck him!

JLP36's picture

I live in FL.  I used to listen to Spielman on the Fan online but could not take Toolz so I stopped listening completely.  How did his end come there?


Colin's picture

If you are asking about his radio gig, he absolutely ripped Tressel after the news broke back in March that he knew about the tattoos. I didn't hear it personally but the station and Ohio State probably felt it was excessive so he was fired. He has been writing terrible and slanderous articles about OSU on sites like Fox Sports Ohio (and now apparently ESPN) ever since.

JLP36's picture

that is pretty much what I figured.  I did not know if there was one particular incident.  he is probably bitter that he didn't land the story about the rigged raffle from the 80s summer camp.


Maestro's picture

If you are going to rip someone at least get your facts straight.  Pretty sure that would be a solid rule of journalism.  I know every contributors full name on the site.  They are pretty easy to find, as in they are at the top of each contribution that they make.  I didn't even need a journalism degree to use that skill of investigation.  What a goon.

vacuuming sucks

OSUNeedles's picture

Ah, Hooley... You also argued that Oklahoma and Texas made since in the B1G immediately after arguing that Missouri makes no since because it is too far to travel... You are obviously a genius, and I should take everything you say to heart. Thank you for showing me the error of my ways.

AltaBuck's picture

John Henderson who writes for The Denver Post used Hooley for a negative slant article about tOSU program back when they played CU.  It just goes to show how these guys in the mainstream media work (very evident during tOSU slamfest), if i need something negative to support my story, I know who to call. Lack of journalistic Integrity = When your own peers ONLY use you when they want a negative bias.

I am Groot - Groot

GoBucks713's picture

Does anyone think he may be doing this to defend the honor of his Girlfriend Brooks?

-The Aristocrats!

jfrank373's picture

My email to him:

Good Morning Bruce,

 I am glad you put your first and last name on every article you write, because most people have never heard of you until they have a link to click on from a blog like 11W who put their first and last name on every article as well.  I like how you're a "journalist" who is supposed to be reporting about all things Cleveland, but have to get involved with what is going down in Columbus.

I realize that Cleveland sports have absolutely no bearing on the world whatsoever, which is probably why you're stuck reading blo like 11W all day.  And then scold them for being biased, which we all know local sports blogs usually are.  Thank you for that, Captain Obvious.  I get the aggression and anger that you might feel reading that some bloggers might have more sources than you, or have the balls to report something before making sure Daddy at ESPN proof reads your articles that might say something positive about our beloved state.  Enjoy all or your site hits since 11W is giving your garbage a link on their site today.

 Stay classy.  First and last name are in bold below.

millertime2011's picture

I hate that this says "SI, via Elevenwarriors and sportsbybrooks." No mention that sportsbybrooks reported via elevenwarriors?

Marshall's picture

Anybody remember when Frosted Tips of EsPN was 100% certain Les Miles was going to be the next coach at Michigan?  That was in December 2007.  Or how Dan Rather lost his job with less than 100% confirmed "hard facts" reporting?  Talk about throwing bricks from Origami houses...

2002 graduate of The Ohio State University
National champs.  Coincidence?

beserkr29's picture

Want Urban, DO NOT WANT Herbie.  If he can't take criticism as an anchor on the biggest pregame show in CFB, how is he going to handle the pressure to win as a coach at OSU?  Makes no sense to me.  Hope Urban gets some solid offensive assistants, though.  That's sorely, sorely needed.

BuckeyeChief's picture

IMHO opinion, Herbie would be nuts to leave his job and take a pay cut to coach.

Ol' Frosty tips and Carl Lewis just picked us.

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

BrewstersMillions's picture

I love the fact that SbB gets a nod in that article. And by love I mean hate with the fire of a 10000 suns....May Brooks catch a case of flammable herpes.

The Six Fingered Buckeye's picture


Please, be honest. This is for science.

BoFuquel's picture

Just keep up the good work, 11W staff & bloggers. GO BUCKS!

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

btalbert25's picture

What's funny is all the Herbie rumors for a QB coach all stem from the interview with Herbue the other day where he said that he would like to coach, and if Urban Meyer went back to coaching he'd like to be the QB coach and one day maybe even O-Coordinator. 

Herbie would be crazy to take the job if you are only considering $$$$.  Thing is Herbie has had a gig for 16 years that has paid a ton of money.  He has been called the face of college football.  College football makes ESPN a ton of money.  Game Day has been very popular for at least 10 years now.  What i'm getting at, is Herbie is probably set for live money wise.  The last 5 years it's hard to say how much money he's made. 

Also, per his interview, he turned down an 80,000 a year job out of college to make 12,000 a year on a radio show.  So, we know Herbie is a guy who will pursue a life that would make him happy.  Do I think he'll be on Urban's staff, probably not, but he's a who has a ton of money and can afford to chase a dream of coaching if he chose to do it. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Don't forget about the money he gets from the NCAA football game.