PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Oh crap. Not what you want being printed before the NCAA actually makes its decision. I feel like this is provoking the NCAA. I hope it doesn't work.
Be more Optimistic! (LOL...see what I did there?)
I would agree though. Kid's gotta keep that stuff on the DL.
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The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009
famous last words?
Sorta speaks to my theory that OSU and the people that need to know (read-Urbs) know what the NCAA is going to say already. OSU and Meyer are smart enough to not go out and make these grand proclamations to recruits with the knowledge that it might blow back when the NCAA descends from the mountain tops. In order for Meyer to be able to say this stuff-the stuff that gets commits to bounce to his side-he has to know.
When everyone else was demanding we cut our noses off to spite our face, OSU mobbed their way through this whole thing. If we get off without a Bowl Ban in addition to landing Meyer, I may never question the powers that be. No matter how bad it all looked, the higher ups saw us through a tough time that might end up being the catalyst to a new era of OSU domination. Why punish yourselves harder than the NCAA might have not otherwise punished you? I gotta say, this might be some REAL slick politics if we get out of this as expected....
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
If you look at the actual violations without bias (which is impossible for me to do) it appears to me that our own self inflicted punishment is way too harsh. Then if you add in the fact that the NCAA didn't even bother to look at the documentation provided by the attorney hired by OSU regarding the hours worked scandal, it would appear as if the NCAA should hand us back a few of those scholarships for losing out on Posey for almost the entire year.
^^^^ This is what upsets me the most about Gene Smith. The added on suspension to Posey's original 5 was very contestable given that documentation. For Smith to rubberstamp it without an appeal is inexcusable. Basically killed Posey's chances in the draft.
Show some effing loyalty to your student-athletes Smith!
Right but when people were calling for so many heads and self imposed bowl bans\more scholly reductions, OSU just sorta held firm, tossed a few meaty bones the NCAA's way, COOPERATED WITH THE NCAA (The biggest USC gaffe), and let it all play out. It was some smooth operating, and the kind of thing that will have the nation outside of Ohio in a glorious uproar of misinformed comparisons to SMU and will reign down a storm of tears that will only put out the fires Meyer is setting to rest of the nation. We are going to be so hated, its not even funny.
^^^^^^ everything this guy said, he wins the internet tonight
This is why I was saying we should reserve judgment on Smith until the punishments came out. He may look like an idiot to the entire world, and OSU's PR may look ridiculous, but it doesn't matter what other teams fans think. His job was to work with the NCAA to limit penalties, and it seems like he's done that. My only issue is throwing Posey even further under the bus.
But really, who cares how OSU is perceived by other fans... they never liked us anyway. The NCAA is the only thing that matters.
To be hated by your enemies is a good thing.
"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." Charlton Heston(1924-2008)
I love being hated when I travel outside Ohio wearing my Buckeye gear. To be hated means you are doing something right.
To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.
Ditto, painterlad! Kinda makes ya feel respected... don't it!? :D
Im real carefull on what I wear in other states. Once went into a bar in WV wearing a Browns jacket and this one tooth Steelers fan pulled a razor on me.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
Where in WV? I lived there in '06-'07 and got harrassed like crazy for weeks after the Florida fiasco.
Just southeast of Moundsville along the river.
I live in Charleston, and have been here since '07. My second day of work at my current job was the day after the Florida beat-down. 4 of my coworkers at the time were Penn Staters... they didn't let that one die for quite a while.
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