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Turner came off as an ass to me after reading the book, also Matta seemed to agree with Titus's remarks about Turner being a bit immature.
As with most things heard through the grapevine, the truth is to be found somewhere in the middle...
"I 've got an El Camino full of rampage"-- Sterling Archer, codename: Duchess
Turner of course is going to defend himself and call Titus immature, when in fact it was probably the other way around. It's amusing in general.
I find Titus annoying at best.
Have you read his book?
I loved it. Was never a blog readers of his except for the odd occasion ... now I will have to go back and read'em all from the start. The closest thing we will get to a second book I think.
Honestly, the only way you can find Titus annoying is if you find the cold, hard, hilarious truth about your favorite basketball team annoying.
October 20th: National Kenneth Guiton Day
I thought those remarks about Turner were just moments of sarcasm...maybe I was wrong
Funny, quick read, but hard to swallow as "the cold hard truth". Titus almost admits to his envy of more talented players and hangs his hat pretty high on his scoring on Turner during a practice which is most likely the highlight of Titus' basketball career and quickly forgotten by one of the best to don the scarlet and gray on the hard court. I think Titus is funny and he weaves a mostly positive prespective on the basketball team. He's quick to be heard (car gate) but I still like him and apparently so do the people who he almost takes advantage of in the book.
Anyone who tells a funny story embellishes a bit.
I agree that he's quick to be heard, but I don't see him as the money-grabbing selfish a-hole Turner speaks of. He's a good guy
- Turner speaking of Titus as a money-grabbing asshole
- A lot of the stories told by The Shark
- A lot of the statements made in these comments
All three are embellished and not 100% true. Just as Mark admits in his book, he is weaving tales and spinning for the sake of entertainment. Some truth to them, a lot in some cases. I never heard Turner calling Titus a money-grabbing asshole or even close to that but if you want to interpret and exagerate it as that, I'm not taking a huge issue with it.
Just saying there is a middle ground and the truth probably lies in there somewhere.
Loved the book for what it is!
while the words money-grabbing asshole were not said, it wasn't that big of an inference.
“I laugh at him, but I’ve got enough stuff to worry about without some guy telling stories to make money. You expect that from Titus, you know? When you accept somebody for who they are, you don’t get mad. He’s one of those guys who likes attention, so he started the blog, (and) he writes a book or whatever to keep the attention on him. You understand that’s what he likes, and that’s what keeps him going. That’s Mark, you know? … I love him for who he is. I don’t get mad at that type of stuff.”
Yea, his comments on cargate weren't anything everyone on campus wasn't thinking to themselves for years prior. I think people overreacted to his comments on that issue. I do get the feeling that Turner and Titus have that almost brotherly love where neither will let the other push him around but they have respect for each other because of it.*
I think some people take this stuff way too seriously. Titus and Turner were not the best of friends that is a well documented fact but I dont think they hate each other that much.
"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."
Turner would be best served by not engaging with The Shark in the way which he quotes himself! Nothing to gain from it.
Aren't we all "Money Grabbers"?
Turner is good at basketball, so he makes lots of money playing basketball
Shark is good at telling story and entertaining so he makes his money writing
The rest of us are good at looking @ 11W while wasting time at work, so we make our money that way.
I'd say reading 11W is the most productive thing I do all day.
Fan of bacon since 1981
I haven't read the book, but I used to read the blog, and Titus posted quite a bit there about Turner 'The Villain'. It always sounded to me like Titus knew exactly how to get under Evan's skin and would try his best to get him riled up. Its not hard for me to see Turner being an immature kid. And apparently its not too difficult to get him upset.
One of my favorite Titus moments was when the OSU team was on a bus to a game (or maybe a plane I don't remember) and Titus wrote on the blog and tweeted about how Evan was listening to Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' on repeat to get him pumped up for their game. I think Evan was pissed about that, but came out and said 'Its a good song'.
My money says if either one of these guys needed help from the other, they would be there for each other. I read the book (faster than anything I have ever read outside of Penthouse Forum) and get the impression they would consider themselves friends on some level.
In response, The Villain releases his rage against the bucks and goes for 29-13-6...i wish he got starters minutes all the time.
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