Reminder: Don't Be Like this Guy

By Jason Priestas on February 7, 2013 at 11:32p

So, a recruit commited to your favorite team for over a year decides to go elsewhere. How do you handle it?

Source: @ATraber21

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741's picture

Prime example of douchebaggery.

bigbadbuck's picture

Can you say, Does someone need a life?.....It totally floors me when someone gets all over an 18 yr old for not doing what the criticizer seems to think should happen.. To those that criticize I say "Its their life not yours, they are not here to meet your expectations EVER!"

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

bodast67's picture

This guy is a straight up BITCH !




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

Vico's picture

Seriously, tweeting venom to the high school punter for accepting an eleventh hour scholarship to his dream school, in his home state.  

Don't be that guy.

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Dear god, he seemed like a good kid too.  I hate shit like this.

brband64's picture

Seriously, this makes me ill.  Hopefully Townsend and his family realize this idiot is the exception and that the VAST majority of Buckeye Nation wishes him well. 

"Maybe the Big Ten is not that bad. Maybe it's pretty damn good.'' ~ Urban Meyer

awarren84's picture

In case he didnt see this post...I looked him up on facebook and just sent him this link...

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

ATXbucknut's picture

Thanks for doing this.  This stuff needs to stop. Right before I saw this Buckshot I had seen the guy below talking smack to Mitch Trubisky. It's not as bad as the one you posted above, but it pains me to see an OSU fan slamming an Ohio QB who would have loved to have come to OSU, but never got an offer.
We are better than this.

FROMTHE18's picture

EDIT: re-read the exchange, could have done without that response.

Grant Edgell's picture

Good to see out of the kid...

@johnnytownsend1: S/o to the real you all are the best fans and I hope my decision is respected and understood.


GoldenBearBuckeye's picture

This was the same douchebag who poisoned the tree in Alabama

Bolt's picture

Damnit, I hate Twitter and people. 

buckeye76BHop's picture

This^^^^how and why would some one dv you with all this proof above, confuses me.  I wonder why they didn't like your comment about twitter....Hmmmmm????

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

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

buckeyestu's picture

Wishing johnny townsend the best.

CowCat's picture

Has anyone called these douches out on Twitter?
We don't need these people representing our great tradition or our university ... you know, a university, where smart people act within reason ?  Collegiate athletics = athletics at college?
This also applies to how we treat opposing fans on game day -- even TTUN -- act with class. If some "Ohio State fan" is being a real douche, call them out.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

buckeyedude's picture

I do not have problem with a little trash talking in response to some douchebag UM fans. But it stops there.
We do not and should not be tweeting disrespectful shit to kids that don't commit to our favorite school.



FROMTHE18's picture

mad props to Townsend for handling that crap with class...hate the gators but if there is one player on that team that ill root for, its Johnny. Best of luck to him, darn shame he couldn't be a part of this class.

kevinfrenchfry's picture

shouldnt draw attention to this imo, these guys are in every fan base.  i live in NC and they are definitely bitter over everything concerning duke and unc basketball, thats the  nature of being ohios team because tOSU your always gonna have these guys

drumsontheside's picture

I hope that guy's car get's towed


steensn's picture

We need to point these guys out, just watch out because they can come outta no where and freak out on you... yeah that happened...

439LawDog's picture

I'm volunteering to hold this douchebag while Johnny punts him right in his junk!

steensn's picture

That... would... hurt...

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

So your response to a twitter comment is violence that would result in jail time? Makes sense.

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

Alhan's picture

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I got that it was a joke. It just wasn't funny.

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

Dean's picture

"So your response to a twitter comment is violence that would result in jail time making a joke?"
Fixed it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Nut shots are serious business.

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

Alhan's picture

Your final argument has swayed my position sir!  They are indeed serious business.

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

buckeyedude's picture

Buckeyevstheworld is right! A kick to the nuts is nothing to be trifled with!



Dean's picture

Very fair point.

Menexenus's picture

"Beavis and Butthead!  Kick me in the Jimmy!"  :-)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

buckeyedude's picture

If I "tweeted," I'd tweet that effer back, "shut your effing pie hole!"
But I don't tweet. Hopefully, someone will put this idiot in his place. I hope Townsend didn't see this stupid assed tweet.



Jangs78's picture

Hate seeing does he not realize it makes us look bad as a fanbase when outsiders see that?!?!  If you love the Buckeyes so much just shut your trap Dbag!   

Unky Buck's picture

Yeah, that is absolutely ridiculous. It's adding to the argument of why we, as fans, should never tweet recruits. If a kid decommitting at the "11th hour", as Vico put it, pisses you off that much, you may need to reevaluate your life and the direction it's going in.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

BucksfanXC's picture

Public shaming! Boo this man!

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

toad1204's picture

Hope he wakes up and all of his buckeyes are smashed and his Buck ID no longer works.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

dubjayfootball90's picture

i hate these people... Such a tough guy, writing behind a computer screen... YA, YOU SHOWED HIM!!! What a pathetic peice of ****. It is not our decision, it is the athletes. Quit crying like a little b**** and congratulate a kid being so athletically gifted that he was able to accept a scholarship to a prime D1 school. Congrats JT, hope your career flourishes, although I do wish we coulda had ya.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

iball's picture

warm weather...check....awesome football chicks in short shorts....check
um...not seeing the problem here

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

439LawDog's picture

Don't forget being able to drive home to your own bed on the weekends with all your friends and family being able to watch you at their leisure.  What was this kid thinking? (This along with my other post is sarcasm BUCKEYEVSTHEWORLD)

BED's picture

Here's what you tweet at this clown:

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

Unky Buck's picture

Man I wish I could upvote this, hahahahaha

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I prefer this one:

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

LouGroza's picture

That's good stuff and that is certainly one mean looking pussy on the left.

theDuke's picture

this guy probably didn't go to Ohio State either... just sayin.


cronimi's picture

I agree, Duke. Some of the worst fans never even attended the school they support. I think it's even worse in the SEC. 

E2Brutus's picture

That's not even the worst of it... 5 people retweeted this. WTF people!

BED's picture

One was Townsend.  He must've got a kick out of it at least.

Get it? "Kick" LOLOLOLOLOL.

I hate me too, don't worry.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

439LawDog's picture


Run_Fido_Run's picture

What if some righteous, social media-savvy bros/ladies (not me) formed sort of a Buckeye digital posse to hound, harass, and embarrass internet tough guys like this d-bag Andrew Traber? 
The digital slapdowns would have to be very judiciously applied, of course. You wouldn't want the posse to turn into cyber bullies trying to stifle all differences of opinion, etc. 
On the other hand, the Twitter stalking thing is way out of hand and the best way to police it is organically.

ausmos's picture

It would be terrible if someone found out where this guy works and they were alerted to what one of their employees was doing on twitter. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Unless one of the internet tough guys does something so egregious, with bad ramifications that spill outside of Twitter/etc., effecting a recruit's personal life, the cyber "punishments" should be confined to Twitter/etc. I was thinking cyber shaming, that's all.

Brutus Forever's picture

I bet JT would whoop this kids ass lol

"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

BrewstersMillions's picture

I'm really just upset that the guy doesn't have a basic grasp on arithmetic. I mean, sure he wanted to charge to the forefront to defend his beloved Buckeyes, but when you add 1 to 1 to 1 several times over, you realize OSU didn't have room for the Townsend.
I bet "Andrew Traber" was totally bad ass at football too when he was in high school. Just ask him, I'm sure he'll tell you.

Dougger's picture

yeah this guy sucks
brewster on an unrelated note did you hear jay cutler supposedly proposed to his wife via text message? what are your thoughts?

I like football

BrewstersMillions's picture

I did hear-and its true. Since its something Jay Cutler did (other than throw a football), its clearly awesome as everything Smokin Jay does has an over powering level of awesome too it.
Its KCav man...good for him...of course they already have a kid so what's the difference?

Maceyko's picture

My son, who is 5 and not currently being recruited by anyone, will not be using twitter because of idiots like this. 

TheBadOwl's picture

I saw a really bad one from a Mizzou fan comparing Elliott to Radio. People make me sick.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

bodast67's picture

I did call this Twitter thug out and told him he did not speak for BuckeyeNation. I also tweeted Johnny and congratulated him and wished him good luck at UF. 




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

DetroitBuckeye's picture

That's a perfect example of what fans should tweet recruits when they decommit.  Wish them good luck and congratulations.

gbm's picture

Good job staff for putting this dude on blast. Don't know where this dude gets his entitlement from to act like this. Too bad. 

bassplayer7770's picture

Wow, quite simply, fans like that are an embarrassment.

WiliestBuckeye's picture

Its sad that his identity is fused with OSU to the point where he thinks tweets like this are O.K. I hope he turns his life around for the better.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Is this guy part of the 11W family? If so, I say the staff should take away any posting/voting rights. THIS is why Buckeye fans are so often hated...the actions of a very few!

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

Alpo's picture

Really truly embarrassing and disgusting. I'm glad Johnny realizes that these comments are not of Buckyenation as a whole and only a few bad seeds. Every fanbase has them and unfortunately we are not exempt. Best of luck to Johnny, kid went with his heart, who can blame him?

tommrkr's picture

I'll bet this kid used to deliver pizzas...

rightfield's picture

I hope there was only one dufus tweeting Townsend. Seemsl like a good kid andI wish him well at UF.

Its good to be the king

brumon's picture

Everyone should troll this guy on twitter

Unky Buck's picture

It's a novel idea in theory, but I've seen his responses to a few people who have already and I think it just feeds his douchieness. It's seemingly easy for him to put on his internet tough guy pants when he doesn't have someone to answer to and he'll keep doing it each time someone trolls him. Best to leave this dickhead wallow in his own pathetic sorry...which is clearly evident based on his need to be pissed off about this.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'