PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Not that my love for OSU isn't deep, but have mixed feeling about this. :-/
I think tattoogate was a joke, but Tressel lied about it and this was our punishment. I think I'd rather take this on the chin like a man and move on.
"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University
Obama might have given notice to that petition BEFORE the election since it involved Ohio, but now that he has won...no dice!
@ATXbucknut A joke, right?
O H I O is the Buckeye State
No not a joke..
We get on other fanbases for antics like this...
We need to take our medicine, beat michigan, and look forward to next year.
Are you kidding me, the US government isn't going to step in and force the NCAA to change their ruling, this is stupid! I want Ohio State I the national championship as much as the next guy, but it ain't gonna happen.
I'm going to assume this was created comedically, and I really hope it was.
I signed it. If it works, why not. But I will be the first to admit that there are much more important issues for the president to deal with. Although, when you consider the March madness brackets he does for mens & womens basketball, & all the time he spends on sports related things, then why not "Pardon" the Buckeyes. lol
It's 5 o'clock somewhere, & Michigan still sucks
Can we just let this idea die?
One argument that could work is the financial windfall the state of Ohio (and the University) would stand to gain if the bowl ban was lifted. Remember when OSU played Miami in 2002 how merchandise flew off the shelves, especially after the Michigan game. I couldnt find a decent Ohio State shirt when Christmas shopping that year. That says nothing for the loss of potential income for caterers and grocery stores for National Championship parties, TV ad revenue, DVD sales of games, etc, etc, etc. The NCAA is costing the state of Ohio money and as bad as the economy has been, everything helps. If I were President, I'd sure at least call an inquiry into why my home state is being penalized financially over a sport. The NCAA isn't God and isn't Congress. They're just kids with an ant farm.
"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.
Puleeze! I will not be signing it. I'm an alumni and fan since the Woodrow days, and this is the lamest thing I've seen so far, and if it's not a joke, then it's a joke.
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