Dear 11W Community,
I let my emotions get the better of me yesterday (for those involved, you know the thread). I have been coming to this site for almost a year, and a big reason why was I didn't have to deal with people who couldn't type English or form a coherent thought. I don't know if perhaps new users are here or if I missed something as I have not been on the site as frequently due to work and other areas of life. Anyway, I still stand by many of the points I made before the name-calling ensued. The thread, to me at least, is a sign of why so many hate our fanbase...refusal to acknowledge facts, some suspect English/typing, misquoting, general arrogance, etc. I'm not saying it's horrible or a complete representation of the OSU fanbase, but that was not something I had typically experienced with users here. However, it is apparent by the almighty upvote/downvote system that that is precisely what is here in some users, which is fine. I'm not looking to alter the mindset of any Buckeye fan. So I received probably 100 downvotes for voicing a differing opinion on a former player (God forbid I don't idolize a 23 year old guy, right?) and stating facts. I was also frustrated with the "quoting" of phrases that were simply made up. I wanted to apologize to all of those I may have offended with my comments, there are admittedly probably too many to name. Staff, feel free to banhammer me or whatever, but I'm not sure how much I will visit this site if the replies to my comments were the norm. Maybe it was an aberration, I don't know. 99% of the people I've interacted with on here have been great, but I guess I don't share the "I have to root for every player to ever don a Buckeye uniform" mentality. Maybe that's the only difference. Either way, there's no excuse for the childish name-calling, and for that I'm sorry.
Buckeye76BHop...I'm with you man.
The content is still great, but either the "2%ers" are much more frequent here in the comments or I missed something (completely possible). If this doesn't apply to some, then disregard and enjoy your time on the site. Take care guys, and hopefully I'll be back around B1G tourney time for some roundball discussion.