PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
They will find any reason to talk negatively about OSU
Yup. A lot of nothing. The man fires from the hip and likes to make jokes. Big deal.
"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University
OSU just released the video footage of Gee apologizing for his off-the-cuff remarks. Seems like the guy has egg on his face again.
Indeed he does with a simple apology to wipe it off. Vomited in my coffee when I saw it. Moving on...until he does it again. And you can bet I'll be critical when it happens. Can anyone ever forget about this statement, "I was just hoping coach didn't dismiss me." Unreal! Learn not to tell off the cuff ignorant comments that are supposed to be viewed as humor. It's called know your audience that you're speaking to.
"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM
As a Catholic, I'm not in the least offended. In fact he probably stole the joke from a Catholic.
I'm with you...
Born and rasied Catholic. Catholic schools.
Not even slightly offended by this. America needs to chill the F out.
Exactly. I'm right there with you both! Would upvote ya if I could.
Also, could you imagine if this was a race comment or some other religion...people would be calling for his head on a steak.
Obviously cant get into religion or politics here but just further stating how dumb PC hubub is.
I saw a couple comments on there were they some people were calling for his job. Haha. WTF?!? Slow News Day+Butt Hurt America+OSU disdain=#1 story of the day for ESPN
I can't remember the radio show the host believe university presidents should be fined for there comments just like there head coaches or get suspended.
I'm not offended, either. I'd say the same shit. Big whoop.
Class of 2010.
He's on the front page of Yahoo now...
It has nothing to do with anyone's feelings towards OSU - This is what happens when people in positions of authority say and do dumb things.
So the truth is dumb?
Have we come to a point where a guy can't say anything that isn't PC?
I enjoyed the comment, but I enjoy people getting worked up over it more.
That's not my point / the point, here it is in its simplest form:
A guy can say all kinds of non-PC stuff, but a guy that is supposed to be a leader, a role model, and a representative of something bigger than himself can not.
Call it double standards if you want, but that's the way it is and it's why he gets paid the big bucks. Personally, I don't care about what Gee said because I'm of the same mentality and an equal opportunity offender, moreso at myself than anyone or anything else, but no one is understanding why this is being treated the way it is.
F**k Notre Dame.
I want the B1G to kick their behinds every chance we get.
Am I the only one that read this and thought "Who gives a crap"? Why is everyone getting butt hurt over EVERYTHING people say nowadays? It's getting out of control.
Go Gordon! Love it!
Bring on ND pleaseeeeee
I'm just happy to be here
This was dredged up from last December, people are sure digging deep for something negative to cling on.
Wow. Overreaction by the media much? PC run amock.
Gee's a good guy. Sounds like the media (AP, etc.) is giving him the Mitt Romney treatment, trying to bring a good man down.
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
It was a freaking joke! My Lord, this PC world we live in now does not allow for any kind of humor what so ever. I'm Catholic and from the south and took it for exactly what it was.....A JOKE
Oh my. That's fantastic.
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
Gee already apologized to ND by phone.. The good thing it wasn't other certain religious groups or he be in some real hot water.
Nothing Gee says surprises me anymore. He has demonstrated that his mouth gets a little ahead of him at times. What really amuses me is that there are people on here who get embarrassed by what he says, when much of what he has said has been echoed on here by multiple posters. Heck, and all of it is mild compared to what many die hard fans spout on a daily basis. Maybe he is supposed to be above all that, but I, for one, am happy that at times he is an ordinary fan like most of us.
What is really offensive here is the corrupt media. They release this stupid (non)-story in the middle of the off-season to get more mileage out of the story. Predictably pathetic media being pathetic.
I'll ride with Gordon til I die!
Board of Trustees just issued a statement saying "We just hope he doesn't fire us!"
the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS
Gee is a joke outside of Ohio State's blind fans. The man needs to be fired, and fired now!
Quite frankly, I don't care what others think of him. He is an extremely effective administrator, crazy fundraiser, and gets along quite well with faculty AND students. (Do you understand how incredibly difficult it is to keep students and faculty happy these days? Almost impossible.) The university has thrived with him as president both academically and fiscally-the dollar value of all those research grants is the envy of many other universities. SAT and ACT scores have increased each year for a while.
We've been back for a couple of functions each year the past couple of years, and the big topic amongst parents is how their older kids (who had strong ACT/SAT scores) could get into OSU, their younger kids are going elsewhere because it it so tough to get into these days, relative to the recent past.
That being said, Gee being Gee sometimes makes me roll my eyes and wince a bit. And then move on.
RoyWalley is a joke and needs to be fired, and fired now!!!!
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
Cajunbuckeye, wow, what a good one!! Like i said, certain blind OSU fans.
I really have no problem and think its pretty funny myself. We need more people who arent scared to death to have an opinion. But I cant see this being treated anywhere close to what Ive read so far by anyone other than Ohio St. fans. I read a thread everyday, and just got done reading one, where ESPN is nothing short of Satan himself for saying Ohio St was overrated. And if this was about any number of other races, religions, or just more specific, they would have had his head already. I think all media makes way too much out of anything even faintly negative about most people/groups, but Im pretty sure it has nothing to do with him being from Ohio St., other than its a big university with a big spotlight. Personally I could care less for most part what anyone says. But isnt Gordon Gee bright enough to realize that you cant say anything about anyone without some kind of group calling for your head?
Why does he NEED to be fired Roy ?
Yeah, I'm with BDH --- what exactly did Gee do to deserve being fired Roy?
LOLz bruh --- what, he told some funny jokes off the record that weren't PC --- that's it?
Geeze. At ease, gentlemen.
In today's world of plastic stiffmen, I actually find Gee quite refreshing, if not at least amusing.
Roy -- I think I know where this is coming from...you checked out the story on BSpn's website, and all of the OSU-hating trolls' comments got you irked. Free advice: ignore the trollers on that website, it's a waste of time.
Totally agree 9er. Seems like everyone is a headhunter nowadays. Someone says something they don't like...FIRE THEM! What the hell? Yeah fire a guy that has brought us out of the Holbrook era smelling like roses and bringing our fundraising efforts to a whole new level. Ignore what he has done for alumni, faculty, and student relations. The guy makes jokes behind closed doors and some of them are either taken out of context or are just not all that funny and all the sudden it's grounds for losing his job? LIGHTEN UP!!!!
The fake rage and anger from people over these comments that were said 6 months ago is incredibly hilarious.
Well if people are going to laugh about Gee comments, you minus well get all your kicks in.
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I am an OSU Alum. I am Catholic. I have met Gordon Gee a couple of times. He is a very nice man. The President of the Catholic League was absolutely right in saying Gordon Gee is not a bigot. He is anything but that. The media and the political correctness thing turns me off to no end.
The comments that Gee made gave me a chuckle. Nonetheless, I do think Gordon Gee came off as an idiot. The reason he comes off as an idiot is because he looks like a hypocrite. There are cases of trust issues and academic issues that have made OSU and Gee look bad. Why bring up other schools shortcomings when OSU has had their own?
There are a few reasons people are riled up. The Catholic comment is one. Certainly, if he had mentioned certain other groups in society, he would have been gone. The notion that you can say stuff about Catholics and not other groups does upset people.
While we who live inside of 270 know this is probably Gordon being Gordon, to folks outside of 270 it is different. Gee represents Ohio State, which is a strike in many people's book. Also, Gee fits the prototype of being the elitist snob from the world of academia that everybody hates. His comments about the SEC and Louisville play right into that.
There is one thing that this episode does tell me: there are some people at Ohio State who want Gordon Gee out. These comments occurred in early December 2012. The Board of Trustees sent Gee his "reprimand letter" in early March 2013. Why does this leak months after the fact? This leak was done to damage Gordon Gee.
The Gee of the last few years has been prone to gaffes every several months it seems. It would not shock me if the media or certain leakers are aware and have evidence of previous gaffes. Bottom line here is I do not think Gee is going to be around much longer at OSU.
The media wets their pants whenever they get an opportunity to run a negative story on ESPN.
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