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Joey Bosa on Cleveland: "Little run down, dirty hole of a city"

BassDropper's picture
June 18, 2014 at 10:33pm
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Bosa is on quite the rant tonight about the city of Cleveland. It all started over Lebron and whether he would go back to Cleveland, Bosa doesn't seem to care that he is insulting a great deal of Buckeye fans...FYI, Im not from Cleveland and have never stepped foot in the city.

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Dustin Fox then confronted Bosa on a since deleted tweet, but has since followed with this...

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osu07asu10's picture

Don't worry, Dustin Fox says it's all good so it's all good...

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JDunc686's picture

Bosa is built like a grown man but you have to remember that he is only 19-20 years old; hell, I'm in my late 20's and still say things I don't really mean when I get into an argument.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Amen, man. I had a recent episode that resulted in my fiance's sister not talking to me anymore (even though I was completely correct in my actions, I could have handled it better and left some things out). I feel you.

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

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THEOSUfan's picture

Congrats on your engagment.  As a husband of 30 years of  marital bliss (largely), I will offer you this advice in the form of a principle: you can be right or happy.  Your choice.  (applies particularly to wives, but also to sis in laws, and ladies in general)

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HeuermanTheFireman's picture

He is only 18, which scares me.

The person responsible for toes clearly wanted you to stub them.

sharks's picture

What we do, all day err day:

This will be a good lesson in athlete etiquette.

1. Give canned answers

2. Don't knock the best city in the state, if not the country

3. Never defend LeBron.  Just don't talk about him at all.

A man got to have a code...

-3 HS
osu07asu10's picture

Apparently Joey didn't do so well in geography...

 

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

2. Don't knock the best city in the state,

He never mentioned Columbus.

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

+23 HS
Poison nuts's picture

BVW - Winner! 

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I'll have to agree with that one.  Columbus rules.  Mansfield is a close 2nd.  HAHAHAHAHA ok just kidding about Mansfield...and I'm from there so don't get too hot at me.

Class of 2010.

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FloridaBuck's picture

Has he even been to Cleveland?

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jBarnes's picture

2. Don't knock the best city in the state, if not the country

3. Never defend LeBron.  Just don't talk about him at all.

Really?  It appears that you have a case of "agree with me or be wrong" syndrome.  You may want to look closer to home before you feel entitled to give etiquette advice.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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BassDropper's picture

2 things:

1.) This can't set well with his 22 Cleveland teammates and head coach who is from the Cleveland area, especially with his conceded "Florida is better than Cleveland" attitude. Its fine to show pride in where you are from, but the way he is going about it is totally disrespectful.

2.) He better hope he isn't drafted by Cleveland or this will never escape him, and since my Browns are a mainstay picking in the top 10 its not a stretch.

DIRECTIONER

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cinserious's picture

Got a new avatar lined up for you Bass:

b

 

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

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BassDropper's picture

I would totally use this if the "Bass" in my name was for a fish and not music.

DIRECTIONER

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cinserious's picture

A man can only hope!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

chitown buckeye's picture

That means the Browns would have to draft a Buckeye...

"I'm having a heart attack!"

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TraSmith4's picture

As someone who has dealt with "Clevelanders" most of my life in the business world and as someone who also used to live in Southern Florida all I can say is... well nothing.... why... because I've done what Joey did..... aaaaand I learned my lesson.... really bad idea.... never ever ends well!!!! Nope!

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703Buckeye's picture

Meh, just another person making uninformed decisions about my hometown. The only thing Miami has on Cleveland is warm winters.
 

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Deadly Nuts's picture

They also have Lebron.... for now.

LEBRON

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TheBadOwl's picture

...And beaches, and incredible nightlife, and fast cars, and insanely hot women, and a lot of awesome culture...

Not that I could ever live there, but Miami is one of the coolest cities in the country. I love my Cleveland friends, but hey, Bosa's probably never even been to Cleveland, the media makes fun of Cleveland a lot. Hell, Clevelanders even made the "Hastily made Cleveland tourism videos" that everyone's seen that are hilariously self-depreciating.

Bosa is just echoing something that he's probably heard a billion times, and who can blame him, it's not like he's ever been to Cleveland.

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.

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GuGo61's picture

Miami around South Beach and the tourist areas are awesome.  Get away from that, and you have a metro area that has one of the highest crime rates and one of lowest per capita incomes in the country.  Plus traffic is hell.  If you have money or are a tourist, S. Florida is a great place to be.  I've lived in NE Ohio and S. Florida, and except for the snow, think NE Ohio is a more livable area.  

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Citrus's picture

I lived in Miami for a decade. There is one part of the city that is bad. Otherwise the city is very safe and a nice place to live. I lived in an area that was so safe that sometimes I didn't lock my doors. 

I am betting you didn't live in Miami. It is common for Broward county folks to lament how terrible Miami is when in reality Broward is far more crime ridden. 

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Citrus's picture

My girlfriend is a doc at Cleveland Clinic. I spend about 4 days a week there. I love Cleveland. Its an interesting city full of interesting places and character. I love the restaurants there. Cleveland has a certain cool that is sorta like Brooklyn but with a bunch of polish folks and a self deprecating sense of humor. It has many things going for it. But it is about 1000% more dangerous than Miami. 

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Citrus's picture

Wow tough crowd. Cleveland is more dangerous. Look at the statistics.

cinserious's picture

@ Citrus, I respect your opinion but I'm sure Sean Taylor (RIP) lived in one of the nicest areas of Miami and he got robbed and killed in his own home. I wouldn't be cool with leaving my front door unlocked there or anywhere else for that matter. If I remember correctly he slept with a gun or knife under his pillow when he slept.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

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Citrus's picture

That was a different situation. He threw a birthday party for his sister in which the party-goers witnessed he hard a purse with 100s of thousands of dollars. One of his sister's out-of-town friends took note of the cash. He got together some other kids, all of these kids were from Florida's other coast. None of them lived in Miami, they were all from Ft. Meyers. They drove 3 hours to target Taylor because they thought he was playing against Tampa Bay. He was home with a knee injury. They shot him. So, not only is the Sean Taylor story anecdotal, it doesn't say much about Miami crime. This would be like if 4 kids drove from Cinci to Cleveland to target someone, that would say nothing about Cleveland. We can gleam that Taylor felt comfortable keeping large amounts of cash in his house.

There are a few pockets of Miami that are trouble: liberty city, Allapatthah, and part of coconut grove. Otherwise, its really safe. Violent crime in Miami is localized. Nearly all of the murders come from those few places.

The FBI statistics show that the violent crime rate in Cleveland is higher than the violent crime rate in Miami. I say this not to disparage Cleveland, but rather to combat the notion that outside of South Beach (which actually has more crime than most of Miami) that Miami is some sort of dangerous place. It simply isn't true.
 

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Meh, just another person making uninformed decisions about my hometown. The only thing Miami has on Cleveland is warm winters.

and

 

  1. Hot chicks on the beach
  2. more hot chicks on the beach
  3. even more hot chicks on the beach
  4. old people

 

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My2Sons's picture

Are you people nuts?  Have any of you even been outside Cuyahoga County ?  It s**ks up here.  Businesses tripping over each other trying to get out,  the attitude of the majority of the people is worse that what the city looks like to outsides, and their pro (lol) sports teams  are now and will always be garbage.  Most of you wouldn't know Jim Brown if you passed him on the sidewalk, and yet you live what the Browns were in the early 60's.  How about Sipe's intercept against the Raiders, the Browns being Elway's b*t*h, the Indians quitting against the Marlins, James & Cavs quitting against the Celtics,  and on and on.  I'd say Get a Life, but there is not one to get in Cleveland.  A 1st round pick on Manziel?  Too funny !

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sox33osu's picture

It's upsetting you're an Ohio State fan. It embarrasses the entire fanbase sharing an interest with someone like you.

If you really think Cleveland sucks so bad, that's your opinion, but does it make you somehow feel better to sit there and rip the city that many Buckeyes on here love? Yeah, Cleveland has had it's share of tough times, but so has every city in some capacity. There's a ton to love about Cleveland and NE Ohio in general. I'm sorry you aren't able to figure it out.

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ShoeHolder's picture

To be fair, Bosa isn't wrong. 

I preferred my suspensions out of school. I needed to check in on what those Hollywood Squares were up to.

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703Buckeye's picture

Care to elaborate, ShoeHolder?
 

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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JDunc686's picture

Don't do it Shoe! It's a trap!

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Deadly Nuts's picture

I know i'm going to get dv'ed into oblivion but just take a look at the city, it's an absolute shithole. However, the condition of the city shouldn't generalize the population, that is where I have a problem with Bosa's remarks.

LEBRON

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703Buckeye's picture

Yeah, Cleveland has its bad parts but it is by no means a "shithole." Good sports facilities, great universities, world-class hospitals and museums, an excellent food-scene, one of the best orchestra's in the world, tons of parks... sure the roads are bad, some neighborhoods are unsafe, and the city schools leave a lot to be desired but I would pit Cleveland against any city in the country. It's a shame you have such a poor opinion of the city.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Brutus' Left Nut's picture

Not being a shithole and competing with any city in the country are two different things.  Stack Cleveland up against NYC, Chicago, LA, SF, DC, San Diego, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas, Dallas, etc. and it doesn't stand a chance.  

People who grew up in Cleveland (or small towns) may argue otherwise, but anyone who grew up in another CITY wouldn't.  

 

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jaxbuckeye's picture

What an ignorant comment. So are you suggesting there are no shit hole parts of any of those cities?  Ha!

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Brutus' Left Nut's picture

Maybe you missed the point of my comment.  My point was separating a city "being a shit hole" from a city competing with other cities (at the upper end)...

Every city has shit holes.  But let's look at the upper end of Miami and Cleveland.  Miami has South Beach, great restaurants, clubs, entertainment, etc.  Cleveland has a few attractions, but not enough that you hear of people taking vacations to Cleveland.  Celebrities aren't visiting Cleveland for fun..they are visiting Miami.

If you think Cleveland is an overall better city than the ones I listed, that's fine.  But, it's not some coincidence that Cleveland has to defend itself and the cities I listed don't.  For what the masses are looking for, it's just not as appealing of a place.  For what some people are looking for, it's a great place to live.

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Furious George 27's picture

Miami is what it is because its a tourist attraction and like many places that are tourist attractions they are built up for the visitors not for the average resident....Miami is a winter destination, not a summer hot spot. Every city has pros and cons and the biggest con for Cleveland is weather.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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jaxbuckeye's picture

BTW, as someone that knows both Cleveland and Miami VERY well, I guarantee if the average person were to spend time in both, hands down they would pick Cleveland. The only thing Miami has is the beach. The average person doesn't give two shits about the fake nightlife of South Beach. 

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

@Jax - So much this. I'm not exactly a fan of Cleveland but Miami is a shiny coating hiding a festering pustule.

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Brutus' Left Nut's picture

Guarantee?  Well if you look at population, it would seem that the average person hands down has picked Miami.  Unless you are suggesting that the excess Miami population only remains in Miami because they haven't been to Cleveland.

Miami also has great weather.  People care about that a lot.

I am not bashing Cleveland, just want to be clear about that.  I am just saying that I don't think it's as an attractive of a place to live to the majority of people.

I grew up in Ohio (Columbus) and live in NYC now.  I defend Columbus and, in general, Ohio as much as I can (East Coasters tend to shit on Ohio and think it's just farmland).  But, I still recognize that NYC is a more attractive place to live to the majority of people than Columbus is.  

 

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FloridaBuck's picture

Aside from the climate, Miami blows.  Seriously.  And yes, that is from experience.

And yeah, NYC is a big city.  That's cool...if that's your personal preference.

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exnwohiobuckfan's picture

After this past winter, my wife and I moved back to Florida. We love it here. We live in Palm Beach County and have no interest in moving further south. We have great weather, great schools, and great jobs. As far as I'm concerned, Broward and Dade counties are just places I have to drive through to get to the Keys. Almost forgot, no state or local income tax either

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FloridaBuck's picture

Totally correct sir 

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Unless you are suggesting that the excess Miami population only remains in Miami because they haven't been to Cleveland.

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Florida is pretty attractive...great weather year round is a draw...AND IF YOU CANT ADMIT THAT then you are lying to yourself.

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My2Sons's picture

If you think that was poor, just be glad he's never been here.

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buckeyedude's picture

but just take a look at the city, it's an absolute shithole

If you think Cleveland is a shithole, multiply it by 10, and what you get is Detroit. I'm not shitting you. And throwing out my Ohio bias, Detroit has serious issues that Cleveland doesn't even approach. I've been all over both cities. Cleveland doesn't even approach Detroit's shittiness.

 

 

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Brutus' Left Nut's picture

Yea Detroit is terrible.  The only place I can think of that is worse is Camden, New Jersey (I lived in Philly for a few years so had to go through Camden every now and then...it's like another country).

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