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ESPN Haters?

Brutus' Left Nut's picture
July 2, 2014 at 2:08am
44 Comments

Next time someone posts something about the ESPN conspiracy against OSU, remember that ESPN has Hilliard and Cornell rated higher than any other recruiting service (have both as 5-stars) and are broadcasting their commitments (and hyping the commitments up).  

Of course, if Hilliard and Cornell don't go to the good guys...then forget everything I just wrote.

bucked up's picture

yes, because giving high ratings to two stud prospects on OSU's radar will undo all of the sensationalist reporting they did to the program during Tatgate and 2003/2004.

+30 HS
whiskeyjuice's picture

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Groveport_Buckeye's picture

ESPN likes to have their cake and eat it too. They will play both sides of TOSU's fortunes and make $$$$ doing so.

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whiskeyjuice's picture

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

AngryWoody's picture

Our Honor Defend!

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bucks_4_life's picture

He must be practicing...

The juice is worth the squeeze

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whiskeyjuice's picture

Have you ever noticed that Mark May looks like a fat Urkel??

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

MN Buckeye's picture

Or just bored with himself.

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whiskeyjuice's picture

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Groveport Heisman's picture

On their next recruiting update on rankings they will have both lower then all the other services. Then all will be right in the World. I expect they both have committable Bama offers and thats your reason.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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brunstar's picture

ESPiN has a $2.25 billion TV deal to broadcast SEC games, and the deal for the ESPiN SEC network is for an undisclosed amount.  It goes out of its way to inject its bias and conflict of interest into college athletics.  The network single handedly ruined college football in 2011 when it openly campaigned for an LSU/Bama rematch in the championship game.  It also goes out of its way to hide SEC wrongdoings like with Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel, and Saban's ridiculous oversigning strategy.  I haven't watched Sports Center or College Gameday since Fox Sports 1 was launched, and I'm a better person for it.

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YTOWNBUCKI's picture

I still watch the WWL.  Once you accept it for what it is, it's not terrible.  

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Once you accept it for what it is, it's not terrible.  

No, it's still terrible.

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

+8 HS
chemicalwaste's picture

"Once you accept robbery for what it is, it's not too bad."

chemicalwaste's picture

I can understand the DV on that. I'll edit it.

whiskeyjuice's picture

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

For college football, I can't stand them, but they have gems like Men In Blazers, which is a brilliant team if you like futball/soccer.  That said, MIB is part of grantland, which is fine for opinionated articles, but I'm not really a fan of Bill Simmons, himself, who started it, as he is more of a Howard Stern rehash for sports journalism (ie. shock jock journalist)

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

Silver Bullet 10's picture

ESPN wanted to make a bash-Ohio State thingy with Clarett instead of Youngstown Boys

+7 HS
RunEddieRun1983's picture

The Monday after we got stomped out by USC (the Mark Sanchez version) Cowturd talked about how the B1G and particularly OSU are slow, old, and out dated, and shouldn't be considered a power conference.  Fast forward about three weeks and he has Tressel on his show and kisses his rear end.  I mean, it's ESPN, they have no credibility.

I don't always downvote, but I do always downvote a Michigan fan trolling the Buckeye boards.

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ghalephoto's picture

Herbstriet with Palmer and B Huard did the same thing.  Was bad enough on the field but these 3 had an agenda.

RunEddieRun1983's picture

Herbstreit is the biggest turncoat in the world.  I remember when Robinson was making his heisman run, Herbstreit inteviewed and did everything but orally copulate him.  Made me sick.

I don't always downvote, but I do always downvote a Michigan fan trolling the Buckeye boards.

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Troll large fanbase = profit.

Troll large competing fanbase = profit

Troll large fanbase and large competing fanbase in a way that makes no sense = profit x 2

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I'll never forget when (one of my first trips on 11W) after the 2010-2011 season was wiped from the books, they immediately updated their website as such yet left other schools with forfeited seasons (USC, Memphis BBALL) alone and didn't change anything.

That's when I realized OSU is top 3 program to talk about. Say something good, make money. Say something bad, make even more money. ESPN is trying to make money, that's fine. I'll watch sports on there when I have to. But other than that, I support them in no way.

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Gametime's picture

That's because ESPN isn't stupid. They know that Ohio State has the largest living alumni base in the country. They know that while the SEC had the best team in college football (as they dominated the last decade), which teams are still viable in each conference that could unseat them. ESPN shapes their narrative by Ws and whether that doesn't tell the whole story or not, as long as an SEC team is playing for or hoisting the crystal ball, that's how it's gonna be.

However, ESPN also knows that we have Urban Meyer and this next recruiting class will complete a full cycle (4 classes) of recruiting and usually with Urban, it doesn't take long to bring his teams to maximize their potential. 

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

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Unky Buck's picture

Let's be honest, though, their recruiting service is garbage and has been for a long time. They may have these 2 highly rated, but it doesn't mean that all of the sudden that they have a good service or anything else that they've ever done should be excused. When it fits our narrative, we tend to excuse it, but we shouldn't. 

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Jack Fu's picture

You tinfoil-hat-wearing babies. "Everyone hates us, everyone's biased, everyone's out to get us!" Grow the hell up.

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MeyerMattaScarletHeroes's picture

"Grow the hell up"

--- so says the guy with an avatar that looks like it was designed by my 2 year old cousin. 

Oh, that's right, anybody that points out blatant media bias, is automatically wearing a "tinfoil hat", you're one of those generalizing morons.

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Jack Fu's picture

1. Not familiar with The Internet, I take it?

2. If you see "blatant media bias," you're looking for it. It's not there.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Just because i'm paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't trying to kill me. 

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

+9 HS
osu407's picture

An example, though moderate in scale, from today:

Ohio State loses the recruiting battle to Oregon for a California quarterback

They phrase it as OSU losing out despite us never offering him.  If they wanted to be accurate they could say "California quarterback that Ohio State showed interest in but never offered chose Oregon".

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/103206/big-ten-lunch-links-855?...

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CincyOSU's picture

This is actually a perfect example of what us ESPN "defenders" have an issue with. This was a perfectly innocent, non-confrontational statement....yet we somehow turn this into a shot at OSU. Were we not recruiting him? Did MANY on this site not want this kid? Did he not pick Oregon over OSU and other schools? This is a prime example of confirmation bias...you've picked the one thing that COULD be twisted into a shot at OSU and forgot, or ignored, all of the extremely positive attention ESPN gave OSU yesterday. I mean you had to dig to even find this, yet ignored all the positive front page attention.

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Buckeye Knight's picture

Fair point, but is it really a recruiting battle for us anymore if we already found our QB for this class (with a possible exception for Gibson)?  Birm and staff made it perfectly clear that we were done recruiting QB's after Burrow committed.

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MeyerMattaScarletHeroes's picture

Zactly. Another great example. Jack Fu is not too bright, ditto Cincy.

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Jack Fu's picture

This is a "great example" of "blatant media bias"?

okay dot gif

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CincyOSU's picture

Hahah....another great example? You just keep proving our point. I see you conveniently ignore all the positive attention from the past few days and choose to interpret an innocent blurb as a blatant shot at OSU.

Either way I'll be sure to lose sleep over your lame little insult...the conspiracy theorists never fail to show their character. 

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whiskeyjuice's picture

Something I saw on ESPN last night that bothered me was about Urban and arrested players (because of the recent Tracy Sprinkle) and they were discussing that Urban has problems controlling the athletes. The funny thing about that story is I have read every week about different college football players getting in trouble/arrested and there is no mention of their coach. What's even more interesting is that after the bit about Urb Meyer, there was something being reported about Alabama's running back getting arrested but nobody was talking about Saban and how he can't control his players!?!?!...........WTF ESPN????

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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MeyerMattaScarletHeroes's picture

The media does this subtle bias all the time. They are subtly bias with headlines, and people are dumb enough to buy into it. The media us absolutely biased, and clearly has agendas.

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RickKaneWasHere's picture

E-ASS-PEE-N

Can you put the past away?

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brunstar's picture

ESPiN has 2.25 BILLION reasons to have an SEC bias, and that number doesn't even include the 50/50 profit split of the ESPiN SEC Network.

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chemicalwaste's picture

Can I also hate espn because they gave that socialist, blowhard, moron Keith Overbite his own show with which all he does is bitch like a whiney little hipster in rolled up skinny jeans and chucks?

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SilverBullet-98's picture

Espn shows it's bias in what it doesn't report as well.

Bowl season Iowa ready to beat LSU, LSU players falling on ground getting timeouts and barely hung on for the win.

How many of you think Espin reported that LSU barely hung on for a win vs Iowa , and that is was a pretty even match? 

NOPE, as usual LSU and the SEC took it to B1G Iowa "Gameday" -highlights where all ; LSU.

Espin- we tell the story the way THEY wan't to, not just report the sports news, it's a entertainment company. I wouldn't be suprised if they shared priviledged info with the SEC teams about their foes.

ESPN is the Disneyworld of College Football, literally and figuratively. They fabricate their stories.

"The Past Builds the Future"

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whiskeyjuice's picture

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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