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Comment 18 Feb 2013

RE: "Spotted: Ricky Stanzi"

Well-played, sir. Well-played.

 

 

Comment 23 Jan 2013

+1

 

Couldn't have said it better myself. According to Deadspin, for what it's worth, ESPN hadn't done half the research Deadspin had done. Deadspin was definitely in a position to report it with credibility, and they did. ESPN wanted to get a public interview with Te'o for him to reveal the story, thus giving Te'o and ESPN continued control of the narrative. 

Comment 11 Nov 2012

I was thinking the same thing, lol. I know A&M is now technically an SEC team, but I'd like to see this point get more attention in the sports media. Of course, it won't. 

Comment 06 Oct 2012

What's even worse (though not surprising) is that this "story" is actually one of the headlines listed on ESPN's homepage right now. Not just the home page for college football, but the homepage for the site as a whole. They have 10 headlines up at a time, meaning they considered this tweet to be among the top 10 sporting news events this Saturday afternoon. 

Comment 28 Sep 2012

"He went on to say Alabama probably will win the national championship this season and called Florida State the team outside the SEC that is closest to the caliber of an SEC team."

I didn't watch the interview, so maybe the article writer is taking his quote out of context, but if not, then what we have here is SEC homerism at its finest. If he'd said that FSU was the closest non-SEC team to the caliber of Alabama and LSU or possibly even South Carolina and Georgia, then okay, but otherwise, get real. Overall, it's clearly the best conference, but let's not get delusional. "SEC! SEC! SEC!"

Comment 06 Sep 2012

He exaggerates (intentionaly or not) to make his point. For example, sportswriters and sports media figures shouldn't make predictions because that makes the actual games meaningless? Okaaaaaaaaaaaay....But I actually like the gist of what he's saying, though he seems to go a little overboard. 

Comment 14 Jul 2012

I do agree it seems a little harsh to drill her about it considering she's a columnist and not a reporter. At the same time, I can get some of the criticism. I don't remember everything from her interview with him, but the biggest complaint about it back then was that she really didn't press him on some of his more questionable answers, such as when he said he didn't even know about such a thing as "rape and a man." She alludes to these issues in the new column, saying he didn't always give "lucid answers" to her questions, but the criticism is that she really let him get away with some things in that interview.

 

Comment 22 Jun 2012

Well, Craig just asked them how the team during some nonspecific season, just trying to joke like he kind of knew something about college football. I think the fan just picked a random year as a response, or he just made it up off the top of his head since the question wasn't really serious and no actual season was mentioned. 

Comment 22 Jun 2012

As I was saying earlier, I think the reason it's okay to continue ripping him for "The Decision" is because, at least to my knowledge, he's never acknowledged anything wrong about it and instead continued to rub it in Cleveland fans' faces with the Nike commerical. If he does talk about it being stupid, immature, and wrong at some point, then I think the criticism is no longer justified. As far I know, that hasn't happened. 

Comment 22 Jun 2012

For the record, I'm not big on Cleveland sports and I am a Cincy fan--I actually didn't mind Cleveland sports until rooming with a few Cleveland friends in college :) And I agree with BuckeyeDude that the way Lebron left Cleveland is the big problem more so than the fact that he left at all. It's his career and he can do with it as he pleases, if you ask me.

But I also agree with you that Clevelanders and everyone else should still be allowed to hate him. I still think "The Decision" was just too classless, and his complete lack of understanding for why it was wrong and lack of remorse about it later on are reason enough to keep ripping on him. The "What Should I Do?" Nike commerical just added to the whole idea that he's completely out of touch with reality, and the video response Cleveland fans put together calls him out on it beautfully (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep-9sSKa0RA).

Instead of admitting in hindsight that he should have handled the situation better, he just rubbed it in Cleveland fans' faces even more. If he admitted that and apologized about it, I think further criticism would be wrong, but as far as I know that hasn't happened. Maybe he's just surrounds himself with too many yes-men. 

Comment 27 May 2012

What's interesting about the assessment of Tressel is that I've actually known Michigan fans that liked Tressel. I mean, they hated that he beat their team constantly, but they thought he was a stand-up guy.  Come to think of it, every fan of another Big-10 team I've known has generally hated OSU but just because the Buckeyes win games. 

Maybe that's just my experience, though. 

Comment 27 May 2012

To name a few:

Mark May, Stephen A. Smith (excellent parody of Smith if you haven't seen it yet), Colin Cowherd, Pat Forde, Craig James (if he still counts).

 

And of course, #1 is Skip Bayless, though to be sort of fair, I'm pretty sure Skip doesn't even believe half of what he says. 

Comment 08 May 2012

Long-time lurker, first-time poster. Unless I'm really missing something, it seems clear to me you did the right thing by reporting that guy. It's sort of troubling to me as an OSU fan that some others attacked you for it.

I only hope that any further news stories about this pedophile Buckeye fan associating with recruits also note that it was hardcore Buckeye fans that reported this guy and brought it to light in the first place.