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Comment 22 Jun 2017

July: Red White & Boom, The Opening, Friday Night Lights, Ohio State Fair

August: Hall of Fame Game (8/3), Fall Camp usually around first week.

Comment 22 Jun 2017

we haven't editorialized the issue – we're not passing judgment on whether it was good/bad or right/wrong of him to wear the shirt.

From the article:

But if it brings the slightest bit of awareness, then he used his platform for good.

Compared to the "Kasich Urges Ohioans to Avoid the Letter M" or "Obama does a Bosa shrug" articles, the article does seem stray from these two - slightly. That bit and these below are several where I could see how people view it as blurring the line between reporting and editorializing:

That's a powerful message from a 17-year-old kid who shouldn't even have to worry about losing his life, but that's also a reality for so many young African-Americans across the country.

But, then again, some people don't live in constant fear of someone taking their life. They don't have to worry about being shot for being out too late or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

...And that's more than we should have to ask from a 17-year-old kid.  

Just showing where I think people are coming from - not that I agree or disagree.

Comment 22 Jun 2017

Keeping perspective on how well 11W has been at avoiding taking sides on hotbutton issues is a helpful exercise.

I do hope the articles resume that solid template, where there's less parts that blur reporting the story and encouraging one side of a hotbutton, divisive issue. (and I even lean towards the side the article effused)

Less censoring of constructive, reasonable comments, and less snideful, flippant responses to readers would also be nice. That goes for 11W members toward Staff, too.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

Difference being, at least with Land of 10, they weren't effusive about the message behind the shirt. They - as Scarlet correctly mentioned before his comment was deleted - stuck with the Who, What, When, Where and Why.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

Look, I hear ya. The more I look at the article, the more I lean towards thinking it's a bit hypocritical...but this is like one thread in how many? If they continue these kind of posts (and the creepy censorship), maybe then take a break? 

Comment 21 Jun 2017

To be fair, I think sub-comments get automatically deleted if the initial comment gets taken out.

Still, there's no way Scarlet's comment should've been deleted in the first place. Definitely gives this place a big brother feel.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

There may well come a time when the shoe is on the other foot, so to speak. So I would merely suggest that you be measured in your pride and gloating

Please. Arrogant ttun fans are not going to rein in their gloating because we have - especially with how long it's been since y'all have had a meaningful win...

Gosh that's beautiful. ;)

Comment 21 Jun 2017

It was indeed, and one I wholeheartedly agreed with.

That's cool, I remember thinking I liked it/agreed too.

Seemed like it hit the nail on the head (regardless of where one stood on everything).

Comment 21 Jun 2017

That's a little troubling.

Still, I'm not seeing all of the out-of-bounds comments getting posted (before they are quickly, rightfully deleted), and I'd imagine this has been one helluva thread to monitor.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

Scarlet had a constructive and reasonable (fwir) comment, about a little bias creeping in. Looks like it has since been deleted by someone though.

Seems a bit heavy handed, though I'm sure monitoring this thread has been pretty tiresome.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

I understand why you wrote the story. It is news. 

As DJ mentioned, there are times when politics are related to an Ohio State story, but are not the center of a story, and they get reported on:

Ohio State Governor John Kasich Bans the Letter M Saturday 

Joey Bosa, Barack Obama Throw Out Bosa Shrugs

This article might stray from this template slightly. Arguably, you could say that main point is just about a recruit standing up for what he believes - regardless of that topic. At first glance, that's what I took away from it and think it's pretty cool.

I think passages like this:

But, then again, some people don't live in constant fear of someone taking their life. They don't have to worry about being shot for being out too late or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. sort of where the focus may start to get blurry for some. This seems like its pretty close to shifting the focus from a "kid standing up for what he believes", to referencing a hotbutton social issue.

So that's why I could see how some people could be a little annoyed with ending the piece with this:

Please refer to the 11W Commenting Policy before attempting to make any references to hotbutton social issues.  

I'm with you:

I hate to see so many buckeye fans angry at one another.

Glad we don't have to go through this often. At the end of the day, 11W is far and away a leader in keeping its content sports-focused.

Comment 20 Jun 2017

If George Bush or Bill Clinton visit practice, sorry, that's news. We will always report that.


At the end of the day it's a story about a teen wearing a shirt to a camp.

To be fair, this is a vast oversimplification.