hey --- what's up with the Kalis kid (OL for '12) .... thought he was solidly re-committed after talking to Fickell, now he's taking a trip up north to scUM ... hope he doesn't defect to the dark side
you're welcome....enjoy your ESPN viewing
true true .... I just think a lot of these guys from ESPN, and Dohrmann were really salivating and foaming-at-the-mouth because it's somebody with Tressel's clean image.
And, Pat Forde, Mark May, Mark Schlabath, etc. I don't see the same attacking tenacity when they covered say the Auburn Cam Newton issue, or USC, or Florida State --- those are all big programs, too.
ESPN has basically devoted College Football Live programs, in their entirety to the OSU scandals; if nothing else --- it's unbalanced reporting, and not consistent with other schools, who have done much much much worse than having players who got discounts on tats.
Dohrmann deserves a Pulitzer like (too far).
agreed ---- he is a tool for sure, just his picture alone says tool
agree to disagree.
Im not saying that that was the main motive at all...Im just saying at the very least --- he's getting some satisfaction out of this because of not just sports reasons.
"There was no motive of Dohrmann's to oust Tressel because of his political or religious affiliations"
I disgree with you 100%.
may be, but my gut tells me there's something more. And, you KNOW Dohrmann just is doing cartwheels and patting himself on the back.
I didn't say it was about politics or religion, but I STRONGLY BELIEVE, depsite what anyone will say, that this is part of it --- the kind of person Tressel is. It may explain the SELECTIVE reporting by some in the mainstream sports media (not any different than the political media), who SELECTIVELY go after certain people more than others.
Well, after checking Dohrmann's twitter page, and who he's "following" , I'm not surprised, and it speak volumes about the kind of guy I thought he was. Nothing but a "getcha" (hackjob) journalist, in the same bloviated class of Barry Obama (Nobel Prize...really? for WHAT?)....Al Gore (Nobel Prize for pushing his hoax down everyone's throat), and Dohrmann himself won a Pulizter (which officially gives the Pulizer Prize zero credibility).
He follows: left-wing economist Paul Krugman of the NY Times, actor Alec Baldwin, big-headed Pat Forde from ESPN, and the re-elect Barack Obama 2012 campaign. For me, as if I needed more reasons to despise this guy, it's obvious he has poor judgment for one thing.
But, now, I'm starting to wonder if there was something more to his recycled hit job on OSU...perhaps he could never stand Jim Tressel and his success because Tressel is a Christian conservative; and Dohrmann is a liberal elitist hackjob, they usually sink to whatever depths to bring down their opponents. I've always thought that this was more than just football --- part of it was about bringing down the kind of people in "flyover country" that these journalist snob types despise.
well, my larger point is that it was NOT Tressel's idea for him to "take one for the team", but Les Wexner's and the Board.
As per Gene Smith, rumors abound that he could be out by the end of June.
I know Tressel made some mistakes, (think they've been blown waaaay out of proportion), & the cover-up was worse than the crime.
But, I have a feeling that Tressel DID notify Gene Smith when he initially received the e-mails about the tatoos, etc.
I think the timing of this was to protect Gene Smith because of the fact that was head of the NCAA Basketball Selection Committee for this past season, (thanks for the crappy bracket placement, b.t.w. Gene). I think Smith (and the powers-that-be) wanted to protect himself and also thought it would be really bad PR for the university.
My hunch is Smith knew. Tressel is the scapegoat for (the dispensable) Smith. Hope it's wrong, but that's my gut feeling.