Tressel Tour 2008

By Chris Lauderback on July 15, 2008 at 8:45 pm
The scene outside Tressel's NJ book signing

While the Tressel Book Signing Tour isn't likely to impress the likes of Phish, the Vest has started a whirlwind journey in support of his new book, The Winner's Manual.

Today, Tress stopped by Bristol making appearances on virtually every show in the ESPN arsenal, save for Streetball and maybe Kiana's Flex Appeal. The senator even found time to to participate in a 20 minute chat in which he answered doozies such as "Is it true you're a woodworker? If so, did you make that desk in your office"?

From Bristol, Tressel grabbed some groupies for the ride to Bookends in Ridgewood, N.J. for a book signing running from 7-9pm.

The Vest's tour bus hits the road again Wednesday with scheduled Columbus stops at Kroger (11-1pm, Chambers Rd) and Columbus North Lifeway Christian Store (3-5pm) before finishing up at the OSU Bookstore (Barnes & Noble 7-9pm).

Thursday, the Tressel train heads northeast to Youngstown (Barnes & Noble 10-12pm), Copley (Berean Christian Stores 3-5pm) and Westlake (Borders 7-9pm) before one farewell show in Pickerington on Saturday (Barnes & Noble 9-12pm).

In all seriousness, you've got to respect Tressel for embarking on such a trip considering 100% of his share of proceeds from sales will be used to help renovate OSU's Thompson Libraries. I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out how those outside Buckeye nation can hate on such a class act.

Now with video: Tress on First Take (h/t DTI):