I mean, there isn't even an article about this on the "worldwide leader in sports". Trust, if this had been any other conference (except maybe the ACC...now), it would be the #1 article on their site with pics and everything else.
I just wonder, what would a SEC school need to do to really get hit. Yeah, I know Mississippi (I'm not going to go with the fun name Ole Miss as there is nothing jovial about old Mississippi) got a penalty or something but if they're cheating, NO ONE ELSE in the conference is dirty? Even when it's in the wide open that players get money, nothing happens.
Do you have an article or link showing LeBron giving out cash to Ohio State players?
But some here would have you believe that ESPN has no opinion or preferences! They're just a wholesome company looking out for college football!
I think I may do laundry. Or maybe poop in a bag. One of those 2 things. But my evening will not involve football in any way, as the season ended when SEC refs took 7 pts off the board.
I don't believe in coincidence; you sure do defend ESPN a whole hell of a lot. Like A. LOT. It's just weird, like more than trying to make an argument. I can imagine that if ESPN said "yes, we rigged everything!", you'd come out saying "They didn't mean it, it was a joke".
Also, it's weird to think that officials of a conference have zero interest in their employer. But I'm sure you'll make an argument that employees don't care if their boss makes money or not.
Exactly! At best it's just terrible optics and at worst.....it's a 6 pt loss after 7 points were taken off the board (yes I know a TD is 6 but I believe Haubeil hasn't missed an XP all season).
This seems like a plastic man type stretch...so sports betting is the problem?
I was just thinking of this scenario: imagine Ohio State was playing LSU and the winner plays Oregon and the refs for the game were Pac-12 refs and the title game was being broadcast on Fox, who also broadcasts some Pac 12 games and is partner with the B1G. Every penalty goes against LSU and a TD is overturned and Ohio State wins by 6. How do you think ESPN would deal with this?
They would have talking heads everyday talking about how to fix instant replay, targeting, roughing, there would be segments about if the title game was tainted because of the refs, all sorts of coverage. I think they would do this because of the reaction to Ohio State players selling their stuff vs Johnny Manziel doing paid autograph sessions. They has BASKETBALL guys defending Manziel!
The issue isn't sports gambling, it's conflict of interests not being checked and allowed to continue when a SEC/ESPN crew should have never been a part of this game when they have a vested interest in the team in the title game, the team playing Ohio State, and the title game itself, period.
I get the sense that a lot of older people resent younger people because they had it "harder" than kids do today. Personally, I feel things are hard no matter when you were born and it's a matter of perspective. I'm sure that people from 1920 would look at those who bitch about "kids today" when they were coming up in the 1960s and 70s and tell them to shut the hell up and then explain to them how easy they have it.
That said, I'm glad that athletes have more control. Schools like Iowa and Nebraska need to step up their recruiting game and think of ways to get top talent to come there out of the portal and otherwise. It's not like Tuscaloosa, Alabama is more of a fun place than Lincoln, Nebraska, you know? In fact I'd say it's MUCH worse but they've gotten top players to come there.
I'd like to think that on an Ohio State website it's weird to downvote a guy who doesn't like the fact that Deace writes for a neo-Nazi website but alas, it isn't.
Anyways, this guy always starts the season saying they have a chance, comes to the game saying Michigan is gonna win, and then after the season says we suck, then it starts all over again. F this guy.
Ahhh, I see. So the game for Ohio State should be score TDs on every drive, commit no penalties, execute flawlessly, expect TDs to be taken away so score more, expect absurd non existent penalties so....commit less penalties? And we don't win, we simply didn't score enough or execute well enough.
I mean look, I'm not saying we didn't have a chance to win that game. But man, when a 6'6" guy bends down to his knees and is hit by a 5'10 guy in the helmet and gets ejected for "malicious intent", their punter delivers a flying knee to the head of our player and OUR player gets the roughing call, our best defensive player gets held at every turn and no penalty is called, and an obvious catch/fumble/TD is taken off the board, geez man! So we have to play absolutely flawless while at the same time enduring whatever they want to do to us to win? In the Oregon game we overcame our own mistakes to win, in this game we had to overcome our mistakes and, let's just say numerous unfortunately ill timed terrible calls to even have an opportunity to win the game at the end.
Too many B1G teams. Add Tennessee, they beat Indiana. And don't forget some ACC flavor too now, and cue up Texas to be in the top 5 in case they get the Longhorn Network.
OBLIGATORY ANGRY WE DIDN'T USE THOMAS MORE IN COLLEGE POST!
I'm kidding. I'm glad that this man is showing that we're more than a D-Line school or secondary school...we have put guys in the league at historic rates! And right now we are witnessing someone who could actually endanger some of the records of the greatest WR in the history of the league, Jerry Rice.
Anyone who is hoping that any player that is a top draft pick should stay is....I can't even think of something derogatory enough.
Good luck, young man, tear the league up!