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Comment 23 May 2018

2-10-1 will forever be a string of numbers that strikes pain into the hearts of the Buckeye faithful.  I hate those numbers.  I don't even blame Cooper all that much--his deer in the headlights look on the sidelines and dopey comments to the media made it abundantly clear that he was given a job for which he was not equipped.  I more place the blame on the administration for giving that guy 13 years (he was also a putrid 3-8 in bowl games while at OSU).  

Comment 13 Mar 2018

1.  The guy is a horrible official--if you watch the games, he's one of the worst out there.  

2.  On top of being terrible at his job, his on-court antics make it clear that he's trying to bring the spotlight to himself and make himself a household name...which is exactly what an official should not be doing.

3.  On top of being terrible at his job and a publicity hound, he's a whiner who completely lacks any sense of self-awareness.  The article above clearly shows this.

College basketball would be a lot better off if this guy retired (as he supposedly considered when whining about the Joel Berry affair that he (TV Ted) created).  Of course, that was just typical TV Ted-orchestrated drama--he had no intention of ever doing so.  

Comment 15 Oct 2017

Don't be so surprised. You don't get it--there's a country mile between being signed and making the team.  And b/c I'm an OSU alum and am inclined to speak against a former player (even one who gave half an effort, in my view), i'll decline to speak further.

Comment 10 Oct 2017

Big Ten officials have long been interpreting the targeting penalty as "If it looks vicious, we're throwing the flag and ejecting the player, regardless of the whole head/neck requirements of the rule."  This is exactly what happened here, and it's typical of Big Ten officials' longstanding practice of not understanding the rules of the game.

Comment 08 Aug 2017

I'm no Pryor apologist (far from it, as a matter of fact), but let's be honest--your attacking him is avoiding the topic at hand.  Here's an excerpt of one of the (many) articles on Hartline's comments.  I realize peoples' opinions can differ, but this is some pretty bush league behavior on Brian's part in my opinion:

“If I’m building a team, what is [Pryor]?” said Hartline, a GlenOak High School graduate who spent six seasons with the Miami Dolphins and one with the Browns. “Is he my No. 1? God, I hope not because let’s put it this way: For me, I want a guy day in and day out I know what I’m getting. You don’t know what you’re going to get. You don’t know who’s going to show up. You don’t know if he’s going to get in trouble. You don’t know if he’s going to smart off. I need stability. That’s so more important to me. I need a guy that runs routes. I need stability. I need constant production. Is he a No. 2? OK, yeah. I mean maybe. He kind of disappeared the last couple weeks.

“So I’m very apprehensive as a Cleveland Browns guy to give out a contract. Listen, you had one year. You’re a flash in the pan. You’re trying to tell me with a guy that had suspect personality characteristics, I’m going to go ahead and hand you a bunch of money but you’re going to work harder? Uh, I think I’m going to bet against that if I’m a betting man.”

https://www.ohio.com/akron/sports/top-stories-sports/ex-browns-player-brian-hartline-says-terrelle-pryor-isn-t-no-1-wide-receiver-shouldn-t-be-re-signed-hue-jackson-still-deems-him-building-block

Comment 08 Aug 2017

That's the point--good teammates (and good people, which are those you want around the program) settle their disagreements in private, not by taking sophomoric pot-shots at each other in the papers.  Brian's comments reeked of jealousy and bitterness--Pryor was doing something light years better than Brian ever could, despite the fact that Brian had been practicing for years and Pryor just picked up the skills.  Hopefully Brian apologized to Pryor for that.   

Comment 25 Jul 2017

Your statement that "it looks sketchy" only rings true with you--I'll refer to you to the various responses to your posts if you don't believe that.  And again, on this whole nonsense, I'll pass along to you some words of wisdom:  stop being naive.

Comment 24 Jul 2017

Actually, you need to re-read what you originally wrote, which is what touched off all this nonsense.  I'll help refresh your memory--your original words were that you "do not like" that boosters were even on the flight, and that their being there is "sketch."  This new argument that you're spinning--that you really only care about the photos portion of all of this--is a massive step backwards from your original, ridiculous position.  Realizing your original point what not well thought through, you've moved the goal posts, all while having the audacity to act as if you haven't.  Spare us.

Comment 12 Jul 2017

"If you can't take the heat, get yo ass out the kitchen."

--Coolio

Comment 12 Jul 2017

Just another example of Cooper not quite understanding the big stage.