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Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards

Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:13 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2011 7:56 pm
 
Posted by Adam Jacobi

Earlier this year, Ohio State president Gordon Gee caused a stir when he compared non-automatic BCS qualifier schools to the "Little Sisters of the Poor," insinuating that the schedules faced by Boise State or TCU rendered those teams' records less legitimate than those of their AQ counterparts. And truth be told, yes, Ohio State's schedule was more challenging this season than that of TCU or Boise, but only marginally so, and anybody who's taken a look at SEC out-of-conference scheduling lately knows how little interest there is in challenging non-conference opponents.

Fast forward to last weekend, when TCU upended Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, 21-19, winning on a failed two-point conversion by the Badgers late in the fourth quarter. The coverage of the game focused largely on the fact that TCU was the first modern-era non-AQ to win the bowl ever, and how it felt to "win one for the little guys." Never mind that TCU was undefeated, favored, and ranked higher in the polls than Wisconsin coming into the game; it was just all "little guy," all the time.

TCU fans noticed, obviously, and someone acting on TCU's behalf exacted revenge on Gee and Ohio State today with messages on 20 different electronic billboards that went up in Columbus today. Giddyup:

And lest there be any doubt about whether this actually happened, here are pictures of the message going up on several different area billboards:

Atomic win, TCU.




Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:21 am
 

Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards

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Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2011 10:42 am
 

Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards

gotta love all these OSU fans the fact of the matter is the big ten sucks they proved that on 1/1/11 I will say this for OSU they are the only team I take seriously in the big 10 the rest of the conference should drop their football programs and focus on hockey.......



Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2011 10:39 am
 

Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards




Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2011 1:02 am
 

Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards

Hey Buckeye Soldier - at least the TCU alumni didn't spend money for a bunch of tattoos like your fine, upstanding OSU football players. I lived in Ohio for 10 years - there is NO shortage of hypocritical "Christians" in your state who don't do squat for people of other colors or religions.  Not to mention how many children could be saved or fed with the $200 million you spent 10 years ago to jazz up Ohio Stadium.  Glad I don't live in your crummy state anymore


what the hell are you talking about?  i think you're confusing me with tipinmy40.

just to be clear, are you saying that no tcu alumni have tatoos?  or that they didn't pay for the tatoos they have? 

take a deep breath, and calm down, there are hypocrites in every place, amongst every group of people.  hypocrisy is not unique to Christians.  is a person's 'color or religion' often a central theme of your criticisms?  if so, perhaps you're in need of some counseling.

The Ohio State University can spend its money on any damn thing it chooses, and those improvements will pay for themselves many times over.  when you're giving a facelift to one of the most historic venues in all of college football, you don't it.

my 'crummy' state is doing just fine without you.  in fact, i'd say Ohio hardly noticed your absence at all.

have a nice day.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards

If TCU is still relevant in 10 years, then I'll take them serious.  This is why Miami isn't considered when discussing the very top tier teams.  They blew up for awhile, looked almost unbeatable, then faded for some time.  They were an after thought for a few years, had a few great recruiting years and got back into the discussion.  Then they underachieved, leading to yet another coaching change and are again taking a back burner to the USC's, Oklahoma's, Texas', Alabama's, Ohio State's and even Florida's of the world.  What I'm getting at is it only takes something as simple as a poor coaching change for a team to lose that luster, look at Michigan.  So if TCU can maintain this level of play for at least the next 10 years and establish themselves as a year in year out power, I'll take all the TCU hoopla more serious.




Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards

TCU, glad to have you joining the Big East!! We look forward to seeing you visit the VILLE.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards

Incorrect. TCU is a team and therefore represents all the players. Their is the correct word.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2011 6:08 pm
 

How are OSU fans experts in proper English?

I would remind you that Terrelle Pryor asked, "Has [Kirk Herbstreit] beat Michigan?"  Apparently his fine OSU professors did not teach him that one should say "has beaten."  By the way, in British English, "their" would be proper on this billboard as they would refer to TCU in the plural.  I don't think anyone outside of Ohio cares what grammar is used in Ohio.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2011 6:01 pm
 

OSU fans are such sore and arrogant losers

Hey Buckeye Soldier - at least the TCU alumni didn't spend money for a bunch of tattoos like your fine, upstanding OSU football players. I lived in Ohio for 10 years - there is NO shortage of hypocritical "Christians" in your state who don't do squat for people of other colors or religions.  Not to mention how many children could be saved or fed with the $200 million you spent 10 years ago to jazz up Ohio Stadium.  Glad I don't live in your crummy state anymore.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Columbus gets TCU "Little Sisters" billboards

Well said!


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