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Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

Posted on: January 2, 2011 11:19 am
 
Full disclosure: I want to believe in Ohio State. I live in Ohio, my two kids will attend college most likely in Ohio, and my goal is that they attend Ohio State.

So this question is not coming from a Buckeyes basher when I ask the following:

How stupid does Terrelle Pryor think we are?

The memorabilia he sold, against NCAA rules, basically got a free pass from me. Seriously, check out my reaction to the story that Pryor and four teammates would be suspended next season, but be allowed to play Tuesday night in the Sugar Bowl. I loved that reaction from the NCAA. If my reaction was pro-Ohio State, so be it. I'm an Ohio guy, and my initial thoughts were of other Ohio residents.

But this story ...

This car story ...

Complete garbage. Everything about it stinks, from the alleged NCAA crime to the announced excuse. All of it. Garbage.

In a nutshell, Pryor has a habit of getting his hands on cars -- nice cars -- from Columbus-area dealerships, and then getting caught speeding in them. Someone smarter than me, please figure out the odds on that:

Pryor has these cars -- nice cars -- for a day or two, and without fail, he gets caught speeding. In that tiny, day-or-two window of time.

Every time.

Garbage.

I don't believe it. Sorry, I don't. I don't believe Pryor had those cars for only a day or two. I don't believe the car dealer. I don't believe Ohio State. I don't believe any of you.

I still want my kids to go to Ohio State. But at the moment, I want Terrelle Pryor to turn pro after the Sugar Bowl. Don't come back next season. I can live with you avoiding punishment for your memorabilia "ignorance."

But I'm not sure I can stomach the sight of you in an OSU uniform in 2011. That'll be my kids' school, you know. And Terrelle Pryor is starting to make me sick.



Category: NCAAF
Tags: Ohio State
 
Comments

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

I love the Buckeye faithful coming on and saying it's no big deal and the school has kept things under control.  Do you realize since 2000, OSU has reported THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE violations to the NCAA?

More than any other school they hide behind the FERPA laws.  Here is why they do it:

Ohio State Registrar Brad Myers said that, based on his interpretation of FERPA, revealing names of rule-breaking students is "an invasion of privacy."

So instead of telling the public what the violations were -- the OSU staff uses the loophole to say a player was hurt, or a player broke a team rule, when in fact, it was a NCAA violation they broke resulting in the suspension.  Here are a couple of cases reported directly in the Columbus Dispatch:

• Football coach Jim Tressel said before the national championship game against Florida in 2007 that one player could miss the game because of an injury. Records show that one benched player had failed a drug test four days before the game, which disqualified him from competition. That same player also missed the entire 2005 season.

• When an OSU football recruit suddenly left town before classes began in 2002, former athletic director Andy Geiger said only that it wasn't an academic problem. He didn't elaborate. Records show that the recruit and his family had received thousands of dollars in financial help, against NCAA rules.

• Tressel has used the term "violation of team rules" to explain the suspensions of at least 10 players. Such infractions can range from missing curfew or class to criminal behavior. One of those team-rule violators was Troy Smith, who missed two games as a penalty for accepting cash from a booster. Another was involved in an academic-fraud investigation by Ohio State. University officials found no wrongdoing but censored the public report so heavily that it was impossible to know what happened.

PLEASE stop all the talk about OSU hasnt done anything major wrong and Tressel is running a tight ship and making men of his players.  They are as guilty or more than any other school in the country.  This latest incident only puts the exclamation point on the problems at the school, because they couldn't hide it behind the FERPA laws.




Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

The Columbus Dispatch:

OSU officials, along with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, successfully lobbied the NCAA to reinstate the players for the Sugar Bowl.

Athletic director Gene Smith said that OSU was trying to push the suspensions back to the 2011 season, and Hoolahan (Sugar Bowl CEO) then told Smith how strongly he felt about the players participating in the Sugar Bowl.

"I made the point that anything that could be done to preserve the integrity of this year's game, we would greatly appreciate it," Hoolahan said. "That appeal did not fall on deaf ears, and I'm extremely excited about it, that the Buckeyes are coming in at full strength and with no dilution."

Hoolahan said preserving the matchup between No. 6 Ohio State and No. 8 Arkansas was very important to the Sugar Bowl, which has seen some poor games in recent years.  "I appreciate and fully understand the Midwestern values and ethics behind that," he said. "But I'm probably thinking of this from a selfish perspective."




This is the guy to blame:   Kevin Lennon - NCAA VP of Academic and Membership Affairs

Take it up with him.  With any luck he'll be serving fries next year.




Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

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Twas the Night before the Sugar Bowl

 Twas the night before the Sugar Bowl.

When all through Buckeye Nation ,

Not a fan was stirring, no chance of celebration..

The golden pants were all hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that Woody soon would be there.

 

Younger players were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of tattoos danced in their heads.

And Tressel in his vest and Smith in his cap,

Had just settled for their annual OSU Bowl nap.

 

When out in the NCAA there arose such a clatter,

Tressel sprang from their bed to see what was the matter.

Out in the taverns the first team still drinking

Hoping brews for autographs would clarify their thinking. .

 

Despite “Tattoo Parlor Operation ” being three hours credit

According to “Herbie ” some of the players just don’t “get it.”

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear

But a rejuvenated Woody and Buckeyes of yesteryear!  

 

With a fat old coach so lively and moody

I knew in a moment it must be Woody.

More rapid than Archie, his curses they came

And he swore and shouted and called them by name!

 

Now “Boom” Heron, Now Thomas, Now Adams and Posey

Now Prior. Their outlook--- indeed not rosey!

To the top of the horseshoe!  To the top of the wall

“Prior, NFL wannabe , you’re the worst of ‘em all!!!”  

 

The players just stood before that wily old coach

Nothing worse than his battlecry reproach.  

He dotted the I in the place where they poo

And all from a swift kick of his shoe!

 

And then in a twinkling I saw with my eye

The gnarling and growling of each former Buckeye.

As I drew in my head and was turning around

Down the tunnel Woody flew in with a bound!

 

His spirit was venomous, his manner not mellow.

All of the sudden he started to bellow!

“Overrated, and Legends in your own mind

You truly have left Tressel in a bind…”.

 

His eyes how they glowered. His lips how they trembled.

His cheeks unlike Roses, his face a grenade resembled.

His drawl mouth was drawn up tight like a bow

And ready to shoot at the players below.

 

The gnarling and growling he held tight in his teeth

His visions of practice for those beneath

His Big 10 rings he shown in their faces

While they all wished to be in far away places!  

 

He was mean and grumpy, a right nasty old dude

His language was blunt and much beyond crude

A wink of his eye, a clipboard thrown down, a gnarl in his head

“Ill give you Rules Education you’ll dread. “

 

Then out where the Scipt Ohio flows

He laid his finger aside on his nose

Giving his nod, his middle finger arose.

  “Nothing cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”

Prior and all will see that it’s true.”

 

His message delivered he vanished from sight

But all heard him cussing far into the night

But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight

I’ll see in you in practice and with that a Good Night!!!!






Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

Sorry, but you are incorrect weinish. NCAA rules do not allow the type of transaction you described, and, in theory, any dealer caught doing that would be allowed zero contact with anyone affiliated with the program.Players are not allowed to cash in on their fame until they turn pro.  Programs have been punished for much less, so obviously the NCAA can and does enforce these rules. The issue is how and when they choose to enforce the rules.



Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

No, its the NCAA, SEC, Auburn, Big Ten, tOSU, BCS, ESPN, CBS, sponsors and and homers that think we are are stupid.  And they are right, we are.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

was maurice clarett ineligible, or did he cheat at college?
from the school who took in maurice clarett after all of his problems.
get a clue, grow up.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

From the school that brought us MAURICE CLARRETT. Some programs are dirtier than others




Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

It's all semantics. Regardless of which word we use to define them, bie it criminals, rulebreakers, lawbreakers, scofflaws, etc., they all have a common thread. They all reflect a total and complete lack of character, values, and/or morals. So you can call Pryor whatever you want, we all get the picture of what he is about. Whether or not Pryor returns to OSU is moot. The 2011 season is gone, as is any chance of individual awards for Pryor. Does OSU cheat? Of course they do. Is Tressel innocent? Od course he's not. Does anybody outside of Ohio care? Of course not. Here it is. No school in the nation receives more undeserved puffery than the Buckeyes, in any sport. OSU now stands 0-9 against the SEC, and is about to go 0-10 tomorrow. No sane person actually believes they can beat Arkansas. They are meaningless in the big picture, as is the entire Big Ten, whether it be football or basketball. This isn't the 1940's or 1960's anymore. However, if Harbaugh goes to Michigan, which he will, the Big Ten will have at least one viable program. Harbaugh will transform Michigan into a dominant beast of a team that will crush the conference year in and year out. OSU's days in the Big Ten sun will soon be over. Michigan will rule Big Ten football, and play on the national stage. As far as basketball goes, the Big Ten is a dead horse, for many years to come.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

Don't be busting on the job being done by the NCAA or Terrelle Pryor. These are quality people doing a quality job. Just the other day, a notorious institution (Vanderbilt University) caught a thug basketball player (Lance Goulbourne) redhanded in the act of committing the most notorious of offenses (buying a parking pass from another student that didn't need it), they immediately reported the transgression to the NCAA & the NCAA immediately suspended the player for two games (perhaps a little soft on the punishment, considering the crime).

Don't tell me the NCAA isn't taking a swift, valid and immediate stand on non-upstanding behavior. I only hope Vanderbilt and Goulborne learn their lesson from this and try to emulate the fine example being set by Ohio State and Terrelle Pryor. Stories like the Goulbourne/Vanderbilt scandal make me hang my head that my son is a Commodore. (I wonder if he can transfer to Alabama next fall.) Thank God the NCAA is watching the store! 



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

It is pretty stupid that the NCAA says your out for 5 games except for the BCS game just go ahead and play in that one.  The schools should really be giving these kids stipends or something.  If they had just a little "legal" cash in thier pockets maybe they wouldn't have to do this?

BTW I am a Michigan fan but we have our own problems LOL!

 

Will Pryor really come back?  



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