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'10 OH OL Matt James (Notre Dame Signee - RIP)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by X Buckeyes07 X, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I don't know if it would be appropriate for them to attend. He picked Notre Dame. If they show up it might draw attention away from the relations this kid enjoyed with family and friends. Some folks might interpret Ohio State coaches attending as an attempt to score points with the St X community rather than show respect for a recruit that chose to go somewhere else. I'd be surprised if they attended.
  2. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    That's a sick way of seeing things, if some people actually would think that. I would see it as a classy move. I don't think they went though.
  3. Mike80

    Mike80 The B1G needs new - any - leadership

    We live in a sick world. It wouldn't be the people associated with Matt or, probably, St. X who would see it that way however.
  4. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    Don't know that it would be appropriate to attend for the simple reason they don't have much of a connection. How many funerals do you go to that involve people you've met maybe a handful of times? That sounds a bit harsher then it is but funerals are really meant for people to remember someone who they were close to or had a significant impact on their lives
  5. A handful of times? They recruited him since his sophomore year in high school.
  6. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    Funeral and the kick scrimmage were the same day folks. Any talk of where any of the staff was yesterday is pointless at best.
  7. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    Doesn't mean Tressel was coming over to the house for dinner every Friday. Ohio State recruits a LOT of kids. Tressel has the kind of relationship with his own players past and present that would obviously merit him attending one of their funerals. I mean I'm sure no one would expect him to attend a funeral of someone who he happened to recruit 15 years ago or something. Again it sounds a little bit more blunt then it is, but if I were to look at it from James perspective I don't think Tressel would be one of the people I would expect to be there
  8. I agree. I could see Tressel writing a letter to the family but not attending the funeral.
  9. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Bring Back Ohio State Football Now!

    I mean does it really matter. Matt James is gone to a better place Let's think about that.
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Matt James, Notre Dame Recruit, Had Blood-Alcohol Level of 0.19 -- NCAAFB FanHouse

  11. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

  12. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    If the adults truly were expected to act as chaperons--there was some comment from locals in Cincy that they were not--then I agree entirely.

    I feel most sorry for his parents because they will be calling themselves to account, for many years to come, for allowing him to go on this trip. Just think of all the trips to pee-wee football and games through high school, the excitement of college recruitment and making a choice, and then to have this end. I am so very sorry for them.
  13. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Thought I read this was not an official school trip thus no official chaperone duties...

    Just how much alcohol does a 300 lb man have to consume to register .19 ?!?!
  14. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    According to this site, about 18 beers in 3 hours.
  15. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    Are we going to blame chaperones for this kind of stupidity?

    I'm not.

    Definitely a tragic situation, and RIP, but he was old enough to know that amount of alcohol is out of hand.

    Now if a chaperone was giving him the drinks as he was drinking them, different story.

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