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Big Ten Commissioner Jim .. umm .. Delany (official thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Alan, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Alan

    Alan Banned

    does this guy have some pull or what?? amazing...
  2. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

  3. Alan

    Alan Banned

    ever since he came out and questioned espin in late November.......they have been kissing the buckeyes ass ever since....

    read the articles, listen to the announcers, listen to the news...

    Delany let them hear it loud and clear.......
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    To continue the conspiracy theory, I must come clean...I am Jim Delany. Now why don't I have access to the super secret board?
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well, seeing as ESPN has a lucrative TV broadcast contract with the Big Ten and Delany is the Big Ten commissioner, I would say ESPN "pays" a lot of attention to what he has to say.
  6. i saw him on a tv interview he didnt have much to say he just kept making this coughing sound AAAAGGGGfoxGGGHHH
  7. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I agree with Alan. ESPiN realized that they had already lost a lot and would lose a lot more if they continued with the unfounded allegations. They hurt us and people in the street do think less of OSU, but it became evident to them that no support of any substance was coming forward. Credit Andy Geiger with immediately inviting the NCAA in.

    The Big Ten commissioners comments do carry lots of power. Also, he was balanced in his remarks when he criticized ESPiN publicly. So, I have no doubt about his power.

    But, I think it is likely that ESPiN also have nothing left to say, there was nothing to say in the first place but unsubstantiated allegations and misreported interviews, and they also know the power of viral marketing and monitor sites like this one, so they know just how angry we are.

    What's the future like? ESPiN has done this to teams repeatedly. If the tiniest infraction is discovered by the NCAA, they will bellow out to the world that their "investigative" reporting is what brought it out. If nothing is found, they will just turn on Clarett. It seemed like a "no-lose" strategy until everyone at OSU and their fans took it personally. And the Big Ten Commissioner got involved. The future now looks like it is full of risk and it will be more so if OSU supporters put on more pressure.

    I am greatly disappointed when I see meaningless posts with links to ESPiN sites posted on BP still this week. I realize that visiting ESPN is a personal decision, but I sure wish people would stop. This is all about money and that is the only thing that will convence ESPiN to come clean.

    I remain committed to boycotting these esteemed ESPiN journalists and their wonderfully moralistic network! All of this ass-kissing isn't good enough. I want a transparent reporting of this whole thing from the inside of ESPiN and an apology.

    Let's not forget that the ESPiN business model relies on powerful brands like the Big Ten football, constant hyperbole, and lots of "inexpensive to broadcast" filler like X-Games, Strong Man and the like. Lose the Big Ten, what do you replace that with? More NASCAR? BOYCOTT ESPiN!
  8. TallIndian

    TallIndian Rookie

    Bbbaaaddd To The Bbbone

    oh, And Money Talks - Espn Saw The Writing On The Wall.....
    Keep Up This Crap, And You May Lose The Tv Contract.
  9. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    this article is interesting then (in a kind of wise by hindsight sort of way).
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 17, 2004
  10. Alan

    Alan Banned

    good find sandgk....
  11. keep reading all the way down that article #2-50 are interesting.

    2. Sylvester Croom, Mississippi State coach
    3. Joe Paterno, Penn State coach
    4. Mike Price, Texas-El Paso coach
    5. Gary Barnett, Colorado coach
    6. Jason White, Oklahoma quarterback
    7. Matt Leinart, USC quarterback
    8. Myles Brand, NCAA president
    9. Loren Matthews, Senior Vice President of Programming at ABC
    10. Phil Knight, NIKE CEO
    11. Willie Williams, Miami Recruit
    12. John Swofford, ACC Commissioner
    13. Nick Saban, LSU Coach
    14. Pete Carroll, USC Coach
    15. Mike Tranghese, Big East Commissioner
    16. Darren Sproles, Kansas State Running Back
    17. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma Coach
    18. Mike Slive, SEC Commissioner
    19. Scott Cowen, Tulane President
    20. Tyrone Willingham, Notre Dame Coach
    21. Bill Callahan, Nebraska coach
    22. Bobby Bowden, Florida State Coach
    23. Bobby Ross, Army Coach
    24. George O'Leary, Central Florida Coach
    25. Gordon Gee, Vanderbilt President
    26. Chris Leak, Florida Quarterback
    27. Kevin O'Malley, TV Consultant
    28. Mike Stoops, Arizona coach
    29. Reggie Bush, USC Running Back
    30. Mike Williams, Wide Receiver
    31. Tom Hansen, Pac-10 Commissioner
    32. DeLoss Dodds, Texas Athletic Director
    33. Brad Smith, Missouri Quarterback
    34. Corey Webster, LSU Cornerback
    35. Tom Condon, Agent
    36. David Greene, Georgia Quarterback
    37. Joe Tiller, Purdue Coach
    38. David Pollack, Georgia Defensive End
    39. Joe Castiglione, Oklahoma Athletic Director
    40. Kevin Weiberg, Big 12 Commissioner
    41. Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma Running Back
    42. Kevin White, Notre Dame Athletic Director
    43. Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, Auburn Running Back
    44. Andy Geiger, Ohio State Athletic Director
    45. DeAngelo Williams, Memphis Running Back
    46. Mitch Dorger, Rose Bowl Executive Director
    47. Steve Spurrier, amateur golfer
    48. Chuck Neinas, consultant
    49. Lew Perkins, Kansas Athletic Director
    50. John Junker, Fiesta Bowl Executive Director

    Just out of the Top 50:

    • Xavier Carter, LSU receiver
    • Anthony Davis, Wisconsin running back
    • Katie Hnida, New Mexico kicker
    • Rasheed Marshall, West Virginia quarterback
    • Rick Neuheisel, former college coach
    • Greg Robinson, Texas defensive coordinator
    Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech quarterback
  12. Buckinghorse

    Buckinghorse Will work for bpCash

    After reading the TOP 50 I am very unimpressed with this award.
  13. TallIndian

    TallIndian Rookie

    July 24, 2004

    Big 10 Commissioner Delany Selected “Most Relevant”

    FROM THE CBS COLLEGE SPORTS BRAIN TRUST comes the drum roll and the fanfare accompanying the selection of Big 10 commish Jim Delany as the “most relevant” person in all of college football.

    Although the word “relevant” seems a curious descriptor for this accolade—why not most important, most valuable or most powerful?—few are they who will argue much about this selection.

    College football has long maintained a go-its-own-way maverick status, and in the absence of any central authority, Mr. Delany opportunistically and definitively filled the void over the past decade.

    A key player in the creation of the BCS eight years ago, Delany, 55, has since evolved into the Don of D-1A.

    Delany’s power is such that his conference encompasses one quarter of the US. population. There are 3.3 million Big Ten living alumni, many energetic fans of their schools. In his 15 years, Delany increased the conference's bowl tie-ins from one to seven.

    Furthermore, Delany has increased bowl distributions from $32.3 million in 1989 to almost four times that now. He has shrewdly negotiated highly favorable terms with cable TV, bowl growth, NCAA Tournament and the Internet.

    Congratulations to Commissioner Delany. Relevant, powerful, influential, whatever you call it, he da man.
  14. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    the only list where JoePa should be 3rd would be "most senile men in America"
  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Behind you and whom?

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