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Chicago Trib article on the Buckeyes

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Buckskin86, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/cs-040806osupreview,1,2438919.story?coll=cs-college-headlines

     
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Good publicity...such a refreshing find. Please God, let it continue
     
  3. Amen! Lets hope some more topflight recruits read this article.
     
  4. RLC65

    RLC65 Newbie

    I'm not exactly clear on what celebrity status in Columbus has to do with staying out of trouble with the law. Resisting temptation in Columbus isn't (or shouldn't be) a whole lot different than resisting it in Norman or Madison, etc. These young men know when they come to tOSU that they are going to be in the limelight. They either suck it up and stay on a reasonably straight path or they don't. I'm sure no one can blame Tress and the coaches for not preaching common sense. Guys just have to absorb it, and sign on to it.
    Go Bucks!
     
  5. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    RLC--the point of the "celebrity status in Columbus" observation is a recognition that Columbus is a large city with no pro football squad, the result of which is that everyone knows who the Buckeye football players are. Along with that comes a couple different things: (1) some Buckeye football players get big heads and feel they are invincible and can do anything; and (2) Columbus residents can recognize the players and be tempted to provoke them.

    It doesn't justify problems with the law, it just means they have a little more temptation to break it.
     
  6. StJohn

    StJohn Newbie

    The issue with "trouble" is clearly youth and the feeling of invincibility. Add in the privileges of being a DI football player and you have a recipe for trouble. When you get older, it's easy to say, "why can't that 20 year old stay out of mischief? All he has to do is practice football, play football, study and get a degree." When you're 20, the world is your oyster and it's tough to stay on the straight and narrow all the time.
     
  7. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Gotta love that quote.
     
  8. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    :biggrin: That is an optimistic point of view. I hope Sims is correct. :oh: :io:
     
  9. Tbuck

    Tbuck Newbie

    RLC65,
    Don't kid yourself about the celebrity status in Columbus. Think about this. Last summer when Marlin Jackson was in trouble in Michigan, it was never brought up that he was 20 and his victim identified him at closing time coming out of Rick's (campus bar that is 21 and over.) Initially reported that he had caused the damage with a beer bottle. Later it came out that he had just been to court a month earlier on a unrelated underage drinking charge that Lloyd Carr knew about and failed to pass on to the athletic director. Things like that are glossed over in the Ann Arbor's, Norman's and Madison's of the world. Not in Columbus.
     
  10. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Which is why I hope Cbus never gets an NFL team. It being the only game in town has made OSU what it is... You put an NFL team here, and all of a sudden interest wanes a little bit (Not with people like us, of course)

    Happened at Minnesota... before the Vikings, Minnesota was a serious player in big ten football... Have a look at Minnesota's production before 1961... Nothing to sneeze at. Minnesota needs to get a Campus stadium...
     
  11. flybuckeye

    flybuckeye Sophmore

    Didn't M. Jackson hit the kid in the face with the bottle? I think he recieved about 17 stitches, then dropped the charges because he's a fan of the team. Jackson was only suspended one game(C.Michigan)
     
  12. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    Things are going bad. An 18 year old drank alcohol. :roll1:
     

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