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Dancing on the logo?---Toledo Blade

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Bucklion, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Scroll to the basically says the team was dancing on the Pack logo (a la Wisconsin, etc.) before the game as some sign of disrespect. Anyone know anything about this? Is this just another bitter near-scUM paper griping?

    Edit: The excerpt:

    STOMPING: Ohio State stomped N.C. State - before the game ever began. The Buckeyes gathered at midfield at Carter-Finley Stadium after they finished their pregame warm-ups and jumped up and down on the N.C. State logo, to a loud chorus of boos from the sold-out crowd of mostly Wolfpack fans. "This was a big step for this team," said sophomore safety Donte Whitner, who made the first start of his career. "N.C. State is a great team and by beating them it gives us a lot of momentum."

    Seems somewhat phony when they put in a quote AFTER the game when describing an event BEFORE the game, doesn't it?
  2. Anyone know what that stomp'n stuff was all about? Doesn't sound like a JT team. Did NCSt stomp on the "O" at Columbus last year?
  3. MililaniBuckeye

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

    I would think that it was more the team gathering at the middle of the field and getting fired up, rather than them disrespecting the NCSU logo.
  4. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    I've been on other boards and talked to people who were at the game. No mention of disrespecting the logo has been made. Sounds like the Blade trying to cause a controversy where there isn't one.
  5. BuckeyeSkins

    BuckeyeSkins Go Bucks/Hail to the Redskins!!

    I've read the same thing on a couple other boards.....and those who were at the game said they didn't recall hearing any booing when it was done.
  6. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    For crying out loud, they do this every game. They meet at midfield and get pumped up. They thump chests, bump helmets and jump up and down. They jumped up and down on the logo because it happened to be where they were meeting. Anybody think Jim Tressel would allow them to dis an opponent at any time - let alone BEFORE the game when it would do nothing but motivate the other team?

    NC St has a tradition of their own. At the end of their pregame warmup they for a line, remove their helmets, raise them in the air, and walk from the goal line to midfield. It is symbolic of claiming the field as their own. An NC St fan tipped me off to watch for it last year and I saw it for myself - at our house. Cool tradition - but very disrespectful if you choose to take it that way.
  7. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I was at the game and didn't see anything like this.

    They ran out on the field following the cheerleaders with the flags and Brutus, etc. just like normal. They ran over to our section (where most of the OSU fans and the band was) and pumped their fists to us, etc. I think they were excited so many Buckeyes were there, then they ran back to the bench area jumping around and chest-bumping each other... normal pre-game stuff.

    Then they announced the NC State team with a big "Chicago-bulls" style scoreboard/PA hype-up complete with syncronized fireworks. If our guys were jumping on the logo it was probably because they thought the fireworks was some crazy NC State fan with a gun.

    The Blade sucks. I think it's a Michigan paper.
  8. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I don't understand. Nowhere in that article does it criticize OSU. The players stomped...the crowd booed. No big deal.
  9. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    methinks tibor subscribes to the toledo blade......
  10. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    I wasn't there but this is something they do at all of the home games. It could have been after pregame when the team gathers at mid-field before heading back to the locker room. Tressel would never let this fly if the players were disrespecting the opponent.
  11. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I read the article and while I agree it wasn't overtly critical of tOSU the following facts remain:
    The players didn't "stomp".
    The crowd didn't boo.
    The Blade sucks.
  12. wadc45

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

    On the flip side, I was at the Marshall game and when it came time for our whole team to walk hand in hand from the South end zone to midfield prior to starting their warm-ups, the entire Marshall team stopped what they were doing and met as a team at midfield, so as to "block" our team from reaching midfield. A bunch of our coaches had to stop our players walking up the center of the field at about the 30 yard line. After our team broke ranks to go through their drills, Marshall went right back to waht they were doing before.
  13. horseshoe1

    horseshoe1 Newbie

    I was at the game and in my seat 1 hour before kickoff and I did no see any of this. Me thinks the blade belongs across the border where the can blend in with the smell of Scum.
  14. MegaWoody

    MegaWoody Newbie

    Give me a break, Toledo Blade! Dissing the Wolf-smacks' on-the-field logo?! Puh-leeze.

    Amato and his North Carolina State fans should be flattered that tOSU was anywhere near their goofy-ass logo. That was the biggest, richest game they've ever played at that piddling little stadium. NC State got more national attention from tOSU game than all of Phillip Rivers starts combined.

    TOSU honored NC State by showing up. And the only dissing they did was on the scoreboard.

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