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ESPN trying to do damage control with OTL!

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by ysubuck, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    This is all basic damage control. ESPN knows they have nothing. Geiger called them out and now the word is spreading that their "sources" have basically said ESPN twisted their words for this story.

    Now ESPN trots out an old story that has Coach Tressel's name attached to it. The NCAA found NOTHING.

    The fact is that ESPN knows they have nothing and now they are on a simple smear campaign against Coach Tressel. For whatever reason, OSU and Coach Tressel pissed somebody at ESPN off and now they are trying to get even.
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    ESPN was also showing a different version of the Smith quote this morning....this one is not as bold as the previous
  3. Tipdogusaf

    Tipdogusaf Freshman

    If all of this turns out to be bs, is there anyway that tOSU files a lawsuit against ESPN
  4. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

  5. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    The individual person who gaves interviews that ESPN skewed could file lawsuits. Ohio State can not.

    They were saying on ESPN OTL, that Tressel and the AD never investigated and just said there was nothing. Said they never spoke with the QB or the booster.

    If that's not true.. I would love for JT to step up and say so.
  6. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    As if the NCAA would not look into something simply based on the word of the coach.

    Phil Fulmer: "Hey boys, we didn't do nuthin wrong. Honest injun!"

    NCAA watchdog: "Ok Phil, thanks for the call."

    The NCAA is in the business of ripping asses. Didn't a basketball coach at Utah get in some hot water for buying one of his boys a meal the night the kid's father died?
  7. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Ohio State as an institution may not be able to, but Tressel (amongst others) might be able to make a pretty compelling argument that his career is and will be damaged or lessened by this. That enough innuendo and strategic structuring of partial quotes and suggestive headlines have led a significant majority to believe he's guilty, despite a single shred of tangible evidence. That his attractiveness as a hire in another position, or even future contract extension talks with future OSU AD's and adminstrations has been compromised by ESPNs smear campaign.

    Hell, I'd even argue that every OSU grad out there with a diploma has a case to make about the deliberate campaign to ridicule and tarnish the value of a degree from the school. Somewhere out there right now, someone reviewing a job application is seeing that the candidate holds a degree from Ohio State, and the first thought that comes to mind might be "3 years there equals 1 semester at a real school, I just read that yesterday." A comical assertion, I realize, but still, is it all that hard to imagine?

    ESPN is making an concentrated and strategically precise effort to damage tOSU on a number of fronts. Tressel, Geiger, the quality of the education offered at the school itself, the integrity of all in the administration, the honesty and intelligence of the students and alumni, and so on.
  8. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    I live in Cincinnati. I might just go over to the downtown Starbucks at 10 am, that's when Stan Chesley (Mr Class Action Lawsuit) get's his coffee. He might take the case on behalf of the Buckeye Nation.

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