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Geiger tells ESPN to take a hike

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by ohiobuck94, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    Columbus Dispatch.

    Andy Geiger found it ironic that while ESPN The Magazine was preparing to release a story in which Maurice Clarett accused Ohio State of giving him improper benefits, ESPN was acting as if the school were just another entertainment partner.

    "They called me and told me that we were still on the radar screen for Game Day to come here for the Michigan game," the OSU athletics director said. "The same guys (that were doing the Clarett story). I told them ‘No, thank you.’ "
    :slappy:

    Get em Andy!!
     
  2. Agreed. Now is not the time to show less than 100% support for the program or for the coach.

    I am hoping to hear from more ex-Bucks (saw one good article in a Chicago paper quoting Tim Spencer and Craig Krenzel).

    Also, if we are going to try to take something as simple as telling MoC to call this dealer but telling the dealer "no special treatment".... then let's see ESPN compare that to other schools. Let's find a major program where the star players don't walk around with $5000 of bling on all the time.

    Most of all, let's see OSU vindicated and the whole thing go away, before 60 Minutes is knocking on doors in Columbus.

    Let the team concentrate on beating Purdue.

    Go Bucks!!!
     
  3. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    This simply delights me. I can't imagine a scenario where Game Day showed up on Nov 20th that would have been positive. Even if we ignored them - the best response - the Michigan fans would have filled the void with signs of their own.
     
  4. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    I wish they would come just so we could burn down their remote broadcasting stage.
     
  5. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    I was already imaging ways for the OSU world to quietly, but powerfully deliver a message to ESPN and the nation. One thought was to ask fans to show up dressed to support JT and just stand behind the broadcasters without saying a word. No signs, no gestures, no sound. Just a sea of scarlet and gray, arms crossed, supporting the man we all know is right. This would especially give ESPN exactly what they don't want.
     
  6. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Buck in Michigan,
    That would be fantastic.

    Just fans there for the game in silent solidarity against ESPN. Scarlet and Gray silence. Talk about uncomfortable for the hosts. That would be outstanding!
     
  7. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    Everyone should show up with "Boycott Home Depot, shop Lowes" signs.
    The only way to impact ESPN is to let their advitisers know we refuse to support them as long as they pay the bills at ESPN. No one is going to pay to lose a quarter of a million customers.

    If you like i will make it a project of rounding up the email contacts for their sponsors.
     
  8. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    That would be great. And have everyone turn there backs to the stage all at once, for the entire show.
     
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I agree that this would be great. The problem is that coordinating and executing something like this with a bunch of half-loaded college students is nearly impossible. And never understimate the power of a TV producer to project whatever image he wants across the airwaves.
     
  10. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    I'm a huge fan of this decision, and I hope it's a long time before they're welcomed back.

    ESPN has the cocky swagger that only comes from from being the only game in the market. They're well out of pocket, and need to be reminded that what makes them, are the fans and the very programs they've chosed to make sport of.
     
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    great decision Gieger

    This is the right thing to do, its my opinion that ESPN should not be allowed to broadcast from OSU until they either retract the story or come clean about their tactics.

    ESPN makes me sick.....
     
  12. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I saw where Hollbrook ?sp? got a pay raise recently. I think it's about time to bump up AG's pay again!

    Awesome decision to keep control of the situation with the pre-emptive strike.

    He didn't even give them time to say they were/weren't coming before he dissed 'em. It's like announcing over the school PA that you won't be taking the popular girl to the prom as soon as you hear she might say yes if you ask. BURN!
     
  13. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Ill be honest.....I wasnt a Geiger supporter at all before this. I went from being very lukewarm about Geiger to fucking loving this guy.

    Hopefully what the Dispatch printed was the clean version. My thoughts on what was really said...

    They called me and told me that we were still on the radar screen for Game Day to come here for the Michigan game," the OSU athletics director said. "The same guys (that were doing the Clarett story). I told them ‘FUCK OFF.’ " :biggrin:
     
  14. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie

    I sent an e-mail to Home Depot last night and let them know that until they end their relationship with ESPN, me and hundreds, if not thousands, of Buckeye fans will do their shopping at Lowe's.

    There's only one way we can have an impact on ESPN and that's by boycotting their sponsors.
     
  15. aglickman

    aglickman Hewlett Harbor Buck

    LOve Geiger - wherever GAMEDAY goes on Saturday - some BUckeye fans should show up with signs - if Kirk doesn't stand up for his alma mater I will looose all respect for this guy - he is all about the Benjamins
     

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