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OL T.J. Downing (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by ashlandbuck, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. Basebuck

    Basebuck In Texas..


    Wouldn't have guessed this with TJ
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  5. JimsSweaterVest

    JimsSweaterVest Retired!

    That statement just takes on a totally different meaning right now.
  6. OH10

    OH10 *

    Marijuan, Oxycontin, Cocaine and to top it off, a loaded gun. Wow! How could he have been dumb enough to drive around in a car with that much shit in it?
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Halloween was over and he was missing the flak jacket and Grey Goose.
  8. JimsSweaterVest

    JimsSweaterVest Retired!

    I won't link to them, but ESPN have already put this on their college football main page, and as you can imagine, the "Blame Tressel"/anti-OSU circlejerk has begun...
  9. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    Boy, as I look back on this thread he got his degree and was doing quite well for himself. It makes you wonder what the "personal reasons" were when he left the Cardinals but even after that he seemed to be doing quite well for himself. This is truly a shame because it seemed like everything was going well for him. I guess not.
  10. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    All ESPN did was place a link to a very fact-based AP story.

    Hard to see how any rational person could find fault with ESPN here. Downing created this problem, no one else is to blame -- especially not Jim Tressel.
  11. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    That's what he wants you to think. :wink:
  12. JohnnyCockfight

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

    I agree to an extent, but why is this newsworthy on the most prominent college football website in the world? Downing wasn't a known player outside of Buckeye circles. Maybe hardcore fans of other Big Ten teams knew him, maybe.

    It's one thing to link a story to a once-prominent college football player, if he didn't make a bigger name for himself in the pros (i.e. Eric Crouch), or if it in some way relates back to college football, but Downing wasn't even good enough to make the pros and this story certainly has nothing to do with college football. I don't think ESPN does this with every major program, and therein lies the problem.
  13. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    Ronnie Wilson's travails have certainly been well-documented. So have Teddy Dupay's.

    Buckeye fans who seriously believe ESPN treats Ohio State differently from schools such as Florida, USC, UCLA, and Texas are delusional. Big programs mean big news; it's as simple as that. Oh, except that everyone likes to try to find feet of clay on the apparently virtuous; that is why Jim Tressel and Billy Graham will always get more media scrutiny than, say, Mike Leach (who is just plain weird) and Al Sharpton.
  14. JohnnyCockfight

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

    There is no doubt that Ohio State isn't the only school singled out, but, again, ESPN does not treat Ohio State the same as some of the other major programs you list above. And I don't think the comparisons you have made above are comparable.

    Ronnie Wilson currently is a college football player (or was a college football player when any of his misfortunes were reported). Makes sense how that's newsworthy on college football news website.

    Teddy Dupay is more prominently well known as a former college basketball player than Downing is as a football player. He will forever be tied to college basketball because he was accused of gambling on his own games, and the articles on Dupay typically mention the fact that Florida kicked him off the team.

    Both of those guys were known for their fuck-ups while college athletes.

    I mean, am I crazy here, or is there a reason to state the following in the ESPN article on Downing: "Downing lettered three years for the Buckeyes, from 2004 through the 2006 season that ended with a lopsided loss to Florida in the national championship game." Seems like that's an unnecessary jab at Ohio State's football team to me (why not just stop the sentence before the bolded part?).

    Edit: To clarify, I would have no problem if an article on Robert Reynolds pops up on ESPN the next time he beats his wife or girlfriend, because he assaulted someone on the field while a Buckeye, and was allowed to remain on the team. Signs of his criminal behavior can be traced back to his college playing days, in an event that is well known. Someone like that to me is fair game.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


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