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Who owns the Buckeye Cafe?

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by Folanator, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    Who owns the Buckeye Cafe? and why are they letting ESPN use their facility for the DP show on Friday? Shouldn't we start a boycott of the BC if they proceede? Somebody needs to let them know that we see it as sleeping with the enemy.
    Home Depot is a tough one to impact. This is a target that is accessable, local and would make a statement if they told ESPN to Fuck off.
    Just a thought.
    PS I do not think it makes any different what DP stance is. It's ESPN and they should not be allowed in our back yard.
     
  2. brutusbabe

    brutusbabe owner of great buckeyes

    Though most of the time I do not agree with a single thing you have to say, I will have to go with you on this one. We were planning on going over there Friday, but not now. I am not even watching the game live. Listening on the radio and then watching a tape of it. Refuse to turn my television to that channel. Its not like my 2 tvs not being there are going to hurt them, but its about principal. Until they are held accountable I am DONE with them.
     
  3. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    If there's a number, or better yet an email address, I'm sure people would be perfectly happy to call and be heard on the subject. We'd just have to remember to keep it clean and reasonable.
     
  4. Gamebreaker

    Gamebreaker Newbie

  5. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

  6. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    One of our family members worked their (sous chef or similar role) I'll ask him who owned it then and if he knows of any ownership changes (was 2 + years ago mind).

    I believe it was started by John Self - who was also a part owner of Damon's
     
  7. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    94 - If I have wierd dreams tonight I am coming after you.
     
  8. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    Excellent. I hope everyone writes a comment and calls the resturant.
     
  9. smith403

    smith403 The Man Who Started A Dynasty

    Here's a link to Home Depot... let'em have it! customercare@homedepot.com

    Also my email and their response:

    Comments:
    Just wanted you to know that I will be taking my future business to
    Lowe's. Perhaps you will be receiving thousands of emails like mine. The
    reason for my decision is the ridiculous attack by ESPN on the football
    program at The Ohio State University (and particularly their personal
    attack on Coach Tressel and mocking his religious faith...Quote from
    ESPN "Tressel looked like a minister in his trademark sweater vest and
    perfect haircut, and played the part, too, founding a Fellowship of
    Christian Athletes chapter at the school." Home Depot is the main
    sponsor of College Game Day and therefore you obviously must endorse
    this type of "attack/sleaze" journalism. I would very much appreciate a
    response to this email stating your position regarding this attack on
    Coach Tressel's personal faith.

    Respectfully,
    David Smith
    smith403@aol.com

    Hello David,

    Thank you for contacting The Home Depot and sharing your concerns. We
    sincerely appreciate hearing from all of our customers.

    As far as our advertising policy is concerned, for competitive business
    reasons The Home Depot advertises on programs that are most popular with
    the viewing public. We work hard to avoid programs that are
    inconsistent with our values, but as you probably know, it is impossible
    to preview content of any program prior to its broadcast.

    The Home Depot is committed to building stronger communities. We are
    proud of our long tradition of supporting organizations working in the
    areas of affordable housing, disaster preparedness, at-risk youth and
    the environment. Over the last 12 years, The Home Depot has contributed
    nearly $200 million and tens of millions of volunteer hours to
    worthwhile causes.

    We hope this answers your concerns. Thank you, again, for sharing your
    comments. We appreciate hearing from all of our customers.
    If we can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact us
    again.

    Your Home Improvement Partner,

    Kyle W.
    homedepot.com

    Also sent an email to Tom Friend but HMMM NO response...

    Tom Friend -

    Perhaps you could find some credible sources to corroborate your story. Interesting how an expose on college football seems to come out this time of year (every year)! Why not interview ex-coach Earle Bruce, ex-coach John Cooper, Chris Spielman, Eddie George, Matt Wilhelm, Craig Krenzel, Mike Vrabel... I think you get the point or is it anything/anybody to sell a mag. I for one will be canceling my subscription.
    Bet Dan Patrick is looking forward to coming to OSU next week or perhaps this is another part of the ratings ploy!

    Have a great day and GO BUCKS!

    David Smith


    In case you want to let him have it:tom.friend@espnmag.com
     
  10. brutusbabe

    brutusbabe owner of great buckeyes

    Here is what I sent.....



    At least I feel better....
     
  11. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    the cafe is an account of mine.....i know the owner, the gm and the entire management team.....

    they are all good people...
     
  12. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    DiHard - How do you think they'd react to the sentiments to "boycott" the DP Show?
     
  13. brutusbabe

    brutusbabe owner of great buckeyes

    Sometimes even good people make bad decisions.
     
  14. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    hopefully people will remember this during their responses. now, there is nothing wrong with making your voice heard. i just hope people sit down and think about "what is the best way to get what i want". not "im mad and im going to make everyone in my way suffer". expecially with a local shop like this, "respectfully" write the management and inform them that you do not support their decision in regards to espn and list your reasons why. using threats generally irrodes your case no matter how sound. im sure these people are aware of the situation and are just as conflicted as the rest of us. actually, in their case i would imagine they are far more conflicted than the mass majority of us.

    as enjoyable as it is, picking up a large blunt object and beating someone about the head and face isn't always the best way to get your point across :wink:.

    brutusbabe :thumbsup:<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_93743", true); </SCRIPT>
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2004
  15. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    exactly right brutusbabe and martins....

    the thing is....this was a coup for them when they came up with the idea to host the dan patrick show there....

    the cafe does a number on recruits and helps out ohio state greatly....
     

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