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Ohio State faithful petition Obama

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by ConcordCowboy, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    This is a Great Idea!

    :D

    The Ohio State Buckeyes are undefeated and, naturally, their fans want their team to have a shot at the national championship, or at least a Big Ten championship.

    That’s why some intrepid Buckeyes supporters have started a petition asking President Barack Obama to pardon their football team. Ohio State is ineligible to participate in the postseason — including the Big Ten championship game — because of sanctions levied last season stemming from Buckeyes players receiving free tattoos and other gifts for game memorabilia.

    Ohio State currently sits at 11-0 with one game remaining: Saturday in Columbus against the Buckeyes’ hated rivals — the Michigan Wolverines. If eligible, Ohio State would represent the Big Ten Leaders division in the Big Ten championship game. More importantly, as one of only two current FBS undefeated teams (Notre Dame being the other), an eligible Buckeyes team would play for the national championship if it could win “The Game.”

    The petition has since been removed by whitehouse.gov for violating their terms of participation. It read:


    “The Ohio State University football team is one win away from an undefeated season. However, due to imposed sanctions, they are not allowed to participate in their conference’s championship game or the following bowl season. While a punishment for past indiscretions is to be expected, a bowl season ban is too harsh for a few young men trading memorabilia for tattoos and some change. The offending players and coach who covered it up are no longer part of the program. Please exercise your executive power to pardon the NCAA’s excessive sanctions placed on The Ohio State Buckeyes to enable a rightful, satisfying culmination to the college football season for the American people.”

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    http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefoo...ardon-tattoogate-play-bcs-championship-111912
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Like Obama could do anything about it. :rolleyes:
  3. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    This^

    Why don't we let the President worry about other things besides college football. What a waste of time and this is coming from a Buckeyes fan too.
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    No surprise at all

    the sense of entitlement at OSU is mind boggling
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Ridiculous...

    Level heads know that a LOT more was going on than what was reported...

    A coach losing his job and being banned from postseason play is from far more than free tattoos...

    I also realize that any winning program cheats, it was just OSU's time to get caught...
  6. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    They are appealing to the wrong guy. He's already been re-elected.

    :)





    YR
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I think Notre Dame is maybe the 4th best team in the SEC and Ohio State maybe 6th or7th :D

    Partially kidding.
    It is down year at the very top of the SEC, with no totally dominant teams for a change. Plenty of very good teams though.
  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Even if Ohio State was eligible for the post season I wouldn't put them in the BCS championship game. They don't look that good to me and they play in a conference that is pretty bad this year.
  9. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Everyone of you can bite my Buckeye.
  10. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    C'mon son. You know your team messed up and now they have to sleep in the bed they made.
  11. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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  12. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Oh I'm just kidding...the petition was ridiculous.
  13. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Looking good doesn't have anything to do with it. Notre Dame hasn't looked good a lot more than Ohio St and in some cases Notre Dame needed some 'assistance' to win games: see Stanford and BC. Winning is what matters and Ohio St has won every game they've played. Looking good my ***.
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    You are fooling yourself if you don't think looking good matters. They haven't played anyone of note this season. The whole conference is bad and has been so for a couple of years now. That matters. Just like last season, Alabama was still highly regarded even after a loss, so winning isn't the only thing that matters.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Who have they played?

    No one. Wisconsin was by far the best team they faced and they barely won
  16. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't matter when you're undefeated. That only matters if you are battling multiple undefeated or 1 loss teams. What could be any better than looking good when you haven't lost a game. Nothing. In addition Ohio St has scored 50 or more points 4 times this season so what is it that doesn't look good about Ohio St to you?
  17. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    The teams on their schedule.
    Nebraska was the best team they faced and they beat them by almost 30. Wisconsin.:laugh2:
  18. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    In part, the teams they have played. They have played a garbage schedule. I could care less if a team is undefeated if they have not played anybody of note. I have watched OSU and I am not impressed. Meyer will get that program right, but as of now I don't think of them as a top team. Records be damned.
  19. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Again the schedule you play doesn't carry a lot when you are undefeated. And it absolutely matters that your undefeated. You can lose to anyone at anytime and so far Ohio St hasn't.They can't help who they play, they beat all the teams they played so far. What do want them to do apologize because their schedule isn't as tough as some other team? You want them to cancel all their games and say 'hey we'd like to decline playing in the Big 10 and we wanna play in the SEC or another tough conference this year so people can say we played a tough schedule'. Nonsense. That's just tough **** if their schedule isn't as tough as another team.
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Bull. They can definitely help who they play out of conference. They had a weak out of conference schedule. They didn't even schedule a road game out of conference. How many teams in the nation didn't play a single out of conference road game this year? I bet that is a short list.

    What the heck are you talking about as far as an apology? I am not asking anything from OSU. I am just telling you what I see. I don't see a great team. I don't see a team that is truly deserving of a #1 or #2 ranking even though they are undefeated. The Houston Cougars were undefeated going into their conference championship last year. I didn't think they should have been the top ranked team, either. There were better teams with worse records, just like this season.

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